The best Quotes by George R. R. Martin

George Raymond Richard Martin, also known as GRRM, is an American novelist. He is best known for his series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones. In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien", and in 2011, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

The best Book Quotes

I am anticipating House of the Dragon pretty eagerly myself, for what it's worth. Okay, I am hardly objective. And I know a lot of what you will be seeing. I, um, wrote the book.

George R. R. Martin, December 2021
 
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They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to Middle-earth.

George R. R. Martin
 
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The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams.

George R. R. Martin
 
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Dreams were a treacherous ground on which to build.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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Pain was as much a part of knighthood as were swords and shields.

KnightsGeorge R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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I am going to clout you in the ear so hard your head will turn around backwards, and you'll spend the rest of your life looking at where you've been.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg
 
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A hedge knight must hold tight to his pride. Without it, he was no more than a sellsword.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - The Hedge Knight
 
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Better a beggar than a thief.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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All men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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Egg has the truth of it. Aerion's quite the monster. He thinks he's a dragon in human form, you know. That's why he was so wroth at that puppet show. A pity he wasn't born a Fossoway, then he'd think himself an apple and we'd all be a deal safer, but there you are.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg
 
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Why give a horse to a man who cannot ride?

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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A Hedge Knight is the truest kind of knight, Dunk. Other Knights serve the Lords who keep them, or from whom they hold their lands, but we serve where we will, for men whose causes we believe in. Every Knight swears to protect the weak, but we keep the vow the best, I think.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - The Hedge Knight
 
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"A great battle is a terrible thing," the old knight said, "but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart."

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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Hard things only grow harder if you put them off.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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"Outwitted by a boy of ten." Dunk looked at Egg and silently mouthed the words "clout in the ear". The boy grinned.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg
 
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Is that gallantry I smell, or just stupidity? The two scents are much alike, as I recall.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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My brothers have my measure when it comes to fighting and dancing and thinking and reading books, but none of them is half my equal at lying insensible in the mud.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg
 
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Dunk the lunk, thick as a castle wall.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - The Hedge Knight
 
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Oak and iron, guard me well, or else I'm dead, and doomed to hell.

IronGeorge R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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The summers have been shorter since the last dragon died, and the winters longer and crueler.

George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
 
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And who are you, the proud lord said,
that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that's all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
a lion still has claws,
And mine are long and sharp, my lord,
as long and sharp as yours.
And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.

George R. R. Martin in A Song of Ice and Fire - A Storm of Swords
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'You know nothing, Jon Snow'
- Ygritte

George R. R. Martin in A Song of Ice and Fire
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All that Syrio Forel had taught her went racing through her head. Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords.

FearGeorge R. R. Martin in A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones
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'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,' said Jojen. 'The man who never reads lives only once.'

Imagination, ReadingGeorge R. R. Martin in A Song of Ice and Fire - A Dance with Dragons
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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.

CensorshipGeorge R. R. Martin in A Song of Ice and Fire - A Clash of Kings
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