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H.P. Lovecraft quotes: I think drink is ugly, and therefore I have nothing to do with it. I think drink is ugly, and therefore I have nothing to do with it.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: God! What wonder that across the earth a great architect went mad, God! What wonder that across the earth a great architect went mad,
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Life is a hideous thing. Life is a hideous thing.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Where does madness leave off and reality begin? Where does madness leave off and reality begin?
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Children, old crones, peasants, and dogs ramble; cats and philosophers stick to their point. Children, old crones, peasants, and dogs ramble; cats and philosophers stick to their point.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: You could see one near Henchman Street from the elevated last year. You could see one near Henchman Street from the elevated last year.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to show by this statement that I am not his It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to show by this statement that I am not his murderer.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Very few minds are strictly normal, and all religious fanatics are marked with abnormalities of various sorts. Very few minds are strictly normal, and all religious fanatics are marked with abnormalities of various sorts.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Thirst had driven him into the desert again, Thirst had driven him into the desert again,
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men. I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: We can take the shuttle at the South Station for Battery Street, and after that the walk isn't much. We can take the shuttle at the South Station for Battery Street, and after that the walk isn't much.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end. Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: No formal course in fiction-writing can equal a close and observant perusal of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe or Ambrose Bierce. No formal course in fiction-writing can equal a close and observant perusal of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe or Ambrose Bierce.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: This very morning, an hour agone, he has mounted his white ass for the return journey to Vyones. This very morning, an hour agone, he has mounted his white ass for the return journey to Vyones.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: a new chill from afar out whither the condor had flown, as if my flesh had caught a horror before my eyes had seen it. Nor a new chill from afar out whither the condor had flown, as if my flesh had caught a horror before my eyes had seen it. Nor
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Only poetry or madness could do justice to the noises ... Only poetry or madness could do justice to the noises ...
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Memories and possibilities are even more hideous than realities. Memories and possibilities are even more hideous than realities.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination. The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean. But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Who knows the end? What Who knows the end? What
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: It is good to be a cynic - it is better to be a contented cat - and it is best not to exist at all. It is good to be a cynic - it is better to be a contented cat - and it is best not to exist at all.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: He was sunk beneath seas of silence; and his name, which would once have caught his notice above the howling of a storm, had become and empty sound. He was sunk beneath seas of silence; and his name, which would once have caught his notice above the howling of a storm, had become and empty sound.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: The village seemed very old, eaten away at the edge like the moon which had commenced to wane, The village seemed very old, eaten away at the edge like the moon which had commenced to wane,
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: So far as English versification is concerned, Pope was the world, and all the world was Pope. So far as English versification is concerned, Pope was the world, and all the world was Pope.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: They said it had been there before D'Iberville, before La Salle, before the Indians, and before even the wholesome beasts and birds of the woods. They said it had been there before D'Iberville, before La Salle, before the Indians, and before even the wholesome beasts and birds of the woods.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: My fear again waned low, since a natural phenomenon tends to dispel broodings over the unknown. My fear again waned low, since a natural phenomenon tends to dispel broodings over the unknown.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: The Man of Truth has learned that Illusion is the One Reality, and that Substance is the Great Impostor. The Man of Truth has learned that Illusion is the One Reality, and that Substance is the Great Impostor.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Horrors, I believe, should be original - the use of common myths and legends being a weakening influence. Horrors, I believe, should be original - the use of common myths and legends being a weakening influence.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: A voice from other epochs belongs in a graveyard of other epochs. A voice from other epochs belongs in a graveyard of other epochs.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Honest, wholesome structures do not stare at travellers so slyly and hauntingly, Honest, wholesome structures do not stare at travellers so slyly and hauntingly,
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: This man, a vagabond, hunter, and trapper, had always been strange in the eyes of his primitive associates. This man, a vagabond, hunter, and trapper, had always been strange in the eyes of his primitive associates.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Old Castro remembered bits of hideous legend that paled the speculations of theosophists and made man and the world seem recent and transient indeed. Old Castro remembered bits of hideous legend that paled the speculations of theosophists and made man and the world seem recent and transient indeed.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots. Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Pleasure to me is wonder - the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. Pleasure to me is wonder - the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: All of my tales are based on the fundamental premise that common human laws and emotions have no validity or significance in the cosmos-at-large. All of my tales are based on the fundamental premise that common human laws and emotions have no validity or significance in the cosmos-at-large.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Disintegration is quite painless, I assure you. Disintegration is quite painless, I assure you.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: My nervous system is a shattered wreck, and I am absolutely bored and listless save when I come upon something which peculiarly interests me. My nervous system is a shattered wreck, and I am absolutely bored and listless save when I come upon something which peculiarly interests me.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: For Arthur Munroe was dead. And on what remained of his chewed and gouged head there was no longer a face. For Arthur Munroe was dead. And on what remained of his chewed and gouged head there was no longer a face.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Many would have disliked to live, if possessed of the peculiar features of Arthur Jermyn, but he had been a poet and a scholar and had not minded. Many would have disliked to live, if possessed of the peculiar features of Arthur Jermyn, but he had been a poet and a scholar and had not minded.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: I could not write about 'ordinary people' because I am not in the least interested in them. I could not write about 'ordinary people' because I am not in the least interested in them.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulu waits dreaming In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulu waits dreaming
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Damn it, it wasn't quite fresh enough! Damn it, it wasn't quite fresh enough!
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Masson disliked and respected the ferocious little rodents, for he knew the danger that lurked in their flashing, needle-sharp fangs; Masson disliked and respected the ferocious little rodents, for he knew the danger that lurked in their flashing, needle-sharp fangs;
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: When the stars were right, They could plunge from world to world through the sky; but when the stars were wrong, They could not live. When the stars were right, They could plunge from world to world through the sky; but when the stars were wrong, They could not live.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: As human beings, our only sensible scale of values is one based on lessening the agony of existence. As human beings, our only sensible scale of values is one based on lessening the agony of existence.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: No death, no doom, no anguish can arouse the surpassing despair which flows from a loss of identity.- Through the Gates of the Silver Key No death, no doom, no anguish can arouse the surpassing despair which flows from a loss of identity.
- Through the Gates of the Silver Key
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature,
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Again there was silence - a silence as of consummated Evil brooding above its unnamable triumph. Again there was silence - a silence as of consummated Evil brooding above its unnamable triumph.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: From the tangle of chimney-pots scarcely a wisp of smoke came, From the tangle of chimney-pots scarcely a wisp of smoke came,
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: function - thoughtless, careless, and liquorish, function - thoughtless, careless, and liquorish,
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: and mentally aberrant type. and mentally aberrant type.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: the rats inevitably dragged away the whole cadaver through the hole they gnawed in the coffin. the rats inevitably dragged away the whole cadaver through the hole they gnawed in the coffin.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: When you can hear a spider walk across the floor, you know it's time to keep your socks on. Thank God for insecticide. When you can hear a spider walk across the floor, you know it's time to keep your socks on. Thank God for insecticide.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Maybe, just maybe, I should not have used the word "eldritch" so many times now that I think about it ... Maybe, just maybe, I should not have used the word "eldritch" so many times now that I think about it ...
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: In short, the world abounds with simple delusions which we may call "happiness", if we be but able to entertain them. In short, the world abounds with simple delusions which we may call "happiness", if we be but able to entertain them.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Religion struck me so vague a thing at best, that I could perceive no advantage of any one system over any other. Religion struck me so vague a thing at best, that I could perceive no advantage of any one system over any other.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams. I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: It is only the inferior thinker who hastens to explain the singular and the complex by the primitive shortcut of supernaturalism. It is only the inferior thinker who hastens to explain the singular and the complex by the primitive shortcut of supernaturalism.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: All which is forgotten need not necessarily be dead, All which is forgotten need not necessarily be dead,
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: It wearied Carter to see how solemnly people tried to make earthly reality out of old myths which every step of their boasted science confuted. It wearied Carter to see how solemnly people tried to make earthly reality out of old myths which every step of their boasted science confuted.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness. Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: It is only in the terrible phantasms of drugs or delirium that any other man can have such a descent as mine. It is only in the terrible phantasms of drugs or delirium that any other man can have such a descent as mine.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Despaired of any rest or contentment in a world grown too busy for beauty and too shrewd for dreams Despaired of any rest or contentment in a world grown too busy for beauty and too shrewd for dreams
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false? But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Uncertainty and danger are always closely allied, thus making any kind of an unknown world a world of peril and evil possibilities. Uncertainty and danger are always closely allied, thus making any kind of an unknown world a world of peril and evil possibilities.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Sounds - possibly musical - heard in the night from other worlds or realms of being. Sounds - possibly musical - heard in the night from other worlds or realms of being.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: I am Providence. I am Providence.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: My youngest boy went mad. He sits drooling on the porch, trying to play the cat like an accordion. He's been scratched some. My youngest boy went mad. He sits drooling on the porch, trying to play the cat like an accordion. He's been scratched some.
H.P. Lovecraft quotes: Our brains deliberately make us forget things, to prevent insanity Our brains deliberately make us forget things, to prevent insanity