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Lovecraft Country Quotes from the Dark Fantasy Series

These Lovecraft Country quotes will tickle your imagination for more Lovecraft fiction.

Lovecraft Country is a horror drama series streaming on HBO. It’s based on a connecting story of a novel by Matt Ruff.

The series follows the story of Atticus Freeman, a young black man in a 1950s segregated United States. His goal is to search for his missing father together with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George.

The series revolves around the complex history of racism in America and the unworldly horror surrounding a mysterious town in which H.P Lovecraft based his fictional creations and dark imaginations. Enjoy these Lovecraft Country quotes!

Don’t forget to also check out these H. P. Lovecraft quotes from the horror fiction author.

Lovecraft Country quotes from Atticus

1. “I’m not scared because fear is not gonna save us right now. You are.” — Atticus

2. “Stories are like people. Loving them doesn’t make them perfect. You just try and cherish them, overlook their flaws.” — Atticus

3. “Look what we been through to get here: monsters, ghosts, a-a magical treasure hunt, curses, the past, the future. We can’t stop fighting now.” — Atticus

4. “The mysterious stranger I heard about my entire life, swinging the bat like Jackie Robinson, saving you, Mama, and Uncle George was me. This book belongs to our family, and together, we’re gonna use this book to protect our family.” — Atticus

5. “My entire life, my father’s been trying to turn me into someone I’m not. I’ve gone halfway across the world to get out from under his thumb, and now… Being here, this war, it’s done his job better than he could ever imagine.” — Atticus

6. “I don’t know if what I had with Ji-Ah was love. I never had any good examples of it growing up. My parents’ love was… enduring, but unknowable.” — Atticus

7. “ I’ve done some horrible things, things I’ve tried to forget. When I’m with you, that seems possible. Cause you see the good in me, I know it’s there.” — Atticus

Lovecraft Country quotes from Ji-Ah

8. “We’ve both done monstrous things, but that does not make us monsters. We could be the people we see in each other. We just have to choose to be.” — Ji-Ah

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9. “We have to stop letting their fear shape us.” — Ji-Ah

10. “I don’t care that you’re different. I am too.” — Ji-Ah

11. “I remember everything. When I absorb their souls, I see their entire lives before they die. All of his memories are in me.” — Ji-Ah

Lovecraft Country quotes from Christina Braithwhite

12. “The things they’ve done, it’s unforgivable. We still come running when they need help. It’s pathetic. And we call it family to make it seem okay?” — Christina Braithwhite

13. “The smallest, most inconsequential thing can take you on a new course. You just have to see it, and seize it.” — Christina Braithwhite

14. “That’s the currency of magic: Unmitigated freedom.” — Christina Braithwhite

15. “Most men with god complexes wanna live in heaven, but not hell, failing to understand that God is both.” — Christina Braithwhite

16. “Challenging entropy is perilous work, and the Language of Adam is a tricky thing to get right. Many men have suffered greatly trying to wield it. But the spelled blood of the man who wielded it best might just give my father’s spell the advantage it needs.” — Christina Braithwhite

17. “What I know is, our destinies are not decided by our fathers or grandfathers or, in your case, great-great-great-great grandfather. The smallest, most inconsequential thing can take you on a new course.You just have to see it… and seize it.” — Christina Braithwhite

18. “I can’t remember the last time someone made me wait. But at least I had family to keep me company.” — Christina Braithwhite

19. “Don’t let the men fool you into thinking it’s always about them.” — Christina Braithwhite

20. “Tic, you have to be smarter than this. You just can’t go around killing white women.” — Christina Braithwhite

Lovecraft Country quotes from Letitia Dandridge

21. “Growing up, I… Felt love wasn’t special. My mama fell into it every two seconds. And Ruby was just like her. I didn’t wanna be with a man if I… if it didn’t mean something.” — Leticia Dandridge

22. “Well, you done fucked up because everybody but you done died since you been back.” — Leticia Dandridge

23. “I guess I’ve just seen so much bad that I’m trying to find something good.” — Leticia Dandridge

