When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.— George R. R. Martin
The most pleasurable George R. R. Martin quotes that are little-known but priceless
The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.
A Lannister always pays his debts.
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.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
For the night is dark and full of terrors.
There are no men like me. There's only me
A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.
The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.
The true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves.
The Lord of Winterfell would always be a Stark
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.
The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.
In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining.
The more people you love, the weaker you are.
People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
Woman? Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man. - Daenerys Targaryen
If there are gods, why is the world so full of pain and injustice?' 'Because of men like you.
Anyone can be killed.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
It was that white cloak that soiled me, not the other way around.
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?
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.
Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water.
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.
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.
My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.
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.
Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
And I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.
You know nothing, Jon Snow
In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which.
A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. And he'll look you straight in the face.
When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
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.
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.
Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
There are no happy endings.
The storms come and go, the waves crash overhead, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling. (Varys)
We look up at the same stars and see such different things." - Jon Snow
Nothing bores me more than books where you read two pages and you know exactly how it's going to come out. I want twists and turns that surprise me, characters that have a difficult time and that I don't know if they're going to live or die.
The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.
Summer is the time for squabbles. In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths.
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.