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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 March 15, 1937) was an American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction, who is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft spent most of his life in New England. He was born into affluence, which ended with the death of his grandfa ther. In 1913, he wrote a critical letter to a pulp magazine that ultimately led to his involvement in pulp fiction. During the interwar period, he wrote and published stories that focused on his interpretation of humanity's place in the universe. In his view, humanity was an unimportant part of an uncaring cosmos that could be swept away at any moment. These stories also included fantastic elements that represented the perceived fragility of anthropocentrism. Lovecraft was at the center of a wider body of authors known as "The Lovecraft Circle". This group wrote stories that frequently shared details between them. He was also a prolific writer of letters. He maintained a correspondence with several different authors and literary proteges. According to some estimates, he wrote approximately 100,000 letters over the course of his life. In these letters, he discussed his worldview and his daily life, and tutored younger authors, such as August Derleth, Donald Wandrei, and Robert Bloch. Throughout his adult life, Lovecraft was never able to support himself from earnings as an author and editor. He was virtually unknown during his lifetime and was almost exclusively published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty at the age of 46, but is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors of supernatural horror fiction. Among his most celebrated tales are "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Rats in the Walls", At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, and The Shadow Out of Time. His writings are the basis of the Cthulhu Mythos, which has inspired a large body of pastiches, games, music and other media drawing on Lovecraft's characters, setting and themes, constituting a wider subgenre known as Lovecraftian horror.

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1f.lovecraft_-_A_Reminiscence_of_Dr._Samuel_Johnson
1f.lovecraft_-_Ashes
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Azathoth
1f.lovecraft_-_Beyond_the_Wall_of_Sleep
1f.lovecraft_-_Celephais
1f.lovecraft_-_Collapsing_Cosmoses
1f.lovecraft_-_Cool_Air
1f.lovecraft_-_Dagon
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_Discarded_Draft_of
1f.lovecraft_-_Ex_Oblivione
1f.lovecraft_-_Facts_concerning_the_Late
1f.lovecraft_-_From_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_He
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_H.P._Lovecrafts
1f.lovecraft_-_Hypnos
1f.lovecraft_-_Ibid
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Vault
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_Memory
1f.lovecraft_-_Nyarlathotep
1f.lovecraft_-_Old_Bugs
1f.lovecraft_-_Out_of_the_Aeons
1f.lovecraft_-_Pickmans_Model
1f.lovecraft_-_Poetry_and_the_Gods
1f.lovecraft_-_Polaris
1f.lovecraft_-_Sweet_Ermengarde
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Alchemist
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Battle_that_Ended_the_Century
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Beast_in_the_Cave
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Book
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Cats_of_Ulthar
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Colour_out_of_Space
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Crawling_Chaos
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Curse_of_Yig
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Descendant
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Diary_of_Alonzo_Typer
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Disinterment
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Doom_That_Came_to_Sarnath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dreams_in_the_Witch_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Electric_Executioner
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Evil_Clergyman
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Festival
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Ghost-Eater
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Green_Meadow
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_History_of_the_Necronomicon
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Hoard_of_the_Wizard-Beast
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Martins_Beach
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Burying-Ground
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Museum
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Hound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Little_Glass_Bottle
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Loved_Dead
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Lurking_Fear
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Man_of_Stone
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Moon-Bog
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Music_of_Erich_Zann
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mysterious_Ship
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mystery_of_the_Grave-Yard
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Nameless_City
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Other_Gods
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Picture_in_the_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Quest_of_Iranon
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Rats_in_the_Walls
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Secret_Cave
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shunned_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Slaying_of_the_Monster
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Statement_of_Randolph_Carter
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Strange_High_House_in_the_Mist
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Street
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Temple
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Terrible_Old_Man
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Thing_on_the_Doorstep
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tomb
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Transition_of_Juan_Romero
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree_on_the_Hill
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Unnamable
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Very_Old_Folk
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_The_White_Ship
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Till_A_the_Seas
1f.lovecraft_-_Two_Black_Bottles
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1f.lovecraft_-_What_the_Moon_Brings
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.lovecraft_-_An_American_To_Mother_England
1.lovecraft_-_An_Epistle_To_Rheinhart_Kleiner,_Esq.,_Poet-Laureate,_And_Author_Of_Another_Endless_Day
1.lovecraft_-_Arcadia
1.lovecraft_-_Astrophobos
1.lovecraft_-_Christmas_Blessings
1.lovecraft_-_Christmas_Snows
1.lovecraft_-_Christmastide
1.lovecraft_-_Despair
1.lovecraft_-_Egyptian_Christmas
1.lovecraft_-_Ex_Oblivione
1.lovecraft_-_Fact_And_Fancy
1.lovecraft_-_Festival
1.lovecraft_-_Fungi_From_Yuggoth
1.lovecraft_-_Good_Saint_Nick
1.lovecraft_-_Halcyon_Days
1.lovecraft_-_Halloween_In_A_Suburb
1.lovecraft_-_Laeta-_A_Lament
1.lovecraft_-_Lifes_Mystery
1.lovecraft_-_Lines_On_General_Robert_Edward_Lee
1.lovecraft_-_Little_Tiger
1.lovecraft_-_March
1.lovecraft_-_Nathicana
1.lovecraft_-_Nemesis
1.lovecraft_-_Ode_For_July_Fourth,_1917
1.lovecraft_-_On_Reading_Lord_Dunsanys_Book_Of_Wonder
1.lovecraft_-_On_Receiving_A_Picture_Of_Swans
1.lovecraft_-_Pacifist_War_Song_-_1917
1.lovecraft_-_Poemata_Minora-_Volume_II
1.lovecraft_-_Providence
1.lovecraft_-_Psychopompos-_A_Tale_in_Rhyme
1.lovecraft_-_Revelation
1.lovecraft_-_St._John
1.lovecraft_-_Sunset
1.lovecraft_-_The_Ancient_Track
1.lovecraft_-_The_Bride_Of_The_Sea
1.lovecraft_-_The_Cats
1.lovecraft_-_The_City
1.lovecraft_-_The_Conscript
1.lovecraft_-_The_Garden
1.lovecraft_-_The_House
1.lovecraft_-_The_Messenger
1.lovecraft_-_Theodore_Roosevelt
1.lovecraft_-_The_Outpost
1.lovecraft_-_The_Peace_Advocate
1.lovecraft_-_The_Poe-ets_Nightmare
1.lovecraft_-_The_Rose_Of_England
1.lovecraft_-_The_Teutons_Battle-Song
1.lovecraft_-_The_Wood
1.lovecraft_-_To_Alan_Seeger-
1.lovecraft_-_To_Edward_John_Moreton_Drax_Plunkelt,
1.lovecraft_-_Tosh_Bosh
1.lovecraft_-_Waste_Paper-_A_Poem_Of_Profound_Insignificance
1.lovecraft_-_Where_Once_Poe_Walked

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
1f.lovecraft_-_A_Reminiscence_of_Dr._Samuel_Johnson
1f.lovecraft_-_Ashes
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Azathoth
1f.lovecraft_-_Beyond_the_Wall_of_Sleep
1f.lovecraft_-_Celephais
1f.lovecraft_-_Collapsing_Cosmoses
1f.lovecraft_-_Cool_Air
1f.lovecraft_-_Dagon
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_Discarded_Draft_of
1f.lovecraft_-_Ex_Oblivione
1f.lovecraft_-_Facts_concerning_the_Late
1f.lovecraft_-_From_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_He
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_H.P._Lovecrafts
1f.lovecraft_-_Hypnos
1f.lovecraft_-_Ibid
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Vault
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_Memory
1f.lovecraft_-_Nyarlathotep
1f.lovecraft_-_Old_Bugs
1f.lovecraft_-_Out_of_the_Aeons
1f.lovecraft_-_Pickmans_Model
1f.lovecraft_-_Poetry_and_the_Gods
1f.lovecraft_-_Polaris
1f.lovecraft_-_Sweet_Ermengarde
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Alchemist
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Battle_that_Ended_the_Century
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Beast_in_the_Cave
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Book
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Cats_of_Ulthar
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Colour_out_of_Space
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Crawling_Chaos
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Curse_of_Yig
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Descendant
