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by Suzanne Collins

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Mockingjay Quotes

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Manipulation Quotes

What they want is for me to truly take on the role they designed for me. The symbol of the revolution. The Mockingjay. […] I won't have to do it alone. They have a whole team of people to make me...

Warfare Quotes

'I want everyone watching – whether you're on the Capitol or the rebel side – to stop for just a moment and think about what this war could mean. For human beings. We almost went extinct fighti...

Power Quotes

The authorities in District 13 were against my coming back. They viewed it as a costly and pointless venture, given that at least a dozen invisible hovercraft are circling overhead for my protectio...

Courage Quotes

"That giant clock ticking away your life. Every hour promising some new horror. You have to imagine that in the past two days, sixteen people have died – some of them defending you. At the rate t...

Love Quotes

"I doubt they'll ask for details. They saw it [District 12] burn. They'll mostly be worried about how you're handling it." Gale touches my cheek. "Like I am."I press my face against his hand for a...

Friendship Quotes

Gale asked to be dropped off in 12 with me, but he didn't force the issue when I refused his company. He understands I don't want anyone with me today. Not even him. Some walks you have to take alo...

Admiration Quotes

What am I going to do?To become the Mockingjay... could any good I do possibly outweigh the damage? […] I swear, now that my family and Gale's are out of harm's way, I could run away. Except for...

Sacrifice Quotes

I killed you, I think as I pass a pile [of rotting and burned bodies]. And you. And you.Because I did. It was my arrow, aimed at the chink in the force field surrounding the arena, that brought on...

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