Mockingjay Quotes

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Part I: “The Ashes”

I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather. This is where the bed I shared with my sister, Prim, stood. Katniss Everdeen, p. 3

The memories swirl as I try to make sense of what is true and what is false. Katniss Everdeen, p. 4

I don’t want anyone with me today. Not even him. Some walks you have to take alone. Katniss Everdeen, p. 5

I killed you…And you. And you. Katniss Everdeen, p. 5

It was my arrow, aimed at the chink in the force field surrounding the arena, that brought on this firestorm of retribution. That sent the whole country of Panem into chaos. Katniss Everdeen, p. 5-6

I had already set something in motion that I had no ability to control.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 6

The citizens of District 12 had no organized resistance movement of their own. No say in any of this. They only had the misfortune of having me.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 6

New breeding stock. That’s how they see us.  Dalton, p. 8

…I hate them. But, of course I hate almost everybody now. Myself more than anyone. Katniss Everdeen, p. 8

Peeta would have nothing to come home to anyway. Except me…  Katniss Everdeen, p. 9

I squeeze my eyes shut and try to reach for him across the hundreds and hundreds of miles, to send my thoughts into his mind, to let him know he is not alone.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 9

It’s not wondering what I breathe in, but who, that threatens to choke me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 9

“What am I going to do?” I whisper to the walls. Because I really don’t know.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 10

What they want is for me to truly take on the role they designed for me. The symbol of revolution. The Mockingjay. Katniss Everdeen, p. 10

I must now become the actual leader, the face, the voice, the embodiment of the revolution.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 10

I told you we should have rescued the boy first.  President Coin, p. 11

Then there’s Finnick Odair, the sex symbol  from the fishing district, who kept Peeta alive in the arena when I couldn’t. Katniss Everdeen, p. 11

…it takes too much energy to stay angry with someone who cries so much.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 12

How can I help the districts when every time I make a move, it results in suffering and loss of life.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 12

To become the Mockingjay . . . could any good I do possibly outweigh the damage?  Katniss Everdeen, p. 13

Positioned on my dresser, that white-as-snow rose is a personal message to me. It speaks of unfinished business. It whispers, I can find you. I can reach you. Perhaps I am watching you now. Katniss Everdeen, p. 15

What am I going to do?’ I whisper at the walls. Because I really don’t know. Katniss Everdeen, p. 18

I’m classified as mentally disoriented — it says so right on my plastic medical bracelet…  Katniss Everdeen, p. 19

Peeta. On the rooftop the night before our first Hunger Games. He understood it all before we’d even set foot in the arena. Katniss Everdeen, p. 21

Has Peeta guessed, then how the rebels used us as pawns? How my rescue was arranged from the beginning? And how our mentor, Haymitch Abernathy, betrayed us both for a cause he pretended to have no interest in? Katniss Everdeen, p. 21-22

Peeta doesn’t need a brush to paint images from the Games. He works just as well in words. Katniss Everdeen, 22

Oh, no. It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people? It costs everything you are. Peeta Mellark, p. 23

Neither of us knew anything except that we were trying to keep each other alive! Peeta Mellark, p. 24

Is this really what we want to do? Kill ourselves off completely? In the hopes that–what? Some decent species will inherit the smoking remains of the earth?  Peeta Mellark, p. 26

Now, why don’t we ask the guards to take me back to my quarters so I can build another hundred card houses? Peeta Mellark, p. 26

I don’t care. Not what he says or who he says it for, only that he is still capable of speech. Katniss Everdeen, p. 27

…they needed someone to set the whole thing in motion.  They needed you. Gale Hawthorne, p. 29

Katniss…he’s still trying to keep you alive.  Gale Hawthorne p. 30

If I could hit a button and kill every living soul working for the Capitol, I would do it. Without Hesitation.  Gale Hawthorne, p. 31

I take a deep breath. My arms rise slightly — as if recalling the black-and-white wings Cinna gave me — then come to rest at my sides. “I’m going to be the Mockingjay” Katniss Everdeen, p. 31

