Deep Thoughts... with Paris Hilton

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  • Celeb's Twitter account reads like a Successories catalog
  • It's bursting with recycled self-help and motivational quotes
  • Hilton shares pearls of wisdom from Buddha, Oprah, Armani
Deep Thoughts... with Paris Hilton

You might know Paris Hilton as a serial reality show veteran, perfume-peddling sex-tape star, occasional piece of horror film eye-candy, and inexplicable owner of a 6,800-word Wikipedia bio (which is almost twice as long as Mark Zuckerberg's) ... but she is so much more than that.

She is also Twitter’s foremost Deep Thoughts regurgitator and self-help-quote recycler.

On the social site, Paris has become one of the Internet's most enthusiastic practitioner of something I’m going to call "reflected intellectualism": The idea that by incessantly quoting people who sound smart, you will sound smart, too.

But this is not necessarily true.

By incessantly quoting people who sound smart, you actually sound like all the senior quotes in my high school yearbook from the kids who had to repeat biology four times.

For those who haven't visited Paris' Twitter account (and, if not, what have you been doing?), which reads like a catalog of Successories posters, here's what you've been missing.

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