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American novelist and short story writer, Birth: 20-9-1948 George R. R. Martin Quotes
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When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.
George R. R. Martin

When the day is done, no illumination can compare.
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The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.
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The most luminous spark produces the deepest gloom.
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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.
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A Lannister always pays his debts.
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There are no men like me. There's only me
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For the night is dark and full of terrors.
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A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.
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Drifting snowflakes brushed her face as light as lover’s kisses, and melted on her cheeks. At the center of the garden, beside the statue of the weeping woman that lay broken and half-buried on the ground, she turned her face up to the sky and closed her eyes. She could feel the snow on her lashes, taste it on her lips. It was the taste of Winterfell. The taste of innocence. The taste of dreams.
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Quote Topics by George R. R. Martin: Men Kings Book Writing Thinking Children Eye Night Mother Song Dream Lying Character Thrones Heart Father Fall Dark Wall Summer People Girl Names Ice Sweet Cutting Dragons Hands World Years
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The stone is strong. Bran told himself, the roots of the trees go deep, and under the ground the Kings of Winter sit their thrones. So long as those remained, Winterfell remained. It was not dead, just broken. Like me, he thought. I'm not dead either.
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The true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves.
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The Lord of Winterfell would always be a Stark
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It all goes back and back," Tyrion thought, "to our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance in our steads.
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The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.
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People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.
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The cable makers are the ones who are willing to take risks and do something original and push the envelope some.
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Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn’t ask the question: What was Aragorn’s tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren’t gone – they’re in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles?
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In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining.
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The more people you love, the weaker you are.
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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
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Woman? Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man. - Daenerys Targaryen
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A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
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Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next. Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you. Remember that, Sansa, when you come to play the game.” “What . . . what game?” “The only game. The game of thrones.” -(Littlefinger)
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If there are gods, why is the world so full of pain and injustice?' 'Because of men like you.
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My brother is undoubtedly arrogant," Tyrion Lannister replied. "My father is the soul of avarice, and my sweet sister Cersei lusts for power with every waking breath. I, however, am innocent as a little lamb. Shall I bleat for you?
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I don’t know if I have any particular views about women in positions of power, though I do think it’s more difficult for women, particularly in a Medieval setting. They have the additional problem that they’re a woman and people don’t want them in a position of power in an essentially patriarchal society.
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Remember, whatever the price...I'll beat it! I like living! Tyrion Lannister
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I crossed a thousand leagues to come to you, and lost the best part of me along the way. Don't tell me to leave.
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The gods are blind. And men see only what they wish" - Tyrion Lannister
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It was that white cloak that soiled me, not the other way around.
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Once she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted her his mother, the queen. They had repaid that love and trust with her father's head. Sansa would never make that mistake again.
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Anyone can be killed.
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When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east," she said sadly. "When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When my womb quickens again, and I bear a living child. Then you will return, my sun-and-stars, and not before." -Daenerys Targaryen
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Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs." And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.
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My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.
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Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.
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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.
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The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.
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O medo corta mais profundamente do que as espadas.
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Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water.
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Writing is like sausage making in my view; you'll all be happier in the end if you just eat the final product without knowing what's gone into it.
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Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
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Ideas are cheap. I have more ideas now than I could ever write up. To my mind, it's the execution that is all-important.
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Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.
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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.
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We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously.
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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.
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My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.
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In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which.
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And I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.
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My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results... but it is the effort that's heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.
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