The old year is slipping away fast! Where did the time go? Here are quotes about time from literature that may, or may not, answer that question.
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future. ~ The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful. ~ The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
It was the incarnation of blind and insensate Greed. It was a monster devouring with a thousand mouths, trampling with a thousand hoofs; it was the Great Butcher–it was the spirit of Capitalism made flesh. ~ The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
It’s October 1st! Halloween is coming!
The Call of Cthulhu was written by H. P. Lovecraft in 1926. It was first published in 1928, in the magazine Weird Tales.
I’m thinking about literature this Labor Day weekend. OK, who am I kidding? One look at my numerous bookshelves shows that I’m always thinking about literature.
Anyway, the point is that I’ve added new quotes to the collection. Here are my favorites. Remember that if you have a quote that you’d like to see added, you can contribute a quote.
Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. ~ The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
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