“‘But remember – that dark world of fungoid gardens and windowless cities isn’t really terrible. It is only to us that it would seem so. Probably this world seemed just as terrible to the beings when they first explored it in the primal age.'”–H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness. 1930.
Note that I didn’t identify the character who says this.
I have to say that I am not familiar with him, but after just reading his bio and your post, I must get some Lovecraft!
Glad to hear it, thanks. I ought to mention, though, that he is one of the most frustrating authors I've ever read. Some of his stories have brilliant ideas, but are terribly marred by sloppy execution, and overly wordy writing.(Also, he was a terribly bigoted man, and that shows through in some of his writing. Some passages in his lesser works are very cringe-worthy that way)Having said all that, Lovecraft at his best is some of the most evocative writing I've ever read.