H. P. Lovecraft Quotes and Sayings

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And now, at thirty-seven, I am gradually headed for pure antiquarianism and architecture, and away from literature altogether!
– H.P. Lovecraft

But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travelers notoriously false?
– H. P. Lovecraft

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
– H. P. Lovecraft

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

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

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

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

If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
– H. P. Lovecraft

In the land of Sona-Nyl there is neither time nor space, neither suffering nor death.
– H. P. Lovecraft

It is a treadmill, squirrel-trap culture – drugged and frenzied with the hashish of industrial servitude and material luxury. It is wholly a material body-culture, and its symbol is the tiled bathroom and steam radiator rather than the Doric portico and the temple of philosophy.
– H. P. Lovecraft

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

Rome was so mighty that it could not fall. It had to vanish in a cloud, like so many of the mythical heros of antiquity, and to receive its apotheosis among the stars before men became fully aware that it had vanished from the earth!
– H. P. Lovecraft

Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.
– H. P. Lovecraft

Science, already oppressive with its shocking revelations, will perhaps be the ultimate exterminator of our human species – if separate species we be – for its reserve of unguessed horrors could never be borne by mortal brains if loosed upon the world.
– H. P. Lovecraft

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

Those who have watched the tall, lean, Terrible Old Man in these peculiar conversations, do not watch him again.
– H. P. Lovecraft

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


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