25 of My Favorite Percy Jackson Quotes From Riordan's Universe (2024)

25 of My Favorite Percy Jackson Quotes From Riordan's Universe (1)

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“Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?” (The Lightning Thief)

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

“Deadlines just aren’t real to me until I’m staring one in the face.”
(The Lightning Thief)

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“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. For instance, when you’re walking away from a bus that’s just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it’s raining on top of everything else, most people might think that’s just really bad luck; when you’re a half-blood, you understand that some divine force is really trying to mess up your day.” (The Titan’s Curse)

“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.” (The Sea of Monsters)

“Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.” (The Lightning Thief)

“Humans see what they want to see.” (The Lightning Thief)

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

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“Life is only precious because it ends, kid.” (The Son of Neptune)

Getting something and having the wits to use it…those are two different things. (The Battle of the Labyrinth)

“I’m nobody’s sidekick,” Annabeth growled. “And, Percy, his accent sounds familiar because he sounds like his mother. We killed her in New Jersey.”
Percy frowned. “I’m pretty sure that accent isn’t New Jersey. Who’s his—? Oh.”
It all fell into place. Aunty Em’s Garden Gnome Emporium—the lair of Medusa. She’d talked with that same accent, at least until Percy had cut off her head.
Medusa is your mom?” he asked. “Dude, that sucks for you.” (The Mark of Athena)

“I am Persephone” she said, her voice thin and papery. “Welcome, demigods.”
Nico squashed a pomegranate under his boot. “Welcome? After last time, you’ve got the nerve to welcome me?”
I shifted uneasily, because talking that way to a god can get you blasted into dust bunnies. “Um, Nico—”
“It’s all right,” Persephone said coldly. “We had a little family spat.”
“Family spat?” Nico cried. “You turned me into a dandelion!” (The Demigod Files)

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

“I’m calm,” Rachel insisted. “Every time I’m around you, some monsters attack us. What’s to be nervous about?”
“Look,” I said. “I’m sorry about the band room. I hope they didn’t kick you our or anything.”
“Nah. They asked me a lot of questions about you. I played dumb.”
“Was it hard?” Annabeth asked. (The Battle of the Labyrinth)

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“You weren’t able to talk sense into him?”
“Well, we kind of tried to kill each other in a duel to the death.”
“I see. You tried the diplomatic approach.” (The Sea of Monsters)

“Does truth have a moral?” (The Sea of Monsters)

The older lady harrumphed. “I warned you, daughter. This scoundrel Hades is no good. You could’ve married the god of doctors or the god of lawyers, but noooo. You had to eat the pomegranate.”
“And get stuck in the Underworld!”
“Mother, please—”
“And here it is August, and do you come home like you’re supposed to? Do you ever think about your poor lonely mother?”
“DEMETER!” Hades shouted. “That is enough. You are a guest in my house.”
“Oh, a house is it?” she said. “You call this dump a house? Make my daughter live in this dark, damp—”
“I told you,” Hades said, grinding his teeth, “there’s a war in the world above. You and Persephone are better off here with me.”
“Excuse me,” I broke in. “But if you’re going to kill me, could you just get on with it?” (The Last Olympian)

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“There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.” (The Titan’s Curse)

“What I did next was so impulsive and dangerous I should’ve been named ADHD poster child of the year.” (The Lightning Thief)

“Sugar and caffeine. My willpower crumbled.” (The Lightning Thief)

Percy blinked. “So your brother is a winged horse. But you’re also my half brother, which means all the flying horses in the world are my…You know what? Let’s forget it.” (The Mark of Athena)

I held out a lead figurine of Hades—the little Mythomagic statue Nico had abandoned when he fled camp last winter.
Nico hesitated. “I don’t play that game anymore. It’s for kids.”
“It’s got four thousand attack power,” I coaxed.
“Five thousand,” Nico corrected. “But only if your opponent attacks first.”
I smiled. “Maybe it’s okay to still be a kid once in a while.” (The Battle of the Labyrinth)

25 of My Favorite Percy Jackson Quotes From Riordan's Universe (2024)


What is the most famous quote from Percy Jackson? ›

The quote by Percy Jackson, "If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself," encapsulates the central theme of self-empowerment and personal growth found throughout the series.

