— Theodore Roethke
John Milton, Paradise Lost
favorite quotes from a dance with dragons [1/4]
Ursula K. Le Guin, “Winged: the Creatures on my Mind”
Tywin Lannister (via joannalannister)
This is the thing that kills me about the Lannisters. They don’t relish the violence. They don’t relish any of it. They don’t enjoy the power—they spend all their time worrying about losing it. They don’t enjoy the wealth because they don’t understand what it’s like not to have it. They don’t enjoy playing the game; they’re always terrified someone else is playing it better. There’s a certain… grim satisfaction that they feel when they’re on top, but that’s not why they keep doing it. It’s just… a compulsion.