30+ quotes from The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan

Quotes from The Demigod Diaries

Rick Riordan ·  244 pages

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“I know, I'm an idiot!" Leo moaned. "A brilliant idiot, but still an idiot.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“hermes has threatened me with slow mail. lousy Internet service and a horrible stock market if i publish this story. I hope he is just bluffing.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“You’re probably thinking: Wait, you just charged in without a plan?

But Annabeth and I had been fighting together for years. We knew each other’s abilities. We could anticipate each other’s moves. I might have felt awkward and nervous about being her boyfriend, but fighting with her? That came naturally.

Hmm…that sounded wrong. Oh, well.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“I smiled at the giant. “Actually, Cacus, I have another secret weapon.”

The giant’s eyes lit up with greed. “Another weapon? I will steal it! I will copy it and sell the knockoffs for a profit! What is this secret weapon?”

“Her name is Annabeth,” I said. “And she’s one of a kind.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Annabeth and I were relaxing on the Great Lawn in Central Park when she ambushed me with a question.

“You forgot, didn’t you?”

I went into red-alert mode. It’s easy to panic when you’re a new boyfriend. Sure, I’d fought monsters with Annabeth for years. Together we’d faced the wrath of the gods. We’d battled Titans and calmly faced death a dozen times. But now that we were dating, one frown from her and I freaked. What had I done wrong?

I mentally reviewed the picnic list: Comfy blanket? Check. Annabeth’s favorite pizza with extra olives? Check. Chocolate toffee from La Maison du Chocolat? Check. Chilled sparkling water with twist of lemon? Check. Weapons in case of sudden Greek mythological apocalypse? Check.

So what had I forgotten?

I was tempted (briefly) to bluff my way through. Two things stopped me. First, I didn’t want to lie to Annabeth. Second, she was too smart. She’d see right through me.

So I did what I do best. I stared at her blankly and acted dumb.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Run!” Piper said.
“We are running!” Jason picked up the speed.
“Run better!” Leo shouted.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“I turned to Annabeth and shook my head in exasperation. “Always Hercules. What is it with Hercules?”

Annabeth shrugged. “He had a great publicist.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Whoa, boy, he told himself. Golden Rule for Demigods: Thou shalt not Hokey Pokey with psychos.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Just because I’m Native American doesn’t mean I can track furniture through the wilderness.” She deepened her voice: “‘Yes, kemosabe. A three-legged table passed this way an hour ago.’ Heck, I don’t know.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“She was beautiful in combat. I know that’s a crazy thing to say, especially after we’d just climbed a sewage waterfall, but her gray eyes sparkled when she was fighting for her life. Her face shone like a goddess’s, and believe me, I’ve seen goddesses. The way her Camp Half-Blood beads rested against her throat—Okay, sorry. Got a little distracted.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“The waiter brought fresh-baked bread and cheese, a bottle of sparkling water for Annabeth, and a Coke with ice for me (because I’m a barbarian).”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“I gave her a smile that I hoped conveyed something like: Hey, you know I’m on your side. Gods are such jerks! But what can you do?

Probably my expression actually conveyed: It’s not my fault! Please do not kill me!”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“A little background: Annabeth used to adventure with Hermes's son Luke. Over time, Annabeth developed a crush on Luke. As Annabeth got older, Luke developed feelings for her, too. Luke turned evil. Hermes blamed Annabeth for not preventing Luke from turning evil. Annabeth blamed Hermes for being a rotten dad and giving Luke the capacity to become evil in the first place. Luke died in war. Hermes and Annabeth blamed each other.
Confused? Welcome to my world.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Cacus.” I’d had years of practice looking dumb when people threw out Greek names I didn’t know. It’s a skill of mine. Annabeth keeps telling me to read a book of Greek myths, but I don’t see the need. It’s easier just to have folks explain stuff.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“My girlfriend: sophomore honors student, demigod, and—oh, yeah—head architect for redesigning the palace of the gods on Mount Olympus in her spare time.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Hello!” The girl in the blood-red dress beamed at Leo. “Are you Dionysus?”

