The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.
The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.
We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.
There are, I think, four distinct types of weird story: one expressing a mood or feeling, another expressing a pictorial conception, a third expressing a general situation, condition, legend or intellectual conception, and a fourth explaining a definite tableau or specific dramatic situation or climax.