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41 HP Lovecraft Quotes From The Master Of Horror

HP Lovecraft is known to be a master of horror.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft is known for his works in the field of weird function.

He is known to be the 20th century master of Gothic tales of horror. He is mostly known for his creation of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Lovecraft had an interest in science from a young age, but poor health stopped him from attending college. He started to work as a rewrite man and a ghostwriter and spent his life in poverty and seclusion. It was only after his death that his fame increased. His other famous works include 'At The Mountains of Madness', 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth', and 'The Dunwich Horror'.

In this article, we have provided you with a list of the best HP Lovecraft quotes. This includes HP Lovecraft quotes from books, funny HP Lovecraft quotes, HP Lovecraft quotes about fear, and HP Lovecraft quotes on sacrifice.

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Quotes About Dreams

HP Lovecraft work mostly involves weird science fiction.

HP Lovecraft is known to be one of America's most influential writers. Here are some famous HP Lovecraft quotes about dreams.

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 dreamings, 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 travellers notoriously false?”

- HP Lovecraft.

Quotes About The World

Most of HP Lovecraft’s stories revolve around the Cthulhu Mythos.

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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.

Quotes About The Life

HP Lovecraft is known for his work in the field of horror and science fiction. Check out some popular HP Lovecraft quotes on life.

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.

31. “As for the Republicans -- how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, [and] steel their emotions against decent human sympathy.”

- HP Lovecraft.

32. “That which we call substance and reality is shadow and illusion, and that which we call shadow and illusion is substance and reality.”

- HP Lovecraft.

33. “Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”

- HP Lovecraft.

34. “Memory sometimes makes merciful deletions.”

- HP Lovecraft.

35. “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.”

- HP Lovecraft.

36. “Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots.”

- HP Lovecraft.

37. “Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.”

- HP Lovecraft.

38. “It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.”

- HP Lovecraft.

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

- HP Lovecraft.

40. “I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.”

- HP Lovecraft.

41. “That is not dead which can eternal lie,

And with strange aeons even death may die.”

- HP Lovecraft.

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