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I want you to be afraid to turn the page (and to do that) you need to show right from the beginning that you’re playing for keeps.


A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.


But my philosophy is that plot advancement is not what the experience of reading fiction is about. If all we care about is advancing the plot, why read novels? We can just read Cliffs Notes.


The man who never reads lives only one.

George R.R Martin Quotes about writing

In order to get inside their skin, I have to identify with them. That includes even the ones who are complete bastards, nasty, twisted, deeply flawed human beings with serious psychological problems. Even them. When I get inside their skin and look out through their eyes, I have to feel a certain – if not sympathy, certainly empathy for them. I have to try to perceive the world as they do, and that creates a certain amount of affection.


Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.


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.


I’ve always taken that as my guiding principle and the rest is just set dressing. You can have dragons in it, or aliens and starships, or a western about a gunslinger, or even literary fiction, and ultimately you’re still writing about the human heart in conflict with itself.

George R.R Martin Quotes on Liars

Has my tale turned you speechless? Come, curse me or kiss me or call me a liar. Something.


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.


When treating with liars, even an honest man must lie.


A man does not need to be a wizard to know truth from falsehood, not if he has eyes. You need only learn to read a face. Look at the eyes. The mouth. The muscles here, at the corners of the jaw, and here, where the neck joins the shoulders.” He touched her lightly with two fingers. “Some liars blink. Some stare. Some look away. Some lick their lips. Many coer their mouths just before they tell a lie, as if to hide their deceit. Other signs may be more subtle, but they are always there. A false smile and a true one may look alike, but they are as different as dusk from dawn.

George R.R Martin Quotes about Philosophy

‘Dreamsongs’ allows me to show the scope of my writing – with personal commentary that puts the works in context and includes some autobiographical details intended to reveal how each piece came to be, what it represents, and how it has formed, or been informed by, my philosophy of writing.


Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it’s not that simple… Real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with… My people who are trying to rule don’t have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn’t make you a wise king.


I’m not a writer who’s preaching some particular philosophy or something but the big questions do concern me and I like to make my readers think and debate and argue with each other and look at some aspect of the world or some act of governance or war or power and have an angle they haven’t considered before, and that’s something I strive for and hopefully have accomplished.


And if I’m guilty of having gratuitous sex, then I’m also guilty of having gratuitous violence, and gratuitous feasting, and gratuitous description of clothes, and gratuitous heraldry, because very little of this is necessary to advance the plot. But my philosophy is that plot advancement is not what the experience of reading fiction is about. If all we care about is advancing the plot, why read novels? We can just read Cliffs Notes.

George R.R Martin Quotes about Son

The north remembers, Lord Davos. The north remembers, and the mummer’s farce is almost done. My son is home.


What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a new born 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.


Let him grow taller, she asked the gods. Let him know sixteen, and twenty, and fifty. Let him grow as tall as his father, and hold his own son in his arms. Please, please, please.


I’ve lost a hand, a father, a son, a sister, and a lover, and soon enough I will lose a brother. And yet they keep telling me House Lannister won this war.

George R.R Martin Quotes on War

I’m not a writer who’s preaching some particular philosophy or something but the big questions do concern me and I like to make my readers think and debate and argue with each other and look at some aspect of the world or some act of governance or war or power and have an angle they haven’t considered before, and that’s something I strive for and hopefully have accomplished.


Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.


I’ve lost a hand, a father, a son, a sister, and a lover, and soon enough I will lose a brother. And yet they keep telling me House Lannister won this war.


There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.

George R.R Martin Quotes on Evil

As Faulkner says, all of us have the capacity in us for great good and for great evil, for love but also for hate. I wanted to write those kinds of complex character in a fantasy, and not just have all the good people get together to fight the bad guy.


In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which.


The truth is all around you, plain to behold. The night is dark and full of terrors, the day bright and beautiful and full of hope. One is black, the other white. There is ice and there is fire. Hate and love. Bitter and sweet. Male and female. Pain and pleasure. Winter and summer. Evil and good. Death and life. Everywhere, opposites.


An artist has an obligation to tell the truth. […] that the true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves. We are the monsters. (And the heroes too). Each of us has within himself the capacity for great good, and great evil.

George R.R Martin Quotes about Enemies

When your enemies defy you, you must serve them steel and fire. When they go to their knees, however, you must help them back to their feet. Elsewise no man will ever bend the knee to you


The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.


but the real enemy is the cold. It steals up on you quieter than Will, and at first you shiver and your teeth chatter and you stamp your feet and dream of mulled wine and nice hot fires. It burns, it does. Nothing burns like the cold. But only for a while. Then it gets inside you and starts to fill you up, and after a while you don’t have the strength to fight it. It’s easier just to sit down ot go to sleep. They say you don’t feel any pain toward the end. First you go weak and drowsy, and everything starts to fade, and then it’s like sinking into a sea of warm milk. Peaceful, like.


Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.

George R.R Martin Quotes about Dreams

Will holding a secret in your heart make it any less true? If you never tell, never speak of it, will it become only a dream, less than a dream, a nightmare half-remembered? Oh, if only the gods would be so good. (Catelyn)


Even in dreams, you could not fall forever.


When I sleep I turn into a wolf. Bran turned his face away and looked back out into the night. Do wolves dreams?


My biggest dream was to ruin the lives of my readers and crush their souls… And I really think that worked out pretty well for me.

George R.R Martin Quotes on Cats

a few days ago she had been wandering around with a swatch of black silk tied over her eyes. Syrio was teaching her to see with her ears and her nose and her skin, she told him. Before that, he had her doing spinds and back flips. “Arya, are you certain you want to persist in this?” She nodded. “Tomorrow we’re going to catch cats.” “Cats.” Ned sighed.


And who are you, the proud Lord said that I must bow so low? Only a cat of a different coat, that’s all the truth I know. In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a lion still has claws. And, mine are as long and sharp, my Lord as long and sharp as yours. And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that Lord of Castamere, but now the rains weep o’er his hall, with no one there to hear. Yes, now the rains weep o’er his hall, and not a soul to hear.


Turtles have always been my sigil, I suppose. When I was a kid, growing up in Bayonne, NJ, I lived in a federal housing project, and we were not allowed to have a dog or cats. The only pets I could have were turtles. So, I had an entire toy castle filled with dime-store turtles. I gave them all names, and since they were living in a toy castle, I decided they were all knights and kingsand I made up stories about how they killed each other and betrayed each other and fought for the kingdom. So, Game of Thrones, actually began with turtles. I decided later to recast it with actual human beings.

George R.R Martin Quotes on Giving

Give me priests who are fat and corrupt and cynical,(…) the sort who like to sit on soft satin cushions, nibble sweetmeats, and diddle little boys. It’s the ones who believe in gods who make the trouble. (Tyrion)


The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that, and now it’s getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in, and the viewpoint characters are occasionally meeting up with each other now and being in the same point at the same time, which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people.


The gods made our bodies as well as our souls, is it not so? They give us voices, so we might worship them with song. They give us hands, so we might build them temples. And they give us desire, so we might mate and worship them in that way.


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 Quotes about Fear

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.


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.


His cloak was his crowning glory; sable, thick and black and soft as sin.


A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.

George R.R Martin Quotes about Songs

I like dogs better than knights. A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. And he’ll look you straight in the face. He cupped her under the jaw, raising her chin, his fingers pinchingher painfully. And that’s more than little birds can do, isn’t it? I never got my song.


We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang.


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.


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 Quotes on Truth

People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.


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.


Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.

George R.R Martin Quotes about Books

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.


A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.


No one will be alive by the last book. In fact, they all die in the fifth. The sixth book will be just a thousand-page description of snow blowing across the graves.


People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. David and D.B. (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss co-creators of ‘Game Of Thrones’) are even bloodier than I am.

George R.R Martin Quotes about Bravery

The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.


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.


Fear cuts deeper than swords.

George R.R Martin Quotes on Nightmares

He did not know which was more painful, the waking or the sleeping. When he slept, he dreamed: dark disturbing dreams of blood and broken promises. When he woke, there was nothing to do but think, and his waking thoughts were worse than nightmares.


Will holding a secret in your heart make it any less true? If you never tell, never speak of it, will it become only a dream, less than a dream, a nightmare half-remembered? Oh, if only the gods would be so good. (Catelyn)


I was just a kid selling monster stories to the kids in the projects, complete with a dramatic reading, making the werewolf sounds. My career was aborted early on because one of my main customers started to have nightmares and his mother came to my mother and my mother shut down my whole business.

George R.R Martin Quotes Telling The world

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 Quotes on Magic

The pale pink light of dawn sparkled on branch and leaf and stone. Every blade of grass was carved from emerald, every drip of water turned to diamond. Flowers and mushrooms alike wore coats of glass. Even the mud puddles had a bright brown sheen. Through the shimmering greenery, the black tents of his brothers were encased in a fine glaze of ice. So there is magic beyond the Wall after all.


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.


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There is magic in my universe, but it’s pretty low magic compared to other fantasies.


A woman’s life is nine parts mess to one part magic, you’ll learn that soon enough…and the parts that look like magic turn out to be the messiest of all.

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