World War Z
by Max Brooks
Man & the Natural World Quotes in World War Z
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Part.Paragraph)
I met the whore's rat dog as we were both heading for the back door. He looked at me, I looked at him. If it'd been a conversation, it probably woulda gone like, "What about your master?" "What about yours?" (4.5.17)
Man meets Chihuahua and discovers a kindred soul in the need to survive in the natural world. Besides, the dog has a better chance with the zombies than he does the helter-skelter life of the rich and fabulous. At least you know where you stand with the zombies.
But, like everything else in our country, that dream never came true. Even before the crisis, the bridge had been a nightmare of traffic jams. Now it was crammed with evacuees. (5.3.5)
As the civilized world falls apart around us, our survival instinct will kick in. But the modern world wasn't exactly built with this kind of thing in mind—whether it's a natural disaster or a zombie invasion.
Panic shot through the crowd. You could see it like a wave, like a current of electricity. People started screaming, trying to push forward, back, into one another. Dozens were jumping into the water with heavy clothes and shoes that prevented them from swimming. (5.3.14)
The people's panic causes them to not think about their situation. They only see the zombies attacking and don't consider that they're, you know, going from the frying pan into the fire. Or from being eaten alive to drowning alive. (We'd probably take the drowning.)