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Diary_of_Alonzo_Typer
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Disinterment
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Doom_That_Came_to_Sarnath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dreams_in_the_Witch_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Electric_Executioner
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Evil_Clergyman
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Festival
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Ghost-Eater
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Green_Meadow
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_History_of_the_Necronomicon
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Hoard_of_the_Wizard-Beast
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Martins_Beach
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Burying-Ground
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Museum
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Hound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Little_Glass_Bottle
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Loved_Dead
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Lurking_Fear
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Man_of_Stone
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Moon-Bog
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Music_of_Erich_Zann
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mysterious_Ship
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mystery_of_the_Grave-Yard
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Nameless_City
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Other_Gods
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Picture_in_the_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Quest_of_Iranon
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Rats_in_the_Walls
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Secret_Cave
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shunned_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Slaying_of_the_Monster
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Statement_of_Randolph_Carter
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Strange_High_House_in_the_Mist
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Street
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Temple
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Terrible_Old_Man
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Thing_on_the_Doorstep
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tomb
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Transition_of_Juan_Romero
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree_on_the_Hill
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Unnamable
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Very_Old_Folk
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_The_White_Ship
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Till_A_the_Seas
1f.lovecraft_-_Two_Black_Bottles
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1f.lovecraft_-_What_the_Moon_Brings
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.lovecraft_-_An_American_To_Mother_England
1.lovecraft_-_An_Epistle_To_Rheinhart_Kleiner,_Esq.,_Poet-Laureate,_And_Author_Of_Another_Endless_Day
1.lovecraft_-_Arcadia
1.lovecraft_-_Astrophobos
1.lovecraft_-_Christmas_Blessings
1.lovecraft_-_Christmas_Snows
1.lovecraft_-_Christmastide
1.lovecraft_-_Despair
1.lovecraft_-_Egyptian_Christmas
1.lovecraft_-_Ex_Oblivione
1.lovecraft_-_Fact_And_Fancy
1.lovecraft_-_Festival
1.lovecraft_-_Fungi_From_Yuggoth
1.lovecraft_-_Good_Saint_Nick
1.lovecraft_-_Halcyon_Days
1.lovecraft_-_Halloween_In_A_Suburb
1.lovecraft_-_Laeta-_A_Lament
1.lovecraft_-_Lifes_Mystery
1.lovecraft_-_Lines_On_General_Robert_Edward_Lee
1.lovecraft_-_Little_Tiger
1.lovecraft_-_March
1.lovecraft_-_Nathicana
1.lovecraft_-_Nemesis
1.lovecraft_-_Ode_For_July_Fourth,_1917
1.lovecraft_-_On_Reading_Lord_Dunsanys_Book_Of_Wonder
1.lovecraft_-_On_Receiving_A_Picture_Of_Swans
1.lovecraft_-_Pacifist_War_Song_-_1917
1.lovecraft_-_Poemata_Minora-_Volume_II
1.lovecraft_-_Providence
1.lovecraft_-_Psychopompos-_A_Tale_in_Rhyme
1.lovecraft_-_Revelation
1.lovecraft_-_St._John
1.lovecraft_-_Sunset
1.lovecraft_-_The_Ancient_Track
1.lovecraft_-_The_Bride_Of_The_Sea
1.lovecraft_-_The_Cats
1.lovecraft_-_The_City
1.lovecraft_-_The_Conscript
1.lovecraft_-_The_Garden
1.lovecraft_-_The_House
1.lovecraft_-_The_Messenger
1.lovecraft_-_Theodore_Roosevelt
1.lovecraft_-_The_Outpost
1.lovecraft_-_The_Peace_Advocate
1.lovecraft_-_The_Poe-ets_Nightmare
1.lovecraft_-_The_Rose_Of_England
1.lovecraft_-_The_Teutons_Battle-Song
1.lovecraft_-_The_Wood
1.lovecraft_-_To_Alan_Seeger-
1.lovecraft_-_To_Edward_John_Moreton_Drax_Plunkelt,
1.lovecraft_-_Tosh_Bosh
1.lovecraft_-_Waste_Paper-_A_Poem_Of_Profound_Insignificance
1.lovecraft_-_Where_Once_Poe_Walked

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1:Never Explain Anything ~ H P Lovecraft,
2:I had evoked - and the book was indeed all I had suspected. ~ H P Lovecraft,
3:That is not dead which can eternal lie,
   And with strange aeons death may die.
   ~ H P Lovecraft,
4:And always the shadow of nameless fear hung about the sealed trap-doors and the dark, windowless elder towers. ~ H P Lovecraft,
5:And I would tell myself that the realm beyond the wall was not more lasting merely, but more lovely and radiant as well. ~ H P Lovecraft,
6: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,
7: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,
8: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,
9:Strange and terrible books were drawn voluminously from the stack shelves and from secure places of storage; and diagrams and formulae were copied with feverish haste and in bewildering abundance. ~ H P Lovecraft,
10:The most immediate influences upon AD&D were probably de Camp & Pratt, R. E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance, H P Lovecraft, and A. Merritt. ~ Gary Gygax, Writing in Appendix N, AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide (1979), p. 224,
11:A page of Addison or of Irving will teach more of style than a whole manual of rules, whilst a story of Poe's will impress upon the mind a more vivid notion of powerful and correct description and narration than will ten dry chapters of a bulky textbook. ~ H P Lovecraft,
12:All the objects-organic and inorganic alike-were totally beyond description or even comprehension. Gilman sometimes compared the inorganic masses to prisms, labyrinths, clusters of cubes and planes, and Cyclopean buildings; and the organic things struck him variously as groups of bubbles, octopi, centipedes, living Hindoo idols, and intricate Arabesques roused into a kind of ophidian animation. ~ H P Lovecraft,
13:A crack formed and enlarged, and the whole door gave way-but from the other side; whence poured a howling tumult of ice-cold wind with all the stenches of the bottomless pit, and whence reached a sucking force not of earth or heaven, which, coiling sentiently about the paralysed detective, dragged him through the aperture and down unmeasured spaces filled with whispers and wails, and gusts of mocking laughter. ~ H P Lovecraft,
14:After the doctors and nurses had left, I whispered an awestruck question: "Good God, Manton, but what was it? Those scars - was it like that?"
   And I was too dazed to exult when he whispered back a thing I had half expected "No - it wasn't that way at all. It was everywhere - a gelatin - a slime yet it had shapes, a thousand shapes of horror beyond all memory. There were eyes - and a blemish. It was the pit - the maelstrom - the ultimate abomination. Carter, it was the unnamable! ~ H P Lovecraft, The Unnamable,
15: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 infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. 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, The Call Of Cthulhu,
16:And as I ran along the shore, crushing sleeping flowers with heedless feet and maddened ever by the fear of unknown things and the lure of the dead faces, I saw that the garden had no end under that moon; for where by day the walls were, there stretched now only new vistas of trees and paths, flowers and shrubs, stone idols and pagodas, and bendings of the yellow-litten stream past grassy banks and under grotesque bridges of marble. And the lips of the dead lotos-faces whispered sadly, and bade me follow, nor did I cease my steps till the stream became a river, and joined amidst marshes of swaying reeds and beaches of gleaming sand the shore of a vast and nameless sea. Upon ~ H P Lovecraft,
17:A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and portentousness becoming its subject, of that most terrible conception of the human brain - a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space .... Therefore we must judge a weird tale not by the author's intent, or by the mere mechanics of the plot; but by the emotional level which it attains at its least mundane point... The one test of the really weird is simply this - whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers; a subtle attitude of awed listening, as if for the beating of black wings or the scratching of outside shapes and entities on the known universe's utmost rim. ~ H P Lovecraft,
18:The Garden ::: There's an ancient, ancient garden that I see sometimes in dreams,
Where the very Maytime sunlight plays and glows with spectral gleams;
Where the gaudy-tinted blossoms seem to wither into grey,
And the crumbling walls and pillars waken thoughts of yesterday.
There are vines in nooks and crannies, and there's moss about the pool,
And the tangled weedy thicket chokes the arbour dark and cool:
In the silent sunken pathways springs a herbage sparse and spare,
Where the musty scent of dead things dulls the fragrance of the air.
There is not a living creature in the lonely space arouna,
And the hedge~encompass'd d quiet never echoes to a sound.
As I walk, and wait, and listen, I will often seek to find
When it was I knew that garden in an age long left behind;
I will oft conjure a vision of a day that is no more,
As I gaze upon the grey, grey scenes I feel I knew before.
