On Nov. 21, 2014, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, part 1 opened in theaters. According to Forbes, the movie adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel pulled in $275 million worldwide. The film cuts off about halfway into the book, leaving fans wanting more.
Fortunately, Hunger Games quotes may at least help fans remember why they love the franchise so much and remind them why it’s worth the wait for Part 2 to come out next year. The film, like the rest of the Hunger Games Trilogy so far, is filled with snappy dialogue juxtaposed with poignant imagery and non-stop action.
Below, fans will find a few quotes to tide them over until Part 2 comes out in 2015.
Quotes From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Book
And if we burn, you burn with us. Katniss Everdeen
“Oh, no. It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people?” says Peeta. “It costs everything you are.” Peeta Mellark
“The problem is, I can’t tell what’s real anymore, and what’s made up.” Peeta Mellark
“Ally.” Peeta says the words slowly, tasting it. “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. The problem is, I can’t tell what’s real anymore, and what’s made up.” Peeta Mellark
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
“I knew you’d kiss me.”
“How?” I say. Because I didn’t know myself.
“Because I am in pain,” He say’s. “That’s the only way I get your attention.” Gale Hawthorne, Katniss Everdeen
“Finnick?” I say, “Maybe some pants?”
He looks down at his legs as if noticing his outfit for the first time. 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?”
I laugh. Boggs looks embarrassed and Finnick looks more like the guy I met at the Quarter Quell” Katniss Everdeen, Finnick Odair
“Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven’t looked pretty?” I say.
“It must be. The sensation is completely new. How have you managed it all these years?” he asks.
“Just avoid mirrors. You’ll forget about it,” I say.” Katniss Everdeen, Finnick Odar
“Peeta bakes. I hunt. Haymitch drinks until the liquor runs out.” Katniss Everdeen
It’s only now that he’s been corrupted that I can fully appreciate the real Peeta. Even more than I would’ve if he’d died. The kindness, the steadiness, the warmth that had an unexpected heat behind it. Outside of Prim, my mother and Gale, how many people in the world love me unconditionally? I think in my case, the answer may be none.
Sometimes, when I’m alone, I take the pearl from where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena. To make myself put a name to the thing I’ve lost. But what’s the use? It’s gone. He’s gone. Whatever existed between us is gone. All that’s left is my promise to kill Snow. I tell myself this ten times a day. Katniss Everdeen
They play in the Meadow. The dancing girl with the dark hair and blue eyes. The boy with blond curls and gray eyes, struggling to keep up with her on his chubby toddler legs. It took five, ten, fifteen years for me to agree. But Peeta wanted them so badly. When I first felt her stirring inside of me, I was consumed with a terror that felt as old as life itself. Only the joy of holding her in my arms could tame it.
Mockingjay, Part 1 is in theaters now and stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, and Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy.
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