A selection of jokes and one-liners from the last ten years of the Edinburgh Fringe.

 

Fringe festival logo“Whenever I see a man with a beard, moustache and glasses, I think, ‘There’s a man who has taken every precaution to avoid people doodling on photographs of him’.”

Carey Marx  (2008)

 

“The anti-ageing advert that I would like to see is a baby covered in cream saying, ‘Aah, I’ve used too much’.”

Andrew Bird  (2008)

 

“I like Jesus, but he loves me, so it’s awkward.”

Tom Stade (2008)

 

“My granny was recently beaten to death by my grandad. Not as in, with a stick – he just died first”

Alex Horne (2008)

 

“Hedgehogs – why can’t they just share the hedge?”

Dan Antolpolski (2009)

 

“I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: ‘This could be interesting’.”

Paddy Lennox (2009)

 

“I’m sure wherever my Dad is, he’s looking down on us. He’s not dead, just very condescending.”

Jack Whitehall (2009)

 

“As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn’t afford a dog.”

Gary Delaney (2010)

 

“I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting’. So we stopped playing chess.”

Matt Kirshen (2011)

 

“I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”

Nick Helm (2011)

 

“I was very naive sexually. My first boyfriend asked me to do missionary and I buggered off to Africa for six months.”

Hayley Ellis (2012)

 

“My husband’s penis is like a semi colon. I can’t remember what it’s for and I never use it anyway.”

Mary Bourke (2012)

 

“I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.”

Will Marsh (2012)

 

“You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case.”

Rob Beckett (2012)

 

“I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!”

Stewart Francis (2012)

 

“I used to be addicted to swimming but I’m very proud to say I’ve been dry for six years.”

Alfie Moore (2013)

 

“I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa.”

Rob Auton (2013)

 

“I bought myself some glasses. My observational comedy improved.”

Sara Pascoe (2014)

 

“Most of my life is spent avoiding conflict. I hardly ever visit Syria.”

Alex Horne (2014)

 

“Life is like a box of chocolates. It doesn’t last long if you’re fat.”

Joe Lycett (2014)

 

“You can’t lose a homing pigeon. If your homing pigeon doesn’t come back, then what you’ve lost is a pigeon.”

Sara Pascoe (2014)

 

“My Dad said, always leave them wanting more. Ironically, that’s how he lost his job in disaster relief.”

Mark Watson (2014)

 

“Money can’t buy you happiness? Well, check this out; I bought myself a Happy Meal.”

Paul F Taylor (2014)

 

“I wanted to do a show about feminism. But my husband wouldn’t let me.”

Ria Lina (2014)

 

“One thing you’ll never hear a Hindu say… ‘Ah well, you only live once’.”

Hardeep Singh Kohli (2014)

 

“I’m learning the hokey cokey. Not all of it. But – I’ve got the ins and outs.”

Iain Stirling (2014)

 

“People say I’ve got no willpower but I’ve quit smoking loads of times.”

Kai Humphries (2014)

 

“My friend got a personal trainer a year before his wedding. I thought: ‘Bloody hell, how long’s the aisle going to be’.”

Paul McCaffrey (2014)

 

“Feminism is not a fad. It’s not like Angry Birds. Although it does involve a lot of Angry Birds. Bad example.”

Bridget Christie (2014)

 

“Miley Cyrus. You know when she was born? 1992. I’ve got condiments in my cupboard older than that.”

Lucy Beaumont (2014)

 

“Red sky at night: shepherd’s delight. Blue sky at night: day.”

Tom Parry (2015)

 

“My Dad told me to invest my money in bonds. So I bought 100 copies of Goldfinger.”

Nick Hall (2015)

 

“The first time I met my wife, I knew she was a keeper. She was wearing massive gloves.”

Alun Cochrane (2015)

 

“My cat is recovering from a massive stroke.”

Darren Walsh (2015)

 

“I went to Waterstones and asked the woman for a book about turtles, she said ‘hardback?’ and I was like, ‘yeah and little heads’.”

Mark Simmons (2015)

 

“If you don’t know what introspection is, you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.”

Ian Smith (2015)

 

“I learned about method acting at drama school, when all my classmates stayed in character as posh, patronising twats for the entire three years I was there.”

