The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Quotes

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Page   1   2   USER REVIEWS TRIVIA THE NOVEL


 

[Katniss then walks over to Mags, who is working by herself making a fish hook]
Katniss Everdeen: That’s beautiful. I saw you volunteer for that young girl. That was really brave.
[Mags, who doesn’t speak, shakes her head then puts her hand on Katniss’ shoulder in recognition of her bravery in volunteering for taking the place of her sister last year]
Katniss Everdeen: Prim is my sister.
[Mags looks at her with sympathy]
Katniss Everdeen: If you um…if you teach me how to make a fish hook like that I could teach you how to hunt.
[Mags smiles and nods in agreement and starts to show her, then later Katniss tries to teach her how to shoot and arrow]
Katniss Everdeen: Do you want to try it with me?
[Mags shakes her hand and points to Katniss]
Katniss Everdeen: Okay. I’ll go first.
[Katniss steps into the training booth and as the program begins the holograms attack her, she shows her skill with her bow and arrow by killing each opponent quickly, after which she notices all the tributes are outside the training booth glass watching her, Wiress claps for her excitedly]


 

[later that evening in their living quarter]
Haymitch Abernathy: Good news. At least half of the tributes wants you as an ally.
Peeta Mellark: Well, they saw her shoot.
Haymitch Abernathy: Well, sweetheart, you got your pick of the litter.
Katniss Everdeen: I want Wiress and Beetee.
Peeta Mellark: Johanna calls them Nuts and Volts.
Haymitch Abernathy: Well, okay, good. Now who-who else?
Katniss Everdeen: Mags.
[Peeta not like her choices turns in frustration]
Katniss Everdeen: Alright, fine, then no one.
Haymitch Abernathy: I’ll tell them you’re still making up your mind.


 

[the tributes are gathered in one area to be called in for assessment when the first one is announced]
Announcer: District 3. Beetee Latier, report for individual assessment.
[Beetee rises, smiles warmly at Wiress and touches her affectionately before going for his assessment, Katniss watches this]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta, how are we gonna kill these people?
[later, Katniss is the last one left and is sat on her own when her name is called]
Announcer: District 12. Katniss Everdeen, report for individual assessment.
[as Katniss makes her way to the assessment area she passes Peeta who gives her funny look, as she walks further in she finds a drawing on the floor of a dead Rue, holding flowers]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Miss Everdeen?
[Katniss looks visibly shaken and upset, tears roll down her face]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Miss Everdeen?
[Katniss looks over to Plutarch who is standing in the Gamemakers station]
Plutarch Heavensbee: You have ten minutes to present your chosen skill.
[she looks at the drawing of Rue one more time before taking a mannequin, a rope and hanging it by the neck before the Gamemakers, she bows sarcastically making Plutarch smile, as walks off we see she wrote “Seneca Crane” on the chest of the mannequin]


 

[Flickerman walks on the stage before the eager audience of his show]
Caesar Flickerman: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for being here tonight! On the eve of the 75th Hunger Games!
[the audience claps]
Caesar Flickerman: We have never seen anything like this, and we will never see anything like it again. Because tonight, on this stage, twenty-four of Panem’s brightest stars will vie for the ultimate crown. Tonight will be their final opportunity to express their thoughts. Our final opportunity to express our love. And heartbreakingly to say goodbye to all but one. What a night.
[he pauses for a moment]
Caesar Flickerman: Let’s hear it.
[the crowd cheers and claps in excitement]
Caesar Flickerman: I’m so exciting!


