J.D. Salinger

“What happened was, I got the idea in my head — and I could not get it out that college was just one more dopey, inane place in the world dedicated to piling up treasure on earth and everything. I mean treasure is treasare, for heaven's sake. What's the difference whether the treasure is money, property, of even culsure, or even just pain knowledge? It all seems exactly the same thing to me, if you take off the wrapping — and it still does! Sometimes I think that knowledge — when it's knowledge for knowledge's sake, anyway — is the worst of all. The least excusable, certainly.”

J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
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