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

Lesley K klesleyk at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 15:07:20 PST 2018


I assume you already have "I would prefer not to" from 'Bartleby, the Scrivener'
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On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is a line from another story in Raymond Carver's "Cathedral"
> collection followed lines from two well-regarded science fiction
> stories.
>
> Year: 1983
> Short Story: A Small, Good Thing
> Collection: Cathedral
> Author: Raymond Carver
> Note: I haven't verified this with hardcopy. This quotation is in the
> 18th edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. In the original story
> I think the text is between quotation marks and "he said" is appended.
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> You have to eat and keep going. Eating is a small, good thing in a
> time like this.
> [End excerpt]
>
>
> Year: 1953
> Periodical: Star Science Fiction Stories No. 1
> Short Story: The Nine Billion Names of God
> Author: Arthur C. Clarke
> Note: I haven't verified this with hardcopy. This data is from Wikipedia.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_Billion_Names_of_God
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
> [End excerpt]
>
>
> Date: December 1948
> Short Story: Knock
> Author: Fredric Brown
> Periodical: Thrilling Wonder Stories
> Note: I haven't verified this with hardcopy. This data is from Wikipedia.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock_(short_story)
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door...
> [End excerpt]
>
> Garson
>
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 1:26 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> 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.
>>
>> Fred Shapiro
>>
>>
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