Suzanne Collins Quotes

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1. “I knew you'd kiss me.""How?" I say. Because I didn't know myself. "Because I am in pain," He say's. "That's the only way I get your attention.”

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Source : Mockingjay

2. “Well, don't expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear.”

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Source : Mockingjay

3. “I'm going to wake Peeta," I say."No, wait," says Finnick. "Let's do it together. Put our faces right in front of his."Well, there's so little opportunity for fun left in my life, I agree. We position ourselves on either side of Peeta, lean over until our faces are inches frim his nose, and give him a shake. "Peeta. Peeta, wake up," I say in a soft, singsong voice.His eyelids flutter open and then he jumps like we've stabbed him. "Aa!"Finnick and I fall back in the sand, laughing our heads off. Every time we try to stop, we look at Peeta's attempt to maintain a disdainful expression and it sets us off again.”

Tags : Funny Humor Prank
Source : Catching Fire

4. “What about Gale?""He's not a bad kisser either," I say shortly. "And it was okay with both of us? You kissing the other?" He asks. "No. It wasn't okay with either of you. But I wasn't asking your permission," I tell him. Peeta laughs again, coldly, dismissively. "Well, you're a piece of work, aren't you?”

Tags : Kissing Love Triangle
Source : Mockingjay

5. “You never know. Say the arena's actually a giant cake-""Say we move on," I broke in.”

Tags : Arena Cake Katniss Peeta
Source : The Hunger Games

6. “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

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Source : Mockingjay

7. “but it's not safe and I can feel him slipping away, so I just get out one more sentence. "Stay with me." As the tendrils of sleep syrup pull me down, I hear him whisper a word back but I don't catch it.”

Tags : Always Katniss Meaning Mocking Jay Peeta Spolier Stay With Me What Always Means Catching Fire
Source : Catching Fire

8. “You'd have thought we planned it," says Peeta, giving me just the hint of a smile."Didn't you?" asks Portia. Her fingers press her eyelids closed as if she's warding off a very bright light."No," I say looking at Peeta with a new sense of apreciation. "Neither of us even knew what we were going to do before we went in.""And Haymitch?" says Peeta. "We decided we don't want any other allies in the arena.""Good. Then I won't be responsible for you killing off any of my friends with your stupidity," he says.”

Tags : Katniss Kill Peeta Stupidity
Source : Catching Fire

9. “Obviously this person's a hazard. Stupid people are dangerous.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

10. “We could do it, you know.""What?""Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

11. “Finnick?" I say, "Maybe some pants?"He looks down at his legs as if noticing his outfit for the first time. Then he whips off his hospital gown leaving him in just his underwear. "Why? Do you find this" -- he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose -- "distracting?"I laugh. Boggs looks embarrassed and Finnick looks more like the guy I met at the Quarter Quell”

Tags : Finnick Humour Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

12. “Why not? It's true. My best hope is to not disgrace myself and..." He hesitates.And what?" I say.I don't know how to say it exactly. Only... I want to die as myself. Does that make any sense?" he asks. I shake my head. How could he die as anyone but himself? "I don't want them to change me in there. Turn me into some kind of monster that I'm not."I bite my lip feeling inferior. While I've been ruminating on the availability of trees, Peeta has been struggling with how to maintain his identity. His purity of self. "Do you mean you won't kill anyone?" I ask.No, when the time comes, I'm sure I'll kill just like everybody else. I can't go down without a fight. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to... to show the Capitol they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games," says Peeta.But you're not," I say. "None of us are. That's how the Games work."Okay, but within that frame work, there's still you, there's still me," he insists. "Don't you see?"A little, Only... no offense, but who cares, Peeta?" I say.I do. I mean what else am I allowed to care about at this point?" he asks angrily. He's locked those blue eyes on mine now, demanding an answer.”

Tags : Grace Identity
Source : The Hunger Games

13. “I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”

Tags : Truth
Source : The Hunger Games

14. “He’s dozed off again, but I kiss him awake, which seems to startle him. Then he smiles as if he’d be happy to lie there gazing at me forever.”

Tags : Forever Gaze Happy Hunger Games Kiss Love Smile
Source : The Hunger Games

15. “Peeta opens his mouth for the first bite without hesitation. He swallows, then frowns slightly. "They're very sweet.""Yes they're sugar berries. My mother makes jam from them. Haven't you've ever had them before?" I say, poking the next spoonful in his mouth."No," he says, almost puzzled. "But they taste familiar. Sugar berries?""Well, you can't get them in the market much, they only grow wild," I say. Another mouthful goes down. Just one more to go."They're sweet as syrup," he says, taking the last spoonful. "Syrup." His eyes widen as he realizes the truth. I clamp my hand over his mouth and nose hard, forcing him to swallow instead of spit. He tries to make himself vomit the stuff up, but it's too late, he's already losing consciousness. Even as he fades away, I can see in his eyes what I've done is unforgiveable.I sit back on my heels and look at him with a mixture of sadness and satisfaction. A stray berry stains his chin and I wipe it away. "Who can't lie, Peeta?" I say, even though he can't hear me.”

Tags : Fantasy Fiction
Source : The Hunger Games

16. “Oh, and I suppose the apples ate the cheese.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

17. “And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.”

Tags : Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Love Peeta Mellark Smile Suzanne Collins
Source : The Hunger Games

18. “My spirit. This is a new thought. I'm not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I'm a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It's not as if I'm never friendly. Okay, maybe I don't go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but i do care for some people.”

Tags : Care Friendly Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Smile Spirit Suzanne Collins Thought
Source : The Hunger Games

19. “I roll my eyes. "So when did I become so special? When they carted me off to the Capitol?""No, about six months before that. Right after New Year's. We were in the Hob, eating some slop of Greasy Sae's. And Darius was teasing you about trading a rabbit for one of his kisses. And I realized...I minded.”

Tags : Jealousy Sweet Talk
Source : Mockingjay

20. “Delly lost her temper at Peeta over how he treated you. She got very squeaky. It was like someone stabbing a mouse with a fork repeatedly.”

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Source : Mockingjay

21. “You love me. Real or not real?"I tell him, "Real.”

Tags : Katniss Love Peeta Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

22. “I clench his hands to the point of pain. "Stay with me."His pupils contract to pinpoints, dialate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. "Always," he murmurs.”

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Source : Mockingjay

23. “Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

24. “I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, 'So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?' I turn into him. 'Put you somewhere you can't get hurt.”

Tags : Love Romance
Source : The Hunger Games

25. “You here to finish me off, Sweetheart?”

Tags : Humor Hunger Games Katniss Mellark Peeta Romance
Source : The Hunger Games

26. “But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.”

Tags : Democracy Humanity Public Opinion
Source : Mockingjay

27. “I turn and put my lips close to Peeta's and drop my eyelids in imitation... "He offered me sugar and wanted to know all my secrets," I say in my best seductive voice.”

Tags : Flirting Seduction
Source : Catching Fire

28. “if he goes and dies on me now, I know I'll go completely insane.”

Tags : Die Insane Katniss Peeta
Source : The Hunger Games

29. “Yes, they have to have a victor. Without a victor, the whole thing would blow up in the Gamemakers' faces. They'd have failed the Capitol. Might possibly even be executed, slowly and painfully, while the cameras broadcast it to every screen in the country.”

Tags : Die Insane Katniss Peeta
Source : The Hunger Games

30. “Fly you high.”

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Source : Gregor the Overlander Box Set

31. “Run like the river.”

Tags : Farewell
Source : Gregor the Overlander Box Set

32. “And it's not just that I don't want to be alone. It's him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread.”

Tags : Boy Bread Lose
Source : The Hunger Games

33. “Here's some advice. Stay alive.”

Tags : Advice Haymitch Abernathy
Source : The Hunger Games

34. “I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”

Tags : Peeta
Source : Catching Fire

35. “I'm coming back into focus when Caesar asks him if he has a girlfriend back home. Peeta hesitates, then gives an unconvincing shake of his head.Handsome lad like you. There must be some special girl. Come on, what’s her name?" says Caesar.Peeta sighs. "Well, there is this one girl. I’ve had a crush on her ever since I can remember. But I’m pretty sure she didn’t know I was alive until the reaping."Sounds of sympathy from the crowd. Unrequited love they can relate to.She have another fellow?" asks Caesar.I don’t know, but a lot of boys like her," says Peeta.So, here’s what you do. You win, you go home. She can’t turn you down then, eh?" says Caesar encouragingly.I don’t think it’s going to work out. Winning...won’t help in my case," says Peeta.Why ever not?" says Caesar, mystified.Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. "Because...because...she came here with me.”

Tags : Peeta
Source : The Hunger Games

36. “You're still trying to protect me. Real or not real," he whispers."Real," I answer. "Because that's what you and I do, protect each other.”

Tags : Hunger Games Katniss Peeta
Source : Mockingjay

37. “I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.”

Tags : Katniss Peeta
Source : Catching Fire

38. “One more time? For the audience?" he says. His voice isn't angry. It's hollow, which is worse. Already the boy with the bread is slipping away from me.I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go.”

Tags : Away Dread Go Hollow Katniss Let Peeta
Source : The Hunger Games

39. “Sometimes when I'm alone, I take the pearl from where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena.”

Tags : Katniss Love Mockingjay Peeta Romance
Source : Mockingjay

40. “I think....you still have no idea. The effect you can have.”

Tags : Peeta Self Awareness Self Image
Source : Mockingjay

41. “For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”

Tags : Betrayal Katniss Peeta Relationships The Hunger Games Trust
Source : The Hunger Games

42. “You have a... remarkable memory.""I remember everything about you. You're the one who wasn't paying attention.”

Tags : Katniss Love Peeta
Source : The Hunger Games

43. “I raise my left arm and twist my neck down to rip off the pill on my sleeve. Instead my teeth sink into flesh. I yank my head back in confusion to find myself looking into Peeta’s eyes, only now they hold my gaze. Blood runs from the teeth marks on the hand he clamped over my nightlock.“Let me go!” I snarl at him, trying to wrest my arm from his grasp.“I can’t,” he says.”

Tags : Hunger Games Katniss Mockingjay Peeta Suzanne Collins
Source : Mockingjay

44. “Katniss. I remember about the bread.”

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Source : Mockingjay

45. “At a few minutes before four, Peeta turns to me again. "Your favorite colour . . . it's green?" "That's right." Then I think of something to add. "And yours is orange." "Orange?" He seems unconvinced. "Not bright orange. But soft. Like the sunset," I say. "At least, that's what you told me once." "Oh." He closes his eyes briefly, maybe trying to conjure up that sunset, then nods his head. "Thank you." But more words tumble out. "You're a painter. You're a baker. You like to sleep with the windows open. You never take sugar in your tea. And you always double-knot your shoelaces." Then I dive into my tent before I do something stupid like cry.”

Tags : Katniss Katniss And Peeta Peeta Peeta Mellark
Source : Mockingjay

46. “No. Now, shut up and eat your pears.”

Tags : Humor Katniss Peeta
Source : The Hunger Games

47. “I know what blood poisoning is, Katniss," says Peeta. "Even if my mother isn't a healer."I'm jolted back in time, to another wound, another set of bandages. "You said that same thing to me in the first Hunger Games. Real or not real?""Real," he says. "And you risked your life getting the medicine that saved me?""Real." I shrug. "You were the reason I was alive to do it.”

Tags : Katniss Mockingjay Peeta
Source : Mockingjay

48. “I'll tell them how I survive it. I'll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in things because I'm afraid it could be taken away. That's when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I've seen someone do. It's like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years.But there are much worse games to play.”

Tags : Katniss Mockingjay Peeta
Source : Mockingjay

49. “All those months of taking it for granted that Peeta thought I was wonderful are over. Finally, he can see me for who I really am. Violent. Distrustful. Manipulative. Deadly. And I hate him for it.”

Tags : Katniss Mockingjay Peeta The Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

50. “Stay with me.Always.”

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Source : Mockingjay

51. “No problem," Gale replies. "I wake up ten times a night anyway.""To make sure Katniss is still here?" asks Peeta."Something like that,"..."That was funny, what Tigris said. About no one knowing what to do with her.""Well, WE never have,"..."She loves you, you know," says Peeta. "She as good as told me after they whipped you.""Don't believe it,"Gale answers. "The way she kissed you in the Quarter Quell...well she never kissed me like that.""It was just part of the show," Peeta tells him, although there's an edge of doubt in his voice."No, you won her over. Gave up everything for her. Maybe that's the only way to convince her you love her." There's a long pause. "I should have volunteered to take your place in the first Games. Protected her then.""You couldn't," says Peeta. "She'd never have forgiven you. You had to take care of her family. They matter more to her than her life."..."I wonder how she'll make up her mind.""Oh, that I do know." I can just catch Gale's last words through the layer of fur. "Katniss will pick whoever she thinks she can't survive without”

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Source : Mockingjay

52. “You're punishing him over and over for things that are out of his control. Now, I'm not saying you shouldn't have a fully loaded weapon next to you round the clock. But I think it's time you flipped this little scenario in your head. If you'd been taken by the Capitol, and hijacked, and then tried to kill Peeta, is this the way he would be treating you?" demands Haymitch.I fall silent. It isn't. It isn't how he would be treating me at all. He would be trying to get me back at any cost. Not shutting me out, abandoning me, greeting me with hostility at every turn.”

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Source : Mockingjay

53. “You're alive," I whisper, pressing my palms against my cheeks, feeling the smile that's so wide it must look like a grimace. Peeta's alive.”

Tags : Katniss Mockingjay Peeta
Source : Mockingjay

54. “I just...I just miss him. And I hate being so alone.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

55. “Peeta,” I say lightly. “You said at the interview you’d had a crush on me forever. When did forever start?”“Oh, let’s see. I guess the first day of school. We were five. You had on a red plaid dress and your hair... it was in two braids instead of one. My father pointed you out when we were waiting to line up,” Peeta says.“Your father? Why?” I ask.“He said, ‘See that little girl? I wanted to marry her mother, but she ran off with a coal miner,’” Peeta says.“What? You’re making that up!” I exclaim.“No, true story,” Peeta says. “And I said, ‘A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could’ve had you?’ And he said, ‘Because when he sings... even the birds stop to listen.’”“That’s true. They do. I mean, they did,” I say. I’m stunned and surprisingly moved, thinking of the baker telling this to Peeta. It strikes me that my own reluctance to sing, my own dismissal of music might not really be that I think it’s a waste of time. It might be because it reminds me too much of my father.“So that day, in music assembly, the teacher asked who knew the valley song. Your hand shot right up in the air. She stood you up on a stool and had you sing it for us. And I swear, every bird outside the windows fell silent,” Peeta says.“Oh, please,” I say, laughing.“No, it happened. And right when your song ended, I knew—just like your mother—I was a goner,” Peeta says. “Then for the next eleven years, I tried to work up the nerve to talk to you.”“Without success,” I add.“Without success. So, in a way, my name being drawn in the reaping was a real piece of luck,” says Peeta. For a moment, I’m almost foolishly happy and then confusion sweeps over me. Because we’re supposed to be making up this stuff, playing at being in love not actually being in love. But Peeta’s story has a ring of truth to it. That part about my father and the birds. And I did sing the first day of school, although I don’t remember the song. And that red plaid dress... there was one, a hand-me-down to Prim that got washed to rags after my father’s death.It would explain another thing, too. Why Peeta took a beating to give me the bread on that awful hollow day. So, if those details are true... could it all be true?“You have a... remarkable memory,” I say haltingly. “I remember everything about you,” says Peeta, tucking a loose strand of hair behind my ear. “You’re the one who wasn’t paying attention.”“I am now,” I say.“Well, I don’t have much competition here,” he says. I want to draw away, to close those shutters again, but I know I can’t. It’s as if I can hear Haymitch whispering in my ear, “Say it! Say it!”I swallow hard and get the words out. “You don’t have much competition anywhere.” And this time, it’s me who leans in.”

Tags : Cave Katniss Peeta Romance
Source : The Hunger Games

56. “In the end, the only person I truly want to comfort me is Haymitch, because he loves Peeta, too.”

Tags : Haymitch Katniss Mockingjay Peeta The Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

57. “Not like this. He wanted it to be real.”

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Source : Catching Fire

58. “A furious Peeta hammers Haymitch with the atrocity he could become party to, but I can feel Haymitch watching me. This is the moment, then. When we find out exactly just how alike we are, and how much he truly understands me."I'm with the Mockingjay," he says.”

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Source : Mockingjay

59. “Peeta's awake already, sitting on the side of the bed, looking bewildered as the trio of doctors reassure him, flash lights in his eyes, checks his pules. I'm disappointed that mine was not the first face he saw when he woke up, but he sees it now. His features registrer disbelief and something more intense that I can't quite place. Desire? Desperation? Surely both, for he sweeps the doctors aside, leaps to his feets and moves towards me. I run to meet him, my arms extended to embrace him. His hands are reaching for mine too, to caress my face, I think.My lips are forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat.”

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Source : Mockingjay

60. “In stark contrast to two nights ago, when I felt Peeta was a million miles away, I'm struck by his immediacy now. As we settle in, he pulls my head down to use his arm as a pillow; the other rests protectively over me even when he goes to sleep. No one has held me like this in such a long time. Since my father died and I stopped trusting my mother, no one else's arms have made me feel this safe.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

61. “I’m stopped by the sight of Finnick kissing Peeta.”

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Source : Catching Fire

62. “Everything is about them, not the dying boys and girls in the arena.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

63. “I don't know what it is with Finnick and bread, but he seems obsessed with handling it.”

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Source : Catching Fire

64. “hey. I just wanted to make sure you got home," I say. "Katniss, I live three houses away from you," he says.”

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Source : Catching Fire

65. “The beauty of this idea is that my decision to keep Peeta alive at the expense of my own life is itself an act of defiance. A refusal to play the Hunger Games by the Capitol's rules. My private agenda dovetails completely with my public one. And if I really could save Peeta... in terms of a revolution, this would be ideal. Because I will be more valuable dead. They can turn me into some kind of martyr for the cause and paint my face on banners, and it will do more to rally people than anything I could do if I was living. But Peeta would be more valuable alive, and tragic, because he will be able to turn his pain into words that will transform people.”

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Source : Catching Fire

66. “She's Prim's size in diameter.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

67. “Finnick looks at Johanna and raises his eyebrows. He will not go forward without her.”

Tags : Fangirl Otp Quotes About Friendship Quotes About Love Ship Suzanne Collins
Source : Catching Fire

68. “Yeah, about that,” says Peeta, entwining his fingers in mine. “Don’t try something like that again.” “Or what?” I ask. “Or . . . or . . .” He can’t think of anything good. “Just give me a minute.”

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Source : The Hunger Games

69. “You know, you're kind of squeamish for such a lethal person”

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Source : The Hunger Games

70. “Peeta and I grow back together. There are still moments when he clutches the back of a chair and hangs on until the flashbacks are over. I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips. On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me on the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Gale's fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that. So after, when he whispers, "You love me. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real.”

Tags : Katniss And Peeta Mockingjay The End
Source : Mockingjay

71. “My nightmares are usually about losing you. I'm okay once I realize you're here.”

Tags : Romantic
Source : Catching Fire

72. “Really, the combination of the scabs and the ointment looks hideous. I can't help enjoying his distress."Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven't looked pretty?" I say."It must be. The sensation's completely new. How have you managed it all these years?" he asks."Just avoid mirrors. You'll forget about it," I say."Not if I keep looking at you," he says.”

Tags : Catching Fire Finnick Hunger Games Katniss Mirror Pretty
Source : Catching Fire

73. “But because two can play at this game, I stand on tiptoe and kiss his cheek. Right on his bruise. ”

Tags : Awesome Game Kiss
Source : The Hunger Games

74. “And I said, 'A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could've had you?' And he said, 'Because when he sings ... even the birds stop to listen.”

Tags : Birds Coal Miner Listen Sings
Source : The Hunger Games

75. “And if we burn, you burn with us.”

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Source : Mockingjay

76. “Isn't it strange that I know you'd risk your life to save mine, but I don't even know what your favorite color is?”

Tags : Color Humor Life
Source : Catching Fire

77. “They'll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.”

Tags : Envy Mockingjay The Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

78. “In our world, I rank music somewhere between hair ribbons and rainbows in terms of usefulness.”

Tags : Humor Music Rainbow
Source : The Hunger Games

79. “All right, so give me some idea of what you can do," says Haymitch.I can’t do anything," says Peeta, "unless you count baking bread."Sorry, I don’t. Katniss. I already know you’re handy with a knife,” says Haymitch.Not really. But I can hunt,” I say. “With a bow and arrow.”And you’re good?” asks Haymitch.I have to think about it. I’ve been putting food on the table for four years. That’s no small task. I’m not as good as my father was, but he’d had more practice. I’ve better aim than Gale, but I’ve had more practice. He’s a genius with traps and snares. “I’m all right,” I say.”

Tags : Self Assessment Talents
Source : The Hunger Games

80. “That what I need to survive is not Gale's fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.”

Tags : Fire Life Loss
Source : Mockingjay

81. “She's not here," I tell him. Buttercup hisses again. "She's not here. You can hiss all you like. You won't find Prim." At her name, he perks up. Raises his flattened ears. Begins to meow hopefully. "Get out!" He dodges the pillow I throw at him. "Go away! There's nothing left for you here!" I start to shake, furious with him. "She's not coming back! She's never ever coming back here again!" I grab another pillow and get to my feet to improve my aim. Out of nowhere, the tears begin to pour down my cheeks. "She's dead, you stupid cat. She's dead.”

Tags : Bereavement Death Loss
Source : Mockingjay

82. “I want to tell the rebels that I am alive. That I'm right here in District Eight, where the Capitol has just bombed a hospital full of unarmed men, women and children. There will be no survivors." The shock I've been feeling begins to give way to fury. "I want to tell people that if you think for one second the Capitol will treat us fairly if there's a cease-fire, you're deluding yourself. Because you know who they are and what they do." My hands go out automatically, as if to indicate the whole horror around me. "This is what they do and we must fight back!""President Snow says he's sending a message. Well I have one for him. You can torture us and bomb and burn our districts to the ground, but do you see that?" One of the cameras follows where I point to the planes burning on the roof of a warehouse across from us. "Fire is catching!" I am shouting now, determined he will not miss a word of it, "And if we burn, you burn with us!”

Tags : Burning Death Fire Katniss Loss Speach War
Source : Mockingjay

83. “The idea of being strong for someone else having never entered their heads, I find myself in the position of having to console them. Since I'm the person going in to be slaughtered, this is somewhat annoying.”

Tags : Death Gallows Humor Humor Pique
Source : Catching Fire

84. “Slowly, with many lost days, I come back to life.”

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Source : Mockingjay

85. “Finnick and I sit for a long time in silence, watching the knots bloom and vanish, before I can ask, 'How do you bear it?'Finnick looks at me in disbelief. 'I don't, Katniss! Obviously, I don't. I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking.'Something in my expression stops him.'Better not give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself together as it does to fall apart.'Well, he must know. I take a deep breath, forcing myself back into one piece.”

Tags : Death Grief Nightmares
Source : Mockingjay

86. “My sleep wasn't peaceful, though. I have the sense of emerging from a world of dark, haunted places where I traveled alone.”

Tags : Loneliness Nightmares
Source : Mockingjay

87. “I'm not prepared for Rue's family. Her parents, whose faces are still fresh with sorrow. Her fiver younger siblings, who resemble her so closely. The slight builds, the luminous brown eyes. They form a flock of small dark birds.”

Tags : Adventure Birds Grief
Source : Catching Fire

88. “Deep in the meadow, hidden far awayA cloak of leaves, a moonbeam rayForget your woes and let your troubles layAnd when it's morning again, they'll wash awayHere it's safe, here it's warmHere the daisies guard you from every harmHere your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them trueHere is the place where I love you.”

Tags : Katniss Rue Song
Source : The Hunger Games

89. “You'll never be able to let him go. You'll always feel wrong about being with me.”

Tags : Gale Katniss Letting Go Lost Love Mockingjay
Source : Mockingjay

90. “Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.”

Tags : Alive Dead Depression

91. “Don't. Don't let's pretend when there's no one around.”

Tags : Katniss Love Peeta Pretend Relationships The Hunger Games
Source : The Hunger Games

92. “Knowing it and seeing it are two different things.”

Tags : Different Knowing Life Seeing Truth
Source : Mockingjay

93. “Aim higher in case you fall short.”

Tags : Aspirations Goals Inspirational
Source : Catching Fire

94. “District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.”

Tags : Young Adult Fiction
Source : The Hunger Games

95. “But a shift has occurred since I stepped up to take Prim’s place, and now it seems I have become someone precious. At first one, then another, then almost every member of the crowd touches the three middle fingers of their left hand to their lips and holds it out to me. It is an old and rarely used gesture of our district, occasionally seen at funerals. It means thanks, it means admiration, it means good-bye to someone you love.”

Tags : Young Adult Fiction
Source : The Hunger Games

96. “But some secrets are too delicious not to share.”

Tags : Confidences Secrets Share Sharing Secrets Truth
Source : Mockingjay

97. “Agreed," I say. "It's going to be a long hour.""Maybe not that long," says Peeta." what was that you were saying just before the food arrived? Something about me ... no competition ... best thing that ever happened to you ... "" I don't remember that last part," I say, hoping it's too dim in here for the cameras to pick up my blush." Oh, that's right. That's what I was thinking," he says " Scoot over, I'm freezing.”

Tags : Action Funny Romance
Source : The Hunger Games

98. “At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.”