Bridget Christie (2015)

 

“I usually meet my girlfriend at 12:59 because I like that one-to-one time.”

Tom Ward (2015)

 

“‘Son, I don’t think you’re cut out to be a mime.’ ‘Was it something I said?’ asks the son. ‘Yes’.”

Damien Slash (2015)

 

“One in four frogs is a leap frog.”

Chris Turner (2016)

 

“Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy? I hear you ask.”

Jordan Brookes (2016)

 

“I was thinking of running a marathon, but I think it might be too difficult getting all the roads closed and providing enough water for everyone.”

Jordan Brookes (2016)

 

“Golf is not just a good walk ruined, it’s also the act of hitting things violently with a stick ruined.”

John Luke-Roberts (2016)

 

“It all starts innocently, mixing chocolate and Rice Krispies, but before you know it you’re adding raisins and marshmallows – it’s a rocky road.”

Olaf Falafel (2016)

 

“I have the woman-flu. Which is like the man-flu, but worse, because I also regularly have periods and I get paid less.”

Sofie Hagen (2016)

 

“I think the bravest thing I’ve ever done is misjudge how much shopping I want to buy and still not go back to get a basket.”

Stuart Laws (2016)

 

“Drug use gets an unfair reputation considering all the beautiful things in life it has given us like rock ‘n’ roll and sporting achievement.”

Jason John Whitehead (2016)

 

“I’m not a very muscular man; the strongest thing about me is my password.”

Rory O’Keeffe (2016)

 

“I don’t have the Protestant work ethic, I have the Catholic work ethic; in that I don’t work, but I do feel very guilty about that.”

Rory O’Keeffe (2016)

 

“I love Snapchat. I could talk about classic card games all day.”

Aatif Nawaz (2016)

 

“People who use selfie sticks really need to have a good, long look at themselves.”

Abi Roberts (2016)

 

“I think children are like Marmite. You either love them or you keep them at the back of the cupboard next to the piccalilli.”

Abi Roberts (2016)

 

“Jokes about white sugar are rare. Jokes about brown sugar, Demerara.”

Olaf Falafel (2016)

 

“A rescue cat is like recycled toilet paper. Good for the planet, but scratchy.”

Chris Turner (2016)

 

“I bumped into my French teacher the other day who asked me what I’m up to now. I told her I go to the cinema and play football with my brother.”

Adam Hess (2016)

 

“Hey, if anyone knows how to fix some broken hinges, my door’s always open.”

Paul F. Taylor (2016)

 

“I’m very conflicted by eye tests. I want to get the answers right but I really want to win the glasses.”

Caroline Mabey (2017)

 

“Insomnia is awful. But on the plus side – only three more sleeps till Christmas.”

Robert Garnham (2017)

 

 

 

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Dave Ramsey quote“There are two secrets to success: 1) Never tell everything you know…” ~ Roger H Lincoln

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” ~ Bill Nye

“You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.” ~ Janis Joplin

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” ~ Will Smith

“No, we have to take in nourishment, expel waste and breathe in enough oxygen to keep our cells from dying. Everything else is purely optional.” ~ Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)

“The most wasted of all days is the one without laughter.” ~ E E Cummings

“Maybe if we stop numbering our squares, we wouldn’t know when we’d gone back to one.” ~ Sammy Dunn

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have” ~ Maya Angelou

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” ~ Fred Rogers

“If we are going to teach creation science as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.” ~ Judith Hayes

“We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” ~ Dave Ramsey

“Hatred eats the soul of the hater, not the hated.” ~ Alice Herz Sommer

What is it you most dislike? “Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel.” ~ Robert Tew

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil – that takes religion.” ~ Steven Weinberg

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” ~ Twyla Tharp

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” ~ Noam Chomsky

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day.” ~ John A Wheeler

“You never need an argument against the use of violence; you need an argument for it.” ~ Noam Chomsky

“Man is not what he thinks he is; he is what he hides.” ~ André Malraux

“I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.” ~ Richard P Feynman

“We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.” ~ Martin Luther King

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” ~ H Yahya

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges

“I like having my hair and face done, but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy” ~ Adele

