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Author Topic: Fear of the unknown vs. Fear of knowing too much  (Read 514 times)
Sinenomine
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« on: January 26, 2017, 07:24:42 AM »


Well, our man once said:

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

and also:

"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. "

(I know there is not really any correlation between these two quotes, but anyway.)

Which kind of fear do you think is more prevailent theme in Lovecraft's literature? Not knowing anything? Or (get to) knowing too much?
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