Post Apocalyptic Quotes

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Rick Yancey
“You know how sometimes you tell yourself that you have a choice, but really you don't have a choice? Just because there are alternatives doesn't mean they apply to you.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey
“We'd stared into the face of Death, and Death blinked first. You'd think that would make us feel brave and invincible. It didn't.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

Veronica Rossi
“In the afternoon, they stopped to eat on a rocky outcrop. Perry brushed a kiss on her cheek while she was chewing, and she learned that it was the loveliest thing to be kissed for no reason, even while chewing food. It brightened the woods, and the never sky, and everything.”
Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

J. Cornell Michel
“I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

P.D. Alleva
“Don’t make deals with your food. It may come back to haunt you.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

“The world is a goddamned evil place, the strong prey on the weak, the rich on the poor; I’ve given up hope that there is a God that will save us all. How am I supposed to believe that there’s a heaven and a hell when all I see now is hell.”
Aaron B. Powell, Doomsday Diaries III: Luke the Protector

Czesław Miłosz
“Forget the suffering
You caused others.
Forget the suffering
Others caused you.
The waters run and run,
Springs sparkle and are done,
You walk the earth you are forgetting.

Sometimes you hear a distant refrain.
What does it mean, you ask, who is singing?
A childlike sun grows warm.
A grandson and a great-grandson are born.
You are led by the hand once again.

The names of the rivers remain with you.
How endless those rivers seem!
Your fields lie fallow,
The city towers are not as they were.
You stand at the threshold mute.”
Czesław Miłosz

P.D. Alleva
“Vampires, nothing more than cockroaches scattering in fear at the first sign of the light.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

P.D. Alleva
“Vampires…always so overdramatic.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

Megan Crewe
“This is what we do. We make tea and read books and watch people die.”
Megan Crewe, The Way We Fall

P.D. Alleva
“Humans, nothing more than food…for us cockroaches.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

Richard Matheson
“Robert Neville looked out over the new people of the earth. He knew he did not belong to them; he knew that, like the vampires, he was anathema and black terror to be destroyed. And, abruptly, the concept came, amusing to him even in his pain. ... Full circle. A new terror born in death, a new superstition entering the unassailable fortress of forever. I am legend.”
Richard Matheson, I Am Legend and Other Stories

Emmy Laybourne
“Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not -- you vault down down the stairs and make a run for the corner.
Only if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.
But the bus was barreling down our street so I ran.”
Emmy Laybourne

P.D. Alleva
“America…land of the slaves, home of the depraved.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

P.D. Alleva
“This isn’t some sick sci-fi novel.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

P.D. Alleva
“When battling Alien Vampires one thing is certain…Get Ready To Bleed!”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

P.D. Alleva
“There’s more under the moon tonight than just alien vampires…and they come with teeth.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

Tamara Rose Blodgett
“...because of the foulness of her mother's emotional river, a current which ran swift, changing its path without warning...”
Tamara Rose Blodgett

Richard Matheson
“He stood there for a moment looking around the silent room, shaking his head slowly. All these books, he thought, the residue of a planet's intellect, the scrapings of futile minds, the leftovers, the potpourri of artifacts that had no power to save men from perishing.”
Richard Matheson, I Am Legend

Ben Marcus
“Machineries of reason, machineries of conduct, machineries of virtue. The machine that regulates instinct, keeps one’s hands free of another man’s throat, free of one’s own. These machines have all, as someone said, gone too long in the elements. Gummed now, rusted, bloodless.
I forget who said it and I no longer care.”
Ben Marcus, The Flame Alphabet

Edward M. Wolfe
“Most folks don't have but a few days to a week's worth of food in their houses at any given time. When they run out, they'll have to forage. Only the fools will forage in town. The smart ones will look on the outskirts.”
Edward M. Wolfe, Hell on Ice

Corinne Duyvis
“I look at the sky and the dust that separates us from the stars that will be my home. I breathe in the night air, the rotten night air, and I miss,
I miss,
I miss.”
Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone

“Keisuke: "It's alright for you to kill someone?"
Akira: "As long as they have tags. According to the rules, if there's three people present, it's an official battle. I'm not sure how you're supposed to start it, though."
Keisuke: "So killing people is just a game, huh?"
Akira: "It's the only way to survive.”
Suguro Chayamachi, Togainu No Chi Volume 1

Justin Cronin
“Behind every great hatred is a love story. For I am a man who has known and tasted love. I say “a man” because that is how I know myself. Look at me, and what do you see? Do I not take the form of a man? Do I not feel as you do, suffer as you do, love as you do, mourn as you do? What is the essence of a man, if not these things?”
Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors

Rick Yancey
“I am like the water that runs over me, immune to permanence, recycling endlessly. I am water; I am life. The form may change, but the substance stays the same. Strike me down and I will rise again. Vincit qui patitur.”
Rick Yancey

Jay Posey
“It was as if some great ocean of destruction had rolled its unyielding tide through the city and then, upon its terrible recession, left behind only a shoreline of concrete sand and crushed humanity.”
Jay Posey, Three

Monica Valentinelli
“She sticks to the rules, because it's all she's got. It's like her feelings dried up and they were replaced with a pile of useless laws. Like my appendix. Don't know what I need it for, but it's still there.”
Monica Valentinelli, The Zombie Feed, Vol. 1

Richard Matheson
“You bastard, he thought, almost affectionately, watching the minuscule protoplasm fluttering on the slide. You dirty little bastard.”
Richard Matheson, I Am Legend and Other Stories

Dave Matthes
“The real tragedy of life was that whiskey didn’t even burn anymore. Made me shake my head sometimes, but I still drank it because I liked the taste.”
Dave Matthes, Mercy

Corinne Duyvis
“There are skeletons in this earth.”
Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone

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