HP Lovecraft Quotes About Fear, Madness, Books, Love, Call of Cthulhu, Cats, Knowledge, Comic & Death! HP Lovecraft was an author of horror fiction who wrote short tales, novels, and novellas, some of which were named ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ and ‘The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. In Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft was born in 1890. Lovecraft was a sickly boy, and he spent much of his school years at home.
He became a voracious reader, absorbing materials on many subjects. Lovecraft was a massive fan of Edgar Allan Poe’s literature and acquired a keen interest in astronomy. For many years, Lovecraft was a solitary figure, preferring to stay up late researching, reading, and writing and then to sleep late into the day. Some of his astronomy-related articles were published in many newspapers during this time.
Lovecraft began his career as a would-be journalist in 1914 when he joined the United Amateur Press Association (UAPA). He started his self-published journal, The Conservative, for which he produced several articles and essays. In 1923, Weird Tales purchased several of Lovecraft’s short works, the first taste of literary success. Several otherworldly creatures would be unleashed on humanity by H.P. Lovecraft’s writings.
Lovecraft couldn’t afford to live on his own in the last few years. To make ends meet, he took on editing and ghostwriting jobs. On March 15, 1937, Lovecraft passed away from cancer. More than 60 short tales and a few novels and novellas are among the works he left behind. His works have influenced the likes of Peter Straub, Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman. His work inspired numerous movies, including Hunters of the Dark in 2011 and Cthulhu in 2007.
HP Lovecraft Quotes
1. “Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.”– HP Lovecraft.
2. “Wise men have interpreted dreams, and the gods have laughed.”– HP Lovecraft.
3. “I love to dream, but I never try to dream and think at the same time.”– HP Lovecraft.
4. ”In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly sought in life, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods.”– HP Lovecraft.
5. “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.”– HP Lovecraft.
6. “Our brains deliberately make us forget things, to prevent insanity.”– HP Lovecraft.
7. “For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming.”– HP Lovecraft.
8. “Memories and possibilities are even more hideous than realities.”– HP Lovecraft.
9. “I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.”– HP Lovecraft.
10. “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 dreaming’s, and no cause to value the one above the other.”– HP Lovecraft.
11. “When Randolph Carter was thirty he lost the key of the gate of dreams.”– HP Lovecraft.
12. “But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travelers notoriously false?”– HP Lovecraft.
13. “The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”– HP Lovecraft.
14. “The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.”– HP Lovecraft.
15. “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”– HP Lovecraft.
16. “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.”– HP Lovecraft.
17. “I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men.”– HP Lovecraft.
18. “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. ”– HP Lovecraft.
19. “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.”– HP Lovecraft.
20. “No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.”– HP Lovecraft.
21. “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!”– HP Lovecraft.
22. “We are all roamers of vast spaces and travelers in many ages.”– HP Lovecraft.
23. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”– HP Lovecraft.
24. “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!”– HP Lovecraft.
25. “I felt myself on the edge of the world; peering over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night.”– HP Lovecraft.
26. “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.”– HP Lovecraft.
27. “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.”– HP Lovecraft.
28. “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.”– HP Lovecraft.
29. “It is good to be a cynic — it is better to be a contented cat — and it is best not to exist at all.”– HP Lovecraft.
30. “The only saving grace of the present is that it’s too damned stupid to question the past very closely.”– HP Lovecraft.