Zombicorns

By John Green

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(From novella introduction)Dearest Reader,This is a bad zombie apocalypse novella. It was written in a hurry. It is riddled with inconsistencies. And it never quite arrives at whatever point it sought to make. But remember: The $25 you donated to charity in exchange for this steaming mess of prose will help our species shuffle along, and I hope you’ll feel warmed by your g (From novella introduction)Dearest Reader,This is...

Book details

January 2011
Edition Language
English

Quotes From "Zombicorns"

"Being a person, I had come to
realize, is a communal activity. Dogs know how to be dogs. But people
do not know how to be people unless and until they learn from other
people."
"I came to the conclusion a while ago that there is nothing romantic or supernatural about loving someone: Love is the privilege of being responsible for another. It was, for a time, what kept me going: Each morning, for a little while, I got to feel the weight of the yoke on my back as I pulled the ancient cart of my species."
"The Z’s will kill us all, and then the Z’s will die out and in sixty
years there will be no one to remember our silly war, Caroline’s
wasted ammunition, my year of zombic survivalism, Rene DesCartes’s
musings, or Michelangelo’s sculptures. And that is really only the
sadness here as I drink a thousand-dollar bottle of wine down here
in the cellar: We did a few things worth remembering, and I wish for
someone to remember them."
"I came to the conclusion a while ago that there is nothing
romantic or supernatural about loving someone: Love is the privilege
of being responsible for another."
"I inherited that penchant for intellectualism, a character flaw that these days can only be thoroughly eradicated by getting Z’ed up."
"The prospect of a world that contains neither humans nor Z's is not so terrifying. Nature will take its world back. Animals will frolic and fight. There will be no lord of the manor, which is not such a bad thing, because it seems to me that people have done a pretty poor job of guiding the biosphere for the last few thousand years."
"My regret was immediate and permanent and useless."
"I told him they built a statue of Schultz, and then he said that a monument is cold comfort to a dead man, and then I said that the statue was built not for Schultz, but for us--to remind us how to be human."

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