Suzanne Collins Quotes

Collected quotes from Suzanne Collins with images

“Telling a story in a futuristic world gives you this freedom to explore things that bother you in contemporary times.”

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“It's amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.”

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“My mother tried really hard to protect us, but occasionally, after afternoon cartoons of whatever was on... the nightly news would come on, and I'd see footage from the war zone, and I would hear the word 'Vietnam,' and I would know my dad was over there, and it was a very frightening experience for me.”

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“If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and taking me to battlefields and distilled it down into one question, it would probably be the idea of the necessary or unnecessary war.”

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“Whenever I write a story, I hope it appeals to both boys and girls.”

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“If your parent is deployed and you are that young, you spend the whole time wondering where they are and waiting for them to come home. As time passes and the absence is longer and longer, you become more and more concerned - but you don't really have the words to express your concern. There's only this continued absence.”

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“One of the reasons it's important for me to write about war is I really think that the concept of war, the specifics of war, the nature of war, the ethical ambiguities of war, are introduced too late to children. I think they can hear them, understand them, know about them, at a much younger age without being scared to death by the stories.”

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“I don't write about adolescence. I write about war. For adolescents.”

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