A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one. ― George R.R. Martin.
George R.R. Martin, in full George Raymond Richard Martin, original name George Raymond Martin, (born September 20, 1948, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.), American writer of fantasy, best known for his Song of Ice and Fire series (1996– ), a bloody saga about various factions vying for control of a fictional kingdom.
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1. A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. ― George R.R. Martin
2. 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. ― George R.R. Martin
3. When you play a game of thrones you win or you die. ― George R.R. Martin
4. Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it. ― George R.R. Martin
5. Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. ― George R.R. Martin
6. The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that. ― George R.R. Martin
7. Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you. ― George R.R. Martin
8. Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side? ― George R.R. Martin
9. People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up. ― George R.R. Martin
10. When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. ― George R.R. Martin
11. I will hurt you for this. I don’t know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid. ― George R.R. Martin
12. 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. ― George R.R. Martin
13. Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him. ― George R.R. Martin
14. Fear cuts deeper than swords. ― George R.R. Martin
15. Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word. ― George R.R. Martin
16. 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. ― George R.R. Martin
17. Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities. ― George R.R. Martin
18. Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli.
Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer.
Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark.
Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?― George R.R. Martin
19. We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang.
There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La. ― George R.R. Martin
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20. They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth. ― George R.R. Martin
21. 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?
Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy. ― George R.R. Martin