1. Organize before they rise! 2. They feel no fear, why should you? 3. Use your head: cut off theirs. 4. Blades don't need reloading. 5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair. 6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it. 7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike. 8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert! 9. No place is safe, only safer. 10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.
1 quotesorganize quotesrise quotes2 quotesfeel quotesfear quotes3 quoteshead quotescut quotes4 quotesblades quotesreloading quotes5 quotesideal quotesprotection quotes= quotestight quotesclothes quotesshort quoteshair quotes6 quotesstaircase quotesdestroy quotes7 quotescar quotesbike quotes8 quotesmoving quoteslow quotesquiet quotesalert quotes9 quotesplace quotessafe quotessafer quotes10 quoteszombie quotesthreat quoteslives quotes
They were viewed very much like castles, I suppose: as crumbling, obsolete relics, with no real modern function other than as tourist attractions. But when the skies darkened and the nation called, both reawoke to the meaning of their existence. One shielded our bodies, the other, our souls.
Looking back, I still can't believe how unprofessional the news media was. So much spin, so few hard facts. All those digestible sound bites from an army of 'experts' all contradicting one another, all trying to seem more 'shocking' and 'in-depth' than the last one. It was all so confusing, nobody seemed to know what to do.
The monkey didn't help matters any. He was sitting on top of the microbus, just watching the undead plunge to their end. His face appeared so serene, so intelligent, as if he truly understood the situation. I almost wanted him to turn to me and say, 'This is the turning point of the war! We've finally stopped them! We're finally safe!' But instead his little penis popped out and he peed in my face.
monkey quotesmatters quotessitting quotestop quotesmicrobus quoteswatching quotesundead quotesplunge quotesend quotesface quotesappeared quotesserene quotesintelligent quotesunderstood quotessituation quoteswanted quotesturn quotesthis quotesturning quotespoint quoteswar quotesfinally quotesstopped quotessafe quotespenis quotespopped quotespeed quotesface quotes
So I put it out of its misery, if it really was miserable, and tried not to think about it. That was another thing they taught us at Willow Creek: don't write their eulogy, don't try to imagine who they used to be, how they came to be here, how they came to be this. I know, who doesn't do that, right? Who doesn't look at one of those things and just naturally start to wonder? It's like reading the last page of a book... your imagination just naturally spinning. And that's when you get distracted, get sloppy, let your guard down and end up leaving someone else to wonder what happened to you.
put quotesmisery quotesmiserable quotesthing quotestaught quoteswillow quotescreek quoteswrite quoteseulogy quotesimagine quotesthings quotesnaturally quotesstart quotesreading quotespage quotesbook quotesimagination quotesspinning quotesdistracted quotessloppy quotesguard quotesend quotesleaving quoteshappened quotes
They used to call it the 'Great War'. But I'll be damned if I could tell you what was so 'great' about it. They also called it 'the war to end all wars'... 'cause they figured it was so big and awful that the world'd just have to come to its senses and make damn sure we never fought another one ever again. That woulda been a helluva nice story. But the truth's got an ugly way of killin' nice stories.
call quotesgreat quoteswar quotesdamned quotesgreat quotescalled quotesthe quoteswar quotesend quoteswars quotescause quotesfigured quotesbig quotesawful quotesworldd quotessenses quotesmake quotesdamn quotesfought quoteswoulda quoteshelluva quotesnice quotesstory quotestruths quotesugly quoteskillin quotesstories quotes
Feelings of any kind are not known to the walking dead. Every form of psychological warfare, from attempts at enraging the undead to provoking pity have all met with disaster. Joy, sadness, confidence, anxiety, love, hatred, fear-all of these feelings and thousands more that make up the human 'heart' are as useless to the living dead as the organ of the same name. Who knows if this is humanity's greatest weakness or strength? The debate continues, and probably will forever.
feelings quoteskind quoteswalking quotesdead quotesform quotespsychological quoteswarfare quotesattempts quotesenraging quotesundead quotesprovoking quotespity quotesmet quotesdisaster quotesjoy quotessadness quotesconfidence quotesanxiety quoteslove quoteshatred quotesfearall quotesfeelings quotesthousands quotesmake quoteshuman quotesheart quotesuseless quotesliving quotesdead quotesorgan quoteshumanitys quotesgreatest quotesweakness quotesstrength quotesdebate quotescontinues quotesforever quotes
America is especially sensitive to war weariness, and nothing brings backlash like the perception of defeat. I say 'perception' because America is a very all-or-nothing society... We like to know, and for everyone else to know, that our victory wasn't uncontested, it was positively devastating.
