"Those who had changed allegiance during the battle needed only to swear fealty to Joffrey, but the ones who had fought for Stannis until the bitter end were compelled to speak. Their words decided their fate. If they begged forgiveness for their treasons and promised to serve loyally henceforth, Jeffrey welcomed them back into the king’s peace and restored them to all their lands and rights. A handful remained defiant however. ‘Do not imagine this is done, boy,’ warned one, the bastard son of some Florent or other. ‘The Lord of Light protects King Stannis, now and always. All your swords and all your scheming shall not save you when his hour comes.’"
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
"This is folly. Lord Tywin sits at Harrenhal with twenty thousand swords. The remnants of the Kingslayer’s army have regrouped at the Golden Tooth, another Lannister host gathers beneath the shadow of Casterly Rock, and Cersai and her son hold King’s Landing and your precious Iron Throne. You each name yourself “king”, yet the kingdom bleeds, and no one lifts a sword to defend it but my son."
Lady Catelyn Stark to King Stannis and King Renly (via goosetrick)