H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown and published only in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, but he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. 

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But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?

We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.

Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.

I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.

Blue green grey white or black, smooth ruffled or mountainous, that ocean is not silent.

Heaven knows where I'll end up - but it's a safe bet that I'll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be.

Searchers after horror haunt strange far places.

I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.

I never ask a man what his business is for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.

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