The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.
You should have taken the realm for yourself. Jaime told me about the day King’s Landing fell. He was sitting on the Iron Throne and you made him give it up. All you needed to do was climb those stairs yourself. Such a sad mistake.
I’ve made many mistakes in my life, but that wasn’t one of them.
Oh but it was. When you play the game of thrones you win, or you die. There is no middle ground.