There was only one answer to that.
“Yes!” Leo yelped. “Absolutely. I am Dionysus.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“I don’t leave her speechless very often. I have to enjoy those rare moments.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Was that amazing?” she demanded.

“That was amazing,” I agreed. It’s hard to pull off a romantic kiss when you’re both drenched in muck, but we gave it our best shot.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“I'd had years of practise looking dumb when people threw out Greek names I didn't know. It's a skill of mine. Annabeth keeps telling me to read a book of Greek myths, but I don't see the need. It's easier just to have folks explain stuff.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Leo felt trapped. He’d once been stuck in a cave on top of Pikes Peak, surrounded by a pack of werewolves. Another time he’d been stuck in an abandoned factory with a family of evil Cyclopes. But this—standing in an open clearing with a dozen pretty girls—was much worse.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“I could hear hopefulness in her voice, but also doubt. She was waiting for me to admit the obvious: I’d forgotten. I was toast. I was boyfriend roadkill.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Far below, I heard Cacus bellowing as millions, maybe even thousands of filthy gallons of water slammed into him. Meanwhile, Annabeth alternately shouted, gagged, hit me, called me endearing pet names like, "Idiot! Stupid--dirty--moron--" and topped it all off with "Kill you!”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Lei had recently discovered how to change the display, like the Times Square JumboTron,so now the banner read: Merry Christmas! All your presents belong to Leo!”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“I touched the combination lock. I concentrated so hard I felt like I was dead-lifting five hundred pounds. My pulse quickening. A line of sweat trickled down my nose. Finally I felt gears turning. Metal groaned, tumblers clicked, and the bolts popped back. Carefully avoiding the handle, I pried open the door with my fingertips and extracted an unbroken vial of green liquid.

Hal exhaled.

Thalia kissed me on the cheek, which she probably shouldn't haven't done while I was holding a tube of deadly poison.

"You are so good," she said.

Did that make the risk worth? Yeah, pretty much.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Leo gestured to the empty core. “The syncopator goes here. It’s a multi-access gyro-valve to regulate flow. The dozen glass tubes on the outside? Those are filled with powerful, dangerous stuff. That glowing red one is Lemnos fire from my dad’s forges. This murky stuff here? That’s water from the River Styx. The stuff in the tubes is going to power the ship, right? Like radioactive rods in a nuclear reactor. But the mix ratio has to be controlled, and the timer is already operational.”

Leo tapped the digital clock, which now read 65:15. “That means without the syncopator, this stuff is all going to vent into the chamber at the same time, in sixty-five minutes. At that point, we’ll get a very nasty reaction.”

Jason and Piper stared at him. Leo wondered if he’d been speaking English. Sometimes when he was agitated he slipped into Spanish, like his mom used to do in her workshop. But he was pretty sure he’d used English.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“You sure about this?" I asked Thalia.

She turned to me. "Amaltheia leads me to good things. The last time she appeared, she led me to you."

The compliment warmed me like a cup of hot chocolate. I'm a sucker that way. Thalia can flash those blue eyes, give me one kind word, and she can get me to do pretty much whatever.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“It was almost enough to make me turn vegetarian, except for the pesky fact that I loved cheeseburgers.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Jason looked like her was trying to figure out an equation. "Let me get this straight. Your table ran away ... because you polished him with windex.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Hermes rolled his eyes. "Surely you've seen network TV lately. It's clear they don't know whether they're coming or going. That's because Janus is in charge of programming. He loves ordering new shows and cancelling them after two episodes. God of beginnings and endings, after all. Anyway, I was bringing him some magic doormats, and I was double-parked-"
"You have to worry about double-parking?"
"Will you let me tell the story?"
"Sorry.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


“Alabaster, you told me earlier that heroes don't die. You may be right, but I can tell you one thing." Claymore looked the boy in the eyes. "I'm not a hero.”
― Rick Riordan, quote from The Demigod Diaries


About the author

Rick Riordan
Born place: in San Antonio, Texas, The United States
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