Daryl Dixon's brother Merle was left for dead. Daryl is extremely independent, and can survive on his own during the apocalypse; but he does like the feeling of being with others, and slowly creates relationships with members of the group.

The Walking Dead Quotes

You can breathe. You can blink. You can cry. Hell, they're all gonna be doing that.

Negan

You walk outside, you risk your life. You take a drink of water, you risk your life. Nowadays you breath and you risk your life. You don’t have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for.

Hershel