Quotes from Fevre Dream

George R.R. Martin ·  334 pages

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“Beneath it his skin was milky white, serene and unlined, ready to begin anew, ready for the world to write upon it.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream


“ABNER Marsh had a mind that was not unlike his body. It was big all around, ample in size and capacity, and he crammed all sorts of things into it. It was strong as well; when Abner Marsh took something in his hand it did not easily slip away, and when he took something in his head it was not easily forgotten. He was a powerful man with a powerful brain, but body and mind shared one other trait as well: they were deliberate. Some might even say slow. Marsh did not run, he did not dance, he did not scamper or slide along; he walked with a straightforward dignified gait that nonetheless got him where he wanted to go. So it was with his mind. Abner Marsh was not quick in word or thought, but he was far from stupid; he chewed over things thoroughly, but at his own pace.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream


“it was well known among rivermen that having a preacher and a gray mare on board was an invitation to disaster.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream


“Good and evil are silly lies, nonsense put forth to plague honest sensible men.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream


“How could it end any other way? The beast was greater than they were, a force of nature. The beast was like the river, eternal. It had no doubts, no thoughts, no dreams or plans.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream



“Some mate," Karl Framm said with contempt. "Hell, that little stern-wheeler we're chasin' don't draw nothin'. After a good rain, she could steam halfway across the city of N'Orleans without ever noticin' that she'd left the river.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream


“Till the rest of his days were done, Abner Marsh remembered that moment, that first look into the eyes of Joshua York.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream


“We had never built, never created, only stolen your garments and lived in your cities and fed ourselves on your life, your vitality, your very blood—but we could create, given a chance, we had it within us to whisper stories of cities of our own. The red thirst has been a curse, has made my race and yours enemies, has robbed my people of all noble aspirations.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream


“that point one of them, a swarthy bald-headed man, demanded that she be stripped. The encanteur snapped a curt command, and Emily gingerly undid her dress and stepped out of it. Someone shouted up a lewd compliment that drew a round of laughter from the audience. The girl smiled weakly while the auctioneer grinned and added a comment of his own.”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream


“Sour Billy had left his horse tied up outside a grog shop. He mounted it, and told the girl to walk along beside him. They”
― George R.R. Martin, quote from Fevre Dream



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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