BEST GAME OF THRONES QUOTES BY GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

| “… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| 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.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “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.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

 

| “Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Winter is coming.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn 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.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “And I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “If I look back I am lost.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Nothing burns like the cold.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Laughter is poison to fear.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “What do we say to the Lord of Death?’

‘Not today.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Every flight begins with a fall.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “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, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Oh, my sweet summer child,” Old Nan said quietly, “what do you know of fear?
Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet
deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long
night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children
are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and
hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Life is not a song, sweetling.
Someday you may learn that, to your sorrow.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The things I do for love.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The man who fears losing has already lost.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Don’t call me Lord Snow.”
The dwarf lifted an eyebrow. “Would you rather be called the Imp? Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. 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, A Game of Thrones

 

| “All that Syrio Forel had taught her went racing through her head. Swift as a deer. Quiet as 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, A Game of Thrones

 

| “There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends,” Ser Jorah told her. “It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace.” He gave a shrug. “They never are.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you…”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A lord must learn that sometimes words can accomplish what swords cannot.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “…the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”
“…a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it. How easy it seems then, to walk the path of honor. Yet soon or late in every man’s life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose. (Maester Aemon)”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow on him.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “…How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?”
“In my own bed, with a belly full of wine and a maiden’s mouth around my cock, at the age of eighty,” he replied.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Opening your eyes is all that is needing. The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Love is sweet, dearest Ned, but it cannot change a man’s nature. — Lyanna”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “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”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “You wear your honor like a suit of armor… You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Love is the bane of honor, the death of duty. What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn 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.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “I take no joy in mead nor meat, and song and laughter have become suspicious strangers to me. I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart was once.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “You can’t hammer tin into iron, no matter how hard you beat it, but that doesn’t mean it’s useless.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A Lannister always pays his debts.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “She had put despair and fear aside, as if they were garments she did not choose to wear.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “I have a realistic grasp of my own strengths and weaknesses. My mind is my weapon. 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, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The world was full of cravens who pretended to be heroes; it took a queer sort of courage to admit to cowardice…”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A true man does what he will, not what he must.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A man who won’t listen can’t hear.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The High Septon once told me that as we sin, so do we suffer. If that’s true, Lord Eddard, tell me… why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”
– George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “It was queer how sometimes a child’s innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Minds are like swords, I do fear. The old ones go to rust.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “He was no dragon, Dany thought, curiously calm. Fire cannot kill a dragon”
– George R.R. Martin , A Game of Thrones

 

| “Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. 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, A Game of Thrones

 

| “All dwarfs may be bastards yet not all bastards are dwarfs.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Some truths did not bear saying, and some lies were necessary.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “I am surrounded by flatterers and fools. It can drive a man to madness,.. . Half of them don’t dare tell me the truth, and the other half can’t find it.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “You must put these dreams aside, they will only break your heart.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Tyrion shrugged. “We all need to be mocked from time to time Lord Mormont lest we start to take ourselves too seriously.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “They say it grows so cold up here in winter that a man’s laughter freezes in his throat and chokes him to death,” Ned said evenly. “Perhaps that is why the Starks have so little humor.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Be careful you don’t cut yourself. The edges are sharp enough to shave with.’
‘Girls don’t shave’, Arya said.
‘Maybe they should. Have you ever seen the septa’s legs?”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “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.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “We Lannisters do have a certain pride,” said Tyrion Lannister.

“Pride?” Catelyn snapped. His mocking tone and easy manner made her angry. “Arrogance, some might call it. Arrogance and avarice and lust for power.”

“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?” He grinned.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”,”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Only a man who’s been burned knows what hell is truly like.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “She had never loved him so much as she did in that instant.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Jon:’What are you doing up there? Why aren’t you at the feast?’
Tyrion: ‘Too hot, too noisy, and I’d drunk too much wine’, the dwarf told him. ‘I learned long ago that it is considered rude to vomit on your brother.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Ser Barristan loves his honor, Grand Maester Pycelle loves his office, and Littlefinger loves Littlefinger.”
– George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That is why I read so much.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “Everything’s better with some wine in the belly.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “As Daenerys Targaryen rose to her feet, her black hissed, pale smoke venting from its mouth and nostrils. The other two pulled away from her breasts and added their voices to the call, translucent wings unfolding and stirring the air, and for the first time in hundreds of years, the night came alive with the music of dragons.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

| “She should be on a hill somewhere, under a fruit tree, with the sun and clouds above her and the rain to wash her clean.”
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

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