What is short form?

Famous quotes containing the words form and/or short:

    Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know, than we are able to create a new sense. He whose fancy has conceived an idea of the most beautiful form must have composed it from actual existence.
    Henry Fuseli (1741–1825)

    Young man—Young man—Your arm’s too short to box with God.
    James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)