You don’t have to travel too far to find someone who’ll know that quote. Let’s face it. Game of Thrones has got the world transfixed quite unlike anything before it. You know it. I know it. That old guy who lives in the dark gully in my colony probably knows it too. And as good as the TV show is, none of that would’ve happened if George R.R. Martin hadn’t put pen to paper 21 years ago.

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” – Tyrion Lannister

So for the writer in all of us, here are 15 George R.R. Martin quotes on writing.

Quotes from The A to Z Review .