45 Inspirational Rick Riordan Quotes On Success

45 Inspirational Rick Riordan Quotes On Success

Rick Riordan is an American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, about a twelve-year-old Percy Jackson who discovers he is a son of Greek God Poseidon. His books have been translated into 42 languages and sold more than 30 million copies in the US. 20th Century Fox has adapted the first two books of his Percy Jackson series as part of a series of films. His books have spawned related media, such as graphic novels and short story collections. Riordan’s first full-length novel was Big Red Tequila, which became the first book in the Tres Navarre series. His big breakthrough was The Lightning Thief. His most recent publications are three books in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, based on Norse mythology. The first book of his The Trials of Apollo series based on Greek mythology, The Hidden Oracle, was released in May 2016. May these Rick Riordan Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. Every child is different. I think it’s important that we don’t have maybe just one or two books that we’re recommending to all children – but rather we cater the books to fit each individual child.” Rick Riordan

2. I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want – a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery. A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers.” Rick Riordan

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

4. 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

5. “The images from the book you make in your head are always going to be the best images.” Rick Riordan

6. 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

7. 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

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

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

10. “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

11. I think the more you understand myths, the more you understand the roots of our culture and the more things will resonate. Do you have to know them? No, but certainly it is nice to recognize how deeply these things are embedded in our literature, our art.” Rick Riordan

12. 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

13. I think anytime you’re writing to the middle grades, you’re writing to young readers who are trapped in a number of ways between two worlds: between childhood and adulthood, between their friends and their parents.” Rick Riordan

14. 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

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

16. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the level of success I’ve had. I was just writing stories for my own sons.” Rick Riordan

17. It’s hard enough to be a middle-school kid, because you’re dealing with so many facets of your identity – you’re changing socially, you’re changing physically, you’re changing emotionally, everything is in flux, and to put race on top of that as well and have to figure out your racial identity is extremely hard. Rick Riordan

18. I don’t teach anymore, but I can still clearly see fifth period after lunch – that’s a real tough time to teach. And I tried to imagine writing a story that would appeal to those kids – even when they’re tired, even when they’re bouncing off the walls.” Rick Riordan

19. I stick closely to the structure of the myths. I may have some fun with the mythology by changing the environment to modern-day, but the structure of the myths, the monsters, the relationships of the gods – none of that is made up.” Rick Riordan

20. “We tend to think of divorced or complicated families as a modern invention, and that is not at all true. You only have to read the Greek myths to see broken homes, widows, divorce, stepchildren, children trying to get along with new parents.” Rick Riordan

21. I tend to think of a myth and then explore how it would play out if it were happening in the modern-day world. I modify all the myths I use, but I stick very closely to their structure – it is the hidden teacher in me.” Rick Riordan

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

23. I come to writing the same way I come to teaching, which is that my goal is always to create lifelong readers.” Rick Riordan

24. 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

25. “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

26. 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

27. “Humans see what they want to see.” Rick Riordan

28. 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

29. I’ve always liked the idea that writing is a form of travel. And I started my writing career as a mystery novelist for adults.” Rick Riordan

30. “I have to be careful. My readers are very detail-oriented, and if I make a mistake, they’ll call me on it.” Rick Riordan

31. My problem is never ideas. I’ve got more than I’ll ever have time to write. It’s all about how many I can get to, and which one’s readers want to see the most.” Rick Riordan

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

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

34. Life is only precious because it ends.” Rick Riordan

35. “Hope does not leave without being given permission.” Rick Riordan

36. “Writing is like a sport, it’s like athletics. If you don’t practice, you don’t get any better.” Rick Riordan

37. “The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice.” Rick Riordan

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

39. “Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.” Rick Riordan

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

41. “Always, always have a plan.” Rick Riordan

42. “Intelligence won wars, not brute force.” Rick Riordan

43. “No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you.” Rick Riordan

44. “Even strength must bow to wisdom sometime.” Rick Riordan

45. “True success requires sacrifice.” Rick Riordan

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