 

[backstage Cinna helps Katniss get ready]
Katniss Everdeen: A wedding dress?
Cinna: President Snow insisted, but I made a few alterations.
[he shows her the wedding dress he’s prepared for her to wear; back on stage Flickerman interviews Gloss and Cashmere]
Caesar Flickerman: You two made the Games a family affair, you became everyone’s brother and sister. I don’t know how we’re going to let you go.
[he puts the microphone to Gloss’ mouth]
Gloss: We’re not going by choice.
[to the audience]
Gloss: You are our family, and I don’t see how anyone can love us better.
[the crowd claps]


 

Caesar Flickerman: So sweet. So sweet.
[to Cashmere as she starts to cry]
Caesar Flickerman: Are you alright, dear?
Cashmere: I’m sorry.
Caesar Flickerman: That’s alright.
Cashmere: I just can’t stop crying.
[Katniss watches the interview backstage on the monitor as Cinna helps her get dressed]
Katniss Everdeen: God, does anybody actually believe this?
Haymitch Abernathy: Apparently everybody.
[he points to Octavia and Flavius who are crying as they watch Cashmere]
Effie Trinket: She is very good.
Haymitch Abernathy: These victors are angry, Katniss. They’ll say anything to try and stop the games. I suggest you do the same.


 

[next on his show, Flicker interviews Beetee]
Caesar Flickerman: Beetee, you have contributed so much to Panem over the years. I don’t know who will we miss more. You or your brain?
[Flickerman laughs and the audience laughs with him]
Beetee: The Quarter Quell were written in the law by man, certainly it can be unwritten.
Caesar Flickerman: Yes, interesting concept.
[up next is Finnick]
Caesar Flickerman: Finnick, I understand that you have a message for somebody out there. A special somebody.
[he does a creepy laugh]
Caesar Flickerman: Let me hear it.
[Finnick looks to the camera to give his message to his fiancé Annie Cresta]
Finnick Odair: My love, you have my heart for all eternity. And uh…if…if I die in that arena, my last thought will be of your lips.


 

[next up is Johanna]
Caesar Flickerman: We have seen a lot of tears here tonight. But I see no tears in Johanna’s eyes. Johanna, you are angry, tell me why?
Johanna Mason: Well, yes, I’m angry. You know, I’m getting totally screwed over here.
Caesar Flickerman: Uh-huh.
Johanna Mason: The deal was that if I won The Hunger Games, I get to live the rest of my life in peace. But now you wanna kill me again. Well, you know what? Fuck that! And fuck everybody that had anything to do with it!
[the swear words are censored for the show]
Caesar Flickerman: Alright then. One winner’s opinion.
[changing his mood quickly and smiling at the camera]
Caesar Flickerman: Who’s next?


 

[back stage as Cinna finishes getting Katniss dressed for Flickerman’s show]
Cinna: Alright, now turn around.
[Katniss turns to face him]
Cinna: I think I’m done.
Effie Trinket: Will I be twirling tonight?
Cinna: Save it for the end.
[Katniss nods and Effie enters the room]
Effie Trinket: One minute. Is she ready?
[as Cinna steps aside Effie gets her first look of Katniss in the wedding dress]
Effie Trinket: Oh, Katniss.
[Effie walks towards Katniss and takes her hands]
Effie Trinket: You would’ve been the most beautiful bride.
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.
Effie Trinket: Let’s go show them what real beauty looks like.


 

[to her stylist as she tries to fix her dress backstage]
Johanna Mason: It has to go up!
[her stylist cries]
Stylist: I’ll do it again!
[as Effie and Katniss walk towards her]
Effie Trinket: Katniss, they’re going to adore you. And there are a lot of sponsors in the audience. So of course just be your usual self. Actually, be your happier self.
[Katniss stands beside Johanna waiting to be introduced on stage]
Johanna Mason: Really? A wedding dress?
Katniss Everdeen: Snow made me wear it.
[Flickerman’s voice can be heard on stage]
Caesar Flickerman: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, you know her as the girl on fire…
[to Katniss]
Johanna Mason: Make him pay for it.
[Katniss smiles]


 

