Afterward, I had the last laugh. I made an air bubble at the bottom of the lake. Our friends kept waiting for us to come up, but hey-when you are the son of Poseidon, you don't have to hurry. And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.

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I tell aspiring writers that you have to find what you MUST write. When you find it, you will know, because the subject matter won’t let you go. It’s not enough to write simply because you think it would be neat to be published. You have to be compelled to write. If you’re not, nothing else that you do matters.

- Rick Riordan

I didn't answer, but, please—nothing is obvious with boys. For such simple creatures, they are quite baffling.

- Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire

The thing about plummetting downhill at fifty miles an hour on a snack platter - if you realize it's a bad idea when you're halfway down, it's too late.

- Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

Lord Bacchus, do you remember me? I helped you with that missing leopard in Sonoma." Bacchus scratched his stubbly chin. "Ah... yes. John Green." "Jason Grace.""Whatever," the god said.

- Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

People don’t just appear on the beach unless they’re demigods or gods or really, really lost pizza delivery guys. (It’s happened—but that’s another story.)

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And when demigods use cell phones, the signals agitate every monster within a hundred miles. It's like sending up a flare: Here I am! Please rearrange my face!

- Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

There was Tyson moving into the Poseidon cabin, giggling to himself every fifteen seconds and saying, "Percy is my brother?" like he'd just won the lottery.Aw, Tyson," I'd say. "It's not that simple.

- Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

They’d seen his deepest secrets. They knew who he was, what he was. But they didn’t seem to care. No … they cared more. They weren’t judging him. They were concerned.

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If possible, try to avoid pushing each other over the edge, as that would cause me extra paperwork.

- Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Stop!" he yelled at the others. "Multigrain fighting is not allowed!

- Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.