I’d say I love writing, but it’s truer to say I love sharing the things I think up and writing is the price I’m willing to pay to do that.
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) April 2, 2013
‘I’ before ‘E’ except when there’s a feisty heist on weird beige foreign neighbours reinventing protein at their leisure.
— Lucy Carter (@lucethoughts) April 4, 2013
That moment when you’ve reread your own words so many times that they lose all coherent meaning and platypus jump rope factory . #amediting
— Ben L. J. Brooks (@BenLJBrooks) April 4, 2013
Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.
— Peter Klesken (@PeterKlesken) April 6, 2013
Dreams are like stars—they look awesome in the sky, but once you pull them down it’s all giant flaming gas ball, unwieldy and terrifying.
— Natalie Whipple (@nataliewhipple) April 8, 2013
I just want to add more beauty, love, art, and kindness into the world. There are worse goals.
— MichaelDamianThomas (@michaeldthomas) April 10, 2013
There are few things more suspicious than a loud crash followed by “Mommy, I love you,” shouted from the other room.
— AndieAndieBoBandie (@andreashock) April 11, 2013
#1: Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.
— GS Elevator Gossip (@GSElevator) April 22, 2013
I think to actually succeed as a writer one needs to love writing at least 20x more than the idea of getting published.
— Shannon Hale (@haleshannon) May 1, 2013
5 year old customer: I don’t want a bookmark. Us: Its for when you stop reading. 5 year old: I’m never going to stop reading.
— Third Place Books (@ThirdPlaceBooks) May 1, 2013
a sentence will always look like poetry if you hit enter a lot
— Bill Murray (@BiIIMurray) May 1, 2013
People seemed to like authors a lot more before they had unfettered access to our opinions and eating habits.
— Jaye Wells (@jayewells) May 10, 2013
“The connections btwn & among women are the most feared…& most potentially transforming force on the planet.” – Adrienne Rich
— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) May 16, 2013
The thing with writing is the better you get, the longer everything takes, because you are working in more modes simultaneously.
— Elizabeth Bear (@matociquala) May 17, 2013
If I ever start to feel a little too confident in life, I like to try to fold a fitted sheet. Puts me right back in my place, every time.
— Rebecca Behrens (@rebeccabehrens) May 20, 2013
Writing a novel is 10% inspiration 98% perspiration 11.8% bad at math.
— Dustin Hansen (@DustHansen) May 20, 2013
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” ~Goethe
— Tiny Buddha (@tinybuddha) May 24, 2013
Twitter is like a college boyfriend who I know I can’t stay with forever cuz he’s just too much drama but right now we’re gonna live it up.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 27, 2013
heard today: “there’s no such thing as bad dessert. it’s like bad sex. it may not have been great, but hey at least you got some.”
— Rose Kuo (@tigerose) May 29, 2013
How to tell your theories about what women should be allowed to do are outdated: You have theories about what women should be allowed to do.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 30, 2013
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ― Oscar Wilde
— Epic Reads (@EpicReads) June 1, 2013
If you’re wearing khaki above the waist I’m going to assume you know everything about every animal.
— tony logan (@tnylgn) June 3, 2013
“Don’t be difficult. With a little effort, you could be impossible.” – My Grandmother.
— J Rosser Lomax (@YesReallyJ) June 6, 2013
My super power is the ability to hangout with my friends and not post it on Facebook.
— Tom (@AlaskanTom) June 11, 2013
“I want to write, but more than that I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart” Anne Frank, born June 12 1929
— Karen Harrington (@KA_Harrington) June 12, 2013
3 responses to “Tweet treats”
A young person said that. With age, you learn that some sex is better skipped.
Desserts, on the other hand…
One reason, perhaps, for the enduring popularity of Thomas Pynchon. Not the only one, of course.
Ben’s made me laugh — it’s so true!
I love these tweets. Thanks for doing all the hard work of screening for us.