What is a favorite Riordan quote? ›

Rick Riordan Quotes
  • Humans see what they want to see. ...
  • Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face. ...
  • If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. ...
  • I try not to think. ...
  • Where's the glory in repeating what others have done?

What book does Percy say I love you? ›

The Blood of Olympus

Percy kisses Annabeth for a long time and then proceeds to tell Annabeth he loves her.

What did Rick Riordan say about the Percy Jackson movie? ›

'Pain and Disappointment' Rick detailed the damage that the Percy Jackson & The Olympians films had on his family, and how his sons view the Disney+ adaptation. “My sons are not interested at all. They lived through all the pain and disappointment of the movies, so their main concern is for Becky and me.

What are 3 quotes from Percy Jackson? ›

10 Best Quotes in Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • 4 "This Isn't the Arch, Seaweed Brain"
  • 5 "I am Impertinent" ...
  • 6 "A Survivor" ...
  • 7 "She Met a Pine Cone's Fate" ...
  • 8 "I'm Sally Jackson's Son" ...
  • 9 "Earthshaker, Stormbringer, Percy Jackson, Son of Poseidon" ...
  • 10 "Look, I Didn't Want to be a Half-Blood" ...
Feb 5, 2024

What are the three important quotes in Percy Jackson? ›

What belongs to the sea will always return to the sea.” “Even strength has to bow to wisdom sometimes.” “A hero's fate is never happy. It is never anything but tragic.”

What did Annabeth call Percy? ›

Like I mentioned earlier there are numerous instances where Annabeth is a jerk, but probably her biggest jerk moment is when she calls Percy a coward.

What are some Percy Jackson quotes? ›

The Best Percy Jackson Quotes. “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” “With great power… comes great need to take a nap.

What did Percy Jackson call Annabeth? ›

Averages: Percy calls Annabeth 'Wise Girl' every 482.17 pages. Another fun little stat: Percy says 'Wise Girl' in Chapter 22 of TLT, and doesn't say the nickname OUT LOUD again until Chapter 42 of BOO.

Who has Percy kissed? ›

Percy pulled Annabeth close and kissed her... long enough for it to get really awkward for Piper, though she said nothing. She thought about the old rule of Aphrodite's cabin: that to be recognized as a daughter of the love goddess, you had to break someone's heart.

Do Percy and Annabeth marry? ›

Yes, Annabeth is married to Percy Jackson, and has three kids: Cast, Ethan, and Zoe. How was Annabeth Chase born? Annabeth Chase is the half-blood daughter of the goddess Athena and the mortal man Frederick Chase.

When was Percabeth first kiss? ›

This is the chapter where Annabeth first kissed Percy, right before he was blasted to Calypso's island.

What will Percy Jackson 6 be about? ›

Summary from Goodreads: The original heroes from The Lightning Thief are reunited for their biggest challenge yet: getting Percy to college when the gods are standing in his way. The original hero. A brand-new adventure.

What was Percy Jackson diagnosed with? ›

Diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and dyslexia, Percy is attending Yancy Academy, a boarding school for problem teens in upstate New York. This is Percy's “sixth school in six years.” Wherever he goes, he seems to get in trouble unintentionally.

Did Rick Riordan stop writing Percy Jackson? ›

Why did Rick Riordan end the Percy Jackson series after “The Blood of Olympus”? He didn't. He continued to write The Trials of Apollo, finish The Kane Chronicles, and write the Magnus Chase series too.

What is the opening quote of Percy Jackson? ›

My name is Percy Jackson. I'm twelve 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?

What are some inspiring quotes from Percy Jackson? ›

9 Percy Jackson Quotes With Wisdom of Olympian Proportions
  • “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” - ...
  • “My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.” -
Jan 25, 2022

What does Percy Jackson's sword say? ›

Appearance. Riptide in Pen form. In its dormant form, it's a disposable ballpoint pen that reads Anaklusmos on the side when not in use. Once the pen is uncapped, it transforms into its true sword form.

What is a quote from Grover in Percy Jackson? ›

Percy," Grover said, "the gods really don't appreciate people sitting in their thrones. I mean like turn-you-into-a-pile-of-ashes don't appreciate it. But I've never even been to Olympus! Zeus is crazy!"

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