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  • #1
    Isaac Asimov
    “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #2
    Isaac Asimov
    “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny...”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #3
    Isaac Asimov
    “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #4
    Isaac Asimov
    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #5
    Isaac Asimov
    “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
    Isaac Asimov, Foundation

  • #6
    Isaac Asimov
    “I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #7
    Margaret Atwood
    “Falling in love, although it resulted in altered body chemistry and was therefore real, was a hormonally induced delusional state, according to him. In addition it was humiliating, because it put you at a disadvantage, it gave the love object too much power. As for sex per se, it lacked both challenge and novelty, and was on the whole a deeply imperfect solution to the problem of intergenerational genetic transfer.”
    Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

  • #8
    Margaret Atwood
    “All it takes,” said Crake, “is the elimination of one generation. One generation of anything. Beetles, trees, microbes, scientists, speakers of French, whatever. Break the link in time between one generation and the next, and it’s game over forever.”
    Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

  • #9
    Margaret Atwood
    “He doesn't know which is worse, a past he can't regain or a present that will destroy him if he looks at it too clearly. Then there's the future. Sheer vertigo.”
    Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

  • #10
    Suzanne Collins
    “Because...because...she came here with me.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #11
    Suzanne Collins
    “I remember everything about you," says Peeta, tucking a loose strand of hair behind my ear. "You're the one who wasn't paying attention.”
    Suzanne Collins

  • #12
    Suzanne Collins
    “Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #13
    Suzanne Collins
    “You love me. Real or not real?"
    I tell him, "Real.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

  • #14
    Suzanne Collins
    “I'm coming back into focus when Caesar asks him if he has a girlfriend back home. Peeta hesitates, then gives an unconvincing shake of his head.

    Handsome lad like you. There must be some special girl. Come on, what’s her name?" says Caesar.

    Peeta sighs. "Well, there is this one girl. I’ve had a crush on her ever since I can remember. But I’m pretty sure she didn’t know I was alive until the reaping."

    Sounds of sympathy from the crowd. Unrequited love they can relate to.

    She have another fellow?" asks Caesar.

    I don’t know, but a lot of boys like her," says Peeta.

    So, here’s what you do. You win, you go home. She can’t turn you down then, eh?" says Caesar encouragingly.

    I don’t think it’s going to work out. Winning...won’t help in my case," says Peeta.

    Why ever not?" says Caesar, mystified.

    Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. "Because...because...she came here with me.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #15
    Suzanne Collins
    “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #16
    Suzanne Collins
    “I don't want to lose the boy with the bread.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #17
    Suzanne Collins
    “You're still trying to protect me. Real or not real," he whispers.
    "Real," I answer. "Because that's what you and I do, protect each other.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

  • #18
    Suzanne Collins
    “I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, 'So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?' I turn into him. 'Put you somewhere you can't get hurt.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #19
    Suzanne Collins
    “So it's you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans.”
    Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

  • #20
    Suzanne Collins
    “You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.”
    Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

  • #21
    Suzanne Collins
    “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

  • #22
    Suzanne Collins
    “You here to finish me off, Sweetheart?”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #23
    Suzanne Collins
    “And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #24
    Suzanne Collins
    “Really, the combination of the scabs and the ointment looks hideous. I can't help enjoying his distress.
    "Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven't looked pretty?" I say.
    "It must be. The sensation's completely new. How have you managed it all these years?" he asks.
    "Just avoid mirrors. You'll forget about it," I say.
    "Not if I keep looking at you," he says.”
    Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

  • #25
    Suzanne Collins
    “I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.”
    Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

  • #26
    Suzanne Collins
    “I always channel my emotions into my work. That way, I don't hurt anyone but myself.”
    Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

  • #27
    Suzanne Collins
    “If Peeta and I were both to die, or they thought we were....My fingers fumble with the pouch on my belt, freeing it. Peeta sees it and his hand clamps on my wrist. "No, I won't let you." "Trust me," I whisper. He holds my gaze for a long moment then lets go. I loosen the top of the pouch and pour a few spoonfuls of berries into his palm. Then I fill my own. "On the count of three?" Peeta leans down and kisses me once, very gently. "The count of three," he says. We stand, our backs pressed together, our empty hands locked tight. "Hold them out. I want everyone to see," he says. I spread out my fingers, and the dark berries glisten in the sun. I give Peeta's hand one last squeeze as a signal, as a good-bye, and we begin counting. "One." Maybe I'm wrong. "Two." Maybe they don't care if we both die. "Three!" It's too late to change my mind. I lift my hand to my mouth taking one last look at the world. The berries have just passed my lips when the trumpets begin to blare. The frantic voice of Claudius Templesmith shouts above them. "Stop! Stop! Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present the victors of the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark! I give you - the tributes of District 12!”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #28
    Suzanne Collins
    “It crosses my mind that Cinna's calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #29
    Suzanne Collins
    “One more time? For the audience?" he says. His voice isn't angry. It's hollow, which is worse. Already the boy with the bread is slipping away from me.
    I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #30
    Suzanne Collins
    “Ally." Peeta says the words slowly, tasting it. "Friend. Lover. Victor. Enemy. Fiancee. Target. Mutt. Neighbor. Hunter. Tribute. Ally. I'll add it to the list of words I use to try to figure you out. The problem is, I can't tell what's real anymore, and what's made up.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay



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