Thursday, March 22, 2012


In order to celebrate the release of the movie tonight at midnight, I’ve decided to post some of my favorite quotes from the book (which I may have accidentally reread this week...)!

“Sometimes, when I clean a kill, I feed Buttercup the entrails. He has stopped hissing at me. Entrails. no hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love.”

“District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety.”

“Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch--this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy. How little chance we stand of surviving another rebellion. Whatever words they use, the real message is clear. ‘Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do. If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you. Just as we did in District Thirteen.’”

“To the everlasting credit of the people of District 12, not one person claps. Not even the ones holding betting slips, the ones who are usually beyond caring. Possibly because they know me from the Hob, or knew my father, or have encountered Prim, who no one can help loving. So instead of acknowledging applause, I stand there unmoving while they take part in the boldest form of dissent they can manage. Silence. Which says we do not agree. We do not condone. All of this is wrong.
Then something unexpected happens. At least, I don’t expect it because I don’t think of District 12 as a place that cares about me. But a shift has occurred since I stepped up to take Prim’s place, and now it seems I have become someone precious. At first one, then another, then almost every member of the crowd touches the three middle fingers of their left hand to their lips and holds it out to me. It is an old and rarely used gesture of our district, occasionally seen at funerals. It means thanks, it means admiration, it means good-bye to someone you love.”

“I can’t help comparing what I have with Gale to what I’m pretending I have with Peeta. How I never question Gale’s motives but do nothing but doubt the latter’s. It’s not a fair comparison really. Gale and I were thrown together by a mutual need to survive. Peeta and I know the other’s survival means our own death. How do you sidestep that?”

“A lifetime of watching the Hunger Games lets me know that certain areas of the arena are rigged for certain attacks. And that if I can just get away from this section, I might be able to move out of reach of the launchers. I might also then fall straight into a pit of vipers, but I can’t worry about that now.”

“Rue, who when you ask her what she loves most in the world, replies, of all things, ‘Music.’
‘Music?’ I say. In our world, I rank music somewhere between hair ribbons and rainbows in terms of usefulness. At least a rainbow gives you a tip about the weather.”

Katniss: “Peeta, you were supposed to wake me after a couple of hours.”
Peeta: “For what? Nothing’s going on here. Besides I like watching you sleep. You don’t scowl. Improves your looks a lot.”

Katniss: “So, since we were five, you never even noticed any other girls?”
Peeta: “No, I noticed about every other girl, but none of them made a lasting impression but you.”

CAN YOU TELL I'M EXCITED? I can't wait for midnight tonight. How about you guys? Is anyone going to see it at midnight or are you doing the sensible thing and going at a normal time? JK, of course seeing this movie at midnight is sensible (I may have described it as a necessity to someone today?).



  1. I'm going at midnight too!!! I can't wait! I'm so excited

    1. I hope you enjoyed it! I'll always prefer reading the book, but I thought it was a great adaptation!