"The house nearest to ours had actual booby traps on it. The point is, people don't move away from civilization because they're normal. My parents did it so that when the Soviets dropped ICBMs on us, we would have a defensible compound. From paratroopers? Mutant survivors? I honestly never asked, but we had enough jam and canned corn to outlast their siege. I learned how to throw a tomahawk before I learned how to throw a football, which was ridiculous since if we were involved in a ranged altercation, there weren't enough people in the state of Oregon to soak up my family's ammunition supply. My folks used to turn off the electricity on weekends to prepare us for a life of self-sustained everything. I had so many knives and spears stashed in tree forts that my version of Home Alone would have been rated NC-17."
"The Turner Diaries is a racist daydream by a former physics teacher writing under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald. Although McVeigh has no hang-ups about blacks, Jews, and all the other enemies of the various 'Aryan' white nations to be found in the [Patriot movement's] ranks, he shares the Diaries obsession with guns and explosives and a final all-out war against the 'System.' Much has been made, rightly, of a description in the book of how to build a bomb like the one he used at Oklahoma City."
—Gore Vidal on terrorist Timothy McVeigh
"The guys at work used to laugh when I hit the rifle range at lunch. Ain't so funny now, is it?"
— Louis, Left 4 Dead
"I remember that first winter — desperation sweeping the country. People turned on each other, and worse, as food grew scarce. Many beyond the Wall have no allegiance to any cause, other than their own survival. If you must deal with them, be advised that they can be unpredictable, and a fair number are outright insane."
— The Voice of Freedom, Homefront