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George R R Martin
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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.. George R R Martin

A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinion of sheep. George R R Martin

I must show no fear, no weakness, no doubt. George R R Martin

A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better. George R R Martin

Men's lives have meaning, not their deaths. George R R Martin

Something about the howling of a wolf took a man right out of his here and now and left him in a dark forest of the mind, running naked before the pack. George R R Martin

I've been very lucky. There were times when I was afraid I would never sell another book, but I never doubted I'd write another book. George R R Martin

Noseless and Handless, the Lannister Boys. George R R Martin

One of the hardest parts of writing is writing from the gut or the heart or something like that rather than intellectually. George R R Martin

One night, in his cups, he drank a jar of wildfire, after telling his friends it would transform him into a dragon, but the gods were kind and it transformed him into a corpse. George R R Martin

My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results... but it is the effort that's heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight. George R R Martin

Truly, sister, you were born to be a widow. (Tyrion to Cersei) George R R Martin

A man agrees with god as a raindrop agrees with the storm George R R Martin

You are the blood of the dragon. You can make a hat. George R R Martin

You know nothing, Jon Snow George R R Martin

Give me priests who are fat and corrupt and cynical,(...) the sort who like to sit on soft satin cushions, nibble sweetmeats, and diddle little boys. It's the ones who believe in gods who make the trouble. (Tyrion) George R R Martin

I have touched more men that I can count. Some with my lips, more with my axe. George R R Martin

Too stupid to learn and too stupid to give up. George R R Martin

Fire consumes, but cold preserves. George R R Martin

It is being common-born that is dangerous, when the great lords play their game of thrones. George R R Martin

If? The word is when. George R R Martin

Words are like arrows, Arianne. Once loosed, you cannot call them back. - Areo Hotah George R R Martin

They will not love me, you say? When have they ever loved me? How can I lose something I have never owned? - Stannis George R R Martin

There are ghosts everywhere," Ser Jorah said softly. "We carry them with us wherever we go. George R R Martin

The north remembers, Lord Davos. The north remembers, and the mummer's farce is almost done. My son is home. George R R Martin

Go Ahead, call me all the names you want," Sansa said airily. "You won't dare when I'm married to Joffrey. You'll have to bow and call me Your Grace." She shrieked as Arya flung the orange across the table. It caught her in the middle of the forehead with a wet squish and plopped down into her lap. "You have juice on your face, Your Grace ," Arya said. George R R Martin

I will take what is mine with fire and blood. George R R Martin

How do you fight someone if you can't hit them? George R R Martin

Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa?" "Everyone wants to be loved." "I see flowering has' made you any brighter," said Cersei. "Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same. George R R Martin

Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren't gone - they're in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles? George R R Martin

I want you to be afraid to turn the page (and to do that) you need to show right from the beginning that you're playing for keeps. George R R Martin

My dreams are the usual incoherent nonsense. Like most writers, at some point in my career I thought, well, I have these great dreams but I always forget them in the morning so I'll leave a pad on my bedside table so I can write it down, and then you have some incredible dream and you write it down and the next morning you wake up and you've written 'purple socks'. George R R Martin

I am only a little lion, child, and I vow, I shall not savage you. George R R Martin

Knights die in battle," Catelyn reminded her. Brienne looked at her with those blue and beautiful eyes. "As ladies die in childbed. No one sings songs about them. George R R Martin

Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens. George R R Martin

Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs." And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king. George R R Martin

There are two kinds of writers. There are architects and gardeners. The architects do blueprints before they drive the first nail. The gardeners just dig a hole and plant the seed and see what comes up. George R R Martin

A lot of fantasy names are too much. They"re too difficult to pronounce. I wanted the flavour of medieval England. I took actual names we still use today, like "Robert", and in some case I tweaked them a little bit. I made "Edward" into "Eddard". If you look back at medieval times, no one knew how to spell their own names. There are a lot of variations that we"ve lost. George R R Martin

A knight who remembered his vows. George R R Martin

Boys believe nothing can hurt them, his doubt whispered. Grown men know better. George R R Martin

You chatter like magpies, and with less sense. George R R Martin

Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same. George R R Martin

Tyrion says that people often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up. George R R Martin

You should have learned by now, none of us get the things we want. George R R Martin

What little peace and order the five kings left us will not long survive the three queens, I fear. George R R Martin

This is going to end badly. You say that of everything. Aye, m'lord. Usually I'm right. George R R Martin

Why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones? George R R Martin

She just laughed in his face and told him she'd sooner crawl in a bed with his father's leeches before she'd crawl in one with him. She stopped laughing when he put his knife in her. George R R Martin

It's really irritating when you open a book, and 10 pages into it you know that the hero you met on page one or two is gonna come through unscathed, because he's the hero. This is completely unreal, and I don't like it. George R R Martin

I've said in many interviews that I like my fiction to be unpredictable. I like there to be considerable suspense. George R R Martin

I spent a whole summer working on what proved to be 'A Game of Thrones'. George R R Martin

I write from this tight third-person viewpoint, where each chapter is seen through the eyes of one individual character. When I'm writing that character, I become that character and identify with that character. George R R Martin

I love fantasy. I grew up reading fantasy. George R R Martin

I'm one of those writers who say, 'I've enjoy having written.' George R R Martin

As a writer, my goal, (which I'm never going to achieve, and I know that, and no writer can achieve that,) but my goal is to make you almost live the books... I want you to fall through that page and feel as if these things are happening to you. George R R Martin

Turtles have always been my sigil, I suppose. When I was a kid, growing up in Bayonne, NJ, I lived in a federal housing project, and we were not allowed to have a dog or cats. The only pets I could have were turtles. So, I had an entire toy castle filled with dime-store turtles. I gave them all names, and since they were living in a toy castle, I decided they were all knights and kingsand I made up stories about how they killed each other and betrayed each other and fought for the kingdom. So, Game of Thrones, actually began with turtles. I decided later to recast it with actual human beings. George R R Martin

Everything's better with some wine in the belly. George R R Martin

Every flight begins with a fall. George R R Martin

Remember Old Nan's stories, Bran. Remember the way she told them, the sound of her voice. So long as you do that, part of her will always be alive in you. George R R Martin

Little redcape," he snarled, "when next you bare steel on Shagga son of Dolf, I will chop off your manhood and roast it in the fire." "What, no goats?" Tyrion said, taking a bite of his cheese. George R R Martin

A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. George R R Martin

We were talking about the prince,' Sansa said, her voice soft as a kiss. Arya knew which prince she meant: Joffrey, of course. The tall, handsome one. Sansa got to sit with him at the feast. Arya had to sit with the little fat one. Naturally. George R R Martin

Arya, What are you doing?" "Syrio says a water dancer can stand on one toe for hours." Her hands flailed at the air to steady herself. Ned had to smile. "Which toe?" he teased. "ANY toe," Arya said, exasperated with the question. She hopped from her right leg to her left, swaying dangerously before she regained her balance. "Must you do your standing here?" he asked. "It's a long hard fall down these steps." "Syrio says a water dancer NEVER falls. George R R Martin

she would die as she had lived, with an axe in her hand and a laugh upon her lips. George R R Martin

Man wants to be the king o' the rabbits, he best wear a pair o' floppy ears. George R R Martin

The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them. George R R Martin

And all was black and still, and black and cold, and black and dead, and black. George R R Martin

Those are brave men," he told Ser Balon in admiration. "Let's go kill them. George R R Martin

Better to mock the game than to play and lose. George R R Martin

True knights protect the weak." He snorted. "There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can't protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don't ever believe any different." Sansa backed away from him. "You're awful." "I'm honest. It's the world that's awful. George R R Martin



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