• 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.

    "'Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Plays Not My Job". "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" with Peter Sagal, September 14, 2012.