Stannis Baratheon : If you had to choose between Rhaenyra and Aegon, who'd you have chosen?
Shireen Baratheon : I wouldn't have chosen either. It's all the choosing sides that made everything so horrible.
Stannis Baratheon : Sometimes a person much choose. Sometimes... the world forces his hand. If a man knows what he is and remains true to himself, the choice is no choice at all. He must fulfill his destiny, and become who he is meant to be. However much he may hate it.