Here is a collection of quotes from George R.R. Martin:
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
Sleep is good, and books are better.
Fear cuts deeper than swords.
Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness.”
The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake.
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth.
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.
When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives
Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.
Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?
People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.
Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
If I look back I am lost.
It is one thing to be clever and another to be wise.
Nothing burns like the cold.”
Power resides only where men believe it resides. […] A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.
The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.
What do we say to the Lord of Death?’ Not today.
When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
Every flight begins with a fall.
When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.
Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.
My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.
We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously.
Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.
There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.
Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time.
Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.
There are no heroes…in life, the monsters win.
Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.
A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.
The man who fears losing has already lost.
I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.
Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.
He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.
There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.
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