Quotes About Apocalypse

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T.S. Eliot
“This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.”
T.S. Eliot

Cormac McCarthy
“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Neil Gaiman
“You're Hell's Angels, then? What chapter are you from?'

Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Rick Yancey
“You know how sometimes you tell yourself that you have a choice, but really you don't have a choice? Just because there are alternatives doesn't mean they apply to you.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

Neil Gaiman
“Death and Famine and War and Pollution continued biking towards Tadfield. And Grievous Bodily Harm, Cruelty To Animals, Things Not Working Properly Even After You've Given Them A Good Thumping but secretly No Alcohol Lager, and Really Cool People travelled with them.”
Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
“To be Irish is to know that in the end the world will break your heart.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Jennifer Egan
“Sure, everything is ending," Jules said, "but not yet.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Roger Zelazny
“Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects.”
Roger Zelazny, Prince of Chaos

Neil Gaiman
“Songs remain. They last...A song can last long after the events and the people in it are dust and dreams and gone. That's the power of songs.”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Neil Gaiman
“I sat in the dark and thought: There’s no big apocalypse. Just an endless procession of little ones.”
Neil Gaiman, Signal to Noise

Keith R.A. DeCandido
“Dean, you've been to Hell, I started the Apocalypse, and we're supposed to be possessed by an archangel and the devil. Now you're being skeptical?”
Keith R.A. DeCandido, Heart of the Dragon

Kami Garcia
“I want you here. I don't care if it's a hundred degrees and every blade of grass dies. Without you, none of that matters to me.”
Kami Garcia

Alan Moore
“Dan, I'm not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago.”
Alan Moore, Watchmen

Thomas Merton
“When you expect the world to end at any moment, you know there is no need to hurry. You take your time, you do your work well.”
Thomas Merton

Scott Westerfeld
“I love my virginity to the apocalypse.”
Scott Westerfeld

Neil Gaiman
“I have heard the languages of apocalypse, and now I shall embrace the silence.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights

“What if nobody showed up at Armageddon?”
C.R. Strahan

Søren Kierkegaard
“It happened that a fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to inform the public. They thought it was a jest and applauded. He repeated his warning. They shouted even louder. So I think the world will come to an end amid the general applause from all the wits who believe that it is a joke.”
Søren Kierkegaard

Laini Taylor
“In moments Akiva was up in the ether, scarcely feeling the sting of ice crystals in the thin air. He let his glamour fall away, and his wings were like sheets of fire sweeping the black of the heavens. He moved at speed, onward toward another human city to find another doorway bitter with the devil's magic, and after that another, until all bore the black handprint....Once all the doors were marked, the end would begin. And it would begin with fire.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Domashita Romero
“Are you going to rape me at any point or anything?" I just figured it was good to get things out in the open, get myself in the right headspace. He whipped his head around and looked at me like I'd just insulted his grandmother.

"The fuck? No, I'm not." He gave me the squint side-long. "Are you going to rape me?”
Domashita Romero, El Presidio Rides North

Dan Wells
“The last to fall were the buildings, distant and solemn, the gravestones for an entire world.”
Dan Wells, Partials

Cedric Nye
“It ain’t how hard you are when you’re standing over top of someone that really matters. It’s how hard you are when someone’s standing over top of you that shows what you’re made of.”
Cedric Nye, Jango's Anthem

George Sterling
“And starward drifts the stricken world,
Lone in unalterable gloom
Dead, with a universe for tomb,
Dark, and to vaster darkness whirled.
(“The Testimony of the Suns”)”
George Sterling, The Thirst of Satan: Poems of Fantasy and Terror

Domashita Romero
“Oh, you're a picky sort, huh?" He laughed. "That takes balls, being choosy at a time like this.”
Domashita Romero, El Presidio Rides North

“Sure, at some level scientists know nanobots will destroy mankind. They just can't resist seeing how it happens.”
Cracked.com, You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News

Walter M. Miller Jr.
“That's where all of us are standing now, he thought. On the fat kindling of past sins.”
Walter M. Miller Jr.

“Sometimes it's torturous to think of things we can't possibly have.”
Aaron B. Powell, Doomsday Diaries

Mark  Lawrence
“We wrap up our violent and mysterious world in a pretense of understanding. We paper over the voids of our comprehension with science and religion, and make believe that order has been imposed. And, for the most of it, the fiction works. We skim across the surfaces, heedless of the depths below. Dragonflies flitting over a lake, miles deep, pursuing erratic paths to pointless ends. Until that moment when something from the cold unknown reaches up to take us.
The biggest lies we save for ourselves. We play a game in which we are gods, in which we make choices, and the current follows in our wake. We pretend a separation from the wild. Pretend that a man’s control runs deep, that civilization is more than a veneer, that reason will be our companion in dark places.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

“We need to be fit and ready for anything that might come our way.”
Aaron B. Powell, Doomsday Diaries

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