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Suzanne Collins Quotes

26 of the best book quotes from Suzanne Collins
  1. #1
    “Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”
  2. #2
    “You’ve got about as much charm as a dead slug.”
  3. #3
    “As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.”
  4. #4
    “Technically, I am unarmed. But no one should ever underestimate the harm that fingernails can do. Especially if the target is unprepared.”
  5. #5
    “Gale gave me a sense of security I’d lacked since my father’s death. His companionship replaced the long solitary hours in the woods. I became a much better hunter when I didn’t have to look over my shoulder constantly, when someone was watching my back…Being out in the woods with Gale…sometimes I was actually happy.”
  6. #6
    “Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”
  7. #7
    “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
  8. #8
    “Some walks you have to take alone.”
  1. #9
    “I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”
  2. #10
    “The idea of actually losing Peeta hit me again and I realized how much I don’t want him to die. And it’s not about the sponsors. And it’s not about what will happen back home. And it’s not just that I don’t want to be alone. It’s him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread.”
  3. #11
    “I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.”
  4. #12
    “I must have loved you a lot.”
  5. #13
    “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.”
  6. #14
    “I always channel my emotions into my work. That way, I don’t hurt anyone but myself.”
  7. #15
    “My nightmares are usually about losing you. I’m okay once I realize you’re here.”
  8. #16
    “Stupid people are dangerous.”
  1. #17
    “Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
  2. #18
    “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
  3. #19
    “I bite my lip, feeling inferior. While I’ve been ruminating on the availability of trees, Peeta has been struggling with how to maintain his identity. His purity of self.”
  4. #20
    “Why don’t you just be yourself? … No one can help but admire your spirit.”
  5. #21
    “I’m ashamed I never tried to help her in the woods. That I let the Capitol kill the boy and mutilate her without lifting a finger. Just like I was watching the Games.”
  6. #22
    “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
  7. #23
    “I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”
  8. #24
    “Rue’s death has forced me to confront my own fury against the cruelty, the injustice they inflict upon us. But here, even more strongly than at home, I feel my impotence. There’s no way to take revenge on the Capitol. Is there?”
  9. #25
    “As I hike along, I feel certain I’m still holding the screen in the Capitol, so I’m careful to continue to hide my emotions. But what a good time Claudius Templesmith must be having with his guest commentators, dissecting Peeta’s behavior, my reaction. What to make of it all? Has Peeta revealed his true colors? How does this affect the betting odds? Will we lose sponsors? Do we even have sponsors? Yes, I feel certain we do, or did.”
  10. #26
    “When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually I understood this would only lead us to more trouble. 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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