Friendly relationships are dangerous. They lend themselves to ambiguities, misunderstandings, and conflicts, and they always end badly. Formal relationships, on the other hand, are as clear as spring water. Their rules are carved in stone. There’s no risk of being misunderstood and they last forever.
Face it, the healthiest long-term relationship in this family was when Five was banging that mannequin.[to Allison]
Every date is a disaster. Every relationship is out of control. But if you stick with it, you wind up with someone in your life who will help you when you need to be helped, love you when you do not feel lovable, be with you no matter what.
They’ve made us both stronger, all of them. They have no idea how strong we are. No idea what we’re going to do to them. We’ve always been together. We’ll always be together. We’re the only two people in the world.
People think that all those things I miss doing with Lisa, I could just do them anyway, and that would make me feel better. But they’re missing the point. I don’t miss doing things with Lisa, I miss doing nothing with Lisa. Do you know what I mean? Just sitting at home, wouldn’t even have to go out, or do anything, or even talk, you know, just sitting there, knowing she was there. Sometimes, I’d just look over at her.[to Sandy]
Masters. We all have them. Every relationship’s a power struggle. Some of us need to be controlled. Once in a while, the best course of action is to just ride shotgun. Stare at the road ahead, and hope it leads somewhere you want to go.
It is not just about numbers and decimal points. The thing that makes it matter is lasting relationships, true loyalty, real trust.[to Taylor]
You think I’m a good man? I pushed a boy out a tower window, crippled him for life, for Cersei. I strangled my cousin with my own hands, just to get back to Cersei. I would have murdered every man, woman and child in Riverrun, for Cersei. She’s hateful. And so am I.[to Brienne]