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Short Stories Quotes: "Now and then I am asked as to ‘what books a statesman should read, ’ and my answer is, poetry and novels – including short stories under the head of novels."

Now and then I am asked as to ‘what books a statesman should read, ’ and my answer is, poetry and novels – including short stories under the head of novels.




Short Stories Quotes: "I live in a house over there on the Island, and in that house there is a man waiting for me. When he drove up at the door I drove out of the dock because he says I’m his ideal."

I live in a house over there on the Island, and in that house there is a man waiting for me. When he drove up at the door I drove out of the dock because he says I’m his ideal.



Short Stories Quotes: "I heaved into being, came out of the stone, the bricks, and other elements, and took form. (Dark City Lights)"

I heaved into being, came out of the stone, the bricks, and other elements, and took form. (Dark City Lights)



Short Stories Quotes: "Patriotism is a kind of religion"

Patriotism is a kind of religion




Short Stories Quotes: "You were just a young girl not wanting to let on that death could happen to one who hadn't even lived yet."

You were just a young girl not wanting to let on that death could happen to one who hadn't even lived yet.



Short Stories Quotes: "Flora went to the cinema every day that week. She saw the same movie each day, and wore the same dress."

Flora went to the cinema every day that week. She saw the same movie each day, and wore the same dress.



Short Stories Quotes: "I just want to always be here. In this place. Right here, right now."

I just want to always be here. In this place. Right here, right now.




Short Stories Quotes: "The city was a hive from this height, the people and the yellow cabs moving about in the street below like pre-programmed insects. (Dark City Lights)"

The city was a hive from this height, the people and the yellow cabs moving about in the street below like pre-programmed insects. (Dark City Lights)



Short Stories Quotes: "A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it."

A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.



Short Stories Quotes: "I am content when writing short stories."

I am content when writing short stories.



Short Stories Quotes: "The task ahead of you is never as great as the power within you."

The task ahead of you is never as great as the power within you.



Short Stories Quotes: "So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence."

So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence.




Short Stories Quotes: "Why is it so hard? It's hard because it matters, I think."

Why is it so hard? It's hard because it matters, I think.



Short Stories Quotes: "It was as if my sould had left my body, floated up to the ceiling, and was watching me destroy my own career with one deliberately assaultive punch. (Dark City Lights)"

It was as if my sould had left my body, floated up to the ceiling, and was watching me destroy my own career with one deliberately assaultive punch. (Dark City Lights)



Short Stories Quotes: "It may well be that there will be this socialism, Juliana, ’ she said, ‘but I can tell you right now that no amount of socialism will make my madam was her own underwear.’ - ‘Aunt Juliana’s Indian"

It may well be that there will be this socialism, Juliana, ’ she said, ‘but I can tell you right now that no amount of socialism will make my madam was her own underwear.’ - ‘Aunt Juliana’s Indian




Short Stories Quotes: "You are in love with my husband. You need some acting lessons to learn to hide it better."

You are in love with my husband. You need some acting lessons to learn to hide it better.



Short Stories Quotes: "Sometimes I help him out and sometimes he helps me out, and sometimes he tries to push me through the wall. (Dark City Lights)"

Sometimes I help him out and sometimes he helps me out, and sometimes he tries to push me through the wall. (Dark City Lights)



Short Stories Quotes: "Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man back home is talking, you better listen closely."

Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man back home is talking, you better listen closely.



Short Stories Quotes: "He had to die someday too. He might do it on sheets with a six-hundred-plus thread count, but he'd die just the same. Death wouldn't forget about him."

He had to die someday too. He might do it on sheets with a six-hundred-plus thread count, but he'd die just the same. Death wouldn't forget about him.



Short Stories Quotes: "Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man from back home is talking, you better listen closely. (Dark City Lights)"

Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man from back home is talking, you better listen closely. (Dark City Lights)



Short Stories Quotes: "A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong."

A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.



Short Stories Quotes: "A New York plate that said you die. (Dark City Lights)"

A New York plate that said you die. (Dark City Lights)



Short Stories Quotes: "The first thing you lose when you die is your motor skills."

The first thing you lose when you die is your motor skills.



Short Stories Quotes: "That woman must have been a husky in a previous life."

That woman must have been a husky in a previous life.



Short Stories Quotes: "One evening, after a particularly terrible row, the prince smashed his princess over the head with an old wooden clock and she tumbled to the floor, dead."

One evening, after a particularly terrible row, the prince smashed his princess over the head with an old wooden clock and she tumbled to the floor, dead.