I sit back on my bed cross-legged and find myself rubbing the smooth iridescent surface of the pearl back and forth against my lips.  For some reason, it’s soothing. A cool kiss from the giver himself.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 33

It’s just…Peeta. I’m afraid if we do win, the rebels will execute him as a traitor. Katniss Everdeen, p. 34

Katniss, I don’t think you understand how important you are to the cause. Important people usually get what they want.  If you want to keep Peeta safe from the rebels, you can. Prim Everdeen p. 34

I should wake you up more often, little duck. Katniss Everdeen, p. 35

You could ask for the moon and they’d have to find some way to get it.  Gale Hawthorne, p. 36

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.  Peeta was taken prisoner.  He is alive.  He is a traitor, but alive.  I have to keep him alive… Katniss Everdeen, p. 37-38

You will hold yourself and your government responsible for their safety, or you’ll find yourself another Mockingjay. Katniss Everdeen, p 41

When the time comes, I’ll flip you for it. President Coin, p. 42

You’re going to be the best-dressed rebel in history. Gale Hawthorne, p. 43

Just how grimy can we make her without disgusting people?  Fulvia Cardew, p. 44

When the war is over, if we’ve won, Peeta will be pardoned. Katniss Everdeenp. 48

If you had any delusions about having power, I’d let them go now. Apparently, a Capitol pedigree is no protection here.  Maybe it’s even a liability. Katniss Everdeen, p. 50

The tributes were necessary to the Games too. Until they weren’t. and then we were very disposable…right Plutarch? Katniss Everdeen, p. 51

In other words, I step out of line and we’re all dead. Katniss Everdeen, p. 58

As a rebel, I thought I’d get to look more like myself. But it seems a televised rebel has her own standards to live up to. Katniss Everdeen, p. 60

It’s no simple job to get me back to Beauty Base Zero. Katniss Everdeen, p. 61

I think you’d be pretty in any color. Posy Hawthorne, p. 63

You mean she can’t stand any dissent, even if it’s fair. Katniss Everdeen, p. 64

If only I could build you wings like these Katniss.  BeeTee, p. 65

And that, my friends is how a revolution dies. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 72

I cried when she drugged Peeta so she could go get him medicine and when she kissed him good-bye! Octavia, p. 75

What are you worried about? I’m the one who needs the bodyguard. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 77

I can’t believe you didn’t rescue Peeta. Katniss Everdeen, p. 77

We had a deal to keep Peeta safe. A drunken, unrealistic deal made in the dark of night, but a deal just the same. And in my heart of hearts, I know we both failed. Katniss Everdeen, p 77

I can’t believe you let him out of your sight that night. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 77

He’s not dead yet, KatnissHaymitch Abernathy, p. 78

Finnick? Maybe some pants? Katniss Everdeen, p. 79

I’m only human, Odair.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 80

Well, don’t expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear. Boggs, p. 82

Frankly, our ancestors don’t seem much to brag about.  I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars and broken planet. Clearly, they didn’t care about what would happen to the people who came after them. Katniss Everdeen, p. 84

If we lose? Then I would expect next year’s Hunger Games to be quite unforgettable. Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 84

Cinna, it seems, has thought of everything. Katniss Everdeen, p. 84

Just let them see you. That will do more for them than any doctor in the world could. Boggs, p. 86

Come on in, Mockingjay. And by all means, bring your friends. Commander Paylor, p. 87

The damage, the fatigue, the imperfections. That’s how they recognize me, why I belong to them.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 90

My ongoing struggle against the Capitol, which has so often felt like a solitary journey, has not been undertaken alone.  I have had thousands upon thousands of people from the districts at my side.  I was their Mockingjay long before I accepted the role. Katniss Everdeen, p. 90

Power. I have a kind of power I never knew I possessed. Katniss Everdeen, p. 91

Well, you’re not perfect by a long shot. But times being what they are, you’ll have to do.  Boggs, p. 91

Geese! Katniss Everdeen, p. 96

If the Capitol wins, what will it do with a bunch of damaged slaves? Gale Hawthorne, p. 98

This is what they do! And we must fight back! Katniss Everdeen, p. 99

Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us! Katniss Everdeen, p. 100

I feel fine, really. Except for my head, and my leg, and the soreness from the bruises, and the nausea that hit a couple minutes after I ate. Maybe the wheelchair’s a good idea. Katniss Everdeen, p.102

Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire, burns on. Claudius Templesmith, p. 105

Yeah, we wouldn’t want to lose our little Mockingjay when she’s finally begun to sing. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 108

While I was waiting…I ate your lunch. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 111

Ask yourself, do you really trust the people you’re working with? Do you really know what’s going on? And if you don’t…find out. Peeta Mellark, p. 113

Black screen. Seal of Panem. Show Over. Katniss Everdeen, p. 113

I’m sick of people lying to me for my own good. Because it’s really mostly for their own good. Katniss Everdeen, p. 118

But the truth is, I don’t trust the rebels or Plutarch or Coin. I’m not confident they tell me the truth. Katniss Everdeen, p. 114

I find myself focusing up at the sky — the only roof left — because too many memories are drowning me.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 120

Music draws Mockingjays like blossoms do bees… Katniss Everdeen, p. 122

Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 123

Peeta’s right. They do fall silent when I sing. Just as they did for my father.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 124

We admit, without acknowledging each other, it’s our old hunting rendezvous place. She wants to see it, even after we tell her it’s nothing really. Nothing but a place where I was happy. I think. Katniss Everdeen, p. 127

This was the doorway to both sustenance and sanity. And we were each other’s key.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 127

The glue of mutual need that bonded us so tightly together for all those years is melting away. Katniss Everdeen, p. 127

Twelve is gone. And you’re calling for a cease-fire? There’s no one left to hear you.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 129

Suddenly I remember the rose on my dresser. Was it real? If so, is it still up there? Katniss Everdeen, p. 129

…I’m in pain. That’s the only way I get your attention. Gale Hawthorne, p. 130

No one is safe. Not in the Capitol. Not in the districts. And you…in Thirteen…Dead by morning. Peeta Mellark, p. 133

Part II: “The Assault”

Fire is catching… Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 140

One is always much braver with an audience. Look at the courage Peeta just displayed. Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 141

The cat! She went back for him! Katniss Everdeen, p. 143

I should have drowned you [Buttercup] when I had the chance. Katniss Everdeen, p. 144

I knot the pearl into the corner of the parachute, bury it…as if it’s Peeta’s life and no one can take it away as long as I guard it. Katniss Everdeen, p. 146

I miss home badly sometimes. But then I remember there’s nothing left to miss anymore.  Primrose Everdeen, p. 149

Katniss, I don’t think President Snow will kill Peeta, …If he does, he won’t have anyone left you want. He won’t have any way to hurt you. Prim Everdeen, p. 150

Whatever it takes to break you. Prim Everdeen, p. 151

What will break me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 152

Crazy cat becomes a metaphor for my situation. I am Buttercup. Peeta, the thing I want so badly to secure, is the light. Katniss Everdeen, p. 153

…thinking that he’s being tortured specifically to incapacitate me is unendurable. Katniss Everdeen, p. 154

One good jolt of a bunker missile and I could shatter into strange razor-sharp shards. Katniss Everdeen, p. 154

Well, they didn’t arrest her because they thought she’d be a wealth of rebel information. Finnick Odair, p. 155

That I knew I misjudged you, that you do love him. I’m not saying in which way. Maybe you don’t know yourself. But anyone paying attention could see how much you care about him. Finnick Odair, p. 156

I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.  Finnick Odair, p. 156

It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart. Finnick Odair, p. 156

I spend the rest of the night on my mattress obsessively making knots, holding them up for Buttercup’s inspection. Katniss Everdeen, p. 156

It’s impossible to be the Mockingjay. Impossible to complete even this one sentence. Because now I know that everything I say will be taken out on Peeta. Katniss Everdeen, p. 162

