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"Sic transit mundus."note 

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.
T. S. Eliot, The Hollow Men

The end of the world... Those death metal album covers got it shockingly right!
Wendy Corduroy, Gravity Falls

Buffy: This is how many apocalypses for us now?
Giles: Oh, uh, six at least. Feels like a hundred.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Gift"

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".
Riley, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "A New Man"

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: Human Sacrifice. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria!

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.
Robert Frost, "Fire and Ice"

Eddie: This was no nuclear war. This...this...

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, The Golden Apple, "Doomed, Doomed, Doomed"

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

''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. And you'll have to live with the knowledge that what lead them there
Chimera Beast, "Bad Ending"

"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."

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 underwater cities of Lor, 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. 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. It was a very inexact apocalypse.


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