Valdez's Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 Valdez's Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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You're alive!" Percy said to the others. "The giants said you were captured. What happened?"
Leo shrugged. "Oh, just another brilliant plan by Leo Valdez. You'd be amazed what you can do with an Archimedes sphere, a girl who can sense stuff underground, and a weasel."
"I was the weasel," Frank said glumly.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: You're alive!" Percy said to the others. "The giants said you were captured. What happened?"
Will they cower?' Kym asked.

'Tons of cowering! Plus your name in the summer programme. A custom-designed banner. A cabin at Camp Half-Blood. Two shrines. I'll even throw in a Kymopoleia action figure.'

'No!' Polybotes wailed. 'Not merchandising rights!
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Will they cower?' Kym asked.'Tons of cowering! Plus your name in the summer programme. A
Want to hit Leo?
That is understandable
Hunk muffin earned it
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Want to hit Leo?That is understandableHunk muffin earned it
Hey." Leo grinned, which was unnerving in the flames, his teeth like molten silver ingots. "I told you I had a plan. When are you going to trust me? And by the way- I love you guys."
Festus claw opened, and Jason and Piper fell.
Jason had no strengh to stop it. He held on to Piper as she cried Leo's name, and they plummeted earthward.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Hey." Leo grinned, which was unnerving in the flames, his teeth like molten silver ingots.
Leo had seen Tia Callida in action; she liked knives, snakes and putting babies in roaring fires. Yeah, definitely let's unleash her rage. Great idea.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo had seen Tia Callida in action; she liked knives, snakes and putting babies in
The first time Calypso came to check on [Leo], it was to complain about the noise.
"Smoke and fire," she said. "Clanging on metal all day long. You're scaring away the birds!"
"Oh, no, not the birds!
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: The first time Calypso came to check on [Leo], it was to complain about the
Gods of Olympus." Piper stared at Leo. "What happened to you?"
His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO.
"Long story," he said.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Gods of Olympus." Piper stared at Leo. "What happened to you?"His hair was greased back.
I still don't understand what a sea god would be doing in Atlanta."
Leo snorted. "What's a wine god doing in Kansas? Gods are weird.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: I still don't understand what a sea god would be doing in Atlanta."Leo snorted. "What's
BEHOLD THE CHEDDAR!" [Leo] announced. "ALL HAIL THE CHEESE CONQUERORS!Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: BEHOLD THE CHEDDAR!" [Leo] announced. "ALL HAIL THE CHEESE CONQUERORS!
The library (in the migrant community) I grew up in was my only link to the outside world.Luis Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Luis Valdez: The library (in the migrant community) I grew up in was my only link to
It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him. "Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive."
"Oh." Suddenly Leo didn't look so excited. Then he remembered everyone was watching. "I mean ... Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let's do this.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him. "Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will
Potty Sludge! Dirt Face! THIS IS FOR MY MOTHER, ESPERANZA VALDEZ!" HisRick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Potty Sludge! Dirt Face! THIS IS FOR MY MOTHER, ESPERANZA VALDEZ!" His
Look, lady, we're not going to go all HUNGER GAMES on each other. Isn't going to happen.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Look, lady, we're not going to go all HUNGER GAMES on each other. Isn't going
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.Jeff Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Jeff Valdez: Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through
The giant raised his fist, and a voice cut through the dream.
"Leo!" Jason was shaking his shoulder. "Hey, man, why are you hugging Nike?"
Leo's eyes fluttered open. His arms were wrapped around the human-sized statue in Athena's hand. He must have been thrashing in his sleep. He clung to the victory goddess like he used to cling to his pillow when he had nightmares as a kid. (Man, that had been so embarrassing in the foster homes.)
He disentangled himself and sat up, rubbing his face.
"Nothing," he muttered. "we were just cuddling. Um, what's going on?
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: The giant raised his fist, and a voice cut through the dream. "Leo!" Jason was
Yes!" Narissus unslung his bow and grabbed an arrow from his dusty quiver. "The first one who get that bronze, I will like you almost as much as I like me. I might even kiss you, right after I kiss my reflection!"
