J.D. Salinger

A Quote by J.D. Salinger

People always think something is all true.

J.D. Salinger

Source: The Catcher in the Rye

Contributed by: Novelity

A Quote by J.D. Salinger

"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 he wants to live humbly for one".

J.D. Salinger

Source: The Catcher in the Rye

Contributed by: Yesica

A Quote by J.D. Salinger

Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all.  Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me.  And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff.  What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them.  That's all I do all day.  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.

J.D. Salinger

Source: Catcher In The Rye

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by J.D. Salinger

Oh, God, if I am anything by a clinical name, I'm a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

J.D. Salinger

Source: Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction

Contributed by: smarmalicious

A Quote by J.D. Salinger on automobiles, god, horses, people, thinking, and worry

Take most people, they are crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, they are always talking about have many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that is even newer. I do not even like old cars. . . . I'd rather have a horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.

J.D. Salinger

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by J.D. Salinger on death, hell, hope, justice, and people

Boy, when you are dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you are dead? Nobody.

J.D. Salinger

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by J.D. Salinger on kindness, parenthood, and truth

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

J.D. Salinger

Source: opening line of The Catcher in the Rye

Contributed by: Zaady

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