[PW] ? Quotes from Famous Short Stories (Quotation Query #792)

Carolyn Haley dcma at vermontel.net
Wed Jan 17 10:39:54 PST 2018


At 01:33 PM 1/17/2018, Fred Shapiro wrote:
>Quotation dictionaries don't usually include many quotations from 
>short stories, but I'm trying to do so in my upcoming revised 
>edition.  Can anyone point me to crucial or particularly memorable 
>quotes from any of these famous short stories:
>Anton Chekhov, "The Bet"
>Joyce Carol Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
>Raymond Carver, "Cathedral"
>
>Or, for that matter, I would welcome any suggestions of crucial or 
>particularly memorable quotes from other short stories as well.


What constitutes "famous"?

For instance, I've heard of these authors but not the stories. There 
might be stories I've read by famous authors that aren't considered 
among the classics cited as examples.

Can you suggest some parameters?

Thanks!

--CNH


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