Then a sadness settles o'er me, and a tremor seems to start -
For I know the flow'rs are shrivell'd hopes - the garden is my heart. ~ H P Lovecraft,

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1:Never Explain Anything ~ H P Lovecraft
2:Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! ~ H P Lovecraft
3:Never Explain Anything ~ H P Lovecraft,
4:Who knows the end? What ~ H P Lovecraft
5:Life is a hideous thing. ~ H P Lovecraft
6:The Whisperer in Darkness ~ H P Lovecraft
7:I like coffee exceedingly. ~ H P Lovecraft
8:and mentally aberrant type. ~ H P Lovecraft
9:I like coffee exceedingly... ~ H P Lovecraft
10:A mountain walked or stumbled. ~ H P Lovecraft
11:incurable lover of the grotesque ~ H P Lovecraft
12:bhole whose form no man might see. ~ H P Lovecraft
13:Damn it, it wasn’t quite fresh enough! ~ H P Lovecraft
14:Carter did not wish to meet a bhole, so ~ H P Lovecraft
15:Her laughter was like sweet deadly venom. ~ H P Lovecraft
16:Memory sometimes makes merciful deletions. ~ H P Lovecraft
17:thirst had driven him into the desert again, ~ H P Lovecraft
18:Do not call up any that you can not put down. ~ H P Lovecraft
19:These little debates are known as “flamewars. ~ H P Lovecraft
20:Do not call up that which you cannot put down. ~ H P Lovecraft
21:function—thoughtless, careless, and liquorish, ~ H P Lovecraft
22:Disintegration is quite painless, I assure you. ~ H P Lovecraft
23:En épocas extrañas hasta la muerte puede morir. ~ H P Lovecraft
24:Where does madness leave off and reality begin? ~ H P Lovecraft
25:The dog is a peasant and the cat is a gentleman. ~ H P Lovecraft
26:...el encaprichamiento se crece con las críticas. ~ H P Lovecraft
27:nascent, lifeless earth out of cosmic space—their ~ H P Lovecraft
28:Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places. ~ H P Lovecraft
29:In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulu waits dreaming ~ H P Lovecraft
30:Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn ~ H P Lovecraft
31:we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. ~ H P Lovecraft
32:In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. ~ H P Lovecraft
33:My favourite outdoor activity is going back inside. ~ H P Lovecraft
34:Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn. ~ H P Lovecraft
35:all which is forgotten need not necessarily be dead, ~ H P Lovecraft
36:and the grey turned to roseal light edged with gold. ~ H P Lovecraft
37:The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. ~ H P Lovecraft
38:Ihre Hand ist an eurer Kehle, doch seht ihr Sie nicht. ~ H P Lovecraft
39:Only poetry or madness could do justice to the noises. ~ H P Lovecraft
40:The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. ~ H P Lovecraft
41:Los sabios interpretan los sueños, y los dioses se ríen. ~ H P Lovecraft
42:Only poetry or madness could do justice to the noises... ~ H P Lovecraft
43:From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent. ~ H P Lovecraft
44:Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.” Then ~ H P Lovecraft
45:Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end. ~ H P Lovecraft
46:Ultimate horror often paralyses memory in a merciful way. ~ H P Lovecraft
47:the trees would die before the poison was out of the soil. ~ H P Lovecraft
48:When I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed. ~ H P Lovecraft
49:I had evoked - and the book was indeed all I had suspected. ~ H P Lovecraft
50:...la satisfacción de un momento es la ruina del siguiente. ~ H P Lovecraft
51:My opinion of my whole experience varies from time to time. ~ H P Lovecraft
52:that in which young Wilcox had had his strange visitations. ~ H P Lovecraft
53:The greatest human achievements have never been for profit. ~ H P Lovecraft
54:Who are we to combat poisons older than history and mankind ~ H P Lovecraft
55:Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane. ~ H P Lovecraft
56:He enjoys life - as do all spared the curse of intelligence. ~ H P Lovecraft
57:I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me. ~ H P Lovecraft
58:I had evoked - and the book was indeed all I had suspected. ~ H P Lovecraft,
59:Nothing really known can continue to be acutely fascinating. ~ H P Lovecraft
60:Who are we to combat poisons older than history and mankind? ~ H P Lovecraft
61:Wise men have interpreted dreams, and the gods have laughed. ~ H P Lovecraft
62:Death would be a boon if only it could blot out the memories. ~ H P Lovecraft
63:he never spoke save in the debased patois of his environment; ~ H P Lovecraft
64:Life has never interested me so much as the escape from life. ~ H P Lovecraft
65:Nothing really known, can continue to be acutely fascinating. ~ H P Lovecraft
66:We are all roamers of vast spaces and travelers in many ages. ~ H P Lovecraft
67:From the tangle of chimney-pots scarcely a wisp of smoke came, ~ H P Lovecraft
68:shadowy tangles of unpaved musty-smelling lanes where eldritch ~ H P Lovecraft
69:we are all roamers of vast spaces and travellers in many ages. ~ H P Lovecraft
70:The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. ~ H P Lovecraft
71:In London there is a man who screams when the church bells ring. ~ H P Lovecraft
72:Memories and possibilities are even more hideous than realities. ~ H P Lovecraft
73:The cool, lithe, cynical, and unconquered lord of the housetops. ~ H P Lovecraft
74:(...) Vinieron de las estrellas y trajeron consigo sus imágenes. ~ H P Lovecraft
75:A voice from other epochs belongs in a graveyard of other epochs. ~ H P Lovecraft
76:God! What wonder that across the earth a great architect went mad, ~ H P Lovecraft
77:I think drink is ugly, and therefore I have nothing to do with it. ~ H P Lovecraft
78:Our brains deliberately make us forget things, to prevent insanity ~ H P Lovecraft
79:Rara vez deja de haber ironía incluso en el mayor de los horrores. ~ H P Lovecraft
80:Fear best lends itself to the creation of Nature-defying illusions. ~ H P Lovecraft
81:you could see one near Henchman Street from the elevated last year. ~ H P Lovecraft
82:The square-paned windows were coated with a thick, dewlike moisture; ~ H P Lovecraft
83:I love to dream, but I never try to dream and think at the same time. ~ H P Lovecraft
84:The cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. ~ H P Lovecraft
85:the silent damnable small hours of the morning when one cannot sleep. ~ H P Lovecraft
86:All the birds had flown away, save only the great, grotesque penguins. ~ H P Lovecraft
87:Ia! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young! ~ H P Lovecraft
88:my cries were lost in the hell-born babel of the howling wind-wraiths. ~ H P Lovecraft
89:Shoot Dr. Allen on sight and dissolve his body in acid. Don't burn it. ~ H P Lovecraft
90:When Randolph Carter was thirty he lost the key of the gate of dreams. ~ H P Lovecraft
91:Eine Stimme aus anderen Zeiten gehört in einen Friedhof anderer Zeiten. ~ H P Lovecraft
92:the growing boy whose own mother inculcated a belief in his “ugliness”; ~ H P Lovecraft
93:Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. ~ H P Lovecraft
94:His drinking, of course, only aggravated what it was meant to alleviate. ~ H P Lovecraft
95:Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots. ~ H P Lovecraft
96:Good God! What eldritch dream-world was this into which he had blundered? ~ H P Lovecraft
97:It is no news to me that tales of hidden races are as old as all mankind. ~ H P Lovecraft
98:Der Wind rauscht mit Ihren Stimmen, und die Erde grollt durch Ihren Geist. ~ H P Lovecraft
99:It is more important to know what to hate than it is to know what to love. ~ H P Lovecraft
100:All I want is to know things. The black gulph of the infinite is before me. ~ H P Lovecraft
101:Bear in mind closely that I did not see any actual visual horror at the end. ~ H P Lovecraft
102:sie hieß mich mit einer Warmherzigkeit willkommen, die geradezu hämisch war. ~ H P Lovecraft
103:Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness. ~ H P Lovecraft
104:Evrende acı olduğu kadar merhemi de vardır ve bu merhem unutuştur. - Sayfa 28 ~ H P Lovecraft
105:No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace. ~ H P Lovecraft
106:Ulrich the Axe, famed for his bloody deeds among Christians and pagans alike. ~ H P Lovecraft
107:better to meet a ghoul, which one can see, than a bhole, which one cannot see. ~ H P Lovecraft
108:But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false? ~ H P Lovecraft
109:Do not think from my slavery to morphine that I am a weakling or a degenerate. ~ H P Lovecraft
110:He who passes the gates always wins a shadow, and never again can he be alone. ~ H P Lovecraft
111:man’s eternal tendency to hate and fear and shrink from the utterly different. ~ H P Lovecraft
112:resolved to go with bold entreaty whither no man had gone before, and dare the ~ H P Lovecraft
113:Something was creeping and creeping and waiting to be seen and felt and heard. ~ H P Lovecraft
114:veritable gateway to realms of unfathomed horror and inconceivable abnormality. ~ H P Lovecraft
115:Vigorous let us be in attaining our ends, and mild in our method of attainment. ~ H P Lovecraft
116:Honest, wholesome structures do not stare at travellers so slyly and hauntingly, ~ H P Lovecraft
117:I said, “I try to open my mail at least once a year, but sometimes I neglect it. ~ H P Lovecraft
118:its face had taken on an expression which no one ever saw in a woodchuck before. ~ H P Lovecraft
119:Sounds—possibly musical—heard in the night from other worlds or realms of being. ~ H P Lovecraft
120:He who passes the gateways always wins a shadow, and never again can he be alone. ~ H P Lovecraft
121:His frightened horse had gone home, but his frightened wits never quite did that. ~ H P Lovecraft
122:It is absurd to say that mathematicians have not discovered the fourth dimension. ~ H P Lovecraft
123:I was nearly unnerved at my proximity to a nameless thing at the bottom of a pit. ~ H P Lovecraft
124:Madness was in all the Jermyns, and people were glad there were not many of them. ~ H P Lovecraft
125:You drug me, and then ask me to walk! Frank, you’re as unreasonable as an artist. ~ H P Lovecraft
126:All they ever did was clutch and fly and tickle; that was the way of night-gaunts. ~ H P Lovecraft
127:That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die. ~ H P Lovecraft
128:That is not dead which can eternal lie,
   And with strange aeons death may die.
