The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
  1. #1
    ″‘But they’re stories,’ I said. ‘They’re—myths, to explain lightning and the seasons and stuff. They’re what people believed before there was science.‘”
  2. #2
    “Ah, that would be my pen. Please bring your own writing utensil in the future, Mr. Jackson.”
  3. #3
    “Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?”
  4. #4
    “I had always assumed he knew me as a baby. My mom had never said it outright, but still, I’d felt it must be true. Now, to be told that he’d never even seen me . . .”
  5. #5
    “He said, ‘You saw her snip the cord.’ ‘Yeah. So?’ But even as I said it, I knew it was a big deal. ‘This is not happening,’ Grover mumbled. He started chewing at his thumb. ‘I don’t want this to be like the last time.‘”
  6. #6
    “I’d stay here, happy forever, playing games forever, and soon I’d forget my mom, and my quest, and maybe even my own name.”
  1. #7
    “She’d also called me brave...unless she was talking to the catfish.”
  2. #8
    “Suspecting and knowing are not the same.”
  3. #9
    “Who says he’s seeing this place the way we’re seeing it? Humans see what they want to see. You’re very stubborn—er, persistent, that way?”
  4. #10
    “I should’ve told you the truth from the beginning.” His voice trembled. “I thought if you knew what a failure I was, you wouldn’t want me along.”
  5. #11
    “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.”
  6. #12
    “The sea does not like to be restrained. ”
  1. #13
    “It got so I almost believed them – Mrs. Dodds had never existed.”
  2. #14
    “All I could think of was that the teachers must’ve found the illegal stash of candy I’d been selling out of my dorms room. Or maybe they’d realized I got my Essay on Tom Sawyer from the Internet without ever reading the book and now they were going to take away my grade. Or worse, they were going to make me read the book.”
  3. #15
    “If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe what-ever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. Being a half-blood is dangerous. It’s scary. Most of the time, it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.”
  4. #16
    “Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.”
  5. #17
    “The real world is where the monsters are.”
  6. #18
    “Yes. Read The Iliad. It’s full of references to the stuff. Whenever divine or monstrous elements mix with the mortal world, they generate Mist, which obscures the vision of humans. You will see things just as they are, being a half-blood, but humans will interpret things quite differently. Remarkable, really, the lengths to which humans will go to fit things into their version of reality.”
  7. #19
    “But suddenly the world turned sideways. I realized I’d been played with. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades had been set at each other’s throats by someone else. The master bolt had been in the backpack, and I’d gotten the backpack from . . .”
  8. #20
    “Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.”
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