Haymitch Abernathy Quotes in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)


Haymitch Abernathy Quotes:

  • Johanna Mason: You guys look amazing.

    Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.

    Johanna Mason: My stylist is such an idiot. District 7, lumber. Trees. Ugh. I'd love to put my axe on her face. So what do you think, now that the whole world wants to sleep with you?

    Katniss Everdeen: [scoffs] I don't think that the whole world...

    Johanna Mason: I wasn't talking to you.

    Katniss Everdeen: Okay.

    Johanna Mason: [to Peeta] Will you unzip?

    Peeta Mellark: Yeah.

    [Peeta unzips her dress, Katniss glares at Peeta, Johanna disrobes completely then stares them down boldly, making for an awkward pause till the elevator stops at Johanna's floor]

    Johanna Mason: [exiting] Thanks. Let's do it again sometime.

    Haymitch Abernathy: Thank YOU. Johanna Mason, District 7.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: [Stops Katniss from assaulting him] You and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans.

  • [from trailer]

    Haymitch Abernathy: Remember who the real enemy is.

  • [from trailer]

    Haymitch Abernathy: I want you guys to forget everything you think you know about the games. Last year was child's play. This year, you're dealing with all experienced killers.

  • [looking at the District 2 Female Tribute, Enobaria]

    Katniss Everdeen: What's with her teeth?

    Haymitch Abernathy: She had them filed into fangs so she could rip people's throats out.

    Peeta Mellark: She's committed, I'll give her that.

  • Katniss Everdeen: Any last advice?

    Haymitch Abernathy: Stay alive.

  • Katniss Everdeen: Nobody decent ever wins the games.

    Haymitch Abernathy: Nobody ever wins the games. Period. There are survivors. There's no winners.

  • [from trailer]

    Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch, please. Please, just help me get through this trip.

    Haymitch Abernathy: This trip doesn't end when you get back home.

    Peeta Mellark: So what do we do?

    Haymitch Abernathy: From now on, your job is to be a distraction so people forget what the real problems are.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: Good news. At least half the tributes want you as an ally.

    Peeta Mellark: Well, they saw her shoot.

    Haymitch Abernathy: Hm. 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 turns away while rolling his eyes, clearly frustrated]

    Katniss Everdeen: All right, fine, then no one.

    Haymitch Abernathy: I'll tell them you're still making up your mind.

  • [looking at the District 4 Male Tribute]

    Katniss Everdeen: Finnick Odair, right?

    Haymitch Abernathy: Yes. He won the games at 14. Youngest ever. Extremely humble.

    Katniss Everdeen: You're kidding.

    Haymitch Abernathy: Yes, I'm kidding. He's a peacock, a total preener but he's the Capitol darling. They love him here. Charming, smart and very skilled at combat - especially in water.

  • [from trailer]

    Haymitch Abernathy: I think these games are gonna be different.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: She's gonna lose it when she finds out about the boy.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: She'll still cooperate, though.

    Haymitch Abernathy: Without Peeta? There is no guarantee.

  • Katniss Everdeen: I'm here to drink.

    Haymitch Abernathy: Oh. Finally, something I can help you with.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: Katniss, when you're in the arena, remember who the real enemy is.

  • Commander Thread: [Katniss has interfered with a flogging] Get out of my way!

    Haymitch Abernathy: You don't want to shoot her

    Commander Thread: How about I shoot both of you?

    Haymitch Abernathy: Trust me, I'm trying to help you. I'm Haymitch. You recognize her? Katniss Everdeen. Darling of the Capitol.

    Commander Thread: She interfered with a peacekeeper.

    Haymitch Abernathy: I never said she was smart. Look you got a couple of lashes in right?

    Commander Thread: Thats not good enough. She's an agitator.

    Haymitch Abernathy: Easy.Easy. Look, you sure Snow wants three dead Victors here because that's what we're looking at. It's bad enough that you marked up her face on the eve of the big wedding. Let it go and we will too

    Commander Thread: [Drops his Gun] Alright. Okay. But next time it's the firing squad.

    Haymitch Abernathy: Excellent idea.

    Commander Thread: I don't care who she is.


    Commander Thread: CLEAR THE SQUARE!

    Commander Thread: [to crowd] You're all under curfew! Anyone who is out after dark will be shot on sight!

    [to Haymitch]

    Commander Thread: Get them out of here.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: You know, I like you better without all the make-up.

    Effie Trinket: Well, I like you better sober.

  • Katniss Everdeen: [filming a "propo," stilted, wooden delivery] People of Panem, we fight! We dare to end this hunger for justice.

    Haymitch Abernathy: [entering the room, slow clap] And that, my friends, is how a revolution dies. Hello, Katniss. This how you greet an old friend?

    Katniss Everdeen: Maybe I don't recognize you sober.

    Haymitch Abernathy: I guess it looks as bad as it feels.

  • Katniss Everdeen: What the hell was that? You don't talk to me and then you say you have a crush on me? You say you want to train alone? Is this how you want to play? Huh?

    Haymitch Abernathy: Stop! Stop it!

    Katniss Everdeen: Let's start right now!

  • Haymitch Abernathy: [referring to Katniss and Peeta] Now, I can sell the star-crossed lovers from District 12.

    Katniss Everdeen: We are NOT star-crossed lovers.

    Haymitch Abernathy: It's a television show, and being in love with that boy might just get you sponsors which could save your damn life.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: Nice shooting, sweetheart. What-what-what did they... what did they do when you... shot the apple?

    Katniss Everdeen: Well, they looked pretty startled.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: I don't know how else to put this: Make sure they remember you.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: They're not happy with you.

    Katniss Everdeen: Why, 'cause I didn't die?

  • Haymitch Abernathy: [to Effie] Loosen your corset. Have a drink.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: [to Katniss, about Peeta] You better keep this knife. He knows what he's doing.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: [to Katniss] Nice dress, too.

    Haymitch Abernathy: [to Effie] Not yours.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: Look at you! Just killed a... place mat!

  • Haymitch Abernathy: Where's the ice?

    Peeta Mellark: I don't... I don't know.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: Embrace the probability of your imminent death, and know in your heart that there's nothing I can do to save you.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: [about Cato] He's a Career. You know what that is?

    Katniss Everdeen: From District 1.

    Haymitch Abernathy: And 2. They train in a special academy until they're eighteen, then they volunteer. By that point, they're pretty lethal.

    Effie Trinket: But they don't receive any special treatment. In fact, they stay in the exact same apartment as you do, and I don't think they let them have dessert, and you can.

  • Katniss Everdeen: So, why are you here, then?

    Haymitch Abernathy: Oh. The refreshments.

    Peeta Mellark: Okay, I think that's enough of that.

    [tries to grab the drink and gets pushed down]

    Haymitch Abernathy: You made me spill my drink on brand-new pants!

  • Katniss Everdeen: He made me look weak.

    Haymitch Abernathy: He made you look desirable, which, in your case, can't hurt, sweetheart.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: This is the time to show them everything. There'll be a bow. Make sure you use it. Peeta, you make sure to show your strength.

  • Haymitch Abernathy: Gimme a chance to wake up, sweetheart. This mentoring is very... taxing stuff.

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