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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Suzanne Collins on humor, children, love, truth, falling, witty, funny, games, romantic, fire and inspiration.

100 Inspiring Quotes By Suzanne Collins For The Child In You

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Suzanne Collins is a very popular American author of children’s books, and a television writer. She started her career by writing scripts for the successful children’s show 'Clarissa Explains It All'. This got her many offers for animated series from renowned channels like 'Nick Jr' and 'Fox network'. She was working on the script of 'Generation O!' during which she met James Proimos who inspired her to write books for children. She debuted with 'Gregor the Overlander' which became a best-seller and she turned it into five book series called 'The Underland Chronicles'. She further wrote a rhyming illustration titled 'When Charlie McButton Lost Power' which was well received by the masses. This was followed by the ‘Hunger games trilogy’ series starting with 'The Hunger Games', which became the most notable work of her career. The success of the book broke all the records as it stayed on the best-sellers list for a long period of 60 weeks. This popularity encouraged Collins to adapt the first book into a successful movie by the same name. Her significant contributions to the literary world has brought her many awards including the 'Children's Novel Award'. We have excerpted her famous quotes from her books, show and films. Go through the quotes and sayings by this great writer that will enlighten you and also make you walk down the memory lane to your childhood. 

You love me. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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

- 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

I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

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

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

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

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Well, don't expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Destroying things is much easier than making them.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

You're still trying to protect me. Real or not real," he whispers. "Real," I answer. "Because that's what you and I do, protect each other.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Stupid people are dangerous.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

I don't want to lose the boy with the bread.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

My nightmares are usually about losing you. I'm okay once I realize you're here.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

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.

- Mockingjay, 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

Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

So it's you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

You here to finish me off, Sweetheart?

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Yes, frosting. The final defense of the dying.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

May the odds be ever in your favor!

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

I always channel my emotions into my work. That way, I don't hurt anyone but myself.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I must have loved you a lot.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

You're a painter. You're a baker. You like to sleep with the windows open. You never take sugar in your tea. And you always double-knot your shoelaces.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Some walks you have to take alone.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

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

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

There are much worse games to play.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

I clench his hands to the point of pain. "Stay with me." His pupils contract to pinpoints, dialate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. "Always," he murmurs.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Katniss, the girl who was on fire!

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

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

- 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

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.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Are you, are you coming to the tree? Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me. Strange things did happen here. No stranger would let it be if we met up At midnight in the hanging tree.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

We had to save you because you're the mockingjay, Katniss," says Plutarch. "While you live, the revolution lives.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Here's some advice. Stay alive.

- 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

Technically, I am unarmed. But no one should ever underestimate the harm that fingernails can do. Especially if the target is unprepared.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

I think....you still have no idea. The effect you can have.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Because when he sings...even the birds stop to listen.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

I really can't think about kissing when I've got a rebellion to incite.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

So I only say, "So what should we do with our last few days?" "I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you," Peeta replies.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

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

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Closing my eyes doesn't help. Fire burns brighter in the darkness.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Aim higher in case you fall short.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

You’re not leaving me here alone,” I say. Because if he dies, I’ll never go home, not really. I’ll spend the rest of my life in this arena, trying to think my way out.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

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.

- 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

You have a... remarkable memory." "I remember everything about you. You're the one who wasn't paying attention.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

They'll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.

- Mockingjay, 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 guess this is a bad time to mention I hung a dummy and painted Seneca Crane's name on it...

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Katniss. I remember about the bread.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

But because two can play at this game, I stand on tiptoe and kiss his cheek. Right on his bruise.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

So that's who Finnick loves, I think. Not his string of fancy lovers in the Capitol. But a poor, mad girl back home.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

There's a chance that the old Peeta, the one who loves you, is still inside. Trying to get back to you. Don't give up on him.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Oh, Peeta, Don't make me sorry I restarted your heart.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Oh, and I suppose the apples ate the cheese.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

No. Now, shut up and eat your pears.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

The idea of being strong for someone else having never entered their heads, I find myself in the position of having to console them. Since I'm the person going in to be slaughtered, this is somewhat annoying.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Well, I don't have much competition here." "You don't have much competition anywhere.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Look, if you wanted to be babied you should have asked Peeta.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

That if desperate times call for desperate measures, then I'm free to act as desperately as I wish.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I pull an arrow, whip the notch into place, and am about to let it fly when I'm stopped by the sight of Finnick kissing Peeta. And it's so bizarre, even for Finnick.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me........

- Mockingjay, 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 turn and put my lips close to Peeta's and drop my eyelids in imitation... "He offered me sugar and wanted to know all my secrets," I say in my best seductive voice.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I realize, for the first time, how very lonely I've been in the arena. How comforting the presence of another human being can be.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Remember, girl on fire,” he says, “I'm still betting on you.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Only I keep wishing I could think of a way...to show the Capitol they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Katniss....he's still trying to keep you alive.

- Mockingjay, 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

Oh, my dear Miss Everdeen. I thought we had an agreement not to lie to each other.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

He became my confidante, someone with whom I could share thoughts I could never voice...In exchange, he trusted me with his.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

All those months of taking it for granted that Peeta thought I was wonderful are over. Finally, he can see me for who I really am. Violent. Distrustful. Manipulative. Deadly. And I hate him for it.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

No, it happened. And right when your song ended, I knew - just like your mother - I was a goner,' Peeta says.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

I can only form one clear thought. This is no place for a girl on fire.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I'm more than just a piece in their Games.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Stay with me. Always.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Oh, that I do know...Katniss will pick whoever she thinks she can't survive without.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Because I can count on my fingers the number of sunsets I have left, and I don't want to miss any of them.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Real or not real?

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

She has no idea. The effect she can have.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Whose is it, do you think?" I say finally. "No telling," says Finnick. "Why don't we let Peeta claim it, since he died today?

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Delly lost her temper at Peeta over how he treated you. She got very squeaky. It was like someone stabbing a mouse with a fork repeatedly.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

My mother says healers are born, not made.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

I have kept track of the boy with the bread.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins