H.P. Lovecraft Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 H.P. Lovecraft Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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This night shalt thou know the favour of the Gods, and behold on Parnassus those dreams which the Gods have through ages sent to earth to show that they are not dead. For poets are the dreams of Gods, and in each and every age someone hath sung unknowingly the message and the promise from the lotosgardens beyond the sunset. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: This night shalt thou know the favour of the Gods, and behold on Parnassus those
The cool, lithe, cynical, and unconquered lord of the housetops. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The cool, lithe, cynical, and unconquered lord of the housetops.
A dog is a pitiful thing, depending wholly on companionship, and utterly lost except in packs or by the side of his master. Leave him alone, and he does not know what to do except bark and howl and trot about till sheer exhaustion forces him to sleep. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: A dog is a pitiful thing, depending wholly on companionship, and utterly lost except in
Have only this consolation
that he was never a fiend or even truly a madman, but only an eager, studious, and curious boy whose love of mystery and of the past was his undoing. He stumbled on things no mortal ought ever to know, and reached back through the years as no one ever should reach; and something came out of those years to engulf him.
H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Have only this consolationthat he was never a fiend or even truly a madman, but
There are, I think, four distinct types of weird story: one expressing a mood or feeling, another expressing a pictorial conception, a third expressing a general situation, condition, legend or intellectual conception, and a fourth explaining a definite tableau or specific dramatic situation or climax. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: There are, I think, four distinct types of weird story: one expressing a mood or
I am naturally a Nordic - a chalk-white, bulky Teuton of the Scandinavian or North-German forests - a Viking berserk killer - a predatory rover of Hengist and Horsa - a conqueror of Celts and mongrels and founders of Empires - a son of the thunders and the arctic winds, and brother to the frosts and the auroras - a drinker of foemen's blood from new picked skulls - a friend of the mountain buzzards and feeder of seacoast vultures - a blond beast of eternal snows and frozen oceans - a prayer to Odin and Thor and Woden and Alfadur, the raucous shouter of Niffelheim - a comrade of the wolves, and rider of nightmares H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: I am naturally a Nordic - a chalk-white, bulky Teuton of the Scandinavian or North-German
I am essentially a recluse who will have very little to do with people wherever he may be. I think that most people only make me nervous - that only by accident, and in extremely small quantities, would I ever be likely to come across people who wouldn't. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: I am essentially a recluse who will have very little to do with people wherever
Life is not the unique property of Earth. Nor is life in the shape of human beings. Life takes many forms on other planets and far stars, forms that would seem bizarre to humans, as human life is bizarre to other life-forms. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Life is not the unique property of Earth. Nor is life in the shape of
The vast marble dome of the State House stood out in massive silhouette, its crowning statue haloed fantastically by a break in one of the tinted stratus clouds that barred the flaming sky. When H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The vast marble dome of the State House stood out in massive silhouette, its crowning
The subject, a widely known architect with leanings toward theosophy and occultism, went violently insane on the date of young Wilcox's seizure, and expired several months later after incessant screamings to be saved from some escaped denizen of hell. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The subject, a widely known architect with leanings toward theosophy and occultism, went violently insane
With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos, yet other beings with wider, stronger, or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see, but might see and study whole worlds of matter, energy, and life which lie close at hand yet can never be detected with the senses we have. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos, yet other beings
If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire
This very morning, an hour agone, he has mounted his white ass for the return journey to Vyones. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: This very morning, an hour agone, he has mounted his white ass for the return
It is new, indeed, for I made it last night in a dream of strange cities; and dreams are older than brooding Tyre, or the contemplative Sphinx, or garden-girdled Babylon. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: It is new, indeed, for I made it last night in a dream of strange
Despite my solitary life, I have found infinite joy in books and writing, and am by far too much interested in the affairs of the world to quit the scene before Nature shall claim me. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Despite my solitary life, I have found infinite joy in books and writing, and am
I choose weird stories because they suit my inclination best - one of my strongest and most persistent wishes being to achieve, momentarily, the illusion of some strange suspension or violation of the galling limitations of time, space, and natural law which for ever imprison us and frustrate our curiosity about the infinite cosmic spaces beyond the radius of our sight and analysis. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: I choose weird stories because they suit my inclination best - one of my strongest
To me there is nothing more fraught with mystery & terror than a remote Massachusetts farmhouse against a lonely hill. Where else could an outbreak like the Salem witchcraft have occurred? H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: To me there is nothing more fraught with mystery & terror than a remote Massachusetts
