George R.R. Martin, the American novelist who gave us the famous Game Of Thrones Book Series which was then made into extremely popular TV Series by the same name was born on September 20, 1948.
In 2011, his name was on the Time 100 list of most influential people in the world. In the days of his youth he was comic-book fan taking special interest in the Marvel comic series about superheroes.
He holds a journalism degree and is an expert chess player. He had once said that he doesn’t love any other writer as much as he loves Tolkien. Tolkien, is the writer of the famous Lord Of The Rings series, The Hobbit and more. He writes his name as J.R.R. Tolkien and Martin writers his name as George R.R. Martin. Co-incidence?
Here are 7 quotes from him that talk a lot about the world of books and humans:
1. “Nobody is a villain in their own story. We’re all heroes of our own stories.”
Have we ever criticised ourselves? It takes us ages to realise our mistakes and admit them. In our eyes, we are all heroes.
2. “Yes – 90% of fantasy is crap. And so is 90% of science fiction and 90% of mystery fiction and 90% of literary fiction.”
That’s a perfect slap on the faces of those who look down upon fantasy. Come on people – have a little imagination!
3. “The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.”
This one feels like an ocean of wisdom. And it touches the heart instantly. How many times have you been destroyed by something you have fallen in love with?
4. “Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
Every time there comes a quote about facing something, there comes this thought about how ostriches are known to dig their heads in the ground when they see danger. It is the same with us, humans. We hate facing the truth.
5. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
Simple, yet powerful. There is a strength is togetherness.
6. “And I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.”
Those who are not loved enough, those who are looked down upon and those that need mending. Do you also have a special love for them? Do you connect with the quote?
7. “It is one thing to be clever and another to be wise.”
We have always learnt that wisdom comes with experience. You might be the smartest man or woman in the room but it is altogether a different thing to be wise, to know when not to do something. Seek wisdom, it will help you make decisions, decisions like you should never follow someone’s path even if it is lucrative, easy and faster.
Winter is indeed coming!
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