“That is almost always the way with stories. True to their very core, even when the events and the people in them are different.”
“Men may irritate women entirely by accident, but I believe they infuriate one another wholly by design.”
“There can be no scholar without the heroic mind.”
“To be connected to the world is a constant, difficult labor.”
“Some things (and people) go elsewhere and soon return. Others go elsewhere and appear to want to stay. In those cases, the only solution for the very determined is to find them: to go elsewhere and bring them back.”
“She was one part melancholy kindness, two parts mysterious unease.”
“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.”
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you….”
“She nodded, lower lip trembling for an instant before she got it under control. "I'm such a baby. I was fine as long as I was cleaning up, but as soon as I stopped, I got so angry. Almost as if I was picking up everyone else's anger, too."
He matched her smaller strides as they walked, choosing to focus on the lighter aspect of her comment - they'd discuss the other later. "You might be a baby, but you're mine. And I like babysitting.”
“I could use a little monotony in my life. Spontaneity is exhausting.”
“Fate is a ladder on which you cannot afford to miss a single rung. To skip out on even one step would mean you'll never make it to the top.”
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