Friday, February 26, 2010

They Had Indeed Come Themselves From The Stars

"Of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival ... a survival of a hugely remote period when ... consciousness was manifested, perhaps, in shapes and forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity ... forms of which poetry and legend alone have caught a flying memory and called them gods, monsters, mythical beings of all sorts and kinds...." -- Algernon H. Blackwood, author, The Centaur, 1911

"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age." -- Howard P. Lovecraft, author, The Call of Cthulhu, 1926

"They worshipped, so they said, the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men, and who came to the young world out of the sky." -- Howard P. Lovecraft, author, The Call of Cthulhu, 1926

"There had been aeons when other Things ruled on the earth, and They had had great cities. Remains of Them . . . were still be found as Cyclopean stones on islands in the Pacific. They all died vast epochs of time before men came, but there were arts which could revive Them when the stars had come round again to the right positions in the cycle of eternity. They had, indeed, come themselves from the stars, and brought Their images with Them." -- Howard P. Lovecraft, author, The Call of Cthulhu, 1926

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