Greek Gods Quotes

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Rick Riordan
“Can’t this thing go any faster?” Thalia demanded.
Zoe glared at her. “I cannot control traffic.”
You both sound like my mother,” I said.
Shut up!” they both said in union.”
Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

Rick Riordan
“He fixed his dark eyes on her. 'I am Kekrops, the first and eternal king of Athens. I would welcome you to my city.' He held up the covered platter. ' Also, I brought a Bundt cake.'

Piper glanced at her friends. 'A trick?'

'Probably?' Annabeth said.

'At least he brought dessert.' Percy smiled down at the snake guys. 'Welcome aboard!”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Esther M. Friesner
“Aphrodite had the beauty; Zeus had the thunderbolts. Everyone loved Aphrodite, but everyone listened to Zeus.”
Esther Friesner, Nobody's Princess

Rick Riordan
“At the end of the hall stood a walnut door with a bronze plaque:



There may have been more acronyms in the list, but by that point Leo's brain had exploded.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Rick Riordan
“The wine god sighed. 'Oh Hades if I know. But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword. As a mortal, I was never a great fighter or athlete or poet. I only made wine. The people in my village laughed at me. They said I would never amount to anything. Look at me now. Sometimes small things can become very large indeed.' He left me alone to think about that. And as I watched Clarisse and Chris singing a stupid campfire song together, holding hands in the darkness, where they thought nobody could see them, I had to smile.”
Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

Rick Riordan
“At the ed of the hall stood a walnut door with a bronze plaque:



There may have been more acronyms in the list, but by that point Leo's brain had exploded.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Marie Phillips
“Hello," She said.
There was a long silence.
"Hello," said Artemis again.
"Are you talking to me?" said the tree. It had a faint Australian accent.
"Yes," said Artemis. "I am Artemis." If the tree experienced any recognition, it didn't show it. "I'm the goddess of hunting and chastity," said Artemis.
Another silence. The the tree said, "I'm Kate. I work in mergers and acquisitions for Goldman Sachs."
"Do you know what happened to you, Kate?" said Artemis.
The longest silence of all. Artemis was just about to repeat the question when the tree replied.
"I think I've turned into a tree," it said.
"Yes," said Artemis. "You have."
"Thank God for that," said the tree. "I thought I was going mad."
Then the tree seemed to reconsider this. "Actually," it said, "I think I would rather be mad." Then, with hope in its voice: "Are you sure I haven't gone mad?"
"I'm sure," said Artemis. "You're a tree. A eucalyptus. Subgenus of mallee. Variegated leaves."
"Oh," said the tree.
"Sorry," said Artemis.
"But with variegated leaves?"
"Yes," said Artemis. "Green and Yellow."
The tree seemed pleased. "Oh well, there's that to be grateful for," it said.”
Marie Phillips, Gods Behaving Badly

“Upon my word, just see how mortal men always put the blame on us gods! We are the source of evil, so they say - when they have only their own madness to think if their miseries are worse than they ought to be.”
Homer, The Odyssey

Yvonne Korshak
“It had happened. Thucydides, his archrival, was a general. Glaucon, from his own tribe, was a general. And Pericles was no longer a general. He was just a citizen with one vote. And an idea”
Yvonne Korshak, Pericles and Aspasia: A Story of Ancient Greece

“The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, as it pleases him, for he can do all things.”

Barry B. Powell
“The Greek gods had personalities like those of humans and struggled with one another for position and power. They did not love humans (although some had favorites) and did not ask to be loved by them. They did not impose codes of behavior. They expected respect and honor but coud act contrary to human needs and desires.”
Barry B. Powell, Classical Myth

Amanda Bouchet
“I make a show of smoothing down my hair – a lost cause at this point. “Ah, that. It’s getting to the stage where it deserved a name. The Knotted Nest? The Twisted Tresses?”
“What about the Terrible Tangle?”
I nod. “That has serious possibilities.”
“The Matted Mess?” he suggests.”
Amanda Bouchet, Breath of Fire

Madeline Miller
“We were silent a moment. 'So, which of the suitors would you have picked?' I shoved him, and he laughed”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Krystal Shannan
“How is it that I am completely naked while you haven’t shed even one stitch of clothing?”
“Because you were dinner, Rebecca.”
A snort escaped, mixing with her laughter. “Remind me to have dinner with you more often. I have been missing out.”
“You? What about me?”
Krystal Shannan, Open House