   ~ H P Lovecraft,
129:For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming. ~ H P Lovecraft
130:So erweckte er eher den Eindruck harmloser Unbeholfenheit, als attraktiv zu wirken. ~ H P Lovecraft
131:despising the world as if they had access to other and preferable spheres of entity. ~ H P Lovecraft
132:It is better to laugh at man from outside the universe, than to weep for him within. ~ H P Lovecraft
133:O quanto mais se afastava do mundo ao redor, mais exuberantes tornavam-se os sonhos; ~ H P Lovecraft
134:when I glanced at the moon it seemed to quiver as though mirrored in unquiet waters. ~ H P Lovecraft
135:For he who passes the gateways always wins a shadow, and never again can he be alone. ~ H P Lovecraft
136:For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming... ~ H P Lovecraft
137:I shall never be very merry or very sad, for I am more prone to analyse than to feel. ~ H P Lovecraft
138:That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die. ~ H P Lovecraft
139:The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination. ~ H P Lovecraft
140:for one who sits by a sleeper is indeed alone; perhaps more alone than he can realize. ~ H P Lovecraft
141:I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness. ~ H P Lovecraft
142:In search of Truth the hopeful zealot goes,But all the sadder tums, the more he knows! ~ H P Lovecraft
143:I should not have ventured out that night; for the taint of thunder was in the clouds, ~ H P Lovecraft
144:The daemon wind died down, and the bloated, fungoid moon sank reddeningly in the west. ~ H P Lovecraft
145:tradition emphasises the uselessness of material barriers in halting a witch's notions ~ H P Lovecraft
146:For he who passes the gateways always wins a shadow, and never again can he be alone. I ~ H P Lovecraft
147:Il gatto è misterioso e affine alle cose invisibili che l'uomo non potrà mai conoscere; ~ H P Lovecraft
148:The priest was dead. Nevertheless, he sat at table with us as we feasted on cold meats. ~ H P Lovecraft
149:Non è morto ciò che può vivere in eterno,
E in strani eoni anche la morte può morire. ~ H P Lovecraft
150:That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.” Only ~ H P Lovecraft
151:I am writing this under an appreciable mental strain, since by tonight I shall be no more. ~ H P Lovecraft
152:In search of Truth the hopeful zealot goes,
But all the sadder tums, the more he knows! ~ H P Lovecraft
153:Clearly, some cryptic, evil movement was afoot on a large scale—just what, I could not say. ~ H P Lovecraft
154:I could not write about "ordinary people" because I am not in the least interested in them. ~ H P Lovecraft
155:Without warning, I heard the heavy door behind me creak slowly open upon its rusted hinges. ~ H P Lovecraft
156:As at all crises of his strange life, sheer cosmic curiosity triumphed over everything else. ~ H P Lovecraft
157:Atal felt a spectral change in the air, as if the laws of earth were bowing to greater laws. ~ H P Lovecraft
158:By necessity practical and by philosophy stern, these folk were not beautiful in their sins. ~ H P Lovecraft
159:it was hard to leave a place where all one’s memories and ancestral feelings centred. Before ~ H P Lovecraft
160:Me sentí como en el fin del mundo, atisbando al borde de un caos insondable de noche eterna. ~ H P Lovecraft
161:he climbed desperately to escape the unendurable nuzzling of that loathsome and overfed bhole ~ H P Lovecraft
162:I don’t believe that there is any fourth dimension, and I emphatically do not believe in Tao. ~ H P Lovecraft
163:I hear and do strange things in sleep, and awake with a kind of exaltation instead of terror. ~ H P Lovecraft
164:Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead. ~ H P Lovecraft
165:Sie verachteten die Welt, als hätten sie Zugang zu anderen und vorzüglicheren Daseinssphären. ~ H P Lovecraft
166:So far as English versification is concerned, Pope was the world, and all the world was Pope. ~ H P Lovecraft
167:...und der ganze Erdball würde durch eine Fackel aus Ekstase und Freiheit in Flammen gesetzt. ~ H P Lovecraft
168:Vorsicht ist die erste Sorge jener, die gelegentliche Scharlatanerie und Betrug gewöhnt sind. ~ H P Lovecraft
169:Again there was silence—a silence as of consummated Evil brooding above its unnamable triumph. ~ H P Lovecraft
170:Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. ~ H P Lovecraft
171:But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean. ~ H P Lovecraft
172:En medio del desolado paraje, incluso el tétrico bosque de más allá parecía un hogar acogedor. ~ H P Lovecraft
173:I have said that I dwelt apart from the visible world, but I have not said that I dwelt alone. ~ H P Lovecraft
174:the rats inevitably dragged away the whole cadaver through the hole they gnawed in the coffin. ~ H P Lovecraft
175:The village seemed very old, eaten away at the edge like the moon which had commenced to wane, ~ H P Lovecraft
176:I bade my host adieu and took a train for San Francisco. In less than a month I was in Dunedin; ~ H P Lovecraft
177:Most daemoniacal of all shocks is that of the abysmally unexpected and grotesquely unbelievable ~ H P Lovecraft
178:My fear again waned low, since a natural phenomenon tends to dispel broodings over the unknown. ~ H P Lovecraft
179:They were large, even for the mus decumanus, which sometimes measures fifteen inches in length, ~ H P Lovecraft
180:Ever new seemed this deathless city of vision, for here time has no power to tarnish or destroy. ~ H P Lovecraft
181:I sometimes write stories." "I sometimes read them." "Thank you." "Stories in general—not yours. ~ H P Lovecraft
182:Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal ~ H P Lovecraft
183:this very morning, an hour agone, he has mounted his white ass for the return journey to Vyones. ~ H P Lovecraft
184:Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. ~ H P Lovecraft
185:we all come from onct—Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah-nagl fhtagn— ~ H P Lovecraft
186:I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men. ~ H P Lovecraft
187:It isn’t so very far from the elevated as distance goes, but it’s centuries away as the soul goes. ~ H P Lovecraft
188:«Que no está muerto lo que yace eternamente  y con el paso de los evos, aun la muerte puede morir» ~ H P Lovecraft
189:This place had once been the seat of an evil older than mankind and wider than the known universe. ~ H P Lovecraft
190:despaired of any rest or contentment in a world grown too busy for beauty and too shrewd for dreams ~ H P Lovecraft
191:I say alone, for one who sits by a sleeper is indeed alone; perhaps more alone than he can realise. ~ H P Lovecraft
192: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
193: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
194:Nyarlathotep . . . the crawling chaos . . . I am the last . . . I will tell the audient void. . . . ~ H P Lovecraft
195:Sometimes one feels that it would be merciful to tear down these houses, for they must often dream. ~ H P Lovecraft
196:West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. ~ H P Lovecraft
197:Το μεγαλύτερο ευτύχημα στον κόσμο είναι η αδυναμία του μυαλού να συσχετίσει όλα τα περιεχόμενά του. ~ H P Lovecraft
198:As human beings, our only sensible scale of values is one based on lessening the agony of existence. ~ H P Lovecraft
199:Nothing matters, but it's perhaps more comfortable to keep calm and not interfere with other people. ~ H P Lovecraft
200:The incalculable age and brooding horror of this monstrous waste began to oppress me as never before ~ H P Lovecraft
201:Wave after wave of cats poured down from the hill as if a vent into a world of cats had been opened, ~ H P Lovecraft
202:We can take the shuttle at the South Station for Battery Street, and after that the walk isn’t much. ~ H P Lovecraft
203:But I do not fear him now, for I suspect that he has known horrors beyond my ken. Now I fear for him. ~ H P Lovecraft
204:If we were sensible we would seek death - the same blissful blank which we enjoyed before we existed. ~ H P Lovecraft
205:It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude. ~ H P Lovecraft
206:jedenfalls hörte ich Donnerschläge und andere Geräusche, welche die Natur nur im Zorne von sich gibt. ~ H P Lovecraft
207:That was when I waked half of Arkham with my screaming as I plunged madly up from the abyss of sleep. ~ H P Lovecraft
208:The glorious Dryden, refiner and purifier of English verse, did less for rhyme than he did for metre. ~ H P Lovecraft
209:Ye have done much to bring about the indescribable return. May ye go mad quickly and not be devoured. ~ H P Lovecraft
210:I felt myself on the edge of the world; peering over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night. ~ H P Lovecraft
211:Maybe, just maybe, I should not have used the word "eldritch" so many times now that I think about it. ~ H P Lovecraft
212:Sometimes one feels that it would be merciful to tear down these houses, for they must often dream. It ~ H P Lovecraft
