Quotes by H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown and published only in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, but he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life.

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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

Understanding, Humanity, Mind & Apprehension, CreationH. P. Lovecraft in The Call of Cthulhu
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I have seen the dark universe yawning
Where the black planets roll without aim,
Where they roll in their horror unheeded,
Without knowledge, or lustre, or name.

H. P. Lovecraft, Nemesis
 
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If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!

H. P. Lovecraft in The Temple
 
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Religion is still useful among the herd - that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing else could.

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The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.

FearH. P. Lovecraft
 
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Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.

H. P. Lovecraft
 
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The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

FearH. P. Lovecraft
 
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Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality - the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men.

H. P. Lovecraft
 
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We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

H. P. Lovecraft
 
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