Because beyond the military disadvantage losing a Mockingjay entails, I am broken. Katniss Everdeen, p. 163

But in the end, the only person I truly want to comfort me is Haymitch, because he loves Peeta, too. Katniss Everdeen, p. 163

All I can think of is-what he’s going to do to Peeta-because I’m the Mockingjay! Katniss Everdeen, p. 163

My sleep wasn’t peaceful though. I have the sense of emerging from a world of dark, haunted places where I traveled alone.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 163

…it was a really excellent shoot. You two cracked up and Boggs left to arrange the mission to get Peeta. We’re officially in reruns.  Haymitch Abernathy, p. 164

You know who else, Katniss. You know who stepped up first. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 165

Today I might lose both of them. Katniss Everdeen, p. 166

Don’t you see, Katniss, this will decide things. One way or the other. By the end of the day, they’ll either be dead or with us. It’s…more than we could hope for! Finnick Odair, p. 167

If we declare our freedom, the Capitol collapses. President Snow, thanks to you, I’m officially declaring mine today. Katniss Everdeen, p. 169

Poison. The perfect weapon for a snake. Katniss Everdeen, p. 172

I’m left with Haymitch in the rubble, wondering if Finnick’s fate would have one day been mine.  Why not? Snow could have gotten a really good price for the girl on fire.Katniss Everdeen, p. 172

…I was the example. The person to hold up to the young Finnicks and Johannas and Cashmeres. Of what could happen to a victor who caused problems.  Haymitch Abernathy, p. 172-173

Did you love Annie right away, Finnick?  Katniss Everdeen
No, She crept up on me. Finnick Odair, p. 174

Making knots. Making knots. No word. Making knots. Tick-tock. This is a clock. Do not think of Gale. Do not think of Peeta. Making knots. Katniss Everdeen, p. 174

Alive and Well–maybe not well but alive and here. Away from Snow. Safe. Here. With me. In a minute I can touch him. See his smile. Hear his laugh.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 176

My lips are just forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat. Katniss Everdeen, p. 177

If I’d had a private reunion with Peeta, he would have killed me. Now that he’s deranged. No, not deranged, I remind myself. Hijacked. Katniss Everdeen, p. 179

…I warn you, she doesn’t think much of a Gamemaker calling the shots on Katniss’s life. Especially when you’ve taken such poor care of her. Primrose Everdeen, p. 179-180

And if we burn, you burn with us! Katniss Everdeen, p. 180

…this isn’t happening. It isn’t possible. For someone to make Peeta forget he loves me…no one could do that. Katniss Everdeen, p. 181

My guess is that fearful events are the hardest to root out. They’re the ones we naturally remember the best, after all.   Beetee, p. 181-182

I think Peeta might get somewhat better, But…I don’t think he’ll ever be the same. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 182

Peeta’s damaged, but he’s here. With us. And that’s a definite improvement over his situation twelve hours ago. Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 182

I no longer feel like crying. In fact, I can only manage to hold on to one simple thought: an image of Snow’s face accompanied by the whisper in my head. I will kill you.Katniss Everdeen, p. 183

There’s a chance that the old Peeta, the one who loves you, is still inside.  Trying to get back to you. Don’t give up on him. Primrose Everdeen, p. 184

I guess there isn’t a rule book for what might be unacceptable to do to another human being. Katniss Everdeen p. 186

Beetee and I have been following the same rule book as President Snow used when he hijacked Peeta. Gale Hawthorne, p. 186

Katniss was so amazing, I never dreamed she would notice me…Everyone admired her so.  Delly Cartwright, p. 188

First the districts. Next the Capitol. And then I hunt down Snow. Katniss Everdeen, p. 191

Not only does he hate me and want to kill me, he no longer believes I’m human. It was less painful being strangled. Katniss Everdeen, p. 191

Snow has stolen him from me, twisted him beyond recognition, and made me a present of him. Katniss Everdeen, p. 194

Good news, Katniss! I think we’ve almost got him convinced you’re not a mutt! Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 195

