Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.
I will change the world. I will create something that no one has ever seen before. Before someone says, “How do you know what the world wants to see?” How does the world know what it wants to see if it’s never seen it before.