George R.R. Martin Quote

Bran knew. She's a child. A child of the forest. He shivered, as much from wonderment as cold. They had fallen into one of Old Nan's tales. The First Men named us children, the little woman said. The giants called us , the squirrel people, because we were small and quick and fond of trees, but we are no squirrels, no children. Our name in the True Tongue means . Before your Old Tongue was ever spoken, we had sun our songs ten thousand years. Meera said, You speak the Common Tongue now. For him. The Bran boy. I was born in the time of the dragon, and for two hundred years I walked the world of men, to watch and listen and learn. I might be walking still, but my legs were sore and my heart was weary, so I turned my feet for home. Two hundred years? said Meera. The child smiled. Men, they are the children.

George R.R. Martin

Bran knew. She's a child. A child of the forest. He shivered, as much from wonderment as cold. They had fallen into one of Old Nan's tales. The First Men named us children, the little woman said. The giants called us , the squirrel people, because we were small and quick and fond of trees, but we are no squirrels, no children. Our name in the True Tongue means . Before your Old Tongue was ever spoken, we had sun our songs ten thousand years. Meera said, You speak the Common Tongue now. For him. The Bran boy. I was born in the time of the dragon, and for two hundred years I walked the world of men, to watch and listen and learn. I might be walking still, but my legs were sore and my heart was weary, so I turned my feet for home. Two hundred years? said Meera. The child smiled. Men, they are the children.

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About George R.R. Martin

George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin; September 20, 1948), also known as GRRM, is an American novelist, screenwriter, television producer and short story writer. He is the author of the series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire, which were adapted into the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) and its prequel series House of the Dragon (2022–present). He also helped create the Wild Cards anthology series, and contributed worldbuilding for the 2022 video game Elden Ring.
In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien", and in 2011, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. He is a longtime citizen of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he helped fund Meow Wolf and owns the Jean Cocteau Cinema. The city commemorates March 29 as George R. R. Martin Day.