Quotes of 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

“ Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell. ”

- J. D. Salinger

“ I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. ”

- J. D. Salinger

“ I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. ”

- 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

“ Were most of your stars out? Were you busy writing your heart out? ”

- J. D. Salinger
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