But beauty is about finding the right fit, the most natural fit, To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself --- avoid trying to be something you're not. For a goddess, that's especially hard. We can change so easily. -Aphrodite— Rick Riordan
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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.
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.
I try very hard to be annoying. Don’t insult my ability to annoy.
I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts" - Leo Valdez
Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.” “Leo, that’s Snow White,” Piper said.
Narcissus turned and scowled at Leo. “Who are you?” “I’m the Super-sized McShizzle, man!” Leo said. “I’m Leo Valdez, bad boy supreme. And the ladies love a bad boy.
You have to rise above the squabbling and chaos, and keep believing.
You have to always keep your goals in mind.” -Hera, goddess of marriage
This is Leo. I'm the... What's my title? Am I like, admiral, or captain, or..." "Repair boy." "Very funny, Piper.
It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him.
"Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive." "Oh." Suddenly Leo didn't look so excited. Then he remembered everyone was watching. "I mean... Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let's do this.
Survive first. Figure out crayon drawing of destiny later.
It's always hard to wrap up a series.
The longer I spend with the characters, the more they become like friends.
Oh, did you expect me to play fair?" Cupid laughed. "I am the god of love. I am never fair.
Wisdom's daughter walks alone, The mark of Athena burns through Rome.
Leo: Rainbows. Very macho. Annabeth: Butch is our best equestrian, he gets along great with the pegasi. Leo: Rainbows, ponies... Butch: I'm gonna toss you off this chariot.
Leo: "So...giants who can throw mountains. Friendly wolves that will eat us if we show weakness. Evil espresso drinks. Gotcha. Maybe this isn't the best time to bring up my psycho babysitter." Piper: "Is that another joke?
Why can't you place a blessing like that on us?" I asked.
"It only works on wild animals." "So it would only affect Percy," Annabeth reasoned. "Hey!" I protested.
You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.
I'm the son of Jupiter, I'm a child of Rome, consul to demigods, praetor of the First Legion. I slew the Trojan sea monster, I toppled the black throne of Kronos, and destroyed Titan Krios with my own hand. And now I'm going to destroy you Porphyrion, and feed you to your own wolves." "Wow, dude," Leo muttered, "You been eating red meat?
"We're staying together," he promised. "You're not getting away from me. Never again."
The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.
Hello, Hazel Levesque.
She wanted me to betray you guys, and I was like, 'Pfft, right, I'm gonna listen to a face in the potty sludge'.
Yours in demigodishness, and all that. Peace out!
'You're Dionysus,' I said. 'The god of wine.' Mr. D rolled his eyes. 'What do they say these days, Grover? Do the children say "Well duh!"?' 'Y-yes, Mr. D.' 'Then, "Well, duh!" Percy Jackson. Did you think I was Aphrodite, perhaps?' 'You're a god.' 'Yes, child.' 'A god. You.'
Hestia shook her head. "I am here because when all else fails, when all the other mighty gods have gone off to war, I am all that's left. Home. Hearth. I am the last Olympian
This is Buford,” Leo announced. “You name your furniture?” Frank asked.
Lots of death, huh? Personally, I'm trying to avoid lots of death, but you guys have fun!
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.
I still don't understand what a sea god would be doing in Atlanta.
" Leo snorted. "What's a wine god doing in Kansas? Gods are weird.
This is Annabeth,” Jason said. “Uh, normally she doesn't judo-flip people.
You're cute when you're worried, your eyebrows get all scrunched together.
Christmas in the Underworld was NOT my idea.
If I'd known what was coming, I would've called in sick. I could've avoided an army of demons, a fight with a Titan, and a trick that almost got my friends and me cast into eternal darkness. But no, I had to take my stupid English exam.
I had a crush on Percy," Nico spat. "That's the truth. That's the big secret.
I can see the stars again m'lady.
Until she met the exploding statue, Annabeth thought she was prepared for anything.
Rachel: They asked me a lot of questions about you. I played dumb. Annabeth: Was it hard?
Before I could lose my courage, I said, "Don't I get a kiss for luck? It's kind of a tradition, right?" I figured she would punch me. Instead, she drew her knife and stared at the army marching toward us. "Come back alive, Seaweed Brain. Then, we'll see.
Nico, I've seen a lot of brave things. But what you just did? That was maybe the bravest.
The forge looked like a steam-powered locomotive had smashed into the Greek Parthenon and they had fused together.
Our problems started in Dallas, when the fire-breathing sheep destroyed the King Tut exhibit.
I'd missed Annabeth probably more than I wanted to admit.
Great victory requires great risk. -Hera
Yeah, well,” Nico said, “not giving people a second thought…that can be dangerous.
For the rest of my life I would always be thinking about her.
She would always be my biggest what if. -Perseus Jackson
I looked down at my clothes. They were slashed to pieces and full of bullet holes, but I was fine. Not a mark on me. Nico's mouth hung open. "You just . . . with a sword . . . you just—" "I think the river thing worked," I said. "Oh gee," he said sarcastically. "You think?
Percy scowled. "I-I know you." Nico raised his eyebrows. "Do you?
We need music," Nico said. "How's your singing?" "Um, no. Can't you just, like, tell it to open? You're the son of Hades and all." "It's not so easy. We need music." I was pretty sure if I tried to sing, all I would cause was an avalanche.
Blackjack," Percy said, "this is Piper and Jason.
They're friends." The horse nickered. "Uh, maybe later," Percy answered. Piper had heard that Percy could speak to horses, being the son of the horse lord Poseidon, but she'd never seen it in action. "What does Blackjack want?" she asked. "Donuts," Percy said. "Always donuts.
It isn’t easy being a brilliant inventor, always alone.
Always misunderstood. Easy to turn bitter, make horrible mistakes. People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed. -Hephaestus