– I don’t want to practice today…I don’t care about stupid wooden swords…
You are troubled. Good, trouble is the perfect time to train. When you’re dancing in the meadow with your dolls and kittens, this not when fighting happens.
Video of Syrio Forel
–I do not like dolls and kittens…
You are not here, you’re with your trouble. If you’re with your troubles when fighting happens… more trouble for you.
Tsk, tsk. Just so, how can you be quick as a snake, quite as a shadow, when you’re somewhere else.
You are fearing for your father, that is right. Do you pray to the gods?
–The old and the new.
There is only one god, and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: “Not today”.
Syrio Forel, master sword-fighter (character)
Game of thrones
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin