20 Peeta 'Hunger Games' Quotes That Reflect His Personality
Peeta Mellark is one of the leading characters in the hit film, "The Hunger Games." He is introduced into the storyline as tribute from District 12, set to participate in the 74th edition of the annual Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games is a fight-to-the-death annual competition hosted by the Capitol of the nation of Panem. Each district is required to send tributes to represent their area of dwelling. The film follows the exploits of Katniss Everdeen, who defies tradition at the games and sparks a rebellion against the authoritarian regime.
Katniss' acts are well supported by many, including Peeta, who plays a critical role in instigating the rebellion. The pair quickly become symbols of rebellion living risky lives, and their journey gave us viewers the following memorable quotes.
Peeta's quote: "If it weren't for the baby." | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie
Memorable Peeta Quotes
‘’I don’t want them to change me in there. Turn me into some kind of monster that I’m not.’’ ― Peeta
‘’It was all for the games. How you acted.’’ ― Peeta
"Careful, there's a forcefield up there." ― Peeta
"If it weren't for the baby." ― Peeta
‘’What do all those deaths mean? They mean that our lives were never ours.’’ ― Peeta
Peeta's quote: "They're coming, Katniss. they're gonna kill everyone. And in district 13 you'll be dead by morning!" | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie
"Because she came here with me." ― Peeta
"I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me." ― Peeta
Peeta's Words to Katniss
‘’Our lives belong to Snow and our deaths do, too. But if you kill him, Katniss, if you end all of this, all those deaths - they mean something.’’ ― Peeta
"They're coming, Katniss. they're gonna kill everyone. And in District13, you'll be dead by morning!" ― Peeta
‘’Don’t die for me. You won’t be doing me any favors.’’ ― Peeta
“I bite my lip, feeling inferior. While I’ve been ruminating on the availability of trees, Peeta has been struggling with how to maintain his identity. His purity of self.”
"You love me. Real, or not real?" ― Peeta
Quotes about Peeta
″‘Like you said, it’s going to be bad no matter how you slice it. And whatever Peeta wants, it’s his turn to be saved. We both owe him that.’ My voice takes on a pleading tone. ‘Besides, the Capitol hates me so much, I’m as good as dead now. He still might have a chance.‘" ― Katniss
“I bite my lip, feeling inferior. While I’ve been ruminating on the availability of trees, Peeta has been struggling with how to maintain his identity. His purity of self.” ― Katniss
“I look up into those blue eyes that no amount of dramatic makeup can make truly deadly and remember how, just a year ago, I was prepared to kill him. Convinced he was trying to kill me. Now everything is reversed. I’m determined to keep him alive, knowing the cost will be my own life, but the part of me that is not so brave as I could wish is glad that it’s Peeta, not Haymitch, beside me.” ― Katniss
“Whoever is picked first, the other will have the option of volunteering to take his place. I already know what will happen. Peeta will ask Haymitch to let him go into the arena with me no matter what. For my sake. To protect me.” ― Katniss
Peeta's quote: “Never underestimate the power of a brilliant stylist.” | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie
“I still don’t understand what happened there. Why he [Finnick] essentially abandoned her [Mags] to carry Peeta. Why she not only didn’t question it, but ran straight to her death without a moment’s hesitation. Was it because she was so old that her days were numbered, anyway?” ― Katniss
“I knew I’d misjudged you. That you do love him. I’m not saying in what way. Maybe you don’t know yourself. But anyone paying attention could see how much you care about him.” ― Finnick
“Never underestimate the power of a brilliant stylist.” ― Octavia Brunt
“The idea of actually losing Peeta hit me again and I realized how much I don’t want him to die. And it’s not about the sponsors. And it’s not about what will happen back home. And it’s not just that I don’t want to be alone. It’s him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread.” ― Katniss
All of these months of taking it for granted that Peeta thought I was wonderful are over. Finally, he can see me for who I really am. Violent. Distrustful. Manipulative. Deadly. And I hate him for it.” ― Katniss
Peeta's quote: "You love me. Real, or not real?" | Source: facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie
Besides the rebellion and death risk, the quotes reveal a love story between the two leading characters. That love encompasses both friendship and romance.
"The Hunger Games" had a stellar cast led by Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson. Elizabeth Banks portrayed Effie Trinket, and if you're a fan of the film, you can go through these 28 Effie Trinket quotes from the film.