Plants are tricky. Many are edible, but one false mouthful and your dead
("The Hunger Games")
More Quotes from Suzanne Collins:Betrayal. That's the first thing I feel, which is ludicrous. For there to be betrayal, there would have had to been trust first.
But once I saw Fulvia Cardew crumple up a sheet of paper with just a couple of words written on it and you would've thought she'd murdered someone from the looks she got.
Somehow it always comes back to coal at school.
I'll never know what it was he wanted me to remember.
And some small gnarled place inside me hated her for her weakness, for her neglect, for the months she had put us through. I had taken a step back from my mother, put up a wall to protect myself from needing her, and nothing was ever the same between us again.
It's like a game. Repetitive. but there are much worse games to play.
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The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
James A. Baldwin