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I find very interesting this sentence of the Hound, not only because of its meaning but because of when it’s said. It has become one of his most popular quotes, though notice than when he tells it to Sansa, he has already lied for her three times.
1. GOT. When Joffrey shows Sansa Ned and Septa Mordane’s heads
“Your brother is a traitor too, you know.” He turned Septa Mordane’s head back around. “I remember your brother at Winterfell. My dog called him the lord of the wooden sword. Didn’t you, dog?”
“Did I?” the Hound replied. “I don’t recall.”
2. ACOK. At Joffrey’s nameday tourney
Joffrey scowled. He knew she was lying, she could see it. He would make her bleed for this.
“The girl speaks truly,” the Hound rasped. “What a man sows on his name day, he reaps throughout the year.” His voice was flat, as if he did not care a whit whether the king believed him or no.
3. ASOS. When Sandor escorts Sansa to her chambers after the Serpentine stairs scene and they meet Ser Boros:
Ser Boros turned to Sansa. “How is it you are not in your chambers at this hour, lady?”
“I went to the godswood to pray for the safety of the king.” The lie sounded better this time, almost true.
“You expect her to sleep with all the noise?” Clegane said. “What was the trouble?”
“Fools at the gate,” Ser Boros admitted. “Some loose tongues spread tales of the preparations for Tyrek’s wedding feast, and these wretches got it in their heads they should be feasted too. His Grace led a sortie and sent them scurrying.”
“A brave boy,” Clegane said, mouth twitching.
It’s evident where his loyalty fall when it comes to telling the truth. The Hound lies, as everybody does in King’s Landing, the difference is to whom. And seeing how he has behaved with Sansa so far and how he’d already lied in order to protect her, clearly this phrase is not a generalization and it refers to his thoughts about her and it’s meant only for her (unfortunately, Sansa doesn’t notice).
In the end, he says it: “I’m honest. It’s the world that’s awful”
Mañana tomo mi primera llamada de FBA. Espero no volarla XP
Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales.
Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares.