Plutarch Heavensbee Quotes in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)


Plutarch Heavensbee Quotes:

  • [Katniss has just escaped for the Capitol]

    President Alma Coin: What is she doing?

    Plutarch Heavensbee: [nonchalant, shrugs slightly] I don't know. It's so frustrating when she goes rogue.

    President Alma Coin: This isn't just adolescent, it's insubordination.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: Put her on the first hovercraft back.

    President Alma Coin: Don't be ridiculous. She can't come back now. She's mythic.

  • Plutarch Heavensbee: Now, Katniss, you have been our mission from the beginning. The plan was always to get you out. Half the tributes were in on it. This is the revolution, and you are the mockingjay.

  • President Snow: Her entire species has to be eliminated.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: Her species, sir?

    President Snow: The other victors. Now, because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invincible.

  • [about Katniss]

    President Snow: She's not who they think she is. She's not a leader. She just wants to save her own skin. It's as simple as that.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: I think that's true.

    President Snow: She's become a beacon of hope for the rebellion, and she has to be eliminated.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: I agree she should die, but in the right way, at the right time. It's moves and counter-moves, and it's all we gotta look at. Katniss Everdeen is a symbol. Their Mockingjay. They think she's one of them. We need to show that she's one of us. We don't need to destroy her, just the image, then we let the people do the rest.

    President Snow: What do you propose?

    Plutarch Heavensbee: Shut down the black markets, take away what little they have, then double the amount of floggings and executions. Put them on TV, broadcast them live, sow fear, more fear...

    President Snow: It won't work. Fear does not work as long as they have hope, and Katniss Everdeen is giving them hope.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: She's engaged. Make everything about that. What kind of dress is she gonna wear? - floggings. What's the cake gonna look like? - executions. Whose gonna be there? - fear. Blanket coverage. Shove it in their faces. Show them that she's one of us now.


    Plutarch Heavensbee: They're gonna hate her so much they just might kill her for ya.

    President Snow: Brilliant.

  • 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.

  • President Snow: She is preparing to fight.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: That's our girl.

  • Plutarch Heavensbee: So how do you like the party?

    Katniss Everdeen: It's a little overwhelming.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: It's appalling. Still, if you abandon your moral judgment, it can be fun.

  • Plutarch Heavensbee: The more allies she betrays - the more friends she kills - the more she reveals her true self.

  • President Alma Coin: Maybe you should've rescued the boy instead.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: No. No, no, listen to me. No one else who can do this but her.

    President Alma Coin: This is not the girl you described.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: Obviously, we need to make it personal. Remind her who the real enemy is.

    President Alma Coin: She knows who the enemy is. That's not the issue.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: Unless she's forgortten. There's explaining and there's showing. Let her see what the capital did to 12.

    President Alma Coin: She can't handle it. The Games destroyed her.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: This is the only choice you have. People don't always show up the way you want them to, Madame President. But that anger, that anger-driven defiance, that's what we want. And we can redirect it. We need to unite these people out there that have been doing nothing but killing each other in an arena for years. We have to have a lightning rod. They'll follow her. She's the face of the revolution. Let her see it. Let her go home.

  • Katniss Everdeen: I've decided I will be your Mockingjay, but I have... some conditions. Peeta and the other tributes, Johanna Mason and Annie Cresta, will be rescued at the earliest opportunity. If and when Peeta is liberated, he will receive a full and unconditional pardon, no punishment will be inflicted. And the same goes for the other tributes.

    President Alma Coin: [nods, considers the demand, but:] No.

    Katniss Everdeen: It's not their fault. You be them in the arena. They're doing and saying whatever they can to survive.

    President Alma Coin: Individuals don't make demands in 13. There will be a tribunal, and a fair judgment.


    President Alma Coin: Thank you.

    Katniss Everdeen: [adamant] The victors will be granted immunity, and you will announce that in front of the entire population of 13. You will hold yourself and your government responsible, or you will find another Mockingjay.

    Plutarch Heavensbee: [pleased] That's it! That's her! Right there! Isn't that what I promised you? Now if she wears the costume, gunfire in the background, a hint of smoke... Our Mockingjay. Madam President, we're losing ground because people are losing heart, this is worth the risk, she's worth the risk. Pardons, tribunals, power to the people, that can all be the bedrock for the new Panem, but with more time I think even the normal sub-causes can be bent a little bit, right?

    President Alma Coin: [swayed] Do you have any other conditions?

    Katniss Everdeen: [consults her note] My sister gets to keep her cat.

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