Salinger Quotes

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Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
“Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
J. D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger
“I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that is wants to live humbly for one.”
Wilhelm Stekel

J.D. Salinger
“That’s what I liked about those nuns. You could tell, for one thing, that they never went anywhere swanky for lunch. It mad me so damn sad when I thought about it, their never going anywhere swanky for lunch or anything. I knew it wasn’t too important, but it made me sad anyway.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
“After I go out this door, I may only exist in the minds of all my acquaintances…I may be an orange peel.”
J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger
“He once told Allie and I that if he'd had to shoot anybody, he wouldn't've known which direction to shoot in. He said the Army was practically as full of bastards as the Nazis were.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Brian Celio
“I'm just like any other person you can meet and greet on the street and like or not like. I'm not Holden or Humbert. You can really touch me! If you don't believe me, come to Aristod right now. Come hold and hump me!”
Brian Celio, Catapult Soul

J.D. Salinger
“I also say "Boy" a lot. Partly because I have a lousy vocabulary and partly because I act quite young for my age sometimes. I was sixteen then, and I'm seventeen now, and some times I act like I'm about thirteen. It's really ironical, because I'm six foot two and a half and I have gray hair.”
J. D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger
“Unfortunately, here as elsewhere on this touching planet, imitation is the watchword and prestige the highest ambition.”
J.D. Salinger, Hapworth 16, 1924

“DAVID SHIELDS: Salinger told Whit Burnett... that on D-Day he was carrying six chapters of 'The Catcher in the Rye', that he needed those pages with him not only as an amulet to help him survive but as a reason to survive.”
Shane Salerno, Salinger

J.D. Salinger
“I never really knew anything about friendship before I was in the Army. Did you Vince?"
"Not a thing. It's the best thing there is. Just About.”
J.D. Salinger, Last Day of the Last Furlough

J.D. Salinger
“Think about this truck. Make believe this is not the darkest, wettest, most miserable Army truck you have ever ridden in. This truck, you've got to tell yourself, is full of roses and blondes and vitamins. This here is a real pretty truck. This is a swell truck. You were lucky to get this job tonight. When you get back from the dance...Choose yo' pahtnuhs, folks!... you can write an immortal poem about this truck. This truck is a potential poem. You can call it, "Trucks I Have Rode In", or "War and Peace", or "This Sandwich Has No Mayonnaise." Keep it simple.”
J.D. Salinger, This Sandwich Has No Mayonnaise

J.D. Salinger
“Rudford lay on his back in the grass and watched great cotton clouds slip through the sky. Peculiarly, he shut his eyes when the sun was momentarily clouded out; opened them when the sun returned scarlet against his eyelids. The trouble was the world might end while his eyes where shut.
It did. His world, in any case.”
J.D. Salinger, Blue Melody

J.D. Salinger
“چیزی که دنبالش می‌گشتم یه جور احساس خدافظی بود. می‌خوام بگم از خیلی مدرسه‌ها و جاهای دیگه رفته‌م بی‌این‌که بدونم دارم واسه همیشه می‌رم. از این خیلی شاکی می‌شم. به درک که خدافظیش غم‌انگیز یا ناجوره ولی وقتی دارم از جایی می‌رم دوس دارم بدونم که دارم می‌رم. آدم اگه ندونه داره واسه همیشه از جایی می‌ره احساسش از خدافظی هم بدتره.”
J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger
“As much as anything else, it was a stare, not so paradoxically, of a privacy-lover who, once his privacy has been invaded, doesn't quite approve when the invader just gets up and leaves, one-two-three, like that.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

J.D. Salinger
“Madness
Quote #8
Ask me something else, Sybil," he said. "That's a fine bathing suit you have on. If there's one thing I like, it's a blue bathing suit."

Sybil stared at him, then looked down at her protruding stomach. "This is a yellow," she said. "This is a yellow."

"It is? Come a little closer." Sybil took a step forward. "You're absolutely right. What a fool I am.”
J.D. Salinger, A Perfect Day for Bananafish

J.D. Salinger
“Ask me something else, Sybil," he said. "That's a fine bathing suit you have on. If there's one thing I like, it's a blue bathing suit."

Sybil stared at him, then looked down at her protruding stomach. "This is a yellow," she said. "This is a yellow."

"It is? Come a little closer." Sybil took a step forward. "You're absolutely right. What a fool I am.”
J.D. Salinger, A Perfect Day for Bananafish

“Muita gente já tinha chegado de férias e acho que havia mais ou menos um milhão de garotas por ali, sentada ou em pé esperando os namorados… Era realmente uma paisagem interessante. De certo modo, também era meio deprimente, porque a gente ficava pensando o que ia acontecer com todas elas. Quer dizer, depois que terminassem o ginásio e a faculdade. A maioria ia provavelmente casar com uns bobalhões. Esses sujeitos que vivem dizendo quantos quilômetros fazem com um litro de gasolina. Sujeitos que ficam doentes de raiva, igualzinho a umas crianças, se perdem no golfe ou até mesmo num jogo besta como pingue-pongue. Sujeitos que são um bocado perversos. Sujeitos que nunca na vida abriram um livro. Sujeitos chatos pra burro.”
Jerome David Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye