14 February 2020

Happy Valentine's Day from HPL

H. P. Lovecraft (in a letter to J. Vernon Shea, 1934):
"I didn't slop over in youthful romance, since I didn't believe -- and still don't -- in the existence of sentimental 'love' as a definite, powerful, or persistent human emotion. I have always regarded marriage as composed of friendly regard, mental congeniality, social foresight, and practical advantage; to which at first the element of biological eroticism is added."
I'm sure that my spouse will swoon once she reads this written in her card tonight...


3 comments:

  1. I should mention that I got that quote from the "H. P. Lovecraft" FB page.

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  2. Always the charmer, that Lovecraft.

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  3. And they say romance is dead...
    Or perhaps not dead which can eternal lie...

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