1. Tombs hold strange secrets, and there are mysteries blacker than the night, and more leprous than the Moon.
2. There are those who do not die.
3. There are things that are not good to look upon, that can cause madness, and I did not care to dwell too much in thought on the possible genesis of a mind whose knowledge could create such horrors in concrete form.
4. That which was so maddeningly described in the wizard's diary - the secret of eternal life after death.
5. I initiated myself into the mysteries and arcana to be found amid the shuddery speculations of such blasphemies as the Necronomicon, the Book of Eibon, and that pinnacle of literary madness, Ludwig Prinn's Mysteries of the Worm. There were grim treatises on anthropomancy, necrology, lycanthropical and vampiristic spells and charms, witchcraft, and long, rambling screeds in Arabic, Sanskrit and pre-historic ideography, on which lay the dust of centuries.
6. I have an insatiable craving to know the forbidden, to mingle and become one with it.
7. Earth hides a madness and dreams a hideous reality, and monstrous things abide in the shadows of death, lurking and waiting to seize the souls of those who meddle with forbidden things.