50 Percy Jackson Quotes From The Rick Riordan Character

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Perseus “Percy” Jackson is a Greek demigod, one of the main protagonists from a fictional book series written by Rick Riordon.

Percy Jackson is the main character and the narrator in ‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians’, Riordan’s Greco-Roman fantasy novels.

In the story, Percy Jackson is portrayed as a demigod, the son of the mortal Sally Jackson and the Greek god Poseidon (the Greek God of the seas and storms). Percy was named after the Greek hero Perseus by his mother.

Percy has ADHD and dyslexia, allegedly because he is hardwired to read Ancient Greek and has inborn “battlefield reflexes”.

Percy Jackson was 12 years old in the first series, his character is potrayed as erratic and difficult to predict, just like the sea.

He is exceptionaly loyal to his family and friends. Later in the series Percy develops a love interest for Annabeth and confesses his love by saying her ‘I love you’.

You may be familiar with the character of Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Trials of Apollo, or The Heroes of Olympus.

These meaningful Rick Riordan quotes from the Percy Jackson series will help you understand why so many people relate to this character.

Top 10 Percy Jackson Quotes

  1. “It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.” – Percy Jackson                                                                     

    Percy Jackson Quotes
    Percy Jackson Quotes

  2. “Life is only precious because it ends, kid.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Son of Neptune’                                           

    Quotes By Percy Jackson
    Quotes By Percy Jackson

  3. “Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’                     

    Quotes From Percy Jackson
    Quotes From Percy Jackson

  4. “Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’                                                                                                                                                                             

    Best Percy Jackson Quotes
    Best Percy Jackson Quotes

  5. “Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’                                                                                                                                                                         

    Inspiring Percy Jackson Quotes
    Inspiring Percy Jackson Quotes

  6. “There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Titan’s Curse’                                                                                                                                                                       

    Percy Jackson Inspirational Quotes
    Percy Jackson Inspirational Quotes

  7. “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Percy Jackson And The Lightining Thief Quotes
    Percy Jackson And The Lightining Thief Quotes

  8. “Deadlines just aren’t real to me until I’m staring one in the face.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  9. “But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Battle of the Labyrinth’

  10. “It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

Famous Quotes By Percy Jackson

Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a pentalogy of fantasy novels written by American author Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles.

Percy Jackson book series include The Lightning Thief (2005), The Sea of Monsters (2006), The Titan’s Curse (2007), The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008), and The Last Olympian (2009).

In 2010 the first book was adapted into a movie titled Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. It was commercially successful but bagged mixed reviews from critics and the audience.

Later in 2013, an adaption of the second book, titled Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, was released, which also bagged mixed reviews.

These Percy Jackson quotes are humorous, motivational, and insightful and will give you a fresh perspective on life. Also, check our collection of Foghorn Leghorn quotes and spirited away quotes.

  1. “Tell the sun and stars hello for me.” – Percy Jackson

  2. “Does truth have a moral?” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Sea of Monsters’                                                                     

    Percy Jackson Quotes Images
    Percy Jackson Quotes Images

  3. “You drool when you sleep.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’                                                                 

    Short Percy Jackson Quotes
    Short Percy Jackson Quotes

  4. “It’s useless to lecture a human.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’                                                   

    Sad Percy Jackson Quotes
    Sad Percy Jackson Quotes

  5. “Humans see what they want to see.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  6. “The real world is where the monsters are.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’                               

    Favorite Percy Jackson Quotes
    Favorite Percy Jackson Quotes

  7. “Suspecting and knowing are not the same.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  8. “Sugar and caffeine. My willpower crumbled.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  9. “Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  10. “You’re not getting away from me. Never again.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Mark Of Athena’

  11. “Thinking you can do things better than anyone else.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Sea Of Monsters’

  12. “Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  13. “I don’t give people a second thought…. That can be dangerous” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Last Olympian’

  14. “It’s hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Last Olympian’

  15. “With great power…comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Last Olympian’

  16. “What about a compromise? I’ll kill them first, and if it turns out they were friendly, I’ll apologize.” – Percy Jackson

  17. “You hit the lord of the titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Battle Of The Labyrinth’

  18. “What I did next was so impulsive and dangerous I should’ve been named ADHD poster child of the year.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  19. “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Battle of the Labyrinth’

  20. He didn’t think much of fates and prophecies, but he did believe in one thing: Annabeth and he were supposed to be together.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The House Of Hades’

  21. “When I was at the river Styx, turning invulnerable…Nico said I had to concentrate on one thing that kept me anchored to the world, that made me want to stay mortal.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Last Olympian’

  22. “But it chugs along the way it’s supposed to most of the time. Sure, little pieces break off and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly…things happen for a reason.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The House Of Hades’

  23. “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.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  24. “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.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Sea of Monsters’

  25. “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.” – Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief

  26. “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.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  27. “See, bad things happen to me on field trips. Like at my fifth-grade school, when we went to the Saratoga battlefield, I had this accident with a Revolutionary War cannon. I wasn’t aiming for the school bus, but of course I got expelled anyway.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  28. “I figure the world is basically a machine. I don’t know who made it, if it was the Fates, or the gods, or the capital-G god or whatever. But it chugs along the way it’s supposed to most of the time. Sure, little pieces break off and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly… things happen for a reason.” – Percy Jackson

  29. “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.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  30. “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. 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 divine force is really trying to mess up your day.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Titan’s Curse’

Best Percy Jackson Quotes About Love & Heroism

  1. “The sea does not like to be restrained.” – Percy Jackson

  2. “Don’t feel bad, I’m usually about to die.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Battle of the Labyrinth’

  3. “You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Last Olympian’                                                                                                                                                               

    Percy Jackson Quotes About Identity
    Percy Jackson Quotes About Identity             

  4. “Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Lightning Thief’

  5. “Be careful of love. It’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” – Percy Jackson                                                                                                                                       

    Percy Jackson Quotes About Love
    Percy Jackson Quotes About Love

  6. “Getting something and having the wits to use it…those are two different things.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Battle of the Labyrinth’

  7. “The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Last Olympian’

  8. “You deal with mythological stuff for a few years, you learn that paradises are usually places where you get killed.” – Percy Jackson, ‘The Battle of the Labyrinth’

  9. “I’d love to tell you I had some deep revelation on my way down, that I came to terms with my own mortality, laughed in the face of death, et cetera. The truth? My only thought was: Aaaaggghhhhh!” – Percy Jackson

  10. “She looked at me like she was drinking in the fact that I was still here. And I realized I was doing the same thing. The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.” – Percy Jackson

If you love myths, mythology,  monsters and mythological heroes then these fictional books by Rick Riordan’s in his fun, fast-paced Percy Jackson series, that follows the adventures of young demigod (half mortal, half Greek god) Percy and his friends Annabeth and Grover will surely impress you.

The Lightning Thief is the first book in the series and was released on June 28, 2005.

  1. The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

  2. The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2

  3. The Titan’s Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3

  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4

  5. The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5


Chris Columbus directed and produced Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief for 20th Century Fox through 1492 Pictures. The film was released February 2, 2010.

The second film in the series, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, was released on August 7, 2013. A third film, Percy Jackson: Titan’s Curse, was in development but never went into production.

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