->''"Sic transit mundus."''[[note]]Thus passes the world.[[/note]]
-->-- ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''

->''This is the way the world ends\\
This is the way the world ends\\
This is the way the world ends\\
Not with a bang but a whimper.''
-->-- '''Creator/TSEliot''', ''The Hollow Men''

->''The end of the world... Those death metal album covers got it [[ApocalypseWow shockingly right]]!''
-->-- '''Wendy''', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''

->'''Buffy''': This is how many apocalypses for us now?
->'''Giles''': Oh, uh, six at least. Feels like a hundred.
-->-- '''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''', "The Gift"

->'''Riley''': Buffy. When I saw you stop the world from, you know, ending, I just assumed that was a big week for you. Turns out I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of "apocalypse".
--->-- '''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''', "A New Man"

->''After the orbital strikes, Thunderhawk bombardments, Whirlwinds, Vindicators, fusion and starfire and finally Battle Brothers with flamers had finished cleansing the world of all the enemies of Man, we built a monastery in the center of the largest, most radioactive impact crater. We named the planet "Tranquility", for it was very quiet now.''
-->-- ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

-> '''Dr. Peter Venkman''': This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.\\
'''Mayor''': What do you mean, "biblical"?\\
'''Dr. Raymond Stantz''': What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling!\\
'''Dr. Egon Spengler''': Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...\\
'''Winston Zeddemore''': The dead rising from the grave!\\
'''Dr. Peter Venkman''': HumanSacrifice. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Dogs and cats living together]]. Mass hysteria!
-->-- ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''

->''Some say the world will end in fire,\\
Some say in ice.\\
From what I've tasted of desire\\
I hold with those who favor fire.\\
But if it had to perish twice,\\
I think I know enough of hate\\
To say that for destruction ice\\
Is also great\\
And would suffice.''
-->-- '''Creator/RobertFrost''', "Fire and Ice"

->'''Kodos''': Smooth move, Space Lax. You've destroyed the totality of existence!\\
'''Kang''': It'll be fine. I'll just leave a note.''
-->--''TheSimpsons'', "[[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror XVI]]"

->'''Eddie:''' This was no nuclear war. This...this...\\
-->-- ''Franchise/TheDarkTower III: Literature/TheWasteLands''

->''Oooo, the Polar Cap is slowly expanding\\
In a million years we'll freeze to death I guess\\
If the Ice Age hasn't floored us\\
There's a planet heading toward us\\
When it hits, we'll be an interstellar mess!\\
Oh, our continent is crumbling and dissolving\\
As our rivers wash the topsoil out to sea,\\
And what land we can retrieve'll\\
Be devoured by pest and weevil,\\
And there won't be nothing left for you and me.''
-->--'''Lady Scientist''', ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', "Doomed, Doomed, Doomed"

->''Apocalpyse soon\\
Heading your way.\\
Ground zero at noon.\\
Halve a nice day.''\\
--'''Pragmatist''', Edmund Conti

->'''Serron, [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Adam]], [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve]]:''' Don't look at me!
->'''Adam:''' By the way, myth confirmed!
-->--''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2176 #2176]]

->''[[HordeOfAlienLocusts EATERS]] have destroyed the entire ecosystem of the planet, which now is in ruins. Now the EATERS will roam the universe in search of victims, repeating their pattern of destruction on each planet they find. Eventually, they'll undoubtedly reach the Earth. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And you'll have to live with the knowledge that what lead them there was...]][[VillainProtagonist you]].
-->--''VideoGame/ChimeraBeast'', "Bad Ending"

->"[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} You]] and your twin primed the machine, but this little baby still needs a lot of fuel. So it's breaking down your dimension. Soon, your reality will collapse into a one-dimensional point in time and space."
-->-- '''Mr. Mxyzptlk''', ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade''

-> "''Shakespeare could never conceived of an apocalypse, at least, not in the way we can conceive it, with environmental or nuclear disaster a very frighteningly plausible reality. But Lear comes close.''"
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]]''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwRg3x2mAAM Ran: The Shakespearean Apocalypse – Summer of Shakespeare Fan Pick #4]]''

->During the first million years of its existence, mankind survived five apocalypses without succumbing to extinction. It endured the Apocalypse of Steel, the Apocalypse of Hydrogen, the Apocalypse of Serotonin, both Apocalypses of Water, the second of which occurred despite certain contracts to the contrary. Mankind also survived the Apocalypse of Grease, which wasn't a true apocalypse, although it wiped out nearly half of humanity by clogging the gears that ran the densely packed [[UnderwaterCity underwater cities]] of Lor, [[NoodleIncident but that's a tale for another time]].
-->--''How The World Became Quiet,'' by Rachel Swirsky

->I saw a guard, as alone as all the others. What’s happened? I asked him. [[HeroicBSOD He was confused, shaking his head]]. He would not look at me. Something’s happened, he said. Something... there was a collapse... nothing works properly... there’s been a... a breakdown...
->He was being very inexact. That wasn’t his fault. [[RealityIsOutToLunch It was a very inexact apocalypse]].
->Between the time I had closed my eyes on the train and the time I had opened them again, some organizing principle had failed. I’ve always imagined the occurrence in very literal terms. I have always envisaged a vast, impossible building, a spiritual power station with an unstable core shitting out the world’s energy and connectivity. I’ve always envisaged the cogs and wheels of that unthinkable machinery overheating, some critical mass being reached... the mechanisms faltering and seizing up as the core explodes soundlessly and spews its poisonous fuel across the city and beyond.
->In [[NoOSHACompliance Bhopal]], Union Carbide vomited up a torturing, killing bile. In [[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} Chernobyl]], the fallout was a more insidious cellular terrorism.
->And now Kilburn erupts with vague entropy.
-->--''[[Creator/ChinaMieville Looking For Jake]]''