The Twitter Quote-Off Competition


I have been using Twitter recently, and there are certain things I like about it, and a whole heap of things I don’t like about it.

One of those things I dislike is people who mainly just post quotes. For me it is a bit lame, and comes across as preaching… I mean, if I have decided to follow someone, then I want to hear what they have to say.

So instead of complaining about it, I decided to try and make quotes on Twitter more fun, and so I put up a challenge for a quote-off, a quote battle to the death.

As you can see, I made my bold challenge.

And now it was just a case of seeing if the quote-lovers on Twitter had the balls to put their quotes where their mouths is.

The result was that none of the Twitter preachers would accept my challenge, but instead, a social marketing expert saw the humour in my challenge, and decided to put himself forward.

There was however one small detail he wanted to know…

“What did the winner get?”

So I decided to make the stakes even higher, and introduced an amazing prize.

Who could resist the temptation of 3 magic beans?

He accepted the challenge and we decided to twitter our 10 best quotes. He was a worthy opponent, but we had missed one vital detail…

Who decided who the winner was?

This is where you the reader come in, we need a 3rd party to pick the person with the best quotes. I have listed all our quotes below. There is person A and person B. I won’t say which is which, as I don’t want any bias ;-)

So check out these quotes, and then leave a comment with the person you thought had the best quotes, either A or B.


Quote #10 My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.

Quote #9: It takes 46 muscles to frown but only 4 to flip ‘em the bird.

Quote #8: Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself… where the heck is the ceiling?

Quote #7: If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

qUOTE #6: I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

#5 Only two things are necessary to keep a wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, the the other, to let her have it

Quote #4: One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures. – George W. Bush

Quote #3: People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. -George W. Bush

Quote#2: Then there’s politics. Just imagine politics with its dumbbell element subtracted. There would be no Republican candidates. There would be no Democratic voters. The whole system would collapse.

Quote #1: Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.


Quote #10: “Politicians & diapers both need to be changed, and for the same reason”

Quote #9: Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

Quote #8: “Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’re up to.”

Quote #7: “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

Quote #6 If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely is not for you

Quote #5: “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep — not screaming, like the passengers in his car”

Quote #4 of 10: My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.

Quote #3: The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with

Quote #2 Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

Quote #1: Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.

Vote A or B in the comments below.

  • Bobs NotMyName

    Mr. B seems to have some real deep seated Mommy issues that are severely depressed. (ala the peeing joke)

    Whereas Mr. A has a very witty & gifted talent for spinning words and creating joy in the mind in these hard economic times. Intelligent on many different levels.

    My vote is Mr. A

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  • Eric

    Mr. A wins on uniqueness alone. While on topic,
    “Choose the path that makes for the best story.”

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  • Anissa

    I would comment, but I know who Mr A and Mr B are…good luck to both of you!!

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  • Tim

    And here I thought you were actually twitting me personally… I did answer though, forget what I said… oh yeah a quote… :)

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  • chesty

    Mr A, which i think is Mr Dean.

    “press belly button to begin” is my favourite quote

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  • Dean Hunt

    Well, even discounting the first comment which was from Mr A… it still looks like I was well and truly out-quoted in this battle.

    As I was Mr B :-(

    So congrats to Mr A (Wayne at )

    I have much to learn in the art of quoting it seems.


    PS: I am now off to sulk

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  • Cecilia Pineda Feret

    It looks like I am a couple of weeks too late . . .but had I heard of this competition in time, I would have blown you both away . . .Except . . . were most of the quotations supposed to be funny? Cuz’ not all of mine are. That said, I prefer Mr. B’s (Dean Hunt’s) quotations, mommy issues notwithstanding . . .

    What’s/When’s the next competition? I’m going to follow you on Twitter now so I won’t miss it! and am of course signing up to your Feed.

    BTW, got here through Chris Brogan’s blog.

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  • Lanray

    I’d give it to Mr B. I reckon his quotes are direct and straight to the point and humorous too.

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  • arsizvideo

    It looks like I am a couple of weeks too late . . .but had I heard of this competition in time, I would have blown you both away . . .Except . . . were most of the quotations supposed to be funny? Cuz’ not all of mine are. That said, I prefer Mr. B’s (Dean Hunt’s) quotations, mommy issues notwithstanding . . .

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