Inspirational Rick Riordan Quotes

Rick Riordan (born June 5, 1964) is an American author. The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series are his well known works. Below is a list of Inspirational Rick Riordan Quotes.

Rick Riordan Quotes

Rick Riordan Quotes
Rick Riordan Quotes

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

“Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.”
― Rick Riordan

“Deadlines just aren’t real to me until I’m staring one in the face.”
― 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

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

“People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed.”
― Rick Riordan

“I don’t think about being famous, really. Being an author, I don’t generally get stopped as I walk down the street. It’s not like being a movie star.”
― Rick Riordan

“My goal in the classroom was always to make sure they were having so much fun that they didn’t realize they were learning.”
― Rick Riordan

“Humans see what they want to see.”
― Rick Riordan quotes

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

“It’s always hard to wrap up a series. The longer I spend with the characters, the more they become like friends.”
― Rick Riordan

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

“In a way, it’s nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong.”
― Rick Riordan

“The real world is where the monsters are.”
― Rick Riordan

“I wrote for 10 years before I even started the ‘Percy Jackson’ series.”
― Rick Riordan

“It’s not easy. I got lots of rejections when I first started out. If you want to write, you have to believe in yourself and not give up. You have to do your best to practice and get better.”
― Rick Riordan

“You deal with mythological stuff for a few years, you learn that paradises are usually places where you get killed.”
― Rick Riordan

“The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.”
― Rick Riordan

“Life is only precious because it ends, kid.”
― Rick Riordan

“I like to have a simple workplace.”
― Rick Riordan

“When I write, I’m still imagining a kid reading it on paper. I read e-books when I travel, but in general I still prefer holding an old-fashioned book in my hands. There’s a special, tactile experience.”
― Rick Riordan

“You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.”
― Rick Riordan quotes

“I come to writing the same way I come to teaching, which is that my goal is always to create life-long readers.”
Rick Riordan

“All of my characters tend to be montages of different people I’ve met: little bits and pieces of their personalities put together.”
― Rick Riordan

“I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.”
― Rick Riordan

“For instance, when you’re walking away from a bus that’s just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it’s raining on top of everything else, most people might think that’s just really bad luck; when you’re a half-blood, you understand that some devine force is really trying to mess up your day.”
― Rick Riordan

“Getting something and having the wits to use it…those are two different things.”
― Rick Riordan

“Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it’s a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades.”
― Rick Riordan

“You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.”
― Rick Riordan

“Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?”
― Rick Riordan

“I think kids will read more good books than we can possibly produce.”
― Rick Riordan

“The older I get, the less I obsess about material stuff. In fact, stuff has become the enemy. There always seems to be more of it than I have storage in my house!”
― Rick Riordan

“I do like to wrap things up and leave some things to the readers’ imagination.”
― Rick Riordan

“I nodded, looking at Rachel with respect. “You hit the Lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.”
― Rick Riordan quotes

“I have more ideas than I’ll ever be able to write in five lifetimes.”
― Rick Riordan

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

“Dreams like a podcast,
Downloading truth in my ears.”
― Rick Riordan

“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”
― Rick Riordan

“Harry Potter opened so many doors for young adult literature. It really did convince the publishing industry that writing for children was a viable enterprise. And it also convinced a lot of people that kids will read if we give them books that they care about and love.”
― Rick Riordan quotes

“As a teacher, I’ve never seen anything like ‘Harry Potter.’ That’s why I smart when people talk about the ‘next’ ‘Harry Potter.’ There is no ‘next’ ‘Harry Potter.'”
― Rick Riordan

“For me, writing for kids is harder because they’re a more discriminating audience. While adults might stay with you, if you lose your pacing or if you have pages of extraneous description, a kid’s not going to do that. They will drop the book.”
― Rick Riordan

“I’ve always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.”
― Rick Riordan

“I found myself staring at her, which was stupid since I’d seen her a billion times. Still, she seemed so much more mature. It was kind of intimidating. I mean, sure, she’d always been cute, but she was starting to be seriously beautiful.”
― Rick Riordan

“Every child’s taste is different. Don’t worry if they’re not reading ‘War and Peace’ at age 12. First, build a good foundation and a positive attitude about reading by letting them pick the stories they enjoy. Make friends with a bookseller or librarian. They are a wealth of information on finding books that kids enjoy.”
― Rick Riordan

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  1. And kudos to this talented YA author – he has my granddaughter battling her severe dyslexia to read the fan fiction his stories she has listened to and loved in audio books has engendered. I’m so very proud of her and so very grateful to him…

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