Suzanne Collins Quotes

Suzanne Collins Quotes: Make sure they remember you.
So Haymitch, what do you think of the games have one hundred percent more competitors than usual?
When I ask Plutarch about his absence, he just shakes his head and says,
Fine. I'll train. But I'm going to the stinking capitol if I have to kill a crew and fly there myself.
It crosses my mind that Cinna's calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman.
A faint light burned in the pit revealing a furry creature hunched over a stone slab, fiddling with something. At first Gregor raised a warning hand. He thought it was a rat. Then the creature lifted his head and Gregor recognized what was left of his dad.
I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking.
My time in the arena made me realize how I needed to stop punishing [my mother] for something she couldn't help, specifically the crushing depression she fell into after my father's death. Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them.
Suddenly I am furious, that with my life on the line, they don't even have the decency to pay attention to me. That I'm being upstaged by a dead pig.
I'll tell them how I survive it. I'll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in things because I'm afraid it could be taken away. That's when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I've seen someone do. It's like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years. But there are much worse games to play.
Mutually counting on each other, watching each other's backs, forcing each other to be brave.
Something small and quiet, like a match being struck, lights up the gloom inside of me.
I swing my arms to loosen myself up. Place my fists on my hips. then drop them to my sides. Saliva's filling my mouth at a ridiculous rate and i feel vomit at the back of my throat. I swallow hard and open my lips so I can get the stupid line out and go hide in the woods and-that's when i start crying.
The sensation inside me grows warmer and spreads out from my chest down through my body out along my arms and legs to the tips of my being. Instead of satisfying me the kisses have the opposite effect of making my need greater.
Oh, and I suppose the apples ate the cheese.
But what was it Haymitch said when I asked if he had told Peeta the situation? That he had to pretend to be desperately in love?
If I'm going to cry, now is the time. By morning, I'll be able to wash all the damage done by the tears from my face. But no tears come. I'm too tired or too numb to cry. The only thing I feel is a desire to be somewhere else. So I let the train rock me into oblivion.
Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.
You can't miss your schedule. Every morning, you're supposed to stick your right arm in this contraption in the wall. It tattoos the smooth inside of your forearm with your schedule for the day in a sickly purple ink. 7:00