“Sometimes it becomes a staring contest. You’re looking basically into someone’s soul. It’s about that connection. You feed off of that. We get to do this together. And when you make eye contact with someone who’s saved up their money to buy the ticket and they stood out all day in the rain to come and be right in the front row, and they’re singing at you just as passionately as you’re singing to them - it’s a wonderful moment. It makes me feel so much closer to that person. It’s electric.” - Lzzy Hale.
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.
‘And would you have your proud folk say to you: “There goes a lord who tamed a wild shieldmaiden of the North! Was there no woman of the race of Númenor to choose?”’
‘I would,’ said Faramir. And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky.
Last night, before the tree, you asked me a question. You wanted me to say the words. So I’m saying them. Right now. I love you.
I thought I was standing back, so they can take Nicole Kidman’s picture but apparently some of these guys were still trying to take a picture of me. Even though I clearly… that’s the face of someone giving up.
Carice Van Houten at the Game of Thrones Exhibition in Amsterdam [x]
He was always hungry, her Drogon. Hungry and growing fast.
“You’d think, ‘what if I make a mistake, I’ll regret it.’ I don’t believe in regret. I feel everything leads up to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens.”