Major Henry West quotes

Secondary to protection, our real job is to rebuild. Start again.

This is what I've seen in the four weeks since infection: people killing people. Which is much what I saw in the four weeks before infection, and the four weeks before that, and before that, as far back as I care to remember- people killing people. Which, to my mind, puts us in a state of normality right now.

Since it began, who have you killed? You wouldn't be alive now if you hadn't killed somebody.

[Just before shooting Jim] You killed all my boys.

The answer to infection. Well, as I said before, it's here- though it may not be quite what you imagined.

Eight days ago, I found Jones with his gun in his mouth. He said he was going to kill himself because there was no future. What could I say to him? We fight off the infected or we wait until they starve to death... and then what? What do nine men do except wait to die themselves? I moved us from the blockade, and I set the radio broadcasting, and I promised them women. Because women mean a future.

[About Private Mailer] The idea was to learn something about infection. Have him teach me. (Jim asks, "Has he?") In a way. He's telling me he'll never bake bread, plant crops, raise livestock. He's telling me he's futureless. And eventually, he'll tell me how long the infected take to starve to death.

Have you met our 'new age' sergeant? Our 'spiritual guru'? Tell me, Farrell, why exactly did you join the Army in the first place?

Flat terrain all around the house. Floodlights, which we've rigged up to a generator. High perimeter wall, which helps. And we've been lacing the ground with trip wires and land mines. You wouldn't want to mow the lawn, but if they get in, we hear them.

...and lastly, meet Mailer. Mailer, Jim. Jim, Mailer. Got infected two days ago. Mitchell managed to knock him out cold and get a chain around his neck.

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