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Hunger Games Movie Quotes

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Here are the best 'Hunger Games' quotes, featuring some of the most memorable lines from the blockbuster 2012 film based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel of the same name. 'The Hunger Games' book offered up some awesome quotes, and it seems the movie is following suit. What are the best 'Hunger Games' quotes? That's up to you to decide. We've listed some of the most interesting and important quotes from 'The Hunger Games' movie here. See a favorite? Vote it up! 

'The Hunger Games' movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy and Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket. In a nutshell, 'The Hunger Games' is about a group of young people thrown together by their own government to fight to the death... all on live TV. 

So what are the best Hunger Games quotes? This list answers that question with the help of your votes.

For more big movie quotes, check out these lists of the best lines from 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,' 'The Muppets,' 'In Time,' 'Immortals,' and 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.' We also have a list of shows and movies like The Hunger Games!

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    May the Odds

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    Effie Trinket: "May the odds be ever in your favor."

    This might be the most recognizable quote/saying related to 'The Hunger Games.' And yeah, the odds? Not really in anyone's favor.
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    I Volunteer!

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    Katniss: "I volunteer! I volunteer as Tribute!"

    When Katniss' younger sister, Primrose (Willow Shields), is chosen as the District 12 Hunger Games tribute, big sister steps up in a major way. Katniss doesn't think, she acts: immediately volunteering herself to go in Prim's place. Prim is only 12 years old, and Katniss knows she doesn't have the know-how to have any sort of shot at all of surviving the Games.
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    Girl On Fire

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    Caesar Flickerman: "Katniss Everdeen, the Girl on Fire!"

    Caesar Flickerman is likely just as flabbergasted as everyone else when Katniss makes her first appearance before the Hunger Games officially get underway. First impressions are everything - and this girl, literally, IS on fire...
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    They Don't Own Me


    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 want to still be me."
    Katniss: "I just can't afford to think like that."

    Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) longs to rebel against The Capitol. He knows that being chosen as a tribute in the Hunger Games is essentially a death sentence, and he wants to go out swinging. Katniss fights hard not to think of NOT winning the Games, though she does want to rebel as well.
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