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H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "All rationalism tends to minimalise the value and the importance of life and to decrease the sum total of human happiness."

All rationalism tends to minimalise the value and the importance of life and to decrease the sum total of human happiness.




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: "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: "I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me."

I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.




H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth."

To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of genuine experience."

Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of genuine experience.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion, and the one which best lends itself to the creation of nature-defying illusions."

Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion, and the one which best lends itself to the creation of nature-defying illusions.




H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!"

What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!



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: "That metre itself forms an essential part of all true poetry is a principle which not even the assertions of an Aristotle or the pronouncements of a Plato can disestablish."

That metre itself forms an essential part of all true poetry is a principle which not even the assertions of an Aristotle or the pronouncements of a Plato can disestablish.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "In search of Truth the hopeful zealot goes, But all the sadder tums, the more he knows!"

In search of Truth the hopeful zealot goes, But all the sadder tums, the more he knows!




H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity."

Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilised cynic to do other than worship it."

The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilised cynic to do other than worship it.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The cat . . . is for the man who appreciates beauty as the one living force in a blind and purposeless universe."

The cat . . . is for the man who appreciates beauty as the one living force in a blind and purposeless universe.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The cool, lithe, cynical, and unconquered lord of the housetops."

The cool, lithe, cynical, and unconquered lord of the housetops.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The basis of all true cosmic horror is violation of the order of nature, and the profoundest violations are always the least concrete and describable."

The basis of all true cosmic horror is violation of the order of nature, and the profoundest violations are always the least concrete and describable.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Life is painful and disappointing. It is useless, therefore, to write new realistic novels. We generally know where we stand in relation to reality and don’t care to know any more."

Life is painful and disappointing. It is useless, therefore, to write new realistic novels. We generally know where we stand in relation to reality and don’t care to know any more.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "There are black zones of shadow close to our daily paths, and now and then some evil soul breaks a passage through. When that happens, the man who knows must strike before reckoning the consequences."

There are black zones of shadow close to our daily paths, and now and then some evil soul breaks a passage through. When that happens, the man who knows must strike before reckoning the consequences.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "I was nearly unnerved at my proximity to a nameless thing at the bottom of a pit."

I was nearly unnerved at my proximity to a nameless thing at the bottom of a pit.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "We are all roamers of vast spaces and travelers in many ages."

We are all roamers of vast spaces and travelers in many ages.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Through all this horror my cat stalked unperturbed. Once I saw him monstrously perched atop a mountain of bones, and wondered at the secrets that might lie behind his yellow eyes."

Through all this horror my cat stalked unperturbed. Once I saw him monstrously perched atop a mountain of bones, and wondered at the secrets that might lie behind his yellow eyes.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "I have seen beyond the bounds of infinity and drawn down daemons from the stars. . . . I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness. . . ."

I have seen beyond the bounds of infinity and drawn down daemons from the stars. . . . I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness. . . .



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Damn it, it wasn’t quite fresh enough!"

Damn it, it wasn’t quite fresh enough!



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "I am a student of life, and don't want to miss any experience. There's poetry in this sort of thing, you know--or perhaps you don't know, but it's all the same."

I am a student of life, and don't want to miss any experience. There's poetry in this sort of thing, you know--or perhaps you don't know, but it's all the same.



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: "When Randolph Carter was thirty he lost the key of the gate of dreams."

When Randolph Carter was thirty he lost the key of the gate of dreams.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Wise men have interpreted dreams, and the gods have laughed."

Wise men have interpreted dreams, and the gods have laughed.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "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!"

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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Kids always think they're coming into a story at the beginning, when usually they're coming in at the end."

Kids always think they're coming into a story at the beginning, when usually they're coming in at the end.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "But of these things I must not now speak. I will tell only of the lone tomb in the darkest of the hillside thickets."

But of these things I must not now speak. I will tell only of the lone tomb in the darkest of the hillside thickets.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The daemon wind died down, and the bloated, fungoid moon sank reddeningly in the west."

The daemon wind died down, and the bloated, fungoid moon sank reddeningly in the west.




H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "It’s hard to have done all one’s growing up since 33 — but that’s a damn sight better than not growing up at all."

It’s hard to have done all one’s growing up since 33 — but that’s a damn sight better than not growing up at all.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "By necessity practical and by philosophy stern, these folk were not beautiful in their sins."

By necessity practical and by philosophy stern, these folk were not beautiful in their sins.



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: "I shall never be very merry or very sad, for I am more prone to analyse than to feel."

I shall never be very merry or very sad, for I am more prone to analyse than to feel.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear."

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Ultimate horror often paralyses memory in a merciful way."

Ultimate horror often paralyses memory in a merciful way.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."

In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Success is a relative thing―and the victory of a boy at marbles is equal to the victory of an Octavius at Actium when measured by the scale of cosmic infinity."

Success is a relative thing―and the victory of a boy at marbles is equal to the victory of an Octavius at Actium when measured by the scale of cosmic infinity.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time."

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "No death, no doom, no anguish can arouse the surpassing despair which flows from a loss of ide"

No death, no doom, no anguish can arouse the surpassing despair which flows from a loss of ide



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Perhaps I should not hope to convey in mere words the unutterable hideousness that can dwell in absolute silence and barren immensity."

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 Quotes: "For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming..."

For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming...



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Heaven knows where I'll end up - it's a safe bet I'll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be."

Heaven knows where I'll end up - it's a safe bet I'll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane."

Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die."

That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.