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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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it was amazing
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J.D. Salinger
“It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
“It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
“If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late?”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused
“Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
“People never notice anything.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
“All morons hate it when you call them a moron.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
“When I really worry about something, I don’t just fool around. I even have to go to the bathroom when I worry about something. Only, I don’t go. I’m too worried to go. I don’t want to interrupt my worrying to go. ”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
“In my mind, I'm probably the biggest sex maniac you ever saw.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
tags: humor

J.D. Salinger
“I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
tags: love

J.D. Salinger
“Sex is something I really don't understand too hot. You never know where the hell you are. I keep making up these sex rules for myself, and then I break them right away. Last year I made a rule that I was going to quite horsing around with girls that, deep down, gave me a pain in the ass. I broke it, though, the same week I made it - the same night, as a matter of fact. I spent the whole night necking with a terrible phony named Anne Louise Sherman. Sex is something I just don't understand. I swear to God I don't.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye/Franny and Zooey/Nine Stories/Raise High the Roof Beam


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