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Best Quotes on Twitter

Updated on August 18, 2014

What's Your Favorite Quotation?

Twitter is a great place to get inspirational quotes from famous people. All you need to do is follow someone like @Quotweet or @TheBestQuotes, and you'll get a nugget of wisdom regularly appearing in your news feed.

Here are some of the best quotations found on Twitter - if you have a favorite quote you would like to share, then you can submit it at the bottom of the list.

Also, if you know of other twitter users that publish good tweets on a regular basis, then please let me know in the guestbook at the bottom.


What is Twitter?

Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".

Since its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." Unregistered users can read tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices.

Books Of Famous Quotations - Great gifts for the coffee table

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      Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I'm a horrible Twitter user since I tweet but don't read lots of tweets. Bad me. Bad.

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      mansfisa44 4 years ago

      Sweet lens

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      cwilson360 4 years ago

      nice, love it.

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      CristianStan 5 years ago

      I use twitter a lot, and the people with the best quotes are probably Ted, and Fill Werrell

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really love quotes, and I really love this page. Thank you.

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      TapIn2U 5 years ago

      Great quotes to inspire me everyday. Sundae ;-)

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      Jeph Maystruck 5 years ago from Regina, SK

      Have you seen the stuff Skittles Twitter account? Hilarious, gotta check em out. Great lens!

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      MyWebsiteHostin 5 years ago

      I have not really been using my Twitter recently, but I think I am going to use it more now after reading this post.. Some funny stuff on there :D

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      kanzelm3 5 years ago

      Oh Twitter, where would the world be without you? I am not sure, but I bet people would get more work done! Lol, just kidding, great lens mate!

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      The things people will say... to the world , even. Great lens!

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      Clever, clever way to use Twitter to make an interesting lens. Like your creativity.

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      Mistl 6 years ago

      Love the Terry Prachett quote. :)

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      mylinkcenter 6 years ago

      I love this idea by listing those quote..Thank for this. :)

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      modernchakra 6 years ago

      Great idea, very uplifting and put together very well! Thank you for the inspiration

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      upstarter lm 6 years ago

      You got some great quotes here...

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      This lens is so fun, I had to come back and give it an angel blessing.

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      efriedman 6 years ago

      I've been using a new form of poetry and marking tweets of this form with hashtag #HaiTweet

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love reading quotes and tweeting them :)

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      CruiseReady 7 years ago from East Central Florida

      Love the one about the babies!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great article John. I had a problem going through all of the sites and trying to find the quotes that were under 140 characters, it took so long, so I put a few thousand of them together and made a site at if anyone is interested.I also found people like jokes, so i got a few thousand of them also.Have a great tweetin' day,Tate Burns

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Thanks for this post. Easy way to get good quotes.

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      MikeEssex 7 years ago

      Awesome list, I quite enjoy the stupid tweets that get people fired. Is that quite macabre?

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      mikerbowman 7 years ago

      This is a great lens... nice to see these inspiring (and often funny) quotes!

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      These are a fabulous quote lists.I really enjoyed your lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Very informative and inspiring. Thank you. "The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny." Og Mandino

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      emmaklarkins 7 years ago

      Great list! Inspiring and eye-opening.

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      Ellen Brundige 7 years ago from California

      I had no idea the "pig to sing" quote was Heinlein. Okay, so he did get something right. (Yes, I know, he got a great many things right, but I wish LeGuin had been the SF writer to found a religion.) Fascinating list, however!

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      pylemountain1 7 years ago

      The problem I have with quotes is how can anyone possibly know for certain who said something first? Maybe I look at it all wrong? Maybe it's not about who said it first, maybe the trick is being the first person to be recognized for saying it. I'm just always worried I'll quote someone and then find out later that someone else should have gotten the credit.

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      WriterBuzz 7 years ago

      I just found your lens. I like it a lot. Thanks for building it. Gave you a thumbs up

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Just dropped by to leave a few stars! With you around, we never stop learning cool things, thanks Mr. Fluff! - Kathy

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Cool lens Fluffy! ~ I just tweeted you when I saw this. I follow you on one of my lenses that I was just updating, trying to keep my bottom lens in the 2nd tier. I think I got it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This moment is all we really have and still we know so little about it. Every Monday a new carefully selected Moment Quote will appear for you on Twitter.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Added a little sunshine to my day! Thanks!

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      mich1908 7 years ago

      I'm glad I came across your lense. I enjoyed reading quotes and your lense is great! I had a lot of smiles reading the quotes. Thanks.

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      grayth lm 7 years ago

      Great lens, nice way to stay motivated while making new topics to lens about.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Just FYI there is an iPhone app for sending quotes to twitter:

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      dont believe what your eyes are telling you all they show are limitations, look with your understanding, all the events and people in your life are there because you brought them there, do with them what you will.-CO-D

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare

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      VarietyWriter2 8 years ago

      "smile, the world looks better this way" There's my quote :)

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      TwitterSecretsGuide 8 years ago

      There are some good quotes mentioned above.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      For me it is often @stephenfry who comes up with the best quotable stuff on Twitter - and they are usually his own!

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These are wonderful quotes! They usually give the mind something to consider making us better people. Thank for collecting great ones here!

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      Mickie Goad 8 years ago

      Why didn't I think of this twttrlist? Oh well, the next best thing to do it mention it on my twttrlist!

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      Allan R. Wallace 8 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      Nice, I love great quotes. I use a fair share of them in my twits, although some of them are by the infamous me. Check out @BFuniv and see if it tweets your fancy.

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      MrLewisSmile LM 8 years ago

      Oh I do love a good quote