"We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness - better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth."
- Alison Gopnik
"I always thought of the zombies as being about revolution, one generation consuming the next."
- George A. Romero
" These days, it's kinda hard just to make the buried stay
Our subject's not alive, but he fakes it anyway
We told him he was dead, and he'd better lie down
But he just waved at us as he shambled into town"
- Pretty Spry (For a Dead Guy)
"If thou openest not the gate to let me enter, I will break the door, I will wrench the lock, I will smash the door-posts, I will force the doors. I will bring up the dead to eat the living. And the dead will outnumber the living."
- The Epic of Gilgamesh
"The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grisly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom"
- Vincent Price
"It's a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters."
- Mary Shelley
"Sometimes dead is better."
- Stephen King
"Corpses... lumbering, rotting cadavers. What contrivance could have wrought this... this... abomination? Diseased science? Blasphemous occult rituals? How could something so, so dead... yet be so... alive?! And hungry! They lust for flesh! Human flesh! And feast on all the sweetbreads a man has to offer..."
- Dr. Maximillian Roivas
"Life after life, you won't need flowers on your grave.
You won't need prayers; you have no mortal soul to save."
- Dracula (The Musical)
"I hate the undead. All dead, but yet still alive. Makes a mockery of me job."
- The Grim Reaper (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)
"This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."
- Amanda Hocking
"There is a universal fascination with the living dead. There is more to a zombie story that a bunch of corpses attacking the living. The real power of such a story lies with the undercurrent of hopelessness compounded by a very real instinct to survive."
- Julie Ann Dawson
"They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts."
- Joshua Sylvester
"The world's gone mad, he thought. The dead walk about and I think nothing of it. The return of corpses has become trivial in import. How quickly one accepts the incredible if only one sees it enough!"
- Richard Matheson
"If people don't wish to be eaten then they shouldn't taste so nice"
- Amy Mah
Edward Kinsella III
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"Though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the evilest motherfucker in the valley"
- Alex garland
"When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth."
- Peter (Dawn of the Dead)
Mark T Smith
"It's said that All Hallows' Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin - and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright."
- Erin Morgenstern
"I think zombies have always been an easy metaphor for hard times. Because they're this big, faceless, brainless group of evil things that will work tirelessly to destroy you and think of nothing else."
- Seth Grahame-Smith
"Zombies are apocalyptic in nature. They belong to a class of monster that doesn't just hunt humans, but seeks to obliterate that entire human race."