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Top 380 H.P. Lovecraft Quotes (2024 Update)

H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “Never Explain Anything.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “Wise men have interpreted dreams, and the gods have laughed.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulu waits dreaming.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “I like coffee exceedingly...”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest...”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “Nothing matters, but it’s perhaps more comfortable to keep calm and not interfere with other people.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “The greatest human achievements have never been for profit.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “I could not write about “ordinary people” because I am not in the least interested in them.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “Memories and possibilities are even more hideous than realities.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “I love to dream, but I never try to dream and think at the same time.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “I expect nothing of man, and disown the race. The only folly is expecting what is never attained; man is most contemptible when compared with his own pretensions. It is better to laugh at man from outside the universe, than to weep for him within.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “Do not call up that which you cannot put down.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “And where Nyarlathotep went, rest vanished, for the small hours were rent with the screams of nightmare.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “Life is a hideous thing.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “The cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “I felt myself on the edge of the world; peering over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “The only saving grace of the present is that it’s too damned stupid to question the past very closely.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “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 Quote: “As human beings, our only sensible scale of values is one based on lessening the agony of existence.”
H.P. Lovecraft Quote: “The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.”
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