Wadsworth: "To make a long story short..."
Colonel Mustard: "Too late."
"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, Calvin and Hobbes
"Long story short, you have a magical evening. Short Story Long? Anything by Dickens."
"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 Friedrich Schiller