15 Inspiring Quotes by George R. R. Martin on Success

Updated: Jul 28

Birth: September 20, 1948, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA


George Raymond Richard Martin is an American writer and fantasy, horror, and science fiction scriptwriter born on September 20, 1948. In his youth, he had a complete book set up and owned many book collections. He finished Journalism at Northwestern University.


He started writing science fiction stories in the 1970s. The stories he wrote were repeatedly rejected by magazines, but George Martin, who never gave up, soon won the Hugo and Nebula awards.

George Martin started writing and editing books for television in the 1980s.


In 1991, Martin returned to write novels and began to write the Song of Ice and Fire. He completed his book in 1996. "A Game of Thrones", the first book of the Song of Ice and Fire series that broke sales records all over the world, was adapted to the television series and became one of the most watched series of today. In addition, Martin was named among the "100 most influential people of 2011" by Time.


I would like to share with you today; 15 Inspiring Quotes by George R. R. Martin on Success.



"I work for two years on a book and it comes out and two days later I've got my first e-mail: When is the next one coming out?" /George R. R. Martin
"Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you." /George R. R. Martin
"With a book I am the writer and I am also the director and I'm all of the actors and I'm the special effects guy and the lighting technician: I'm all of that. So if it's good or bad, it's all up to me." /George R. R. Martin
"Laughter is poison to fear." /George R. R. Martin
"I don't know if I have any particular views about women in positions of power, though I do think it's more difficult for women, particularly in a Medieval setting. They have the additional problem that they're a woman and people don't want them in a position of power in an essentially patriarchal society." /George R. R. Martin
"My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever." /George R. R. Martin
"I have idea files of books that I want to write one of these days, stories I want to write one of these days, but I'll probably never get to them." /George R. R. Martin


“Why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?” /George R. R. Martin
"I can see a scene in my head, and when I try to get it down in words on paper, the words are clunky; the scene is not coming across right. So frustrating. And there are days where it keeps flowing. Open the floodgates, and there it is. Pages and pages coming. Where the hell does this all come from? I don't know." /George R. R. Martin
"The great thing about reading is that it broadens your life" /George R. R. Martin
"One of the big breakthroughs, I think for me, was reading Robert A. Heinlein's four rules of writing, one of which was, 'You must finish what you write.' I never had any problem with the first one, 'You must write' - I was writing since I was a kid. But I never finished what writing." /George R. R. Martin
"One of the big breakthroughs, I think for me, was reading Robert A. Heinlein's four rules of writing, one of which was, 'You must finish what you write.' I never had any problem with the first one, 'You must write' - I was writing since I was a kid. But I never finished what writing." /George R. R. Martin
"I was a novelist first. But in the mid-'80s, I did work in television for ten years. And yes, that was frequently the reaction to my scripts. People would say, 'You know, George, this is great. We love it, a terrific script, but it would cost five times our budget to shoot this.'" /George R. R. Martin
"I knew that, when writing a book, you're not constrained by a budget. You're not constrained by what you can do, in terms of the special effects technology. You're not limited to any particular running time." /George R. R. Martin

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