Suzanne Collins Quotes (341 Quotes)


    Technically, I am unarmed. But no one should ever underestimate the harm that fingernails can do. Especially if the target is unprepared.

    And once we reach the city, my stylist will dictate my look for the opening ceremonies tonight anyway. I just hope I get one who doesn't think nudity is the last word in fashion.









    I miss home badly sometimes. But then I remember there's nothing left to miss anymore. I feel safer here.

    Mostly we just add to the piles of rainbow glass that's been blown off the exteriors of the cany-colored buildings.

    They play in the Meadow. The dancing girl with the dark hair and blue eyes. The boy with blond curls and gray eyes, struggling to keep up with her on his chubby toddler legs. It took five, ten, fifteen years for me to agree. But Peeta wanted them so badly. When I first felt her stirring inside of me, I was consumed with a terror that felt as old as life itself. Only the joy of holding her in my arms could tame it.




    The numbness of his loss had passed, and the pain would hit me out of nowhere, doubling me over, racking my body with sobs. Where are you? I would cry out in my mind. Where have you gone? Of course, there was never any answer.


    I never see these things coming. They happen too fast. One second you're proposing an escape plan and the next...


    But I don't know what to him about the aftermath of killing a person. About how they never leave you.

    I'll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in anything because I'm afraid it could be taken away.




    I'm relieved Peeta's alive. I tell myself again that if I get killed, his winnings will benefit my mother and Prim the most. This is what I tell myself to explain the conflicting emotions that arise when I think of Peeta. The gratitude that he game an edge by professing his love for me in the interview. The anger at his superiority on the roof. The dread that we may come face-to-face at any moment in this arena.





    They're a little strange, but I'm pretty sure neither of them is going to try to make me uncomfortable by stripping naked.


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