Thursday, August 26, 2010

Quotes from Hunger Games/Catching Fire

While I was waiting for Mockingjay I was posting favorite quotes on facebook. Thought I'd list them all here while i can still remember them. Which is your favorite?

"I had to do that just once" Gale

‎"District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety."

"I'm hard to catch, and if I'm hard to catch I can't die"

"Katniss, there is no District Twelve" – Gale

"I doubt that they will have bags of flour in the arena for me to throw at people." –Peeta

‎"We could do it, you know, leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I we could make it, if we didn't have so many kids." --Gale to Katniss...

"I imagine watching Gale volunteering to save Rory in the reaping, having him torn from...... my life, becoming some strange girl's lover to stay alive, and then coming home with her. Living next to her. Promising to marry her. The hatred I feel for him, for the phantom girl, for everything, is so real and immediate that it chokes me."

"Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable." –Katniss

"if desperate times call for desperate measures then i am free to act as desperately as i wish" -catching fire

Katniss- "Any advice?"
Haymitch-"Don't die."

"Stupid people are dangerous" - Katniss

"Fine, someone else can arrange to get the stupid goat knocked up!" - Katniss, Catching Fire

"He tilts his forehead down to rest against mine and pulls me closer. His skin, his whole being radiates heat from being so near the fire, and I close my eyes, soaking in his warmth. I breathe in the smell of snow-dampened leather and smoke and apples, the smell of all those wintry days we shared before the Games. I don't try to move away. Why should I anyway? His voice drops to a whisper. "I love you." That's why."

"Maybe I'd think that too, Caesar," says Peeta bitterly, "if it weren't for the baby."

"They can't hurt me. I'm not like the rest of you. There's no one left I love." -Johanna Mason.

"So it's you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans." Haymitch

"I give up, sweetheart. Just answer the questions and try not to let the audience see how openly you dispise them." –Haymitch

“It must be fragile if a handful of berries can bring it down” Katniss

" bad you can't frost some one to death."-Katniss

"You don't forget the face of the person who was your last hope." -- K. Everdeen

"You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him." --H. Abernathy

"Here to finish me off, sweetheart?"

‎"Go ahead. Try it. I don't care if you're knocked up. I"ll slit your throat!" Johanna

‎"I have always known who the enemy is. Who starves and tortures and kills us in the arena. Who will soon kill everyone I love." -Katniss in Catching Fire

" They hadn't counted on the highly controlled jabberjay having the brains to adapt to the wild, to pass on its genetic code,to thrive in a new form. They hadn't anticipated it's will to live"


Tere Kirkland said...

"Sometimes, when I clean a kill, I feed Buttercup the entrails. He has stopped hissing at me. Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love."

Writing like this is why I read these books. And since finishing Mockingjay, I appreciate this passage more than ever.

Bookgeek said...

I love that passage and had forgotten it. Thanks. And yes, I think I've appreciated her writing more this second time around. Very impressive.