George Raymond Richard Martin (GRRM), an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and television producer.

He is the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, a trilogy of epic fantasy books that was turned into the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).

Martin was nicknamed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine’s Lev Grossman in 2005, and he was named to the Time 100 list of the world’s most important people in 2011.

We have shortlisted some of the best George R.R. Martin quotes for you.

Best George R.R. Martin Quotes

1. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

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2. “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

3. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

4. “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).

5. “The man who fears losing has already lost.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

6. “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

7. “Every flight begins with a fall.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

8. “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

9. “What is dead may never die, but rises again, stronger and harder.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

10. “Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy and let the man be born.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

11. “For the night is dark and full of terrors.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

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12. “The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

13. “I will take what is mine with fire and blood.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

Top George R.R. Martin Quotes

14. “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

15. “He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

16. “Sleep is good, he said, And books are better.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

17. “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).

18. “I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

19. “The more people you love, the weaker you are.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

20. “There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

21. “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

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22. “The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

23. “Nothing someone says before the word ‘but’ really counts.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

24. “Nobody is a villain in their own story. We’re all the heroes of our own stories.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

25. “Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

26. “When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

27. “And any man who must say ‘I am king’ is no true king at all.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

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28. “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).

29. “There are no happy endings.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

30. “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

31. “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).

32. “Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

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33. “A Lannister always pays his debts.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

34. “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

35. “The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

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36. “What’s dead may never die.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

37. “When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

38. “Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

39. “Let me give you some advice, bastard: Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

40. “Ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

41. “Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

42. “People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

43. “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.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

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44. “Love is madness, and lust is poison.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

Inspiring George R.R. Martin Quotes

45. “Books are dead men talking.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

46. “I must show no fear, no weakness, no doubt.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

47. “Women do not forget. Women do not forgive.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

48. “The ones who look the most suspicious are likely innocent. It’s the ones who look innocent I need to beware.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

49. “I am not questioning your honor, I am denying its existence.” ~ (George R.R. Martin).

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