But what do we have left, once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.
Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb, but they refuse. They cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.
“By Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne, and a better man than you.”
if the actual book quotes were in the show.
If you die before you say her name, ser, I will hunt you through all seven hells.