H. P. Lovecraft
That is not dead which can eternal lieAnd with strange aeons even death may die.
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.
I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness...
It is only the inferior thinker who hastens to explain the singular and the complex by the primitive shortcut of supernaturalism.
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.
...I have concluded that Literature is no proper pursuit for a gentleman; and that Writing ought never to be consider'd but as an elegant Accomplishment to be indulg'd in with infrequency, and Discrimination.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.