The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Quote from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

“I was trying to feel some kind of a goodbye. I mean, I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad goodbye or a bad goodbye, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. If you don’t , you feel even worse.”

“I don’t even know what I was running for – I guess I just felt like it.”

“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”

“People always think something’s all true.”

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”

“People never notice anything.”

“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.”

“All morons hate it when you call them a moron.”

“I’m sort of glad they’ve got the atomic bomb invented. If there’s ever another war, I’m going to sit right the hell on top of it. I’ll volunteer for it, I swear to God.”

“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.”


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