213:The most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. ~ H P Lovecraft
214:The only saving grace of the present is that it's too damned stupid to question the past very closely. ~ H P Lovecraft
215:Old Cairo is itself a story-book and a dream--labyrinths of narrow alleys redolent of aromatic secrets; ~ H P Lovecraft
216:so that I came to regard it as at least a bearable place to hibernate till one might really live again. ~ H P Lovecraft
217:and as I watched I felt that it was in turn watching me greedily with eyes more imaginable than visible. ~ H P Lovecraft
218:And where Nyarlathotep went, rest vanished, for the small hours were rent with the screams of nightmare. ~ H P Lovecraft
219:Damnation, is but a word bandied about by those
whose blindness leads them to condemn all who can see ~ H P Lovecraft
220:mejor
era vislumbrar un instante el cielo y perecer, que vivir sin haber contemplado
jamás el día. ~ H P Lovecraft
221:The Man of Truth has learned that Illusion is the One Reality, and that Substance is the Great Impostor. ~ H P Lovecraft
222:No me importaba el futuro; huir, bien mediante curación, inconsciencia o muerte, era cuanto me importaba. ~ H P Lovecraft
223:The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. ~ H P Lovecraft
224:Again there was manifest that lure and driving of fatality which had all along seemed to direct my course. ~ H P Lovecraft
225:For Arthur Munroe was dead. And on what remained of his chewed and gouged head there was no longer a face. ~ H P Lovecraft
226:Hippopotami should not have human hands and carry torches...men should not have the heads of crocodiles... ~ H P Lovecraft
227:Sometimes at twilight the grey vapours of the horizon have parted to grant me glimpses of the ways beyond; ~ H P Lovecraft
228:resolved to go with bold entreaty whither no man had gone before, and dare the icy deserts through the dark ~ H P Lovecraft
229:Since all motives at bottom are selfish and ignoble, we may judge acts and qualities only be their effects. ~ H P Lovecraft
230:the geometry of the place was all wrong. One could not be sure that the sea and the ground were horizontal, ~ H P Lovecraft
231:They’s allus ben unseen things araound Dunwich—livin’ things—as ain’t human an’ ain’t good fer human folks. ~ H P Lovecraft
232:This man, a vagabond, hunter, and trapper, had always been strange in the eyes of his primitive associates. ~ H P Lovecraft
233:Certainly, we were in one of the strangest, weirdest, and most terrible of all the corners of earth’s globe. ~ H P Lovecraft
234:Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, which could not be many blocks away from this very house, was a favourite scene. ~ H P Lovecraft
235:My eldest cat, “Nigger-Man,” was seven years old and had come with me from my home in Bolton, Massachusetts; ~ H P Lovecraft
236: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
237:Befragt die Geringeren, auf daß nicht die Größeren Euch antworten und mehr heraufbeschwören, als Ihr vermöget ~ H P Lovecraft
238: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
239:Once more I ventured within those brooding ruins that swelled beneath the sand like an ogre under a coverlet, ~ H P Lovecraft
240:And always the shadow of nameless fear hung about the sealed trap-doors and the dark, windowless elder towers. ~ H P Lovecraft
241: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
242:They were the makers and enslavers of that life, and above all doubt the originals of the fiendish elder myths ~ H P Lovecraft
243:And always the shadow of nameless fear hung about the sealed trap-doors and the dark, windowless elder towers. ~ H P Lovecraft,
244:The cat . . . is for the man who appreciates beauty as the one living force in a blind and purposeless universe. ~ H P Lovecraft
245:The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. ~ H P Lovecraft
246:I recognized the ugly and unwieldy form of the cook, whose very absurdness had now become unutterably tragic. The ~ H P Lovecraft
247: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
248:Mr. Hoadley disappeared soon after delivering this sermon; but the text, printed in Springfield, is still extant. ~ H P Lovecraft
249:Nyarlathotep ... das kriechende Chaos ... Ich bin der letzte ... Ich werde es der lauschenden Leere verkünden ... ~ H P Lovecraft
250: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
251:Some said the thunder called the lurking fear out of its habitation, while others said the thunder was its voice. ~ H P Lovecraft
252:the real thing behind the way folks feel is simply race prejudice—and I don’t say I’m blaming those that hold it. ~ H P Lovecraft
253:To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth. ~ H P Lovecraft
254:L’emozione più antica e più forte dell’uomo è la paura, e la paura
più antica e più forte è quella dell’ignoto. ~ H P Lovecraft
255:Only two of the prisoners were found sane enough to be hanged, and the rest were committed to various institutions. ~ H P Lovecraft
256:that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age. ~ H P Lovecraft
257:There was that touch of melancholy in his fastidious appearance that suggested the atmosphere of frustrated dreams. ~ H P Lovecraft
258:Though these stately old avenues were ill-surfaced and unkempt, their elm-shaded dignity had not entirely departed. ~ H P Lovecraft
259: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
260: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
261:For those who relish speculation regarding the future, the tale of supernatural horror provides an interesting field. ~ H P Lovecraft
262:In short, the world abounds with simple delusions which we may call "happiness", if we be but able to entertain them. ~ H P Lovecraft
263:Nichtsdestotrotz habet Ihr starke Hände, ein Messer und eine Pistole, und es ist nicht schwer, ein Grab zu schaufeln. ~ H P Lovecraft
264:Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. ~ H P Lovecraft
265:The oldest and most powerful emotion is fear... And the oldest and most powerful kind of fear is that of the unknown. ~ H P Lovecraft
266: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
267: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
268: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
269: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
270:Existen repliegues en el tiempo y en el espacio, en la fantasía y en la realidad, que sólo un soñador puede adivinar... ~ H P Lovecraft
271:(...)Hay cosas que no pueden ser contadas, y lo que se hace por humanidad es a veces cruelmente juzgado por la ley(...) ~ H P Lovecraft
272:There are things which cannot be mentioned, and what is done in common humanity is sometimes cruelly judged by the law. ~ H P Lovecraft
273:And I would tell myself that the realm beyond the wall was not more lasting merely, but more lovely and radiant as well. ~ H P Lovecraft
274:But in that instant of curiosity was born the madly unreasoning desire which has brought me to this hell of confinement. ~ H P Lovecraft
275:Democracy is just a false idol — a mere catchword and illusion of inferior classes, visionaries and dying civilizations. ~ H P Lovecraft
276:Hay algo que esos artistas captan -algo que trasciende a la propia vida- y que consiguen transmirnos por unos instantes. ~ H P Lovecraft
277: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
278:In that shrieking the inmost soul of human fear and agony clawed hopelessly and insanely at the ebony gates of oblivion. ~ H P Lovecraft
279:the sailor who broke down the door could perhaps have told frightful things if he had not forthwith gone completely mad— ~ H P Lovecraft
280:And I would tell myself that the realm beyond the wall was not more lasting merely, but more lovely and radiant as well. ~ H P Lovecraft,
281:Great holes secretly are digged where earth’s pores ought to suffice, and things have learnt to walk that ought to crawl. ~ H P Lovecraft
282:History had led me to this archaic grave. History, indeed, was all I had after everything else ended in mocking Satanism. ~ H P Lovecraft
283: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,
284: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
285:Allen was perhaps a similar case, and may have persuaded the youth into accepting him as an avatar of the long-dead Curwen. ~ H P Lovecraft
286:Quite alone both as a novel and as a piece of terror-literature stands the famous Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Brontë, ~ H P Lovecraft
287:Some people know things about the universe that nobody ought to know, and can do things that nobody ought to be able to do. ~ H P Lovecraft
288:There is, I reflected tritely, an infinite deal of pathos in the state of an eminent person who has come down in the world. ~ H P Lovecraft
289:Everything seemed to me tainted with a loathsome contagion, and inspired by a noxious alliance with distorted hidden powers. ~ H P Lovecraft
290: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