Caesar Flickerman: The victor of last year’s Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen!
[Katniss walks onto the stage as the audience cheers for her; Snow watches the show at his home and smiles when he sees Katniss wearing the wedding dress]
Caesar Flickerman: Katniss Everdeen, you look fabulous! Doesn’t she?
[the audience cheers and claps their approval]
Caesar Flickerman: My, my. Wooh, wooh, wooh! Now, Katniss, this is a very big and very emotional night, for all of us. Wouldn’t you say?
Katniss Everdeen: Oh, don’t go crying on me now, Caesar.
[the audience laughs]
Caesar Flickerman: I can’t be making promises, you know me.
[Katniss laughs]
Katniss Everdeen: You know I wouldn’t believe you even if you did.
[Flickerman and the audience laugh]
Caesar Flickerman: I love her! The girl on fire, so cheeky.


 

Caesar Flickerman: But, Katniss, on more serious note. I think we’re all here a little disappointed, more than a little disappointed, that a certain wedding did not take place. Aren’t we folks? Mm…alas. But, am I correct in assuming that this is the gown that you would have worn on that day, yes or no?
Katniss Everdeen: Yes. President Snow thought everyone would want to see it.
Caesar Flickerman: Well President Snow, as usual, was right.
[laughs as he turns to the audience]
Caesar Flickerman: Was he not folks?
[the audience cheers and claps]
Caesar Flickerman: I love it! I love it! Don’t you love it, folks?!


 

[to Katniss as the audience continues to cheer in excitement]
Caesar Flickerman: Will you do us the honor? Please, please, please?
[Katniss takes a step forward and looks at Cinna in the audience who nods his head, Katniss spins around and the dress produces flames, which then transforms into a black dress]
Caesar Flickerman: Oh, my God! Oh, my God.catching-fire-18
[when Katniss spreads her arms, a pair of wings emerge to represent the mockingjay, the audience rise to their feet to clap and cheer for her]
Caesar Flickerman: It’s got feathers. And it’s like uh…it’s like a bird…it’s like um…um…
Katniss Everdeen: Like a Mockingjay.
Caesar Flickerman: Your stylist has certainly outdone himself this time, hasn’t he?
[Snow watches this display with disapproval at his home]
Caesar Flickerman: What theatricality? Cinna, take a bow.
[the camera shows Cinna in the audience standing to bow as the audience claps]


 

[Flickerman interviews Peeta next]
Caesar Flickerman: But, Peeta, the wedding, the marriage, never to be.
Peeta Mellark: Well, actually we got married…in secret.
Caesar Flickerman: A secret wedding? Alright, do tell?catching-fire-19
Peeta Mellark: We…we want our love to be eternal.
Caesar Flickerman: Of course.
Peeta Mellark: You know, Katniss and I, we’ve been…we’ve luckier than most and I wouldn’t have any regrets at all…if…if it weren’t…if…
Caesar Flickerman: If it weren’t for what? What? What?
Peeta Mellark: If it weren’t for the baby.
[the audience is outraged and shocked as is Katniss as she listens]


 

Caesar Flickerman: Alright. This is news! Let’s find out more.
[the audience rise to their feet to protest in outrage out of concern for Katniss]
Caesar Flickerman: Calm down. This is news to all of us.
[Peeta looks at Haymitch and Haymitch nods his approval of this lie]
Caesar Flickerman: Alright.
[Flickerman whispers something to Peeta who quickly goes up to join the other victors all standing on a raised platform behind Flickerman, the audience continues to act outraged, calling for the games to be canceled]
Caesar Flickerman: Let’s uh…everybody calm down.
[as Peeta joins the other tributes he goes over to Katniss and they embrace each other, then Katniss joins hands with the tribute next to her, Finnick notices this and he joins hands with the tribute next to him and all the other tributes join hands with each other]
Caesar Flickerman: This is news to all of us. Alright. Alright. Alright. We’re going to find out what can be done about this.
[the tributes then raise their joined hands, Flickerman looks at them and for once at a loss for words after which the stage lights go off ending the show]


 

