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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.
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Well, actually it carried Cadmus. Europa fell off and died along the way, but that's not important.'...
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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
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
Maybe I should have resented him, but I didn't. After losing my mother, I didn't have patience for g...
RICK RIORDAN
To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHA...
RICK RIORDAN
I would've hit the water hard, but at the last second I changed into a falcon.

~Carter Ka...
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
As soon as the rocky coast line of the island came into view, I ordered one of the ropes to wrap aro...
RICK RIORDAN
Who are the real monsters?
BETH REVIS
I didn't answer, but, please—nothing is obvious with boys. For such simple creatures, they are qui...
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
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
Bob says hello," he told the stars.
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I'm Nico di Angelo." - Nico di Angelo
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
You're cute when you're worried," she muttered. "Your eyebrows get all scrunched together."
"Y...
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
The telling of stories creates the real world.
ALBERTO MANGUEL
Percy, we're going to Polyphemus' island! Polyphemus is an S-i-k...a C-y-k..." She stamped her foot ...
RICK RIORDAN
Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can't do in the real world.
MARCUS DU SAUTOY
...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...
I know, I'm an idiot!" Leo moaned. "A brilliant idiot, but still an idiot.
RICK RIORDAN
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
He looked like an evil male model, showing off what the fashionable college-age villain was wearing ...
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
The world is full of monsters with friendly faces.
HEATHER BREWER
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
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
June cackled with delight, muttering, "Whoops!" as a car almost killed them.
RICK RIORDAN
Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.
STEPHEN KING
Like your zodiac sign? Percy asked. 'I'm a Leo.
'No, stupid,' Leo said. I'm a Leo. You're a Per...
RICK RIORDAN
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
Real monsters eat you from the inside out.
DIA REEVES
No!" Leo yelled.
"Uhhh," Nico groaned from the floor.
"Piper!" Jason cried.
"Monke...
RICK RIORDAN
There are too many of them." Reyna wondered bitterly how many times she'd said that in her demigod c...
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...
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
That’s the cost. That’s the price. Get ready, because when you crush the humanity out of humans,...
RICK YANCEY
How good and thoughtful he is; the world seems full of good men--even if there are monsters in it.
BRAM STOKER
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
He fought to destroy those monsters, yet found they never seemed to die—rising anew every dawn.
ELIZABETH D. MARIE
Philip doesn't let go, his eyes glinting with rage. "We're gonna survive this thing,and we're gonna ...
ROBERT KIRKMAN
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
When you get on stage, you can be anything. You are removed from reality in a way, the real world.
SUZANNE FARRELL
The end of the world is a strange concept. The world is always ending, and the end is always being a...
NEIL GAIMAN
Sometimes I'm kind of spacey. I'm like Ferdinand the bull, sniffing the daisy, not aware of ...
RICHARD GERE
I want content that is relevant to my life, that is relevant to me, that is set in the real world.
WARREN SPECTOR
For economist the real world is often a special case.
EDGAR FIEDLER
We won't sit idly by when a crime is committed in the real world. So why should we when it happe...
MAX BAUCUS
No 22-year-old should have to enter the real world already in a virtual debtors' prison.
MICHAEL MOORE
And far more dangerous than greed or lust or envy or any of those things—or anything—was love.
RICK YANCEY
Until we identity the real cause of an ailment or problem,finding the cure will only be a mirage.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
It takes just a few thoughts of the people to know who they are actually, but only to a person who i...
ANUJ SOMANY

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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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Legion, cuneum formate!’ Reyna yelled. ‘Advance!’ Another cheer on Jason’s right as Percy an...
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It's useless to lecture a human.
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I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want - a fast-paced story, characters worth...
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This is so cool!" Nico said, jumping up and down in the driver's seat. "Is this really the sun? I th...
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For a long time,’ Nico said, ‘I had a crush on you. I just wanted you to know.’ Percy looked a...
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Nico," I said at last, "shouldn't you be sitting at the Hades table?"

He shrugged. "Techn...
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Oh, did you expect me to play fair?" Cupid laughed. "I am the god of love. I am never fair.
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Because I know you, Percy Jackson. In many ways, you are impulsive, but when it comes to your friend...
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There is always a way for those clever enough to find it.
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Headache!" Zeus bellowed. "Bad. bad headache!"
As if to prove his point, the lord of the univer...
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Athena stood in the middle of the road with her arms crossed and a look on her face that made me thi...
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There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.
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Remind me again-why do you hate me so much?"

I don't hate you."

Could've foole...
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It's okay,” he said. “We're together.” He didn't say you're okay, or we're alive...
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Once she was gone, I knelt next to Annabeth and felt her forehead. She was still burning up.
"Y...
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Percy: Don't I get a kiss for luck? It's kind of a tradition, right?
Annabeth: Come back alive,...
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The real story of the Fleece: there were these two children of Zeus, Cadmus and Europa, okay? They w...
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It's hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.
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Huh," Leo said. "Well, if you ever get off this island and want a job, let me know. You're not a tot...
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Now, come over here so I can pat you down."
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Hera, do not dare take credit! You have caused at least as many problems as you fixed!
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Usually I give demigods something simple like a shopping trip, singing a funny song, that sort of th...
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If you look at it from any other side, it looks like a pile of enormous deer droppings, but Chiron w...
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Wait just a minute," Ares growled. He pointed at Thalia and me. "These two are dangerous. It'd be mu...
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Your uncle," Poseidon sighed, "has always had a flair for dramatic exits. I think he would've done w...
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Той ме погледна тъжно, сякаш мислеше какви цветя да изб...
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Синдром на Дефицит на Вниманието (СДВ)
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Apollo?” I guessed…
He put a finger to his lips. “I’m incognito. Call me Fred.”
...
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Um...is that thing tame?" Frank said.
The horse whinnied angrily.
"I don't think so...
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Juno: "All roads lead there child. You should know that."
Percy: "Detention?
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I'm fine!" Percy yelled out as he ran by, followed by a giant screaming bloody murder.
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THAT'S IT!" Terminus cried. "That's AGAINST THE RULES!"
Polybotes frowned, obviously confused t...
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Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers ...
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Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wro...
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Is this guy Love or Death?" Jason growled.

Ask your friends, Cupid said. Frank,...
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I'd love to tell you I had some deep revelation on my way down, that I came to terms with my own mor...
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