George R R Martin Famous Quotes & Sayings

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George R R Martin Sayings: Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you
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George R R Martin Sayings: Anger was better than tears, better than grief, better than guilt. Anger was better than tears, better than grief, better than guilt.
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George R R Martin Sayings: Littlefinger: A trade envoy from Lys once observed to me that Lord Stannis must love Littlefinger: A trade envoy from Lys once observed to me that Lord Stannis must love his daughter very well, since he'd erected hundreds of statues of her all along the walls of Dragonstone.
Tyrion: My lord, those are gargoyles.
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George R R Martin Sayings: Lord Tywin Lannister did not, in the end, shit gold. Lord Tywin Lannister did not, in the end, shit gold.
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George R R Martin Sayings: When the three of them stepped off the ferry on the north bank, a drunken When the three of them stepped off the ferry on the north bank, a drunken camp follower offered to pleasure Strongboar with her mouth. "Here, pleasure my friend," Ser Lyle said, shoving her toward Ser Ilyn. Laughing, the woman moved to kiss Payne on the lips, then saw his eyes and shrank away.
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George R R Martin Sayings: If sinners speak, why should the righteous listen? If sinners speak, why should the righteous listen?
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George R R Martin Sayings: Nasty thing, a crossbow. How many men you kill with that?""Nine." His father counted for Nasty thing, a crossbow. How many men you kill with that?"
"Nine." His father counted for at least that many, surely. Lord of Casterly Rock, Warden of the West, Shield of Lannisport, Hand of the King, husband, brother, father, father, father.
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George R R Martin Sayings: My father called them smallfolk," said Tyrion, "and he was not what you'd call a My father called them smallfolk," said Tyrion, "and he was not what you'd call a jolly man.
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George R R Martin Sayings: Nothing burns like the cold. But only for a while. Then it gets inside you Nothing burns like the cold. But only for a while. Then it gets inside you and starts to fill you up, and after a while you don't have the strength to fight it.
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George R R Martin Sayings: All kings must be butchers or meat. All kings must be butchers or meat.
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George R R Martin Sayings: Are you blind or bought? Are you blind or bought?
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George R R Martin Sayings: What do you like to do?"She scuffed a toe amongst the rushes. "Needlework.""Very restful, isn't What do you like to do?"
She scuffed a toe amongst the rushes. "Needlework."
"Very restful, isn't it?"
"Well," said Arya, "not the way I do it.
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George R R Martin Sayings: Hodor squatted down beside the door, rocking back and forth on his haunches and muttering, Hodor squatted down beside the door, rocking back and forth on his haunches and muttering, "Hodor, hodor, hodor." Bran
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George R R Martin Sayings: And a name passed from the lips of each man to the next, written in And a name passed from the lips of each man to the next, written in small white puffs of breath.
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George R R Martin Sayings: I don't want to have a dozen sons," she had told him, appalled. "I want I don't want to have a dozen sons," she had told him, appalled. "I want to have adventures" ~Asha Greyjoy
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George R R Martin Sayings: Old books are like Old friends Old books are like Old friends
George R R Martin Sayings: Sometimes it seemed as though he'd thumped his head on half the doors in Westeros, Sometimes it seemed as though he'd thumped his head on half the doors in Westeros, not to mention every beam in every inn from Dorne up to the Neck.
George R R Martin Sayings: I worked out of Hollywood for 10 years and I had my heart broken half I worked out of Hollywood for 10 years and I had my heart broken half a dozen times, so I know all the things that can go wrong.
George R R Martin Sayings: We're all the heroes of our own stories. So, when I am inside the head We're all the heroes of our own stories. So, when I am inside the head of a character who would otherwise be considered a villain, I have a great deal of affection for that character and I'm trying to see the world and the events through their eyes.
George R R Martin Sayings: There are worse ways to die than warm and drunk. There are worse ways to die than warm and drunk.
George R R Martin Sayings: a cloud of black-and-orange butterflies for the Mullendores. a cloud of black-and-orange butterflies for the Mullendores.
George R R Martin Sayings: I will say, I think it odd that I am loved by one for a I will say, I think it odd that I am loved by one for a kindness I never did, and reviled by so many for my finest act.
George R R Martin Sayings: Spare me," he begged. "I do not want to die." "Few do. Yet all men Spare me," he begged. "I do not want to die." "Few do. Yet all men die, regardless.
George R R Martin Sayings: The last one was a bitch. this one was three bitches and a bastard The last one was a bitch. this one was three bitches and a bastard
George R R Martin Sayings: I pray he found the peace in death that he never knew in life. I pray he found the peace in death that he never knew in life.
George R R Martin Sayings: The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that. The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.
