Quotes About Cthulhu

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H.P. Lovecraft
“Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

H.P. Lovecraft
“Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.”
H.P. Lovecraft

Robert E. Howard
“All fled—all done, so lift me on the pyre—

The Feast is over, and the lamps expire.”
Robert E. Howard

“That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.”
H.P Lovecraft

Felicia Day
“When we graduate from childhood into adulthood, we're thrown into this confusing, Cthulhu-like miasma of life, filled with social and career problems, all with branching choices and no correct answers.”
Felicia Day, You're Never Weird on the Internet

H.P. Lovecraft
“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!”
H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon

Charles Stross
“I wish I was still an atheist. Believing I was born into a harsh, uncaring cosmos – in which my existence was a random roll of the dice and I was destined to die and rot and then be gone forever – was infinitely more comforting than the truth. Because the truth is that my God is coming back. When he arrives I’ll be waiting for him with a shotgun. And I’m keeping the last shell for myself.”
Charles Stross, The Fuller Memorandum

Serra Elinsen
“How can this be real?” I whispered. “I mean you... you... where you come from. Your world. It is so beyond everything I've ever known. And you would... you would take me to the Pumpkin Ball?”

“Try and stop me.”
Serra Elinsen, Awoken

H.P. Lovecraft
“Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse.”
— “Supernatural Horror in Literature”
H.P. Lovecraft

Serra Elinsen
“There was something very fishy about Riley Bay.”
Serra Elinsen, Awoken

Neil Gaiman
“You know what killed off the dinosaurs, Whateley? We did. In one barbecue.”
Neil Gaiman

“Cthulhu seems like kind of a wuss if he can be trapped by a sinking island or killed by a boat."

"That’s just because the stars aren’t right. When the stars are right, it don’t matter how many boats hit him. He’ll sink whole continents and lick off the people like salt off a pretzel."

"Says you."

"You keep talking smack like that, he’s gonna eat you first.”
Kenneth Hite, Cthulhu 101: A Beginner's Guide to the Dreamer in the Deep

Serra Elinsen
“Just kill me. My life is nothing without you. Drive me mad. Let me be your sustenance. Eat my soul. You’re… you’re tearing me apart!”
Serra Elinsen

H.P. Lovecraft
“On many occasions the curious atmospheric effects enchanted me vastly; these including a strikingly vivid mirage - the first I had ever seen - in which distant bergs became the battlements of unimaginable cosmic castles.”
H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror

“[August] Derleth tried to prevent any other (non-Derleth-approved) writer from writing Cthulhu Mythos stories.If Lovecraft had wanted bad writers to avoid Cthulhu Mythos stories, he wouldn’t have written back to August Derleth.”
Kenneth Hite, Cthulhu 101: A Beginner's Guide to the Dreamer in the Deep

Christy Leigh Stewart
“Even Azathoth is bored of this tune.”
Christy Leigh Stewart

John Llewellyn Probert
“The world is thinner in some places.”
John Llewellyn Probert, Cthulhu Cymraeg

Jonathan L. Howard
“As the barman’s hand rose from beneath the bar, Cabal was filled with a presentiment and a strange foreboding that he hadn’t felt since the last time he’d watched the nightmare corpse city of R’lyeh rise, effulgent with the ineffable and fetid with fish, rise from the depths of the Pacific.”
Jonathan L. Howard

Austin Grossman
“I was thirty-five and I’d thought I was playing political poker and it turned out I’d been playing in some other game I didn’t even know about. Like I’d been holding a hand of kings and then the people around the table started putting down more kings, a king with a squid’s face, a naked king with goat’s horns holding up a bough of holly. A Russian king with an insect’s voice.”
Austin Grossman, Crooked

“Fayez whistled low. “That is not dead which can eternal lie. Or, y’know, whatever.”
James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

Terry Pratchett
“Hundert Meter entfernt tauchte der größte Tintenfisch auf, den Rincewind jemals gesehen hatte, schlug wild mit den Tentakeln und versank wieder in den reißenden Fluten ... Das Ende der Welt rückte näher.”
Terry Pratchett, The Science of Discworld

Charles Stross
“There is probably no way of explaining Project Koschei, or XK-PLUTO, or MK-NIGHTMARE, or the gates, without watering them down into just another weapons system -- which they are not. Weapons may have deadly or hideous effects, but they acquire moral character from the actions of those who use them. Whereas these projects are indelibly stained by a patina of ancient evil ...”
Charles Stross, A Colder War

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