Game of Thrones "The Climb" season 3 episode 6 gifs and memes : Chaos is a ladder.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Game of Thrones!
Honest and open. :-)
Petyr Baelish Littlefinger Chaos is a Ladder speech:
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, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.
“Chaos isn’t a pit,” Littlefinger tells Varys toward the end of Sunday night’s deeply creepy episode of Game of Thrones. “It’s a ladder.”
For Littlefinger, the son of a minor nobleman living ever in the shadow of greater men, a ladder is a fitting symbol. That Petyr Baelish is preparing for a voyage to the Aerie—a fortress high upon a thin spire of a mountain—only heightens the symbolism.
In “The Climb” we have both Littlefinger’s ambition and the sheer, icy face of The Wall to contend with. Both are terrifying.
Chaos is a ladder. Littlefinger leers at Varys, gloating about his success in foiling The Spider’s plans to wed Loras and Sansa. It only gets worse when he reveals that he knew who Varys’s spy was and gave her to Joffrey. This is the second really chilling moment in the episode, when we learn the fate of Ros, a character made up for the show but whose role in it seemed unfinished nonetheless.
We didn’t need her death to reveal what a sick and twisted person king Joffrey is, but it did help remind us just how cruel and ambitious and vengeful Littlfinger in his quest for upward momentum.
Of course, Varys is clever and cruel as well, even if he was outplayed. Varys is still a master at the game of thrones, and one gets the feeling Littlefinger may underestimate him. His little speech on chaos, for instance, is a pretty clear sign that he doesn’t really understand what Varys really means when he says he’s doing what he does to serve the realm. Varys understand chaos.
I need to find the full Chaos is a Ladder speech.
Was used in the season 3 preview trailer:
The "Chaos is a ladder" speech/soliloquy was fn brilliant, one of the best - if not THE best - I've ever heard on TV. Maybe anywhere.
Game of Thrones just keeps getting better and better.
It does! Please let me know if you find a transcript or video of it anywhere.
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, given a chance to climb, they refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.
Here you go! :) The whole thing transcribed by me!
Varys: A thousand blades, taken from the hands of Aegon's fallen enemies. Forged in the fiery breath of Balerion the Dread.
Baelish: There aren't a thousand blades. There aren't even two hundred. I've counted.
Varys: Heh. I'm sure you have. Ugly old thing.
Baelish: It has a certain appeal.
Varys: The Lysa Arryn of chairs. Shame you had to settle for your second choice.
Baelish: Early days, my friend. It is flattering really, you feeling such dread at the prospect of me getting what I want.
Varys: Thwarting you has never been my primary ambition, I promise you. Although, who doesn't like to see their friends fail now and then.
Baelish: You're so right. For instance, when I thwarted your plan to give Sansa Stark to the Tyrells, if I'm going to be honest, I did feel an unmistakable sense of enjoyment there.
Baelish: But your confidant, the one who fed you information about my plans, the one you swore to protect... you didn't bring her any enjoyment, and she didn't bring me any enjoyment. She was a bad investment on my part.
Baelish: Luckily, I have a friend who wanted to try something new. Something daring. And he was so grateful to me for providing this fresh experience.
Varys: I did what I did for the good of the realm.
Baelish: 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, until we forget that it's a lie.
Varys: But what do we have left, once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.
Baelish: 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, given a chance to climb, they refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.
Thanks for the point to the Atlantic RT!!
Happily! Enjoy this Grantland analysis, too: