Monday, November 25, 2013

Coincidental Movember Book Quotes

"It's the mustache," said Jolly.  "You have to look out for blokes with mustaches.  A bad lot, your mustache-growers."*   * The question of why men grow mustaches is one that has troubled philosophers for centuries.  At best, a mustache looks like someone has decided to transport caterpillars on his upper lip; at worst, it looks like a bird has flown up his nose.  It is also a fact that a great many bad sorts have been wearers of bad mustaches, as can be see from the lineup below of Stalin of Russia, Hitler of Germany, and Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia: .  Now I am not trying to suggest that all those who grow mustaches are secretly demented dictators or bloodthirsty tyrants.  That would just be silly.  But, as our study shows, having a bad mustache is a clear sign that you might be one. - John Connolly's The Creeps, page 131-132 (including footnote)

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