50 Best The Hunger Games Book Quotes by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is one of the most iconic dystopian novels and a favorite amongst young adults. It follows Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as they are chosen from District 12 to battle to the death to win the annual Hunger Games.

To save themselves, they enter a fake relationship which captures the hearts of the viewers in The Capitol.

As Katniss and Peeta battle it out, learn what it means to love, and direct their anger at The Capitol who are the reason behind these attrocious games, the emotion is felt by the reader through the pages. This is because of Suzanne Collins enigmatic writing style and poignant quotes.

If you’re looking for some epic The Hunger Games quotes, you’ve come to the right place. These are the best quotes from the trilogy.


The Hunger Games Quotes About Love

One of the major themes in The Hunger Games is love. Here are the best The Hunger Games Quotes about love…

“So that day, in music assembly, the teacher asked who knew the valley song. Your hand shot right up in the air. She stood you up on a stool and had you sing it for us. And I swear, every bird outside the windows fell silent…and right when your song ended, I knew – just like your mother – I was a goner.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, ‘So now that you’ve got me, what are you going to do with me?’ I turn into him. ‘Put you somewhere you can’t get hurt.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“I don’t want to lose the boy with the bread.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Rue, who when you ask her what she loves most in the world, replies, of all things, “Music.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Because when she sings…even the birds stop to listen.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“We could do it, you know.”

“What?”

“Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true, here is the place where I love you.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can’t own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“I noticed just about every girl, but none of them made a lasting impression but you.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

This is the first kiss where I actually feel stirring inside my chest. Warm and curious. This is the first kiss that makes me want another.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Then he smiles as if he’d be happy to lie there and gaze at me forever.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Go to sleep,” he says softly. His hand brushes the lose strands of my hair off my forehead. Unlike the staged kisses and caresses so far, this gesture seems natural and comforting. I don’t want him to stop and he doesn’t. He’s still stroking my hair when I fall asleep.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Funny Quotes from The Hunger Games

Despite its dark topic, there are some funny moments in the book too, especially from Katniss and Peeta’s drunken mentor, Hamish. These are the funniest The Hunger Games quotes…

“Oh, and I suppose the apples ate the cheese.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Now, shut up and eat your pears.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“It’s lovely. If only you could frost someone to death.”

“Don’t be so superior. You can never tell what you will find in the arena. Say it’s a gigantic cake-”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Well, I don’t have much competition here.”

“You don’t have much competition anywhere.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Yes, and I’m sure the arena will be full of bags of flour for me to chuck at people.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“The cat that Prim got hates me, I think partly because I tried to drown it.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“You’ve got about as much charm as a dead slug.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Here’s some advice. Stay alive.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“You know, you’re kind of squeamish for such a lethal person”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Short Books Quotes from The Hunger Games

Sometimes you don’t need to say much to be powerful. These are the most pwoerful short The Hunger Games quotes…

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“They’re already taking my future! They can’t have the things that mattered to me in the past!”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“I remember everything about you. You’re the one who wasn’t paying attention.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“You here to finish me off, Sweetheart?”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Yes, frosting. The final defense of the dying.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Destroying things is much easier than making them.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Stupid people are dangerous.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“It crosses my mind that Cinna’s calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Katniss, the girl who was on fire!”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“She has no idea. The effect she can have.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“My mother says healers are born, not made.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Quotes About Finnick

Finnick is a very underrated character in the Hunger Games series, but he has some really great lines! Here are some of our favorite quotes from Finnick…

“They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.”

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

“Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven’t looked pretty?” I say.

“It must be. The sensation’s completely new. How have you managed it all these years?” he asks.

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

“I wish they were all dead and we were, too. It would be best.”

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

“I can hear him weeping but I don’t care. They probably won’t even bother to question her, she’s so far gone. Gone right off the deep end years ago in her Games. There’s a good chance I’m headed in the same direction. Maybe I’m already going crazy and no one has the heart to tell me. I feel crazy enough.”

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

“Don’t you see, Katniss, this will decide things. One way or the other. By the end of the day, they’ll ether be dead or with us. It’s…it’s more than we could hope for!

Well, that’s a sunny view of our situation.”

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

“I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.”

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

“Want a sugar cube?” he asks in his old seductive voice.”

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

“Why? Do you find this” — he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose — “distracting?”

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

“I knew I’d misjudged you. That you do love him. I’m not saying in what way. Maybe you don’t know yourself. But anyone paying attention could see how much you care about him.”

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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Final Word on The Hunger Games Quotes

So there you have it, 40 of the best Hunger Games quotes. Whether you’re looking for a tender quote about love or something short and powerful, these are the best quotes from the book series.

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2 thoughts on “50 Best The Hunger Games Book Quotes by Suzanne Collins”

    • Sure! We’ll add some quotes about Finnick in the next update of this post. My favorite line of his is “They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.”

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