Sweet and sage, silly and smart, these Disney quotes, cribbed from screenplays and song lyrics will make you smile. We're impressed with the range of material: everyone from the Villagers in Beauty and the Beast to Alice and Ariel gets a shout out.
Sample tweet: If you are going to let every little thing bother you, it is going to be a very long night. –Naveen (Princess and The Frog)
The people behind Google's virtual library of scanned literature tweet popular passages and quotes. Can you guess the author of this recently tweeted quote: "Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past."?
Literary insider, book critic and blogger Maud Newton shares links and commentary on everything from poetry to lush cookbook photos to political news. A must-read recent tweet: Ancient cuneiform tablest are about the same size as an iPhone. http://bit.ly/ahofpM
The Bard lives! At least that's the case in this frequently updated twitter feed, which tweets the complete works of Shakespeare "line by all 112,000+ lines." They're not kidding: tweets from Macbeth, Othello, King Lear and more even include stage directions.
National Public Radio's book-centric Twitter handle features plenty of links to the latest on npr.com (reviews, excerpts, commentary) plus insider industry news about the going rate for the hottest new manuscripts. We just learned, for example, that an unpublished Jane Austen novel was sold for $1.6 million!
Storytelling gurus @smithmag have taken their love of language—and their beloved Six Word Memoirs—to Twitter. Mini fiction afficianados should follow them for six-word themed contests and links to the latest on smithmag.net.
Inpsired by the One Book, One City programs, The Atlantic decided to take the largescale book club idea to the twitterverse. The result is #1book140, a lively monthly discussion over hashtags. Each month, participants can vote on what to read next. July, for example, was devoted to Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore.
Poetry magazine runs this Twitter feed, which is devoted to keeping poetry alive in our culture. The result? Tweets about everything from poetry workshops to Bradley Cooper's latest movie role in Milton's Paradise Lost.
The guys behind Electric Literature, a quarterly anthology of five short stories, are tired of hearing literary fiction is doomed. Instead, they use new media to keep the written word alive, tweeting links to great, undiscovered indie lit and more.