"One of the things I wanted to explore with Jaime, and with so many of the characters, is the whole issue of redemption. When can we be redeemed? Is redemption even possible? I don’t have an answer. But when do we forgive people?<snip> I don’t know the answer, but these are questions worth thinking about. I want there to be a possibility of redemption for us, because we all do terrible things. We should be able to be forgiven. Because if there is no possibility of redemption, what’s the answer then?”
"At the same time, what Jaime did is interesting. I don’t have any kids myself, but I’ve talked with other people who have. Remember, Jaime isn’t just trying to kill Bran because he’s an annoying little kid. Bran has seen something that is basically a death sentence for Jaime, for Cersei, and their children – their three actual children. So I’ve asked people who do have children, “Well, what would you do in Jaime’s situation?” They say, “Well, I’m not a bad guy – I wouldn’t kill.” Are you sure? Never? If Bran tells King Robert he’s going to kill you and your sister-lover, and your three children. . . .
Then many of them hesitate. Probably more people than not would say, “Yeah, I would kill someone else’s child to save my own child, even if that other child was innocent.” These are the difficult decisions people make, and they’re worth examining.” -GRRM
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"I dreamed of being an orphan, but as usual Father said “no.”"
— Tyrion Lannister, A Game of Thrones (via incorrectgotquotes)
"Just as an example, Jaime and Brienne. Jaime is a sociopathic, male knight pyschopathic killer and Brienne is a loyal woman knight, and they couldn’t have less in common. So, all of a sudden, I’m in a bathtub in Belfast filming a guy and a girl arguing, naked, about all these complex things and they’re in love and they don’t know it.
And he’s expressing the most traumatizing event in his quasi-childhood and realizing, to some degree, that he is traumatized through expressing it to this person he has no interest in speaking to, but he is compelled to because they have one thing in common, and it’s the most important thing to both of them that they can’t share with anybody, and it’s that they are knights. At the end of the day, they’re both knights and they’re also in love and they are not sophisticated to know it or possibly ever know it. When do you get to do a scene like that? You’re suddenly working this stuff out and you go, “Wow, this is incredible.”"
— Game of Thrones director Alex Graves (via guileandsubterfuge)
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