Yes, the movie “Mockingjay” is finally upon us. In just two short days, it will be the beginning of the end. While the book “Mockingjay” wasn’t my favorite of the series, I believe that it will make an interesting movie. The first two movies were highly action packed, but this movie will give us an opportunity to get to know some of the characters in a deeper way (at least I hope so). So in celebration and anticipation of the release of Mockingjay, Part 1, I’d like to go back and revisit some favorite quotes from the books. I know, we probably should’ve done this on Monday, but the National Book Award is a pretty big thing.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the Hunger Game Series:
“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
“And while I was talking, the idea of actually losing Peeta hit me again and I realized how much I don’t want him to die. And it’s not about the sponsors. And it’s not about what will happen when we get home. And it’s not just that I don’t want to be alone. It’s him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread.”
“Here’s some advice. Stay alive.”
“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.”
“May the odds be ever in your favor!”
Catching Fire Quotes:
“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”
“Peeta, how come I never know when you’re having a nightmare?” I say.
“I don’t know. I don’t think I cry out or thrash around or anything. I just come to, paralyzed with terror,” he says.
“You should wake me,” I say, thinking about how I can interrupt his sleep two or three times on a bad night. About how long it can take to calm me down.
“It’s not necessary. My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I’m okay once I realize you’re here.”
“The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.”“I’m so sorry,” I whisper. I lean forward and kiss him.
His eyelashes flutter and he looks at me through a haze of opiates. “Hey, Catnip.”
“Hey, Gale,” I say.
“Thought you’d be gone by now,” He says.
My choices are simple. I can die like a quarry in the woods or I can die here beside Gale. “I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to stay right here and cause all kinds of trouble.”
“Me, too,” Gale says. He just manages a smile before the drugs pull him back under.”
I tell him, “Real.”