"Oh my gods!" the nymphs squealed.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Yes!" Narissus unslung his bow and grabbed an arrow from his dusty quiver. "The first
Leo waited while the fish centaur put away his supplies. Aphros's lobster-claw horns kept swimming around in his thick hair, and Leo had to resist the urge to try and rescue them.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo waited while the fish centaur put away his supplies. Aphros's lobster-claw horns kept swimming
A quick quiz. What do the following events have in common? The war in Iraq. The Exxon Valdez oil spill. The rise in America's prison population. The answer: They all contribute to our nation's gross national product, or what's now referred to as gross domestic product, or GDP, and therefore all are considered "good," at least in the dismal eyes of economists.Eric Weiner Valdez's Sayings By Eric Weiner: A quick quiz. What do the following events have in common? The war in Iraq.
Leo!" Jason was shaking his shoulder. "Hey, man, why are you hugging Nike?"
Leo's eyes fluttered open. His arms were wrapped around the human-sized statue in Athena's hand. He must have been thrashing in his sleep. He clung to the victory goddess like he used to cling to his pillow when he had nightmares as a kid. (Man, that had been so embarrassing in the foster homes.)
He disentangled himself and sat up, rubbing his face.
"Nothing," he muttered. "We were just cuddling.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo!" Jason was shaking his shoulder. "Hey, man, why are you hugging Nike?"Leo's eyes fluttered
Shut up, me" Leo said out loud.
"What?" Piper asked.
"Nothing," he said. "Long night. I think I'm hallucinating. It's cool.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Shut up, me" Leo said out loud."What?" Piper asked."Nothing," he said. "Long night. I think
Once, when they were alone in the office, Collette had startled her by pausing at her desk and saying, darkly, that Crystal was an example to young women, choosing life. For a moment Crystal had seen herself as Collette might: a tragic figure, a fallen woman, but, when it came down to it, contrite and virtuous, taking responsibility for her mistake. But then Collette had elaborated: "If girls are going to run around like that, they should pay.Kirstin Valdez Quade Valdez's Sayings By Kirstin Valdez Quade: Once, when they were alone in the office, Collette had startled her by pausing at
Accident - A statistical inevitability. Some nuclear power plants are built on fault lines, but ever mine, dam, oil rig, and waste dump is founded upon a tacit acceptance of the worst-case scenario. One a long enough timeline, everything that can go wrong will, however small the likelihood is from one day to the next. The responsible parties may wring their hands about the Fukushima meltdown - and the Gult of Mexico oil spill, and the Exxon Valdez, and Hurricane Katrina, and Chernobyl, and Haiti - but accident is no accident.CrimethInc. Valdez's Sayings By CrimethInc.: Accident - A statistical inevitability. Some nuclear power plants are built on fault lines, but
Plans if you were going to go with this woman? come here.Dolen Perkins-Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Dolen Perkins-Valdez: Plans if you were going to go with this woman? come here.
Yeah, join you. Right. Until you get bored of me and turn me into a Leosicle? Lady, nobody messes with my dragon and gets away with it. I can't believe I thought you were hot.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Yeah, join you. Right. Until you get bored of me and turn me into a
Is it true cats wont stay in a house when it's haunted?Jeff Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Jeff Valdez: Is it true cats wont stay in a house when it's haunted?
As for Percy, he held his magic ballpoint pen like he was trying to decide whether to bust out some sword moves or autograph Nike's chariot.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: As for Percy, he held his magic ballpoint pen like he was trying to decide
[Piper] rushed to get dressed. By the time she got up on deck, the others had already gathered - all hastily dressed except for Coach Hedge, who had pulled the night watch.
Frank's Vancouver Winter Olympics shirt was inside out. Percy wore pajama pants and a bronze breastplate, which was an interesting fashion statement. Hazel's hair was all blown to one side as though she'd walked through a cyclone; and Leo had accidentally set himself on fire. His T-shirt was in charred tatters. His arms were smoking.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: [Piper] rushed to get dressed. By the time she got up on deck, the others
My Sleeping Beauty ~ I kissed you, but you did not wake. I find this strange for I know I am your prince.Lisa Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Lisa Valdez: My Sleeping Beauty ~ I kissed you, but you did not wake. I find this
Gaea?" Leo shook his head. "Isn't that Mother Nature? She's supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry."
"Leo, that's Snow White," Piper said.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Gaea?" Leo shook his head. "Isn't that Mother Nature? She's supposed to have, like, flowers
You cannot be in the presence of my father," the girl said. "Fire and ice - it would not be wise."
"We're going together," Jason insisted, putting his hand on Leo's shoulder, "or not at all."
The girl tilted her head, like she wasn't used to people refusing her orders. "He will not be harmed, Jason Grace, unless you make trouble. Calais,
keep Leo Valdez here. Guard him, but do not kill him."
Cal pouted. "Just a little?"
"No," the girl insisted.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: You cannot be in the presence of my father," the girl said. "Fire and ice
You're that lady," Leo said. "The one who was named after Caribbean music."
Her eyes glinted murderously. "Caribbean music."
"Yeah. Reggae?" Leo shook his head. "Merengue? Hold on, I'll get it."
He snapped his fingers. "Calypso!
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: You're that lady," Leo said. "The one who was named after Caribbean music."Her eyes glinted
This is Leo. I'm the ... What's my title? Am I like, admiral, or captain, or ... "
"Repair boy."
"Very funny, Piper.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: This is Leo. I'm the ... What's my title? Am I like, admiral, or captain,
We've arrived," Leo announced. "Time to Split."
Frank groaned. "Can we leave Valdez in Croatia?
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: We've arrived," Leo announced. "Time to Split."Frank groaned. "Can we leave Valdez in Croatia?
Why are we being chased by evil espresso drinks?!Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Why are we being chased by evil espresso drinks?!
So we believe. Leo has to be alive." "You remember the time in Detroit, when he flattened Ma Gasket with a car engine?" "Or those dwarfs in Bologna. Leo took them down with a homemade smoke grenade made from toothpaste." "Commander Tool Belt," Jason said. "Bad Boy Supreme," Piper said. "Chef Leo the Tofu Taco Expert." They laughed and told stories about Leo Valdez, their best friend.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: So we believe. Leo has to be alive." "You remember the time in Detroit, when
Like your zodiac sign? Percy asked. 'I'm a Leo.
'No, stupid,' Leo said. I'm a Leo. You're a Percy.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Like your zodiac sign? Percy asked. 'I'm a Leo.'No, stupid,' Leo said. I'm a Leo.
We tend to think of environmental catastrophes -such as the recent Exxon Valdez oil-spill disaster in the Bay of Alaska-as "accidents": isolated phenomena that erupt without notice or warning. But when does the word accident become inappropriate? When are such occurrences inevitable rather than accidental? And when does a consistent pattern of inevitable disasters point to a deep-seated crisis that is not only environmental but profoundly social?Murray Bookchin Valdez's Sayings By Murray Bookchin: We tend to think of environmental catastrophes -such as the recent Exxon Valdez oil-spill disaster
I'm all about doing the impossible.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: I'm all about doing the impossible.
A ruby-encrusted orb popped its top and helicopter blades unfolded. Leo was glad Buford the table wasn't here-he would've fallen in love.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: A ruby-encrusted orb popped its top and helicopter blades unfolded. Leo was glad Buford the
I figure the universe is basically like a machine. I don't know who made it, if it was the Fates, or the gods, or capital-G God, or whatever. But it chugs along the way it's supposed to most of the time. Sure, little pieces break and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly ... things happen for a reason.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: I figure the universe is basically like a machine. I don't know who made it,
Too bad Jason wasn't a metal automaton. At least then Leo would have some idea of how to help his best friend. But with humans ... Leo felt helpless. They broke way too easily.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Too bad Jason wasn't a metal automaton. At least then Leo would have some idea
I dont like to think. it interfers with being nuts
leo valdez
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: I dont like to think. it interfers with being nutsleo valdez
And the seventh hero ... Leo Valdez?"
Nico raised his eyebrows. "You remember his name?"
"Of course! He invented the Valdezinator. Oh, what a musical instrument! I barely had time to master its major scales before Zeus zapped me at the Parthenon. If anyone could help me, it would be Leo Valdez.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: And the seventh hero ... Leo Valdez?"Nico raised his eyebrows. "You remember his name?""Of course!
It is true I do not like fire. But Leo Valdez's flames are not strong enough to trouble me."
Somewhere behind Hazel, a soft, lyrical voice said, "What about my flames, old friend?"
"You," he said from Percy's mouth.
"Me," Hecate agreed. "It has been millennia since I fought at the side of a demigod. What do you say? Shall we play with fire?
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: It is true I do not like fire. But Leo Valdez's flames are not strong
Leo didn't usually think of the ukulele as a sad instrument. (Pathetic, sure. But not sad.) Yet the tune Apollo strummed was so melancholy it broke Leo's feels.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo didn't usually think of the ukulele as a sad instrument. (Pathetic, sure. But not
Caves of blue.
Strike the hue.
Westward, burning.
Pages turning.
Indiana.
Ripe banana.
Happiness approaches.
Serpents and roaches.
There once was a god named Apollo
Who plunged in a cave blue and hollow
Upon a three-seater
The bronze fire-eater
Was forced death and madness to swallow
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Caves of blue. Strike the hue.Westward, burning.Pages turning.Indiana.Ripe banana.Happiness approaches.Serpents and roaches.There once was a
Thalia ignored him as usual (which no doubt meant she thought he was as cool as ever).Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Thalia ignored him as usual (which no doubt meant she thought he was as cool
Never mind," Leo said. "I'm pretty sure pi is, uh, 3.1415 blah blah blah. The number goes on forever, but the sphere has only five rings, so that should be enough, if I'm right."
"And if you're not?" Frank asked.
"Well, then, Leo fall down, go boom. Let's find out!
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Never mind," Leo said. "I'm pretty sure pi is, uh, 3.1415 blah blah blah. The
Let's boogie,' he (Leo) said. 'Before I come to my sensesRick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Let's boogie,' he (Leo) said. 'Before I come to my senses
Leo plunked the cheese wheel in front of me. "Cut me a wedge of this, my good ma. Chop-chop!"
I scowled at him. "Don't test me, Valdez. When I am a god again, I will make a constellation out of you. I will call it the Small Exploding Latino."
"I like it!" He patted my shoulder, causing my knife to jiggle.
Did no one fear the wrath of the gods any more?
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo plunked the cheese wheel in front of me. "Cut me a wedge of this,
When life expectancy hit 95 years of age, married people around the world shouted, "Enough!" And just like that, the institution of marriage was reinvented.Katherine Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Katherine Valdez: When life expectancy hit 95 years of age, married people around the world shouted, "Enough!"
Dreams are the fingerprints of your futurePedro Luis Adames Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Pedro Luis Adames Valdez: Dreams are the fingerprints of your future
Patience
"It's just that you needn't have gone to all the trouble." Matthew
"Trouble? What trouble is that, Patience?" His eyes dropped to her mouth. "Don't you see? You're no trouble to me." He lifted his gaze back to hers. "And even if you were, I would go to the ends of the earth to be troubled by you.
Lisa Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Lisa Valdez: Patience"It's just that you needn't have gone to all the trouble." Matthew"Trouble? What trouble is
If hemp could supply the energy needs of the United States, its value would be inestimable. Now that the drug czar is in final retreat, America has an opportunity to, once and for all, say farewell to the Exxon Valdez, Saddam Hussein and a prohibitively expensive brinkmanship in the desert sands of Saudi Arabia.Hugh Downs Valdez's Sayings By Hugh Downs: If hemp could supply the energy needs of the United States, its value would be
Upon occasion, we misunderstand ourselves, or we lose faith. Whichever the case, we say things we think are true, only to find they are not.Lisa Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Lisa Valdez: Upon occasion, we misunderstand ourselves, or we lose faith. Whichever the case, we say things
Oh, by the way ... " Jason glanced at Percy. "I resigned my office, gave Frank a field promotion to praetor. Unless you want to contest that ruling."
Percy grinned. "No argument here."
"Praetor?" Hazel stared at Frank.
He shrugged uncomfortably. "Well ... yeah. I know it seems weird." She tried to throw her arms around him, then winced as she remembered her busted ribs. She settled for kissing him. "It seems perfect."
Leo clapped Frank on the shoulder. "Way to go, Zhang. Now you can order Octavian to fall on his sword.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Oh, by the way ... " Jason glanced at Percy. "I resigned my office, gave
She stepped back and frowned at me. "Open it."
"Me?" I felt sure she was picking on me because I was the only enslaved god she had. "I'm not Hermes! I'm not even Valdez!"
"Try."
As if that were a simple request! I attempted to get my fingertips under the edge and prise it open. I spread my arms and yelled the standard magic words: MELLON! SHAZAM! SESAME STREET! None of these worked. At last I tried my infallible ace in the hole. I sang 'Love Is an Open Door' from the Frozen soundtrack. Even this failed.
"Impossible!" I cried. "This door has no taste in music!
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: She stepped back and frowned at me. "Open it.""Me?" I felt sure she was picking
Ah, Senor Zhang," Leo said, "you know how you're always saying, 'Leo, you are the only true genius among demigods'?"
"I'm pretty sure I never said that.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Ah, Senor Zhang," Leo said, "you know how you're always saying, 'Leo, you are the
Leo lowered his screwdriver. He looked at the ceiling and shook his head like, What am I gonna do with this guy?
"I try very hard to be annoying," Leo said. "Don't insult my ability to annoy. And how am I supposed to resent you if you go apologizing? I'm a lowly mechanic. You're like the prince of the sky, son of the Lord of the Universe. I'm supposed to resent you."
"Lord of the Universe?" (Jason)
"Sure, you're all-bam! Lightning man. And 'Watch me fly. I am the eagle that soars-" (Leo)
"Shut up, Valdez." (Jason)
Leo managed a little smile. "Yeah, see. I do annoy you."
"I apologize for apologizing." (Jason)
"Thank you." He went back to work, but the tension had eased between them. Leo still looked sad and exhausted-just not quite so angry.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo lowered his screwdriver. He looked at the ceiling and shook his head like, What
You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.
Then there was Nico di Angelo. Dang, that kid gave Leo the freaky-deakies. He sat back in his leather aviator jacket, his black T-shirt and jeans, that wicked silver skull ring on his finger, and the Stygian sword at his side. His tufts of black hair struck up in curls like baby bat wings. His eyes were sad and kind of empty, as if he'd stared into the depths of Tartarus - which he had.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Then there was Nico di Angelo. Dang, that kid gave Leo the freaky-deakies. He sat
God gave woman a clitoris
a small little bit of flesh with only one purpose
transcendent sexual pleasure. So how is it that some people believe God and sex shouldn't be in the same sentence?
Lisa Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Lisa Valdez: God gave woman a clitorisa small little bit of flesh with only one purposetranscendent sexual
However, I am accustomed to not having what I want.Lisa Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Lisa Valdez: However, I am accustomed to not having what I want.
Team Leo!~ Leo valdezRick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Team Leo!~ Leo valdez
Now her likeness gazed back at him from the bulletin board - her almond-shaped eyes, her pouty lips, her long straight hair swept over one shoulder of her sleeveless dress. He could almost smell her cinnamon fragrance. Her knit brow and the downward turn of her mouth seemed to say: Leo Valdez, you are so full of it.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Now her likeness gazed back at him from the bulletin board - her almond-shaped eyes,
Oh, yeah?" Leo growled. "Well, maybe you got the smoke, buddy, but I've got the fire.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Oh, yeah?" Leo growled. "Well, maybe you got the smoke, buddy, but I've got the
Smithfield spilled more than 20 million gallons of lagoon waste into the New River in North Carolina. The spill remains the largest environmental disaster of its kind and is twice as big as the iconic Exxon Valdez 6 years earlier... at the time of the spill, Smithfield was the 7th largest pork producer in the US; two years later it was the biggest.Jonathan Safran Foer Valdez's Sayings By Jonathan Safran Foer: Smithfield spilled more than 20 million gallons of lagoon waste into the New River in
Anyway, I'm glad you found her. (Calypso) You promised to find a way back to her, and I just wanted to say that if we do survive all this, I'll do anything to help you. Thats a promise I will keep.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Anyway, I'm glad you found her. (Calypso) You promised to find a way back to
[Jason] faltered when he looked at Leo, who was mimicking taking notes with an air pencil.
"Go on, Professor Grace!" he said, wide-eyed. "I wanna get an A on the test.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: [Jason] faltered when he looked at Leo, who was mimicking taking notes with an air
[Leo] lunged at Passalos, but the red-furred dwarf was too quick. He sprang from his chair, bounced off Jason's head, did a flip, and landed next to Leo, his hairy arms around Leo's waist.
"Save me?" the dwarf pleaded.
"Get off!" Leo tried to shove him away, but Passalos did a backward somersault and landed out of reach. Leo's pants promptly fell around his knees.
He stared at Passalos, who was now grinning and holding a small zigzaggy strip of metal. Somehow, the dwarf had stolen the zipper right off Leo's pants.
"Give - stupid - zipper!" Leo stuttered, trying to shake his fist and hoist up his pants at the same time.
"Eh, not shiny enough." Passalos tossed it away.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: [Leo] lunged at Passalos, but the red-furred dwarf was too quick. He sprang from his
Why would you come to Italy to see Spanish steps? That's like going to China for Mexican food, isn't it?Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Why would you come to Italy to see Spanish steps? That's like going to China
Hey." [Leo] squeezed her hand, though Hazel sensed nothing romantic in the gesture. "Machines are designed to work."
"Uh, what?"
"I figure the universe is basically like a machine. I don't know who made it, if it was the Fates, or the gods, or capital-G God, or whatever. But it chugs along the way it's supposed to most of the time. Sure, little pieces break and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly ... things happen for a reason. Like you and me meeting."
"Leo Valdez," Hazel marveled, "you're a philosopher.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Hey." [Leo] squeezed her hand, though Hazel sensed nothing romantic in the gesture. "Machines are
Sweet allowed her pregnancy to get the better of her and simply sat down. Reenie's lips set into a straight, emotionless line. Mawu no longer talked back, the words she did speak taking on an air of vapidity. Philip was chained at night, no longer trusted. So it was no wonder that Lizzie sought out the white woman then.Dolen Perkins-Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Dolen Perkins-Valdez: Sweet allowed her pregnancy to get the better of her and simply sat down. Reenie's
Leo drummed his fingers. "Great. I should have installed a smoke screen that makes the ship smell like a giant chicken nugget. Remind me to invent that, next time."
Hazel frowned. "What is a chicken nugget?"
"Oh, man ... " Leo shook his head in amazement. "That's right. You've missed the last, like, seventy years. Well, my apprentice, a chicken nugget - "
"Doesn't matter," Annabeth interrupted.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo drummed his fingers. "Great. I should have installed a smoke screen that makes the
Be she alewife,
fishmonger, washerwoman, or whore; the woman who fucks my whole cock shall I take to church's
door.
Lisa Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Lisa Valdez: Be she alewife,fishmonger, washerwoman, or whore; the woman who fucks my whole cock shall I
I tried to help you make better choices. You could have saved yourself. But you defied me at every step. You built your ship. You joined that foolish quest. Now you are trapped here, helpless, while the mortal world dies.
Leo's hands burst into flame. He wanted to melt Gaea's sandy face to glass. Then he felt Calypso's hand on his shoulder.
"Gaea." Her voice was stern and steady. "You are not welcome.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: I tried to help you make better choices. You could have saved yourself. But you
He met his day in the shower, washing his hair with shampoo that was guaranteed to have never been put in a bunny's eyes and from which ten percent of the profits went to save the whales. He lathered his face with shaving cream free of chlorofluorocarbons, thereby saving the ozone layer. He breakfasted on fertile eggs laid by sexually satisfied chickens that were allowed to range while listening to Brahms, and muffins made with pesticide-free grain, so no eagle-egg shells were weakened by his thoughtless consumption. He scrambled the eggs in margarine free of tropical oils, thus preserving the rain forest, and he added milk from a cartn made of recycled paper and shipped from a small family farm. By the time he finished his second cup of coffee, which would presumably help to educate the children of a poor peasant farmer named Juan Valdez, Sam was on the verge of congratulating himself for single-handedly preserving the planet just by getting up in the morning.Christopher Moore Valdez's Sayings By Christopher Moore: He met his day in the shower, washing his hair with shampoo that was guaranteed
Leo took out a pen and autographed the arm of one of the nymphs. Narcissus is a loser! He's so weak, he can't bench-press a Kleenex. He's so lame, when you look up lame on Wikipedia, it's got a picture of Narcissus - only the picture's so ugly, no one ever checks it out.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo took out a pen and autographed the arm of one of the nymphs. Narcissus
Who's possessing who now, Casper?Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Who's possessing who now, Casper?
Percy and Hedge lay on the deck, looking exhausted. Hedge was missing his shoes. He grinned at the sky, muttering, "Awesome. Awesome." Percy was covered in nicks and scratches, like he'd jumped through a window. He didn't say anything but he grasped Annabeth's hand weakly as if to say, Be right with you as soon as the world stops spinning.
Leo, Piper, and Jason, who'd been eating in the mess hall, came rushing up the stairs.
"What? What?" Leo cried, holding a half-eaten grilled cheese sandwich. "Can't a guy even take a lunch break? What's wrong?"
"Followed!" Frank yelled again.
"Followed by what? Jason asked.
"I don't know!" Frank panted. "Whales? Sea monsters? Maybe Kate and Porky!"
