Apocalyptic Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to oneself or to the world, is by telling the story. It is a balancing act and it is a dream. The more accurate the map, the more it resembles the territory. The most accurate map possible would be the territory, and thus would be perfectly accurate and perfectly useless.
The tale is the map that is the territory.
You must remember this.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

J. Cornell Michel
“I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

J. Cornell Michel
“The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

“The world is a goddamned evil place, the strong prey on the weak, the rich on the poor; I’ve given up hope that there is a God that will save us all. How am I supposed to believe that there’s a heaven and a hell when all I see now is hell.”
Aaron B. Powell, Doomsday Diaries III: Luke the Protector

Cormac McCarthy
“You know that the things you put it your head stay there, right?'
'Yeah. But you remember some things, don't you?'
'Yeah. You remember the things you want to forget and forget the things you want to remember.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Douglas Coupland
“How can we be alive and not wonder about the stories we knit together this place we call the world? Without stories our universe is merely rocks and clouds and lava and blackness. It's a village scraped raw by warm waters leaving not a trace of what existed before.”
Douglas Coupland, Generation A

“Not all the magic of earth is benevolent.”
Alden Bell

E.E. Knight
“The world was already a miserable place in the spring of that cursed year. The New Depression was at its height. Stocks fell, jobs were lost, and consumer consumption fell in a corporate death spiral as the aging technoczars were revealed to have feet of clay. Financial institutions underreacted, the government overreacted, and a society living on borrowed time paid for with borrowed dollars failed. Hard times and hunger came to the Western world, which was all the more of a shock because the generation that survived the last financial collapse had virtually died out.”
E.E. Knight, Way of the Wolf

Susan Beth Pfeffer
“So what if I don't learn algebra?'

'Someday schools will be open again,' Mom said. 'Things will be normal. You need to do your work now for when that happens.'

'That's never going to happen,' Jon said. 'And even if schools do open up somewhere, they're not going to open up here. There aren't enough people left.'

'We don't know how many people are like us, holed up, making do until times get better.'

'I bet whoever they are, they aren't studying algebra,' Jon said.”
Susan Beth Pfeffer, This World We Live In

Robert R. McCammon
“...he was a scream wrapped up in straw, a little, weak, vicious thing gnashing inside a monstrous facade...”
Robert R. McCammon, Swan Song

Victor Gischler
“Mortimer had maxed three credit cards stocking the cave with canned goods and medical supplies and tools and everything a man needed to live through the end of the world. There were more than a thousand books along shelves in the driest part of the cave. There used to be several boxes of pornography until Mortimer realized that he'd spent nearly ten days in a row sitting in the cave masturbating. He burned the dirty magazines to keep from doing some terrible whacking injury to himself.”
Victor Gischler, Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

Edward M. Wolfe
“Is the music broke, Mommy?”
Edward M. Wolfe, Hell on Ice

Juliette Cross
“A kiss was a caress of souls. An intimate entanglement of breath and affection.”
Juliette Cross, Coldest Fire

“A Call for the Overthrow of the World Government, the Infidels. Attack them in their homes, markets, roads, and their forums. Kill them all: intensify your operations on Earth.
Compton 6:66”

Peter Grey
“While our culture laments, what have we done wrong? Has no concept of sin, but only consumption. It still knows that something has gone dreadfully awry. Infantilized it helplessly repeats, what, what have we done wrong? It is simple: Mankind has broken the covenant with nature.”
Peter Grey, Apocalyptic Witchcraft

Nevil Shute
“Maybe we've been too silly to deserve a world like this," he said.
The scientist said, "That's absolutely and precisely right.”
Nevil Shute, On the Beach

Juliette Cross
“My life won't be ruled by the evil of others. My life is mine. No one else's. No matter what they've tried to do to me.”
Juliette Cross, Coldest Fire

Nevil Shute
“She had known for some time that his wife and family were very real to him, more real by far than the half-life in a far corner of the world that had been forced upon him since the war.”
Nevil Shute, On the Beach

Angela R. Watts
“Reese trusted in sword-bearing men with wings to have his back when he was bleeding out in a ditch. Yet, Reese couldn’t bring himself to trust the God who created all things.”
Angela R. Watts, Emmanuel

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Only a fool says in his heart
There is no Creator, no King of kings,
Only mules would dare to bray
These lethal mutterings.
Over darkened minds as these
The Darkness bears full sway,
Fruitless, yet, bearing fruit,
In their fell, destructive way.
Sterile, though proliferate,
A filthy progeny sees the day,
When Evil, Thought and Action mate:
Breeding sin, rebels and decay.
The blackest deeds and foul ideals,
Multiply throughout the earth,
Through deadened, lifeless, braying souls,
The Darkness labours and gives birth.
Taking the Lord’s abundant gifts
And rotting them to the core,
They dress their dish and serve it out
Foul seeds to infect thousands more.
‘The Tree of Life is dead!’ they cry,
‘And that of Knowledge not enough,
Let us glut on the ashen apples
Of Sodom and Gomorrah.’