George R R Martin Sayings: His hold on her arm. There were deep red marks on her skin. "Gods," he His hold on her arm. There were deep red marks on her skin. "Gods," he whispered. His voice was hoarse. "Your sister is sick with grief. She cannot know what she is saying.
George R R Martin Sayings: The proudest city in all the world was gone in an instant, its fabled empire The proudest city in all the world was gone in an instant, its fabled empire vanished in a day, the Lands of the Long Summer scorched and drowned and blighted.
George R R Martin Sayings: The living have no place at the feasts of the dead. The living have no place at the feasts of the dead.
George R R Martin Sayings: A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
George R R Martin Sayings: As they came together in a rush of steel and shadow, he could hear Lyanna As they came together in a rush of steel and shadow, he could hear Lyanna screaming. "Eddard!" she called. A storm of rose petals blew across a blood-streaked sky, as blue as the eyes of death. "Lord Eddard," Lyanna called again. "I promise," he whispered. "Lya, I promise
George R R Martin Sayings: My enemies are legion. My enemies are legion.
George R R Martin Sayings: Can you drown in grief? She turned away sharply, angry with her own frailty. She Can you drown in grief? She turned away sharply, angry with her own frailty. She had no time for the luxury of self-pity.
George R R Martin Sayings: The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome. The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.
George R R Martin Sayings: Books are dead men talking. Books are dead men talking.
George R R Martin Sayings: The weight of armor and shield will tire even the strongest man. The weight of armor and shield will tire even the strongest man.
George R R Martin Sayings: An ugly smile. An ugly soul. An ugly smile. An ugly soul.
George R R Martin Sayings: He wants you to smile and smell sweet and be his lady love. He wants He wants you to smile and smell sweet and be his lady love. He wants to hear you recite all your pretty little words the way the septa taught you. He wants you to love him ... and fear him.
George R R Martin Sayings: The cheese will be served when I want it served, and I want it served The cheese will be served when I want it served, and I want it served now.
George R R Martin Sayings: Men can always fight, Your Grace. Ask rather if we can win. Dying is easy, Men can always fight, Your Grace. Ask rather if we can win. Dying is easy, but victory comes hard.
George R R Martin Sayings: An empire built on blood and fire. The Valyrians reaped the seed they had sown. An empire built on blood and fire. The Valyrians reaped the seed they had sown.
George R R Martin Sayings: If I look back I am lost. If I look back I am lost.
George R R Martin Sayings: One night, in his cups, he drank a jar of wildfire, after telling his friends 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 Sayings: Words are wind, Brienne told herself. They cannot hurt you. Let them wash over you. Words are wind, Brienne told herself. They cannot hurt you. Let them wash over you.
George R R Martin Sayings: I never finished any of my early stories. They were all beginnings, an endless number I never finished any of my early stories. They were all beginnings, an endless number of beginnings.
George R R Martin Sayings: Sure. Some of the reviews have been very flattering, but the series is not finished Sure. Some of the reviews have been very flattering, but the series is not finished yet. The end needs to be as strong as the beginning.
George R R Martin Sayings: The Gods give with one hand and take with the other. The Gods give with one hand and take with the other.
George R R Martin Sayings: Ask yourself, if all men must grub in the dirt for food, how shall any Ask yourself, if all men must grub in the dirt for food, how shall any man lift his eyes to contemplate the stars? If each of us must break his back to build a hovel, who shall raise the temples to glorify the gods?
George R R Martin Sayings: No one mocked him in his bedchamber, but he would not live his life in No one mocked him in his bedchamber, but he would not live his life in bed.
George R R Martin Sayings: Being randy is the next best thing to being drunk. Being randy is the next best thing to being drunk.
George R R Martin Sayings: Under the sea the old fish eat the young fish. Under the sea the old fish eat the young fish.
George R R Martin Sayings: I've been very lucky. There were times when I was afraid I would never sell 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 Sayings: My enemies are everywhere, and my friends are fools. My enemies are everywhere, and my friends are fools.
George R R Martin Sayings: I'm a huge fan of Tolkien. I read those books when I was in junior I'm a huge fan of Tolkien. I read those books when I was in junior high school and high school, and they had a profound effect on me. I'd read other fantasy before, but none of them that I loved like Tolkien.
George R R Martin Sayings: His hand reached for his throat, fumbling for the small leather pouch he always wore His hand reached for his throat, fumbling for the small leather pouch he always wore about his neck. Inside he kept the bones of the four fingers his king had shortened for him, on the day he made Davos a knight. My luck. His shortened fingers patted at his chest, groping, finding nothing. The pouch was gone, and the fingerbones with them. Stannis could never understand why he'd kept the bones. "To remind me of my king's justice," he whispered through cracked lips. But now they were gone.