Tags : Katniss Everdeen Suzanne Collins Thoughtful
Source : Catching Fire

99. “Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable.”

Tags : Suzanne Collins
Source : Catching Fire

100. “I'm more than just a piece in their Games.”

Tags : Peeta Mellark Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Source : The Hunger Games

101. “You've got to go through it to get to the end of it.”

Tags : Catching Fire Greasy Sae Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Source : Catching Fire

102. “As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.”

Tags : Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Self Suzanne Collins
Source : The Hunger Games

103. “By late afternoon I lie with my head in Peeta’s lap making a crown of flowers while he fiddles with my hair claiming he is practicing knots. After awhile his hands go still.“What?” I ask.“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever,” he says.Usually this sort of comment, the kind that hints his undying love for me, makes me feel guilty and awful. But I’m so relaxed and beyond worrying about a future I’ll never have, I just let the word slip out.“Okay,” I say.I can hear the smile in his voice. “Then you’ll allow it?”“I’ll allow it.”

Tags : Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
Source : Catching Fire

104. “If he wants me broken, then I will have to be whole.”

Tags : Katniss Everdeen Mockingjay Suzanne Collins To Capitol
Source : Mockingjay

105. “At the moment, the choice would be simple. I can survive just fine without either of them.”

Tags : Katniss Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
Source : Mockingjay

106. “Not exactly. You see, Portia and I think that the coal miner thing's very overdone. No one will remember you in that. And we both see it has our job to make District 12 tributes unforgettable,' says Cinna. I'll be naked for sure, I think. 'So rather than focus on the coal mining itself, we're going to focus on the coal,' says Cinna. Naked and covered in black dust, i think. 'And what do we do with coal? We burn it,' says Cinna. 'You're not afraid of fire, are you, Katniss?' He sees my expression and grins.”

Tags : Cinna Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Source : The Hunger Games

107. “Are you preparing for another war, Plutarch?" I ask."Oh, not now. Now we're in a sweet period where everyone agrees that our recent horrors should never be repeated," he says. "But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction. Although who knows? Maybe this will be it, Katniss.”

Tags : Hunger Games Katniss Mockingjay Suzanne Collins War
Source : Mockingjay

108. “It's hard to hate my prep team. They're such total idiots." - Katniss.”

Tags : Katniss Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Source : The Hunger Games

109. “It's weird, how much he's noticed me... And apparently, I have not been as oblivious to him as I imagined, either.”

Tags : Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Source : The Hunger Games

110. “I’m about to haul my packs into a tree to make camp when a silver parachute floats down and lands in front of me. A gift form a sponsor. But why now? I’ve been in fairly good shape with supplies. Maybe Haymitch’s noticed my despondency and is trying to cheer me up a bit. Or could it be something to help my ear? I open the parachute and find a small loaf of bread. It’s not the fine white of the Capitol stuff. It’s made of dark ration grain and shaped in a crescent. Sprinkled with seeds. I flashback to Peeta’s lesson on the various district breads in the Training Center. This bread came from District 11. I cautiously lift the still warm loaf. What must it have cost the people of District 11 who can’t even feed themselves? How many would’ve had to do without to scrape up a coin to put in the collection for this one loaf? It had been meant for Rue, surely. But instead of pulling the gift when she died, they’d authorized Haymitch to give it to me. As a thank-you? Or because, like me, they don’t like to let debts go unpaid? For whatever reason, this is a first. A district gift to a tribute who’s not your own. I lift my face and step into the last falling rays of sunlight. “My thanks to the people of District Eleven,” I say. I want them to know I know where it came from. That the full value of the gift has been recognized.”

Tags : Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Source : The Hunger Games

111. “For the last year his grandma had been slipping in and out of reality. One minute she was as clear as a bell and the next she was calling him Simon. Who was Simon? He had no idea.”

Tags : Gregor Gregor The Overlander Suzanne Collins
Source : Gregor the Overlander

112. “How much energy they put into harming each other. How little into saving.”

Tags : Suzanne Collins Underland Chronicles War

113. “We have to joke about it because the alternative is to be scared”

Tags : Suzanne Collins

114. “She crept up on me.”

Tags : Love Mockingjay Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games

115. “Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”

Tags : Mockingjay
Source : Mockingjay

116. “I must have loved you a lot.”

Tags : Mockingjay Peeta Mellark
Source : Mockingjay

117. “There are much worse games to play.”

Tags : Katniss Mockingjay
Source : Mockingjay

118. “Are you, are you coming to the tree? Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me. Strange things did happen here. No stranger would let it be if we met up At midnight in the hanging tree.”

Tags : Mockingjay
Source : Mockingjay

119. “I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking.”

Tags : Mockingjay
Source : Mockingjay

120. “My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me........”

Tags : Introduction Katniss Everdeen Mockingjay The Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

121. “While I was waiting...I ate your lunch.”

Tags : Haymitch Mockingjay
Source : Mockingjay

122. “He looks down at his legs as if noticing his outfit for the first time. Then he whips off his hospital gown, leaving him in just his underwear. "Why? Do you find this" - he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose - "distracting?”

Tags : Finnick Katniss Everdeen Mockingjay The Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

123. “We fight, we dare, we end our hunger for justice.”

Tags : Mockingjay The Hunger Games

124. “It's meant to be pretty," whispers Octavia, and I can see the tears threatening to spill over her lashes.Posy considers this and says matter-of-factly, "I think you'd be pretty in any color."The tiniest of smiles forms on Octavia's lips. "Thank you.”

Tags : Hawthorne Mockingjay Octavia Posy
Source : Mockingjay

125. “Still, I hate them. But, of course, I hate almost everybody now. Myself more than anyone.”

Tags : Mockingjay
Source : Mockingjay

126. “Plutarch rushes to reassure me. "Oh, no, Katniss. Not your wedding. Finnick and Annie's. All you need to do is show up and pretend to be happy for them.""That's one of the few things I won't have to pretend, Plutarch," I tell him.”

Tags : Annie Finnick Katniss Mockingjay Plutarch Wedding
Source : Mockingjay

127. “Why don't I just pretend I'm on camera, Plutarch?" I say."Yes! Perfect. One is always much braver with an audience," he says. "Look at the courage Peeta just displayed!"It's all I can do not to slap him.”

Tags : Katniss Mockingjay Peeta Plutarch
Source : Mockingjay

128. “Technically, I am unarmed. But no one should ever underestimate the harm that fingernails can do. Especially if the target is unprepared.”

