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  • But the only thing that distracts me from my current situation is fantasizing about killing President Snow.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • I flee what I can't fight. What can only do me harm.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • In my mind, President Snow should be viewed in front of marble pillars hung with oversized flags. It's jarring to see him surrounded by the ordinary objects in the room. Like taking the lid off a pot and finding a fanged viper instead of stew.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • Our romance became a key strategy for our survival in the arena. Only it wasn't just a strategy for Peeta.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • They can pump whatever they want into my arm but it takes more than that to keep a person going once she's lost the will to live.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")


  • But there was only one kiss that made me feel something stir deep inside. Only one that made me want more. But my head wound started bleeding and he made me lie down.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • I go back to my room and lie under the covers, trying not to think of Gale and thinking of nothing else.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • In really bad times, the hungriest would gather at his door at nightfall, vying for the chance to earn a few coins to feed their families by selling their bodies. Had I been older when my father died, I might have been among them. Instead I learned to hunt.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • 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")

  • They can't hurt me. I'm not like the rest of you. There's no one left I love.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • Charred bits of black silk swirl into the air, and pearls clatter to the stage… I'm in a dress of the exact design of my wedding dress, only it's the color of coal and made of tiny feathers. Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that's when I see myself on the television screen. Clothed in black except for the white patches on my sleeves. Or should I say my wings. Because Cinna had turned me into a mockingjay.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • I guess this is a bad time to mention I hung a dummy and painted Seneca Crane's name on it...
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • In that one slight motion, I see the end of hope, beginning of destruction of everything I hold dear in the world. I cant guess what form my punishment will take, how wide the net will be cast, but when it is finished there most likely be nothing left.So you would think that at this moment, I would be in utter despair.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • Remembering from last year how Haymitch's gifts are often timed to send a message, I make a note to myself. Be friends with Finnick. You'll get food.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")

  • They erase my face with a layer of pale makeup and draw my features back out.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")


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