50 Best Rick Riordan Quotes from American Novelist

Rick Riordan born on June 5, 1964 is a renowned American author known for his engrossing book series for kids, including ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’, ‘The Heroes of Olympus’ and ‘The 39 Clues’.

Developing a love for fantasy and mythology in his youth, Riordan was always a passionate writer, even attempting to publish his first story at age 13.

Rick Riordan

His fascination with mythological tales eventually led him to become an admired author, largely credited to his son Haley’s interest in mythology.

The concept of Percy Jackson came to life as a bedtime story for Haley, later becoming a beloved series.

Among Riordan’s most famous works are ‘The Lightning Thief’, ‘The Sea of Monsters’, ‘The Battle of the Labyrinth’, ‘The Lost Hero’, ‘The Son of Neptune’ and ‘The Red Pyramid’.

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Riordan enjoys playing video games with his sons, Haley and Patrick and over 20 million copies of his books have been printed as of now.

Let’s see some of the great quotes by Rick Riordan.

Best Rick Riordan Quotes

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Humans see what they want to see.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“No hero is above fear.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“True success requires sacrifice.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Always, Always have a plan.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Just remember if we get caught, you’re deaf and I don’t speak English.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Humor was a good way to hide the pain.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“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.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need.” ~ (Rick Riordan).


“Tell the sun and stars hello for me.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

Top Rick Riordan Quotes

“A Half-Blood of the eldest gods, Shall reach sixteen against all odds And see the world in endless sleep The Hero’s soul, cursed blade shall reap A single choice shall end his days Olympus to preserve or raze.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Life is only precious because it ends, kid. Take it from a god. You mortals don’t know how lucky you are.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Names have power.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“That’s it, cupcake. You’re going down.” ~ (Rick Riordan).


“If I’m going to burn, it might as well be bright.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Nothing is unfixable.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Keep climbing,? he told himself. ‘Cheeseburgers,’ his stomach replied. ‘Shut up,’ he thought. ‘With fries,’ his stomach complained.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Everything happens for a reason, Sadie, even bad things.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“It’s hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Earthshaker, Stormbreaker, Father of Horses. Hail, Perseus Jackson, Son of the Sea God.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

Famous Rick Riordan Quotes

“It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“We’ve all got weaknesses. Me, for instance. I’m tragically funny and good-looking.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping behind you, and nobody even looks at you funny.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“A battle can be won before it’s ever fought by choosing the right ground.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“For once, I didn’t look back.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Sugar and caffeine. My willpower crumbled.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Don’t judge someone until you’ve stood at his forge and worked with his hammer, eh?” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Be careful of love. It’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” ~ (Rick Riordan).


“Hope does not leave without being given permission.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Don’t stay in one place too long. It was the only way to stay ahead of the sadness.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Percy is the most powerful demigod I’ve ever met. No offense to you guys but it’s true.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

Inspiring Rick Riordan Quotes

“Let the world honor you, my Huntress. Live forever in the stars.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Because I know you, Percy Jackson. In many ways, you are impulsive, but when it comes to your friends, you are as constant as a compass needle. You are unswervingly loyal, and you inspire loyalty. You are the glue that will unite the seven.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“The sea does not like to be restrained.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Egyptians believe in the power of the sunrise. They believe each morning begins not just a new day, but a new world.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Suspecting and knowing are not the same.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“My name is Percy Jackson. I’m twelve years old. Until a few months ago, I was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate New York. Am I a troubled kid? Yeah. You could say that.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“I have moments like that alot, when my brain falls asleep or something, and the next thing I know I’ve missed something, as if a puzzle piece fell out of the universe and left me staring at the blank place behind it. – Percy Jackson.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“The most dangerous flaws are those which are good in moderation.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

“Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies.” ~ (Rick Riordan).

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