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10 Quotes from the Demigod of Young-Adult Fantasy, Rick Riordan

Known for spinning tales of ancient mythology coexisting in the modern world, and young heroes navigating the space between two worlds, Rick Riordan is considered to be one of the best fantasy authors of this day. Author of the best-selling Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympics series, Rick Riordan infuses his stories with sharp humor, Greek and Roman mythology, and on point pop culture references. Here are ten quotes from some of his best works.

 

 

1.     “With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.”
The Last Olympian


2.    “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”
The Lightning Thief


3.    “Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.”
The Lightning Thief


4.    “Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.”
The Lightning Thief


5.    “The real world is where the monsters are.”
The Lightning Thief


6.    “But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.
The Battle of the Labyrinth


7.    “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.”
The Mark of Athena


8.    “Remake the wild, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world. You cannot wait for anyone else, even a god, to do that for you.”
The Battle of the Labyrinth


9.    It seemed weird calling a teenager ‘sir’ but I’d learned to be careful with immortals. They tended to get offended easily. Then, they blew stuff up.
― The Titan’s Curse
 


 

10.    “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.”
― The Titan’s Curse

 

 

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