Lovecraft’s wisdom

Interesting… today Andrew Sullivan’s site highlights a quote by H. P. Lovecraft I’ve featured myself.

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. 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 deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

2 Responses to “Lovecraft’s wisdom”


  1. John Saleeby

    Wow, man, remember that e mail I wrote you where I said that I agreed with that? Maybe one day Andrew Sullivan will repeat that e mail where I said that “The Bradu Bunch” was a really cool show!

  2. John Saleeby

    I have just learned that the first time KISS played in Paris was as Jerry Lewis’ opening act! Lewis came onstage and declared they were either the best or the worst thing had ever seen.