Saturday mornings I like to start out the day with a little bit of levity. Especially after my morning exercise. And why not share the fun with others? So today I spent a good part of the morning sharing One-Liners on Twitter.
What I most enjoy about posting things like one-liners on Twitter is the interesting responses I receive. Sharon Klein (@Choicemktg on Twitter) wrote, “Your one lines made me chuckle.” Me too, Sharon! One-liners are a great way to start conversations on Twitter, and I have found that like #Quotes, One-liners get retweeted often and my followers grow almost at the same pace as the number of one-liners I post.
For example, today I posted 20 one-liners and got 13 new followers. And that was in less than an hour. I can’t say for certain they all followed because they read my posts from others who retweeted, but it is a nice coincidence.
One of the responses I received came from my good friend Debbie Barth (@DebbieBarth on Twitter). She wrote: “I love one-liners. I think they can be much more powerful than a paragraph.” So true, Debbie. One-liners can make us think, smile and even get angry. They can make us look at something in a new and interesting way, they can take us back to a time in history, they can be nostalgic and they can be just plain fun. You can find one liners on Twitter using the hashtag #1Liner or #1Liners.
Companies have learned how to create slogans and taglines that have become one-liners for us in everyday conversation. Nike’s “Just do it.” is a perfect example. So is Verizon’s “can you hear me now?”
And comedians count on one-liners to get their audiences to laugh.
There are one-liners in movies we can recall and often quote. A few of my favorite are “show me the money” and “you had me at hello” both from the movie Jerry McGuire; “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn,” from Gone with the Wind, “Make him an offer he can’t refuse” from The Godfather, “I’ll be back” from The Terminator, “Houston, we have a problem” from Apollo 13 and “I’ll have what she’s having” from When Harry Met Sally. In fact, here is a list of 101 famous movie one-liners you can check out: http://amog.com/entertainment/movie-one-liners/
So, in keeping with the Twitter Theme today, I thought it would be fun to simply add some of my personal favorites to the mix that make me smile, think, and even look at myself a little differently.
Here’s my 13 Favorite One Liners for Today:
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.”
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.
A TV can insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Some of us learn from the mistakes of others; the rest of us have to be the others.
People can be divided into three groups: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.
I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.
Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
Have a FUN-tastic Day… all!
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Heidi Richards Mooney
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