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The real world is where the monsters are.


Rick Riordan

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APOLLO'S DAILY MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

"You are gorgeous and people love you!
RICK RIORDAN
I don't recommend shadow travel if you're scared of:
a) The dark
b) Cold shivers up your s...
RICK RIORDAN
Live fully and without fear
RICK RIORDAN
The real world is where the monsters are. That's where you learn whether you're any good or not.
RICK RIORDAN
Well, actually it carried Cadmus. Europa fell off and died along the way, but that's not important.'...
RICK RIORDAN
Cinnamonrolls are good for harpies.' She [Ella] said.
RICK RIORDAN
Annabeth:My fatal flaw. That's what the Sirens showed me. My fatal flaw is hubris.
Percy: the ...
RICK RIORDAN
Which reminded me...I still owed the gods a debt.
"You're a genius," I (Percy) told Annabeth.
RICK RIORDAN
Don't you ever feel like, what if the world really IS messed up? What if we COULD Do it all over aga...
RICK RIORDAN
Un minuto más tarde, Annabeth
puso el pie sobre un trozo de musgo y resbaló. Por suerte, con...
RICK RIORDAN
If you look at it from any other side, it looks like a pile of enormous deer droppings, but Chiron w...
RICK RIORDAN
Lord Bacchus, do you remember me? I helped you with that missing leopard in Sonoma."
Bacchus ...
RICK RIORDAN
To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHA...
RICK RIORDAN
Maybe I should have resented him, but I didn't. After losing my mother, I didn't have patience for g...
RICK RIORDAN
I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts -Leo Valdez
RICK RIORDAN
With great power... comes need to take a nap. Wake me up later
RICK RIORDAN
You speak horse?" Hazel asked.
"Speaking to horses is a Poseidon thing," Percy said. "Uh, I mea...
RICK RIORDAN
It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him. "Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you...
RICK RIORDAN
I would've hit the water hard, but at the last second I changed into a falcon.

~Carter Ka...
RICK RIORDAN
Who are the real monsters?
BETH REVIS
As soon as the rocky coast line of the island came into view, I ordered one of the ropes to wrap aro...
RICK RIORDAN
If I'm going to burn, it might as well be bright.
RICK RIORDAN
Now, leave."
All three boys slumped forward. Percy fell face-first into his pizza.
"Perc...
RICK RIORDAN
I didn't answer, but, please—nothing is obvious with boys. For such simple creatures, they are qui...
RICK RIORDAN
If I were a flowerpot, I would've checked my hair.

~Carter Kane
RICK RIORDAN
Somewhere behind me, Zia yelled, "Hippo!" Which I thought was a little late.