Tags : Catching Fire Collins Humor Katniss
Source : Mockingjay

129. “Because I can count on my fingers the number of sunsets I have left, and I don't want to miss any of them.”

Tags : Hunger Games Katniss Life And Death Sunsets
Source : Catching Fire

130. “I had to do that. At least once.”

Tags : Gale Katniss Kiss
Source : Catching Fire

131. “Fire beats roses again.”

Tags : Katniss
Source : Mockingjay

132. “If Peeta and I were both to die, or they thought we were....My fingers fumble with the pouch on my belt, freeing it. Peeta sees it and his hand clamps on my wrist. "No, I won't let you." "Trust me," I whisper. He holds my gaze for a long moment then lets go. I loosen the top of the pouch and pour a few spoonfuls of berries into his palm. Then I fill my own. "On the count of three?" Peeta leans down and kisses me once, very gently. "The count of three," he says. We stand, our backs pressed together, our empty hands locked tight. "Hold them out. I want everyone to see," he says. I spread out my fingers, and the dark berries glisten in the sun. I give Peeta's hand one last squeeze as a signal, as a good-bye, and we begin counting. "One." Maybe I'm wrong. "Two." Maybe they don't care if we both die. "Three!" It's too late to change my mind. I lift my hand to my mouth taking one last look at the world. The berries have just passed my lips when the trumpets begin to blare. The frantic voice of Claudius Templesmith shouts above them. "Stop! Stop! Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present the victors of the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark! I give you - the tributes of District 12!”

Tags : Hunger Games
Source : The Hunger Games

133. “It's impossible to be the Mockingjay. Impossible to complete even this one sentence. Because now I know that everything I say will be directly taken out on Peeta. Result in his torture. But not his death, no, nothing so merciful as that. Snow will ensure that his life is much more worse than death."Cut," I hear Cressida say quietly."What's wrong with her?" Plutarch says under his breath."She's figured out how Snow's using Peeta," says Finnick.There's something like a collective sigh of regret from that semicircle of people spread out before me. Because I know this now. Because there will never be a way for me to not know this again. Because, beyond the military disadvantage losing a entails, I am broken.Several sets of arms would embrace me. But in the end, the only person I truly want to comfort me is Haymitch, because he loves Peeta, too. I reach out for him and say something like his name and he's there, holding me and patting my back. "It's okay. It'll be okay, sweetheart." He sits me on a length of broken marble pillar and keeps an arm around me while I sob."I can't do this anymore," I say."I know," he says.”

Tags : Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

134. “Peeta, you were supposed to wake me after a couple of hours," I say."For what? Nothing's going on here," he says. "Besides, I like watching you sleep. You don't scowl. Improves your looks a lot."This, of course, brings on a scowl that makes him grin.”

Tags : Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Peeta Mellark
Source : The Hunger Games

135. “But Mockingjays were never a weapon," said Madge. "They’re just songbirds. Right?""Yeah, I guess so,” I said, But it’s not true. A mockingbird is just a songbird. A mockingjay is a creature the capitol never intended to exist. They hadn’t counted on the highly controlled jabberjay having the brains to adapt to the wild, to thrive in a new form. They hadn’t anticipated its will to live.”

Tags : Hunger Games
Source : Catching Fire

136. “But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she'll always be with me. Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the Mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.”

Tags : Catching Fire Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Rue
Source : Catching Fire

137. “When I break into the clearing, she's on the ground, hopelessly entangled in a net. She just has the time to reach her hand through the mesh and say my name before the spear enters her body.”

Tags : Fantasy Hunger Games
Source : The Hunger Games

138. “The mayor finishes the dreary Treaty of Treason and motions for Peeta and me to shake hands. His are as solid and warm as those loaves of bread. Peeta looks me right in the eye and gives my hand what I think is meant to be a reassuring squeeze. Maybe it's just a nervous spasm. We turn back the crowd as the anthem of Panem plays.Oh well, I think. There will be twenty-four of us. Odds are someone else will kill him before I do.Of course, the odds have not been very dependable of late.”

Tags : Hunger Games Katniss And Peeta
Source : The Hunger Games

139. “She reaches in, digs her hand deep into the ball, and pulls out a slip of paper. The crowd draws in a collective breath, and then you can hear a pin drop, and I'm feeling nauseous and so desperately hoping that it's not me, that it's not me, that it's not me.Effie Trinket crosses back to the podium, smoothes the slip of paper, and reads out the name in a clear voice. And it's not me.It's Primrose Everdeen.”

Tags : Hunger Games Lottery
Source : The Hunger Games

140. “But I don't know what to him about the aftermath of killing a person. About how they never leave you.”

Tags : Death Hunger Games
Source : Mockingjay

141. “Let the Seventy-forth Hunger Games begin, Cato, I think. Let them begin for real.”

Tags : 74 Hunger Games Katniss
Source : The Hunger Games

142. “The raw hunk of meat that used to be my enemy makes a sound, and I know where the mouth is. And I think the word he's trying to say is 'please'. Pity, not vengeance sends my arrow flying into his skull.”

Tags : Combat Hunger Games Pity Vengeance

143. “Katniss: I’m coming back into focus when Caesar asks him if he has a girlfriend back home. Peeta: (Gives an unconvincing shake of head.)Caesar: Handsome lad like you. There must be some special girl. Come on, what’s her name?Peeta: Well, there is this one girl. I’ve had a crush on her ever since I can remember. But I’m pretty sure she didn’t know I was alive until the reaping.Caesar: She have another fellow?Peeta: I don’t know, but a lot of boys like her.Caesar: So, here’s what you do. You win, you go home. She can’t turn you down, eh?Peeta: I don’t think it’s going to work out. Winning… won’t help in my case.Caesar: Why ever not?Peeta: Because… because… she came here with me.Caesar: Oh, that is a piece of bad luck.Peeta: It’s not good.Caesar: Well, I don’t think any of us can blame you. It’d be hard not to fall for that young lady. She didn’t know?Peeta: Not until now.”

Tags : Hunger Games Love
Source : The Hunger Games

144. “Katniss: I guess all those hours decorating cakes paid off.Peeta: Yes, frosting. The final defence of the dying. (252)”

Tags : Hunger Games

145. “Want a sugar cube?" he asks in his old seductive voice.”

Tags : Finnick
Source : Mockingjay

146. “Do you find this...distracting?”

Tags : Awesome Finnick Humor
Source : Mockingjay

147. “Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven't looked pretty?" I say."It must be. The sensation is completely new. How have you managed it all these years?" he asks."Just avoid mirrors. You'll forget about it," I say.”

