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"It's not 'Kafkaesque,' it's equal opportunity."
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"I do believe that story gets more 'n' more interesting every time I hear it, Mr. Van Winkle! Why, a natural born performer like yourself couldn't help but make a wonderful Father Christmas in this year's pageant!"
"Here comes an out-of-print collection of short stories."
"He'd make a wonderful main character for a short story, but I wouldn't put up with him for an entire novel."
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Machado de Assis
Guy de Maupassant
"When I die, I want to come back at anything except a book of short stories."
"Let's say you want to write an award-winning short story—you just push this key, here..."
"No, I'm not writing a short story. That's my password."
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'This is the voice mailbox of Rip Van Winkle. You have forty seven thousand two hundred and six messages...'
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"And now I will move myself to tears reading to you from my own short stories."
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Short story. Collected works. The Tolstoy gulp
"No - Einstein was the scientist. You're thinking of Einstein's Monster."
'Sir, I suggest we analyze our current cash flow situation in light of the obvious thematic parallels it has with several classic short stories!'
"Well, you certainly managed to spoil that party for just about everybody!"
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"It's really none of my business, Montresor, but are you sure you're going about this in the right way?"
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"Your heart rate's good, but it shouldn't be beating under the floor like that."
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There's less here than meets the eye.
"This place is famous for its short fiction about food."
"I think I have just the house for you, Mr. Usher."
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A Little Poem
The fall of Usher's house.
Express lane at the bookstore.
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