33 Fierce And Genuine Katniss Everdeen Quotes That’ll Help You Conquer Anything


Katniss Everdeen is more than just the star of District 12, or the fictional dystopian world she’s managed to win over. Self-deprecating and charming, raw and honest, she’s the fighter in all of us. Here are some of her most memorable lines:

1. “Yeah, but I’m not very good at making friends.”

2. “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.”
3. “Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love.”

4. “What the hell was that? You don’t talk to me and then you say you have a crush on me? You say you wanna train alone? Is that how you wanna play? Huh?”

5. “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.”

6. “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.”

7. “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. It’s not as if I’m never friendly. Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but i do care for some people.”

8. “What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button? How would I spend the hours I now commit to combing the woods for sustenance if it were so easy to come by? What do they do all day, these people in the Capitol, besides decorating their bodies and waiting around for a new shipment of tributes to rill in and die for their entertainment?”

9. “My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead.”

10. “My mother and Prim would live there with me. No more fear of hunger. A new kind of freedom. But then…what? What would my life be like on a daily basis? Most of it has been consumed with the acquisition of food. Take that away and I’m not really sure who I am, what my identity is. The idea scares me some.”

11. “If I’m going to cry, now is the time. By morning, I’ll be able to wash all the damage done by the tears from my face. But no tears come. I’m too tired or too numb to cry. The only thing I feel is a desire to be somewhere else. So I let the train rock me into oblivion.”

12. “I can’t help comparing what I have with Gale to what I’m pretending to have with Peeta. How I never question Gale’s motives while I do nothing but doubt the latter’s. It’s not a fair comparison really. Gale and I were thrown together by a mutual need to survive. Peeta and I know the other’s survival means our own death. How do you sidestep that?”

13. “I stare in the mirror as I try to remember who I am and who I am not.”

14. “I don’t know what the explosion did, but it damaged something deep and irreparable. Never mind. If I get home, I’ll be so stinking rich, I’ll be able to pay someone to do my hearing.”

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

16. “Girl talk. That thing I’ve always been so bad at.”

17. “The more likable he is, the more deadly he is.”

18. “I realize the answer to who I am lies in that handful of poisonous fruit.”

19. “I drop the spile, forget where I am or what lies ahead, only know I must reach her, protect her. I run wildly in the direction of the voice, heedless of danger, ripping through vines and branches, through anything that keeps me from reaching her. From reaching my little sister.”

20. “Panic begins to set in. I cant stay here. Flight is essential…But I cant let my fear show.”
21. “I begin to fully understand the lengths to which people have gone to protect me. What I mean to the rebels. My on going struggle against the Capitol, which has so often felt like a solitary journey, has not been undertaken alone. I have had thousands upon thousands of people from the districts at my side. I was their Mockingjay long before I accepted the role.”
22. “Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does.”

23. “Cookies. A pin. I’m getting all kinds of gifts today.”

24. “Then something unexpected happens. At least, I don’t expect it because I don’t think of District 12 as a place that cares about me. But a shift has occurred since I stepped up to take Prim’s place, and now it seems I have become someone precious.”

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

26. “You said at the interview you’d had a crush on me forever. When did forever start?”

27. “Katniss,” I said aloud. It’s the plant I was named for. And I heard my father’s voice joking, “As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.”

28. “I thwant 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 that 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.”

29. “Suddenly I am furious, that with my life on the line, they dont even have the decency to pay attention to me. That I’m being upstaged by a dead pig.”

30. “What’s a good way to get killed?”

31. “I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go.”
32. “No one will forget me. Not my look, not my name. Katniss. The girl who was on fire.”
33.”And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
images – The Hunger Games