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H.P. Lovecraft

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Vince | 29 comments "The oldest and strangest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

-"Supernatural Horror in Literature"

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Vince | 29 comments "Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulses 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 may glimpse."

-"Supernatural Horror in Literature"

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Vince | 29 comments "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 infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. 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."

-"The Call of Cthulhu"

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