Mariam Meunargia
Mariam Meunargia
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    September 29, 2017
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September 29, 2017
Dwarfs are a jape of the gods . . . but men make eunuchs. Who cut you, Varys? When and why? Who are you, truly?”
book A Clash of Kings
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September 29, 2017
Varys smiled. “Here, then. Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.”
“So power is a mummer’s trick?”
“A shadow on the wall,” Varys murmured, “yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
book A Clash of Kings
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September 29, 2017
“Some say knowledge is power. Some tell us that all power comes from the gods. Others say it derives from law.
book A Clash of Kings
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September 29, 2017
“And yet he is no one,” Varys said. “He has neither crown nor gold nor favor of the gods, only a piece of pointed steel.”
“That piece of steel is the power of life and death.”
“Just so . . . yet if it is the swordsmen who rule us in truth, why do we pretend our kings hold the power? Why should a strong man with a sword ever obey a child king like Joffrey, or a wine-sodden oaf like his father?”
book A Clash of Kings
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September 29, 2017
“You might be disappointed by the result,” Varys replied. “The storms come and go, the waves crash overhead, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling. Might I trouble you for a taste of the wine that Lord Slynt enjoyed so much?”
book A Clash of Kings
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September 29, 2017
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September 28, 2017
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September 24, 2017
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