Teddy Quotes

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J.D. Salinger
“Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories

J.D. Salinger
“I mean they don't seem able to love us just the way we are. They don't seem able to love us unless they can keep changing us a little bit. They love their reasons for loving us almost as much as they love us, and most of the time more.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories

J.D. Salinger
“If I were God, I certainly wouldn't want people to love me sentimentally. It's too unreliable.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories

Gayle Forman
“I know that all the magic kisses in the world probably couldn't have helped him today. But I would do anything to have been able to give him one.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Kristin Cashore
“Only a person with the true heart of a dictionary-writer would be lying in bed, three days after being stabbed in the gut, worrying about his P's.”
Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

J.D. Salinger
“You asked me how to get out of the finite dimensions when I feel like it. I certainly don't use logic when I do it. Logic's the first thing you have to get rid of.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories

J.D. Salinger
“They love their reasons for loving us almost as much as they love us, and most of the time more. It's not so good, that way.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
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J.D. Salinger
“You know that apple Adam ate in the Garden of Eden, referred to in the Bible?' he asked. 'You know what was in that apple? Logic. Logic and intellectual stuff. That was all that was in it. So—this is my point—what you have to do is vomit it up if you want to see things as they really are....'

The trouble is,' Teddy said, 'most people don't want to see things the way they are. They don't even want to stop getting born and dying all the time, instead of stopping and staying with God, where it's really nice.' He reflected. 'I never saw such a bunch of apple-eaters,' he said. He shook his head.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
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J.D. Salinger
“I mean it's very hard to meditate and live a spiritual life in America. People think you're a freak if you try to.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
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J.D. Salinger
“But doctors talk about cells as if they had such unlimited importance all by themselves. As if they didn't really belong to the person that has them." Teddy brushed back his hair from his forehead with one hand. "I grew my own body," he said. "Nobody else did it for me. So if I grew it, I must have known how to grow it. Unconsciously, at least. I may have lost the conscious knowledge of how to grow it sometime in the last few hundred thousand years, but the knowledge is still there, because—obviously—I've used it.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
tags: teddy

J.D. Salinger
“You know Sven? The man who takes care of the gym?' he asked. He waited till he got a nod from Nicholson. 'Well, if Sven dreamed tonight that his dog died, he'd have a very, very bad night's sleep, because he's very fond of that dog. But when he woke up in the morning, everything would be all right. He'd know it was only a dream.'

Nicholson nodded. 'What's the point exactly?'

The point is if his dog really died, it would be exactly the same thing. Only he wouldn't know it. I mean he wouldn't wake up till he died himself.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories

J.D. Salinger
“I've never seen such a bunch of apple-eaters.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories

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

Edmund Morris
“Yet there was no doubt that Theodore Roosevelt was peculiarly qualified to be President of all the people. Few, if any Americans could match the breadth of his intellect and the strength of his character. A random survey of his achievements might show him mastering German, French, and the contrasted dialects of Harvard and Dakota Territory; assembling fossil skeletons with paleontological skill; fighting for an amateur boxing championship; transcribing birdsong into a private system of phonetics; chasing boat thieves with a star on his breast and Tolstoy in his pocket; founding a finance club, a stockmen's association, and a hunting-conservation society; reading some twenty thousand books and writing fifteen of his own; climbing the Matterhorn; promulgating a flying machine; and becoming a world authority on North American game mammals. If the sum of all these facets of experience added up to more than a geometric whole - implying excess construction somewhere, planes piling upon planes - then only he, presumably, could view the polygon entire.”
Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex

J.D. Salinger
“You're just being logical...You're just giving me a regular, intelligent answer. I was trying to help you. You asked me how I get out of the finite dimensions when I feel like it. I certainly don't use logic when I do it. Logic's the first thing you have to get rid of.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
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J.D. Salinger
“Nothing in the voice of the cicada intimates how soon it will die.”
J.D. Salinger, Teddy

Louisa May Alcott
“When Laurie said 'Good-by', he whispered significantly, "It won't do a bit of good, Jo. My eye is on you; so mind what you do, or I'll come and bring you home.”
Louisa May Alcott, Good Wives

J.D. Salinger
“He was little more than halfway down the staircase when he heard an all-piercing, sustained scream--clearly coming from a small, female child. It was highly acoustical, as though it were reverberating within four tiled walls.”
SALINGER J. D.
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Vikrmn
“I need you forever, for you are my teddy.”
Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

Vikrmn
“TEDDY DAY POEM:
A bear hug for you,
and I would make you forget your sorrows!
I’ll be there with you forever,
in your today and all tomorrows!!
..
The moment I am not there..
Close your eyes and you'll see me..
You're there in my heart,
and yours, I always would be;
so just be fine!
..
O girl, O girl, O.. O.. girl.. you be mine..
You're my buddy and I am your teddy..
O sweety, you be my.. Valentine.
..
Just be mine.. O O.. be my Valentine!!!”
Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

J.D. Salinger
“I guess, even before that, I'd get them to empty out everything their parents and everybody ever told them. I mean even if their parents just told them an elephant's big, I'd make them empty that out. An elephant's only big when it's next to something else--a dog or a lady, for example." "I wouldn't even tell them an elephant has a trunk. I might show them an elephant, if I had one handy, but I'd let them just walk up to the elephant not knowing anything more about it than the elephant knew about them. The same thing with grass, and other things. I wouldn't even tell them grass is green. Colors are only names. I mean if you tell them the grass is green, it makes them start expecting the grass to look a certain way--your way--instead of some other way that may be just as good, and may be much better . . . I don't know. I'd just make them vomit up every bit of the apple their parents and everybody made them take a bite out of.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
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J.D. Salinger
“Do you have any emotions?"
"If I do, I don't remember when I ever used them. I don't see what they're good for.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
tags: teddy

Maxine Clark
“I never met a teddy I didn't like.”
Maxine Clark, The Build-A-Bear Workshop Furry Friends Hall of Fame: The Official Collector's Guide