If I knew anything about what people wanted and was popular, I'd still be writing for 'Saturday Night Live'. I can only write what I want, and hopefully people will like it.

- Max Brooks

Before I'm a zombie nerd, before I'm a science-fiction nerd, I am a history nerd.

- Max Brooks

That's the thing about zombies. They don't adapt and they don't think. Literally, you could have a zombie on one side of a chain link fence and you could be on the other side and they could be trying to get to you and six feet down could be an open door and they will not go through that door in the fence. That's why they're so scary.

- Max Brooks

I don't mind my work being a record of the time it was written in.

- Max Brooks

The bottom line is I'm a slow zombie guy - I'm always a slow zombie guy but I also know I'm in the minority.

- Max Brooks

I wanted to serve. It was Desert Storm. I thought, 'I was a rich kid, and America's been good to me.'

- Max Brooks

I think Americans are at our best when we recover from a crisis. We've suffered some blows that other countries would have never recovered from.

- Max Brooks

You can watch 'Dawn of the Dead' and still sleep at night. Try that with 'The Day After'.

- Max Brooks

You assume things, like whatever country has more firepower wins the wars, and that's actually not true at all.

- Max Brooks

Any survival guide will tell you, don't buy a pair of combat boots before any disaster. They'll tear your feet up. Or water - don't bring water with you because it'll tire you out and you'll lose too much fluid. Bring a water pump.

- Max Brooks