A giant vulture with a girl hanging from its feet tends to attract attention.
("The Red Pyramid")
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Yeah, well. I don't try to be awesome. It just comes natural.
Gods have great power, but only humans have creativity, the power to change history.
Once I got over the fact that my Latin teacher was a horse, we had a nice tour, though I was careful not to walk behind him. I'd done pooper-scooper patrol in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade a few times, and, I'm sorry, I did not trust Chiron's back the the way I trusted his front.
Patterns repeat themselves in history
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
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Richard M. Daley
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