-> '''Sarkhan''': An entire world has gone missing on my account Ugin. And though I had [[CrapsackWorld no love]] [[ForeverWar for it]] it was my home. What of that Tarkir?\\
'''Ugin''': It is gone. Not only gone - [[{{Retgone}} the world you remember never existed]] and its people [[ForWantOfANail met very different fates.]]
-->-- ''Main/MagicTheGathering''

->''"I hate alternate timelines. They make for messy bookkeeping."''
-->-- Squishydodo, Black-ops elf, ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''

->'''Doc Brown''': Obviously, the time continuum has been disrupted creating this new temporal event sequence, resulting in this alternate reality.\\
'''Marty [=McFly=]''': English, Doc.\\
'''Doc''': Here, here-here. Let me illustrate.\\
''(He moves aside cardboard boxes to set up his chalkboard)''\\
'''Doc''': Imagine that this line represents time. (''draws a line'') 1985...the future...the past. Prior to this point in time, somewhere in the past, the timeline skewed into this tangent (''draws a diverging line''), creating an alternate 1985. Alternate to you, me, and Einstein, but reality for everyone else.
-->-- ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''