"They offer me a throne built upon their follies, and my own. For we are all a part of this, all of us have our hands on the same sword hilt."
"They say that war is not a woman's game. But I know how to play, yes, I can play, play you all, play you all to death."
"You couldn't say it out loud. But...what if you just made some small, ordinary gesture? You could do it anywhere at any time, and only I would know what it meant."
"Your father loves you and I love your father. This means that I must choose. I can choose to hurt your father by hurting you, or I can choose to be kind to you, to help your father."
"Perhaps a day will come when he will come among us in his fullness, and we will be sure to reject him, for he will be the stranger still, and I doubt we will have grown much wiser than we are now."
"Perhaps this is the most profound element of J.R.R. Tolkien's works which George R.R. Martin's saga seems to have lost sight of while getting caught up in exploring the depths of depravity: there is always hope."
“An argument can be made that Martin's relentless deailing of the sufferings in the riverlands ends by de-sensitizing us to them, so that they don't have the impact they should. But he by no means exaggerates the horrors that can be, and have been, perpetuated by knights sword to protect the weak."