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According to preterism, the events described in Apocalypse were ones that John and his first-century readers said would "soon take place".

Though the term apocalypse is associated with disaster, life, God, and war, some ideologies intercept it differently. Many authors see the apocalypse as motivating and believe it has a deeper meaning.

Although the Greek term apokálypsis, from which the word apocalypse is derived, signifies a 'revelation', the apocalypse has come to be frequently used as a synonym for a calamity. According to John J Collins, it is "a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which a revelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing a transcendent reality which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatological salvation, and spatial insofar as it involves another, supernatural world."

The apocalypse is designed to interpret present, Earthly conditions in light of the supernatural realm and of the future and to affect both the comprehension and the behavior of the audience by means of divine power, Collins added in a subsequent revision to his description.

Futurists typically interpret chapters four through 22 of 'The Book Of Revelation' as describing historical occurrences that will take place in the distant future for John and the churches of Asia Minor. These events would include a final crisis period, preceded by Jesus' return to create his kingdom on Earth, judge evil, and usher in the new creation. Read these apocalypse quotes from famous people.

Deep Apocalypse Quotes

Some see the apocalypse as a new beginning, and these quotes will show a fragment of their perspective.

"Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts." - Heinrich Heine

"Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects." - Roger Zelazny, 'Prince Of Chaos'

"Hardly has the universe stretched its wings to span

When it gathers to egg once more." - J Aleksandr Wootton, 'Forgetting: Impressions From The Millennial Borderland'

“This is the way the world ends…” - T. S. Eliot, 'The Hollow Men'

"When he had arrived at the brink of the consummation of all things, he suddenly returned, either to the first age of Christianity or to some intermediate point; and then, beginning, as it were, from a fresh source, travelled down by a new stream; and that this he did at several successive times." - Christopher Wordsworth

"Apocalypse has come and gone. We're just grubbing in the ashes." -Samuel R. Delany

"It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine." -R.E.M.

"If I have to face the end of human existence, I want to look totally smoking when it happens." - Angeline Trevena

"It was the hubris of each generation to think this anew, to think that their time was special, that all things would come to an end with them." -Hugh Howey, 'Shift'

"The hugest changes were the ones that could not be seen – that's where the real apocalypse lay: in people's hearts, their souls, their beings." -Dianna Hardy, 'The Last Dragon'

"And after these things, I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the Earth, holding the four winds of the Earth, that the wind should not blow on the Earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree." - Revelation 7:1

"The world had seen so many Ages: the Age of Enlightenment; of Reformation; of Reason. Now, at last, the Age of Desire. And after this, an end to Ages; an end, perhaps, to everything." -Clive Barker

"If we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse." - G.K. Chesterton, 'A Defence Of Baby -Worship'

"When Armageddon takes place, parking is going to be a major problem." -J. G. Ballard, 'Millennium People'

"When I cry - when I let myself cry - that's who I cry for. I don't cry for myself. I cry for the Cassie that's gone. And I wonder what that Cassie would think of me." -Rick Yancey, 'The 5th Wave'

"I've given up hope that there is a God that will save us all." -Aaron B. Powell, 'Doomsday Diaries III: Luke The Protector'

"It wasn't aliens that first made us gear up for war; it was our fellow humans." -Rick Yancey

Best Apocalypse Quotes

With these quotes, you will see how something as negative as an apocalypse can be interpreted positively.

"The end approaches, but the apocalypse is long-lived." -Jacques Derrida

"Apocalypse can mean the unveiling of the deeper self of humanity." -Barbara Marx Hubbard

"I sat in the dark and thought: There's no big apocalypse. Just an endless procession of little ones." - Neil Gaiman, 'Signal To Noise'

"I can see we're in for a fabulous evening's apocalypse." -Douglas Adams

"The man is clear in his mind, but his soul is mad." - Dennis Hopper, 'Apocalypse Now'

"Selfishness alone is sufficient to bring apocalypse upon a nation." - Khem Veasna

"Zombies let us explore notions of the apocalypse - no water, food, medical care, the government imploding - while letting us sleep at night." - Max Brooks

