H. P. Lovecraft

American writer

Lived from: 1890-1937

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    From even the greatest of horrors, irony is seldom absent.

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    I could not write about 'ordinary people' because I am not in the least interested in them.
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    I do not think that any realism is beautiful.
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    I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.

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    In writing a weird story, I always try very carefully to achieve the right mood and atmosphere and place the emphasis where it belongs.
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    It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.
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    The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
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    The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.
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    Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.
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    Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.
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    Very few minds are strictly normal, and all religious fanatics are marked with abnormalities of various sorts.
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    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.

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    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!
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About H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown and published only in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, but he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.

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