J. D. Salinger Quotes

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Mothers are all slightly insane.
J. D. Salinger

How long should a man's legs be? Long enough to touch the ground.
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J. D. Salinger Quotes
J. D. Salinger Quotes
An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
J. D. Salinger

I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.
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People never notice anything.
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How do you know you're going to do something, untill you do it?
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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.
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It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.
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I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.
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All morons hate it when you call them a moron.
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People never believe you.
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I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.
J. D. Salinger

I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
J. D. Salinger

If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.
J. D. Salinger

Its really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs.
J. D. Salinger

You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out over phoney stuff in the movies, and nine times out of ten they're mean bastards at heart.
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It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit, but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it.
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I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
J. D. Salinger

The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.
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I don't even like old cars. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
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They didn't act like people and they didn't act like actors. It's hard to explain. They acted more like they knew they were celebrities and all. I mean they were good, but they were too good.
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