[later that night in their living quarters; to Peeta]
Katniss Everdeen: There’s no way they’ll cancel, they can’t.
[Haymitch and Effie enter the room]
Haymitch Abernathy: Baby bump was a stroke of genius. Unfortunately, the games are still on. This is goodbye, for now.
Effie Trinket: Presents for the boys.
[she hands Haymitch and Peeta a small box each]
Haymitch Abernathy: What is this?
[he opens the box and finds a gold wristband]
Effie Trinket: Your token, remember? Hair for me, pin for Katniss. Gold bangle for you. And for Peeta, the medallion that we talked about.
[Peeta looks at the gold medallion]
Peeta Mellark: Thank you, Effie.
Effie Trinket: We’re a team, aren’t we?
[Katniss nods]
Effie Trinket: And I’m so proud of my victors.
[she embraces Peeta and then Katniss]
Effie Trinket: So proud.
[with tears in her eyes]
Effie Trinket: I am so…well you both deserved so much better.
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you, Effie.
Effie Trinket: I am truly sorry.
[visibly upset and crying she turns and leaves the room]


 

Peeta Mellark: Thank you, Haymitch.
[Peeta embraces Haymitch]
Peeta Mellark: For everything.
Katniss Everdeen: Any last advice?
Haymitch Abernathy: Stay alive.
[as Haymitch turns to leave]
Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch, wait.
[she walks over to him, embraces him and whispers; referring to Peeta]
Katniss Everdeen: Remember our deal. Do whatever it takes to keep him alive.
[Haymitch nods]
Katniss Everdeen: Promise me.
Haymitch Abernathy: Okay. Katniss, when you’re in the arena remember who the real enemy is.
[Katniss nods, Haymitch touches her hair affectionately before turning to leave]


 

[on the morning of the day of the Games as they lie in bed holding each other]
Katniss Everdeen: I don’t want to be with anyone else in there, just you.
[Katniss raises herself slightly to look at Peeta]
Peeta Mellark: If that’s what you want.
Katniss Everdeen: That’s what I want.
[they’re interrupted by a knocking on the door]
Peeta Mellark: I’ll see you soon.
[Katniss nods and Peeta rises to leave]


 

[Cinna escorts Katniss to the arena and they both take their seat in the aircraft that is to take them]
Operator #1: Your tracker.
[an operator injects the tracker into her arm, then the aircraft takes off; Snow and Plutarch watch the TV monitor showing of Flickerman’s show from the previous night where tributes held each other’s hands]
President Snow: Look at this, they’re holding hands. I want them dead.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Be patient. They’re holding hands now, but the minute the gun goes off it’ll be a bloodbath.
[Plutarch looks at Snow]
Plutarch Heavensbee: And the whole idea of revolution will be discredited.


 

[as they look at the footage of Katniss showing off her mockingjay outfit on Flickerman’s show]
President Snow: And the idea of her? The idea of the Mockingjay?
Plutarch Heavensbee: The more allies she betrays, the more friends she kills, the more she reveals her true self.
President Snow: As long as it ends with her picture in the sky and the sound of cannon.
Plutarch Heavensbee: And it shall.
President Snow: It better.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Let’s watch her get her hands dirty first.
President Snow: Hm.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Excuse me.
[Plutarch leaves the room to enter the controls room where all the arena operators are, they are rise when Plutarch enters, he looks around the room for a moment]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Let’s start.


 

[before Katniss enters the arena Cinna gives her some last advice]
Cinna: The suit is light, not thermal. So I’d guess tropics or desert.
[they hear the announcer on the speakers]
Announcer: Sixty seconds till launch.
Katniss Everdeen: That dress was beautiful. I think it’s the best one you’ve ever made.
Cinna: I thought you’d like it.
Katniss Everdeen: I just wanted to tell you because I don’t know…
Cinna: Stop. Remember I’m still betting on you, girl on fire.
[he pins a small mockingjay pin on her upper arm and hides it under another layer of cloth, they look at each other for a moment before embracing each other]


 

