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The Catcher in the Rye
QUOTATION: Sex is something I really dont understand too hot
I keep making up these sex rules for myself, and then I break them right
QUOTATION: A confessional passage has probably never been written that
didnt stink a little bit of the writers pride in having given
up his pride.
QUOTATION: I dont even like old cars ... Id rather have a
goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for Gods sake.
QUOTATION: I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in
this big field of rye and all.... If theyre running and they dont
look where theyre going I have to come out from somewhere and catch
them. Thats all Id do all day. Id just be the catcher
in the rye and all. I know its crazy.
QUOTATION: I dont know about bores. Maybe you shouldnt feel
too sorry if you see some swell girl getting married to them. They dont
hurt anybody most of them, and maybe theyre all terrific whistlers
or something. Who the hell knows? Not me.
QUOTATION: What I like best is a book thats at least funny once
in a while.... What really knocks me out is a book that, when youre
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 doesnt happen much, though.
QUOTATION: If you really want to hear about it, the first thing youll
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 dont feel like
going into it.