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President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins' “Hunger Games”: “Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie
President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins' “Hunger Games”: “Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

33 President Snow Quotes: The Dystopian Ruler from “The Hunger Games"

Dayna Remus
May 06, 2023
02:00 P.M.
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Calculating and cold, President Snow rules Panem with an iron fist, indifferent to those starving under his rule. Read his 33 quotes below to learn more about his philosophy and outlook.

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President Snow is the main antagonist in the film and novel "The Hunger Games" and the leader of Panem, which includes the hyper-wealthy Capitol where Snow resides and the twelve poverty-stricken districts.

"The Hunger Games" is based in a dystopian society where two children from each district are chosen to fight to the death in an arena, a reminder to the districts of what will happen if they rise again as well as desensitized entertainment for the disconnected individuals in the Capitol.

Katniss Everdeen, Snow's main nemesis and the movie's protagonist, comes from District Twelve, where she begins to unintentionally set tiny sparks of a future rebellion when taking part in the brutal Hunger Games, a revolutionary event that Snow is determined to prevent. Read his 33 quotes below to learn more about his views on politics, power, rebellion, and life.

President Snow with Seneca Crane, with Snow’s quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games”:  “What is to prevent, say, an uprising?” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

President Snow with Seneca Crane, with Snow’s quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games”: “What is to prevent, say, an uprising?” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

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President Snow’s Quotes: His Perspectives from Politics & Beyond

“Never let them see you bleed.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"It is the things we love most that destroy us." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

“Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

“Nothing can survive without a heart.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

“In several of [the districts], people viewed your little trick with the berries as an act of defiance, not an act of love. And if a girl from District Twelve of all places can defy the Capitol and walk away unharmed, what is to stop them from doing the same? What is to prevent, say, an uprising?” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games”:“Never let them see you bleed.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games”:“Never let them see you bleed.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

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"A spark is fine, as long as it's contained, so contain it." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

President Snow’s Quotes on Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games

"It's her." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"This is the 75th year of the Hunger Games. The tributes are to be reaped on the existing pool of victors!" — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"You're very good. That whole love-crazed besotted schoolgirl routine. Impressive...truly. You convinced the people in the Capitol. Unfortunately, not everyone in the districts fell for it." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"The other victors. Now, because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invincible." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “She's become a beacon of hope for the rebellion, and she has to be eliminated.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “She's become a beacon of hope for the rebellion, and she has to be eliminated.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

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"If you can not contain Katniss Everdeen, then I will have to terminate her." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"I want us to be friends, but if not friends, then allies." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"They must be very proud of you." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"... I've been watching you. and you watching me." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

“She's become a beacon of hope for the rebellion, and she has to be eliminated.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”"You fought very hard in the games, Miss Everdeen. But they were games." | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”"You fought very hard in the games, Miss Everdeen. But they were games." | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

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“Miss Everdeen. I thought we had agreed not to lie to each other.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"Convince Me." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"Such bravery. Such spirit. Such contempt." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"It won't work. Fear does not work as long as they have hope, and Katniss Everdeen is giving them hope." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

″‘I have a problem, Miss Everdeen. A problem that began the moment you pulled out those poisonous berries in the arena." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “Whatever game you think you're playing, those out there are not playing it with you.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “Whatever game you think you're playing, those out there are not playing it with you.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

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"You fought very hard in the games, Miss Everdeen. But they were games." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"Tell me, at what point did he realize the depth of your indifference towards him?" — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

“Whatever game you think you're playing, those out there are not playing it with you.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"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." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"Would you like to be in a real war? Imagine thousands of your people dead. Your loved ones gone.'" — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

Deeply Unsettling President Snow Quotes

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “We both know that I’m not above killing children, but I’m not wasteful.”  | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “We both know that I’m not above killing children, but I’m not wasteful.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

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“Her entire species has to be eliminated.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

“I like you. Be careful.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

“We both know that I’m not above killing children, but I’m not wasteful.” — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

More President Snow Quotes

"What do you propose?" — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “Her entire species has to be eliminated.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

President Snow, with his quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “Her entire species has to be eliminated.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

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"So you like an underdog." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"Your hair looks lovely ,darling. When did you start wearing it like that?" — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

"She shot an arrow at your head." — President Snow, “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins

Carvings of President Snow and Peeta Mellark, with Snow’s quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “I like you. Be careful.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

Carvings of President Snow and Peeta Mellark, with Snow’s quote from Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games,”: “I like you. Be careful.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie

Eventually, Snow fails to contain the inevitable uprising as the population attempts to democratize Panem. This riveting performance was played out by the gifted Donald Sutherland with Jennifer Lawrence, who can hold her own as Everdeen.

Other cast members include Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, and much more.

To find out even more about enchanting yet villainous and iron-fisted patriarchs, read these 33 Tywin Lannister quotes.

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