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Short Story Quotes: "A writer gets to live yet another life every time she creates a new story."

A writer gets to live yet another life every time she creates a new story.




Short Story Quotes: "Writing a story is like going on a date—you will spoil it if you aren't living in the moment."

Writing a story is like going on a date—you will spoil it if you aren't living in the moment.



Short Story Quotes: "Tell a story in lesser and simpler words."

Tell a story in lesser and simpler words.



Short Story Quotes: "Don’t break the rules when you haven’t fully figured them out yet."

Don’t break the rules when you haven’t fully figured them out yet.




Short Story Quotes: "I have before suggested that a genuine blackguard is never without a pocket-handkerchief."

I have before suggested that a genuine blackguard is never without a pocket-handkerchief.



Short Story Quotes: "Dreams are good at playing with your memory. They love leaving no trace behind and hate to show up once again in the morning."

Dreams are good at playing with your memory. They love leaving no trace behind and hate to show up once again in the morning.



Short Story Quotes: "The good writing ideas don’t have to be about political turmoil, mass killings, capitalism, racism, injustice, etc. Find that one idea that has deep roots in your heart."

The good writing ideas don’t have to be about political turmoil, mass killings, capitalism, racism, injustice, etc. Find that one idea that has deep roots in your heart.




Short Story Quotes: "Create a world in front of your readers where they can taste, smell, touch, hear, see, and move. Else they are likely going to move on to another book."

Create a world in front of your readers where they can taste, smell, touch, hear, see, and move. Else they are likely going to move on to another book.



Short Story Quotes: "A writer can do without food for a few hours, but not without the sight of books."

A writer can do without food for a few hours, but not without the sight of books.



Short Story Quotes: "The heart's the trouble. It knows the monster but remembers the love."

The heart's the trouble. It knows the monster but remembers the love.



Short Story Quotes: "Turn those deep feelings and obsessions of your heart into captivating pieces of literature."

Turn those deep feelings and obsessions of your heart into captivating pieces of literature.



Short Story Quotes: "Ideas either age like fine wine or rot like potatoes over time."

Ideas either age like fine wine or rot like potatoes over time.




Short Story Quotes: "If you are a singer, you must sing. If you are a dancer, you must dance. If you are a writer, you must write. Don’t suffocate your heart."

If you are a singer, you must sing. If you are a dancer, you must dance. If you are a writer, you must write. Don’t suffocate your heart.



Short Story Quotes: "As you become a better writer, the writing becomes more difficult. You toil harder to tell a story in a lesser number of words."

As you become a better writer, the writing becomes more difficult. You toil harder to tell a story in a lesser number of words.



Short Story Quotes: "Don’t interrupt when your characters take a flight of their own."

Don’t interrupt when your characters take a flight of their own.



Short Story Quotes: "Cliches are the viruses that infect your writing with diseases."

Cliches are the viruses that infect your writing with diseases.



Short Story Quotes: "What we often take to be the new is simply the old under some novel form."

What we often take to be the new is simply the old under some novel form.



Short Story Quotes: "If you think there is no time to write now, there would never be."

If you think there is no time to write now, there would never be.



Short Story Quotes: "We leave such a trail of bodies through our teens and twenties that it's hard to tell which one is us. How many versions do we abandon over the years"

We leave such a trail of bodies through our teens and twenties that it's hard to tell which one is us. How many versions do we abandon over the years



Short Story Quotes: "Let us be vulgar and have some fun, let us invite the President."

Let us be vulgar and have some fun, let us invite the President.



Short Story Quotes: "But I MUST say what I feel and think in some way — it is such a relief! But the effort is getting to be greater than the relief."

But I MUST say what I feel and think in some way — it is such a relief! But the effort is getting to be greater than the relief.



Short Story Quotes: "If certain aspect needs to be inconsistent, it must better be consistently inconsistent throughout the story."

If certain aspect needs to be inconsistent, it must better be consistently inconsistent throughout the story.




Short Story Quotes: "And just as I'm about to lay on the Yi-Wang-Smooth, I see Lay #1 and Lay #3 show up to our table and take the two empty seats nearby. From: "My Worst Valentine's Day.Ever: a Short Story"

And just as I'm about to lay on the Yi-Wang-Smooth, I see Lay #1 and Lay #3 show up to our table and take the two empty seats nearby. From: "My Worst Valentine's Day.Ever: a Short Story



Short Story Quotes: "Like a driver who has lost control of his vechicle, I was bracing for the impending crash."From: "My Worst Valentine's Day.Ever: a Short Story"

Like a driver who has lost control of his vechicle, I was bracing for the impending crash."From: "My Worst Valentine's Day.Ever: a Short Story



Short Story Quotes: "I wait, you play. You speak, I cave. I promise, you break. You game me, daily, you play me."

I wait, you play. You speak, I cave. I promise, you break. You game me, daily, you play me.