“What we think, we become.” ~ Buddha

“Someone else is happy with less than what you have.” ~ Anonymous

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” ~ Cesar Cruz

“Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90… time is a concept that humans created” ~ Yoko Ono

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” ~ Audre Lorde

“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief.” ~ Mary Oliver

“It’s frightening that skepticism has to be a movement, because you’re just arguing that reality is reality. What a waste of energy, in a way.” ~ Graham Lineham

“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

“Race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.” ~ Orson Welles

“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those that speak it.”” ~ George Orwell

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” ~ Helen Keller

“What is important is the way you look at things, not the way things look.” ~ Hady Sy

“My interest is in the future, because I’m going to spend the rest of my life there.” ~ Charles Kettering

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people are so full of doubts.” ~ Bertrand Russell

“Imperfection is a form of freedom” ~ Anh Ngo

“The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed” ~ William Gibson

“The best way to get along with people is not to expect them to be like you.” ~ Joyce Meyer

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is a voyage through time.” ~ Carl Sagan

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ~ Isaac Asimov

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” Bob Marley

“Be silly, be honest, be kind.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard

“No amount of belief makes something a fact.” ~ James Randi

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~ Susan Sontag

“Jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.” ~ Ray Bradbury

“The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The 1% won’t expropriate themselves. And they have a lock on media and politics to ensure voters won’t be able to do so.” ~ David Graeber

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the action of human beings.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“If you don’t like my posts, don’t read them. If you are going to comment on my posts and say something negative, learn how to spell.” ~ Sara Pelosi

“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” ~ Jane Yolen

“Act without expectation.” ~ Lao Tzu

“Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” ~ John F. Kennedy

“I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.” ~ Douglas Adams

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” ~ Philip K Dick

“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.” ~ Franklin D Roosevelt

“Spend more time smiling than frowning and more time praising than criticising.” ~ Richard Branson

“In whose delusional mind is democracy made ‘better’ by allowing wealthy people to control more of it?” ~ Jon Stewart

“The best advice I’ve ever gotten, the surest path to happiness that I know is this: Don’t expect. Don’t expect anything, ever. The less we expect, the happier we are. Expectation is the worst. Consistently, reliably, expectation produces misery.” ~ Dave Bry

“What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true, the other is to refuse to accept what is true” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

“Whether you understand they evolved over billions of years or believe that a God made them all one afternoon, please be kind to animals.” ~ Ricky Gervais

“The not fully unpleasant awareness of a cuckoo nesting beside him, on the longtime empty pillow of his wife.” From Room 126 of 999 Rooms, a project by Vanni Santoni ► http://999rooms.wordpress.com/

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ~ Malcolm X

“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.” ~ Scottish distiller Thomas Dewar



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Homer Simpson“I’ve put on some weight recently. My wife says it’s just puppy fat, but I’ve been eating other things as well.” ~ Gareth Richards

“So I went into this video shop, and the man asked if I’d like to rent Batman Forever. I said No, just for two hours!” ~ Tim Vine

“My mum’s so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism… she wouldn’t fancy her chances.” ~ Nish Kumar

“I was going to spend the afternoon daydreaming… but my mind kept wandering.” ~ Steven Wright

“You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.” ~ Stewart Francis

“Pornography is often frowned upon, but that’s only because I’m concentrating.” ~ George Ryegold

“You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case.” ~ Rob Beckett

“I like going to the park and watching the children run around because they don’t know I’m using blanks.” ~ Emo Philips

“I have a stepladder. It’s a very nice stepladder, but it’s sad that I never knew my real ladder.” ~ Craig Charles

“I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.” ~ Will Marsh

“I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don’t know Y.” ~ Chris Turner

“I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!” ~ Stewart Francis

“Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand” ~ Homer Simpson

“I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa.” ~ Rob Auton

“I used to work in a shoe-recycling shop. It was sole-destroying.” ~ Alex Horne

“I’m in a same-sex marriage… the sex is always the same.” ~ Alfie Moore

“My friend told me he was going to a fancy dress party as an Italian island. I said to him ‘Don’t be Sicily’.” ~ Tim Vine

“I can give you the cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell.” ~ Gary Delaney

“The universe implodes. No matter.” ~ Liam Williams

“The good thing about lending someone your time machine is that you basically get it back immediately.” ~ Chris Coltrane

