The best Movember ‘stache I’ve seen yet.

Yes, less than a week to the end of the month and here I am talking about Movember. Aren’t I punctual? Well, I’m not so much talking about it as showing you five of the most famous writer moustaches in history with tidbits of commentary. Without further ado:

5. William Shakespeare

Arguably the most famous writer in existence, and yet his moustache is decidedly less impressive.

4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One of my favourite authors–his moustache gives him more of a friendly grandfather look. Or an uncle. I think Garcia would make a pretty cool grandfather, if you could understand the madness of your bedtime stories.

3. Thomas Hardy

Ah, the quintessential British moustache, the mark of a proper gentleman. Odd, because he appeared rather feminist in his writings.

2. Salvador Dali

Best known as a painter, but it turns out Dali put his fantastic mind to a novel or two as well. More importantly, his ‘stache is too magnificent not to be included here.

1.Mark Twain

Visually, the Albert Einstein of the writing world. I mean seriously; they could be twins!


Alas, NaNo has taken away my last bit of writing magic and writing a poem was not viable. Also, my intention to add J.K. Rowling to this list did not come to fruition, as I am that bad at photoshop. There’s only a week left, but you can still support Movember through donations, likes and of course visiting the site of the fantastic Le Clown (if, by some misfortune, you haven’t heard of him already.) Zaijian until Monday!

12 thoughts on “Movember!

    1. dlaiden Post author

      Thanks! And I know, his is fantastic isn’t it? Now if for some reason I magically grew a moustache tomorrow it would have to be fashioned after Dali’s. 😉

      1. Emily @ The Waiting

        I posted a link to this post on the Bloggers For Movember Facebook page. And of course, I misspelled your name and it’s not letting me go back in to change it :/ This is the second embarrassing typo I’ve made this week. My apologies!

  1. NicoLite Великий

    Лев Толстой had quite a beard they say, as did any 19th century writer who wanted to be taken seriously – kind of like an occupational mark. Not saying that everythibg from that era was great, just because everyone had a beard

    1. dlaiden Post author

      Thank goodness for Google Translate, to make up for my ineptitude in Russian. 😉 I think you’re right, Tolstoy and every other (male) 19th century writer just seemed to need a beard; the only exception I can find is Oscar Wilde. Still, it makes for a funny set of pictures in the 21st century. 🙂

    1. dlaiden Post author

      It’s absolutely brilliant, isn’t it? And as for Hitler, next Movember perhaps they could make a prize for the best famous-dictator-moustache? We could have people wearing a Stalin and Hussein too. 😉

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