Henri Matisse
“When I put a green, it is not grass. When I put a blue, it is not the sky.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
“Now the sun was slanting in at one side, so that the shadows were where they ought to be. Again he fell into that strange mood of speculation that was so foreign to him. If faces were different when lit from above or below—what was a face? What was anything?”

Do you have any more links to wonderful short stories? :)

— conviction-s
I sure do, always do, ever do, & here they be, stories of excellence online & free: 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes
John Steinbeck, Flight
Agatha Christie, Double Sin and Other Stories
Samuel Beckett, Lessness
Vladimir Nabokov, The Aurelian
Maxim Gorky, Twenty-six Men and a Girl
George Santayana
“The earth has music for those who listen.”
Thomas Hardy
“It was part of his nature to extenuate nothing and live on as one of his own worst accusers.”
Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native
“Persons with any weight of character carry, like planets, their atmospheres along with them in their orbits.”
Carlos Castañeda 
“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
Thomas Hardy
“You will never realize that an incident which filled but a degree in the circle of your thoughts covered the whole circumference of mine. No person can see exactly what and where another’s horizon is.”
Flannery O’Connor
“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there… Where is there a place for you to be? No place… Nothing outside you can give you any place… In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.”

A small bunch of free-online short stories for you on a gorgeous Sunday:

Ambrose Bierce, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Mark Twain, What Stumped the Bluejays

Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace

Ray Bradbury, There Will Come Soft Rains

Yasunari Kawabata, The Pomegranate 

Gore Vidal 
“Nothing human is finally calculable; even to ourselves we are strange.”
Winston Churchill
“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”
Ernest Hemingway, Winner Take Nothing
“I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.”
Septim themes