Unlike its human counterparts, an army of zombies is completely independent of support. It will not require food, ammunition, or medical attention. It will not succumb to panic, desertion, or out-and-out mutiny. Like the virus that gave it life, this undead force will continue to grow, spreading across the body of this planet until there is nothing left to devour. Where would you go? What would you do?
unlike quoteshuman quotescounterparts quotesarmy quoteszombies quotescompletely quotesindependent quotessupport quotesrequire quotesfood quotesammunition quotesmedical quotesattention quotessuccumb quotespanic quotesdesertion quotesoutandout quotesmutiny quotesvirus quotesgave quoteslife quotesundead quotesforce quotescontinue quotesgrow quotesspreading quotesbody quotesplanet quotesleft quotesdevour quotes
The living dead had taken more from us than land and loved ones. They'd robbed us of our confidence as the planet's dominant life form. We were a shaken, broken species, driven to the edge of extinction and grateful only for tomorrow with perhaps a little less suffering than today. Was this the legacy we would leave our children, a level of anxiety and self-doubt not seen since our simian ancestors cowered in the tallest trees? What kind of world would they rebuild? Would they rebuild at all? Could they continue to progress, knowing that they would be powerless to reclaim their future? And what if that future saw another rise of the living dead? Would our descendants rise to meet them in battle, or simply crumple in meek surrender and accept what they believe to be their inevitable extinction? For this alone, we had to reclaim our planet. We had to prove to ourselves that we could do it, and leave that proof as this war's greatest monument. The long, hard road back to humanity, or the regressive ennui of Earth's once-proud primates. That was the choice, and it had to be made now.
living quotesdead quotesland quotesloved quotesrobbed quotesconfidence quotesplanets quotesdominant quoteslife quotesform quotesshaken quotesbroken quotesspecies quotesdriven quotesedge quotesextinction quotesgrateful quotestomorrow quotessuffering quotestoday quoteslegacy quotesleave quoteschildren quoteslevel quotesanxiety quotesselfdoubt quotessimian quotesancestors quotescowered quotestallest quotestrees quoteskind quotesworld quotesrebuild quotesrebuild quotescontinue quotesprogress quotesknowing quotespowerless quotesreclaim quotesfuture quotesfuture quotesrise quotesdead quotesdescendants quotesmeet quotesbattle quotessimply quotescrumple quotesmeek quotessurrender quotesaccept quotesinevitable quotesextinction quotesplanet quotesprove quotesproof quoteswars quotesgreatest quotesmonument quoteslong quoteshard quotesroad quotesback quoteshumanity quotesregressive quotesennui quotesearths quotesonceproud quotesprimates quoteschoice quotesmade quotes
If your Soviet neighbor is trying to set fire to your house, you can't be worrying about the Arab down the block. If suddenly it's the Arab in your backyard , you can't be worrying about the People's Republic of China and if one day the ChiComs show up at your front door with an eviction notice in one hand and a Molotov cocktail in the other, then the last thing you're going do is look over his shoulder for a walking corpse.
soviet quotesneighbor quotesset quotesfire quoteshouse quotesworrying quotesarab quotesblock quotessuddenly quotesbackyard quotespeoples quotesrepublic quoteschina quotesday quoteschicoms quotesshow quotesfront quotesdoor quoteseviction quotesnotice quoteshand quotesmolotov quotescocktail quotesthing quotesshoulder quoteswalking quotescorpse quotes
Gu was a worrier, a neurotic curmudgeon. If he had a headache, it was a brain tumor; if it looked like rain, this year's harvest was ruined. This was his way of controlling the situation, his lifelong strategy for always coming out ahead. Now, when reality looked more dire than any of his fatalisitic predictions, he had no choice but to turn tail and charge in the opposite direction.
gu quotesworrier quotesneurotic quotescurmudgeon quotesheadache quotesbrain quotestumor quoteslooked quotesrain quotesyears quotesharvest quotesruined quotescontrolling quotessituation quoteslifelong quotesstrategy quotescoming quotesahead quotesreality quotesdire quotesfatalisitic quotespredictions quoteschoice quotesturn quotestail quotescharge quotesopposite quotesdirection quotes
Since 2001, people have been scared. There's been some really scary stuff that's been happening - 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, Katrina, anthrax letters, D.C. sniper, global warming, global financial meltdown, bird flu, swine flu, SARS. I think people really feel like the system's breaking down.
