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Graham Page
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I found this passage in some footnotes for the Whisperer in Darkness. Not your typical verbose Lovecraft, which makes it especially funny:

"Pluto was discovered on Jan. 23, 1930, by C. W. Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in AZ. But the discovery was not broadcast to the public until March 14, three weeks after Lovecraft had begun writing The Whisperer in Darkness. A day after the announcement, Lovecraft wrote in a letter: "Watcha thinka the NEW PLANET? HOT STUFF!!! It is probably Yuggoth."


Quote from S.T. Joshi's notes.

You guys have any favorite Lovecraft quotes? (from his stories or otherwise) I think this has got to be mine. It seems so out of character for him, like something I would write in a text message, and I don't even write text msgs.
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Gunther Schmidl
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So what you're saying is Lovecraft invented the Facebook status update.
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Great post!
Any mention of the word Cyclopean makes me titter: so, wait, the gigantic pillar has one eye, right?
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"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
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Mike Thomas
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saw thread, thought of this.
 
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gschmidl wrote:
So what you're saying is Lovecraft invented the Facebook status update.


Yeah, he was tweeting.
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D_Davis wrote:
"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


Wow! This speaks volumes....this is one of the most positive quotes I've ever heard....Did HPL really say this?

Found this one on a site:

"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences."
H. P. Lovecraft

Thoughts like these make up for much of his short-comings... up till now I thought the Old Gentleman was all bitterness and depression



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