David Benioff Quotes

David Benioff (born David Friedman; September 25, 1970) is an American novelist, screenwriter, television producer and director. He is best known for being the co-creator and showrunner of the widely acclaimed award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones.

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David Benioff


I think, in a weird way, the reason I was drawn to screenwriting and the reason I really love doing it is because I love writing dialogue.

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Fiction novels, that's my game.

David Benioff


I've always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.

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She leaned forward and kissed me on the lips. He mouth was cold, her lips rough from the winter wind, and if the mystics are right and we are doomed to repeat our squalid lives ad infinitum, at least I will always return to that kiss

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Every adaptation requires that the screenwriter make difficult choices - and in particular, difficult cuts.

David Benioff


Every time something bad happens, like we lose a day because of weather or an actor gets injured or anything else happens, the schedule has to change. It's the most challenging Tetris puzzle.

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I never understood people who said their greatest fear was public speaking, or spiders, or any of the other minor terrors. How could you fear anything more than death? Everything else offered moments of escape: a paralyzed man could still read Dickens; a man in the grips of dementia might have flashes of the must absurd beauty.

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There are a few moments in your life when you are truly and completely happy, and you remember to give thanks. Even as it happens you are nostalgic for the moment, you are tucking it away in your scrapbook.

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It is actually a lot harder to sit down and write from A to Z. But for me at least, it's the only way I can do it, at this point, with any moderate success.

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I like having my own story remain my story.

David Benioff


Your mother's cunt has a peculiar tubular shape!' he yelled. 'Nonetheless, I tolerate its effluvium and enthusiastically lick its inner folds whenever she demands!"

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I've never flown a kite.

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'Breaking Bad.' Because it's the best American narrative fiction of the last ten years.

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You don't like the girl. You don't know what color eyes she has, you don't like her.

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You're a writer. Make it up.

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