[PW] ? Quotes from Famous Short Stories (Quotation Query #792)

Carolyn Haley dcma at vermontel.net
Thu Jan 25 14:11:27 PST 2018

Hmm. I may need to read Lovecraft, for this paragraph makes my spine 
shiver and hair curl!

Then again, maybe I don't want to read Lovecraft... :-)


>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.

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