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J.D. Salinger Quote: “Fortunately, I find that if a situation is funny or risible enough, I tend to bleed less profusely.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I don’t like it when it stings,′ he said. ‘Nobody does.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “A community of seriously hip observers is a scary and depressing thing.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I walked down the long, wet cobblestone hill into town. I ignored the flashes of lightning all around me. They either had your number on them or they didn’t.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “If you’re a poet, you do something beautiful. I mean you’re supposed to leave something beautiful after you get off the page and everything. The ones you’re talking about don’t leave a single, solitary thing beautiful. All that maybe the slightly better ones do is sort of get inside your head and leave something there, but just because they do, just because they know how to leave something, it doesn’t have to be a poem, for heaven’s sake.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “What I like best is a book that’s at least funny once in awhile.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “When they argue, there can be no danger of a permanent rift, because they’re Mother and Daughter. A terrible and beautiful phenomenon to watch.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “If you’re a poet, you do something beautiful. I mean you’re supposed to leave something beautiful after you get off the page and everything.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Almost every damn school in the world gets out earlier for Christmas break than the school I go to.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “How in hell are you going to recognize a legitimate holy man when you see one if you don’t even know a cup of concentrated chicken soup when it’s right in front of your nose?”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Mother, darling, don’t yell at me. I can hear you beautifully,” said the girl.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I remember a little dispersed band of unfamiliar faces that surreptitiously turned around, now and then, to see who was coughing.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “That’s one nice thing about carrousels, they always play the same songs.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “God, how I still love private readers. It’s what we all used to be.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Act, Zachary Martin Glass, when and where you want to, since you feel you must, but do it with all your might. If you do anything at all beautiful on a stage, anything nameless and joy-making, anything above and beyond the call of theatrical ingenuity, S. and I will both rent tuxedos and rhinestone hats and solemnly come around to the stage door with bouquets of snapdragons.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “The thing he was afraid of, he was afraid somebody’d say something smarter than he had.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Then, as though he had suddenly become exhausted-or, rather, depleted by the demands made on him by a world greedy for the fruit of his intellect-he began to massage the side of his face with the flat of his hand, removing, with unconscious crassness, a bit of sleep from one eye.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Mary Hudson waved to me. I waved back. I couldn’t have stopped myself, even if Id wanted to. Her stickwork aside, she happened to be a girl who knew how to wave to somebody from third base.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “They’re not. That’s partly what’s so awful. I mean they’re not real poets. They’re just people that write poems that get published and anthologized all over the place but they’re not poets.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “That’s depressing, when somebody says “please” to you.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “As you damned well know, we never change much in our hearts.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “If sentiment doesn’t ultimately make fibbers of some people, their natural abominable memories almost certainly will.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Anyway, I started bitching one night before the broadcast. Seymour’d told me to shine my shoes just as I was going out the door with Waker. I was furious. The studio audience were all morons, the announcer was a moron, the sponsors were morons, and I just damn well wasn’t going to shine my shoes for them, I told Seymour. I said they couldn’t see them anyway, where we sat. He said to shine them anyway. He said to shine them for the Fat Lady.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I watched Kenneth’s face like a writer.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “He finished combing his goddamn gorgeous hair.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Boy, did he depress me! I don’t mean he was a bad guy- he wasn’t. But you don’t have to be a bad guy to depress somebody- you can be a good guy and do it. All you have to do to depress somebody is give them a lot of phony advice while you’re looking for your initials in some can door- that’s all you have to do. I don’t know. Maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad if he hadn’t been all out of breath.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I am not constructed for continued absences; I have never claimed to be constructed for them.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Then something altogether hideous happened. The thought was forced on me that no matter how coolly or sensibly or gracefully I might one day to learn to live my life, I would always at best be a visitor in a garden of enamel urinals and bedpans, with a sightless, wooden dummy-deity standing by in a marked-down rupture truss.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “That killed me.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “He seemed unaware of the messiness of the arrangement.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Ve, isin kotu tarafi da, bohem takildiginda ya da bunun gibi bir cilginlik yaptiginda, sen de herkes kadar duzene ayak uydurmus oluyorsun, sadece bicim farki var.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “It was just terrible! And the worst part was, I knew what a bore I was being, I knew how I was depressing people, or even hurting their feelings- but I just couldn’t stop! I just could not stop picking!”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I’ll tell you a terrible secret – Are you listening to me? There isn’t anyone out there who isn’t Seymour’s Fat Lady.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Certain things they should stay the way they are.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I began writing eight or ten words of my own on a sheet of paper, in very large letters that I could read without any trouble. I did that for over a month, filling a couple of small, dime-store writing tablets. Then suddenly I quit. For no particular reason. Chiefly, I was saddened by my own ignorance, I think. Then, too, I was a little afraid I was going blind. There’s never just one reason for anything. But, anyway, I quit.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I do not willfully invite any disillusions at this point in my life. I am willing to stay in the dark.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I like Jesus and all, but I don’t care too much for most of the other stuff in the Bible.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “This is of unspeakable importance. Please send any books on the structure of the human heart that I have not read.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I’ve missed you.” The words were no sooner out than she realized that she didn’t mean them at all.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Just get sick sometime and go visit yourself, and you’ll find out how tactless you are!”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I’m way off. I’ll just ruin the whole weekend. Maybe there’s a trapdoor under my chair, and I’ll just disappear.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Oh, it’s lovely to see you!? Franny said as the cab moved off. ‘I’ve missed you.’ The words were no sooner out than she realized that she didn’t mean them at all.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “It’s nice when somebody tells you about their uncle. Especially when they start out telling you about their father’s farm and then all of a sudden get more interested in their uncle.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Anybody over sixteen without an ulcer’s a goddamn spy.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “He looked at me with his eyes shining – yes, shining. The boy’s eyes could shine.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “He told me to be funny for the Fat Lady, once.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “Something else an academic education will do for you. If you go along with it any considerable distance, it will begin to give you an idea what size mind you have. What’ll fit and, maybe, what it won’t. After a while, you’ll have an idea what kind of thoughts your mind should be wearing. For one thing, it may save you an extraordinary amount of time trying on ideas that won’t suit you, aren’t becoming to you. You’ll begin to know your true measurements and dress your mind accordingly.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “I’m just interested in finding out what the hell goes. I mean do you have to be a goddam bohemian type, or dead, for Chrissake, to be a real poet? What do you want – some bastard with wavy hair?”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “And you make people nervous, young man,” she said – most equably, for her. “You either take to somebody or you don’t. If you do, then you do all the talking and nobody can even get a word in edgewise. If you don’t like somebody – which is most of the time – then you just sit around like death itself and let the person talk themself into a hole. I’ve seen you do it.”
J.D. Salinger Quote: “A story never ends. The narrator is usually provided with a nice, artistic spot for his voice to stop, but that’s about all.”
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