"Some books cannot be opened with impunity. Enlightenment such-as-this is a loss of innocence, for you cannot unlearn Magick nor-then live in a fool's paradise; blind to good & evil or deaf from truth... this adventure is one-way... crossing the threshold of ignorance and shedding the veil of convention... prepare to see great things... prepare to experience your magnificent self..."
Oliver I. Spence
“The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.”
"I choose weird stories because they suit my inclination best - one of my strongest and most persistent wishes being to achieve, momentarily, the illusion of some strange suspension or violation of the galling limitations of time, space, and natural law which forever imprison us and frustrate our curiosity about the infinite cosmic spaces beyond the radius of our sight and analysis."
Notes on Writing Weird Fiction
H. P. Lovecraft