~Carter Kane
RICK RIORDAN
it was more like two scared kids huddling in the dark when they knew the monster under the bed wasn'...
LAURELL K. HAMILTON
Bob says hello," he told the stars.
RICK RIORDAN
I'm Nico di Angelo." - Nico di Angelo
RICK RIORDAN
Monsters are eternal,” she told him, trying to keep herself from sobbing. “We will remember you ...
RICK RIORDAN
Tyson put his hand on Grover´s shoulder "I -I will go with him."
I couldn´t believe I was hea...
RICK RIORDAN
Racism is unacceptable in the real world, and it's unacceptable online.
FKA TWIGS
Being offended is part of being in the real world.
COURTNEY LOVE
I'm interested in the real world.
EDWARD BOND
You're cute when you're worried," she muttered. "Your eyebrows get all scrunched together."
"Y...
RICK RIORDAN
Swords can’t solve every problem.
RICK RIORDAN
The telling of stories creates the real world.
ALBERTO MANGUEL
Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can't do in the real world.
MARCUS DU SAUTOY
Percy, we're going to Polyphemus' island! Polyphemus is an S-i-k...a C-y-k..." She stamped her foot ...
RICK RIORDAN
...Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
STEPHEN KING
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
STEPHEN KING
No one will remember us, out footprints erased, our legacies wiped out, our children and their child...
RICK YANCEY
If we all look at life we think how nice, then we look at death and everybody goes oh you can say th...
GARY F EVANS...
If we all look at life we think how nice, then we look at death and everybody goes oh you can say th...
GARY F EVANS...
Eddie discovered one of his childhood's great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.
STEPHEN KING
I know, I'm an idiot!" Leo moaned. "A brilliant idiot, but still an idiot.
RICK RIORDAN
He looked like an evil male model, showing off what the fashionable college-age villain was wearing ...
RICK RIORDAN
The world is full of monsters with friendly faces.
HEATHER BREWER
The thing about plummetting downhill at fifty miles an hour on a snack platter - if you realize it's...
RICK RIORDAN
When I was in Famous Monsters as 'Rick Baker, Monster Maker,' I'd made it, that was the most famous ...
RICK BAKER
When I was in Famous Monsters as 'Rick Baker, Monster Maker,' I'd made it, that was the most famous ...
RICK BAKER
He forced his fists to unclench. "Look, lady, we're not going to go all Hunger Games on each other. ...
RICK RIORDAN
So you can't live in Manhattan?' she asked.
Amos's brow furrowed as he looked across at the Emp...
RICK RIORDAN
Stop!" he yelled at the others. "Multigrain fighting is not allowed!
RICK RIORDAN
THAT'S IT!" Terminus cried. "That's AGAINST THE RULES!"
Polybotes frowned, obviously confused t...
RICK RIORDAN
Back in my day, we died all the time, and we liked it!
RICK RIORDAN
Would Grandmother scold him? Would she say, “Frank! Thank the gods, you've come. I'm surrounded by...
RICK RIORDAN
Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.
STEPHEN KING
June cackled with delight, muttering, "Whoops!" as a car almost killed them.
RICK RIORDAN
Like your zodiac sign? Percy asked. 'I'm a Leo.
'No, stupid,' Leo said. I'm a Leo. You're a Per...
RICK RIORDAN
They’d seen his deepest secrets. They knew who he was, what he was. But they didn’t seem to care...
RICK RIORDAN
But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are ...
ELIZABETH MOON
Real monsters eat you from the inside out.
DIA REEVES
A hero can go anywhere, challenge anyone, as long as he has the nerve.
RICK RIORDAN
Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand u...
RICK RIORDAN
I've come to gamble."
The old man's mouth twitched. He put down his shish kebab and leaned towa...
RICK RIORDAN
To search the sands of a lost desert for truth and justice in this world today you might as well be ...
GARY F EVANS...
There are too many of them." Reyna wondered bitterly how many times she'd said that in her demigod c...
RICK RIORDAN
Frank stared at her. "But you throw Ding Dongs at monsters."
Iris looked horrified. "Oh, they'r...
RICK RIORDAN
No!" Leo yelled.
"Uhhh," Nico groaned from the floor.
"Piper!" Jason cried.
"Monke...
RICK RIORDAN
It's mechanical," Leo said. "Maybe a doorway to the dwarfs' secret lair?"
"Ooooo!" shrieked a ...
RICK RIORDAN
You can keep watch, in case – you know, the lake decides to attack us or something." - Leo Valdez
RICK RIORDAN
Bless their demented little hearts.
RICK RIORDAN
Everyone is the Umbrella Man and he is everyone. Every cough, sneeze, smile and wave means both ever...
CRAIG CLEVENGER
How good and thoughtful he is; the world seems full of good men--even if there are monsters in it.
BRAM STOKER
That’s the cost. That’s the price. Get ready, because when you crush the humanity out of humans,...
RICK YANCEY
I don't think I've ever been an agnostic. I've always thought there's a superior pow...
BOB DYLAN
I learned early on that in the real world, the masks of tragedy and comedy adorn the proscenium of e...
WALTER CRONKITE
Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
ALBERT ELLIS
Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day.
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD
Values unrelated to modern reality are not just electorally hopeless, the values themselves become d...
TONY BLAIR
I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world.
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG
Now isn´t the time to change yourself to fit into the world... you should be changing the world to ...
ALEXANDRA BRACKEN
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
OSCAR WILDE
You don't get second chances in the real world.
GAIL SIMMONS
To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the r...
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
The thing that bums me out about 'The Real World' is I don't want to believe that teenag...
KATHY GRIFFIN
Long ago, I became more interested in the real world than in make-believe.
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
Often, in the real world, it's not the smart that get ahead but the bold.
ROBERT KIYOSAKI
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseveranc...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Our feet are planted in the real world, but we dance with angels and ghosts.
JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL
There's something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.
A. R. AMMONS
The real world is far more hellish for all us than any fictional representation of it.
MANDY PATINKIN
Government has really been growing, a lot of largesse, but the people in the real world aren't. ...
MICHELE BACHMANN
There are the things that are out in the open, and there are the things that are hidden. The real wo...
SAUL LEITER
My whole thing is to entertain, make people laugh and to forget about the real world for awhile.
DAN AYKROYD
I don't like false happy endings, and I don't think the real world is such a forgiving place...
HOZIER
Hollywood is in control of politics and has imported their action-filled movie scripts into the real...
KIM DOTCOM
The way that worms and viruses spread on the Internet is not that different from the way they spread...
DAVID ULEVITCH
There are so many glamorous actresses, but you know what? In the real world, nobody looks like that.
REBEL WILSON

