Quotes from ‘A Game of Thrones’ // Bran’s Perspective

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A Game of Thrones gives us the first look into George R. R. Martin’s world of knights, dragons, and fantasy. Here are the best 38 quotes from A Song of Ice and Fire, Book One: A Game of Thrones, from the chapters of Bran’s perspective:

(Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the author or publisher of this novel. I do not own these words. I am just another fan.)

  1. “It was not courage. This one was dead of fear. You could see it in his eyes, Stark.”[Jon]
  2. “Jon’s eyes were a grey so dark they seemed almost black, but there was little they did not see.” [Narrator]
  3. “Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?” [Bran]
    “That is the only time a man can be brave.” [Ned]
  4. “If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.” [Ned]
  5. “…you must take no pleasure in the task, but neither must you look away. A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.” [Ned]
  6. “Born with the dead, worse luck.” [Man in Ned’s Crew]
  7. “Easy to say, and harder to do.” [Ned]
  8. “Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.” [Jaime]
  9. “You should think less about the future and more about the pleasures at hand.” [Jaime]GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA
  10. I told you, the answer is flying, not crying. How hard can it be?” [The Crow]
  11. “There are different kinds of wings.” [The Crow]
  12. Every flight begins with a fall.” [The Crow]GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA
  13. “Choose. Fly or die.” [The Crow]
  14. “Wings unseen drank the wind and filled and pulled him upward…” [Narrator]
  15. “The stories are, before me and after me, before you too.” [Old Nan]
  16. “Fear is for the winter.” [Old Nan]
  17. “Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children are born and live and die all in darkness…” [Old Nan]
  18. “The crow had promised him that he could fly.” [Narrator]
  19. “Spare me your false courtesies…” [Tyrion]
  20. “…so long as he did not hear them he was safe.” [Narrator]
  21. “Blood for blood.” [Theon]
  22. “His lean, dark face had a hungry look to it.” [Narrator]
  23. “Folly and desperation are ofttimes hard to tell apart.” [Maester Luwin]
  24. “A man’s worth is not marked by a ser before his name.” [Maester Luwin]
  25. “Let them mock, Bran thought. No one mocked him in his bedchamber, but he would not live his life in bed.” [Narrator]
  26. “The godswood was an island of peace in the sea of chaos.” [Narrator]fullsizeoutput_ccd
  27. “I don’t want to go. I have to.” [Robb]
  28. “She had gone south, and only her bones had returned.” [Narrator, on ‘Lady’ the direwolf]
  29. “You asked them and they’re answering. Open your ears, listen, you’ll hear.” [Osha]
  30. “Who do you think sends the wind, if not the gods?” [Osha]
  31. “So be it. I’ll wear my irons and hold my tongue. A man who won’t listen can’t hear.” [Osha]
  32. “There are some who call my order the knights of the mind.” [Maester Luwin]
  33. “Bran, when a man fights, his arms and legs and thoughts must be as one.” [Maester Luwin]
  34. “You must put these dreams aside, they will only break your heart.” [Luwin]
  35. “He was not made for chains.” [Bran, on ‘Summer’ the direwolf]
  36. “Fear can fever a man’s mind and give him queer thoughts.” [Luwin]
  37. “The man who trusts in spells is dueling with a glass sword.” [Luwin]
  38. “They were a people dark and beautiful, small of stature, no tall than children even when grown to manhood. They lived in the depths of the wood, in caves and crannogs and secret tree towns. Slight as they were, the children were quick and graceful.” [Luwin, on the children of the forest]

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this list. Please look out for the next posts containing more quotes from these amazing novels.

Quotes from “Jane Eyre” by Charolette Bronte

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Here is the PDF of all the quotes from Jane Eyre that stuck out to me. Many of them I used in my five part post about what this novel taught me about life. This PDF is quotes only – no insights, no comments, just straight quotes from the book.

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Jane Eyre Quotes

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Six Life Lessons from ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

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As we engross ourselves in this Christmas season, we must not lose our values in the modern obsession of buying things. It’s nice to give gifts, but the holidays are about so much more than that.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens created a popular concept that has been reiterated throughout tons of movies and publications since the 1843 release. The attention is rightfully earned as there are many lessons to be learned from this novella.

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Here are the top nine most meaningful messages we should all heed:

1 – Being harsh towards others will end up burdening the soul.

“The cold within him froze his old features.” Narrator (Stave One)

“I wear the chain I forged in life…” Marley’s Ghost (Stave One)

“…if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.” Marley’s Ghost (Stave One)

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Not only does it make others feel inadequate, but being cruel to people will come back to haunt in vicious ways. Try to never do wrong to another person, because all parties involved will end up being damaged.

2 – Events, people, and things do not need to be profitable in order to be meaningful.

“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say.” Nephew (Stave One)

“…a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!” Nephew (Stave One)

“I want nothing from you; I ask nothing of you; why cannot we be friends?” Nephew (Stave One)

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Whether it’s a friendship, a party, or a cheap item at a garage sale, it does not have to bring a profit in order to have value.

3 – Mind your own business.

“It’s not my business,” Scrooge returned. “It’s enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people’s.” Scrooge (Stave One)

“…for it is always the person not in the predicament who knows what ought to have been done in it..” Narrator (Stave Three)

“It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child.” The Ghost of Christmas Present (Stave Three)

Simple point – do not throw out opinions if the situation is not your own.

4 – Do not let golden idols replace your loved ones.

“What Idol has displaced you?” he rejoined.
“A golden one.” (Stave Two)

“You fear the world too much,” she answered, gently. “All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you. Have I not?” (Stave Two)

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The companions closest to you, that you feel a connection with, are far more important than fortune. Good people are priceless.

5 – Money does not bring contentment.

“…we were poor and content to be so…” (Stave Two)

“…you who, in your very confidence with her, weigh everything by Gain…” (Stave Two)

“Avarice, had dealing, griping cares? They have brought him to a rich end, truly!” Narrator (Stave Four)

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If money is the goal of life, happiness will NEVER be possible.

6 – To have the heart of a child is admirable.

“…in short, I should have liked, I do confess, to have had the lightest licence of a child, and yet been man enough to know its value.” Narrator (Stave Two)

Sometimes it’s seen as irresponsible to laugh and have fun. But in truth, it’s actually wise to retain these traits in adulthood.


These fifteen quotes from A Christmas Carol provide insights to a life we should all live. If the lessons are heeded we will all be better for it.

As a society, we have lost the values instilled in this novella. It would do the world a huge favor for us fall back into the mindset of A Christmas Carol.

Thank you so much for reading this post and I wish you a very happy and content holiday season.

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All photos and quotes come directly from the book itself (A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, 1843)

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