291:Still, it’s a nice, cynical book for those who like atrocity scenes—starving prisoners forced to eat their girlfriends, etc. ~ H P Lovecraft
292:We shall dive down through black abysses...and in that lair of the Deep Ones we shall dwell amidst wonder and glory forever. ~ H P Lovecraft
293:God!...If only I had not read so much Egyptology before coming to this land which is the fountain of all darkness and terror! ~ H P Lovecraft
294:great Cyclopean cities of titan blocks and sky-flung monoliths, all dripping with green ooze and sinister with latent horror. ~ H P Lovecraft
295:knowing that to this sunken place all the dead had come, I trembled and did not wish again to speak with the lotos-faces. Yet ~ H P Lovecraft
296:for doubt and secrecy are the lure of lures, and no new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace. ~ H P Lovecraft
297:In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly sought in life, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods. ~ H P Lovecraft
298:It had been so long abandoned that the rats scurrying on their errands spared me no more than occasional glances of annoyance. ~ H P Lovecraft
299:The region now entered by the police was one of traditionally evil repute, substantially unknown and untraversed by white men. ~ H P Lovecraft
300:But did it ever occur to you, my friend, that force and matter are merely the barriers to perception imposed by time and space? ~ H P Lovecraft
301:for it would not do to brood over the abnormalities of this ancient, blight-shadowed town while I was still within its borders. ~ H P Lovecraft
302:In seinem Verhalten schien eine kryptische, sardonische Arroganz zu lauern, als ödeten ihn alle menschlichen Wesen nur noch an. ~ H P Lovecraft
303:The condition and scattering of the blocks told mutely of vertiginous cycles of time and geologic upheavals of cosmic savagery. ~ H P Lovecraft
304: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
305:With hidden powers of unknown extent apparently at his disposal, Curwen was not a man who could safely be warned to leave town. ~ H P Lovecraft
306:From a private hospital for the insane near Providence, Rhode Island, there recently disappeared an exceedingly singular person. ~ H P Lovecraft
307:If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, ~ H P Lovecraft
308: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
309:There was really nothing for serious men to do in cases of wild gossip, for superstitious rustics will say and believe anything. ~ H P Lovecraft
310:Heaven knows where I'll end up - but it's a safe bet that I'll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be. ~ H P Lovecraft
311:He used to make shuddering conjectures about the possible actions of a headless physician with the power of reanimating the dead. ~ H P Lovecraft
312:It is only the inferior thinker who hastens to explain the singular and the complex by the primitive shortcut of supernaturalism. ~ H P Lovecraft
313:fear is our deepest and strongest emotion, and the one which best lends itself to the creation of nature-defying illusions. Horror ~ H P Lovecraft
314:If heaven is merciful, it will some day efface from my consciousness the sight that I saw, and let me live my last years in peace. ~ H P Lovecraft
315:Koltuktaki o şeyler, mükemmel mikroskobik benzerliğin, kimliğin en ince detayına dek; Henry Wentworth Akeley'nin yüzü ve elleriydi. ~ H P Lovecraft
316: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
317:This idea of a black, hidden horror connected with incalculable gulfs of some sort of distance was oddly widespread and persistent. ~ H P Lovecraft
318: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
319:The bleak mountain wind, sighing through the olive grove and the tomb-tree, had an uncanny way of forming vaguely articulate sounds. ~ H P Lovecraft
320: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
321:I sank nearly to the lichened earth, transfixed with a dread not of this nor any world, but only of the mad spaces between the stars. ~ H P Lovecraft
322:Masson disliked and respected the ferocious little rodents, for he knew the danger that lurked in their flashing, needle-sharp fangs; ~ H P Lovecraft
323:That which we call substance and reality is shadow and illusion, and that which we call shadow and illusion is substance and reality. ~ H P Lovecraft
324: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
325:It is man’s relation to the cosmos—to the unknown—which alone arouses in me the spark of creative imagination. . . . —H. P. LOVECRAFT2 ~ H P Lovecraft
326:La más antigua y poderosa emoción de la humanidad es el miedo, y la clase más antigua y poderosa de miedo es el temor a lo desconocido ~ H P Lovecraft
327: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
328:Мисля, че една от най-големите милости, които ни се оказват в този свят, е невъзможността на човешкият ум да осъзнае своята нищожност. ~ H P Lovecraft
329: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
330:nearly a hundred mongrel celebrants in the throng, the police relied on their firearms and plunged determinedly into the nauseous rout. ~ H P Lovecraft
331: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
332:Wherefore do ye toil; is it not that ye may live and be happy? And if ye toil only that ye may toil more, when shall happiness find you? ~ H P Lovecraft
333:It was dismal sitting there on rickety boxes in the pitchy darkness, but we smoked pipes and occasionally flashed our pocket lamps about. ~ H P Lovecraft
334:Now that he is gone and the spell is broken, the actual fear is greater. Memories and possibilities are ever more hideous than realities. ~ H P Lovecraft
335:These are the nameless larvae of the Other Gods, and like them are blind and without mind, and possessed of singular hungers and thirsts. ~ H P Lovecraft
336: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
337:La vida es algo terrible y tras el telón de lo conocido asoman atisbos de demoníaca verdad que la hacen a veces infinitamente más temible. ~ H P Lovecraft
338:It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth’s dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; ~ H P Lovecraft
339:At last the spring thaw came, and graves were laboriously prepared for the nine silent harvests of the grim reaper which waited in the tomb. ~ H P Lovecraft
340:I hate the moon—I am afraid of it—for when it shines on certain scenes familiar and loved it sometimes makes them unfamiliar and hideous. It ~ H P Lovecraft
341:...and then we know that we have looked back through the ivory gates into that world of wonder which was ours before we were wise and unhappy. ~ H P Lovecraft
342:I could not help feeling that they were evil things -- mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss. ~ H P Lovecraft
343:Quizá no deba esperar transmitir con meras palabras la indecible repugnancia que puede reinar en el absoluto silencio y la estéril inmensidad. ~ H P Lovecraft
344:As it was, the lethal mustiness blended hideously with the town’s general fishy odour and persistently focussed one’s fancy on death and decay. ~ H P Lovecraft
345:If we knew what we are, we should do as Sir Arthur Jermyn did; and Arthur Jermyn soaked himself in oil and set first to his clothing one night. ~ H P Lovecraft
346: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
347:One could not be sure that the sea and the ground were horizontal, hence the relative position of everything else seemed phantasmally variable. ~ H P Lovecraft
348: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
349:In that moment it seemed as if all the hidden terrors and monstrosities of earth had become articulate in an effort to overwhelm the human race. ~ H P Lovecraft
350:It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to shew by this statement that I am not his murderer. ~ H P Lovecraft
351: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
352:There were creakings, scurryings, and hoarse doubtful noises; and I thought uncomfortably about the hidden tunnels suggested by the grocery boy. ~ H P Lovecraft
353:I have looked upon all the universe has to hold of horror,and even the skies of spring and flowers of summer must ever afterward be poison to me. ~ H P Lovecraft
354:I neither knew nor cared whether my experience was insanity, dreaming, or magic; but was determined to gaze on brilliance and gaiety at any cost. ~ H P Lovecraft
355: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
356:You cannot oppose what you cannot see or feel. You cannot oppose the thousand-dimensional. Suppose they should eat their way to us through space! ~ H P Lovecraft
357:(...) A mi alrededor había tumbas, oscuridad y soombras; debajo de mí, alguna amenaza más allá de la transcendencia de la imaginación humana (...) ~ H P Lovecraft
358:Es schien mir recht bedauerlich, dass Derby sich gerade für sie interessierte, sagte aber nichts dazu, da Vernarrtheit an Widerstand bloß gedeiht. ~ H P Lovecraft
359:I could not help feeling that they were evil things -- mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss.
