Short Story Quotes

Quotes tagged as "short-story" (showing 1-30 of 411)
Katherine Mansfield
“Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.”
Katherine Mansfield

Edgar Allan Poe
“It is a happiness to wonder; -- it is a happiness to dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Stories and Poems

Coco J. Ginger
“I’m mistaken….

for thinking you were someone with a heart worth breaking.”
Coco J. Ginger

Coco J. Ginger
“I wait, you play. You speak, I cave. I promise, you break. You game me, daily, you play me.”
Coco J. Ginger

Robin    Black
“It's unexpectedly painful to have become a pronoun.”
Robin Black, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

Jeffrey Archer
“While there may not be a book in every one of us, there is so often a damned good short story.”
Jeffrey Archer

Katherine Mansfield
“What can you do if you are thirty and, turning the corner of your own street, you are overcome, suddenly, by a feeling of bliss - absolute bliss - as though you'd suddenly swallowed a bright piece of that late afternoon sun and it burned in your bosom, sending out a little shower of sparks into every particle into every finger and toe?...”
Katherine Mansfield, Something Childish But Very Natural

Stuart Jaffe
“She had an emptiness in her eyes like a ghost tired of haunting.”
Stuart Jaffe, 10 Bits of My Brain

Julie Orringer
“I wondered how it could be that people could love God and hate one another.”
Julie Orringer, How to Breathe Underwater

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide—plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

Paolo Bacigalupi
“Short fiction seems more targeted - hand grenades of ideas, if you will. When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them. Long fiction feels more like atmosphere: it's a lot smokier and less defined.”
Paolo Bacigalupi

“Beauty without the beloved is a like a sword through the heart.”
Ida Alexa Ross Wylie

Jill McCorkle
“If a nuclear disaster occurred, and you had to live out those final painful days just stretched out somewhere thinking about your life--This is who I am. This is what I love. This is what I believe--who would you want hearing your whispers? Or perhaps better: Who do you trust to hear your whispers? Whose breath do you want mingled with your own? Whose flesh still warm beside you?”
Jill McCorkle

Amy Hempel
“He could not wait to get rid of them so he could enjoy remembering them.”
Amy Hempel, The Collected Stories

Edgar Allan Poe
“From the dim regions beyond the mountains at the upper end of our encircled domain, there crept out a narrow and deep river, brighter than all save the eyes of Eleonora; and, winding stealthily about in mazy courses, it passed away, at length, through a shadowy gorge, among hills still dimmer than those whence it had issued. We called it the "River of Silence"; for there seemed to be a hushing influence in its flow. No murmur arose from its bed, and so gently it wandered along, that the pearly pebbles upon which we loved to gaze, far down within its bosom, stirred not at all, but lay in a motionless content, each in its own old station, shining on gloriously forever.”
Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora

T.C. Boyle
“Why ruin my sister's birthday simply because the entire planet was going to hell in a hand basket?”
T.C. Boyle, Without a Hero

Meb Bryant
“I'm either on the cusp of greatness or the edge of insanity.”
Meb Bryant

Jess C. Scott
“He felt a little lost, after that experience. Lost as the girls on their knees. It was a never-ending story of young girls losing themselves, such that they were no longer humans with any souls or characters, but pretty girls with fat asses and nice tits.”
Jess C. Scott, Take-Out, Part 1

Flannery O'Connor
“You know," Daddy said, "it's some that can live their whole life out without asking about it and it's others has to know why it is, and this boy is one of the latters. He's going to be into everything!”
Flannery O'Connor

Haruki Murakami
“They were each like a mirror for the other, reflecting the changes in themselves.”
Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Setta Jay
“Yield, and I'll eat your little pussy... first.”
Setta Jay, Hidden Ecstasy

Brad    Watson
“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.”
Brad Watson, Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories

Maile Meloy
“She craved a family, not having had enough of one to understand what a pain in the ass it was.”
Maile Meloy, Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It

Haruki Murakami
“I learned there were lots of realities in the world.”
Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Salman Rushdie
“As though she had entered a fable, as though she were no more than words crawling along a dry page, or as though she were becoming that page itself, that surface on which her story would be written and across which there blew a hot and merciless wind, turning her body to papyrus, her skin to parchment, her soul to paper.”
Salman Rushdie

Julie Orringer
“I'm not named after the character,' she said. 'I'm named after the entire opera.”
Julie Orringer, How to Breathe Underwater

Lorrie Moore
“She knew there were only small joys in life--the big ones were too complicated to be joys when you got all through--and once you realized that, it took a lot of the pressure off.”
Lorrie Moore, Like Life

George R.R. Martin
“Of course you know him. Everyone knows a pear-shaped man.”
George R.R. Martin

Fredrik Nael
“Apalah gunanya impian bila tidak diwujudkan?”
Fredrik Nael, Fantasy Fiesta 2011: Antologi Cerita Fantasi Terbaik 2011

Victoria Vilchez
“Soy Hugo, vengo aquí semana tras semana por dos motivos: me encanta el café que sirven y adoro observarte mientras te quemas la lengua con el chocolate.”
Victoria Vilchez, Todos tus recuerdos

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