Just a few words can tell a story and make you feel.
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” — A story in six words, attributed to Ernest Hemingway, although there is no evidence proving he wrote it.
“Longed for him. Got him. Shit.” –Margaret Atwood
“Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.” –Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” –J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“…the only people that interest me are the mad ones – the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn like Roman candles across the night.” –Jack Kerouac, On the Road
“When I read obituaries I always note the age of the deceased. Automatically I relate this figure to my own age. Four years to go, I think. Nine more years. Two years and I’m dead. The power of numbers is never more evident than when we use them to speculate on the time of our dying.” –Don DeLillo, White Noise
“She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind.” ―Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
“People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem.” ―Jaime Gil de Biedma
How much can you do with a few words?