Appreciating short stories

"I ought to have realised the tenderness underlying her silly pretensions." | The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Ramadan 2017: Moon Boots for the Brain

"I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room." | Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer