our poor and labored thoughts

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. 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. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.” – H.P. Lovecraft

2 Replies to “our poor and labored thoughts”

  1. And I often wonder if we are already very well afraid, is our normal state, and thus these nuttiness we see. 🙂 Run! The Paranoids Are Coming.

  2. E.L Doctorow said something similar in one of his books. We’d better hope we never find out the answers to our “How did we get here, why do we exist” questions. I think the knowledge would scare us to death.

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