Quotes from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

George R.R. Martin ·  355 pages

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“The snail may leave a trail of slime behind him, but a little slime will do a man no harm, while if you dance with dragons, you must expect to burn.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“A great battle is a terrible thing," the old knight said, "but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“all men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“And the crow once called the raven black.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Never refuse a cup of wine or a horn of ale,” Ser Arlan had once told him, “it may be a year before you see another.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms



“Some words are wind, ser. Some are treason.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Pain was as much a part of knighthood as were swords and shields.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Why give a horse to a man who cannot ride?”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Oak and iron, guard me well, or else I'm dead, and doomed to hell.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Hard things only grow harder if you put them off.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms



“The sword was not the kingdom, he says.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Reading books by candlelight will make you blind."

"I need the candlelight to see the words, ser."

"Do you want a clout in the ear?”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Even a hedge knight has his honor.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Trueborn children are made in a marriage bed and blessed by the Father and the Mother, but bastards are born of lust and weakness.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Sometimes it seemed as though he’d thumped his head on half the doors in Westeros, not to mention every beam in every inn from Dorne up to the Neck.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms



“Every boy dreams of serving in the Kingsguard.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“All men are fools, and all men are knights where women are concerned.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Better a beggar than a thief.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Is that gallantry I smell, or just stupidity? The two scents are much alike, as I recall.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“I dreamed of you and a dead dragon, Egg's brother Daeron said to him. A great beast, huge, with wings so large they could cover this meadow. It had fallen on top of you, but you were alive and the dragon was dead.

And so he was, poor Baelor. Dreams were a treacherous ground on which to build.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms



“But peasant's pride is lordling's shame.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Three good men dead, to save a hedge knight's foot.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“May the Warrior grant me a smooth course and a quick victory.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“One foe at a time, that was what the old man always said.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Good armor and a good horse means a good ransom if I unseat him.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms



“We are one. Man, horse, lance, we are one beast of blood and wood and iron.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“Would you rather die with honor intact or live with it besmirched?”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“I know that eggs do well to stay out of frying pans.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


“The summers have been shorter since the last dragon died, and the winters longer and crueler.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


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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