How little does the earth self know life and its extent! How little, indeed, ought it to know for its own tranquility! H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: How little does the earth self know life and its extent! How little, indeed, ought
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 Sayings: I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What
There was a formula - a sort of list of things to say and do - which I recognised as something black and forbidden; something which I had read of before in furtive paragraphs of mixed abhorrence and fascination penned by those strange ancient delvers into the universe's guarded secrets whose decaying texts I loved to absorb. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: There was a formula - a sort of list of things to say and do
My eldest cat, "Nigger-Man," was seven years old and had come with me from my home in Bolton, Massachusetts; H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: My eldest cat, "Nigger-Man," was seven years old and had come with me from my
It is absurd to say that mathematicians have not discovered the fourth dimension. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: It is absurd to say that mathematicians have not discovered the fourth dimension.
An excellent habit to cultivate is the analytical study of the King James Bible. For simple yet rich and forceful English, this masterly production is hard to equal; and even though its Saxon vocabulary and poetic rhythm be unsuited to general composition, it is an invaluable model for writers on quaint or imaginative themes. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: An excellent habit to cultivate is the analytical study of the King James Bible. For
There are vocal qualities peculiar to men, and vocal qualities peculiar to beasts; and it is terrible to hear the one when the source should yield the other. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: There are vocal qualities peculiar to men, and vocal qualities peculiar to beasts; and it
Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal; that all things appear as they do only by virtue of the delicate individual physical and mental media through which we are made H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and
We must realise that man's nature will remain the same so long as he remains man; that civilisation is but a slight coverlet beneath which the dominant beast sleeps lightly and ever ready to awake. To preserve civilisation, we must deal scientifically with the brute element, using only genuine biological principles. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: We must realise that man's nature will remain the same so long as he remains
John Whately lived about a mile from town,
Up where the hills began to huddle thick;
We never thought his wits were very quick,
Seeing the way he let his farm run down.
He used to waste his time on some queer books
He'd found around the attic of his place,
Till funny lines got creased into his face,
And folks all said they didn't like his looks.
When he began those night-howls we declared
He'd better be locked up away from harm,
So three men from the Aylesbury town farm
Went for him - but came back alone and scared.
They'd found him talking to two crouching things
That at their step flew off on great black wings.
H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: John Whately lived about a mile from town,Up where the hills began to huddle thick;We
And at last I resolved to scale that tower, fall though I might; since it were better to glimpse the sky and perish, than to live without ever beholding day. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: And at last I resolved to scale that tower, fall though I might; since it
Never should an unfamiliar word be passed over without elucidation, for, with a little conscientious research, we may each day add to our conquests in the realm of philology and become more and more ready for graceful independent expression. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Never should an unfamiliar word be passed over without elucidation, for, with a little conscientious
Perhaps I should not hope to convey in mere words the unutterable hideousness that can dwell in absolute silence and barren immensity. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Perhaps I should not hope to convey in mere words the unutterable hideousness that can
My ears rang and my imagination seethed as I led my camel slowly across the sand to that unvocal place; that place which I alone of living men had seen. In H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: My ears rang and my imagination seethed as I led my camel slowly across the
Sounds - possibly musical - heard in the night from other worlds or realms of being. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Sounds - possibly musical - heard in the night from other worlds or realms of
His pretence to profound and obscure scholarship, his blundering ventures in stilted and laboured pseudo-humour, and his often vitriolic outbursts of critical prejudice must all be recognised and forgiven. Beyond and above them, and dwarfing them to insignificance, was a master's vision of the terror that stalks about and within us, and the worm that writhes and slavers in the hideously close abyss. Penetrating to every festering horror in the gaily painted mockery called existence, and in the solemn masquerade called human thought and feelings that vision had power to project itself in blackly magical crystallisations and transmutations; till there bloomed in the sterile America of the 'thirties and 'forties such a moon-nourished garden of gorgeous poison fungi as not even the nether slope of Saturn might boast. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: His pretence to profound and obscure scholarship, his blundering ventures in stilted and laboured pseudo-humour,
The daemoniac rattle and wheeze of a blasphemous organ, choking and rumbling out the mockeries of hell in a cracked, sardonic bass. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The daemoniac rattle and wheeze of a blasphemous organ, choking and rumbling out the mockeries
The dog is a peasant and the cat is a gentleman. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The dog is a peasant and the cat is a gentleman.
On many occasions the curious atmospheric effects enchanted me vastly; these including a strikingly vivid mirage - the first I had ever seen - in which distant bergs became the battlements of unimaginable cosmic castles. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: On many occasions the curious atmospheric effects enchanted me vastly; these including a strikingly vivid
The cat ... is for the man who appreciates beauty as the one living force in a blind and purposeless universe. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The cat ... is for the man who appreciates beauty as the one living force
These little debates are known as "flamewars. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: These little debates are known as "flamewars.
The cloudless day is richer at its close;
A golden glory settles on the lea;
Soft, stealing shadows hint of cool repose
To mellowing landscape, and to calming sea.
And in that nobler, gentler, lovelier light,
The soul to sweeter, loftier bliss inclines;
Freed form the noonday glare, the favour'd sight
Increasing grace in earth and sky divines.
But ere the purest radiance crowns the green,
Or fairest lustre fills th' expectant grove,
The twilight thickens, and the fleeting scene
Leaves but a hallow'd memory of love!
H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The cloudless day is richer at its close;A golden glory settles on the lea;Soft, stealing
The end is near. I hear a noise at the door, as of some immense slippery body lumbering against it. It shall not find me. God, that hand! The window! The window! H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The end is near. I hear a noise at the door, as of some immense
It is not unusual for the central menace of a work of horror fiction to be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: It is not unusual for the central menace of a work of horror fiction to
Our apprehensions were over what we might find, or fail to find, at the end of our journey; for silence continued to answer all calls despatched to the camp. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Our apprehensions were over what we might find, or fail to find, at the end
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 Sayings: The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind
Free of all responsibility or restraint, in the sheer obliviousness of dreams, he had lived like a happy pagan; and now he must go back to the drear existence of a mediaeval monk, beneath the prompting of an obscure sense of duty. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Free of all responsibility or restraint, in the sheer obliviousness of dreams, he had lived
Denied anything ardently desired, the individual or state will argue and parley just so long - then, if the impelling motive be sufficiently great, will cast aside every rule and break down every acquired inhibition, plunging viciously after the object wished; all the more fantastically savage because of previous repression. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Denied anything ardently desired, the individual or state will argue and parley just so long
Nahum did not send her to the county asylum, but let her wander about the house as long as she was harmless to herself and others. Even when her expression changed he did nothing. But when the boys grew afraid of her, and Thaddeus nearly fainted at the way she made faces at him, he decided to keep her locked in the attic. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Nahum did not send her to the county asylum, but let her wander about the
Though not a participant in the Business of life; I am, like the character of Addison and Steele, an impartial (or more or less impartial) Spectator, who finds not a little recreation in watching the antics of those strange and puny puppets called men. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Though not a participant in the Business of life; I am, like the character of
He talked about terrible meetings in lonely places, of cyclopean ruins in the heart of the Maine woods beneath which vast staircases led down to abysses of nighted secrets, of complex angles that led through invisible walls to other regions of space and time, and of hideous exchanges of personality that permitted explorations in remote and forbidden places, on other worlds, and in different space-time continua. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: He talked about terrible meetings in lonely places, of cyclopean ruins in the heart of
In its flawless grace and superior self-sufficiency I have seen a symbol of the perfect beauty and bland impersonality of the universe itself, objectively considered, and in its air of silent mystery there resides for me all the wonder and fascination of the unknown. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: In its flawless grace and superior self-sufficiency I have seen a symbol of the perfect
Someday our piecing together of knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas we shall either go mad or flee into the safety of a new dark age. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Someday our piecing together of knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas we shall either
Damn it, it wasn't quite fresh enough! H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Damn it, it wasn't quite fresh enough!
And, most vivid of all, there was the dramatic epic of the rats - the scampering army of obscene vermin which had burst forth from the castle three months after the tragedy that doomed it to desertion - the lean, filthy, ravenous army which had swept all before it and devoured fowl, cats, dogs, hogs, sheep, and even two hapless human beings before its fury was spent. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: And, most vivid of all, there was the dramatic epic of the rats - the
The unknown ... became for our primitive forefathers a terrible and omnipotent source of boons and calamities visited upon mankind for cryptic and wholly extra-terrestrial reasons, and thus clearly belonging to spheres of existence whereof we know nothing and wherein we have no part. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The unknown ... became for our primitive forefathers a terrible and omnipotent source of boons
For the things in the chair, perfect to the last, subtle detail of microscopic resemblance - or identity - were the face and hands of Henry Wentworth Akeley. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: For the things in the chair, perfect to the last, subtle detail of microscopic resemblance
It is an unfortunate fact that every man who seeks to disseminate knowledge must contend not only against ignorance itself, but against false instruction as well. No sooner do we deem ourselves free from a particularly gross superstition, than we are confronted by some enemy to learning who would set aside all the intellectual progress of years, and plunge us back into the darkness of mediaeval disbelief. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: It is an unfortunate fact that every man who seeks to disseminate knowledge must contend
God! What wonder that across the earth a great architect went mad, H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: God! What wonder that across the earth a great architect went mad,
And yet amid that tense godless calm the high bare boughs of all the trees in the yard were moving. They were twitching morbidly and spasmodically, clawing in convulsive and epileptic madness at the moonlit clouds; scratching impotently in the noxious air as if jerked by some allied and bodiless line of linkage with subterrene horrors writhing and struggling below the black roots. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: And yet amid that tense godless calm the high bare boughs of all the trees
Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber, Past the wan-mooned abysses of night, I have lived o'er my lives without number, I have sounded all things with my sight. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber, Past the wan-mooned abysses of night, I have lived
Horror and the unknown or the strange are always closely connected so that it is hard to create a convincing picture of shattered natural law or cosmic alienage or 'outsideness' without laying stress on the emotion of fear. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Horror and the unknown or the strange are always closely connected so that it is
Rude cross lay flat upon the barren earth and on it was bound a man - half-naked, wild of aspect with his corded limbs, glaring eyes and shock of tangled hair. His executioners were Roman soldiers, and with heavy hammers they prepared to pin the victim's hands and feet to the wood with iron spikes. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Rude cross lay flat upon the barren earth and on it was bound a man
For the purpose of securing epithets at once accurate and felicitous, the young author should familiarize himself thoroughly with the general aspect and phenomena of Nature, as well as with the ideas and associations which these things produce in the human mind. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: For the purpose of securing epithets at once accurate and felicitous, the young author should
I don't believe that there is any fourth dimension, and I emphatically do not believe in Tao. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: I don't believe that there is any fourth dimension, and I emphatically do not believe
Do not call up that which you cannot put down. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Do not call up that which you cannot put down.
There are horrors beyond life's edge that we do not suspect, and once in a while man's evil prying calls them just within our range. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: There are horrors beyond life's edge that we do not suspect, and once in a
Never Explain Anything H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Never Explain Anything
The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some
Several of our company told of ghosts, one, how a man had been slain on the way to the wars, but had not known it, his ghost going on, thinking himself alive, performing deeds of great valor, even returning home in triumph where he bought lands, begot sons, and lived in contentment for many years before discovering one day, by chance, that he was already dead. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Several of our company told of ghosts, one, how a man had been slain on
All I want is to know things. The black gulph of the infinite is before me ... H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: All I want is to know things. The black gulph of the infinite is before
The scene I cannot describe--I should faint if I tried it, for there is madness in a room full of classified charnel things, with blood and lesser human debris almost ankle-deep on the slimy floor, and with hideous reptilian abnormalities sprouting, bubbling, and baking over a winking bluish-green spectre of dim flame in a far corner of black shadows. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The scene I cannot describe--I should faint if I tried it, for there is madness
As to what the things were - explanations naturally varied. The common name applied to them was "those ones," or "the old ones," though other terms had a local and transient use. Perhaps the bulk of the Puritan settlers set them down bluntly as familiars of the devil, and made them a basis of awed theological speculation. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: As to what the things were - explanations naturally varied. The common name applied to
All which is forgotten need not necessarily be dead, H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: All which is forgotten need not necessarily be dead,
It is natural that such a thing as a dead man's scream should give horror, for it is obviously, not a pleasing or ordinary occurrence; but I was used to similar experiences, hence suffered on this occasion only because of a particular circumstance. And, H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: It is natural that such a thing as a dead man's scream should give horror,
...great eager mists flock to heaven laden with lore, and oceanward eyes on the rocks see only a mystic whiteness, as if the cliff's rim were the rim of all earth, and the solemn bells of buoys tolled free in the aether of faery. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: ...great eager mists flock to heaven laden with lore, and oceanward eyes on the rocks
For Arthur Munroe was dead. And on what remained of his chewed and gouged head there was no longer a face. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: For Arthur Munroe was dead. And on what remained of his chewed and gouged head
Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of genuine experience. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of
The Thing of the idols, the green, sticky spawn of the stars, had awaked to claim his own. The stars were right again, and what an age-old cult had failed to do by design, a band of innocent sailors had done by accident. After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The Thing of the idols, the green, sticky spawn of the stars, had awaked to
No breed of cats in its proper condition can by any stretch of the imagination be thought of as even slightly ungraceful - a record against which must be pitted the depressing spectacle of impossibly flattened bulldogs, grotesquely elongated dachshunds, hideously shapeless and shaggy Airedales, and the like. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: No breed of cats in its proper condition can by any stretch of the imagination
I should describe mine own nature as tripartite, my interests consisting of three parallel and dissociated groups
(a) Love of the strange and fantastic. (b) Love of the abstract truth and of scientific logic. (c) Love of the ancient and the permanent. Sundry combinations of these three strains will probably account for all my odd tastes and eccentricities.
H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: I should describe mine own nature as tripartite, my interests consisting of three parallel and
Well did I come to know the presiding dryads of those trees, and often have I watched their wild dances in the struggling beams of a waning moon - but of these things I must not now speak. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Well did I come to know the presiding dryads of those trees, and often have
The more he withdrew from the world about him, the more wonderful became his dreams; and it would have been quite futile to try to describe them on paper. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The more he withdrew from the world about him, the more wonderful became his dreams;
It is hard to explain just how a single sight of a tangible object with measurable dimensions could so shake and change a man; and we may only say that there is about certain outlines and entities a power of symbolism and suggestion which acts frightfully on a sensitive thinker's perspective and whispers terrible hints of obscure cosmic relationships and unnamable realities behind the protective illusions of common vision. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: It is hard to explain just how a single sight of a tangible object with
There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of ecstasy and horror; incidents which I tremble to recall and dare not seek to interpret. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of
Disintegration is quite painless, I assure you. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Disintegration is quite painless, I assure you.