[Gale’s] lips brushing the faded bruises on my neck, working their way to my mouth. Despite what I feel for Peeta, this is when I accept deep down that he’ll never come back to me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 198

…Darius was teasing you about trading a rabbit for one of his kisses. And I realized…I minded. Gale Hawthorne, p. 199

I know he was desperate. That makes people do all kinds of crazy things. Gale Hawthorne, p. 200

Gale has no interest in preserving the lives of those in the Nut. No interest in caging the prey for later use. This is one of his death traps. Katniss Everdeen, p. 203

This is one of his death traps. Katniss Everdeen, p. 203

Is that everyone’s problem? That our enemies might have a few hours to reflect on the fact that they’re dying, instead of just being blown to bits? Gale Hawthorne, p. 205

I would sacrifice a few, yes to take out the rest of them. And if I were a spy in there, I’d say ‘Bring on the avalanches!’ Gale Hawthorne, p. 205

Or is my own history making me too sensitive? Aren’t we at war? Isn’t this just another way to kill our enemies? Katniss Everdeen, p. 212

You could save a lot of lives, Katniss. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 213

So do it. Make the Capitol happy. I’m done killing their slaves for them. Katniss Everdeen, p. 215

It just goes around and around and who wins? Not us. Not the districts. Always the Capitol. But I’m tired of being a piece in their Games.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 215

These people.. are not your enemy!  The rebels are not your enemy! We all have one enemy, and it’s the Capitol! Katniss Everdeen, p. 216

Instead I watch myself get shot on television. Katniss Everdeen, p. 217

…some part of my brain had trapped his single word of reply and let it swim up through my dreams to taunt me now. ‘Always.’ Katniss Everdeen, p. 218

I’m alive. Katniss Everdeen  No kidding, brainless. Johanna Mason, p. 219

Maybe they were onto something in Six. Drug yourself out and paint flowers on your body. Not such a bad life. Johanna Mason, p. 220

In the Capitol, you’re the one they’re afraid of now. Johanna Mason, p. 221

Your cousin’s not afraid of me…Are you, gorgeous? Johanna Mason, p. 221

You’ve got to stop running straight into trouble. Gale Hawthorne, p. 221

But that kind of thinking…you could turn it into an argument for killing anyone at any time. You could justify sending kids into the Hunger Games to prevent the districts from getting out of line. Katniss Everdeen, p. 222

Unlike 13, the Capitol is not in position to reinvent itself and become self sufficient. Katniss Everdeen, p. 223

Thirteen was used to hardship, whereas in the Capitol, all they’ve known is Panem et Circenses.  Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 223

So that’s what the districts are for. To provide bread and circuses. Katniss Everdeen, p. 224

There will never truly be a way to cure him. And now they want me to marry Peeta for a propo? Katniss Everdeen, p. 224

We may have been the smallest, poorest district in Panem, but we know how to dance. Katniss Everdeen, p. 226

What could spell victory louder than a happy Mockingjay twirling around to music? Katniss Everdeen, p. 227

As surely as the embroidery stitches in Annie’s gown were done by Cinna’s hand, the frosted flowers on the cake were done by Peeta’s. Katniss Everdeen, p. 228

Oh, no. He frosted under heavy guard. He’s still under lock and key. But I’ve talked to him. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 228

This wasn’t part of the plan. I wrote Peeta off in 2. Then I was to go to the Capitol, kill Snow, and get taken out myself.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 229

It’s like he’s waiting for me to transform into a hybrid drooling wolf right before his eyes. Katniss Everdeen, p. 230

Katniss. I remember about the bread. Peeta Mellark, p. 230

I must have loved you a lot. Peeta Mellark, p. 231

Everyone says I did. Everyone says that’s why Snow had you tortured. To break me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 231

Later, there’s a lot of kissing. Didn’t seem very genuine on your part. Did you like kissing me? Peeta Mellark, p. 231

Well, you’re a piece of work, aren’t you? Peeta Mellark, p. 232

Finally he can see me for who I really am. Violent. Distrustful. Manipulative. Deadly. And I hate him for it. Katniss Everdeen, p. 232

