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Tywin on the birth of Tyrion

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I was wondering if anyone can point me to source material in any of the books that mirrors, supports, or could be a basis for this quote from Tywin:



Tywin Lannister: The day that you were born. I wanted to carry you into the sea and let the waves wash you away. Instead, I let you live. And I brought you as my son. Because you're a Lannister.




Is there a part in the books when Tywin says anything similar to this or discusses his urge to commit infanticide (through abandonment, neglect, or otherwise)?


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I don't remember a scene like this in the books. But I do think it's a powerful scene between these two. And a nice juxtaposition - because in a way it mirrors the one in "Valar Morghulis".


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I don't remember a quote either. They probably added this part, great addition to the story though.


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I remember something similar to a quote like this in book three but its later on in the book I will look for it and post it


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I think this is an incredible scene for the two of them. It really shows the complicated dynamics between the two characters. Since the show can't really show what a character is thinking lines like this help to define complex relationships.


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