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

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

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

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

ASCLEPIUS

MD, DMD, DME, DC, DVS, FAAN, OMG, EMT, TTYL, FRCP, ME, IOU, OD, OT, PHARMD, BAMF, RN, PHD, INC., SMH

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:

ASCLEPIUS

MD, DMD, DME, DC, DVS, FAAN, OMG, EMT, TTYL, FRCP, ME, IOU, OD, OT, PHARMD, BAMF, RN, PHD, INC., SMH

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

Madeline Miller
“He liked such sharpness, for there was nothing in him that had any blood you might spill.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Homer
“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

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

Rick Riordan
“I wondered, not for the first time, why we Greek deities had never created a god of family therapy. We certainly could have used one. Or perhaps we had one before I was born, and she quit.”
Rick Riordan, The Burning Maze

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

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

Rick Riordan
“Hmph. Yes. Him. He had the nerve to turn down our offer of immortality and tell us to pay better attention to our children. Er, no offense.”
“Oh, how could I take offense? Please, go on ignoring me.”
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan
“Yeah, Hera was definitely channelling her inner Wicked Witch of the West that day.”
Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Sarah Diemer
“And you, Persephone... You were foretold, too. I never wanted anything-" her mouth moved softly, gently over my skin "-until I wanted you.”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

Sarah Diemer
“Who does a goddess pray to?”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

Heather R. Blair
“One-night stands are grand & all. But it hardly gives a man time to learn what a woman really likes.” I lower my voice. “Like from the way you squealed when I fingered you from behind, I’m wondering how you’d feel if it was my cock taking you that way, hard and fast, my hips slamming into your sweet, freckled ass…. But of course, now we’ll never know.”

She stares at me, lips parted, cheeks flushed. “Yeah,” she says faintly. “I guess so.”
Heather R. Blair, Cupid's Bow

Nely Cab
“I can’t reason when I’m around you.”
Nely Cab, Marker of Hope

Euripides
“Oh where is the noble face of modesty, or the strength of virtue, now that blasphemy is in power and men have put justice behind them, and there is no law but lawlessness, and none join in fear of the gods?”
Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis

Euripides
“We would have to think the gods had no minds, to pray for murderers.”
Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis

Nely Cab
“It was hope that brought me love.”
Nely Cab, Marker of Hope

Sophocles
“None but a fool or an infant could forget a father gone so far and cold. No. Lament is a pattern cut and fitted around my mind—like the bird who calls Itys! Itys! endlessly, bird of grief, angel of Zeus. O heartdragging Niobe, I count you a god: buried in rock yet always you weep.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“But when a god sends harm, no man can sidestep it, no matter how strong he may be.”
Sophocles, Electra

Euripides
“Apollo, Apollo—but he is my lord. I will keep silence. He is wise forever, though his oracle spoke brutal words. We are bound to acquiesce. And you must do now as Fate and Zeus ordain.”
Euripides, Electra

Marie Phillips
“She had hair the colour of' blackmail, a spine as straight as a guillotine, and a face that could sink ships.”
Marie Phillips, Gods Behaving Badly

Nely Cab
“I love you more than too much.”
Nely Cab, Marker of Hope

Nely Cab
“Love her enough to let her live.”
Nely Cab, Marker of Hope

Sarah Diemer
“Do you think, for a moment," she whispered, "that I would have done anything differently? That I could have chosen anything but this, now?" Her dark eyes were alive, bright, shining. "I would suffer any lie, Persephone, for you.”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

Nely Cab
“Fight for faith, and hope will be born.”
Nely Cab, Marker of Hope

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