Have pity on Thy children, Lord,
Left sorrowing on this earth,
While fools and all their kindred
Cast shadows with their murk,
And to the dwindling wise,
They toss their heads and wryly smirk.
The world daily grinds to dust
Virtue’s fair unicorns,
Rather, it would now beget
Vice’s mutant manticores.
Wisdom crushed, our joy is gone,
Buried under anxious fears
For lost rights and freedoms,
We shed many bitter tears.
Death is life, Life is no more,
Humanity buried in a tomb,
In a fatal prenatal world
Where tiny flowers
Are ripped from the womb,
Discarded, thrown away,
Inconvenient lives
That barely bloomed.
Our elders fare no better,
Their wisdom unwanted by and by,
Boarded out to end their days,
And forsaken are left to die.
Only the youthful and the useful,
In this capital age prosper and fly.
Yet, they too are quickly strangled,
Before their future plans are met,
Professions legally pre-enslaved
Held bound by mounting student debt.
Our leaders all harangue for peace
Yet perpetrate the horror,
Of economic greed shored up
Through manufactured war.
Our armies now welter
In foreign civilian gore.
How many of our kin are slain
For hollow martial honour?
As if we could forget, ignore,
The scourge of nuclear power,
Alas, victors are rarely tried
For their woeful crimes of war.
Hope and pray we never see
A repeat of Hiroshima.

No more!
Crimes are legion,
The deeds of devil-spawn!
What has happened to the souls
Your Divine Image was minted on?
They are now recast:
Crooked coins of Caesar and
The Whore of Babylon.
How often mankind shuts its ears
To Your music celestial,
Mankind would rather march
To the anthems of Hell.
If humanity cannot be reclaimed
By Your Mercy and great Love
Deservedly we should be struck
By Vengeance from above.
Many dread the Final Day,
And the Crack of Doom
For others the Apocalypse
Will never come too soon.
‘Lift up your heads, be glad’,
Fools shall bray no more
For at last the Master comes
To thresh His threshing floor.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

Iris Murdoch
“This is an age of demons and amoral angels and all sorts of deep fears, like the first centuries of the Christian era, it's an age of extreme solutions.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

“Whenever, therefore, a lie has built unto itself a throne, let it be assailed without pity and without regret, for under the domination of an inconvenient falsehood, no one can prosper.
Compton Gage

Amanda  Carlson
“Thanks, Maisie,” I said. “I appreciate the update.”
“I enjoy being helpful,” she replied.”
Darby chuckled. “I think she’s developing a sense of humor.”
“I’m not sure I can handle an inanimate polymer egg cracking jokes all the time,” I said.”
Amanda Carlson, Danger's Cure

Amanda  Carlson
“All we have in this world is survival. When you’re dead, you won’t give a fuck about what you left behind.”
Amanda Carlson, Danger's Cure

“I, *** CALL on world believers of righteousness to wage 'all-out war' on the World Government, the infidels...
Jihad is obligatory, not only for the Muslims!
All world believers of righteousness are required to pledge allegiance to Allah!
World believers of righteousness must fight the enemies of Allah through uncompromising...
I urge the believers to fight; if there be of you twenty steadfast, they shall overcome two hundred; and if there be of you a hundred, they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve-
O you who believe, fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you and let them find firmness in you. And know that Allah is with those who keep their duty.
Behold, if you are in doubt as to my religion, (know that) I serve not those whom you serve besides Allah, but I serve Allah who causes you to die; and I am commanded to be of the believers-
Seest thou not those who change Allah's favour for disbelief and make their people to alight in the abode of perdition-
And those who flee for Allah's sake after they are oppressed, We shall certainly give them a good abode in the world; and the reward of the Hereafter is much greater...
And on the day when We raise up a witness out of every nation, then permission (to offer excuse) will not be allowed to make amends.
I exhort you only to one thing, that you rise up for Allah's sake by twos and simply; then ponder! There is no madness in your companion. He is only a warner to you before a severe chastisement.
We have adorned the lower heaven with an adornment, the star- They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are reproached from every side.
And whoever turns himself away from remembrance of the Beneficent, We appoint for him a devil so he is his associate.
They are times appointed for men, and (for) the pilgrimage. And it is not righteousness that you enter the house by their backs but he is righteous who keeps his duty. And go into the houses by their doors; and keep your duty to Allah, that you may be successful.
And fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you but be not aggressive. Surely Allah loves not the aggressors.
Fight not with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it; So if they fight you (in it), slay them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
And fight them until there is no persecution, religion is only for Allah. But if they desist, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors.
Death, man must face...
... death does not bring the life of a man to an end; it only opens the door to a higher form of life.
Just as from dust is evolved the man, from the deeds which he does is evolved the higher man.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy...! I will strengthen thee; yea; I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteouness; Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be confounded; they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish...
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this!
I give unto you power to tread on evil and over all the power of the devil, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
I come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
A Call For The Overthrow Of The World Government!
Kill Them All!

Dmitry Glukhovsky
“Die Rettung des Volkes liegt im Wodka.”
Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2035

Tom B. Night
“So, this is how the world ends, eh? Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with a disgusting gurgling sound, he thought.”
Tom B. Night, Mind Painter

Tom B. Night
“I used to wish I’d have nightmares—what a pleasure it would have been to wake up. If all your dreams are terrifying, reality actually becomes something to look forward to.”
Tom B. Night, Mind Painter

John King
“The time? It's about twelve o'pocalypse.”
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert Comic

Kelli Russell Agodon
“We cannot plan a party for the apocalypse
because friends of the apocalypse know
the apocalypse always shows up
uninvited with a half-eaten bag of chips.”
Kelli Russell Agodon, Dialogues with Rising Tides

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