Sometime ago, I started a category of posts called If ___ Tweeted, in which I share what people would have tweeted. For instance, what would Winston Churchill, Leonardo Da Vinci, or Alfred Hitchcock say if they’d had access to Twitter? I can guess, by gathering quotations of 120 characters or less.
Now being a bit of a Scrooge myself until about two weeks before Christmas, I’ve been thinking I might need to re-read, or re-watch, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. And since his name comes up so often around the holiday season, I wondered what Dickens would say . . . if he tweeted. (And as it turns out, several are perfect for the holiday season!)
- It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. #BlackFriday
- There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
- The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
- A multitude of people, and yet a solitude! #introvertatthemall
- But charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
- No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
- I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected.
- There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.
- It’s a mad world. Mad as Bedlam, boy! #standingintheSantaline
- A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.
- No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
- He would make a lovely corpse. #elfonshelfcreepsmeout
- Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.
- What greater gift than the love of a cat?
- Every traveller has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering. #holidaytrip
- I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
- Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies. #nopeekingbeforeChristmas
- For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
- God bless us, every one!
Which quote is your favorite? And what other quotes from Charles Dickens do you enjoy?