H P Lovecraft Quotes

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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
“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.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

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

Thomas Ligotti
“When I first read Lovecraft around 1971, and even more so when I began to read about his life, I immediately knew that I wanted to write horror stories. I had read Arthur Machen before I read Lovecraft, and I didn’t have that reaction at all. It was what I sensed in Lovecraft’s works and what I learned about his myth as the “recluse of Providence” that made me think, “That’s for me!” I already had a grim view of existence, so there was no problem there. I was and am agoraphobic, so being reclusive was a snap. The only challenge was whether or not I could actually write horror stories. So I studied fiction writing and wrote every day for years and years until I started to get my stories accepted by small press magazines. I’m not comparing myself to Lovecraft as a person or as a writer, but the rough outline of his life gave me something to aspire to. I don’t know what would have become of me if I hadn’t discovered Lovecraft.”
Thomas Ligotti

H.P. Lovecraft
“I am writing this under an appreciable mental strain, since by tonight I shall be no more.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon

H.P. Lovecraft
“Ihre Hand ist an eurer Kehle, doch seht ihr Sie nicht.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

H.P. Lovecraft
“Es wäre ihnen ein Leichtes, die Erde zu erobern, sie haben es aber bislang nicht versucht, weil dazu keine Notwendigkeit bestand. Sie lassen die Dinge lieber so, wie sie sind, und ersparen sich die Scherereien.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

H.P. Lovecraft
“Sie verachteten die Welt, als hätten sie Zugang zu anderen und vorzüglicheren Daseinssphären.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Vol 2

Chris Mentillo
“I am about to break into a dimension of the impossible. To enter this realm., I must set my mind (hypnotize myself) free from the earthly fetters that bind it. If the events to witness are unbelievable, it is only because my imagination is chained. So I now sit back, relax, and believe...so that I may cross the brink of time and space...into that land we sometimes visit in our dreams -- my horrific forsaken dreams.”
Chris Mentillo, Obliterated: Everything is About To Change

H.P. Lovecraft
“Do not think from my slavery to morphine that I am a weakling or a degenerate.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon

H.P. Lovecraft
“I think Professor Angell died because he knew too much, or because he was likely to learn too much. Whether I shall go as he did remains to be seen, for I have learned much now.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

H.P. Lovecraft
“The more he withdrew from the world around him, the more wonderful became his dreams.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

H.P. Lovecraft
“In seinem Verhalten schien eine kryptische, sardonische Arroganz zu lauern, als ödeten ihn alle menschlichen Wesen nur noch an.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

H.P. Lovecraft
“Befragt die Geringeren, auf daß nicht die Größeren Euch antworten und mehr heraufbeschwören, als Ihr vermöget”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

H.P. Lovecraft
“Nichtsdestotrotz habet Ihr starke Hände, ein Messer und eine Pistole, und es ist nicht schwer, ein Grab zu schaufeln.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

H.P. Lovecraft
“Der Wind rauscht mit Ihren Stimmen, und die Erde grollt durch Ihren Geist.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

H.P. Lovecraft
“Denn dieser Ort konnte keine gewöhnliche Stadt sein – er musste den ursprünglichen Kern und Mittelpunkt irgendeines urzeitlichen und unfassbaren Kapitels der Erdgeschichte gebildet haben, der nur in den dunkelsten und verzerrtesten Mythen vagen Widerhall findet und vom Chaos der Erdwehen verschlungen wurde, lange bevor irgendeine uns bekannte Menschenrasse aus dem Affenstadium herauswatschelte”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Vol 2

H.P. Lovecraft
“Auf einem der letzten und zerfallensten Reliefs fiel uns ein watschelndes, primitives Säugetier besonders ins Auge, das von den Landbewohnern teils als Schlachtvieh, teils als lustiger Spaßmacher gehalten wurde – seine affenartigen und menschlichen Ansätze waren nicht zu übersehen.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Vol 2

H.P. Lovecraft
“Eine Stimme aus anderen Zeiten gehört in einen Friedhof anderer Zeiten.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Vol 2

H.P. Lovecraft
“sie hieß mich mit einer Warmherzigkeit willkommen, die geradezu hämisch war.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Vol 2

H.P. Lovecraft
“Es schien mir recht bedauerlich, dass Derby sich gerade für sie interessierte, sagte aber nichts dazu, da Vernarrtheit an Widerstand bloß gedeiht.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Vol 2

H.P. Lovecraft
“Most daemoniacal of all shocks is that of the abysmally unexpected and grotesquely unbelievable”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Outsider And Others

H.P. Lovecraft
“Everything seemed to me tainted with a loathsome contagion, and inspired by a noxious alliance with distorted hidden powers.”
H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft
“But for some reason or other Curwen did not care for society. Whilst never actually rebuffing a visitor, he always reared such a wall of reserve that few could think of anything to say to him which would not sound inane. There seemed to lurk in his bearing some cryptic, sardonic arrogance, as if he had come to find all human beings dull through having moved among stranger and more potent entities.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

H.P. Lovecraft
“What I had thought morbid and shameful and ignominious is in reality awesome and mind-expanding and even glorious--my previous estimate being merely a phase of man's eternal tendency to hate and fear and shrink from the utterly different.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness

H.P. Lovecraft
“After all, the strangest and maddest of myths are often merely symbols or allegories based upon truth...”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth And Other Stories Of Horror

H.P. Lovecraft
“Is it possible that even my latest fear is sheer delusion?”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth And Other Stories Of Horror

H.P. Lovecraft
“The darkness always teemed with unexplained sound-and yet he sometimes shook with fear lest the noises he heard should subside and allow him to hear certain other, fainter noises which he suspected were lurking behind them.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Dreams in the Witch House

H.P. Lovecraft
“Into his mind floated pictures of alien orbs with great stone towers, and other orbs with titan mountains and no mark of life, and still remoter spaces where only a stirring in vague blackness told of the presence of consciousness and will.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Haunter of the Dark: The H.P. Lovecraft Omnibus, #3

H.P. Lovecraft
“And beyond all else he glimpsed an infinite gulf of sheer darkness, where solid and semi-solid forms were known only by their windy stirrings, and cloudy patterns of force seemed to superimpose order on chaos and hold forth a key to all the paradoxes and arcana of the worlds we know.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Haunter of the Dark: The H.P. Lovecraft Omnibus, #3

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