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24. “It didn’t just get dangerous. He was kidnapped. I died. Can you stop acting like this is only happening to you? You’re not the center of the fucking universe.” — Leticia Dandridge

25. “You really gonna let [Tic] chase his tail, looking for answers you already have? Now I see where your son gets it. You’re a real asshole.” — Leticia Dandridge

26. “I’ve got to face this new world head on and stake my claim in it.” — Leticia Dandridge

27. “And I died too. And honestly, since I’ve been back, I’ve felt like a ghost, like something’s missing. And I keep grasping at everything trying to avoid it.” — Leticia Dandridge

Lovecraft Country quotes from Tic

28. “You were the one who reminded me we have a choice. We can be monsters or heroes.” — Tic

29. “This book belongs to our family and together we’re going to use it to protect our family.” — Tic

30. “We’re surrounded by monsters, Leti. I don’t have a choice.” — Tic

31. “So that’s why you brought me here, to help a father who clearly didn’t give two shits about you. After all, it isn’t called the Daughters of Adam.” — Tic

32. “I’m never going to abandon you.” — Tic

33. “I’m guessing you’re God in this useful parable.” — Tic

34. “We need to find Pop and get the hell out of here.” — Tic

Lovecraft Country quotes from Hanna

35. “You gonna save them all.” — Hanna

36. “The answer is in your blood.” — Hanna

Lovecraft Country quotes from Hippolyta Freeman

37. “Now that I’m tasting it… freedom… Like I’ve never known before, I see what I was robbed of back then.” — Hippolyta Freeman

38. “All those years, I thought I had everything I ever wanted, only to come here and discover that all I ever was was the exact kind of Negro woman white folks wanted me to be. I feel like they just found a smart way to lynch me without me noticing the noose.” — Hippolyta Freeman

39. “People think of time as a physical manifestation, but it really is, like so many things, in our minds. We get fixated on moments, stuck in them, but time… never stops.” — Hippolyta Freeman

40. “Pumpkin, I know you’re angry with me, and you have every right to be. I let you down. But this moment will pass. I’ll make sure of that, just like I will make sure that you will draw again.” — Hippolyta Freeman

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41. “Whatever’s going on between you all, leave it here, right here. This is our only chance to save Dee.” — Hippolyta Freeman

42. “ Being here has shined the light on that old dead feeling.” — Hippolyta Freeman

Lovecraft Country quotes from Ruby

43. “Y’all are going to have to bear with us. We haven’t sang together since our church days.” — Ruby

44. “Safe? Just last year across town, there was almost a riot because a Negro couple moved into an all-white building.” — Ruby

45. “At least Momma didn’t pretend to be anything but selfish.” — Ruby

46. “I want to know everything right now. No more secrets, no more half-truths, Every fucking thing.” — Ruby

47. “Please shut the fuck up. You can’t relate to who I am. And I’ve spent enough time on your side of the color line to know that the only thing you white women are disillusioned with is yourselves.” — Ruby

48. “I wanted you to know that a nigger bitch did this to you.” — Ruby

49. “I don’t know what is more difficult. Being colored or being a woman. Most days I’m happy to be both but the world keeps interrupting. And I am sick of being interrupted.” — Ruby

50. “I enjoyed my entire day using the only currency that I needed: whiteness.” — Ruby

Which of Lovecraft Country quotes is your favorite?

Each episode emphasizes several recurring themes, such as the struggle between race and the amazing blood bond of family, which makes the Lovecraftian story more exciting and dramatic. Furthermore, the atmosphere and political narrative of the series surprisingly mixed well with the horror genre.

Fans of Lovecraftian novels and artworks will definitely love the portrayal of vicious monsters and uncanny creatures in this series. In addition, the series gave justice to the most iconic horror characters in history, such as the Cthulhu, Shoggoth and Kumiho.

Hopefully, you enjoyed these Lovecraft Country quotes and sayings, and if you like Lovecraftian materials, you can share this with your friends.

Stephanie Kirby
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