“The pollen count, now that’s a difficult job. Especially if you’ve got hay fever.” ~ Milton Jones

“I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.” ~ Peter Kay

“Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.” ~ Benny Hill

“I had a ploughman’s lunch the other day. He wasn’t very happy.” ~ Tommy Cooper

“I found a Justin Bieber concert ticket nailed to a tree, so I took it. You never know when you might need a nail.” ~ Unknown Origin

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” ~ Herm Albright

“Life starts out with everyone clapping when you take a poo and goes downhill from there.” ~ Sloane Crosley

“Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken.” ~ Isabel Allende

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” ~ Miss Piggy

“Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.” ~ W C Fields

“I can’t stand innuendo. If I see one in a script I whip it out immediately.” ~ Kenneth Williams


 

 

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Stephen Fry quotations


Stephen FryStephen Fry is an English actor, comedian, author, journalist, broadcaster and film director. He is also a celebrated national treasure, cultural icon and British institution. This is a small collection of quotations attributed to him.


“My mother, yes, she believed in me, but everybody’s mother believes in them. No one else believed in me.”

“…but I felt I had also the power to create, to add, to delight, to amaze and to transform.”

“I believed in ghosts more than I believed in me, and take my word for it, I never believed in ghosts…”

“I’m far too spiritual and emotional and passionate to believe in the supernatural.”

“Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.”

“There’s no doubt that I do have extremes of mood that are greater than just about anybody else I know.”

“You can’t reason yourself back into cheerfulness any more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height.”

“Generally, we admire the thing we are not.”

“You are who you are when nobody’s watching.”

“Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.”

“When you’ve seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault you know why clothing exists.”

“We’ve all met people who are supposedly incredibly intelligent but don’t know which way to sit on a lavatory.”

“Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.”

“Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business – which at least does us all some good.”

“How can one not be fond of something that the Daily Mail despises?”

“If you go looking for loonies and religious fanatics and dropouts and freaks, I dare say you’ll find it.”

“An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.”

“There is so much we can learn from TV. It’s a window on the world.”

“I’ve always had great respect for Paddington because he is amusingly English and eccentric.”

“Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word’s full octave.”

“Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully.”

“I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.”

“I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.”

“The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious.”

“Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.”

“One technology doesn’t replace another, it complements. Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”

“…we should be wary of false dichotomies. You do not have to choose between one or the other. You can have both.”

“I don’t watch television; I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.”

“…books are powerhouses of knowledge, and therefore they’re kind of slightly dark and dangerous.”

“I think I have always linked smoking and sex. Maybe this is where I have been going wrong all my life.”

“It’s so easy to say, ‘That’ll do.’ Everyone’s in a hurry. People are intellectually lazy, morally lazy, ethically lazy…”

“We abrogate the responsibility for thought & moral decisions onto others & then have the luxury of saying it’s not good enough”

“It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common.”

“It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue.”

“The human cultural jungle should be as varied and plural as the Amazonian rainforest. We are all richer for biodiversity.”



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Mae Oreo-West“When choosing between two #Oreos, I always pick the one I never tried before.”

“Is that an #Oreo in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

“Save an #Oreo for a rainy day, and another, in case it doesn’t rain.”

“When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’ve an #Oreo I’m better.”

“Why don’t you come on up and #Oreo me sometime.”

“I’ll try any #Oreo once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”

“Don’t keep a man guessing too long; he’s sure to find an #Oreo somewhere else.”

“So many #Oreos… so little time.”

“I never loved another person the way I loved #Oreos.”

“I generally avoid an #Oreo unless I can’t resist it.”

“Too much of an #Oreo can be wonderful.”

“A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald, but if he has #Oreos, women will like him.”

“An #Oreo in the house is worth two in the street.”

“An #Oreo worth doing is worth doing slowly.”

“#Oreos conquer all things except poverty and toothache.”

“I only have ‘yes’ #Oreos around me. Who needs ‘no’ #Oreos?”

“I speak two languages, #Oreo and English.”

“It’s not the men in my life that count; it’s the life in my #Oreos.”

“I didn’t discover #Oreos; I only uncovered them.”

“Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of #Oreos.”

“I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of #Oreos.”

“I only like two kinds of #Oreos, domestic and imported.”

“Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct; it’s an #Oreo.”

“If I asked for an #Oreo, someone would search for the double meaning.”

“It ain’t no sin if you crack a few #Oreos now and then, just so long as you don’t break any.”

“Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman an #Oreo.”

“#Oreos are the most important thing to an actress’s success.”

“Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with an #Oreo.”

“If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too many #Oreos are just about right!”

“The #Oreo is more powerful than the sword.”

“One more #Oreo and I’ll be under the host.”

“The best way to hold an #Oreo is in your arms.”

“Too many girls follow the line of least resistance, but a good #Oreo is hard to resist.”

“I see you’re a man with #Oreos. I better be going while you’ve still got them.”

“Any time you got nothing to do, and lots of #Oreos, come on up.”

“#Oreos are easy to get but hard to keep.”

“#Oreos are an asset to the woman in love who’s smart enough to hide ‘em.”

“An ounce of #Oreo is worth pounds of promises.”

“If you put your #Oreo in it, be sure it’s your best #Oreo.”

“Love thy neighbour; and if he happens to be tall, debonair and has #Oreos, it will be that much easier.”


 

 

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William Tweetspeare © 2012 Roy Manterfield

“A plague on both your tweets! I am sped. Is he gone and hath tweet’d?”

“A tweet, a tweet, my kingdom for a tweet!”

“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite tweets.”

“All that twitters is not gold.”

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely tweeters.”

“And sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow’s eye, steal me awhile from mine own tweets.” A Midsummer Night’s Tweet

“And though Twitter be but small, it is fierce.”

“And yet, to tweet the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.” A Midsummer Night’s Tweet

“Art any more than a steward? Dost thou think because thou art tweeting there shall be no more cakes and ale?”

“Be great in act, as you have been in tweets.”

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born tweeters, some achieve tweets, and some have Twitter thrust upon ‘em.”

“Beauty provoketh tweets sooner than gold.” As You Tweet It

“Better a tweeting fool than a foolish tweet.”

“Beware the tweets of March.”

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s twitterings.”

“Brevity is the soul of Twitter.”

“But ,soft! what tweet through yonder window breaks?”

“But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for Twitter to peck at: I am not what I am.”

“But, O, how bitter a thing is to look into happiness through another man’s tweets.”

“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is a tweet, and Juliet is the tweeter.”

“Coal-black is better than another hue, in that it scorns to tweet another hue.”

“Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest tweet.”

“Come, let’s away to prison; We two alone will tweet.”

“Cowards die many times before their tweets, the valiant never tweet of death but once.”

“Done to death by slanderous tweets was the Hero that here lies.”

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt my tweet.”

“Et tu, Brute? Then tweet, Caesar!”

“Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own tweets.”

“Excellent wretch! Twitter catch my soul, but I do love thee! And when I love thee not Twitter is come again.”

“Expectation is the root of all tweets.”

“Fate tweets to the warrior ‘You cannot withstand the storm’ and the warrior tweets back ‘I am the storm’.”

“For never was a story of more woe, than this tweet of Juliet and her Romeo.”

“For she had Twitter and chose me.”

“For when the noble Caesar saw him tweet, ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms, quite vanquish’d him.”

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, send me your tweets.”

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy tweet.”

“Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal tweetings in me.”

“Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth tweet.”

“Go, girl, look for a man who’ll give you happy tweets at the end of happy days.”

“God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true tweets!”

“Good night, good night! Tweeting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall tweet good night till it be morrow.”

“He is writing the tweet of his wit; by and by it will post.”

“He who has tweeted thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, tweet him; if stronger, tweet thyself.”

“Hear my tweet speak of the very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly at your service.”

“Hell is empty and all the devils are tweeting.”

“How all occasions do tweet against me, And spur my dull revenge!”

“How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world that has such tweets in’t!”

“How far the little candle throws its beam! So shines a good deed in a naughty tweet.”

“How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous Twitter is!”

“How now? A tweet? Dead, for a ducat, dead!”

“How poor are they that have not Twitter!”

“I am a man more tweet’d against than tweeting.”

“I am a tweeter for each wind that blows.”

“I am disgraced, impeach’d and baffled here, Pierced to the soul with Twitter’s venom’d spear.”

“I am hurt. A plague a’ both your houses! I am sped. Is he gone and hath tweet’d?”

“I am not bound to please thee with my tweets.”

“I am wealthy in my tweets.”

“I burn, I pine, I perish, I tweet.”

“I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts: I am no tweeter, as Brutus is.”

“I come to tweet it wealthily in Padua; if wealthily, then happily in Padua.”

“I do love nothing in the world so well as Twitter: is not that strange?” (Much Ado About Twitter)

“I follow him to serve my tweet upon him.”

“I have done a thousand dreadful tweets… and nothing grieves me heartily indeed but that I cannot tweet ten thousand more.”

“I have loved Twitter too fondly to be fearful of tweeting.”

“I have seen a tweet that’s able to breathe life into a stone, quicken a rock, and make you dance canary.”

“I heard a bird so sing, whose tweet, to my thinking, pleased the king.”

“I like this Twitter and could willingly waste my time in it.”

“I must be cruel only to be kind; thus bad begins, and worse remains to tweet.”

“I pray thee cease thy tweets, which falls into mine ears as profitless as water in a sieve.”

“I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of Twitter.”

“I tweet the world but as the world, Gratiano, a stage where every man must tweet a part, and mine a sad one.”

“I tweet thee. I tweet thee with a love that shall not die. Till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.”

“I wasted time, and now doth Twitter waste me.”

“I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following; but I will not tweet with you.”

“I wish you well and so I take my leave, I pray you know me when we tweet again.”

“I would not tweet any companion in the world but you.”

“I would tweet all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety.”

“If it were tweet’d, when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly.”

“If this were play’d upon a stage now, I could tweet it as an improbable fiction.”

“If tweeting be the food of love, tweet on.”

“If Twitter has offended, think but this, and all is mended, that you have but slumber’d here while these tweets did appear.”

“If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart… if you hate me, I’ll always be in your tweets.”

“Ill deeds are doubled with an evil tweet.”

“I’ll never pause again, never stand still, Till either death hath closed these eyes of mine, Or Twitter given me measure of revenge.”

“In a false tweet there is no true valour.”

“In time we hate that which we often tweet.”

“In Twitter there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.”

“Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, Twitter!”

“Is this a tweet which I see before me?”

“Is tweeting nothing? Is leaning cheek to cheek? Is meeting noses?”

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in our tweets.”

“It’s not enough to tweet, but to tweet true.”

“Jesters do oft prove tweeters.”

“Journeys end in lovers tweeting, every wise man’s son doth know.”

“Keep a good tweet in your head.” The Tweetest

“Lawless are they that make their tweets their law.”

“Let me not think on’t – Frailty, thy name is Twitter!”

“Let no one who tweets be unhappy… even a retweet has its rainbow.”

“Like as the waves make towards the pebb’d shore, so do our tweets, hasten to their end.”

“Live a little; comfort a little; tweet thyself a little.”

“Love all, tweet a few, do wrong to none.” (All’s Well That Tweets Well)

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But Twitter’s effect is tempest after sun.”

“Love surfeits not, Twitter like a glutton dies; Love is all truth, Twitter full of forged lies.”

“Love tweets not with the eyes but with the mind.”

“Love’s gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Twitter’s winter comes ere summer half be done.”

“Many a good hanging prevents a bad tweet.”

“My Lord, we know what we are now, but know not what we may tweet.”

“My tweets are as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I tweet to thee.”

“My words fly up, my tweets remain below.”

“No tweet is so rich as honesty.”

“Nothing emboldens sin so much as Twitter.”

“Nothing will come of nothing, tweet again.”

“Now go we in content to tweet, and not to banishment.”

“Now is the winter of our discontent made into a glorious tweet by this son of York.”

“O brave new world that has such tweeters in’t!”

“O coward conscience, how dost thou tweet me!”

“O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me tweet.”

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore tweet thou Romeo?”

“O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a tweet I die.”

“O villain, villain, tweeting, damned villain!”

“O, beware, my lord, of Twitter; it is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”

“O, how this spring of love tweeteth the uncertain glory of an April day.”

“O, what men dare do! What men may do! What men daily do, not tweeting what they do!”

“Oft have I heard that Twitter softens the mind, And makes it fearful and degenerate.”

“Oft Twitter fails, and most oft there.”

“One that tweet’d not wisely but too well.”

“Opinion’s but a fool that makes us tweet the outward habit by the inward man.”

“Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to Twitter.”

“Our tweets are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”

“Out, damn’d tweet! out, I say!”

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer’s lease hath all too short a tweet.”

“Self-tweeting, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as selfies.”

“Shall I bend low and in a bondman’s key, with bated breath and twittering humbleness.”

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou tweet more lovely and more temperate.”

“Shall in these confines with a monarch’s tweet cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war.”

“Shall we their fond pageant see? Lord, what fools these tweeters be.”

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry tweet.”

“So again good night. I must be cruel only to be kind. Thus tweeting begins and worse remains behind.”

“So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, so long lives Twitter, and this gives life to thee.”

“So wise so young, they say do never tweet long.”

“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with tweets.”

“Some rise by sin, and some by Twitter fall.”

“Something is tweeting in the state of Denmark.”

“Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep tweets.”

“Strong reasons make strong tweets.”

“Such tweets as dreams are made on.”

“Suspicion always haunts the guilty tweet.”

“Sweet are the uses of Twitter, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.”

“Sweet mercy is Twitter’s true badge.”

“Sweet Twitter, I thank thee for thy sunny tweets; I thank thee, Twitter, for tweeting now so bright.”

“That man that hath a tweet, I say is no man.”

“The devil can cite Twitter for his purpose.”

“The Earth has music for those who tweet.”

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our tweets, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

“The fool doth tweet he is wise, but the wise man tweets himself to be a fool.”  From ‘As You Tweet It’

“The lady doth tweet too much, methinks.”

“The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not mov’d with concord of sweet sounds, is not fit for Twitter.”

“The miserable have no other medicine, but only Twitter.”

“The more pity that fools may not tweet wisely what wise men tweet foolishly.”

“The object of Twitter is to give life a shape.”

“The quality of tweets is not strained.”

“The robb’d that smiles, tweets something from the thief.”

“The trust I have is in mine tweets, and therefore am I bold and resolute.”

“The tweet is come full circle: I am here.”

“The tweeting raven doth bellow for revenge.”

“The tweets are number’d that make up my life.”

“The tweets of true love never did run smooth.”

“The villany you teach me, I will tweet, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.”

“The web of our tweets is like a mingled yarn, good and ill together.”

“There are more tweets in heaven and earth, Horatio.”

“There is nothing either good or bad but tweeting makes it so.”

“There was a star danced, and under that was I tweeting.” Much Ado About Twitter

“These violent tweets have violent ends and in their posting die like fire and powder which, as they kiss, consume.”

“Think you I am no stronger than my tweet?”

“This above all: to thine own tweet be true.”

“This was the noblest tweeter of them all.” (Julius Caesar)

“Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge of thine own tweets.”

“Though Twitter be madness, yet there is method in’t.”

“Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tweeted.”

“Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to tweet.”

“To have seen much and to have tweeted nothing is to have rich eyes and poor tweets.” As You Tweet It

“To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the tweet.”

“To tweet, or not to tweet: that is the question.”

“Tweet ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war.”

“Tweet it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell.”

“Tweet like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.”

“Tweet not by the moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”

“Tweet of newt, and tweet of frog, tweet of bat, and tweet of dog.”

“Tweet what you most affect.” The Tweeting of the Shrew

“Tweet wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.”

“Tweet’d by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

“Tweeting what is lost makes the remembrance dear.”

“Tweets are made to bear, and so are you.” (Tweeting of the Shrew)

“Tweets remind us that the past was real.”

“Tweets sought are good but given unsought, are better.”

“Twitter always haunts the guilty mind.”

“Twitter has music for those who listen.”

“Twitter hath been at a great feast of languages, and stol’n the scraps.”

“Twitter is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

“Twitter is an idle and most false imposition, oft got without merit and lost without deserving.”

“Twitter is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.”

“Twitter is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.”

“Twitter shall unfold what plighted cunning hides: who cover faults, at last shame them derides.”

