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Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

You take a girl when she really gets passionate, she just hasn't any brains. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

Oh, I don't know. That digression business got on my nerves. I don't know. The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. It's more interesting and all. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I hate saying corny things like "traveling incognito." But when I'm with somebody that's corny, I always act corny too. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I always pick a gorgeous time to fall over a suitcase or something. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By 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

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By Lily Koppel

Royal Young's memoir is about a dreamer, set in the post- apocalyptic celebrity world of today, and Young, who grew up in New York - like Holden Caulfield if he wanted to be famous - is looking for adventure and action and becomes entangled in all sorts of romantic and sordid relationships. He points out the perplexing tragedy (and good fortune, I think) of what it means to be talented and rebellious, but not a celebrity. — Lily Koppel

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I'm aware that many of my friends will be saddened and shocked, or shock-saddened, over some of the chapters in 'The Catcher in the Rye.' Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all my best friends are children. It's almost unbearable for me to realize that my book will be kept on a shelf, out of their reach. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I think that one of these days," he said, "you're going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you've got to start going there. But immediately. You can't afford to lose a minute. Not you. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

Some guys spend days looking for something they lost. I never seem to have anything that if I lost it I'd care too much. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

People with red hair are supposed to get mad very easily, ... ,and he had very red hair. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I was surrounded by phonies ... They were coming in the goddam window. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By 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

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I'd be the catcher in the rye and all. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

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'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By 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

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

That's the whole trouble. When you're feeling very depressed, you can't even think. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

Don't tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody."

- Holden Caulfield
The Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By Ursula K. Le Guin

Contrast J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. The author adopts the childish view of adults as inhumanly powerful and uncomprehending, and never goes beyond it; and so his novel, published for adults, is better appreciated by ten-year-olds. The — Ursula K. Le Guin

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

It may be the kind where, at the age of thirty, you sit in some bar hating everybody who comes in looking as if he might have played football in college. Then again, you may pick up just enough education to hate people who say, 'Its a secret between he and I.' Or you may end up in some business ofice, throwing paper clips at the nearest stenographer. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

The catcher in the rye ... that's all I really want to be ... — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

Lawyers are alright, I guess - but it doesn't appeal to me", I said. "I mean they're alright if they go around saving innocent guys' lives all the time, and like that, but you don't do that kind of stuff if you're a lawyer. All you do is make a lot of dough and play golf and play bridge and buy cars and drink Martinis and look like a hot-shot. And besides, even if you did go around saving guys' lives and all, how would you know if you did it because you really wanted to save guys' lives, or because you did it because what you really wanted to do was be a terrific lawyer, with everybody slapping you on the back and congratulating you in court when the goddam trial was over, the reporters and everybody, the way it is in the dirty movies? How would you know you weren't being a phony? The trouble is you wouldn't. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

New York is terrible when somebody laughs on the street very late at night. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By Shane Salerno

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 The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I don't give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age. Sometimes I act a lot older than I am - I really do - but people never notice it. People never notice anything. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By The New York Times

[On The Catcher in the Rye] "This Salinger, he's a short story guy. And he knows how to write about kids. This book though, it's too long. Gets kind of monotonous. And he should've cut out a lot about these jerks and all that crumby school. They depress me. - James Stern — The New York Times

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I mean if thousands of little kids are running and they do not look where they are going, I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day, I just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but this is the only thing that I really like to do! — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I thought it was, "If a body catch a body," Anyway, i keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and no ones around - nobody big I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of this 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 are going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know its crazy, but that the only thing I's really like to be. I know its crazy. — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all ... 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 — J.D. Salinger

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes 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

Salinger The Catcher In The Rye Quotes By J.D. Salinger

How'd she happen to mention me? Does she do to B.M. now? She said she might go there. she said she might go to Shipley, too. I thought she went to Shipley. how'd she happen to mention me?"
- Personally after reading chapters 1-5 and learning about Jane and Holden's relationship as friends or just to people you can tell that obviously he does truly care about this girl. To make situations between Holden and Stradlater I see jealousy come with in the mix when a date between "Strad" and jane come up to holden during one of there normal horsing around moods — J.D. Salinger