2001 quotespeople quotesscared quotesscary quotesstuff quoteshappening quotes911 quotesiraq quotesafghanistan quoteskatrina quotesanthrax quotesletters quotesdc quotessniper quotesglobal quoteswarming quotesfinancial quotesmeltdown quotesbird quotesflu quotesswine quotessars quotesfeel quotessystems quotesbreaking quotes
Zombie books were going to be my passion projects, but certainly not pay the bills. I thought I was going to have to get a real job on a sitcom or something, and have my zombie books to remind myself I was still a writer at heart. I never thought I could actually pay my bills and write what I wanted.
They say great times make great men. I don't buy it. I saw a lot of weakness, a lot of filth. People who should have risen to the challenge and either couldn't or wouldn't. Greed, fear, stupidity and hate. I saw it before the war, I see it today. [...] I don't know if great times make great men, but I know they can kill them.
You can't blame anyone else... You have to make your own choices and live every agonizing day with the consequences of those choices. He knew this. That's why he deserted us like we deserted those civilians. He saw the road ahead, a steep, treacherous mountain road. We'd all have to hike that road, each of us dragging the boulder of what we'd done behind us. He couldn't do it. He couldn't shoulder the weight." - Philip Adler
blame quotesmake quoteschoices quoteslive quotesagonizing quotesday quotesconsequences quoteschoices quotesknew quotesdeserted quotescivilians quotesroad quotesahead quotessteep quotestreacherous quotesmountain quotesroad quoteshike quotesroad quotesdragging quotesboulder quotesshoulder quotesweight quotesphilip quotesadler quotes
During the Qin Dynasty, all books not relating to practical concerns such as agriculture or construction were ordered burned by the emperor to guard against "dangerous thought." Whether accounts of zombie attacks perished in the flames will never be known. This obscure section of a medical manuscript, preserved in the wall of an executed Chinese scholar, might be proof of such attacks.
qin quotesdynasty quotesbooks quotesrelating quotespractical quotesconcerns quotesagriculture quotesconstruction quotesordered quotesburned quotesemperor quotesguard quotesdangerous quotesthought quotesaccounts quoteszombie quotesattacks quotesperished quotesflames quotesobscure quotessection quotesmedical quotesmanuscript quotespreserved quoteswall quotesexecuted quoteschinese quotesscholar quotesproof quotesattacks quotes
I think 'G.I. Joe' is a perfect example of how I'm the world's worst businessman. If I were smart, I'd be writing 'World War Z Part 12', but I have to go where the muse leads, and I've always been a huge 'G.I. Joe' fan. I always wanted to know more about these characters, these little plastic figures I played with as a kid.
We relinquished our freedom that day, and we were more than happy to see it go. From that moment on we lived in true freedom, the freedom to point to someone else and say "They told me to do it! It's their fault, not mine." The freedom, God help us, to say "I was only following orders."-World War Z
But there were alternative media outlets. Oh sure, and you know who listens to them? Pansy, overeducated know-it-alls, and you know who listens to them? Nobody! Who's going to care about some PBS-NPR fringe minority that's out of touch with the mainstream? The more those elitist eggheads shouted "The Dead Are Walking," the more most real Americans tuned them out.
We live in such a service-based, globalised economy where very few people actually make anything and the people who do make stuff... it's all part of a massive global supply chain. So what if all those chains were suddenly cut, how would you make something? How would you keep people alive? And that was something I wanted to explore.
That's the thing about zombies. They don't adapt and they don't think. Literally, you could have a zombie on one side of a chain link fence and you could be on the other side and they could be trying to get to you and six feet down could be an open door and they will not go through that door in the fence. That's why they're so scary.