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  • But the words are easy and soothing, promising tomorrow will be more hopeful than this awful piece o time we call today.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • I also want to tell him how much I already miss him. But that wouldn't be fair on my part.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • I wish I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me. If I'm going to die, I still want to be me.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • 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")

  • Never having been in love, this is going to be a real trick. I think of my parents. The way my father never failed to bring her gifts from the woods. The way my mother's face would light up at the sound of his boots at the door. The way she almost stopped living when he died.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")


  • She's Prim's size in diameter.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • The only indication of the passage of time lies in the heavens, the subtle shift of the moon. So Peeta begins pointing it out to me, insisting I acknowledge its progress and sometimes, for just a moment I feel a flicker of hope before the agony of the night engulfs me again.
    (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")

  • But there's food if you know how to find it. My father knew and he taught me some before he was blown to bits in a mine explosion. There was nothing even to bury. I was eleven then. Five years later, I still wake up screaming for him to run.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • I can almost hear Haymitch groaning as I team up with this wispy child. But I want her. Because she's a survivor, and I trust her, and why not admit it? She reminds me of Prim.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • If I'm going to cry, now is the time. By morning, I'll be able to wash all the damage done by the tears from my face. But no tears come. I'm too tired or too numb to cry. The only thing I feel is a desire to be somewhere else. So I let the train rock me into oblivion.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • It's the first time I've ever kissed a boy, which should make some sort of impression I guess, but all I can register is how unnaturally hot his lips are from the fever.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • No more fear of hunger. A new kind of freedom. But what then ... what? What would my life be like on a daily basis? Most of it has been consumed with the acquisition of food. Take that away and I'm not really sure who I am, what my identity is. The idea scares me some.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • The realization that I'd have nothing to take home had finally sunk in. My knees buckled and I slid down the tree trunk to its roots. It was too much. I was too sick and weak and tired, oh, so tired. Let them call the Peacekeepers and take us to the community home, I thought. Or better yet, let me die right here in the rain.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")


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