George R R Martin Sayings: Spend my time warring and whoring, that's what I was made for. Spend my time warring and whoring, that's what I was made for.
George R R Martin Sayings: Spare me your empty little compliments, girl ... and you ser's. I am no knight. Spare me your empty little compliments, girl ... and you ser's. I am no knight. I spit on them and their vows.
George R R Martin Sayings: It's a mercy," he said. "He's dead already. It's a mercy," he said. "He's dead already.
George R R Martin Sayings: We are the shield that guards the realms of men. You do not throw away We are the shield that guards the realms of men. You do not throw away your shield for no good purpose.
George R R Martin Sayings: We are only human, and the Gods have fashioned us for love. This is our We are only human, and the Gods have fashioned us for love. This is our greatest glory and our greatest tragedy.
George R R Martin Sayings: Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies, a story we agree to tell each other over and over, until we forget that it's a lie.

Lord Varys: But what do we have left, once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.

Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.
George R R Martin Sayings: She remembered the godswood, drooping branches heavy with moisture, and the sound of her brother's She remembered the godswood, drooping branches heavy with moisture, and the sound of her brother's laughter as he chased her through piles of damp leaves.
George R R Martin Sayings: She had been making for Riverrun for years, it seemed, without ever getting there. She had been making for Riverrun for years, it seemed, without ever getting there.
George R R Martin Sayings: If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow on him.
George R R Martin Sayings: Unsullied!" Dany galloped before them, her silver-gold braid flying behind her, her bell chiming with Unsullied!" Dany galloped before them, her silver-gold braid flying behind her, her bell chiming with every stride. "Slay the Good Masters, slay the soldiers, slay every man who wears a tokar or holds a whip, but harm no child under twelve, and strike the chains off every slave you see." She raised the harpy's fingers in the air ... and then she flung the scourge aside. "Freedom!" she sang out. "Dracarys! Dracarys!" "Dracarys!" they shouted back, the sweetest word she'd ever heard. "Dracarys! Dracarys!" And all around them slavers ran and sobbed and begged and died, and the dusty air was filled with spears and fire.
George R R Martin Sayings: Words are wind. If you love me, do not leave me. Words are wind. If you love me, do not leave me.
George R R Martin Sayings: Dany kissed him lightly on the cheek. It heartened her to see him smile. I Dany kissed him lightly on the cheek. It heartened her to see him smile. I must be strong for him as well, she thought grimly. A knight he may be, but I am the blood of the dragon.
George R R Martin Sayings: There was no slavery in the free city of Pentos. Nonetheless, they were slaves. There was no slavery in the free city of Pentos. Nonetheless, they were slaves.
George R R Martin Sayings: Tears, she said scornfully to Sansa as the woman was led from the hall. The Tears, she said scornfully to Sansa as the woman was led from the hall. The woman's weapon, my lady mother used to call them. The man's weapon is a sword. And that tells us all you need to know, doesn't it?
George R R Martin Sayings: Sunset found her squatting in the grass, groaning. Every stool was looser than the one Sunset found her squatting in the grass, groaning. Every stool was looser than the one before, and smelled fouler. By the time the moon came up, she was shitting brown water. The more she drank the more she shat, but the more she shat, the thirstier she grew.
George R R Martin Sayings: Minds are like swords, I do fear. The old ones go to rust. Minds are like swords, I do fear. The old ones go to rust.
George R R Martin Sayings: One of the hardest parts of writing is writing from the gut or the heart 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 Sayings: Men could not live in such iron weather. Men could not live in such iron weather.
George R R Martin Sayings: All halls lead somewhere. Where there is a way in, there is a way out. All halls lead somewhere. Where there is a way in, there is a way out. Fear cuts deeper than swords.
-Arya Stark
George R R Martin Sayings: Such a man deserves a retinue to attend his needs in hell. Such a man deserves a retinue to attend his needs in hell.
George R R Martin Sayings: Sand dogs must eat and feed their pups. Sand dogs must eat and feed their pups.
George R R Martin Sayings: A sweet offer . . . yet sweets can be poisoned. A sweet offer . . . yet sweets can be poisoned.
George R R Martin Sayings: It's dangerous being free, but most come to like the taste o' it. It's dangerous being free, but most come to like the taste o' it.
George R R Martin Sayings: There are too many steps in this castle, and it seems to me they add There are too many steps in this castle, and it seems to me they add a few every night, just to vex me
- Maester Cressen
George R R Martin Sayings: They had ridden past the end of the world; somehow that changed everything. They had ridden past the end of the world; somehow that changed everything.
