These are the excerpts from the Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 6. I loved the exchange of words between Varys and Little Finger. Read this and this for more detailed context. I however, loved the words a lot. I find them appealing personally in the world we live in!
I did what I did for the good of the realm.
The realm? Do you know what the realm is?
It’s the thousand blades of Aegon’s enemies. A story we agree to tell each other over and over till we forget that it’s a lie.
But what do we have left once we abandon the lie?
Chaos. A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.
Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again.
The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but they refuse.
They cling to the realm
or the gods
Only the ladder is real.
Depends what metaphor you attach to realm, blades, lie and illusions. But chaos rules 😉