- Name: H. P. Lovecraft
- Born: 08/20/1890
- Died: 03/15/1937 (46 years old)
- Occupation: Short story writer, editor, novelist, poet
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (US: //; August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction, who is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos.
Birth Name: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Alias: Lewis TheobaldHumphrey LittlewitWard PhillipsEdward SoftlyPercy Simple
Genre: Weird fiction, horror fiction, science fiction, gothic fiction, fantasy fiction, cosmic horror
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Death Place: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
H. P. Lovecraft quotes :
It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests.H. P. Lovecraft
The real lover of cats is one who demands a clearer adjustment to the universe than ordinary household platitudes provide; one who refuses to swallow the sentimental notion that all good people love dogs, children, and horses while all bad people dislike and are disliked by such.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
Horror and the unknown or the strange are always closely connected so that it is hard to create a convincing picture of shattered natural law or cosmic alienage or 'outsideness' without laying stress on the emotion of fear.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
For correct writing, the cultivation of patience and mental accuracy is essential. Throughout the young author's period of apprenticeship, he must keep reliable dictionaries and textbooks at his elbow; eschewing as far as possible that hasty extemporaneous manner of writing which is the privilege of more advanced students.H. P. Lovecraft
Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality - the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men.H. P. Lovecraft
The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilised cynic to do other than worship it.H. P. Lovecraft
What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!H. P. Lovecraft
I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.H. P. Lovecraft