Jaime learned to fight with sword and lance and mace, while I was taught to smile and sing and please; You should have learned by now, none of us get the things we want.
“I waited, so can he. I waited half my life. She had played the dutiful daughter, the blushing bride, the pliant wife […] all the while promising herself that one day it would be her turn.”
I cannot die while Cersei lives, he told himself. We will die together as we were born together.
but there were other things that lived in the woods,
evil things, like stags and wolves
they could hear them howling in the night
Queen you shall be, until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear.
Love no one but your children, on that front a mother has no choice.