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“Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
“The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
“What do we say to the Lord of Death?'

'Not today.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“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.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
“Every flight begins with a fall.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”
George R.R. Martin
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
“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.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“Oh, my sweet summer child," Old Nan said quietly, "what do you know of fear?
Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet
deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long
night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children
are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and
hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
“Life is not a song, sweetling.
Someday you may learn that, to your sorrow.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.”
George R.R. Martin
“We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously.”
George R.R. Martin
“Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I'll sleep more easily by night.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
tags: fear
“Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
“Woman?” She chuckled. “Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man.” Dany met his stare. “I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, khaleesi to Drogo’s riders, and queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
“Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.”
George R.R. Martin
“There are no heroes...in life, the monsters win.”
George R.R. Martin
“So many vows... they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. No matter what you do, you’re forsaking one vow or the other.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister."

"Am I?" the dwarf replied, sardonic. "Do tell my lord father. My mother died birthing me, and he's never been sure."

"I don't even know who my mother was," Jon said.

"Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are." He favored Jon with a rueful grin. "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.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“Valar Morghulis.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
“The things I do for love.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“You're mine," she whispered. "Mine, as I'm yours. And if we die, we die. All men must die, Jon Snow. But first, we'll live.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
“A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“The man who fears losing has already lost.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
tags: fear
“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there's going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don't know how many branches it's going to have, they find out as it grows. And I'm much more a gardener than an architect.”
George R.R. Martin
“I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.”
George R.R. Martin


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