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The second we put a bullet in the head of one of those undead monsters, the moment one of us drove a hammer into one of their faces, or cut a head off, we became what we are! And that's just it. That's what this comes down to. You people don't know what we are. We're surrounded by the dead. We're among them and when we finally give up, we become them! We're living on borrowed time here. Every minute of our life is a minute we steal from them! You see them out there. You know that when we die, we become them. You think we hide behind walls to protect us from the walking dead! Don't you get it? We ARE the walking dead!
Rick Grimes, Issue 24

    TV Series 
"Rick, it ain't like it was before."
Shane Walsh, Season 2, Episode 7, Pretty Much Dead Already

"I am doing something! I'm keeping this group together. Alive! I've been doing that all along, no matter what; I didn't ask for this! I killed my best friend for you people, for Christ sake! You saw how he was like. How he pushed me, how he compromised us, how he threatened us. He staged the whole Randall thing, led me out to put a bullet in my back. He gave me no choice! He was my friend, but he came after me. My hands are clean. Maybe you people are better off without me. Go ahead. I say there's a place for us, but maybe — maybe it's just another pipe dream. Maybe — Maybe I'm fooling myself again. Why don't -- why don't you go out and find yourself. Send me a postcard! Go on, there's the door. You can do better. Lets see how far you get. No takers? Fine. But get one thing straight... you're staying. This isn't a democracy anymore."
Rick Grimes, Season 2, Episode 13, Beside The Dying Fire

Rick Grimes: Look, I fought him before. And after, we took in his old friends. They've become leaders in what we have here. Now you put down your weapons, walk through those gates you're one of us. We let go of all of it, and nobody dies. Everyone who's alive right now. Everyone who's made it this far. We've all done the worst kinds of things just to stay alive. But we can still come back. We're not too far gone. We get to come back. I know we all can change.
The Governor: Liar.
Season 4, Episode 8, Too Far Gone

Rick Grimes: They're gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out...
Abraham Ford: Find out what?
Rick: They're fucking note  with the wrong people.
Season 4, Episode 16, A

"Dying is simple. It all just stops. You're dead. The people around you dying, that's the hard part. Okay? 'Cause you keep living knowing that they're gone and you're still here. What you should be scared of is living knowing that you didn't do everything you could to keep them here."
Rosita Espinosa, Season 6, Episode 7, Heads Up

"Think about it. What if it's the last day on Earth for you? Or someone you love? What if that's true? Maybe you should be extra nice to those people in that RV. 'Cause you never know... (snaps fingers) Just like that. Be kind to each other. Like you said. Like it was your last day on Earth."
Simon, Season 6, Episode 16, Last Day on Earth

"People die, Rick. It's what happens. Doesn't mean the rest doesn't happen."
Negan, Season 7, Episode 1, The Day Will Come When You Won't Be

"The decision was made a long time ago. Before any of us knew each other. When we were all strangers who would just pass each other on the street before the world ended. And now we mean everything to each other. You were in trouble, you were trapped. Glenn didn't know you, but he helped you. He put himself in danger for you. And that started it all. From Atlanta, to my daddy's farm, to the prison, to here, to this moment now. Not as strangers, as family. Because Glenn chose to be there for you that day a long time ago - that was the decision that changed everything. It started with both of you and it just grew, all of us. To sacrifice for each other, to suffer, to stand, to grieve, to give, to love, to live, to fight for each other. Glenn made the decision Rick. I was just following his lead."
Maggie Rhee, Season 7, Episode 16, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

"One truth kept my people going... if you don't protect what belongs to you, then sooner or later, it belongs to someone else. That goes for your land, your wallet, your home, your country... everything. It is your job as a man to protect it. That's the story of America, the story of the whole goddamn world. And ain't nothing changing it... not you, not me, nobody."
Negan, Season 10 Episode 3, "Ghosts"

"What are we here for if not each other?"
Siddiq, Season 10 Episode 5, "What It Always Is"

"Maggie, if this plan fails... then everything you've worked for, everything you want for the future, it dies with it."
Alden, Season 11 Episode 3, "Hunted"

"I think about the dead all the time, and about the living, who I lost. I think about them every day. Their faces, what I learned from them, how they made me who I am, so much more than all this made me who I am. All of our lives... they come in one life... we're together, pieces of a whole that just keep going for what we gave each other. One unstoppable life. You showed me that, you gave me that."
Rick Grimes, Season 11 Episode 24, "Rest in Peace"

"I tried to get to you and your brother again and again. It's too far for the radio now. I know that. But I still got you, and you got me. We're connected. We're still connected to everybody we ever loved. We'll always be together even when we're apart. We, together, are the strongest thing. We're love, and lvoe is endless. So we, those gone, those away, we are endless. I know you're back there. I know your brother is back there, just as sure as I know he's out there, somewhere. Not just as a part of us. He's alive out there. I will find him. Because I know he's trying to find us. Remember what I said. It's what he said; hold it to your heart. It's true, forever."
Michonne Grimes, Season 11 Episode 24, "Rest in Peace"

"We're the ones who live."
Rick and Michonne Grimes, throughout the series.

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Season 1
It just goes to show, people will up and go mad when they think their life is over...
Old Cop, Episode 1, A New Day

You're either living or you're not. You ain't little. You ain't a girl, you ain't a boy. You ain't strong or smart. You're alive.
Chuck, Episode 3, Long Road Ahead

Ask not for who the bell tolls... It tolls for thee
Chuck, Episode 4, Around Every Corner

In the end, The dead always win
Molly, Episode 4, Around Every Corner

Yeah. I'm not some cannibal, Lee. Some killer out in the woods. Some...v-villain. I'm....just I coach little league.
The Stranger, Episode 5, No Time Left

Keep that hair short...
Lee Everett, Episode 5, No Time Left

Season 2

You go with that feelin' ya got right now, Clementine. It's what makes you stronger than the rest of 'em.
Carver, Episode 3, In Harm's Way

Y'know what it feels like? To get beaten, almost to death? Peaceful. It was like I was floating away, then I woke up again.
Kenny, trailer for Episode 4, Amid The Ruins

I know. But I wish it could be different.
Clementine, Episode 4, Amid the Ruins

The way things are, we're always in a graveyard.
Mike, Episode 4, Amid the Ruins