Quotes by H.P. Lovecraft

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind."

"Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability."

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown"

"Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane."

"From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent."


Books by H.P. Lovecraft

  • Frankenstein
  • 1,226,264 ratings
  • May 1st 2011 by Literary Horror Classics

    (first published 1818)

  • La llamada de Cthulhu
  • 42,125 ratings
  • 2019 by Ediciones Promocionales Ltda.

    (first published February 1928)

  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • 42,121 ratings
  • April 1st 2011 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

    (first published February 1928)

H.P. Lovecraft
  • H.P. Lovecraft

  • Date of birth: August 20, 1890
  • Died: March 15, 1937
  • Born: in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States.

  • Description: Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

    Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity. Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

    Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades. He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.