The Hunger Games quotes: Mockingjay

Time to quote the best of the last book in The Hunger Games series: “Mockingjay.”

This one is also jam packed with awesomeness, then again what book of the series isn’t? Enjoy 🙂

“Every single refugee was granted automatic citizenship to the authorities of 13. Still, I hate them. But, of course, I hate almost everybody now. Myself more than anyone.” -Katniss, Ch.1

“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. But he is. And I can’t help him.” -Katniss (thinking of Peeta), Ch.1

“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, Ch.1

“I look in his eyes and see my own reflected there. Our hands find each other, holding fast to a part of 12 that Snow has somehow failed to destroy.” -Katniss (with Gale), Ch.2

“Now why don’t we ask the guards to take me back to my quarters so I can build another hundred card houses?” -Peeta, Ch.2

“On the final page, under a sketch of my mockingjay pin, Cinna’s written, I’m still betting on you.” -Katniss, Ch.3

“We hunt, like in the old days. Silent, needing no words to communicate, because here in the woods we move as two parts of one being.” -Katniss (with Gale), Ch.4

“There’s no point in trying to dictate what Gale thinks. Which, if I’m honest, is one reason I trust him.” -Katniss, Ch.5

“They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.” -Finnick (to Katniss), Ch.5

“And that, my friends, is how a revolution dies.” -Haymitch, Ch.5

“Then he whips off his hospital gown, leaving him in just his underwear. ‘Why? Do you find this’ –he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose–‘distracting?’ ” -Finnick (to Katniss), Ch.6

“Well, don’t expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear.” -Boggs, Ch.6

“Anything else?” “While I was waiting…I ate your lunch.” -Katniss and Haymitch, Ch.8

“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 (to Katniss over broadcast), Ch.8

“If you burn, you burn with us!” -Katniss, Ch.8

“My mother just wanted me to forget it. So, of course, every word was immediately, irrevocably branded into my brain.” -Katniss (about “The Hanging Tree”) Ch.9

They can’t hurt me. I’m not like the rest of you. There’s no one left I love.” -Johanna (Katniss’ flashback), Ch.10

“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, Ch.10

“What will break me?” -Katniss, Ch.11

“Better not to give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” -Finnick, Ch.11

“Several sets of arms would embrace me. But in the end the only person I truly want to comfort me is Haymitch, because he loves Peeta, too. I reach out for him and say something like his name and he’s there, holding me and patting my back. ‘It’s okay. It’ll be okay, sweetheart.’ He sits me on a length of broken marble pillar and keeps an arm around me while I sob.” -Katniss and Haymitch, Ch.11

“Poison. the perfect weapon for a snake.” -Katniss (about Snow), Ch.12

“My lips are just forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat.” -Katniss (with Peeta), Ch.12

“Gale’s touch and taste and heat remind me that at least my body’s still alive, and for the moment it’s a welcome feeling. I empty my mind and let the sensations run through my flesh, happy to lose myself.” -Katniss, Ch.14

“What’s going on in your head?” “I don’t know.” “Then it’s like kissing someone who’s drunk. It doesn’t count.” -Gale and Katniss, Ch.14

“My words hang in the air. I look to the screen, hoping to see them recording some wave of reconciliation going through the crowd. Instead I watch myself get shot on television.” -Katniss, Ch.15

“I must have loved you a lot.” “You did.” -Peeta and Katniss, Ch.16

“Peeta had put me to bed and I had asked him to stay with me as I was drifting off. He had whispered something I couldn’t quite catch. But 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, Ch.16

“What? My head doctor says I’m not supposed to censor my thoughts. It’s part of my therapy.” -Johanna Mason, Ch.17

“He never lets go of Annie’s hand. Not when they walk, not when they eat. I doubt he ever plans to. She’s lost in some daze of happiness. There are still moments when you can tell something slips in her brain and another world blinds her to us. But a few words from Finnick call her back.” -Katniss, Ch.17

“Oh, Peeta. Don’t make me sorry I restarted your heart.” -Finnick, Ch.17

“I cannot take orders.” -Katniss, Ch.18

“I clench his hands to the point of pain. ‘Stay with me.’ His pupils contract to pinpoints, dilate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. ‘Always,’ he murmurs.” -Katniss and Peeta, Ch.22

“Far below, I can just make out Finnick, struggling to hang on as three mutts tear at him. As one yanks his head to take the death bite, something bizarre happens. It’s as if I’m Finnick, watching images of my life flash by. The mast of a boat, a silver parachute, Mags laughing, a pink sky, Beetee’s trident, Annie in her wedding dress, waves breaking over rocks. Then it’s over.” -Katniss, Ch.22

“I know what blood poisoning is, Katniss. Even if my mother isn’t a healer. You said that same thing to me in the first Hunger Games. Real or not real?” “Real.” -Peeta and Katniss, Ch.23

“No, you won her over. Gave up everything for her. Maybe that’s the only way to convince her you love her.” Gale (to Peeta), Ch.23

“Katniss will pick whoever she thinks she can’t survive without.” -Gale, Ch.23

“First I get a glimpse of the blond braid down her back…Trying to shout her name above the roar. I’m almost there, almost to the barricade, when I think she hears me. Because for just a moment, she catches sight of me, her lips from my name. And that’s when the rest of the parachutes go off.” -Katniss, Ch.24

“Oh, my dear Miss Everdeen. I thought we had agreed not to lie to each other.” -President Snow, Ch.25

“Gradually, I’m forced to accept who I am. A badly burned girl with no wings. With no fire. And no sister.” -Katniss, Ch.25

“Closing my eyes doesn’t help. Fire burns brighter in the darkness.” -Katniss, Ch.25

“The point of my arrow shifts upward. I release the string. And President Coin collapses over the side of the balcony and plunges to the ground. Dead.” -Katniss, Ch.26

“What is it, sweetheart? More boy trouble?” -Haymitch, Ch.26

“I no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself.” -Katniss, Ch.27

“Haymitch drinks until the liquor runs out, and then raises geese until the next train arrives. Fortunately, the geese can take pretty good care of themselves.” -Katniss, Ch.27

“…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. So after, when he whispers, ‘You love me. Real or not real?’ I tell him, ‘Real.’ ” -Katniss and Peeta, Ch.27

Here it’s safe, here it’s warm

Here the daisies guard you from every harm

Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow

brings them true

Here is the place where I love you.” -Katniss, Epilogue

What are your favorite quotes from Mockingjay?

May the odds be ever in your favor!


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