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  • steven shared from A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four by George R.R. Martin
    It is made in the shape of a candle to remind us that a maester must cast light wherever he serves, and it is sharp to remind us that knowledge can be dangerous. Wise men may grow arrogant in their wisdom, but a maester must always remain humble.
    Note: beautifully said
  • steven shared from A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three by George R.R. Martin
    A man needed the votes of two-thirds of the Sworn Brothers to become the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch,
    Note: interesting
  • steven shared from A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three by George R.R. Martin
    Ygritte was flushed. “You’re mine,” she whispered. “Mine, as I’m yours. And if we die, we die. All men must die, Jon Snow. But first we’ll live.” “Yes.” His voice was thick. “First we’ll live.”
  • steven shared from Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham
    You need rich people in your society not so much because in spending their money they create jobs, but because of what they have to do to get rich. I'm not talking about the trickle-down effect here. I'm not saying that if you let Henry Ford get rich, he'll hire you as a waiter at his next party. I'm saying that he'll make you a tractor to replace your horse.
  • steven shared from Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham
    Brand is the residue left as the substantive differences between rich and poor evaporate.