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

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Thu Jan 18 14:22:56 PST 2018

Garson asks about:

Year: September 1925.
Journal:  Weird Tales #24
Short Story: The Temple
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Note: Excerpt is from version at hplovecraft.com. Metadata is from
Wikipedia entry on "The Temple". This information must be
independently verified.

[Begin excerpt]
But he was unmoved, and cried: "If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods
pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous
[End excerpt]

Verified, just as you have it, on p.333 of the September 1925 WT, per
my copy of the Girasol Press exact facsimile of the issue.

Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 3:04 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here are two quotations from a famous short story by fantasy and SF
> writer Ursula K. Le Guin.
> Year: 1973
> Short Story: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
> Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
> Note: This information is unverified. This metadata is from Wikipedia.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ones_Who_Walk_Away_from_Omelas
> [Begin excerpt]
> We have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of
> considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is
> intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the
> artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible
> boredom of pain.
> [End excerpt]
> [Begin excerpt]
> The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to most of
> us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is
> possible it does not exist. But they seem to know where they are
> going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
> [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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