H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft

American writer

Lived from: 1890-1937

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: H. P. Lovecraft

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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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