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  • Something keeps me moving forward, though. A lifetime of watching the Hunger Games lets me know that certain areas of the arena are rigged for certain attacks. And that if I can just get away from this section, I might be able to move out of reach of the launchers. I might also then fall straight into a pit of vipers, but I can't worry about that now.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Peeta smiles and douses Haymitch's knife in white liquor from a bottle on the floor. He wipes the blade clean on his shirt tail and slices the bread. Peeta keeps all of us in fresh baked goods. I hunt. He bakes. Haymitch drinks. We have our own ways to stay busy, to keep thought of our time as contestants in the Hunger Games at bay.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • 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 pair of lips.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • Time and tragedy have forced her to grow too quickly, at least for my taste, into a young woman who stitches bleeding wounds and knows our mother can hear only so much.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • If you won't talk about yourself, at least compliment the audience. Just keep turning it back around, all right. Gush.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")


  • The walls of this elevator are made of crystal so that you can watch the people on the ground floor shrink to ants as you shoot up into the air. It's exhilarating and I'm tempted to ask Effie Trinket if we can ride it again, but somehow that seems childish.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Because I'm selfish. I'm a coward. I'm the kind of girl who, when she might actually be of use, would run to stay alive and leave those who couldn't follow to suffer and die.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • The sensation inside me grows warmer and spreads out from my chest down through my body out along my arms and legs to the tips of my being. Instead of satisfying me the kisses have the opposite effect of making my need greater.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • I'm running on hate. When the energy from that ebbs I'll be worthless.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • You know what I miss? More than anything? Coffee. -- Plutarch Heavensbee
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • It's the final word in camouflage. Forget chucking weights around. Peeta should have gone into his private session with the Gamemakers and painted himself into a tree. Or a boulder. Or a muddy bank full of weeds.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Why am I hopping around like some trained dog trying to please people I hate?
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Highly unlikely but not impossible.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • You're hideous, you know that, right?
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • Making knots. Making knots. No word. Making knots. Tick-tock. This is a clock. Do not think of Gale. Do not think of Peeta. Making knots.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")


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