Where is it I've read that someone condemned to death says or thinks, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he'd only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once. Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be! ( / )

Alan Taylor (director of episode 10): I remember the first thing we did with [Stephen Dillane] was in the opening episode of the season, on the beach, and [Stannis] does the ritual where he brings the witch and his wife and he walks away and there’s a gesture he makes where reaches back for his wife’s hand and he does it with such dismissive—you see the whole relationship right there with one gesture and [Stephen] invented that whole moment. It was not on the script.

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