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Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
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These short stories are vast structures existing mostly in the subconscious of our cultural history. They will live with the reader long after the words have been translated into ideas and dreams. That’s because a good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our prejudices and our beliefs. A good short story asks a question that can’t be answered in simple terms. And even if we come up with some understanding, years later, while glancing out of a window, the story still has the potential to return, to alter right there in our mind and change everything  (Short Story Quotes) Every day, a piece of music, a short story, or a poem dies because its existence is no longer justified in our time. And things that were once considered immortal have become mortal again, no one knows them anymore. Even though they deserve to survive  (Short Story Quotes) If you do not have an alert and curious interest in character and dramatic situation, if you have no visual imagination and are unable to distinguish between honest emotional reactions and sentimental approaches to life, you will never write a competent short story  (Short Story Quotes) The writing process for a short story feels more like field geology, where you keep turning the thing over and over, noting its qualities in detail, hammering at it, putting it near flame, pouring different acids on it, and then finally you figure out what it is, or you just give up and mount it on a ring and have an awkward chunky piece of jewelry that seems weirdly dominating but that you for some reason like. I could be wrong about field geology here  (Short Story Quotes) Short stories consume you faster. They’re connected to brevity. With the short story, you are up against mortality. I know how tough they are as a form, but they’re also a total joy  (Short Story Quotes) The great thing about a short story is that it doesn’t have to trawl through someone’s whole life; it can come in glancingly from the side  (Short Story Quotes) Writing a short story is like having a short intense affair, whereas writing a novel is like a long rich marriage  (Short Story Quotes) The short story, I should point out, is perforce a labor of love in today’s literary world; there’s precious little economic incentive to write one  (Short Story Quotes) The short story form allows evocation, suggestion, implication. Its potency often lies in what it does not say  (Short Story Quotes) I pretty much drink a cup of coffee, write in my journal for a while, and then sit at a computer in my office and torture the keys. My one saving grace as a writer is that, if I’m having trouble with the novel I’m writing, I write something else, a poem or a short story. I try to avoid writer’s block by always writing something  (Short Story Quotes) For the source of the short story is usually lyrical. And all writers speak from, and speak to, emotions eternally the same in all of us: love, pity, terror do not show favorites or leave any of us out  (Short Story Quotes) Once in 1919, when I was traveling at night by train, I wrote a short story. In the town where the train stopped, I took the story to the publisher of the newspaper who published the story  (Short Story Quotes) I’ve always been a little bit more of a novel reader than a short story reader. I think the first books that made me want to be a writer were novels  (Short Story Quotes) I wrote my first short story for a competition and won second prize. Another competition came up and I won first prize. The first story was published in a newspaper. The second went out on radio  (Short Story Quotes) You can write when you’re dyslexic, you just can’t read it. But I started writing short stories as a child and I found the short story format a real nice one. I love short stories and I love short documentaries or short films of any kind  (Short Story Quotes) It’s difficult to write a really good short story because it must be a complete and finished reflection of life with only a few words to use as tools. There isn’t time for bad writing in a short story  (Short Story Quotes) The short story... is the most democratic of all the arts; anyone may tell a story, and if it is an absorbing one someone will listen  (Short Story Quotes) I love the short story for being round, suggestive, insinuating, microcosmic. The story has both the inconvenience and the fascination of new beginnings  (Short Story Quotes) For me, the short story is the depth of a novel, the breadth of a poem, and, as you come to the last few paragraphs, the experience of surprise  (Short Story Quotes) Writing the short story is essentially an act of grace. It’s not a matter of will so much as trust. I try to let the story do some of the work for me. It knows what it wants to do, say, be. I try not to stand in its way  (Short Story Quotes) You know, I once read a short story about how much you could tell about people from their shoes. You could tell where they had been, what they did, whether they were real walkers  (Short Story Quotes) Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die, and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation  (Short Story Quotes) When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you. What I want is to have the reader come out just 6 percent more awake to the world  (Short Story Quotes) You become a different writer when you approach a short story. When things are not always having to represent other things, you find real human beings begin to cautiously appear on your pages  (Short Story Quotes) The cool thing about reading is that when you read a short story or you read something that takes your mind and expands where your thoughts can go, that’s powerful  (Short Story Quotes) A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film  (Short Story Quotes) Short stories are designed to deliver their impact in as few pages as possible. A tremendous amount is left out, and a good short story writer learns to include only the most essential information  (Short Story Quotes) When seriously explored, the short story seems to me the most difficult and disciplining form of prose writing extant. Whatever control and technique I may have I owe entirely to my training in this medium  (Short Story Quotes) I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing  (Short Story Quotes) I was free. Every day, when you’re on the run, is the whole of your life. Every free minute is a short story with a happy ending  (Short Story Quotes)
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