“But here’s what I’ve come to believe. That maybe it’s no different now than it ever was. Maybe it’s always the end of the world. Maybe you’re alive for a while and then you realize you’re going to die, and that’s such an insane thing to comprehend, you look around for answers and the only answer is that the world must die with you.
Jess Walter, “Don’t Eat Cat”
“Aomame reconfirmed her belief that everyone deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84