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The Call of Cthulhu The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
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“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
“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.”
H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“I have looked upon all the universe has to hold of horror, and even the skies of spring and flowers of summer must ever afterward be poison to me.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“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.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“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
“The Thing cannot be described - there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order. A mountain walked or stumbled.

If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“Ritengo che la cosa più misericordiosa al mondo sia l'incapacità della mente umana di mettere in correlazione tutti i suoi contenuti. Viviamo su una placida isola di ignoranza nel mezzo del nero mare dell'infinito, e non era destino che navigassimo lontano. Le scienze, ciascuna tesa nella propria direzione, ci hanno finora nuociuto ben poco; ma, un giorno, la connessione di conoscenze disgiunte aprirà visioni talmente terrificanti della realtà, e della nostra spaventosa posizione in essa che, o diventeremo pazzi per la rivelazione, o fuggiremo dalla luce mortale nella pace e nella sicurezza di un nuovo Medioevo".”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“the geometry of the place was all wrong. One could not be sure that the sea and the ground were horizontal,”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“God! What wonder that across the earth a great architect went mad,”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
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“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.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence, and squatted evilly on a rectangular block or pedestal covered with undecipherable characters.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call Of Cthulhu
“Only poetry or madness could do justice to the noises heard by Legrasse’s men as they ploughed on through the black morass toward the red glare and the muffled tom-toms. There are vocal qualities peculiar to men, and vocal qualities peculiar to beasts; and it is terrible to hear the one when the source should yield the other.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“Мисля, че една от най-големите милости, които ни се оказват в този свят, е невъзможността на човешкият ум да осъзнае своята нищожност.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“No hay en el mundo fortuna mayor, creo, que la incapacidad de la mente humana para relacionar entre sí todo lo que hay en ella. Vivimos en una isla de plácida ignorancia, rodeados por los negros mares de lo infinito, y no es nuestro destino emprender largos viajes. Las ciencias, que siguen sus caminos propios, no han provocado mucho daño hasta ahora; pero algún día la unión de esos disasociados conocimientos nos abrirá a la realidad, y a la endeble posición que en ella ocupamos, perspectivas tan espantosas que enloqueceremos ante la revelación, o huiremos de esa funesta luz, refugiándonos en la seguridad y la paz de una nueva edad de las tinieblas (...)”
H.P. Lovecraft, La llamada de Cthulhu
“Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“yo nunca voy a dormir tranquilo de nuevo cuando piense en los horrores que acechan sin cesar detrás de la vida, en el tiempo y en el espacio, y en esas blasfemias impías de los Antiguos estelares que sueñan bajo el mar, conocidos y favorecidos por un culto de pesadilla, listo y deseoso de lanzarse sobre el mundo cuando un nuevo terremoto saque su monstruosa ciudad de piedra de nuevo al sol y el aire.”
H.P. Lovecraft, La llamada de Cthulhu: Incluye los relatos "La historia del Necronomicón" y "Azathoth"
“One could not be sure that the sea and the ground were horizontal, hence the relative position of everything else seemed phantasmally variable.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
“Evrende acı olduğu kadar merhemi de vardır ve bu merhem unutuştur. - Sayfa 28”
Lovecraft Howard Phillips, The Call of Cthulhu
“world,”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call Of Cthulhu
“(...) Ese tiempo sería fácil de conocer, pues entonces la humanidad se parecería a los Grandes Antiguos: salvaje y libre, más allá del bien y del mal, sin moral y sin ley. Y todos los seres humanos gritarían y matarían, y gozarían felices. Los Antiguos, liberados, enseñarían nuevos modos de gritar y matar y gozar, y el mundo entero ardería en un holocausto de libertad y éxtasis (...)”
H.P. Lovecraft, La llamada de Cthulhu
“(...) Creo que el profesor Angell murió porque sabía o quería saber demasiado. Es posible que me aguarde un fin parecido, pues yo también he aprendido mucho.”
H.P. Lovecraft, La llamada de Cthulhu
“(...) Vinieron de las estrellas y trajeron consigo sus imágenes.”
H.P. Lovecraft, La llamada de Cthulhu