Quotes from At the Mountains of Madness

H.P. Lovecraft ·  186 pages

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“I could not help feeling that they were evil things-- mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss. That seething , half-luminous cloud-background held ineffable suggestions of a vague, ethereal beyondness far more than terrestrially spatial; and gave appalling reminders of the utter remoteness, separateness, desolation, and aeon-long death of this untrodden and unfathomed austral world.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, quote from At the Mountains of Madness

“Would to Heaven we had never approached them at all, but had run back at top speed out of that blasphemous tunnel with the greasily smooth floors and the degenerate murals aping and mocking the things they had superseded-run back, before we had seen what we did see, and before our minds were burned with something which will never let us breathe easily again!”
― H.P. Lovecraft, quote from At the Mountains of Madness

“What we did see—for the mists were indeed all too malignly thinned—was something altogether different, and immeasurably more hideous and detestable. It was the utter, objective embodiment of the fantastic novelist’s “thing that should not be”;”
― H.P. Lovecraft, quote from At the Mountains of Madness

“On the barren shore, and on the lofty ice barrier in the background, myriads of grotesque penguins squawked and flapped their fins; while many fat seals were visible on the water, swimming or sprawling across large cakes of slowly drifting ice.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, quote from At the Mountains of Madness

“Rara vez deja de haber ironía incluso en el mayor de los horrores.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, quote from At the Mountains of Madness

“What we heard was not the fabulous note of any buried blasphemy of elder earth from whose supernal toughness an age-denied polar sun had evoked a monstrous response.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, quote from At the Mountains of Madness

“nascent, lifeless earth out of cosmic space—their”
― H.P. Lovecraft, quote from At the Mountains of Madness

About the author

H.P. Lovecraft
Born place: in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
Born date August 20, 1890
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