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George R. R. Martin Quotes

28 of the best book quotes from George R. R. Martin
  1. #1
    We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.
  2. #2
    Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
  3. #3
    When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
  4. #4
    The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.
  5. #5
    Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
  6. #6
    When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.
  7. #7
    Fear cuts deeper than swords.
  8. #8
    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.
  9. #9
    The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.
  1. #10
    Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?
  2. #11
    A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
  3. #12
    Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?
  4. #13
    Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
  5. #14
    Laughter is poison to fear.
  6. #15
    What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother’s smile?
  7. #16
    Winter is coming.
  8. #17
    If I look back I am lost.
  9. #18
    Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.
  1. #19
    Every flight begins with a fall.
  2. #20
    Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
  3. #21
    Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.
  4. #22
    “Life is not a song, sweetling.
    Someday you may learn that, to your sorrow.”
  5. #23
    Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.
  6. #24
    Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery.
  7. #25
    Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.
  8. #26
    Nothing burns like the cold.
    author
    George Martin
    book
    A Game of Thrones
    character
    Gared
    concept
    Cold
  9. #27
    The man who fears losing has already lost.
  10. #28
    A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
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