Short Stories Quotes: "Remove the computer chipslodged in your brain before they convince youthat you’ve gone insane…Take a bite out of realityinstead of becominga reality byte."

Remove the computer chipslodged in your brain before they convince youthat you’ve gone insane…Take a bite out of realityinstead of becominga reality byte.



Short Stories Quotes: "The only man she ever loved. And hated."

The only man she ever loved. And hated.



Short Stories Quotes: "I'd started calling my parents but only when I knew they wouldn't be home."

I'd started calling my parents but only when I knew they wouldn't be home.



Short Stories Quotes: "I’ll give you one chance to run, but may your shoulder always whisper in your ear…“It’s best to watch out for men, like me."

I’ll give you one chance to run, but may your shoulder always whisper in your ear…“It’s best to watch out for men, like me.



Short Stories Quotes: "When well told, a story captured the subtle movement of change. If a novel was a map of a country, a story was the bright silver pin that marked the crossroads."

When well told, a story captured the subtle movement of change. If a novel was a map of a country, a story was the bright silver pin that marked the crossroads.



Short Stories Quotes: "All that sweetness makes me feel weird. My sister was never the loving type."

All that sweetness makes me feel weird. My sister was never the loving type.



Short Stories Quotes: "A shrink and a patient in a love-hate relationship. Who is REALLY the boss?"

A shrink and a patient in a love-hate relationship. Who is REALLY the boss?



Short Stories Quotes: "I have this uncanny knack of falling for the most irrelevant men, my love story would be comprising of short stories."

I have this uncanny knack of falling for the most irrelevant men, my love story would be comprising of short stories.




Short Stories Quotes: "If the world explore all my dark fantasy, will change for the better”."

If the world explore all my dark fantasy, will change for the better”.



Short Stories Quotes: "Somebody will beat both [contents and price] sooner or later because that is good old Free Enterprise, where the consumer benefits from battles between jolly green giants."

Somebody will beat both [contents and price] sooner or later because that is good old Free Enterprise, where the consumer benefits from battles between jolly green giants.



Short Stories Quotes: "Just like life, it was over much too soon. And just like life, there weren't any answers. But like that one-in-an-eight-million great New York moment, I didn't need one. (Dark City Lights)"

Just like life, it was over much too soon. And just like life, there weren't any answers. But like that one-in-an-eight-million great New York moment, I didn't need one. (Dark City Lights)



Short Stories Quotes: "What we are about to have here is a holy water smack down!"

What we are about to have here is a holy water smack down!



Short Stories Quotes: "One day, I decided to be an island. I took off my clothes and walked into the sea, then floated there, bobbing along with the tide, suspended by my inflatable tube and water wings."

One day, I decided to be an island. I took off my clothes and walked into the sea, then floated there, bobbing along with the tide, suspended by my inflatable tube and water wings.



Short Stories Quotes: "I remember clearly the afternoon that she stood at the corner beside the door of the tourist centre in Gdansk."

I remember clearly the afternoon that she stood at the corner beside the door of the tourist centre in Gdansk.



Short Stories Quotes: "She's as old as the hills, evil as a snake, all malevolence and magic and death."

She's as old as the hills, evil as a snake, all malevolence and magic and death.



Short Stories Quotes: "But I want to assure you, if it’s your last day on earth, even after 2, 000 years, I strongly suggest you go for the Versace leaf halter dress."

But I want to assure you, if it’s your last day on earth, even after 2, 000 years, I strongly suggest you go for the Versace leaf halter dress.



Short Stories Quotes: "As the wind continued to howl and groan through her decaying body, she began to sing her story."

As the wind continued to howl and groan through her decaying body, she began to sing her story.



Short Stories Quotes: "Dear family, I am drafting a new laundry protocol for better and more considerate usage of the washing machine"

Dear family, I am drafting a new laundry protocol for better and more considerate usage of the washing machine



Short Stories Quotes: "Rebecca woke up with her knees hurting and her fingers ice-cold, and the specifics of her life returned to her as the dream disappeared: weekend, hotel room, Baguio, memory, memory, memory."

Rebecca woke up with her knees hurting and her fingers ice-cold, and the specifics of her life returned to her as the dream disappeared: weekend, hotel room, Baguio, memory, memory, memory.



Short Stories Quotes: "Any moment now, I thought, he was going to wake up. Any moment."

Any moment now, I thought, he was going to wake up. Any moment.



Short Stories Quotes: "She had a new secret, the strenght of the moon, looking at her"

She had a new secret, the strenght of the moon, looking at her