“Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next. Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you. Remember that, Sansa, when you come to play the game.”

“What … what game?”

“The only game. The game of thrones.”

Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?" he heard his own voice saying, small and far away.
And his father’s voice replied to him. “That is the only time a man can be brave.

Bran and Eddard Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire