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An Amusing Collection of Quotes Formatted for Twitter

  • Dec 20, 2010
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This short book combines our endless fascination with memorable and pithy quotes with the recent rise of Twitter. All of the quotes in this book were chosen so that they can fit the Twitter microblogging format - they are all at most 140 characters long. Some of the quotes are centuries old and are attributed to personages that are as far removed from our instant-information culture as they come, such as William Shakespeare, Lao Tzu and Abraham Lincoln. Nonetheless, even the quotes from these long-dead luminaries seem strangely appropriate for being posted on Twitter. This fact either speaks volumes about the timelessness of their insights, or perhaps how trite and banal they were all along and it took the advent of Twitter for us to realize this. I think I'll go with the first option, and post some of these quotes on my Twitter stream. You are all welcome to retweet them.

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December 21, 2010
What a fun idea for a book! This is a must have for Twitter fans. :)
 
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review by . October 15, 2011
If you have enough pearls the world will be your oyster
If you've ever wanted to squeeze a quote into 140 character or less, then this book will give you something to chirp about. It contains 1400 of the greatest quotes of the greatest minds of all time, and Paris Hilton. It comes pre tweeted.      I have been a fan of quotations for several years, whenever I had something on my mind which I wished to clarify, I would go to my favortie quote website, and punch in two or three words, and see what some of the greatest minds of all …
Quick Tip by . January 17
Nice idea for a book. I'm curious if they're using abbreviations to get quotes into the 140 characters format...
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THE TWITTER ANSWER TO YOUR FAVORITE QUOTATION DICTIONARY, WITH TWEETABLE-LENGTH QUOTES THAT ARE CLEVER, COOL, SMART, TOUCHING, WISE, FUNNY, AND MORE

Brevity may be the soul of wit, but 140 characters is the absolute limit on Twitter! Luckily, Tweet This Book allows you to spice up their microblog with the greatest quotes of all time. Each one is not only brief -- it is officially tweetable. The quick, punchy quotes in this wonderfully diverse collection come from all circles and include literary greats; politicians like Abe Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Barack Obama; and sports figures, musicians, and celebrities like Yogi Berra, Tupac Shakur, and Hunter S. Thompson. With an easy-to-use, A-to-Z organization by topic, you can quickly find the perfect quote for anything you want to tweet about.

"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."

--Julia Child

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

--Oscar Wilde

"Life is too short to blend in."

--Paris Hilton

"Whatever you are, be a good one."

--Abraham Lincoln

"Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place."

--Billy Crystal

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society."

--Mark Twain

"I like two kinds of men--domestic and imported."

--Mae West

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

--Lao-tzu

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ISBN-10: 1569758646
ISBN-13: 978-1569758649
Author: Sayre Van Young
Genre: Reference
Publisher: Ulysses Press
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