50 Rick Riordan Quotes From The Beloved 'Percy Jackson' Author

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Rick Riordan is a bestselling children's book author who hails from the U.S.A.

Rick Riordan is known globally for 'The Percy Jackson And The Olympians' series. The book is about a teenager named Percy Jackson who suddenly finds out that he is the son of Poseidon, the Greek god.

Rick's fascination with the world of mythology and monsters has also led him to work with Norse myths. He has won several awards, including the 'Mark Twain Award' and the 'Stonewall Book Award For Children's Literature.' Reading Rick Riordan quotes will give you a fresh and optimistic outlook on life, especially through the lens of a fantasy book.

Find these Rick Riordan quotes interesting? Check out Percy Jackson quotes and Tolkien quotes for a deep dive into the world of fantasy.

Best Rick Riordan Quotes From The Kids Fantasy Book Author

Kids book quotes by Rick Riordan are fascinating.

Rick Riordan has a unique way of blending the lives of humans with the supernatural. Kids and adults equally love his books. Here are some of the best Rick Riordan quotes from the author that will put a smile on your face.

1. "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."

‒ Rick Riordan.

2. "With great power...comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Last Olympian'.

3. "Something inside me clicked, like an engine shifting into higher gear. My thinking suddenly became faster and clearer. The anger and fear didn't go away, but I realized they weren't important."

‒ Rick Riordan.

4. "There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it."

‒ Rick Riordan.

5. "The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice."

‒ Rick Riordan.

6. "It's natural to feel fear. All great warriors are afraid. Only the stupid and the delusional are not."

‒ Rick Riordan.

7. "Does truth have a moral?"

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Sea Of Monsters'.

8. "We wandered the halls of an infinite magic nursing home, led by a hippo nurse with a torch. Really, just an ordinary night for the Kanes."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Throne Of Fire'.

9. "I think the more you understand myths, the more you understand the roots of our culture and the more things will resonate."

‒ Rick Riordan.

10. "The images from the book you make in your head are always going to be the best images."

‒ Rick Riordan.

11. "The more you know, the more you try to change them, and that can be disastrous."

‒ Rick Riordan.

12. "We choose to believe in Ma'at. We create order out of chaos, beauty out of ugly randomness. That's what Egypt is all about."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Throne Of Fire'.

13. "It's hard to look in charge when you're hunched over like Quasimodo."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Red Pyramid'.

14. "No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you."

‒ Rick Riordan.

15. "I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want - a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery."

‒ Rick Riordan.

Iconic 'Percy Jackson' Quotes From Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan quotes are extraordinary.

As an author, 'The Percy Jackson' series opened up the horizon for Rick Riordan. Kids from all around the world fell in love with his book 'The Lightning Thief.' It created an excellent opportunity for such an author who had so much in store for us. So, here are some fantastic Rick Riordan quotes from some of his best books.

16. "In case you're wondering, the underside of a sheep doesn't smell that great."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Sea Of Monsters'.

17. "If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

18. "Sugar and caffeine. My willpower crumbled."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

19. "It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

20. "Hubris means deadly pride, Percy. Thinking you can do things better than anyone else...Even the gods."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Sea Of Monsters'.

21. "But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Battle Of The Labyrinth'.

22. "Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

23. "A Half-Blood of the eldest gods, Shall reach sixteen against all odds And see the world in endless sleep The Hero's soul, cursed blade shall reap A single choice shall end his days Olympus to preserve or raze."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

24. "I showed him Riptide, and explained how it turned from a pen into a sword just by uncapping it."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

25. "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."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

26. "And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Last Olympian'.

27. "I don't recommend shadow travel if you're scared of:

a) The dark

b) Cold shivers up your spine

c) Strange noises

d) Going so fast you feel like your face is peeling off..."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Last Olympian'.

28. "The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Last Olympian'.

29. "It's hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Last Olympian'.

30. "Percy: Don't I get a kiss for luck? It's kind of a tradition, right?

Annabeth: Come back alive, Seaweed Brain. Then we'll see."

‒ Rick Riordan.

Funny Rick Riordan Quotes

You may think that an author who writes about mythology will undoubtedly lack the funny bone. However, every book from Rick Riordan is packed with humor from the author.

31. "Her freckles were orange, as if somebody had spray-painted her face with liquid Cheetos."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

32. "I have a great deal of sympathy for reluctant readers because I was one. I would do anything to avoid reading."

‒ Rick Riordan.

33. "I thought the thing in her hands was an umbrella until she cranked the pump and the shotgun blast blew the giant twenty feet backwards, right into Nico's sword."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Last Olympian'.

34. "Far, far below, red liquid bubbled. Blood? Lava? Evil ketchup? None of the posibilities were good."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Red Pyramid'.

35. "'Love conquers all,' Aphrodite promised. 'Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?'

'Didn't they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?'

'Pfft. That's not the point. Follow your heart'…"

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Titan's Curse'.

36. "Dreams like a podcast, downloading truth in my ears. They tell me cool stuff."

‒ Rick Riordan.

37. "If anybody felt worse than I did, it was Amos. I had just enough magic to turn myself into a falcon and him into a hamster (hey, I was rushed!)."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Red Pyramid'.

38. "The giant's eyes lit up with greed. 'Another weapon? I will steal it! I will copy it and sell the knockoffs for a profit! What is this secret weapon?'..."

‒ Rick Riordan.

39. "Tyson thought Annabeth was just about the coolest thing since peanut butter, and he seriously loved peanut butter."

‒ Rick Riordan.

40. "I felt like one of Apollo's sacred cows- slow, dumb, and bright red."

‒ Rick Riordan, 'The Last Olympian'.

Author Rick Riordan's Quotes On His Life

Let's check out what Rick Riordan has to say about himself and about being an author.

41. "I love teaching. I love working with kids."

‒ Rick Riordan.

42. "I think kids will read more good books than we can possibly produce."

‒ Rick Riordan.

43. "Percy was a character who just insisted on springing to life."

‒ Rick Riordan.

44. "I've loved the Norse myths for just as long as I've loved Greek myths."

‒ Rick Riordan.

45. "Percy has my sense of humor."

‒ Rick Riordan.

46. "I hoped the stories would get kids reading."

‒ Rick Riordan.

47. "I don't consciously put messages in books, because my job is telling a good story, not preaching."

‒ Rick Riordan.

48. "It's easier to read about people doing amazing things...than that about people doing mundane things like going to school."

‒ Rick Riordan.

49. "Every child's taste is different. Don't worry if they're not reading 'War and Peace' at age 12."

‒ Rick Riordan.

50. "I come to writing the same way I come to teaching, which is that my goal is always to create lifelong readers."

‒ Rick Riordan.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Rick Riordan quotes, then why not take a look at J.K. Rowling quotes and [Robert E Howard quotes].

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