ASHTON: I thought… I thought we could beat anything.
CUTHBERT: You thought that we could defeat the gods?
ASHTON: Why not?
Alan Ryker, When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha
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- ASHTON: Okay, so what do we do with the corpse? CUTHBERT: We could just leave him there. The end is nigh, after all. ASHTON: But he’s in the way. We’ll trip over him. CUTHBERT: I’ll just put him in the closet.
- “Loved, and no sin done! Ay, the world shall see The quest is first–a love less terrible. Yet, as I ride toward the edge of snow That cuts the blue, I think. For even so Comes reason to me: ‘Oh, return, return! What folly is it for two souls to burn With hell’s own fire! What is this quest of woe? What is the end? Consider and discern!’ Banish the thought! My working reason still Is the rebellious vassal to my will, Because I will it. That is God’s own mind. I cast all thought and prudence to the wind: On, to the quest! The cursed parrot hill Mocks on, on, on! The thought is left behind.”
- “Some things could go to pot, but not his health, he thought. Then why don’t you stop pouring alcohol into yourself? he thought. Why don’t you shut the hell up? he thought.”
- NERO by Clark Ashton Smith and Signed, Hand Written Postcard by H. P. Lovecraft to Clark Ashton Smith
- “The Tendencies of thy Mind lie deeper far than any Thought, for they are the Conditions and the Laws of Thought; and it is these that thou must bring to Nought.”