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25 Of the most underrated but powerful lines from the Hunger Games series

Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series is a powerful collection of books with a very real and alarming message. They are more than just young adult fiction stories set in a dystopian future with a strong heroine. These books act as a warning; they show us the confusing and dark side of humanity. But at the same time, these books teach us about bravery and give us hope through the character of Katniss.

As young as some of the characters are in these novel, they also have incredible wisdom having gone through so much.

Here are 25 of the most underrated but powerful quotes from the Hunger Games series.

1. “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
The Hunger Games

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

3. “For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”
The Hunger Games

4. “The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.”
Catching Fire

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

6. “Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
The Hunger Games

7. “Fearful events are the hardest to root out. They’re the ones we naturally remember the best, after all.”
Mockingjay

8. “I stand there unmoving while they take part in the boldest form of dissent they can manage. Silence. Which says we do not agree. We do not condone. All of this is wrong.”
The Hunger Games

9. “I always channel my emotions into my work. That way, I don’t hurt anyone but myself.”
Catching Fire

10. “Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does.”
The Hunger Games

11. “They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.”
Mockingjay

12. “A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it.”
Mockingjay

13. “People aren’t so bad, really,” she said. “It’s what the world does to them.”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

14. “Before need, before love, came trust.”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

15. “Sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.”
― Catching Fire

16. “Try not to look down on people who had to choose between death and disgrace.”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

17. “But some secrets are too delicious not to share.”
Mockingjay

18. “There is a point to everything or nothing at all, depending on your worldview.”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

19. “There’s no going back. So we might as well get on with things.”
Mockingjay

20. “If he wants me broken, then I will have to be whole.”
Mockingjay

21. “That is the thing with giving your heart. You never wait for someone to ask. You hold it out and hope they want it.”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

22. “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

23. “Knowing it and seeing it are two different things.”
Mockingjay

24. “Highly unlikely but not impossible.”
Catching Fire

25. “You’ve got to go through it to get to the end of it.”
Catching Fire

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