“Twitter should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.”

“Twitter, I see, is catching.”

“Twitter. Tis neither here nor there.”

“Twitter’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage.”

“Under Twitter’s heavy burden do I sink.”

“Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no tweet can utter.”

“We few, we happy few, we band of tweeters.”

“We know what we are, but know not what we may tweet.”

“We should be tweet’d and were not made to tweet.”

“What a piece of work is a man! How noble in Twitter!”

“What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet tweeting?”

“What’s here? the portrait of a blinking idiot, presenting me a tweet! I will read it.”

“What’s in a name? That which we tweet by any other name would smell as sweet.”

“What’s tweeted can’t be untweeted.”

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you tweeted because you knew.”

“When shall we three tweet again, in thunder, lightning or in rain?”

“When tweeters die there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”

“Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous tweets.”

“Who is it that can tell me what to tweet?”

“Who taught thee how to make me tweet thee more.”

“Why then the world’s mine oyster, which I with Twitter will open.”

“Why then tonight let us tweet our plot.” (All’s Well That Tweets Well)

“Wisely and slow. They stumble that tweet fast.”

“With bated breath and tweet’ring humbleness.”

“With mirth and laughter and Twitter, let old wrinkles come.”

“Words are easy, like Twitter, but a faithful friend is hard to find.”

“Yet, do thy worst old time: despite thy wrong, my love shall in my tweet ever live young.”

“Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look, he tweets too much; such men are dangerous.”

“You have witchcraft in your tweets.”

“Your horrid tweet doth unfix my hair.”

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A few Star Wars quotes for May the fourth


“Aren’t you a little short for a storm trooper?” Princess Leia ~ A New Hope

“Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, farm boy.” Han Solo ~ A New Hope

“The force is strong with this one.” Darth Vader ~ A New Hope

“If there’s a bright centre to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from.” Luke Skywalker ~ A New Hope

“Your eyes can deceive you; don’t trust them.” Obi-Wan Kenobi ~ A New Hope

“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?” Yoda ~ The Empire Strikes Back

“Obi-Wan has taught you well.” Darth Vader ~ Return of the Jedi

“Remember… the Force will be with you, always.” Obi-Wan Kenobi ~ A New Hope

“You may dispense with the pleasantries, Commander. I am here to put you back on schedule.” Darth Vader ~ Return of the Jedi

“Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.” C-3PO ~ A New Hope

“You don’t know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life.” Governor Tarkin ~ A New Hope

“Mmm. Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing.” Yoda ~ Attack of the Clones

“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.” Darth Maul ~ The Phantom Menace

“Now, young Skywalker… you will die.” The Emperor ~ Return of the Jedi

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Darth Vader ~ A New Hope

“Hello. I don’t believe we have been introduced. R2-D2? A pleasure to meet you. I am C-3PO.” C-3PO ~ The Phantom Menace

“Good Anakin. Good. Kill him. Kill him now.” Chancellor Palpatine ~ Revenge of the Sith

“General Grievous, you’re shorter than I expected.” Anakin Skywalker ~ Revenge of the Sith

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” Princess Leia ~ A New Hope

“Ahh, hard to see, the Dark Side is.” Yoda ~ The Phantom Menace

“Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan. Now that’s a name I have not heard in a long time. A long time.” Obi-Wan Kenobi ~ A New Hope

“You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought.” Princess Leia ~ A New Hope

“There’s always a bigger fish.” Qui-Gon Jinn ~ The Phantom Menace

“Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.” C-3PO ~ The Empire Strikes Back

“I’m rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honour. C-3PO

“When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.” Yoda ~ Return of the Jedi

“Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.” Han Solo ~ A New Hope

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” Han Solo ~ A New Hope

“It’s against my programming to impersonate a deity.” C-3PO ~ Return of the Jedi

“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.” Yoda ~ Attack of the Clones

“R2-D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer.” ~ C-3PO ~ The Empire Strikes Back

“Only a Sith Lord deals in absolutes.” Obi-Wan Kenobi ~ Revenge of the Sith

“Who’s the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?” Obi-Wan Kenobi ~ A New Hope

“No. I am your Father.” Darth Vader ~ The Empire Strikes Back


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