death

Isn’t it strange that I know you’d risk your life to save mine, but I don’t even know what your favorite color is?

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

We will not just be another piece in their games.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

This is what birds see. Only they’re free and safe. The very opposite of me.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

I just don’t want them to change me, if I’m going to die I still want to be me.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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. How little chance we would stand of surviving another rebellion. Whatever words they use, the real message is clear. “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

It’s funny, because even though they’re rattling on about the Games, it’s all about where they were or what they were doing or how they felt when a specific event occurred… Everything is about them, not the dying boys and girls in the arena.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

I feel like I owe him something, and I hate owing people. Maybe if I had thanked him at some point, I’d be feeling less conflicted now. I thought about it a couple of times, but the opportunity never seemed to present itself. And now it never will. Because we’re going to be thrown into an arena to fight to the death. Exactly how am I supposed to work in a thank-you in there? Somehow it just won’t seem sincere if I’m trying to slit his throat.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Here’s some advice. Stay alive.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

When a codependent is drowning, somebody else’s life flashes before his eyes.

Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

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