Tags : Finnick Katniss
Source : Mockingjay

148. “Did you love Annie right away, Finnick?" I ask. "No." A long time passes before he adds, "She crept up on me.”

Tags : Annie Finnick Love
Source : Mockingjay

149. “I wish they were all dead and we were, too. It would be best."Well, there's no good response to that. I can hardly dispute it since I was walking around with a syringe to kill Peeta when I found them. Do I really want him dead? What I want...what I want is to have him back.”

Tags : Finnick Katniss Peeta
Source : Catching Fire

150. “I can hear him weeping but I don't care. They probably won't even bother to question her, she's so far gone. Gone right off the deep end years ago in her Games. There's a good chance I'm headed in the same direction. Maybe I'm already going crazy and no one has the heart to tell me. I feel crazy enough.”

Tags : Annie Finnick Katniss

151. “Lucky thing were allies, right?-Finnick Odair”

Tags : Finnick
Source : The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

152. “Don't you see, Katniss, this will decide things. One way or the other. By the end of the day, they'll ether be dead or with us. It's...it's more than we could hope for!Well, that's a sunny view of our situation.”

Tags : Finnick Katniss
Source : Mockingjay

153. “Y de repente es cómo si no existiera nadie más en el mundo que estas dos personas que atraviesan el espacio para encontrarse. Chocan, se abrazan, pierden el equilibrio, se dan contra una pared y allí se quedan, convertidos en un solo ser indivisible.Noto una punzada de celos, no por Finnick ni por Annie, sino por su certeza. Viéndolos, nadie dudaría de su amor.”

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Source : Mockingjay

154. “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”

Tags : The Hunger Games
Source : The Hunger Games

155. “It sends out a very clear message: "Mess with us and we'll do something worse than kill you. We'll kill your children.”

Tags : Intimidation Threat
Source : The Hunger Games

156. “Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do. If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you. Just as we did in District Thirteen.”

Tags : Hunger Games Intimidation Katniss Everdeen Threat
Source : The Hunger Games

157. “I begin to fully understand the lengths to which people have gone to protect me. What I mean to the rebels. My ongoing struggle against the Capitol, which has so often felt like a solitary journey, has not been understaken alone. I have had thousands upon thousands of people from the districts at my side. I was their Mockingjay long before I accepted the role.”

Tags : Mockingjay Rebels Suzanne Collinsllins

158. “You don't destroy what you want toacquire in the future.”

Tags : Acquire Destroy Future Truth
Source : Mockingjay

159. “Because, sometimes, things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them.”

Tags : Deal With Life People Things Truth
Source : Catching Fire

160. “I thought he wanted it, anyway," I say. "Not like this," Haymitch says. "He wanted it to be real.”

Tags : Catching Fire Haymitch Katniss Love Peeta Quote Real
Source : Catching Fire

161. “I swing my arms to loosen myself up. Place my fists on my hips. then drop them to my sides. Saliva's filling my mouth at a ridiculous rate and i feel vomit at the back of my throat. I swallow hard and open my lips so I can get the stupid line out and go hide in the woods and-that's when i start crying.”

Tags : Coping Dystopia Fiction Paintings Teen Fiction
Source : Mockingjay

162. “Orange? Like Effie's hair?" I say."A bit more muted," he says. "More like sunset.”

Tags : Orange Sunset
Source : Catching Fire

163. “How do you bear it?" Finnick looks at me in disbelief. "I don't, Katniss! Obviously, I don't. I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking up." Something in my expression stops him. "Better not give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

Tags : Advice Dystopian Fiction Friendship Heart Ache Love Moving On Teen Fiction
Source : Mockingjay

164. “That what?" "That I knew i misjudged you. That you love him. I'm not saying In what way. Maybe you don't know yourself. But anyone paying attention could see how much you care about him," he says gently.”

Tags : Dystopian Fiction Friendship Grief Loss
Source : Mockingjay

165. “Anyone? On Snow's visit before the Victory Tour, he challenged me to erase any doubts of my love for Peeta. "Convince me," Snow said. It seems, under that hot pink sky with Peeta's life in limbo, I finally did. And In doing so, I gave him the weapon he needed to break me.”

Tags : Betrayal Dystpoia Fiction Flash Back Heart Ache Loss Teen Fiction
Source : Mockingjay

166. “It's impossible to be the Mockingjay. Impossible to complete even this one sentence. Because now I know that everything I say will be directly taken out on Peeta. Result in his torture. But not his death, no nothing so merciful as that. Snow will ensure that his life is much worse than death.”

Tags : Blaming Self Dystopia Fiction Heart Ache Teen Fiction Worried About Others
Source : Mockingjay

167. “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

Tags : Benediction
Source : The Hunger Games

168. “As coal pressured into pearls by our weighty existence. Beauty that arose out of pain.”

Tags : Beauty Coal Existence Pain Pearls Pressured
Source : Catching Fire

169. “I no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself.”

Tags : Allegiance Beings Human Humanity
Source : Mockingjay

170. “Peeta actually is charming and then utterly winning as the boy in love. And there I am, blushing and confused, made beautiful by Cinna’s hands, desirable by Peeta’s confession, tragic by circumstance, and by all accounts, unforgettable.”

Tags : Charm Desire Hunger Games Love
Source : The Hunger Games

171. “The War Has Been Declared.Your Ally Been Ensnared.It Is Now Or It Is Never.Break The Code Or Die Forever.Time Is Running OutRunning OutRunning OutTo the Warrior Give My BladeBy His Hand Your Fate Is MadeBut Do Not Forget the TickingOr the Clicking, Clicking, ClickingWhile a Rat's Tongue May Be FlickingWith Its Feet It Does the TrickingFor the Paw and Not the Jaw Makes the Code of ClawTime Is Standing StillStanding StillStanding StillSince the Princess Is the KeyTo Unlock the TreacheryShe Cannot Avoid the Matching or the Scratching, Scratching, ScratchingWhen a Secret Plot is HatchingIn the Naming Is the CatchingWhat She Saw, It Is the FlawOf the Code of ClawTime is Turning BackTurning BackTurning BackWhen the Monster's Blood Is SpilledWhen the Warrior Has Been KilledYou Must Not Ingore the RappingOr the Tapping, Tapping, TappingIf the Gnawers Find you NappingYou Will Rot While They Are MappingOut the Law of Those Who GnawIn the Code of Claw”

Tags : Prophecy War
Source : Gregor and the Code of Claw

172. “Beware, Underlanders, time hangs by a thread.The hunters are hunted, white water runs red.The Gnawers will strike to extinguish the rest.The hope of the hopeless resides in a quest.An Overland warrior, a son of the sun,May bring us back light, he may bring us back none.But gather your neighbors and follow his callOr rats will most surely devour us all.Two over, two under, of royal descent,Two flyers, two crawlers, two spinners assent.One gnawer beside and one lost up ahead.And eight will be left when we count up the dead.The last who will die must decide where he stands.The fate of the eight is contained in his hands.So bid him take care, bid him look where he leaps,As life may be death and death life again reaps.”

