Top 5 favorite quotes from The Hunger Games

The wait is on as I try to get a hold of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins! In the mean time however, I decided to skim back through The Hunger Games to find some quotes that stuck out to me, and thought of starting a series!

After every book I read (give or take a few) I’ve decided to upload a Top 5 or 10 favorite quotes from that book! I will upload these every Monday 🙂

So without waiting any longer here are MY favorite quotes from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins!


“Destroying things is much easier than making them.” -page 211

In context it’s said by Katniss while she is brainstorming with Rue. To me it has a lot more depth. Anything in life can be destroyed in a second, while fixing things often take more time.


“Stupid people are dangerous.” -page 159

Once again this quote rings true, however this one made me laugh at the irony. In the hunger games it’s all about how smart or strong you are and to work towards your survival, but here Katniss is criticizing another tribute on her first night!


“Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there.” -page 49

food for thought: would you be more worried about kind or cunning people if you were in her scenario?


“For their to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” -page 114

This one is deep. Apparently sometimes you let your guard down around someone you shouldn’t and when it backfires on you, you realize how much they actually mean to you… or you know thats what I took out of the book.


“No, when the time comes, I’m sure I’ll kill just like everybody else. I can’t go down without a fight. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to…to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games.” -page 142

In my Hunger Games Discussion Post I talked about Peeta as character. At the beginning of the book this confused me more than I already was, because at this point I wasn’t sure wether Peeta was really on Katniss’s side or if he was going to stab her in the back later on. This quote also brings out and underlying message in the whole book, about how society tries to manipulate us, and how we usually fall into that trap, while we should be trying to stand out as an individual.

And that’s it! The first post in my Top Quotes Series! Of course there were wayyyyy more quotes from this amazing book that I loved, (so many I could probably write a whole book about it) but these were the Top 5 that I came across when looking through the book again. What are your favorite quotes from this book?

Stay Fantabulous!


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