Annabeth wanted to strangle the guy, but she wasn't sure her hands would fit around his thick neck. "That makes absolutely no sense.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Percy and Hedge lay on the deck, looking exhausted. Hedge was missing his shoes. He
It comes out of human beings, it comes from the dark side of the human being, when people don't give a hoot about other people and they'll steal and rob and rob the food out of baby's mouths, so it's incumbent on every new generation to develop a social conscience and to really defend themselves. And that takes demonstrations sometimes.Luis Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Luis Valdez: It comes out of human beings, it comes from the dark side of the human
She led him past the engine room, which looked like a very dangerous, mechanized jungle gym, with pipes and pistons and tubes jutting from a central bronze sphere. Cables resembling giant metal noodles snaked across the floor and ran up the walls.
"How does that thing even work?" Percy asked.
"No idea," Annabeth said. "And I'm the only one besides Leo who can operate it."
"That's reassuring."
"It should be fine. It's only threatened to blow up once."
"You're kidding, I hope."
She smiled. "Come on.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: She led him past the engine room, which looked like a very dangerous, mechanized jungle
Leo: "I can't believe I thought you were hot."
Khione's face turned red. "Hot? You dare insult me? I am cold, Leo Valdez. Very, very cold.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo: "I can't believe I thought you were hot." Khione's face turned red. "Hot? You
How can we teach our children to be responsible beyond themselves and care for other human beings' welfare and for the welfare of the planet and all that it contains? It's a difficult lesson to convey, when, more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, Prince William Sound is still experiencing the damaging effects.Gloria Reuben Valdez's Sayings By Gloria Reuben: How can we teach our children to be responsible beyond themselves and care for other
Dude." Jason gave Percy a bear hug.
"Back from Tartarus!" Leo whooped. "That's my peeps!
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Dude." Jason gave Percy a bear hug."Back from Tartarus!" Leo whooped. "That's my peeps!
Disguised in a handlebar mustache with a ten gallon hat hanging low against his brow, Loki moseyed into Odin's party, despite the fact that he wasn't invited. Being dressed like Juan Valdez in a room full of people dawning Viking braids and pointy horned hats, however, tended to call attention to oneself. Odin's wife, Frigg, noticed Loki the moment that he stepped through the door, "What the Hel are you doing here? You weren't invited.Dylan Callens Valdez's Sayings By Dylan Callens: Disguised in a handlebar mustache with a ten gallon hat hanging low against his brow,
Huh," Leo said. "Well, if you ever get off this island and want a job, let me know. You're not a total klutz."
She smirked. "A job, eh?" Making things in your forge?"
"Nah, we could start our own shop," Leo said, surprising himself. Starting a machine shop had always been one of his dreams, but he'd never told anyone about it. "Leo and Calypso's Garage: Auto Repair and Mechanical Monsters.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Huh," Leo said. "Well, if you ever get off this island and want a job,
Ecologically speaking, a spilt tanker load is like sticking a safety pin into an elephant's foot. The planet barely notices. After the Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska the oil company spent billions tidying up the coastline, but it was a waste of money because the waves were cleaning up faster than Exxon could. Environmentalists can never accept the planet's ability to self-heal.Jeremy Clarkson Valdez's Sayings By Jeremy Clarkson: Ecologically speaking, a spilt tanker load is like sticking a safety pin into an elephant's
Leo's voice boomed over the loudspeaker: SURRENDER! YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY ONE SPANKING HOT WAR MACHINE! The giant Enceladus howled in outrage. "Valdez!" WHAT'S UP, ENCHILADAS? Leo's voice roared back. NICE DAGGER IN YOUR FOREHEAD.Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo's voice boomed over the loudspeaker: SURRENDER! YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY ONE SPANKING HOT WAR
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 Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: At the ed of the hall stood a walnut door with a bronze plaque: ASCLEPIUS
Akmon pulled a ratchet wrench from the tool belt and spun it like a noisemaker. "Oh, very nice! I'm definitely keeping this! Thanks, Blue Bottom!"
Blue Bottom?
Leo glanced down. His pants had slipped around his ankles again, revealing his blue undershorts. "That's it!" he shouted. "My stuff. Now. Or I'll show you how funny a flaming dwarf is."
His hands caught fire.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Akmon pulled a ratchet wrench from the tool belt and spun it like a noisemaker.
At night, before she went to sleep in her cabin down in the quarters, she remembered Mawu's story and told herself that she was a god, a powerful god. Each and every day, she reminded herself of this so that she wouldn't fall backward. She was more than eyes, ears, lips, and thigh. She was a heart. She was a mindDolen Perkins-Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Dolen Perkins-Valdez: At night, before she went to sleep in her cabin down in the quarters, she
I want you to know that you will not be alone in your loneliness," he said.
