"War... War never changes.
Since the dawn of humankind, when our ancestors first discovered the killing power of rock and bone, blood has been spilled in the name of everything, from God, to justice, to simple psychotic rage.
In the year 2077, after millennia of armed conflict, the destructive nature of man could sustain itself no longer. The world was plunged into an abyss of nuclear fire and radiation.
But it was not, as some had predicted, the end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse was simply the prologue to another bloody chapter of human history. For man had succeeded in destroying the world.
War never changes..."
"We live in an age of poverty, greed, violence, destruction. Indeed, the very seat of the federal government, Washington D.C., has been reduced to what is now known as the "Capital Wasteland." The Capital Wasteland... How did it come to this, America?"
— President John Henry Eden
"Did you ever try to put a broken piece of glass back together? Even if the pieces fit, you cant make it whole again the way it was. But if youre clever, you can still use the pieces to make other useful things. Maybe even something wonderful, like a mosaic. Well, the world broke just like glass. And everyones trying to put it back together like it was, but itll never come together in the same way."
— Moira Brown
"Karma's a real bitch. You'd be wise to remember that."
— Michael Masters
" In all things a calm heart must prevail."
"Have you ever watched the moon rise over the Wasteland? I wish I could have given you something as wonderful as that."
— Uncle Leo
"I don't want your mother's ghost haunting me because her only child became a garbage burner."
"Parents? Hah! I was born from the sun and have sand in my veins!"
— Three Dog
"This next piece reminds me of something my husband said: Friendship is like a violin. Even if the music stops, you'll still have the strings."