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35+ Katniss Everdeen Quotes That Are Fierce

Read what Katniss Everdeen says and be inspired.

Katniss Everdeen is the fictional female protagonist in Suzanne Collin's 'The Hunger Games' book trilogy and movie series directed by Gary Ross.

The movie series belongs to the sci-fi dystopian adventure genre, where the very talented Jennifer Lawrence has portrayed Katniss Everdeen's character. Katniss is smart, brave, and one of those rare girl characters who break all gender stereotypes by fighting all odds.

The plot is set in Panem's fictional nation, where 'tributes' from each of the districts are forced to participate in a savage competition known as the Hunger Games. Winning the competition means that the victor gets rewarded with riches. Katniss Everdeen says, "I volunteer as tribute!" to replace her sister Prim when the latter is selected as a tribute. What follows is a gripping and heart-rending show of bravery, betrayal, resilience, love, friendship, and much more that people who may have watched the movies or read the books would know. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark come back as winners after a long struggle for survival in the games.

You can also check out quotes from other trilogies, such as Harry Potter, with Alan Rickman and Albus Dumbeldore.

Katniss Everdeen Quotes From 'The Hunger Games' Book Trilogy

Katniss Everdeen's quotes from the trilogy are a favorite among fans.

If you want 'The Hunger Games' quotes, here are some famous and inspirational quotes from Katniss Everdeen, or "Katniss, the girl who was on fire."

1. "My mother says healers are born, not made."

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

2. "There's no district 12 to escape from now, no Peacekeepers to trick, no hungry mouths to feed. The Capitol took away all of that, and I'm on the verge of losing Gale as well."

- Suzanne Collins, 'Mockingjay,' 2010.

3. "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."

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

4. "Peeta Mellark: Well, I don't have much competition here.

Katniss Everdeen: You don't have much competition anywhere."

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

5. "They're already taking my future! They can't have the things that mattered to me in the past!"

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

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

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

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

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

8. "Destroying things is much easier than making them."

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

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

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

10. "You don't forget the face of the person who was your last hope."

-Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

11. "If he wants me broken then I will have to be whole."

- Suzanne Collins, 'Mockingjay,' 2010.

12. "If it's true, why do they leave us to live like this? With the hunger and the killings and the Games? And suddenly I hate this imaginary underground city of District 13 and those who sit by, watching us die."

- Suzanne Collins, 'Catching Fire,' 2009.

13. "My spirit. This is a new thought. I'm not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I'm a fighter. In a sort of brave way."

- Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games,' 2008.

14. "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...."

- Suzanne Collins, 'Mockingjay,' 2010.

15. "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."

- Suzanne Collins, 'Catching Fire,' 2009.

Katniss Everdeen Quotes From The Movie 'The Hunger Games'

You won't even have to go anywhere else for famous 'The Hunger Games' quotes. We have compiled some iconic words and lines Katniss says, without which the movie would have been incomplete!

16. "Primrose: Just try to win. Maybe you can.

Katniss: Of course. Maybe I can. I am smart, you know.

Primrose: And you can hunt.

Katniss: Exactly."

- 'The Hunger Games.'

17. "Caesar: And what did you say to her in the end?

Katniss: I told her that I would try to win. That I would try to win for her."

- 'The Hunger Games.'

18. "Haymitch: They're not happy with you.

Katniss: Why, 'cause I didn't die?"

- 'The Hunger Games.'

19. "Cinna: Are you ready? Don't be afraid.

Katniss: I'm not afraid."

- 'The Hunger Games.'

20. "Wanna see what I got you today? It's a mockingjay pin. As long as you have it, nothing bad will happen to you."

- 'The Hunger Games.'

21. "Peeta: She saved my life.

Katniss: We saved each other."

- 'The Hunger Games.'

22. "Peeta: I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me. If I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me. Does it make any sense?

Katniss: Yeah. I just can't afford to think like that."

- 'The Hunger Games.'

23. "I won't be there for her anymore, you're all she has. And no matter what you feel, you're going to be there for her, do you understand?"

- 'The Hunger Games.'

Katniss Everdeen 'Catching Fire' Quotes From The Movie

'The Hunger Games' movies are as thrilling as the books.

Katniss is someone who's fearlessly bold and caring, and these movie quotes always prove that.

24. "As I drift off, I try to imagine that world, somewhere in the future, with no Games, no Capitol. A place like the meadow in the song I sang to Rue as she died. Where Peeta's child could be safe."

- 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

25. "Say good-bye and forget them. I do my best, thinking of them one by one, releasing them like birds from the protective cages inside me, locking the doors against their return."

- 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

26. "Primrose: You saved my life. You gave me a chance.

Katniss: Yes. To live."

- 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

27. "We are all of us united. Both victors and vanquished, in serving a common purpose. Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever."

- 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

28. "She wasn't just my ally, she was my friend. I see her in the flowers that grow in the meadow by my house. I hear her in the Mockingjay song. I see her in my sister Prim."

- 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

29. "Nobody decent ever wins the games."

- 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

30. "It must be a fragile system if it can be brought down by just a few berries."

- 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

Memorable Katniss Everdeen Quotes From 'Mockingjay' Movie Part 1 & 2

These Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 movie quotes show how brave someone like Katniss Everdeen is.

31. "We all have one enemy, and that's Snow! He corrupts everyone and everything! He turns the best of us against each other. Stop killing for him!"

- 'Mockingjay.'

32. "Did you have a nightmare? I have nightmares, too. Someday I'll explain it to you, why they came, why they won't ever go away, but I'll tell you how I survive it."

- 'Mockingjay.'

33. "Peeta: Your favorite color is green. Is that real?

Katniss: Yeah. That's real. Yours is orange. Not bright orange. Soft, like the sunset."

- 'Mockingjay.'

34. "Peeta: You love me. Real or not real?

Katniss: Real."

- 'Mockingjay.'

35. "Peeta: Are you still trying to protect me? Real or not real.

Katniss: Real. Because that's what you and I do, keep each other alive."

- 'Mockingjay.'

36. "No more cameras. No more props. No more games. He needs to see my eyes when I kill him."

- 'Mockingjay.'

37. "I want the rebels to know that I'm alive! That I'm in District 8 where the Capitol just bombed a hospital filled with unarmed men, women, and children! And there will be no survivors!"

- 'Mockingjay.'

38. "People of Panem, we fight! We dare to end this hunger for justice!"

- 'Mockingjay.'

39. "Fire is catching, and if we burn, you burn with us!"

- 'Mockingjay.'

40. "If you think for one second that the Capitol will ever treat us fairly you are lying to yourself. Because we know who they are and what they do. This is what they do, and we must fight back!"

- 'Mockingjay.'

41. "I am done being a piece in his game."

- 'Mockingjay.'

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Katniss Everdeen Quotes then why not take a look at other book related quotes from Alice Walker, or Toni Morrison?

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