~ H P Lovecraft
360:I have looked upon all the universe has to hold of horror, and even the skies of spring and flowers of summer must ever afterward be poison to me. ~ H P Lovecraft
361:It happened in June, about the anniversary of the meteor’s fall, and the poor woman screamed about things in the air which she could not describe. ~ H P Lovecraft
362: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
363:Ygnaiih . . . ygnaiih . . . thflthkh’ngha . . . Yog-Sothoth . . .” rang the hideous croaking out of space. “Y’bthnk . . . h’ehye—n’grkdl’lh. . . . ~ H P Lovecraft
364:I cannot think of the deep sea without shuddering at the nameless things that may at this very moment be crawling and floundering on its slimy bed, ~ H P Lovecraft
365:Original title Al Azif—azif being the word used by Arabs to designate that nocturnal sound (made by insects) suppos’d to be the howling of daemons. ~ H P Lovecraft
366:At this horror I sank nearly to the lichened earth, transfixed with a dread not of this nor any world, but only of the mad spaces between the stars. ~ H P Lovecraft
367: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
368: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
369: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
370:It was from the artists and poets that the pertinent answers came, and I know that panic would have broken loose had they been able to compare notes. ~ H P Lovecraft
371:It was the Yuletide, that men call Christmas though they know in their hearts it is older than Bethlehem and Babylon, older than Memphis and mankind. ~ H P Lovecraft
372:Methought its spirit whispered evil counsel, soothing me to traitorous somnolence with a damnable rhythmical promise which it repeated over and over. ~ H P Lovecraft
373: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
374: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
375:Common sense" in reflecting on these subjects, I assured my friend with some warmth, is merely a stupid absence of imagination and mental flexibility. ~ H P Lovecraft
376:Of what use is it to please the herd? They are simply coarse animals - for all that is admirable in man is the artificial product of special breeding. ~ H P Lovecraft
377: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
378:The trees grew too thickly, and their trunks were too big for any healthy New England wood. There was too much silence in the dim alleys between them. ~ H P Lovecraft
379:A horrible coma call'd living
So now in this coma call'd living
I view the bright phantoms of beauty;
The false hollow phantoms of beauty ~ H P Lovecraft
380:All he seeks from life is not to think. For some reason thought is very horrible to him, and anything which stirs the imagination he flees as a plague. ~ H P Lovecraft
381: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
382:I have an odd craving to whisper about those few frightful hours in that ill-rumoured and evilly shadowed seaport of death and blasphemous abnormality. ~ H P Lovecraft
383:It is a decade now since he moved into Gray’s Inn, and of where he had been he would say nothing till the night young Williams bought the Necronomicon. ~ H P Lovecraft
384:Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. ~ H P Lovecraft
385: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
386:There be those who say that things and places have souls, and there be those who say they have not; I dare not say, myself, but I will tell of The Street. ~ H P Lovecraft
387:There was a darkness outside reality, they say. A darkness full of things. Hungry, nasty things with no shape or form, not as long as they were out there. ~ H P Lovecraft
388:fThere was a darkness outside reality, they say. A darkness full of things. Hungry, nasty things with no shape or form, not as long as they were out there. ~ H P Lovecraft
389:I felt the strangling tendrils of a cancerous horror whose roots reached into illimitable pasts and fathomless abysms of the night that broods beyond time. ~ H P Lovecraft
390:I have looked upon all that the universe has to hold of horror, and even the skies of spring and the flowers of summer must ever afterward be poison to me. ~ H P Lovecraft
391: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
392:In London there is a man who screams when the church bells ring. He lives all alone with his streaked cat in Gray’s Inn, and people call him harmlessly mad. ~ H P Lovecraft
393: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
394:(...) Creo que el profesor Angell murió porque sabía o quería saber demasiado. Es posible que me aguarde un fin parecido, pues yo también he aprendido mucho. ~ H P Lovecraft
395: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
396:I cannot think of the deep sea without shuddering at the nameless things that
may at this very moment be crawling
and floundering on its slimy bed... ~ H P Lovecraft
397: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
398: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
399: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,
400:There were nameless horrors abroad; and no matter how little one might be able to get at them, one ought tp stand prepared for any sort of action at any time. ~ H P Lovecraft
401:Think not that delight and understanding dwell just across the Karthian hills, or in any spot thou canst find in a day's, or a year's, or a lustrum's journey. ~ H P Lovecraft
402:Whilst never actually rebuffing a visitor, he always reared such a wall of reserve that few could think of anything to say to him which would not sound inane. ~ H P Lovecraft
403:I have looked upon all that the universe has to hold of horror, and even the skies of spring and the flowers of summer must ever afterward be poison to me. But ~ H P Lovecraft
404:La vida es algo espantoso; y desde el trasfondo de lo que conocemos de ella asoman síntomas demoníacos que la vuelven a veces infinitamente más espantosa (...) ~ H P Lovecraft
405:Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous. ~ H P Lovecraft
406: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
407:As if beckoned by those who had gone before, I half floated between the titanic snowdrifts, quivering and afraid, into the sightless vortex of the unimaginable. ~ H P Lovecraft
408: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
409: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
410:All my tales are based on the fundamental premise that common human laws and interests and emotions have no validity or significance in the vast cosmos-at-large. ~ H P Lovecraft
411:If heaven ever wishes to grant me a boon, it will be a total effacing of the results of a mere chance which fixed my eye on a certain stray piece of shelf-paper. ~ H P Lovecraft
412:I have said that the fury of the rushing blast was infernal— cacodemoniacal—and that its voices were hideous with the pent-up viciousness of desolate eternities. ~ H P Lovecraft
413: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
414: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
415:Man's relations to man do not captivate my fancy. It is man's relation to the cosmos--to the unknown--which alone arouses in me the spark of creative imagination. ~ H P Lovecraft
416:... să fii conștient că exiști și totuși să știi că nu mai ești o ființă delimitată distinct de celelalte ființe ... este culmea de nespus a spaimei și a agoniei. ~ H P Lovecraft
417:scientific study and reflection had taught us that the known universe of three dimensions embraces the merest fraction of the whole cosmos of substance and energy. ~ H P Lovecraft
418:(...) Se encontraba indudablemente próximo a la frontera entre el universo conocido y la cuarta dimensión, y nadie era capaz de predecir hasta dónde podría llegar. ~ H P Lovecraft
419:Whilst they strove to strip from life its embroidered robes of myth, and to shew in naked ugliness the foul thing that is reality, Kuranes sought for beauty alone. ~ H P Lovecraft
420:Ho visto oscuri universi spalancarsi
Dove neri pianeti ruotano senza meta...
Dove ruotano nell'orrore invisibile
Privi di consapevolezza, splendore o nome. ~ H P Lovecraft
421:I saw the sun peering redly through the last gusts of a little sandstorm that hovered over the nameless city, and marked the quietness of the rest of the landscape. ~ H P Lovecraft
422:Religion itself is an absurdity and an anomaly, and paganism is acceptable only because it represents that purely orgiastic phase of religion farthest from reality. ~ H P Lovecraft
423: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
424:Look here, do you know the whole North End once had a set of tunnels that kept certain people in touch with each other’s houses, and the burying ground, and the sea? ~ H P Lovecraft
425:The moon is dark, and the gods dance in the night; there is terror in the sky, for upon the moon hath sunk an eclipse foretold in no books of men or of earth's gods. ~ H P Lovecraft
426:What we heard was not the fabulous note of any buried blasphemy of elder earth from whose supernal toughness an age-denied polar sun had evoked a monstrous response. ~ H P Lovecraft
427:Be it then known that I was born on the family Estate in Devonshire, of the 10th day of August, 1690 (or in the new Gregorian Stile of Reckoning, the 20th of August), ~ H P Lovecraft
428:I was quite unbalanced with that instinct for the strange and the unknown which had made me a wanderer upon earth and a haunter of far, ancient, and forbidden places. ~ H P Lovecraft
429: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
430:There is nothing more absurd, as I view it, than that conventional association of the homely and the wholesome which seems to pervade the psychology of the multitude. ~ H P Lovecraft
431:Algo me incitaba a buscar en el cielo algunas nubes, ya que se había apoderado de mí una inexplicable aprensión acerca de los infinitos e insondables espacios etéreos. ~ H P Lovecraft
432: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
433:Could it be that the dream-soul inhabiting this inferior body was desperately struggling to speak things which the simple and halting tongue of dulness could not utter? ~ H P Lovecraft
434:there was much breathless talk of new elements, bizarre optical properties, and other things which puzzled men of science are wont to say when faced by the unknown. Hot ~ H P Lovecraft
435: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
436:But most of the men of Teloth yawned, and some laughed and some went away to sleep; for Iranon told nothing useful, singing only his memories, his dreams, and his hopes. ~ H P Lovecraft
437:Calm, lasting beauty comes only in dream, and this solace the world had thrown away when in its worship of the real it threw away the secrets of childhood and innocence. ~ H P Lovecraft
438: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
439:Man is so used to thinking visually that I almost forgot the darkness and pictured the endless corridor of wood and glass in its low-studded monotony as though I saw it. ~ H P Lovecraft
440: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
441:Well, I should say that the really weird artist has a kind of vision which makes models, or summons up what amounts to actual scenes from the spectral world he lives in. ~ H P Lovecraft
442: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
443:Something like fear chilled me as I sat there in the small hours alone-I say alone, for one who sits by a sleeper is indeed alone; perhaps more alone than he can realise. ~ H P Lovecraft
444:Three children had just disappeared—blue-eyed Norwegians from the streets toward Gowanus—and there were rumours of a mob forming among the sturdy Vikings of that section. ~ H P Lovecraft
445:As a result, these societies became surprisingly passive and reticent. Newspaper men were harder to manage, but seemed largely to coöperate with the government in the end. ~ H P Lovecraft
446:I am Providence, and Providence is myself - together, indissolubly as one, we stand thro' the ages; a fixt monument set aeternally in the shadow of Durfee's ice-clad peak! ~ H P Lovecraft
447:Religion as a vital issue is dead except on paper, and whatever beauty-baiting the future may witness will be the work of greed and trade, and not of honest cosmos-facing. ~ H P Lovecraft
448:Suddenly there came another burst of that acute fear which had intermittently seized me ever since I first saw the terrible valley and the nameless city under a cold moon, ~ H P Lovecraft
449:The mere telling helps me to restore confidence in my own faculties; to reassure myself that I was not simply the first to succumb to a contagious nightmare hallucination. ~ H P Lovecraft
450:There is no field other than the weird in which I have any aptitude or inclination for fictional composition. Life has never interested me so much as the escape from life. ~ H P Lovecraft
451: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
452:Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon. ~ H P Lovecraft
453:The appeal of the spectrally macabre is generally narrow because it demands from the reader a certain degree of imagination and a capacity for detachment from everyday life. ~ H P Lovecraft
454:The purpose of my visit, and the frightful abnormalities it postulated, struck me all at once with a chill sensation that nearly overbalanced my ardour for strange delvings. ~ H P Lovecraft
455:Was tempted to quote Walden—“Why should I feel lonely? Is not our planet in the Milky Way?”—but refrained. How can I get lonely, I asked, when there’s still so much to read? ~ H P Lovecraft
456:For the cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. He is the soul of antique Aegyptus, and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroe and Ophir. He ~ H P Lovecraft
457:That flopping or pattering was monstrous--I could not look upon the degenerate creatures responsible for it. I would keep my eyes shut till the sound receded toward the west. ~ H P Lovecraft
458:Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom. ~ H P Lovecraft
459:All the terror I had dimly felt before rushed upon me actively and vividly, and I knew that I loathed the ancient and abhorrent creature so near me with an infinite intensity. ~ H P Lovecraft
460: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
461: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
462:There was a hideous fall through incalculable leagues of viscous, sentient darkness, and a babel of noises utterly alien to all that we know of the earth and its organic life. ~ H P Lovecraft
463: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,
464:I have frequently wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong. ~ H P Lovecraft
465: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
466:Monstrous, unnatural, colossal, was the thing—too far beyond all the ideas of man to be believed except in the silent damnable small hours of the morning when one cannot sleep. ~ H P Lovecraft
467:Then came upon an incredible essay by Lafcadio Hearn, something entitled “Gaki,” detailing the curious Japanese belief that insects are really demons or the ghosts of evil men. ~ H P Lovecraft
468:Spurred on by a voice which must have come from the hideous soul of the forest, I resolved to enter the beckoning gloom in spite of the ponderous chains which barred my passage. ~ H P Lovecraft
469:there are some experiences and intimations which scar too deeply to permit of healing, and leave only such an added sensitiveness that memory reinspires all the original horror. ~ H P Lovecraft
470:Wir leben auf einer friedlichen Insel der Ahnungslosigkeit inmitten schwarzer Meere der Unendlichkeit, und es war nicht vorgesehen, dass wir diese Gewässer weit befahren sollen. ~ H P Lovecraft
471:It was the end, for whatever remains to me of life on the surface of this earth, of every vestige of mental peace and confidence in the integrity of Nature and of the human mind. ~ H P Lovecraft
472:Those Old Ones were gone now, inside the earth and under the sea; but their dead bodies had told their secrets in dreams to the first men, who formed a cult which had never died. ~ H P Lovecraft
473:All great humorists are sad... I cannot help seeing beyond the tinsel of humour, and recognising the pitiful basis of jest - the world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. ~ H P Lovecraft
474: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
475: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
476:Despite his Falstaffian appearance he was a hard and ruthless man. His piggish eyes were filled with greed; his fleshy mouth was lustful; his only natural smile was one of avarice. ~ H P Lovecraft
477:In cloud-ships the gods are wont to travel, and wise cotters have legends that keep them from certain high peaks at night when it is cloudy, for the gods are not lenient as of old. ~ H P Lovecraft
478: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. ~ H P Lovecraft
479:The village seemed very old, eaten away at the edge like the moon which had commenced to wane, and Kuranes wondered whether the peaked roofs of the small houses hid sleep or death. ~ H P Lovecraft
480:As she read on, her surroundings gradually faded, and soon there lay about her only the mists of dream; the purple, star-strown mists beyond Time, where only gods and dreamers walk. ~ H P Lovecraft
481: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
482:The cases were of a strange golden wood, with fronts of exquisite glass, and containing the mummified forms of creatures outreaching in grotesqueness the most chaotic dreams of man. ~ H P Lovecraft
483:There are twists of time and space, of vision and reality, which only a dreamer can divine; and from what I know of Carter I think he has merely found a way to traverse these mazes. ~ H P Lovecraft
484:This man bore no resemblance to the bearded, grizzled Akeley of the snapshot; but was a younger and more urban person, fashionably dressed, and wearing only a small, dark moustache. ~ H P Lovecraft
485:Before long I was pretty nearly a devotee, and would listen for hours like a schoolboy to art theories and philosophic speculations wild enough to qualify him for the Danvers asylum. ~ H P Lovecraft
486:If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. ~ H P Lovecraft
487: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
488:Nothing is so intimately a part of a man as his library. It contains just what the possessor wants to look at most often, and comes to form his window or gateway to the larger cosmos. ~ H P Lovecraft
489: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
490: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
491:We might have known from the first that human curiosity is undying, and that the results we announced would be enough to spear others ahead on the same age-long pursuit of the unknown. ~ H P Lovecraft
492:That nevermore should I behold the blessed light of day, or scan the pleasant hills and dales of the beautiful world outside, my reason could no longer entertain the slightest unbelief. ~ H P Lovecraft
493:There were nauseous musical instruments, stringed, grass, and wood-wind, on which St. John and I sometimes produced dissonances of exquisite morbidity and cacodaemoniacal ghastliness... ~ H P Lovecraft
494:Sometimes, I believe that this less material life (of dreams) is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon. ~ H P Lovecraft
495:Sometimes, I believe that this less material life [of dreams] is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon. ~ H P Lovecraft
496: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
497:Most of my monsters fail altogether to satisfy my sense of the cosmic - the abnormally chromatic entity in The Colour Out of Space being the only one of the lot which I take any pride in. ~ H P Lovecraft
498:Then the germ of panic seemed to spread among the seekers. It was one thing to chase the nameless entity, but quite another to find it. Spells might be all right—but suppose they weren’t? ~ H P Lovecraft
499:(...) Todos tenían la impresión de hallarse muy próximos a fases de la naturaleza y de la vida absolutamente extraordinarias y radicalmente opuestas a la existencia misma de la humanidad. ~ H P Lovecraft
500: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

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