Monday, 5 January 2009

My life in three sentences

I stumbled across a brutally honest quotation this morning that basically sums up my entire sad existence. It was to the point, confrontational and basically true and even more shocking, written by a science fiction author who usually delves into weird and twisted universes but also has remarkable insight in my own little world. What does that tell you?

I might have been a little lost last year but now answers are hiding around every corner. Anyway, the quote I'm talking about is by H.P. Lovecraft, a pessimist and cynic (aren't we all?) who invented the concept of cosmic horror which basically means that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien, an idea he neatly blends into most of his fantasy, science fiction and even horror stories.

And finally the quote in question: "Those who love life do not read. Nor do they go to the movies, actually. No matter what might be said, access to the artistic universe is more or less entirely the preserve of those who are a little fed up with the world." Amen.

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