Short Story Quotes: "Junk?” Gram gasped. “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, you know.”“Yeah, well, maybe it’s time to let another man have it, you think?” he teased. ~ "The Mirror"

Junk?” Gram gasped. “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, you know.”“Yeah, well, maybe it’s time to let another man have it, you think?” he teased. ~ "The Mirror



Short Story Quotes: "In her hand was a necklace with a small oval pendant, a half of a locket engraved with one of the same symbols from the mirror frame—what Quinn saw as rolling waves. ~ "The Mirror"

In her hand was a necklace with a small oval pendant, a half of a locket engraved with one of the same symbols from the mirror frame—what Quinn saw as rolling waves. ~ "The Mirror



Short Story Quotes: "Be a good reader first, if you wish to become a good writer."

Be a good reader first, if you wish to become a good writer.



Short Story Quotes: "There was something vaguely sad about the rock. It was as old as it looked, standing weathered and lonely amidst the stretch of sand, and its thoughts were quiet as it listened to the waves."

There was something vaguely sad about the rock. It was as old as it looked, standing weathered and lonely amidst the stretch of sand, and its thoughts were quiet as it listened to the waves.



Short Story Quotes: "Our aim is to make the world more beautiful than it was when we came into it. It can be done. You can do it--love yourself"

Our aim is to make the world more beautiful than it was when we came into it. It can be done. You can do it--love yourself



Short Story Quotes: "Shaw Centre has restaurants on the fourth floor, where the ACS boy can pull chairs out for her. Girls love this because no one else does it for them, especially not those sotong RI boys."

Shaw Centre has restaurants on the fourth floor, where the ACS boy can pull chairs out for her. Girls love this because no one else does it for them, especially not those sotong RI boys.



Short Story Quotes: "I knew a girl and she felt like art.Sometimes colorful, sometimes dull, Sometimes with bright, hopeful eyes, Sometimes only black and white, But she was always a piece of exquisite art."

I knew a girl and she felt like art.Sometimes colorful, sometimes dull, Sometimes with bright, hopeful eyes, Sometimes only black and white, But she was always a piece of exquisite art.



Short Story Quotes: "She was the curator of her marriage, collector of swift quotes and unremarked-upon sensations."

She was the curator of her marriage, collector of swift quotes and unremarked-upon sensations.



Short Story Quotes: "Don't forget to wind the restricted clock and put the confidential cat out."

Don't forget to wind the restricted clock and put the confidential cat out.



Short Story Quotes: "She had an emptiness in her eyes like a ghost tired of haunting."

She had an emptiness in her eyes like a ghost tired of haunting.



Short Story Quotes: "He had had no experience in asking for a job with a big organization, and Mr. Dilling was making him aware of what a fine art it was--if you couldn't run a machine. A duel was under way."

He had had no experience in asking for a job with a big organization, and Mr. Dilling was making him aware of what a fine art it was--if you couldn't run a machine. A duel was under way.



Short Story Quotes: "Well why don't you lean over this counter a little more and give me your best kiss, and then I'll tell you if I want you to take me out to dinner."

Well why don't you lean over this counter a little more and give me your best kiss, and then I'll tell you if I want you to take me out to dinner.



Short Story Quotes: "You are the only thing I've ever needed. The only treasure that matters.- Seamus Tierney"

You are the only thing I've ever needed. The only treasure that matters.- Seamus Tierney



Short Story Quotes: "Without pride, man becomes a parasite – and there are already too many parasites."

Without pride, man becomes a parasite – and there are already too many parasites.



Short Story Quotes: "Shame comes in different doses."

Shame comes in different doses.



Short Story Quotes: "You sit beside the sorcerer, your love, and unzip your ribs. Tucked under your heart is a small oak box, plain and unvarnished. You offer it to the sorcerer. 'I brought this for you."

You sit beside the sorcerer, your love, and unzip your ribs. Tucked under your heart is a small oak box, plain and unvarnished. You offer it to the sorcerer. 'I brought this for you.



Short Story Quotes: "It’s late and most of the clerks are at home in their beds, dreaming of swimming in pools filled with real money."

It’s late and most of the clerks are at home in their beds, dreaming of swimming in pools filled with real money.



Short Story Quotes: "Gerard turned away and ignored the cruelty of the meerkats, tore it from his mind. Lucretia needed a heart."

Gerard turned away and ignored the cruelty of the meerkats, tore it from his mind. Lucretia needed a heart.



Short Story 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 Story Quotes: "Don’t mock my suggestions, Ridley – one day in the near future, they might just save your life.” Maxwell D. Kalist."

Don’t mock my suggestions, Ridley – one day in the near future, they might just save your life.” Maxwell D. Kalist.



Short Story Quotes: "Seed becomes tree, son becomes stranger."

Seed becomes tree, son becomes stranger.



Short Story 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 Story Quotes: "Only men with intelligence, confidence and absolutely no empathy at all can progress upstairs."

Only men with intelligence, confidence and absolutely no empathy at all can progress upstairs.