30 Quotes From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire That Will Make You Think

Primrose Everdeen: Since the last games, something is different. I can see it.
Katniss Everdeen: What can you see?
Primrose Everdeen: Hope.
You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him. Haymitch
I always channel my emotions into my work. That way, I don’t hurt anyone but myself. Katniss Everdeen
At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it. Suzanne Collins
Aim higher in case you fall short. President Snow
Because I can count on my fingers the number of sunsets I have left, and I don’t want to miss any of them. Peeta Mellark
I don’t care if you got knocked up. I can still rip your throat out. Johanna
Because I’m selfish. I’m a coward. I’m the kind of girl who, when she might actually be of use, would run to stay alive and leave those who couldn’t follow to suffer and die. Katniss Everdeen
Sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them. Suzanne Collins
A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist. Suzanne Collins
No one really needs me,” he says, and there’s no self pity in his voice. It’s true his family doesn’t need him. They will mourn him, as will a handful of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch, with the help of a lot of white liquor, will get on. I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me. Katniss Everdeen
I do,” I say. “I need you.” he looks upset, takes a deep breath as if to begin a long argument, and that’s no good, no good at all, because he’ll start going on about Prim and my mother and everything and I’ll just get confused. So before he can talk, I stop his lips with a kiss. Suzanne Collins
But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she’ll always be with me. Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the Mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim. Katniss Everdeen
But it’s not safe and I can feel him slipping away, so I just get out one more sentence. “Stay with me.”
As the tendrils of sleep syrup pull me down, I hear him whisper a word back but I don’t catch it. Suzanne Collins
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. Katniss Everdeen
I knew it. In this way, Peeta’s not hard to predict. While I was wallowing around on the floor of that cellar, thinking only of myself, he was here, thinking of me. Shame isn’t a strong enough word for what I feel. Katniss Everdeen
Great. Now I have to go back and tell Haymitch I want an eighty-year-old and Nuts and Volts for my allies. He’ll love that. Suzanne Collins
A spark could be enough to set them ablaze. Suzanne Collins
Instead of satisfying me, the kisses have the opposite effect, of make my need greater. I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind. Suzanne Collins
I say we try it,’ says Peeta. “Katniss is right.” Peeta Mellark
Finnick looks at Johanna and raises his eyebrows. He will not go forward without her. ‘All right,’ she says finally. ‘It’s better than hunting them down in the jungle, anyway. And I doubt they’ll figure out our plan, since we can barely understand it ourselves.” Suzanne Collins
And so I’m stupid for thinking they might be useful. Because of something Johanna Mason said while she was oiling her breasts for wrestling. Suzanne Collins
Isn’t it strange that I know you’d risk your life to save mine, but I don’t even know what your favorite color is? Peeta Mellark
I do think you’re mad and I’ll still go with you. Suzanne Collins
What is the worst pain? To me, it’s always the pain that is present. Katniss Everdeen
As far as I can tell, they never get up before noon unless there’s some sort of national emergency, like my leg hair. Katniss Everdeen
The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand. Suzanne Collins
I keep hoping that as time passes by, we’ll regain the ease between us, but part of me knows it’s futile. There’s no going back. Suzanne Collins
If desperate times call for desperate measures, then I am free to act as desperately as I wish Suzanne Collins Thought Catalog Logo Mark


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