Tags : Adventure Book Coolness Darkness Fantasy Fiction Gregor The Overlander Prophecy Tunnels
Source : Gregor the Overlander

173. “All of the creatures were staring fixedly at Boots. She was standing on the back of her loyal cockroach friend, Temp, smack in the middle of the octagon, singing "The Itsy-Bisty Spider" at the top of her lungs. The green spider, to whom the song principially was directed, seemed to be cringing. Boots was somewhat off-key, but Gregor was pretty sure it was the loudness that was making the arachnid hunch down and contract. "She has been going on like this for hours," whispered Nerissa. "Days more like it," said Ripred in disgust."Next I will sing one for you!" announced Boots, pointing at the bat, who actually flinched.”

Tags : Boots Humor Ripred Songs Spider
Source : Gregor and the Code of Claw

174. “Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love.”

Tags : Buttercup Cats
Source : The Hunger Games

175. “You're hideous, you know that, right?”

Tags : Buttercup Catching Fire
Source : Catching Fire

176. “This is the closest we will ever come to love.”

Tags : Buttercup Hunger Games Katniss Suzanne Collins
Source : The Hunger Games

177. “Ali sigurno razumije. Sigurno zna da se dogodilo nezamislivo, i da će preživljavanje iziskivati nekad nezamislive poteze. Jer više sati kasnije, kad se probudim u svom krevetu, na mjesečini vidim da je i on ondje. Šćućurio se pokraj mene, žute oči su mu na oprezu. Čuva me od noći.”

Tags : Buttercup Hunger Games Katniss Survival

178. “Star-crossed lovers desperate to get home together. Two hearts beating as one. Romance.”

Tags : Heart Hunger Games Love Romance
Source : The Hunger Games

179. “I know. I was hoping," I say."Exactly. Because you're desperate," says Haymitch.I don't argue because, of course, he's right.”

Tags : Catching Fire Desperate Haymitch
Source : Catching Fire

180. “Most of the Peacekeepers turn a blind eye to the few of us who hunt because they're as hungry as we are for fresh meat as anyone. In fact, they're among our best customers.”

Tags : Ignoring Issues Rebel
Source : The Hunger Games

181. “I really can't think about kissing when I've got a rebellion to incite. ”

Tags : Humor Rebellion
Source : Catching Fire

182. “But for better or worse, I am not motivated by kindness.”

Tags : Katniss Kindness Survival Unkind
Source : Mockingjay

183. “Its hard to hate my prep team. They're such total idiots.”

Tags : Flavius Hunger Games Idiots Katniss Octavia Prepping Venia
Source : The Hunger Games

184. “We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self destruction.”

Tags : Humanity And Society
Source : Mockingjay

185. “I wish Peeta were here to hold me, until I remember I'm not supposed to wish that anymore. I have chosen Gale and the rebellion, and a future with Peeta is the Capitol's design, not mine.”

Tags : Joyful
Source : Catching Fire

186. “I think about going to the lake, but I'm so weak that I barely make it to mymeeting place with Gale. I sit on the rock where Cressida filmed us, but it's too wide without his body beside me.Several times I close my eyes and count to ten, thinking that when I open them, he will have materialized without a sound as he so often did. I have to remind myself that Gale's in 2 with a fancy job, probably kissing another pairof lips.”

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187. “Oh, no. It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people?" says Peeta. "It costs everything you are.”

Tags : Morality Murder
Source : Mockingjay

188. “Let me go!” I snarl at him, trying to wrest my arm from his grasp. “I can’t,” he says.”

Tags : Emotional Katniss Everdeen Love Peeta Mellark

189. “At once, it’s clear I cannot gush. We try me playing cocky, but I just don’t have the arrogance. Apparently, I’m too “vulnerable” for ferocity. I’m not witty. Funny. Sexy. Or mysterious By the end of the session, I am no one at all.”

Tags : Acting Personality Personality Types Pragmatic
Source : The Hunger Games

190. “So what should we do with our last few days?”“I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you,” Peete replies.“Come on, then,” I say, pulling him into my room.It feels like a luxury, sleeping with Peeta again. I didn’t realize until now how starved I’ve been for human closeness. For the feel of him beside me in the darkness.”

Tags : Comfort Love Luxury
Source : Catching Fire

191. “Having an eye for beauty isn't the same thing as a weakness...except possibly when it comes to you.”

Tags : Beauty Inspirational Love

192. “Having an eye for beauty isn't the same thing as a weakness.”

Tags : Beauty Eye Weakness
Source : Catching Fire

193. “it is a perfect weapon”

Tags : Catching Fire Hunger Games Weapon
Source : Catching Fire

194. “there's plenty of blame to go around.”

Tags : Blame
Source : Mockingjay

195. “That should have been my strategy! By the time I’ve worked through the emotions of surprise, admiration, anger, jealousy, and frustration, I’m watching that reddish mane of hair disappear into the trees well out of shooting range.”

Tags : Admiration Anger Frustration Jealousy Strategy Surprise
Source : The Hunger Games

196. “If Under fell, if Over leaped,If death was life and Death life reaped,Something rises from the gloom,To make the Underland a tombHear it scratching down below,Rat of long forgotten snow,Evil cloaked in coat of White,Will the Warrior drain your light?What could turn the Warrior week?What do burning Gnawers seek?Just a barely speaking pup That holds the Land of Under upDie the baby, die his heartDie his most essential partDie the peace that rules the hour,Gnawers have their key to power”

Tags : Death Prophecies Warning
Source : Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

197. “And once we reach the city, my stylist will dictate my look for the opening ceremonies tonight anyway. I just hope I get one who doesn't think nudity is the last word in fashion.”

Tags : Fashion Nakedness
Source : The Hunger Games

198. “Even in war there should be lines you didn't cross.”

Tags : Morality War
Source : Gregor and the Code of Claw

199. “The anguish I always feel when she's in pain wells up in my chest and threatens to register on my face.”

Tags : Sisters
Source : The Hunger Games

200. “It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down.”

Tags : Public Opinion
Source : Catching Fire