->'''Wadsworth:''' ''"To make a long story short..."''\\
'''Colonel Mustard:''' ''"Too late."''
-->-- ''Film/{{Clue}}''

->''"As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway."''
-->-- '''Calvin''', ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''

->''"Long story short, you have a magical evening. ShortStoryLong? [[TakeThat Anything by]] [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickens]]."''
-->-- ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''

->''"Was ist der langen Rede kurzer Sinn?"'' ("What is the long oration's short meaning?")
-->-- '''Questenberg''' responding to Buttler's long speech in ''Wallenstein'' by [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Friedrich Schiller]]