H. P. Lovecraft Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old H. P. Lovecraft quotes, H. P. Lovecraft sayings, and H. P. Lovecraft proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. H. P. Lovecraft
Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. H. P. Lovecraft
The most merciful thing in the world, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. H. P. Lovecraft
It is only the inferior thinker who hastens to explain the singular and the complex by the primitive shortcut of supernaturalism. H. P. Lovecraft
The monotony of a long heroic poem may often be pleasantly relieved by judicious interruptions in the perfect successions of rhymes, just as the metre may sometimes be adorned with occasional triplets and Alexandrines. H. P. Lovecraft
The 'punch' of a truly weird tale is simply some violation or transcending of fixed cosmic law - an imaginative escape from palling reality - hence, phenomena rather than persons are the logical 'heroes.' 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
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. H. P. Lovecraft
Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion, and the one which best lends itself to the creation of nature-defying illusions. H. P. Lovecraft
It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude. H. P. Lovecraft
No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace. H. P. Lovecraft
The basis of all true cosmic horror is violation of the order of nature, and the profoundest violations are always the least concrete and describable. H. P. Lovecraft
As human beings, our only sensible scale of values is one based on lessening the agony of existence. H. P. Lovecraft
The cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. H. P. Lovecraft
To me there is nothing more fraught with mystery & terror than a remote Massachusetts farmhouse against a lonely hill. Where else could an outbreak like the Salem witchcraft have occurred? H. P. Lovecraft
I could not write about 'ordinary people' because I am not in the least interested in them. H. P. Lovecraft
Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of genuine experience. H. P. Lovecraft
The monotony of a long heroic poem may often be pleasantly relieved by judicious interruptions in the perfect succession of rhymes, just as the metre may sometimes be adorned with occasional triplets and Alexandrines. H. P. Lovecraft