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

"What silence rules the ghostly hours

That guard the close of human sleep!" -George Sterling

"I grew up with Apocalypse Now and Badlands, so I had a real awe thing going." -Gary Cole

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

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

"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

"When I do a novel, I don't really use the script; I use the book; when I did Apocalypse Now, I used Heart of Darkness. Novels usually have so much rich material." -Francis Ford Coppola

"After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in New York City, people, particularly New Yorkers, who breathed in the ash, or saw the results of that, have a tendency to keep seeing echoes and having flashbacks to it." -Stephen King

Famous Quotes On Apocalypse

These famous authors have given their takes on the apocalypse in the most beautiful literature.

"'Zombies don't bother me, sir,' Faith said, dimpling cutely. They're insane, hungry, angry animals.'" -John Ringo

"I don't believe in a biological apocalypse, but I think there is stormy biological weather ahead as the human population continues to grow." -Richard Preston

"Do fight unwinnable battles. Sometimes they're worth it." -Jesse Petersen

"I already survived one Apocalypse; I don't need another." -Michael Rooker

"Dan, I'm not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago." -Alan Moore, 'Watchmen'

"I realized I probably wouldn't make another film that cuts through commercial and creative things like Godfather or Apocalypse." -Francis Ford Coppola

"Army, Marriage, the Church, and Baking: the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse." - Fermin Romero de Torres, 'The Shadow Of The Wind', Carlos Ruiz Zafón

"Once upon a time, I tried to have dinner with my best friend, and the apocalypse happened." -Chloe Neill, 'Biting Bad'

"The best way to describe the sonic environment at the '98 CES is: Imagine that the apocalypse took the form of a cocktail party." -David Foster Wallace

"Plus, I wondered if any of these celebrities were alive; or if Brangelina was now a zombified couple." -Shannon Jaeger, 'The Zed Spire'

"I don't know about you, but I've got plans for next Thursday. And I'm not in the mood to have them ruined by some apocalypse." -Deborah Blake

"All my friends are like, 'Can you be on my side in the zombie apocalypse?' and I'm like, 'I got this.'" -Taissa Farmiga

"Shared libraries are the work of the devil, the one true sign that the apocalypse is at hand." -Tom Duff

"All I want to talk about is the oncoming apocalypse in my brain." -Elizabeth Wurtzel

"In our researches on the likely economic apocalypse, it's become clear what is the prime survival tool for hard times: friends. Good friends. Lots of them." -Stewart Brand

"We need to be fit and ready for anything that might come our way." -Aaron B. Powell

"Abandon all nations, the planet drifts to random insect doom." -William S. Burroughs

"I'm envious of how well he's engineered to survive, to conquer, to outlast apocalypse." - Karen Marie Moning, 'Burned'

Survival Apocalypse Quotes

With these survival apocalypse quotes, you will see how the darkness always co-exists with light.

"He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world." -Cormac McCarthy, 'The Road'

"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?" -J. Cornell Michel, 'Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution'

"I am happiest now. There's nothing like running out of time to make you realise you're in the right skin, with the right person, and that the Apocalypse will happen with or without you." -Howard Jacobson

"Teach them to fight. Otherwise, they might as well live in this house for the rest of their lives." - Charles Xavier, 'Apocalypse'

"We'd stared into the face of Death, and Death blinked first. You'd think that would make us feel brave and invincible. It didn't." -Rick Yancey

"As far as love is concerned, possession, power, fusion, and disenchantment are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." -Zygmunt Bauman

"Apocalypse makes a promise. His actions will not end with destruction. Instead, once the world is cleansed to his liking, he will lead a new one out of the ashes." -'X-Men: Apocalypse'

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Nidhi is a professional content writer who has been associated with leading organizations, such as Network 18 Media and Investment Ltd., giving the right direction to her ever-curious nature and rational approach. She decided to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism & Mass Communication, which she proficiently completed in 2021. She got acquainted with video journalism during graduation and started as a freelance videographer for her college. Moreover, she has been a part of volunteer work and events throughout her academic career life. Now, you can find her working for the content development team at Kidadl, giving her valuable input and producing excellent articles for our readers.

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