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Quotes About Katniss Everdeen

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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

Suzanne Collins
“Peeta, how come I never know when you're having a nightmare?” I say.

“I don't know. I don't think I cry out or thrash around or anything. I just come to, paralyzed with terror,” he says.

“You should wake me,” I say, thinking about how I can interrupt his sleep two or three times on a bad night. About how long it can take to calm me down.

“It's not necessary. My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I'm okay once I realize you're here.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“You're a painter. You're a baker. You like to sleep with the windows open. You never take sugar in your tea. And you always double-knot your shoelaces.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“We had to save you because you're the mockingjay, Katniss," says Plutarch. "While you live, the revolution lives.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“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, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me........”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“Peeta, you were supposed to wake me after a couple of hours," I say.

"For what? Nothing's going on here," he says. "Besides, I like watching you sleep. You don't scowl. Improves your looks a lot."

This, of course, brings on a scowl that makes him grin.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
“My spirit. This is a new thought. I'm not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I'm a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It's not as if I'm never friendly. Okay, maybe I don't go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but i do care for some people.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
“He looks down at his legs as if noticing his outfit for the first time. Then he whips off his hospital gown, leaving him in just his underwear. "Why? Do you find this" - he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose - "distracting?”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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

Suzanne Collins
“As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button? How would I spend the hours I now commit to combing the woods for sustenance if it were so easy to come by? What do they do all day, these people in the Capitol, besides decorating their bodies and waiting around for a new shipment of tributes to rill in and die for their entertainment?”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
“This was the door to both sustenance and sanity. And we were each other's key.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“Sick and disoriented, I'm able to form only one thought: Peeta Mellark just saved my life.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
“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, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“If he wants me broken, then I will have to be whole.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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

Suzanne Collins
“He wants as many victors as possible for the cameras to follow in the Capitol. Thinks it makes for better television."

"Are you and Beetee going?" I ask.

"As many young and attractive victors as possible," Haymitch corrects himself. "So, no. We'll be here.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“They'll be granted immunity!" I feel myself rising from my chair, my voice full of resonant. "You will personally pledge this in front of the entire population of District Thirteen and the remainder of Twelve. Soon. Today. It will be recorded for future generations. You will hold yourself and your government responsible for their safety, or you'll find yourself another Mockingjay!”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“What was that you were saying just before the food arrived? Something about me...no competition...best thing that ever happened to you..."

"I don't remember that last part," I say, hoping it's too dim in here for the cameras to pick up my blush.

"Oh, that's right. That what I was thinking," he says.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
“Several sets of arms would embrace me. But in the end, the only person I truly want to comfort me is Haymitch, because he loves Peeta, too. I reach out for him and say something like his name and he's there, holding me and patting my back. "It's okay. It'll be okay, sweetheart." He sits me on a length of broken marble pillar and keeps an arm around me while I sob.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“Katniss, there is no District Twelve...”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do. If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you. Just as we did in District Thirteen.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
“Do it. Before they send those mutts back or something. I don't want to die like Cato," he says.

“Then you shoot me," I say furiously, shoving the weapons back at him. "You shoot me and go home and live with it!" And as I say it, I know death right here, right now would be the easier of the two.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
“My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“Let me go!” I snarl at him, trying to wrest my arm from his grasp.

“I can’t,” he says.”
Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins
“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

Suzanne Collins
“Of course you are. The tributes were necessary to the Games, too. Until they weren't," I say. "And then we were very disposable - right, Plutarch?”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
“As far as I can tell, they never get up before noon unless there's some sort of national emergency, like my leg hair.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

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