Tweet the inspirational quote you want to read in the world

7 Feb

inspireWay back when, in the halcyon days of POPse!, I wrote that “if a pound was donated each time a social entrepreneur quoted Gandhi, there would be no need to fundraise” (see here for more such slightly dated gold. Needless to say, people still seem to think sending a quote round is some sort of substitute for actually doing something (he says, blogging).

My esteemed colleague @CommonCapitaI reminded me of this with his pithy tweet recently, referencing the famous Margaret Mead quote:

“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can overuse the same inspirational quote”to which I would add, “Indeed, they are the only people who ever have”

This got me thinking about subverting some of the others (with thanks also to @davidsocialsp), so enjoy. Please add your own below, as we fight this growing plague of inane quotage :0)

“Tweet the inspirational quote you want to see in the world”

– “give a man an inspirational quote, he can quote for a day; teach him to quote inspirationally and he can quote to himself for a lifetime; (social entrepreneurs will not rest till they have revolutionised the quoting industry)”

– “first they ignore your inspirational quote; then they laugh at your inspirational quote; then they fight your inspirational quote…then your quote wins”

“the reasonable man adapts to an inspirational quote; the unreasonable man adapts the inspirational quote to himself; all progress with inspirational quotes therefore depends on the unreasonable man”

“the best way to predict an inspirational quote is to create it…and then quote it”

– “successful quoting is 1% perspiration and 99% inspiration”

Yours cynically and jaded-ly….


3 Responses to “Tweet the inspirational quote you want to read in the world”

  1. Cliff February 7, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    No inspirational quote survives a days contact with the cynics 🙂

  2. leeinroyston February 7, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Variation on the above… “give a man a quote and he’ll tweet it. Teach him how to come up with inspirational quotes and he’ll have more Twitter followers than he can handle and will forever be considered a guru in the world of entrepreneurship.”

  3. Phil Caroe February 10, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before sharing an inspirational quote.”

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