I recently started reading the book series for the first time (after watching the show in it's entirety about a dozen times) and as a book virgin, I am quite surprised by how closely the writers stuck to the books (the first one anyways - I am still on A Game of Thrones) with respect to character dialogue.
One quote in particular had caught my attention in the most coincidental of ways. It was just last week, right after they had released the new full length trailer for Season 7. I had watched it about 10 times and Sansa's voice-over really stuck out to me. Literally 5 minutes later, while laying in bed and reading an Arya chapter before lights out, I read the same quote! It was Ned saying it to Arya during their conversation in her rooms in the Red Keep (when Ned finds out she has her sword Needle). He says:
I thought it was VERY coincidental for me to read this so shortly after hearing Sophie Turner's voice say it. I don't imagine something like that will ever happen again with the rest of my read-through, but it was a neat enough experience that I thought it worth sharing.“Let me tell you something about wolves, child. When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives..."
Does anyone else have any favourite quotes from the books that ended up being used in the TV series during a different point than when it was said in the books? Or maybe just a book quote that you were happy to have seen included in the show in general? Or perhaps even a book quote that you wish had been used in the show but wasn't?
Please share! I'd love to hear them