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American author and screenwriter, Birth: 10-8-1962 Suzanne Collins Quotes
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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

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District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.
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3.
The star-crossed lovers
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Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous.
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My nightmares are usually about losing you. I'm okay once I realize you're here.
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So it's you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans.
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Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
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It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.
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Quote Topics by Suzanne Collins: Thinking Katniss People Kissing Games Eye Mother Want Catching Fire Hands Trying Pain Hate Girl Home Years Mean Catching On Sleep Real President Snow Giving Lying Running Hunger Voice Children Names Stupid Fire
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I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.
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To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope, and the dandelion that reminded me that I was not doomed.
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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.
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Stay with me. Always.
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In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elderly person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren't scraping by like the majority of us. But here is different. Wrinkles aren't desirable. A round belly isn't a sign of success.
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Tick tock, this is a clock.
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Beauty that arose out of pain.
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I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can't own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I.
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That if desperate times call for desperate measures, then I'm free to act as desperately as I wish.
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Most rats read. Our frustration is, we cannot hold a pen to write.
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Katniss. I remember about the bread.
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20.
They'll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.
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Unfortunately, I can't seal the sponsor deals for you. Only Haymitch can do that," says Effie grimly. "But don't worry, I'll get him to the table at gunpoint if necessary." Although lacking in many departments, Effie Trinket has a certain determination I have to admire.
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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.
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Yeah, we wouldn't want to lose our little Mockingjay when she's finally begun to sing.
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Katniss....he's still trying to keep you alive.
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But Gale is not one to keep secrets from me. "Katniss, there is no District Twelve."
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My lips are just forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat.
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If you'd been taken by the Capital and hijacked and then tried to kill Peeta, is this the way he would be treating you?
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I curl up, make myself smaller, try to disappear entirely. Wrapped in silence, I slide my bracelet that reads 'mentally disoriented' around and around my wrist.
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I remember the first time I saw you. Your hair was in two braids instead of one. And I remember when you... you sang in the music assembly and the teacher said... "Who knows The Valley Song?" and your hand shot straight up. After that, I... I watched you going home every day...
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30.
Here's some advice. Stay alive.
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31.
I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
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And it’s all my fault, Gale. Because of what I did in the arena. If I had just killed myself with those berries, none of this would’ve happened. Peeta could have come home and lived, and everyone else would have been safe, too.” “Safe to do what?” he says in a gentler tone. “Starve? Work like slaves? Send their kids to the reaping? You haven’t hurt people – you’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it.
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Frankly, our ancestors don't seem much to brag about. I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars, the broken planet. Clearly, they didn't care about what would happen to the people who came after them.
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If you had hope, maybe you could find a way to make things change,. Because if you thought about it, there were so many reasons to try.
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When you're in the arena...you just remember who the enemy is" - Haymitch
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Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.
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Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!
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Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch – this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy.
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Listen up. You're in trouble. Word is the Capitol's furious about you showing them up in the arena. The one thing they can't stand is being laughed at and they're the joke of Panem
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40.
Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.
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Katniss, the girl who was on fire!
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42.
But if you want to find peace, you must first be able to hope it is possible.
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43.
If you are not trying to hold on to time, you are not so afraid of losing it.
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Destroying things is much easier than making them.
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45.
You asked why the rate hate Overlanders so deeply. It is because they know one will be the warrior of the prophecy," said Vikus. "Oh, I see," said Gregor. "So, when's he coming?" Vikus fixed his eyes on Gregor. "I believe he is already here.
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In the end, the only person I truly want to comfort me is Haymitch, because he loves Peeta, too.
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47.
You call that a kiss?
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48.
Your favorite colour . . . it's green?" "That's right." Then I think of something to add. "And yours is orange." "Orange?" He seems unconvinced. "Not bright orange. But soft. Like the sunset," I say. "At least, that's what you told me once." "Oh." He closes his eyes briefly, maybe trying to conjure up that sunset, then nods his head. "Thank you." But more words tumble out. "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.
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The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. The twenty-four tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland. Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. The last tribute standing wins.
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So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.
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