Fine. I’ll train. But I’m going to the stinking Capitol if I have to kill a crew and fly there myself. Johanna Mason, p. 235

Probably best not to bring that up in training. But it’s nice to know I’ll have a ride.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 235

The arena messed us up pretty good, don’t you think? Or do you still feel like the girl who volunteered for your sister? Johanna Mason, p. 239

He never lets go of Annie’s hand. Not when they walk, not when they eat. I doubt he ever plans to. Katniss  Everdeen, p. 240

Peeta and I had adjoining cells in the Capitol. We’re very familiar with each other’s scream. Johanna Mason, p. 241

What? My head doctor says I’m not suppose to censor my thoughts. It’s part of my therapy. Johanna Mason, p. 241

Oh Peeta…Don’t make me sorry I restarted your heart. Finnick Odair, p. 242

Yeah, a lot of things should count for something that don’t seem to, Katniss. Peeta Mellark, p. 243

…they’ve replaced you with the evil-mutt version of yourself.  Johanna, p. 243

Delly…got very squeaky. It was like someone stabbing a mouse with a fork repeatedly. Johanna Mason, p. 244

Roses. Wolf Mutts. Tributes. Frosted Dolphins. Friends. Mockingjays. Stylists. Me. Everything screams in my dreams tonight. Katniss Everdeen, p. 245

Let the seventy-sixth Hunger Games begin! Katniss Everdeen, p. 251

Because only a victor would see what I see so immediately. The arena.  Laced with pods controlled by Gamemakers. Katniss Everdeen, p. 251

Yeah, we’re already the two best-equipped soldiers you have. Finnick Odair, p. 251

It won’t be like the others. This time Snow will be a player, too. Katniss Everdeen, p. 253

You have to kill him, Katniss. Johanna Mason, p. 255

Just look at the effect Katniss had running around in that Mockingjay suit. Turned the whole rebellion around. Plutarch Heavesnbee, p. 257

…don’t get blown up. I’ve got enough on my plate without having to replace you. Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 257

Now get to the Capitol and put on a good show. Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 257

I’ll be perfectly safe. I’m not even a real soldier. Just one of Plutarch’s televised puppets.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 258

I consider saying a final good-bye to Peeta, decide it would only be bad for the both of us. But I do slip the pearl into the pocket of my uniform. A token of the boy with the bread. Katniss Everdeen, 258

Next time we see each other, we’ll be free of him. Prim Everdeen, p. 258

The rebels want the Capitol, just like the Capitol wanted 13.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 259

It’s your fault for being so camera-ready. Katniss Everdeen, p. 260

But if Coin sent Peeta here, she’s decided something else as well.  That I’m of a lot more use to her dead than alive. Katniss Everdeen, p. 261

Part III: “The Assassin”

So she’ll kill me to shut me up. Katniss Everdeen, p. 266

But that’s not going to happen under my watch, Solider Everdeen. I’m planning for you to have a long life. Boggs, p. 266

Do you want me to kill him? Gale Hawthorne, p. 267

…I think it’s time you flipped this little scenario around in your head. If you’d been taken by the Capitol, and hijacked, and then tried to kill Peeta, is this the way he’d be treating you? Haymitch Abernathy, p. 269

You and me, we made a deal to try and save him. Remember? Haymitch Abernathy, p. 269

Friend. Lover. Victor. Enemy. Fiancee. Target. Mutt, Neighbor. Hunter. Tribute. Ally. I’ll add it to the list of words I use to try to figure you out.  Peeta Mellark, p. 270

The problem is, I can’t tell what’s real anymore, and what’s made up. Peeta Mellark, p. 270

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. Katniss Everdeen, p. 271

Don’t trust them. Don’t go back. Kill Peeta. Do what you came to do. Boggs, p. 280

So, now that we’re dead, what’s our next move? Gale Hawthorne, p. 289

He painfully pushes himself up to a sitting position and directs his words to Gale. ‘Our next move…is to kill me.’ Peeta Mellark, p. 289

