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Happy 122th Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

Happy 122th birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

"There are probably seven persons, in all, who really like my work; and they are enough.... Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty. Like the late Mr. Wilde, 'I live in terror of not being misunderstood.'"
- Lovecraft, "The Defence Remains Open!" (April 1921)



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Aug. 20th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder, & a great quote! In these days of Internet self-promotion, it's helpful to hear from a master of modesty. OK, modesty & eldritch terror .. .
Aug. 21st, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Gee, my daughter shares her birthday with Lovecraft! Cool! *throws confetti*
Aug. 21st, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
"There are probably seven persons, in all, who really like my work; and they are enough...."

Boy, was he ever wrong! I love his work and have spent hours being totally engrossed and terrified by it.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lovecraft!
Aug. 21st, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
I just hope everyone made their saving throw against sanity on his birthday ;)
Aug. 27th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
Hey there. I have been wandering the internet and you and me appear to have a lot of the same interests. Mind if I friend you?
Aug. 27th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, that would be lovely. I'll friend you back! :) Thanks.
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