Multiple Characters quotes

Sgt. Farrell: When you look at the whole life of the planet, we — you know, man — has only been around for a few blinks of an eye. So if the infection wipes us all out... that is a return to normality.

Sgt. Farrell: Think... actually think about it. What would you do with a diseased little island? They've quarantined us! "There is no infection, just people killing people"... he's insane!

Sgt. Farrell: [Upon hearing the sound of a landmine detonating outside] STAND TO! STAND TO!

Soldier on Land Rover: Three survivors- one male, two female. I repeat, one male, two female. ETA, fifteen...put the kettle on.

Soldier at the Blockade 1: [Yelling, referring to Frank] Stay away from him!

Soldier at the Blockade 2: [Yelling] Keep away from the body!

[A researcher tries to dissuade animal-rights activists from releasing his chimpanzees.]
Researcher: The chimps have been infected. They're highly contagious. They've been given an inhibitor.
Activist: Infected with what?
Researcher: In order to cure, you must first understand...
Activist: Infected with WHAT?
Researcher: Rage.

Mark: A man walks into a bar with a giraffe. They both get pissed. The giraffe falls over. The man goes to leave and the barman says, "Oi. You can't leave that lyin' there." And the man says, "No. It's not a lion. It's a giraffe."
[Jim doesn't respond]
Mark: Completely humorless. You two should get on like a house on fire.
Selena: So who are you? You're from the hospital.
Mark: Are you a doctor?
Selena: He's not a doctor he's a patient.
Jim: I'm a bicycle courier. I was riding a package from Farringdon to Shaftesbury Avenue and a car cut across me. And I wake up today in hospital. I wake up and I'm... I'm hallucinating or I'm...
Mark: What's your name?
Jim: Jim.
Mark: I'm Mark. This is Selena. Ok, Jim. I've got some bad news.

Jim: What about the government? What are they doing?
Selena: There's no government.
Jim: Of course there's a government! There's always a government! They're in a, a bunker or a plane.
Mark: No. There's no government. No army. No police. No TV, no radio, no electricity. You're the first uninfected person we've seen in six days.

[Jim wants to go and look for his parents.]
Jim: Look, I have to find them. They live in Deptford. I can walk it, okay?
Selena: What, you'll go and come back, yeah?
Jim: Yes!
Selena: You won't! No one ever comes back.
Mark: So, lesson one: you never go anywhere alone unless you've got no choice. Lesson two: only travel during daylight unless you've got no choice. We'll take you tomorrow. We'll all go and find your dead parents together, okay?

[Shortly after Selena has killed the newly infected Mark.]
Jim: How did you know? I mean, how did you know he was infected?
Selena: The blood.
Jim: Yeah... but there was blood everywhere. It was on me, it was on you —
Selena: Look, I didn't know he was infected, okay? He knew. I could see it in his face. Look, if someone gets infected you've got between ten and twenty seconds to kill them. It might be your brother or your sister or your oldest friend. It makes no difference. And just so you know where you stand — if it happens to you, I'll do it in a heartbeat.

Selena: What's up?
Jim: Nothing. Got a headache.
Selena: Bad?
Jim: Yeah, it's pretty bad.
Selena: Well, why didn't you say anything before?
Jim: Well, because I didn't think you'd give a shit.

[Selena and Jim are staying at the flat of an uninfected father and daughter.]
Jim: So, what do you make of them?
Selena: Well, they're desperate. Probably need us more than we need them.
Jim: I think they're good people.
Selena: Good people?
Jim: Yeah.
Selena: Well, that's nice. but you should be more concerned about whether or not they're gonna slow you down.
Jim: Right. Because if they slowed you down —
Selena: I'd leave them behind.
Jim: In a heartbeat.
Selena: Yeah.
Jim: I wouldn't.
Selena: Then you're gonna wind up getting yourself killed.

Jim: You think I don't get it, but, um, I do get it. And I know I'd be dead already if I hadn't met you.
Selena: Sure.
Jim: No, look... I mean, thank you.
Selena: And I mean "sure."

Frank: : I can't leave the block if it's just the two of us. Something might happen to me. Hannah'd be alone. I couldn't risk it. But with other people...
Selena: We could die trying, Frank.
Hannah: [entering] Or die here. And anyway, it isn't true, what Dad said. You need us the same as we need you. We need each other. And we'll never be safe in cities. The soldiers could keep us safe. So we have to try and get there.

[Everyone has trouble sleeping — except Selena, already fast asleep.]
Jim: [shaking Selena's shoulder] Hey, Selena!
Selena: [startles up, knife in hand] What? What is it?
Jim: How did you get to sleep?

Jim: Do you know what I was thinking?
Selena: You were thinking that you'll never hear another piece of original music, ever again. You'll never read a book that hasn't already been written or see a film that hasn't already been shot.
Jim: Um, that's what you were thinking.
Selena: No. I was thinking I was wrong.
Jim: About what?
Selena: All the death, all the shit, it doesn't really matter to Frank and Hannah, because... well, she's got a dad and he's got his daughter. So I was wrong when I said staying alive is as good as it gets.
Jim: See, that's what I was thinking.
Selena: Was it?
Jim: Mm-hmm. You stole my thought.
Selena: [she kisses him on the cheek] Sorry.
Jim: It's okay. You keep it.

[The group has been taken in by the soldiers responsible for the radio transmission.]
Major Henry West: So, you heard our broadcast.
Jim: Yeah, we did.
West: We must be a disappointment. You were hoping for a full brigade. An army base, with helicopters and a field hospital.
Jim: I was just, uh, hoping for —
West: "The answer to infection."
Jim: Yeah.
West: Well, as I said before, it's here... though it may not be quite what you imagined.
Jim: Just feel very lucky to have found you.
West: You were lucky. The fire drove hundreds of infected out of Manchester. The surrounding area is teeming with them. But don't worry- you're quite safe here.

[West brings Jim to the infected soldier Mailer, kept chained in the yard.]
West: Got infected two days ago. Mitchell managed to knock him out cold, and we got a chain around his neck.
Jim: You're keeping him alive?
West: The idea was to learn more about infection. Have him teach me.
Jim: And... has he?
West: In a way. [he kneels near Mailer, inducing a fit of groaning and thrashing] 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.

[The soldiers defend the compound against an attack by the infected.]
Jones: Mitch! I ****ing got one!
Mitchell: What do you want, a ****in' sweetie? Keep shooting, you ****!

[After Frank has been killed, referring to Hannah.]
Jim: How is she?
Selena: [bitter chuckle] Well, she's lost her dad, Jim. That's how she is.

[Selena is crying.]
Jim: Hey, don't do that. Look, Hannah is what Frank said she is. She's tough and she's strong. And she'll cope, just like I'll cope and just like you'll cope.
Selena: I don't want her to have to ****ing cope! I want her to be okay.

West: I promised them women.
Jim: What?
West: 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.

[Facing rape and brutalization from the soliders, Selena is trying to give Hannah some pills]
Selena: Okay, you're gonna eat these, Hannah, okay? Come on, you eat these. Eat these.
Hannah: Are you trying to kill me?
Selena: No, sweetheart. I'm making you not care.

[Hannah, seeing Jim and Selena in a clinch, rushes in and breaks a bottle on Jim's head.]
Selena: Hannah! It's okay. He's not infected.
Hannah: But I thought he was biting you.
Jim: I was kissing her! Are you stoned?
Selena: It's a long story.

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