Apocalypse Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old apocalypse quotes, apocalypse sayings, and apocalypse proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it’s only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege and social insulation that we still have the luxury of anticipating the apocalypse.     

Terence McKenna

Apocalypse does not point to a fiery Armageddon, but to our ignorance and complacency coming to an end.     

Joseph Campbell

Selfishness alone is sufficient to bring apocalypse upon a nation.

Khem Veasna

Apocalypse has become banal, a set of statistical risk parameters to everyone's existence.     

Anthony Giddens

Apocalypse has come and gone. We're just grubbing in the ashes.

Samuel R. Delany

The apocalypse is the millennium, and the psychedelics move you into the future.     

Terence McKenna

Soft things are terrifying. They're the real signals of death. Images of strength can never be that terrifying. It's the images of weakness that are a real apocalypse.     

Jenny Hval

Once we start believing that the apocalypse is coming, the amygdala goes on high alert, filtering out most anything that says otherwise.      

Peter Diamandis

The probability of apocalypse soon cannot be realistically estimated, but it is surely too high for any sane person to contemplate with equanimity.      

Noam Chomsky

That even an apocalypse can be made to seem part of the ordinary horizon of expectation constitutes an unparalleled violence that is being done to our sense of reality, to our humanity.      

Susan Sontag

Apocalypse could not be repealed by the democratic process.

Greg Bear

There's no big apocalypse. Just an endless procession of little ones.     

Neil Gaiman

Apocalypses don't happen very often. They tend to be separated by tens or even hundreds of millions of years.     

Dale Jamieson

A zombie apocalypse isn't the most jovial situation.      

Danai Gurira

We are living on the brink of the apocalypse, but the world is asleep.

Joel C. Rosenberg

Apocalypse is the eye of a needle, through which we pass into a different world.

George Zebrowski

The end approaches, but the apocalypse is long lived.     

Jacques Derrida

Literature is a human apocalypse, man's revelation to man, and criticism is not a body of adjudications, but the awareness of that revelation, the last judgement of mankind.     

Northrop Frye

Apocalypse can mean the unveiling of the deeper self of humanity.

Barbara Marx Hubbard

If one wants to talk about the end of the world, the apocalypse, you're talking about the world itself. It's not Southern California breaking into the sea. The story is global, and it requires that kind of approach.      

David Seltzer