Quotes from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books

George R.R. Martin ·  5216 pages

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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.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“Si no tiene nada que temer, un cobarde no se distingue en nada de un valiente. Y todos cumplimos con nuestro deber cuando no nos cuesta nada.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“times may change, but men do not.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“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, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books



“Choosing … it has always hurt. And always will.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“Arya slid her dagger out and drew it across his throat, as smooth as summer silk. His blood covered her hands in a hot gush and he tried to shout but there was blood in his mouth as well. “Valar morghulis,” she whispered as he died.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“His elk?” said Bran, wonderstruck. “His elk?” said Meera, startled. “His ravens?” said Jojen. “Hodor?” said Hodor.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“The grey sheep have closed their eyes, but the mastiff sees the truth. Old powers waken. Shadows stir. An age of wonder and terror will soon be upon us, an age for gods and heroes.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“When I was a boy, I dreamt that I could fly,” he announced. “When I woke, I couldn’t … or so the maester said. But what if he lied?”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books



“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one. The”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“You’re awful.” “I’m honest. It’s the world that’s awful.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“The waves may break upon the mountain, yet still they come, wave upon wave, and in the end only pebbles remain where once the mountain stood. And soon even the pebbles are swept away, to be ground beneath the sea for all eternity.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books



“Look at these oafs, Ned. My wife insisted I take these two to squire for me, and they’re worse than useless. Can’t even put a man’s armor on him properly. Squires, they say. I say they’re swineherds dressed up in silk.” Ned only needed a glance to understand the difficulty. “The boys are not at fault,” he told the king. “You’re too fat for your armor, Robert.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“All she felt was pity, and pity was death to desire.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“You will never find the eye with your fingers, Bran. You must search with your heart.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“Fear is what keeps a man alive in this world of treachery and deceit.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“A man will win one tourney, and fall quickly in the next. A slick spot in the grass may mean defeat, or what you ate for supper the night before. A change in the wind may bring the gift of victory.” He glanced at Ser Jorah. “Or a lady’s favor knotted round an arm.” Mormont’s face darkened. “Be careful what you say, old man.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books



“You should think less about the future and more about the pleasures at hand.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“The contents of my chamber pot are more able than Ser Harys.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“A few lantern bugs were coming out, their little lights blinking on and off. The green water was warm as tears, but there was no salt in it. It tasted of summer and mud and growing things.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“Shagga, cut off his manhood and feed it to the goats.” Shagga hefted the huge double-bladed axe. “There are no goats, Halfman.” “Make do.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books



“What evil?” He laughed. “What gods?” “The gods who made us all.” “All?” he mocked. “Tell me, little bird, what kind of god makes a monster like the Imp, or a halfwit like Lady Tanda’s daughter? If there are gods, they made sheep so wolves could eat mutton, and they made the weak for the strong to play with.” “True knights protect the weak.” He snorted. “There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can’t protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don’t ever believe any different.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“White is for Starks. I’ll drink red like a good Lannister.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“Under the sea, the fish eat us. I know, I know, oh, oh, oh.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“The drapes kept out the dust and heat of the streets, but they could not keep out disappointment. Dany”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books


“When men are starving and sick of fear, they look for a savior.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Game of Thrones: The First 5 Books



About the author

George R.R. Martin
Born place: in Bayonne, New Jersey, The United States
Born date September 20, 1948
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