Alexis  Hall
“Fame has taken the place of religion in the 21st century. The Beyoncés and the Brangelinas of our world filling the void left by the gods and heroes of antiquity. But like most cliches, there's an element of truth to it. And the gods of old were merciless. For every Theseus who slays the Minotaur and returns home in triumph, there's an Ariadne abandoned on the isles of Naxos. There's an Aegeus, casting himself into the ocean at the sight of a black sail...In another life, I like to think that Luc O'Donnell and I might've worked out. In the short time I knew him, I saw a man with an endless potential trapped in a maze he couldn't even name. And from time to time, I think how many tens of thousands like him there must be in the world. Insignificant on a planet of billions, but a staggering number when considered as a whole. All stumbling about, blinded by reflected glory, never knowing where to step, or what to trust. Blessed and cursed by the Midas touch of our digital era divinity.”
Alexis Hall, Boyfriend Material

Amanda Bouchet
“I huff. Sort of. “Well, would Your Logicalness care to take me to breakfast and tell me about his plans?”
… “Would your Nakedness care to get dressed first?” he asks.”
Amanda Bouchet, Breath of Fire

Naomi Kelly
“You may have a golden heart, but gold is easily dented. I recommend you find a way to guard it.”
Naomi Kelly, Kalon: A Centaur Tail

Madeline Miller
“There was grief, and so there always would be. But the gray fog was gone. I felt distant and very clear, like a hawk born upon the highest aether.”
Madeline Miller

Josephine Angelini
“Here’s the thing about true love. If there are seven billion people on the planet, there are seven billion different ways to see it. There is no such thing as the most beautiful woman in the world. What looks like love for one person doesn’t for another. Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, could become any woman because any woman could be the most beautiful woman in the world to someone.
I’ve always loved that about Aphrodite. Even though she'd picked her favourite, she knew that every face was worthy of adoration.”
Josephine Angelini, Scions

Jennifer Saint
“What the god's liked was ferocity, savagery, the snarl and the bite and the fear. Always, always the fear, the naked edge of it behind the smoke rising from the altars, the high note of it in the muttered prayers and praise we sent heavenward.”
Jennifer Saint, Ariadne

Madeline Miller
“Sometimes you must be content with ignorance”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Yvonne Korshak
“We had old architects and were working with what we had on hand. You’ve hired this new, young architect now, and, Pericles, I’m going to build you a statue of Athena—all gold and ivory, think of that, Pericles—and taller than our city walls.” Pericles raised his eyes toward the birds.”
Yvonne Korshak, Pericles and Aspasia: A Story of Ancient Greece

Jennifer Saint
“I am sorry—I know that what you shared was not like other gods and humans.’
‘It was not. But how would you know that it was not, with everything that you have seen? I want to tell you how it is different, so that you understand.’
Caught up in the joy, my fears and my doubts were a current tugging at me from underneath, but I pushed them down. For now at least, I would not think of them. I would let him talk and hope, this time, that his words would convince me.”
Jennifer Saint, Ariadne

Alexandra Bracken
“I transformed Medusa," Athena continued, "so that she would have protection against all those who would try to harm her."

"That's bullshit. You didn't give her a choice, did you?" Lore bit back. "And now history remembers her as a villain who deserved to die."

"No. That is what men have portrayed her as, through art, through tales," Athena said. "They imagined her hideous because they feared to meet the true gaze of a woman, to witness the powerful storm that lives inside, waiting. She was not defeated by my uncle's assault. She was merely reborn as a being who could gaze back at the world, unafraid. Is that not what your own line did for centuries, staring out from behind her mask?”
Alexandra Bracken, Lore

Amanda Bouchet
“Oh, believe me, if I could curb my tongue, we'd know by now.”
Amanda Bouchet, A Curse of Queens

Amanda Bouchet
“He choked back a laugh. "How can you make me smile when I feel like I've been struck by a meteor?”
Amanda Bouchet, A Curse of Queens

Scarlett St.  Clair
“Gods marry for power, my flower”
Scarlett St. Clair, A Touch of Darkness

Elizabeth Train-Brown
“all i can think is that aphrodite
was born from the severed penis of a god
– so what would come of my tits?”
Elizabeth Train-Brown, Salmacis: Becoming Not Quite a Woman

Rachel Alexander
“Answer her name, and you’re a fool. Answer his, and you’re a liar.”
Rachel Alexander, Destroyer of Light

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