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Below is a list of memorable quotations from post-apocalyptic books, films, or other media.

Quote Source
All I see are dead people. 12 Monkeys
I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones Albert Einstein
This whole town is infested with killer cockroaches. I repeat: KILLER COCKROACHES! Damnation Alley
Call me "Snake." Escape from New York
Get a new President! Escape from New York
Another day to live through. Better get started. Last Man On Earth
Runner terminated. Logan's Run
Life clocks are a lie! Carousel is a lie! THERE IS NO RENEWAL! Logan's Run
Fish, plankton, sea greens... protein from the sea! Logan's Run
I am about to go to war with New Bern, Kansas. The home of the nearest Costco. Today is already just about as weird as I can handle. I am not asking any more questions. Johnston Green , Jericho
The juice, the precious juice. Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)
Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here? You talk to me. Max Rockatansky , Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)
Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla! Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)
The last of the V8 Interceptors... a piece of history! Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)
Shes the Last of the v8 interceptors. Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... Dyin' time's here. Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome
Two men enter, one man leaves. Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome
Welcome, to another edition of Thunderdome! Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome
It's a mad house! A mad house! Planet of the Apes
Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! Planet of the Apes
Wolverines! Red Dawn
It is so quiet out here, it is the quietest place in the world. Stalker
You're terminated, Fucker! The Terminator
The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves. The Terminator
That's not fair! That's not fair at all! There was time now. There was all the time I needed... The Twilight Zone, episode: Time Enough at Last
The catastrophic events you have just witnessed are, in all likelihood, less severe than the destruction that would actually occur in the event of a full nuclear strike against the United States. The Day After (1983) (TV)
Are you crazy lady? This is our home, and no damn spiders are gonna run us out! Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Zac Hobson, July 5th. One: there has been a malfunction in Project Flashlight with devastating results. Two: it seems I am the only person left on Earth. The Quiet Earth (1985)
For civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized. The Shelter (The Twilight Zone)
Demon dogs! Thundarr the Barbarian
Lords of light! Thundarr the Barbarian
Ariel! Ookla! Ride! Thundarr the Barbarian
The year: 1994. From out of space comes a runaway planet, hurtling between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction! Man's civilization is cast in ruin!
Two thousand years later, Earth is reborn...
A strange new world rises from the old: a world of savagery, super science, and sorcery. But one man bursts his bonds to fight for justice! With his companions Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel, he pits his strength, his courage, and his fabulous Sunsword against the forces of evil.
He is Thundarr, the Barbarian!
Thundarr the Barbarian
Then the epidemic came. It was madness, absolute madness! Two Journeys
Shall we play a game? WarGames
Let's play Global Thermonuclear War. WarGames
M-O-O-N, that spells moon. Tom Cullen, The Stand
6:12 Time shown on all clocks in The Quiet Earth
Had I been informed of the impending apocalypse, I'da stocked up Dale, The Walking Dead TV series, Season 1 Episode 4
If he is not the word of God, God never spoke. The Road
Nut up or shut up!


First there was the collapse of civilization: anarchy, genocide, starvation. Then when it seemed things couldn't get any worse, we got the plague. The Living Death, quickly closing its fist over the entire planet. Then we heard the rumors: that the last scientists were working on a cure that would end the plague and restore the world. Restore it? Why? I like the death! I like the misery! I like this world! Cyborg
"Cause this... is the way the world ends... Not with a bang, but with a lot of blood and torn flesh and broken bones! ... and I .... just.... love it! HBO's Spawn Anime - Season 1 - "The Clown"
The Earth is ready to burn! You're the guy with the match! ... and I'm here to make sure ya do the job rrrrrright!!! HBO's Spawn Anime - Season 1 - "The Clown"
"The pain was cleansing." Overtkill (HBO's Spawn; season 1)
"And so the game has begun again. After 400 years, a new warrior takes center stage, preparing for the great battle... and with him comes pain, death and the vile stench of brimstone." Cogliostro (HBO's Spawn; Season 1)
"Frak Earth!" Battlestar Galactica, 2007