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28 Days Later

28 Days Later quotes

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Major Henry West
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My parents and my sister, we went to Paddington Station, hoping we could get on a plane, maybe we could buy our way onto a plane. I remember my Dad had all this cash, even though cash was completely useless. About 20,000 other people had the same idea. The crowd was surging. I lost my grip on my sisters hand. I remember the ground was soft. I looked down and I was standing on all these people. Like a carpet. People had fallen and... Somewhere in the crowd there were infected. It spread fast. No one could run. All you could do was climb. Climb over more people. So I did that. I climbed. And I got on top of this kiosk. Looking down you couldn't tell which faces were infected and which weren't. Then I saw my Dad. Not my Mum or my sister. My Dad. His face...Selena's right. You should be grateful.

[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.

[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.

[by a display of apples, the store's only undecayed produce] Mmm... irradiated.

With endless love, we left you sleeping. Now we're sleeping with you.
(signed) X.
P.S.- Don't wake up.

~ Suicide note from Jim's parents, written on the back of a photo of Jim.

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.

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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[Believing Jim to be infected, Selena tries to kill him, but hestitates; Jim's response:] That was longer than a heartbeat.

Plans are pointless. Staying alive is as good as it gets.

[Frank has decided to leave London by driving through a tunnel.] No, no. No, this is really a shit idea. You know why? Because this is really, obviously a shit idea.

[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.