Announcer: Ten seconds till launch.
[Katniss steps onto the platform that is to take her up to the arena but it doesn’t move, suddenly Peacekeepers enter the room and begin to brutally beat Cinna, Katniss yells out and bangs on the glass that surround her on the platform, unable to help him]
Katniss Everdeen: No! Cinna! No!catching-fire-20
[Cinna falls to the floor and the Peacekeepers start beating him with their batons]
Katniss Everdeen: No! No! No! No! Cinna!
[Katniss cries and yells in distress banging on the glass as she watches Cinna being beaten]
Katniss Everdeen: No! No!
[as the Peacekeepers start to drag Cinna’s body away the platform rises to take Katniss up to the arena, Katniss continues to cry in distress as she watches Cinna being dragged away]
Katniss Everdeen: No! No!


 

[the platform brings Katniss to the surface of the arena over a lake, she looks around her to see the other tributes scattered around the lake on their platforms, everyone looks confused]
Announcer: Let the 75th Hunger Games begin. May the odds be ever in your favor.
[Katniss frantically looks around to find Peeta]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta!
Announcer: Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five. Four. Three. Two. One.
[as the Games commence Katniss jumps into the lake to swim to the Cornucopia to grab her bow and arrows, she gets their first with Gloss hot on her heals, as he goes to attack her she shoots her arrow which hits his leg, then as she turns to shoot the next tribute Finnick hold up his wrist to show that Haymitch gave him the gold wristband to mark his alliance]
Finnick Odair: Good thing we’re allies, right?
Katniss Everdeen: Where did you get that?
Finnick Odair: Where do you think? Duck.


 

[as Katniss ducks, Finnick throws his spear which hits a District 5 male tribute]
Finnick Odair: Don’t trust 1 and 2. I’ll take this side you hold them off.
[he gathers his spears]
Finnick Odair: I’ll go find Peeta.
[Katniss rises and shoots her arrow at one of the female tributes]
Finnick Odair: Katniss, Mags found him, he’s over here!
[they find a male tribute attacking Peeta in the lake, as the fight Finnick jumps into the water swim over to help Peeta, Katniss raises her bow ready to shoot but suddenly both Peeta and his attacker sink under water, then a cannon goes marking someone’s death and a body floats to the top, as Finnick gets closer to the body suddenly Peeta emerges from the water]


 

[Katniss, Peeta and with Finnick carrying Mags on his back, escape into the jungle]
Finnick Odair: Katniss. Katniss! Go, go, go!
[Katniss runs ahead of him and they all run further into the jungle]
Finnick Odair: Okay, hold up. Hold up!
[they stop to take a breather]
Peeta Mellark: God, it’s hot. We gotta find fresh water.
[suddenly they hear 3 cannon’s being shot marking more tribute deaths, Finnick smiles]
Finnick Odair: Well, I guess they’re not holding hands anymore.
[Finnick laughs]
Katniss Everdeen: You think that’s funny?
Finnick Odair: Every time that cannon goes off it’s music to my ears. I don’t care about any of them.
[she looks at him disapprovingly]
Katniss Everdeen: Good to hear.
Finnick Odair: Wanna face the career pack alone? What would Haymitch say?
Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch isn’t here.
Peeta Mellark: Let’s keep moving.


 

[they walk further into the jungle, Peeta leads cutting through the vines and branches to clear the path, Katniss notices something suspicious and as Peeta cuts through another vine with his machete she yells out]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta, no!
[Peeta’s machete hits onto a force field which causes a powerful spark that throws him back]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta?
[she goes over to the unconscious Peeta]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta? He’s not breathing! He’s not breathing! He’s not breathing!
[Katniss starts to panic]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta!


 

[suddenly Finnick pushes Katniss aside, as she goes to shoot her arrow at Finnick she sees that he’s performing CPR on Peeta]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta. Peeta.
[as he presses down on Peeta’s chest]
Finnick Odair: Come on. Come on.
[Katniss begins to cry]
Katniss Everdeen: Please, wake up. Please, wake up.
Finnick Odair: Come on. Come on!
[back in the control room Plutarch watches this on the monitor]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Bring me in closer.
[the camera pans in closer onto Peeta as Finnick continues to perform CPR]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Cannon ready?


