Katniss uses bows, but she can also wield knives.If you only know Katniss Everdeen’s character from the Hunger Games movies, you may want to read a few of the quotes from The Hunger Games book series. These quotes give you a little more insight into what Katniss Everdeen is really about. You will see that Katniss is a steely survivor but she does have a side of compassion that makes her stand out among the other Tributes. Use these quotes to help formulate your attitude so that you seem more like a realistic Katniss.

The bow and arrow is my weapon. But I’ve spent a fair amount of time throwing knives as well. Sometimes, if I’ve wounded an animal with an arrow, it’s better to get a knife into it, too, before I approach it. 

Without thinking, I pull an arrow from my quiver and send it straight at the Gamemakers’ table. I hear shouts of alarm as people stumble back. The arrow skewers the apple in the pig’s mouth and pins it to the wall behind it. Everyone stares at me in disbelief.

Exactly how am I supposed to work in a thank-you in there? Somehow it just won’t seem sincere if I’m trying to slit his throat.


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

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.

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











If Cato broke through the trees right now, I wouldn’t flee, I’d shoot. I find I’m actually anticipating the moment with pleasure.

As I slowly, thoroughly wash the makeup from my face and put my hair in its braid, I begin transforming back into myself. Katniss Everdeen. A girl who lives in the Seam. Hunts in the woods. Trades in the Hob. I stare in the mirror as I try to remember who I am and who I am not.

I try to remember that when all I can see is the woman who sat by, blank and unreachable, while her children turned to skin and bones. I try to forgive her for my father’s sake. But to be honest, I’m not the forgiving type.

As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.  As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.


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?