2. “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed.” – Hephaestus

3. “You will see things just as they are, being a half-blood, but humans will interpret things quite differently. Remarkable, really, the lengths to which humans will go to fit things into their version of reality.” – Percy Jackson

4. “Be careful of love. It’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” – Hephaestus

5. “Life is only precious because it ends, kid.” – Mars

6. “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” – Sally Jackson

7. “There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.” – Athena

8. “Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?” – Luke Castellan

9. “Getting something and having the wits to use it—those are two different things.” – Hera

10. “Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.” – Chiron

11. “The real world is where the monsters are.” – Percy Jackson

12. “Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.” – Percy Jackson 

13. “With great power comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.” – Nico Di Angelo

14. “If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. Being a half-blood is dangerous. It’s scary. Most of the time, it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.” – Percy Jackson

15. “You hit the Lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.” – Percy Jackson

16. “Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.” – Annabeth Chase

17. “But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.” – Dionysus

18. “I figure the world is basically a machine. I don’t know who made it—if it was the Fates, or the gods, or the capital-G god or whatever. But, it chugs along the way it’s supposed to most of the time. Sure, little pieces break off and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly—things happen for a reason.” – Leo Valdez

19. “Don’t you get it, Percy? You are home. This is the only safe place on earth for kids like us.” – Annabeth Chase

20. “Who says he’s seeing this place the way we’re seeing it? Humans see what they want to see. You’re very stubborn—er, persistent, that way?” – Grover

21. “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse, and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” – Hermes

22. “What about a compromise? I’ll kill them first, and if it turns out they were friendly, I’ll apologize.” – Gleeson Hedge

23. “In a way, it’s nice to know that there are Greek gods out there because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong.” – Percy Jackson

24. “Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose it all.” – Underwater Lady

25. “Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies.” – Leo Valdez

26. “First rule of battle strategy; don’t ever let your opponent distract you.” – Annabeth Chase

27. “The sea does not like to be restrained.” – Poseidon

28. “You might as well ask an artist to explain his art or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear through the search.” – Apollo

29. “You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.” – Hera

30. “Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.” – Piper McLean

31. “Don’t feel bad, I’m usually about to die.” – Percy Jackson

32. “Young people don’t always do what they’re told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment.” – Hermes

33. “Sometimes mortals can be more horrible than monsters.” – Zoe Nightshade

34. “Survive first. Figure out crayon drawing of destiny later.” – Leo Valdez

35. “Suspecting and knowing are not the same.” – Chiron

36. “You deal with mythological stuff for a few years, you learn that paradises are usually places where you get killed.” – Percy Jackson

37. “Europa fell off and died along the way, but that’s not important.” – Annabeth Chase

38. “Does truth have a moral?” – Hermes

39. “He didn’t think much of fates and prophecies, but he did believe in one thing—Annabeth and he were supposed to be together.” – Verdiris

40. “Dreams like a podcast, downloading truth in my ears. They tell me cool stuff.” – Apollo

41. “Afterward, I had the last laugh. I made an air bubble at the bottom of the lake. Our friends kept waiting for us to come up, but hey, when you are the son of Poseidon, you don’t have to hurry. And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.” – Percy Jackson

42. “Like he’d spent a nice day torturing heroes.” – Percy Jackson

43. “I should’ve told you the truth from the beginning. I thought if you knew what a failure I was, you wouldn’t want me along.” – Grover

44. “It’s all right, we had a little family spat.” – Persephone

45. “The real story of the Fleece—there were these two children of Zeus, Cadmus, and Europa, okay? They were about to get offered up as human sacrifices when they prayed to Zeus to save them.” – Annabeth Chase

46. “Tell the sun and stars hello for me.” – Bob

47. “She looked at me like she was drinking in the fact that I was still here. And I realized I was doing the same thing. The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.” – Luke Castellan

48. “Because I know you. You wouldn’t be here if you weren’t one of us.” – Annabeth Chase

49. “I am never, ever going to make things easy for you, Seaweed Brain. Get used to it.” – Annabeth Chase

50. “Come now, Percy. What you call ‘Western civilization.’ Do you think it’s just an abstract concept? No, it’s a living force. A collective consciousness that has burned bright for thousands of years.” – Chiron

51. “I think you have the wrong guy, all right? I’m not a hero. I’m a loser. I have dyslexia, ADHD.” – Percy Jackson

52. “My name is Percy Jackson. I’m 12 years old. Until a few months ago, I was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate New York. Am I a troubled kid? Yeah. You could say that.” – Percy Jackson

53. “I’m nobody’s sidekick.” – Annabeth Chase

54. “Oh, I wish I could spend all day underwater instead of this place.” – Percy Jackson

55. “Every time I’m around you, some monsters attack us. What’s to be nervous about?” – Rachel Dare

56. “I didn’t steal it, and I have no connection to Poseidon.” – Percy Jackson

57. “My mother can make me feel good just by walking into the room.” – Percy Jackson

58. “What I did next was so impulsive and dangerous I should’ve been named ADHD poster child of the year.” – Percy Jackson

59. “They’re myths, to explain lightning and the seasons and stuff. They’re what people believed before there was science.” – Percy Jackson

60. “They had done nothing but save me, over and over, and now they wanted to sacrifice their lives for my mom.” – Percy Jackson

61. “Medusa is your mom? Dude, that sucks for you.” – Percy Jackson

62. “I’d love to tell you I had some deep revelation on my way down, that I came to terms with my own mortality, laughed in the face of death, et cetera. The truth? My only thought was, ‘Aaaaggghhhhh!’” – Percy Jackson

63. “Hades raised an eyebrow. When he sat forward in his throne, shadowy faces appeared in the folds of his black robes, faces of torment, as if the garment was stitched of trapped souls from the Fields of Punishment, trying to get out. The ADHD part of me wondered, off-task, whether the rest of his clothes were made the same way. What horrible things would you have to do in your life to get woven into Hades’ underwear?” – Percy Jackson

64. “Don’t I get a kiss for luck? It’s kind of a tradition, right?” – Percy Jackson

65. “I gave her my deluxe ‘I’ll-Kill-You-Later’ stare.’” – Percy Jackson

66. “I don’t know. But, I just know that I’ll be fighting next to you. Because you’re my friend, Seaweed Brain. Any more stupid question?” – Annabeth Chase

67. “I felt like one of Apollo’s sacred cows—slow, dumb, and bright red.” – Percy Jackson

68. “Grover didn’t say anything for a while. Then, when I thought he was going to give me some deep philosophical comment to make me feel better, he said, ‘Can I have your apple?’” – Percy Jackson

69. “Did I fight a lot with Thalia since she was a daughter of Zeus?” – Percy Jackson

70. “That’s us, those five nuts right there.” – Grover

71. “Probably, ‘Hi, Annabeth! Sit here with me and watch while I tear your friends apart. It’ll be fun!’” – Percy Jackson

72. “What was so great about me? A dyslexic, hyperactive boy with a D+ report card, kicked out of school for the sixth time in six years.” – Percy Jackson

73. “Did you really think it would be that easy? My mother is goddess of wisdom and battle strategy. Do you know what that means? I always win.” – Annabeth Chase

74. “Some crazy dream. I don’t know. There was a monster. My mom was there. Well, you were there, too, but you were some weird hybrid, man-goat thing! Woah!” – Percy Jackson

75. “It got so I almost believed them—Mrs. Dodds had never existed.” – Percy Jackson

76. “Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?” – Percy Jackson

77. “I felt angry at my father. Maybe it was stupid, but I resented him for going on that ocean voyage, for not having the guts to marry my mom. He’d left us, and now we were stuck with Smelly Gabe.” – Percy Jackson

78. “I always lose. Maybe we’re both wrong.” – Percy Jackson

79. “I’d stay here, happy forever, playing games forever, and soon I’d forget my , and my quest, and maybe even my own name.” – Percy Jackson

80. “Am I recovered? You—you’re not in a wheelchair.” – Percy Jackson

81. “Oh, come on, man. You have to do that right here? It’s disgusting. We—we’re in a kitchen.” – Percy Jackson

82. “This is not happening, I don’t want this to be like the last time.” – Grover

83. “I just like being in water. It’s the one place I can think.” – Percy Jackson

84. “When I was at the river Styx, turning invulnerable—Nico said I had to concentrate on one thing that kept me anchored to the world, that made me want to stay mortal.” – Percy Jackson

85. “You see, he was angry at you—all of you. He wanted you to destroy yourselves.” – Percy Jackson

86. “We’re staying together, You’re not getting away from me. Never again.” – Percy Jackson

87. “Wow, Apollo is hot.” – Thalia

88. “But, suddenly the world turned sideways. I realized I’d been played with. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades had been set at each other’s throats by someone else. The master bolt had been in the backpack, and I’d gotten the backpack from.” – Percy Jackson

89. “I am Persephone. Welcome, demigods.” – Persephone

90. “I had always assumed he knew me as a baby. My mom had never said it outright, but still, I’d felt it must be true. Now, to be told that he’d never even seen me.” – Percy Jackson

91. “Sugar and caffeine. My willpower crumbled.” – Percy Jackson

92. “I’m incognito. Call me Fred.” – Apollo

93. “I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping behind you, and nobody even looks at you funny.” – Percy Jackson

94. “The god’s chosen beverage. Tremble before the horror of Diet Coke!” – Percy Jackson

95. “Almost everything strange washes up near Miami.” – Percy Jackson

96. “What if it lines up like it did in the Trojan War—Athena versus Poseidon?” – Percy Jackson

97. “I’m so cool. I want to date myself, but I don’t know how! You want to date me instead? You’re so lucky!” – Leo Valdez

98. “Ah, that would be my pen. Please bring your own writing utensil in the future, Mr. Jackson.” – Mr. Brunner

99. “Lots of death, huh? Personally, I’m trying to avoid lots of death, but you guys have fun!” – Leo Valdez

100. “All I could think of was that the teachers must’ve found the illegal stash of candy I’d been selling out of my dorms room. Or maybe they’d realized I got my essay on Tom Sawyer from the internet without ever reading the book and now they were going to take away my grade.” – Percy Jackson

101. “Didn’t they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?” – Percy Jackson

102. “Now we can eat peanut butter sandwiches and ride fish ponies! We can fight monsters and see Annabeth and make things go boom!” – Tyson

103. “Come back alive, Seaweed Brain. Then we’ll see.” – Annabeth Chase

104. “Names have power.” – Rick Riordan, Author

105. “It’s hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.” – Rick Riordan, Author

106. “Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it’s a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades.” – Rick Riordan, Author

107. “But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil.” – Rick Riordan, Author

108. “They kissed and for a moment nothing else mattered. An asteroid could have hit the planet and wiped out all life, and Annabeth wouldn’t have cared.” – Rick Riordan, Author

109. “It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.” – Rick Riordan, Author


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