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Yes, victors are our strongest. They’re the ones who survived the arena and slipped the noose of poverty that strangles the rest of us. They, or should I say we, are the very embodiment of hope where there is no hope. And now twenty-three of us will be killed to show how even that hope was an illusion.

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

No wonder I won the Games. No decent person ever does.

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Katniss, when you are in the arena, you just remember who the true enemy is.

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

I’ve spent so much time making sure I don’t underestimate my opponents that I’ve forgotten it’s just as dangerous to overestimate them as well.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

We will not just be another piece in their games.

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

Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does.

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

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

If you appeal to the crowd, either by being humorous or brutal or eccentric, you gain favor.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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