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1/6/15 Two Tolkien Tees

January 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings take note. Today TeeFury has  not one, but two shirts inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. If you like the shirts be sure to order today  (1/6/2015)  to get the best price.

They’ve changed things at TeeFury so you may be able to pick them up later (check out the gallery), but there are no guarantees and the price goes up.

Le Petit Hobbit

 

Precious Tee

 

I’ve ordered from this company and been pleased with the merchandise. The only thing to watch for is the sizing on the women’s shirts. Read the size chart before you order.

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens, ~ The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

 

New Quotes Added – Dickens, Tolkien, Clarke and Rand

January 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes from LiteratureHappy New Year! I thought I’d start out 2015 by adding some quotes to the site.  Here are some of my favorites from the new quotes, but if you’d like to see all of them, visit the new quotes page.  Remember that if you have a quote that you’d like to see added to the site, you can contribute a quote.

“Many are the strange chances of the world,” said Mithrandir, “and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.” ~ The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world—to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want. ~ The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Sound itself appeared to be frozen up, all was so cold and still. ~ The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

The mind has many watchdogs; sometimes they bark unnecessarily, but a wise man never ignores their warning. ~ A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke

He seemed a kind of cannon loaded to the muzzle with facts, and prepared to blow them clean out of the regions of childhood at one discharge. He seemed a galvanizing apparatus, too, charged with a grim mechanical substitute for the tender young imaginations that were to be stormed away. ~ Hard Times by Charles Dickens

The Novels of Charles Dickens Mug

December 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Is someone on your holiday shopping list a fan of Charles Dickens?  If so, may I humbly suggest you visit the Charles Dickens section of the LitQuotes Gift Shop.  One of the most popular items in the Charles Dickens section is the Novels of Charles Dickens mug.   One side features the image of the ever-popular author  of A Christmas Carol.

Charles Dickens Mug

 

The other side lists the titles of his novels.

The Novels of Charles Dickens Mug

 

 

Five Scary Quotes from the Work of Charles Dickens

October 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Five Scary Quotes from the Work of Charles DickensCharles Dickens (1812 to 1870) is possibly best known for A Christmas Carol.  However that’s not his only work that features ghostly phrasings.  Here are five quotes from other works to give you a pre-Halloween thrill.

“I will die here where I have walked. And I will walk here, though I am in my grave. I will walk here until the pride of this house is humbled.” ~ Bleak House by Charles Dickens

I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

“I have heard it said that as we keep our birthdays when we are alive, so the ghosts of dead people, who are not easy in their graves, keep the day they died upon.” ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

Around and around the house the leaves fall thick, but never fast, for they come circling down with a dead lightness that is sombre and slow. ~ Bleak House by Charles Dickens

There was a frosty rime upon the trees, which, in the faint light of the clouded moon, hung upon the smaller branches like dead garlands. ~ The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens

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10/2/14 – A Little Tolkien Anyone?

October 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are sure to enjoy today’s shirts at TeeFury.  They have not one, but two shirts inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.  If you like the shirts be sure to order today  10/2/2014)  to get the best price.

They’ve changed things at TeeFury so you may be able to pick them up later (check out the gallery), but there are no guarantees and the price goes up.

Erebor Stout

 

Mordor is Metal

 

I’ve ordered from this company and been pleased with the merchandise. The only thing to watch for is the sizing on the women’s shirts. Read the size chart before you order.

The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out. ~ The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

 

Seas of Infinity Quote Photo

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s October 1st!  Halloween is coming!

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 Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft Quote Photo

 

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Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living

September 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called LivingEdgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) wrote The Raven and other tales of mystery and macabre.  But how much do you really know about him?   A newly released book, Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living should help to answer those questions.

Looming large in the popular imagination as a serious poet and lively drunk who died in penury, Edgar Allan Poe was also the most celebrated and notorious writer of his day. He died broke and alone at the age of forty, but not before he had written some of the greatest works in the English language, from the chilling “The Tell-Tale Heart” to “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”—the first modern detective story—to the iconic poem “The Raven.”

Poe’s life was one of unremitting hardship. His father abandoned the family, and his mother died when he was three. Poe was thrown out of West Point, and married his beloved thirteen-year-old cousin, who died of tuberculosis at twenty-four. He was so poor that he burned furniture to stay warm. He was a scourge to other poets, but more so to himself.

In the hands of Paul Collins, one of our liveliest historians, this mysteriously conflicted figure emerges as a genius both driven and undone by his artistic ambitions. Collins illuminates Poe’s huge successes and greatest flop (a 143-page prose poem titled Eureka), and even tracks down what may be Poe’s first published fiction, long hidden under an enigmatic byline. Clear-eyed and sympathetic, Edgar Allan Poe is a spellbinding story about the man once hailed as “the Shakespeare of America.”

Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living

You might also enjoy the LitQuotes collection of quotes by Edgar Allan Poe.

9/28/2014 – Dark Fiction II featuring Poe and Lovecraft

September 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Autumn is here an  Halloween is on its way. Thinking about reading something nice and spooky? If so, have I got a tee for you! Dark Fiction II at TeeFury today (9/28/2014)  features two masters of horror fiction, Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft.  (If you miss this tee, check out the gallery section of TeeFury’s website. They offer their most popular tees there after the date they were featured. )

Poe and Lovecraft

I’ve ordered from this company and been pleased with the merchandise. The only thing to watch for is the sizing on the women’s shirts. Read the size chart before you order.

A valet, of stealthy step, thence conducted me, in silence, through many dark and intricate passages in my progress to the studio of his master. ~ The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. ~ The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft

You might also enjoy our collection of spooky quotes from literature.

Kate Chopin Quote Photo

September 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. ~ The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin

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5 Quotes About Autumn From Literature

September 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today is the first day of autumn. To mark the day, here’s a fun collection of five autumnal quotes from literature.

“Draw your chair up and hand me my violin, for the only problem we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings.” ~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels. ~ Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet. ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The place, with its gray sky and withered garlands, its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves, was like a theater after the performance–all strewn with crumpled playbills. ~ The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

He lowered the window, and looked out at the rising sun. There was a ridge of ploughed land, with a plough upon it where it had been left last night when the horses were unyoked; beyond, a quiet coppice-wood, in which many leaves of burning red and golden yellow still remained upon the trees. Though the earth was cold and wet, the sky was clear, and the sun rose bright, placid, and beautiful. ~ A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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