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Tuesday 4 August 2015

Fry reveals beautiful Twitter post

Published 06/06/2010 | 23:22

Stephen Fry revealed the most beautiful Twitter message
Stephen Fry revealed the most beautiful Twitter message

Stephen Fry has revealed the most beautiful Twitter message ever composed.

The actor and presenter, whose own postings on the micro-blogging site have attacted 1.5 million followers, announced the best 140-character musing on the last day of the Hay Festival in mid Wales.

Festival organisers asked competitors sent their entries to the festival's Twitter account and said the most beautiful Tweet could be the most eloquent, the most evocative or the best pun.

The winning tweet read: "I believe we can build a better world! Of course, it'll take a whole lot of rock, water & dirt. Also, not sure where to put it."

It was written by Marc MacKenzie from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, writing under the name @marcmack.

Fry praised the message for it's humour and evocative reference to the ridiculousness of people saying "we need to build a new world." Fry said: "We are stuck with the world we have got."

Minutes after he left the stage follwoing a two-hour discussion of his life with Hay founder Peter Florence, Fry himself took to Twitter to say: "Just finished Hay event. Nearly 2 hrs on stage. Went in a flash. Now on way back to london. No time to stop and sign sadly."

Speaking at the final event of the literary festival, the QI host said he was not upset he has not be knighted.

He said: "It is better for someone to say "Why haven't you been knighted?" than to to ask "Why have you been? I am very happy to be Mr Stephen Fry."

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