Twittered Quotes

Bloggers seem to be fixated on list. I frequent design blogs, and everyday I see blog post with titles such as 35 Beautiful Photography Websites, and 50 Creative and Inspiring 404 Pages, and The 4 essential web writing tips. I can see the appeal of numbered list, but it’s just not my thing.

Nevertheless, I have a few quotes I would like to share, but I refuse to number them and title this post “10 quotes I like.” I’m taking a stand.

A little while ago I decided to use Twitter, but instead of posting what I’m doing every hour, or using it as a means of self promotion, I decided to post a quote everyday—about anything. I don’t always agree with the quotes, but if I find them interesting I’ll post it.

For me, the results have been great. I have a reason to really think everyday, since I analyze every quote and decide where I stand on the person’s thought before I post it. I try to think of why this person believes what they do and why, and also why I agree or disagree and why. And since I also post the quotes on my Facebook page, I get to see what my friends find interesting.

The following quotes are all from my Twitter page, in the order they were tweeted—the most recent tweets are at the top.

“Climate change will have the biggest impact on people who have done the least to cause it.” -Bill Gates

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” -Charles Darwin

“If any part of your uncertainty is a conflict between your heart and your mind — follow your mind.” -Ayn Rand

“The surest way to corrupt a youth-instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” -Cyril Connolly

“Consider the reasons which make us certain we are right, but not the fact that we are certain.” -Ayn Rand

Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly.” -Langston Hughes

“It might be easier / To fail with land in sight / Than gain my blue peninsula / To perish of delight” -Emily Dickinson

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost

“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” -Mary Wollstonecraf

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little.” -Sydney Smith

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” -George Orwell

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  1. Twittered Quotes: 2nd Edition | Advice, Inspiration | Lucian Tucker’s Blog Says:

    August 13th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    […] keep sharp is reading and analyzing quotes, and I’ve decided that I will make a habit out of sharing these quotes with you, thus the title “Twittered Quotes: 2nd […]

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