Gale. In Tigriss’ basement. Mockingjay
Something that’s occurred to me regarding this quote is how Gale hasn’t realized Katniss’ growth over the past year. Before, a the first Hunger Games, this was quite true of Katniss. She was a survivor. Everyone knew it (even Peeta’s mother). But during those games, she proved that she wasn’t all about survival, but about living. If she were all about survival, then she never would have teamed up with Rue. Or gone to search for Peeta. She would have killed Peeta at the end, if she were all about survival.
Katniss found out about her true self in those games. But Gale wasn’t paying attention. Yes, Katniss was a survivor. But she was more than that. If Katniss were only about survival, why would she sit there at the end of the book just waiting for something (or someone- Peeta?)? No, she wasn’t all about survival. She was about living too.