Her tear-filled eyes welled over. "You will be surrounded by your court ... and all the beautiful ladies there."
Rodrigo shook his head. "I've never cared about any of them. I shall be lonely for you. Lonely in the midst of a crowd ... surrounded by a hundred faces, none of them yours." He held Rapunzel's tearful gaze, and tried to swallow the lump in his throat. But he couldn't. "And as everything and everyone is spinning around me, I shall be thinking of you and longing to be here ... " he brushed the backs of his fingers against her wet cheek, " ... here in the tower, with my Rapunzel.
Lisa Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Lisa Valdez: I want you to know that you will not be alone in your loneliness," he
According to Festus, our flying table, Buford, made it back safely while we were in Charleston, so those eagles didn't get him. Unfortunately, he lost the laundry bag with your pants."
"Dang it!" Frank Barked, which Leo figured was probably severe profanity for him.
No doubt Frank would've cursed some more -busting out the golly gees and the gosh darns- but Percy interrupted by doubling over and groaning.
"Did the world just turn upside down?" he asked.
Jason pressed his hands to his head. "Yeah, and it's spinning. Everything is yellow. Is it supposed to be yellow?
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: According to Festus, our flying table, Buford, made it back safely while we were in
It's absolutely essential for every generation to capture that social responsibility. Injustice grows like weeds. The injustices of the world are like weeds, and if you do nothing they'll choke your whole garden, man.Luis Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Luis Valdez: It's absolutely essential for every generation to capture that social responsibility. Injustice grows like weeds.
This is the Propylon." He waved toward a stone path lined with crumbling columns. "One of the main gates into the Olympic valley."
"Rubble!" said Leo
"And over there - " Frank pointed to a square foundation that looked like the patio for a Mexican restaurant - "is the Temple of Hera, one of the oldest structures here."
"More rubble!" Leo said.
"And that round bandstand-looking thing - that's the Philipeon, dedicated to Philip of Macedonia."
"Even more rubble! First rate rubble!
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: This is the Propylon." He waved toward a stone path lined with crumbling columns. "One
Percy says be talked to a Nereid in Charleston Harbor!"
"Good for him!" Leo yelled back.
"The Nereid said we should seek help from Chiron's brothers."
"What does that mean? The Party Ponies?" Leo had never met Chiron's crazy centaur relatives, but he'd heard rumors of Nerf sword-fights, root beer-chugging contests, and Super Soakers filled with pressurized whipped cream.
"Not sure," Annabeth said. "But I've got coordinates. Can you input latitude and longitude in this thing?"
"I can input star charts and order you a smoothie, if you want. Of course I can do latitude and longitude!
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Percy says be talked to a Nereid in Charleston Harbor!""Good for him!" Leo yelled back.
Leo unfurled the little strip of paper. It read: THAT'S YOUR REQUEST? SERIOUSLY? (OVER) On the back, the paper said: YOUR LUCKY NUMBERS ARE: TWELVE, JUPITER, ORION, DELTA, THREE, THETA, OMEGA. (WREAK VENGEANCE UPON GAEA, LEO VALDEZ.)Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Leo unfurled the little strip of paper. It read: THAT'S YOUR REQUEST? SERIOUSLY? (OVER) On
Jason turned to Leo. "Do you think you can fly this thing?"
"Um ... " Leo put his hand on the side of the helicopter, concentrating hard, as if listening to the machine.
"Bell 412HP utility helicopter," Leo said. "Composite four-blade main rotor, cruising speed twenty-two knots, service ceiling twenty-thousand feet. The tank is near full. Sure, I can fly it."
Piper smiled at the ranger again. "You din't have a problem with an under-aged unlicensed kid borrowing your copter, do you? We'll return it."
"I-" The pilot nearly choked on the words, but she got them out: "I don't have a problem with that."
Leo grinned. "Hop in kids, Uncle Leo's gonna take you for a ride.
Rick Riordan Valdez's Sayings By Rick Riordan: Jason turned to Leo. "Do you think you can fly this thing?""Um ... " Leo
The woman had told the truth. The flowers were the color of sunset. And not the yellowish tinge of a lazy sun either, but the intense orange of a sun refusing to set on anyone else's terms.Dolen Perkins-Valdez Valdez's Sayings By Dolen Perkins-Valdez: The woman had told the truth. The flowers were the color of sunset. And not