The quote is from a guy named Bruce Holland Rogers; he writes/writes about Flash Fiction, my new best friend. It, not Bruce. Whom I don't know.
I tend to write the duck-pond story; I like my passengers to see the pretty sentences I've written and that now decorate the margins of the water. But sometimes I like to read the Tower of Terror tales -- fast, cheap and out of control.
As a writing hint, I like the quote quite a bit: which ride is your story?