Do you find yourself repeating meaningless platitudes about love, courage, or creativity throughout the day? Do you attribute nearly every possible sentence in the English language to the same half dozen famous people? Do you feel strangely moved by reading the same quote for the hundredth time on Twitter or Facebook? Do you feel an utterance is made more profound by dividing it into lines, pasting it onto a picture of a sunset, and attributing it to a famous dead person?
If so, you may be among the millions who suffer from Internet Quote Syndrome, or IQS. Here’s what famous people are saying about IQS:
IQS is the single biggest obstacle to peace in the world today. -Mohandas Gandhi
Without a doubt, IQS is Internet Quote Syndrome – Abraham Lincoln
It’s amazing, all the stuff Lincoln said – Mark Twain
But now there’s something you can do about it. Just send any normal sentence, in any language to me, along with the low, low price of $69.95, and I will read it.
Yes, It’s that simple. Here’s what Neill Gaiman says about this extraordinary opportunity:
Hold on, you can’t use me; I ain’t dead yet!
So don’t delay, send today!
How much quote can I buy with $4.17?
Today only, two pronouns for the price of three!
Now, that’s a deal 🙂
Most definitely afflicted with IQS… I think it might be incurable. Perhaps even fatal.
Can you get me a quote for painting my front door? Undercoat, primer and a racing green finish please!
Didn’t Disraeli say that?
The very same in a famous discourse on the benefits of empire!
Haha what a great offer, wish I’d thought of that, you’ll clean up
Sorry, cleanup is extra. 🙂
Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet's Library and commented:
If you find you’re suffering from this grave syndrome…run to your nearest cynic for a counter cure….
Better yet…run away. Run away! I think Dr. Who may have said ttat.
After sending my fee, of course.
Guilty as charged – you do take credit cards, don’t you? I’m sure you’ll include a small handling fee. After all, it takes a bit of work to read all those words.
Had to laugh at this one – nearly every blog post of mine has some attributed quotes at the bottom of the post that reinforces the subject of the blog post, and yesterday’s post, specifically, had not one or two or three, but count them – TEN – quotes listed as punctuation for the post. Excessive even by my standards. Made me smile.
Ha! Must have cost you a fortune! 🙂
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