Tales of ordinary characters would appeal to a larger class , but I have no wish to make such an appeal . The opinions of the masses are of no interest to me , for praise can truly gratify only when it comes from a mind sharing the author's perspective . There are probably seven persons in all , who really like my work and they are enough . I should write even if I were the only patient reader , for my aim is merely self expression . I could not write about ' ordinary people ' because I am not in the least interested in them . Without interest there can be no art . Man's relations to man do not captivate my fancy . It is man's relations to the cosmos - to the unknown - which alone arouses in me the spark of creative imagination . H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Tales of ordinary characters would appeal to a larger class , but I have no
We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which
Sometimes, in the throes of a nightmare when unseen powers whirl one over the roofs of strange dead cities toward the grinning chasm of Nis, it is a relief and even a delight to shriek wildly and throw oneself voluntarily along with the hideous vortex of dream-doom into whatever bottomless gulf may yawn. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Sometimes, in the throes of a nightmare when unseen powers whirl one over the roofs
You could see one near Henchman Street from the elevated last year. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: You could see one near Henchman Street from the elevated last year.
It might, too, have been the singular cold that alienated me; for such chilliness was abnormal on so hot a day, and the abnormal always excites aversion, distrust, and fear. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: It might, too, have been the singular cold that alienated me; for such chilliness was
Warped and bigoted with preconceived illusions of justice, freedom, and consistency, they cast off the old lore and the old way with the old beliefs; nor ever stopped to think that the lore and those ways were the sole makers of their present thoughts and judgments, and the sole guides and standards in a meaningless universe without fixed aims or stable points of reference. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Warped and bigoted with preconceived illusions of justice, freedom, and consistency, they cast off the
A voice from other epochs belongs in a graveyard of other epochs. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: A voice from other epochs belongs in a graveyard of other epochs.
No amount of rationalisation, reform, or Freudian analysis can quite annul the thrill of the chimney-corner whisper or the lonely wood. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: No amount of rationalisation, reform, or Freudian analysis can quite annul the thrill of the
The effect was that of a Cyclopean city of no architecture known to man or to human imagination, with vast aggregations of night-black masonry embodying monstrous perversions of geometrical laws and attaining the most grotesque extremes of sinister bizarrerie. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The effect was that of a Cyclopean city of no architecture known to man or
My reason for writing stories is to give myself the satisfaction of visualising more clearly and detailedly and stably the vague, elusive, fragmentary impressions of wonder, beauty, and adventurous expectancy which are conveyed to me by certain sights (scenic, architectural, atmospheric, etc.), ideas, occurrences, and images encountered in art and literature. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: My reason for writing stories is to give myself the satisfaction of visualising more clearly
Hei! Aa-shanta 'nygh! You are off! Send back earth's gods to their haunts on unknown Kadath, and pray to all space that you may never meet me in my thousand other forms. Farewell, Randolph Carter, and beware; for I am Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Hei! Aa-shanta 'nygh! You are off! Send back earth's gods to their haunts on unknown
I can look back ... at two distinct periods of opinion whose foundations I have successively come to distrust a period before 1919 or so, when the weight of classic authority unduly influenced me, and another period from 1919 to about 1925, when I placed too high a value on the elements of revolt, florid colour, and emotional extravagance or intensity. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: I can look back ... at two distinct periods of opinion whose foundations I have
Resolved to go with bold entreaty whither no man had gone before, and dare the H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Resolved to go with bold entreaty whither no man had gone before, and dare the
The village seemed very old, eaten away at the edge like the moon which had commenced to wane, H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: The village seemed very old, eaten away at the edge like the moon which had
Truly, there are terrible primal arcana of earth which had better be left unknown and unevoked; dread secrets which have nothing to do with man, and which man may learn only in exchange for peace and sanity; cryptic truths which make the knower evermore an alien among his kind, and cause him to walk alone on earth. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: Truly, there are terrible primal arcana of earth which had better be left unknown and
When the last days were upon me, and the ugly trifles of existence began to drive me to madness like the small drops of water that torturers let fall ceaselessly upon one spot of their victims body, I loved the irradiate refuge of sleep. In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly sought in life, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods. Once when the wind was soft and scented I heard the south calling, and sailed endlessly and languorously under strange stars. H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: When the last days were upon me, and the ugly trifles of existence began to
That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.
H.P. Lovecraft Sayings: That is not dead which can eternal lie,And with strange aeons even death may die.