George R R Martin Sayings: As much as I love historical fiction, my problem with historical fiction is that you As much as I love historical fiction, my problem with historical fiction is that you always know what's going to happen.
George R R Martin Sayings: Once the cow's been milked there's no squirting the cream back up her udder. Once the cow's been milked there's no squirting the cream back up her udder.
George R R Martin Sayings: Cities were like women, he insisted; each one had its own unique scent. Oldtown was Cities were like women, he insisted; each one had its own unique scent. Oldtown was as flowery as a perfumed dowager. Lannisport was a milkmaid, fresh and earthy, with woodsmoke in her hair. King's Landing reeked like some unwashed whore. But White Harbor's scent was sharp and salty, and a little fishy too. "She smells the way a mermaid ought to smell," Roro said. "She smells of the sea.
George R R Martin Sayings: Do you believe in ghosts, Maester?" [Jaime] asked Qyburn.The man's face grew strange. "Once, at Do you believe in ghosts, Maester?" [Jaime] asked Qyburn.
The man's face grew strange. "Once, at the Citadel, I came into an empty room and saw an empty chair. Yet I knew a woman had been there, only a moment before. The cushion was dented where she'd sat, the cloth was still warm, and her scent lingered in the air. If we leave our smells behind us when we leave a room, surely something of our souls must remain when we leave this life?
George R R Martin Sayings: Just as if I was one of those true knights you love so well, yes. Just as if I was one of those true knights you love so well, yes. What do you think a knight is for, girl? You think it's all taking favours from ladies and looking fine in gold plate? Knights are for killing ... I killed my first man at twelve. I've lost count of how many I've killed since then. High lords with old names, fat rich men dressed in velvet, knights puffed up like bladders with their honours, yes, and women and children too - they're all meat, and I'm the butcher. Let them have their lands and their gods and their gold. Let them have their sers.' Sandor Clegane spat at her feet to show what he thought of that. 'So long as I have this,' he said, lifting the sword from her throat, 'there's no man on earth I need fear.
George R R Martin Sayings: Who ever heard of a king without ears? Why, his crown would fall straight down Who ever heard of a king without ears? Why, his crown would fall straight down to his neck!
George R R Martin Sayings: Ser Gerold Hightower had begun his history, and Ser Barristan Selmy had continued it, but Ser Gerold Hightower had begun his history, and Ser Barristan Selmy had continued it, but the rest Jaime Lannister would need to write for himself. He could write whatever he chose, henceforth.
Whatever he chose ...
George R R Martin Sayings: Men are men." Whitebeard replied. "Dragons are dragons." Ser Jorah snorted his disdain. "How profund Men are men." Whitebeard replied. "Dragons are dragons." Ser Jorah snorted his disdain. "How profund
George R R Martin Sayings: If you step in a nest of snakes, does it matter who bites you first? If you step in a nest of snakes, does it matter who bites you first?
George R R Martin Sayings: That was a lesson Melisandre had learned long before Asshai; the more effortless the sorcery That was a lesson Melisandre had learned long before Asshai; the more effortless the sorcery appears, the more men fear the sorcerer.
George R R Martin Sayings: I don't ever want t' leave this cave, Jon Snow. Not ever I don't ever want t' leave this cave, Jon Snow. Not ever
George R R Martin Sayings: No godless man may sit the Seastone Chair! No godless man may sit the Seastone Chair!
George R R Martin Sayings: Wild things belong in the wild, not in a castle. Wild things belong in the wild, not in a castle.
George R R Martin Sayings: And Winterfell ... grey granite, oak and iron, crows wheeling around the towers, steam rising And Winterfell ... grey granite, oak and iron, crows wheeling around the towers, steam rising off the hot pools in the godswood, the stone kings sitting on their thrones ... how could Winterfell be gone?
George R R Martin Sayings: You can have the power to destroy, but it doesn't give you the power to You can have the power to destroy, but it doesn't give you the power to reform, or improve, or build.
George R R Martin Sayings: Tyrion Lannister: Someone should tell the cooks that turnips isn't a meat. Tyrion Lannister: Someone should tell the cooks that turnips isn't a meat.
George R R Martin Sayings: A bruise is a lesson ... and each lesson makes us better. A bruise is a lesson ... and each lesson makes us better.
George R R Martin Sayings: What ... what game?" "The only game. The game of thrones. What ... what game?" "The only game. The game of thrones.
George R R Martin Sayings: I had feared it from the start, from the moment you first smiled at me I had feared it from the start, from the moment you first smiled at me and let me touch your hand. My own father could not love me. Why would you if not for gold?
George R R Martin Sayings: Hodor, hush," said Bran. "Be quiet now. No more stupid hodoring. Hodor, hush," said Bran. "Be quiet now. No more stupid hodoring.