 

[back in the jungle Finnick frantically tries to save Peeta]
Finnick Odair: Come on. Come on. Come on, Peeta!
Katniss Everdeen: Please, Peeta. Peeta.
Finnick Odair: Come on.
[suddenly Peeta starts to breath]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta! Peeta!
[Peeta opens his eyes and looks at Katniss]
Katniss Everdeen: Oh, my God!
[Katniss starts to sob with relief]


 

Peeta Mellark: Be careful, there’s a force field up there.
[Katniss begins to laugh through her tears and then kisses him, she then continues to cry as she strokes his hear]
Katniss Everdeen: Oh, my God. You were dead. You were dead. You’re heart stopped.
Peeta Mellark: It’s okay. It’s working now.
[she hugs him]
Katniss Everdeen: Do you…you wanna stand up?
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
[Katniss helps Peeta to his feet, they embrace holding on to each other]
Peeta Mellark: It’s okay.
[at his home with his granddaughter, Snow watches this display of affection with disapproval]
Snow’s Granddaughter: Someday I want to love someone that much.
President Snow: And so you shall, my darling. So you shall.


 

[back in the jungle as they make their way further in, Katniss throws stones ahead of them which hits the invisible force field allowing them to ensure they don’t get near it]
Katniss Everdeen: Hang on.
[she climbs a tree and shoots an arrow into the sky which hits the force field revealing that it’s a dome; to the other after she’s climbed back down]
Katniss Everdeen: The force field, it’s a dome. We’re at the edge of the arena. I couldn’t find any signs of fresh water.
Finnick Odair: It’s gonna get dark soon. We’ll be safe if our backs protected. We should set up camp, take turns sleeping. I can take first watch.
Katniss Everdeen: Not a chance.
[Finnick looks offended]
Finnick Odair: Honey, that thing I did back there for Peeta, that was called saving his life. If I wanted to kill either of you I would’ve done it by now.
[he turns and walks off; Katniss turns to Peeta]
Katniss Everdeen: Why don’t you get some rest? I’ll take the first watch.
Peeta Mellark: Just for a little bit.
[Peeta goes to gets some rest, Katniss watches Finnick help Mags as she takes the first watch]


 

[as the night sets in and Peeta and Mags sleep]
Finnick Odair: How’s Peeta?
Katniss Everdeen: He’s okay, I think. Just…dehydrated like the rest of us.
[suddenly they hear music playing and a giant screen on the dome lights up to show the first tributes to have been killed that day, as the it finishes Katniss looks away with sadness]
Katniss Everdeen: Eight.
Finnick Odair: Mm-hmm.
[they all sit silence when suddenly Katniss notices a metal container floating down on a parachute, as it lands she goes to grab it, she finds a note from Haymitch ‘Drink up, H’]
Katniss Everdeen: Drink up?
[on top of the can she notice there is a spile]
Finnick Odair: What is it?
Katniss Everdeen: It’s from Haymitch. I think it’s a spile.
Finnick Odair: A what?


 

[Katniss sticks the spile into a nearby tree trunk, she waits for a moment and water starts to pour out through the spile, Katniss drinks it with thirst]
Finnick Odair: Are you kidding me? You’re kidding me!
[to Peeta as he joins them]
Finnick Odair: Have some water. Have some water.
[Peeta drinks from it next, then Finnick and then Katniss again]
Finnick Odair: I’m gonna get a leaf.
[Finnick returns with a leaf]
Finnick Odair: I’m gonna get some for Mags. There we go.
[Finnick then carries some of the water to Mags, she drinks a little bit of it]

Finnick Odair: Have some more.
[she drink the rest of the water from the leaf]

 


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