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

John Henderson jrhenderson9 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 13:31:30 PST 2018

>From "Cathedral," I'd suggest a sentence or two from the first paragraph:

And his being blind bothered me. My idea of blindness came from the
movies. In the movies, the blind moved slowly and never laughed.
Sometimes they were led by seeing-eye dogs. A blind man in my house
was not something I looked forward to.

John Henderson
Ithaca College Library

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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