19 March 2011

A writer’s week on twitter – quotes

The 140 character limit of twitter is well suited to quotes - and there are plenty around to interest writers.  Some people seem quite happy tweeting little else, but for me the best are the rare little gems that people like so much they want to share them. 

Every now and then you come across one that stands out from all the other tweets and makes you think, or smile, or wonder about life. 

I started ‘favouriting’ some that stood out for me and here are my top 10 of the week:

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative ~Woody Allen @LEED_Resource

Never underestimate the importance of having a person in your life who can always make you smile.  @byPetaL

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh  @ShareAwakening

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau  @JeromeShaw

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth ~ Theodor Adorno  @VanAntwerpArt

Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet ~ Anon  @AdviceToWriters

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has ~ Epictetus  @KellyAMeerbott

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination ~ Diane Sawyer  @Zen_Moments

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk ~ Doug Larson @Vincent_Ang

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give ~ Norman MacEswan @Ravi_Matah

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