I’m the monster. I’m the mutt. I’m the one Snow has turned into a weapon.  Peeta Mellark, p. 298

Once again I’m battling not only for my own survival but for Peeta’s as well. Katniss Everdeen, p. 291-292

How satisfying, how entertaining it would be for Snow to have me kill him. Katniss Everdeen, p. 292

If you ever waver in your resolve, think of the Mockingjay, and in her you will find the strength you need to rid Panem of its oppressors.  President Coin, p. 294

Underground, where I dread dying, which is stupid because even if I die above ground, the next thing they’ll do is bury me underground anyways. Katniss Everdeen, p. 296

That makes two requests for Peeta’s death in less than an hour. Katniss Everdeen, p. 298

Yes, and if I could grow wings, I could fly. Only people can’t grow wings. Real or not real?  Peeta Mellark, p. 302

You’re still trying to protect me. Real or Not Real? Peeta Mellark, p. 302

Real. Because that’s what you and I do. Protect each other. Katniss Everdeen, p. 302

A single word. Echoing throughout the tunnels. One word. One name. Repeated over and over again. Katniss. Katniss Everdeen, p. 303

Don’t let him take you from me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 314

Stay with me. Katniss Everdeen
Always. Peeta Mellark,  p. 314

Without hesitation, I shoot her through the heart. Katniss Everdeen, p. 314

‘I know what blood poisoning is Katniss,’ says Peeta. ‘Even if my mother isn’t a healer.
I’m jolted back in time, to another world another set of bandages. “You said the same thing to me in the first Hunger Games. Real or not real?”
‘Real’ he says.  ‘And you risked your life getting the medicine that saved me?’
‘Real,’ I shrug. ‘You were the reason I was alive to do it.’ Peeta Mellark/Katniss Everdeen p. 321-322

I think…you still have no idea.  The effect you can have. Peeta Mellark, p. 325

I doubt Coin knows what to do with me now that I’m still alive. Katniss Everdeen, p. 327

No one knows what to do with you, girlie.  Tigris, p. 327

Katniss will pick whoever she thinks she can’t live without. Gale Hawthorn, p. 329

Never underestimate the power of a brilliant stylist. Peeta Mellark, p. 337

Heart pounding, adrenaline burning through me, everyone is my enemy.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 341

Because for just a moment, she catches sight of me, her lips form my name. And that’s when the rest of the parachutes go off. Katniss Everdeen, p. 347

I am Cinna’s bird, ignited, flying frantically to escape something inescapable. Katniss Everdeen, p. 348

Don’t worry. I’ve saved him for you. President Coin, p. 350

Closing my eyes doesn’t help. Fire burns brighter in the darkness. Katniss Everdeen, p. 352

The colors are lovely, of course, but nothing says perfection like white. President Snow, p. 355

I wasn’t watching Coin. I was watching you, Mockingjay. And you were watching me. I’m afraid we’ve both been played for fools. President Snow, p. 357

Oh, my dear Miss Everdeen. I thought we had agreed not to lie to each other. President Snow, p. 358

Listen to that. The Mockingjay found her voice.  Haymitch Abernathy, p. 362

What is it sweetheart? More boy trouble? Haymitch Abernathy  p. 362

Don’t look so smug. We’ll kill you anyway. Johanna Mason, p. 368

I’m with the Mockingjay. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 370

Let me go! Katniss Everdeen
I can’t. Peeta Mellark, p. 373

My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead. It would be best for everyone if I were dead… Katniss Everdeen, p. 375

The surveillance makes almost any suicide attempt impossible. Taking my life is the Capitol’s privilege. Again. Katniss Everdeen, p. 375

I no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 377

…something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences. Katniss Everdeen, p. 377

We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction. Plutarch Heavensbee, p. 379

Fire beats roses again. Katniss Everdeen, p. 383

That what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. 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. And only Peeta can give me that. Katniss Everdeen, p. 388

You love me, Real or not Real? Peeta Mellark
Real. Katniss Everdeen, p. 388

But there are much worse games to play.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 390

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