Let them go, I tell myself. Say good-bye and forget them. I do my best, thinking of them one by one, releasing them like birds from the protective cages inside me, locking the doors against their return.
("The Hunger Games")
More Quotes from Suzanne Collins:Impulsively, I lean forward and kiss him, stopping his word. This is probably overdue anyway since he's right, we are supposed to be madly in love.
Let the Seventy-forth Hunger Games begin, Cato, I think. Let them begin for real.
I remember everything about you...you were the one who wasn't paying attention
For a second, I'm afraid he's dying. I have to remind myself that I don't care.
They'll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.
I realize, for the first time, how very lonely I've been in the arena. How comforting the presence of another human being can be.
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