Katniss Everdeen

If I can make it clear that I’m still defying the Capitol right up to the end, the Capitol will have killed me… but not my spirit. What better way to give hope to the rebels?

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

You haven’t hurt people — you’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it.

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

They erase my face with a layer of pale makeup and draw my features back out.

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

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

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

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

They can pump whatever they want into my arm but it takes more than that to keep a person going once she’s lost the will to live.

Katniss, Catching Fire

Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences. You can spin it anyway you like. Snow thought the Hunger Games were an efficient means of control. Coin thought the parachutes would expedite the war. But in the end, who does it benefit? No one. The truth is, it benefits no one to live in a world where these things happen.

Katniss, Mockingjay

No one should ever underestimate the harm that fingernails can do. Especially if the target is unprepared.

Katniss, Mockingjay

Sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.

Katniss, Catching Fire

At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.

Katniss, Catching Fire

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