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The others were a little surprised when Piper came back on a pegasus with two unconscious demigods.
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Leo dropped into the pool and approched the cage. "Hola, Tia. Little bit of trouble?"
She [Hera...
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Oh, and Drew, honey?”
The former counselor looked back reluctantly.
“In case you thin...
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Percy: I’ll walk down to the cabins and Connor and Travis are stealing stuff from the camp store, ...
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He’s a restless soul, always looking for another chance to drive,’ Nico said. ‘The last few ye...
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I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Ave...
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I wanted to get angry, this guy pushed me so hard.
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The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.
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It was an annoying name to have. People tended to spell in Mangus, rhymes with Angus. I always corre...
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I hate this plan,” I said. “Let’s do it.
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APOLLO'S DAILY MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

"You are gorgeous and people love you!
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Like your zodiac sign? Percy asked. 'I'm a Leo.
'No, stupid,' Leo said. I'm a Leo. You're a Per...
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With great power... comes need to take a nap. Wake me up later
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I held out the rune for Hearthstone. ‘I know what it feels like to be an empty cup, to have everyt...
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Pain was unimportant. Failure was unthinkable.
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...you shouldn't try to carry a problem alone. But if you don't want to talk about it, that's okay.
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They want to cook you and eat you," she said distatefully, "which is ridiculous. You'd taste terribl...
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This is the Propylon." He waved toward a stone path lined with crumbling columns. "One of the main g...
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The ruins stretch from the river to the base of that mountain over there, about half a kilometre.’...
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You will not find love where you wish or where you hope.
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What exactly did you find in Atlanta?”
Frank unzipped his backpack and started bringing out s...
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My favorite son!" Gaea cried. "You are awesome! I knew I could count on you, uh... which one are you...
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In the beginning. I wasn't there.
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Don't decide yet," Hephaestus advised. "Wait until daybreak. Daybreak is a good time for decisions.
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Oo!" Nico raised his hand. "What about Dr. Thorn? That was awesome how you shot him
with arrows...
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Where are you taking us?" Nico said.
"You should be honored, my boy. You will have the opportun...
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Bianca di Angelo shivered. "That explains Nico, you remember last summer, those guys
who tried ...
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All da cows love Leo.
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Yes!" Narissus unslung his bow and grabbed an arrow from his dusty quiver. "The first one who get th...
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Is Tyson okay?' I asked.
The question seemed to take my dad by surprise. 'He's fine. Doing much...
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We’ve got to run,” I said. “I don’t suppose you mean away,” Grover murmured hopefully.
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Grover started to sniffle and I figured if I didn't cheer him up he'd either start bawling or chewin...
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Remake the wild, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world. You cannot wait for anyon...
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That's us," he said. "Those five nuts right there."

"Which one is me?" I asked.

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Meat!" he said scornfully. "I'm a vegetarian."

You eat cheese enchiladas and aluminum can...
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Ella, just stay here. Stay safe."
"Safe," Ella repeated. "Ella likes being safe. Safety in numb...
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I wasn't sure why I wanted to spare Ethan. I guess we'd had enough fighting for one day, and in trut...
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Your art…” I gaped at the field of white. “There was a lovely portrait of me—right there.”...
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Could an Olympian parent turn against his half-blood child? Would it sometimes be easier just to let...
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I still don't get it" Coach Hedge muttered as they roamed the centre aisle. "They named a whole town...
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Kids are baby goats. They're cute and they have redeeming social value. You are definitely not kids.
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Percy pushed on his side furiously and the crack closed. His eyes blazed with anger. She hoped he wa...
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Wonderful, Annabeth thought. Her own mother, the most levelheaded Olympian, was reduced to a raving,...
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Butch hesitated. "Annabeth's okay. You gotta cut her some slack. She had a vision telling her to com...
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Even the gods couldn't devise a fates so twisted.
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Seaweed Brain

Wise Girl
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GETTING KILLED BY TARTARUS didn’t seem like much of an honor.

As Annabeth stared up at...
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The pinecone is a fearsome tool of destruction!

-Bacchus
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Because Anno Domini, in the Year of Our Lord, is fine for Christians, but Thor gets a little upset. ...
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Will Solace sighed. He was, of course, tied to Nico. He propped his elbow on Nico’s shoulder as if...
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