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New Quotes Added – J. R. R. Tolkien, Max Brand and More

August 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes from LiteratureYesterday I added new quotes to the collection.  Here are my favorites from the new batch.  Remember that if you have a quote that you’d like to see added, you can contribute a quote.

Fair speech may hide a foul heart. ~ The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

“Money, you think, is the sole motive to pains and hazard, deception and deviltry, in this world. How much money did the devil make by gulling Eve?” ~ The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville

“Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
I’ll knock elsewhere, to see if they’ll disdain me.”
 ~ The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

“Words,” said the host, at length, “is worse’n bullets. You never know what they’ll hit.” ~ The Night Horseman by Max Brand

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8/2/14 – Select BBC Collections on Sale Including Miss Marple

August 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Calling all fans of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple!  Check out today’s Gold Box deal on BBC’s DVD collections.  Not a mystery fan?  Then you might be interested All Creatures Great & Small based on the book by James Herriot.

There are nonliterary titles included in the sale too.  I’m eyeing the Red Dwarf  collection and Fawlty Towers is always fun to watch.

Miss Marple

7/29/14 Kindle Daily Deal – The Hunger Games

July 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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There’s another great deal at Amazon today. (7/29/14 only) The Kindle version of The Hunger Games is available for only $1.99. I’ve seen the movie, but never read the book. Now’s my chance!

The Hunger Games

7/26/14 Gold Box Deal – Tons of Kindle Mysteries and Thrillers

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s the weekend.  Time to relax and kick back.  Now if only you had a good book to read.  Lucky you, because today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day at Amazon features tons of Kindle mysteries and thrillers on sale for just $1.99 each.  Yes, I would say the weekend is off to a very promising start.

The Hangman's Daughter

Five quotes about the Law and Lawyers from Literature

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes about the law and lawyers

It’s surprising how many quotes about the legal system end up in literature.

“Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose.” ~ The Money Master by Gilbert Parker

In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people; they have no lawyers. ~ A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

But the Law is still, in certain inevitable cases, the pre-engaged servant of the long purse. ~ The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

For, according to our old saying, the three learned professions live by roguery on the three parts of a man. The doctor mauls our bodies; the parson starves our souls, but the lawyer must be the adroitest knave, for he has to ensnare our minds. ~ Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore

You can hire logic, in the shape of a lawyer, to prove anything that you want to prove. ~ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

See More Quotes about the Law and Lawyers

Mad Tea Party Tee

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The other day I mentioned that TeeFury was doing something new.  Here’s an example.  This fantastic tee based on Lewis Carroll’s books originally debuted last year.  However because of its popularity you can still purchase it in the gallery area of the TeeFury website. The price is higher than the daily featured tee, but hey . . . it’s a darned cute t-shirt!

Did you know that Carroll did not use the term The Mad Hatter?  In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland the character is called simply The Hatter.  In Through the Looking Glass he’s called Hatta.

Miracles Happen Quote

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen. ~ The Innocence of Father Brown (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton

Miracles Quote

I hope that you all have a MIRACULOUS day!!  BTW, I’ve posted this quote photo on the LitQuotes Facebook page as well as the LitQuotes Google Plus page for easier sharing.

New Quotes – The Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring and More

July 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes from LiteratureToday I added  new quotes to the collection.  Here are my favorites.  AND if you have a quote that you’d like to see added, feel free to contribute a quote.

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” ~ Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. ~ Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. ~ The Awakening by Kate Chopin

May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks. ~ The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” ~ The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

Five Love Quotes by George Eliot

July 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Love Quotes

How is it that the poets have said so many fine things about our first love, so few about our later love? Are their first poems their best? Or are not those the best which come from their fuller thought, their larger experience, their deeper-rooted affections? ~ Adam Bede by George Eliot

These fellow-mortals, every one, must be accepted as they are: you can neither straighten their noses, nor brighten their wit, nor rectify their dispositions; and it is these people–amongst whom your life is passed–that it is needful you should tolerate, pity, and love: it is these more or less ugly, stupid, inconsistent people whose movements of goodness you should be able to admire–for whom you should cherish all possible hopes, all possible patience. ~ Adam Bede by George Eliot

Such young unfurrowed souls roll to meet each other like two velvet peaches that touch softly and are at rest; they mingle as easily as two brooklets that ask for nothing but to entwine themselves and ripple with ever-interlacing curves in the leafiest hiding-places. ~ Adam Bede by George Eliot

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. ~ Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

She and Stephen were in that stage of courtship which makes the most exquisite moment of youth, the freshest blossom-time of passion,–when each is sure of the other’s love, but no formal declaration has been made, and all is mutual divination, exalting the most trivial word, the lightest gesture, into thrills delicate and delicious as wafted jasmine scent. ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

See More Love Quotes from Literature

7/17/14 – Tolkien Inspired Tees

July 17, 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.  Yep, I said shirts.  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.  (7/17/2014)  They’ve changed things at TeeFury so you may be able to pick them up tomorrow, but there are no guarantees and the price goes up.

Bag Inn - Lord of the Rings


Vitruvian Gollum - Lord of the Rings

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.

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