World War Z
by Max Brooks
Love Quotes in World War Z
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These [refugees] were desperate. They were trapped between their infections and being rounded up and "treated" by their own government. If you had a loved one, a family member, a child, who was infected, and you thought there was a shot of hope in some other country, wouldn't you do everything in your power to get there? Wouldn't you want to believe there was hope? (2.2.18)
Deon Jackson once sang that love makes the world go 'round. Here, tragically, love helps the zombie apocalypse go 'round … the world.
You'd hear banging from a car's boot, or, later, from crates and airholes in the backs of vans. Airholes… they really didn't know what was happening to their loved ones. (2.2.38)
They say love isn't about changing people but about accepting them as they are. Perhaps an exception should be made for zombification.
Public support must be husbanded as a finite national resource. […] America is especially sensitive to war weariness, and nothing brings on a backlash like the perception of defeat. I say "perception" because America is a very all-or-nothing society. We like the big win, the touchdown, the knockout in the first round. (3.2.22)
People loving their country isn't a bad thing. It can be quite positive. But when that love shifts to jingoism, it can become something less than great for all involved, including the jingoist.