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H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "I felt myself on the edge of the world; peering over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night."

I felt myself on the edge of the world; peering over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night.




H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men."

Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men.




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: "If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!"

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 Quotes: "No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace."

No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.



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: "I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about."

I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.




H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them. They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen."

The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them. They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "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."

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 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: "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: "I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness."

I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness.




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: "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: "I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess."

I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places."

Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.



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

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



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise."

Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "I like coffee exceedingly."

I like coffee exceedingly.



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: "Man is an essentially superstitious and fearful animal. Take away the herd's Christian gods and saints and they will without failing come to worship...something else."

Man is an essentially superstitious and fearful animal. Take away the herd's Christian gods and saints and they will without failing come to worship...something else.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "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."

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 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: "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: "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."

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 Quotes: "Never Explain Anything"

Never Explain Anything



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Life is a hideous thing."

Life is a hideous thing.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The greatest human achievements have never been for profit."

The greatest human achievements have never been for profit.



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: "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear."

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Our brains deliberately make us forget things, to prevent insanity"

Our brains deliberately make us forget things, to prevent insanity



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Nothing matters, but it's perhaps more comfortable to keep calm and not interfere with other people."

Nothing matters, but it's perhaps more comfortable to keep calm and not interfere with other people.



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

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



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Do not call up any that you can not put down."

Do not call up any that you can not put down.



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 cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see."

The cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see.



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: "The only saving grace of the present is that it's too damned stupid to question the past very closely."

The only saving grace of the present is that it's too damned stupid to question the past very closely.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent."

Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "I have never been able to soothe myself with the sugary delusions of religion; for these things stand convicted of the utmost absurdity in light of modern scientific knowledge."

I have never been able to soothe myself with the sugary delusions of religion; for these things stand convicted of the utmost absurdity in light of modern scientific knowledge.



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: "We love kitties, gawd bless their little whiskers, and we don't give a damn whether they or we are superior or inferior! They're confounded pretty, and that's all we know and all we need to know!"

We love kitties, gawd bless their little whiskers, and we don't give a damn whether they or we are superior or inferior! They're confounded pretty, and that's all we know and all we need to know!



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: "An isolated person requires correspondence as a means of seeing his ideas as others see them, and thus guarding against the dogmatisms and extravagances of solitary and uncorrected speculation."

An isolated person requires correspondence as a means of seeing his ideas as others see them, and thus guarding against the dogmatisms and extravagances of solitary and uncorrected speculation.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "Race prejudice is a gift of nature, intended to preserve in purity the various divisions of mankind which the ages have evolved."

Race prejudice is a gift of nature, intended to preserve in purity the various divisions of mankind which the ages have evolved.



H.P. Lovecraft Quotes: "The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."

The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.



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.