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If you have enough pearls the world will be your oyster

  • Oct 15, 2011
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 time had to say. What did Shakespeare think, or Einstein, or Churchill, or Wilde, or Shaw think about this? Usually I would come away with a different point of view. I felt that it sharpened and improved my mind.

So when i saw this I was intrigued by the idea of short quotations and had to get it.

A few months ago I opened up a twitter account, and many traditional quotes do not fit this 140 character format, even things you write yourself you still have to chop and cut to make it fit. I found though that when you do chop and cut, your communication becomes a little sharper and more inventive. I definitely believe if you can say something in one line instead of four do it.

If you're like me, then as you read you may be pleasantly surprised at how good these quotes are. Often with a bigger quotation book you have to dive through several pages to find a pearl. Here, you will discover several outstanding ones on every page. Obviously, the authors, one a librarian, the other a copywriter, have a good sense of an effective quotation, study the effect of a line, and have vetted these for quality.

I did go on Twitter and tweet a few quotes and picked up several followers, including, much to my surprise, an Olympic gold medalist.

It does not matter if you twitter, you will find this quite entertaining. It's light, it's portable, it's easy to use. And can post it on your facebook wall or use it to spice up a presentation or throw into a conversation.

As Shakespeare said: "Brevity is the soul of wit."

He also said: "The world is mine oyster."

So, if you want to get 1400 of the greatest short quotes of the greatest minds of all time, and Paris Hilton this is the book.
If you have enough pearls the world will be your oyster

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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...
review by . December 20, 2010
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 …
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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."


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