Robb Stark is dead. Sorry, I know he was like a brother to you, but my father put a knife through his heart.
"cellar door [sel-er dohr]"
Regarded as the most beautiful sounding phrase in the English language. In terms of phonaesthetics, “cellar door” is often held up as an example of the most euphonic sound combination. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, is credited as one of the first to make this claim. Say the words slowly: “cellar door.” Is the sound pleasing to your ears? (via wordsnquotes)
I wanted to make a strong mother character. The portrayal of women in epic fantasy has been problematical for a long time. These books are largely written by men but women also read them in great, great numbers. And the women in fantasy tend to be very atypical women… They tend to be the woman warrior or the spunky princess who wouldn’t accept what her father lays down, and I have those archetypes in my books as well. However, with Catelyn there is something reset for the Eleanor of Aquitaine, the figure of the woman who accepted her role and functions with a narrow society and, nonetheless, achieves considerable influence and power and authority despite accepting the risks and limitations of this society. - GRRM on Catelyn Stark