Odd, I have now a mania for shortness. Whenever I read my own or other people's works it all seems to me not short enough.

— Anton Chekhov, as quoted in a moderately-long New Yorker essay and with slight variations in many other places, but without specific attribution to its source or translator ...

(cf. ExtractTraction (2002-10-21), ...) - ^z - 2013-01-16