Today marks ten years since A Dance with Dragons was published. The book is the fifth in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. It primarily follows the characters who are located in the North and across the Narrow Sea.
To celebrate the book’s tenth publication anniversary, here are ten significant quotes from A Dance with Dragons!
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.” – Jojen Reed
“Keep walking. If I look back I am lost.” – Daenerys Targaryen
“The best calumnies are spiced with truth.” – Qavo Nogarys
“It is not those foes who curse you to your face that you must fear, but those who smile when you are looking and sharpen their knives when you turn your back.” – Melisandre
“The gods are blind. And men see only what they wish.” – Tyrion Lannister
“It is chivalry that makes a true knight, not a sword…It is better to die with honor than to live without it.” – Ser Barristan Selmy
“The world is one great web, and a man dare not touch a single strand lest all the others tremble.” – Illyrio Mopatis
“Perhaps I cannot make my people good…but I should at least try to make them a little less bad.” – Daenerys Targaryen (thought to herself)
“A fair bargain leaves both sides unhappy.” – Jon Snow
“The past remains the past. We can learn from it, but we cannot change it.” – Lord Bloodraven/Brynden Rivers