TOP 10 BEST J.D. SALINGER QUOTES

Discover the Top 10 Best J. D. Salinger quotes.

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

~ J. D. Salinger

People never notice anything.

~ J. D. Salinger

Mothers are all slightly insane.

~ J. D. Salinger

If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody.

~ J. D. Salinger

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.

~ J. D. Salinger

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

~ J. D. Salinger

I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.

~ J. D. Salinger

I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.

~ J. D. Salinger

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 don’t exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.

~ J. D. Salinger

 

 

She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.

~ J. D. Salinger

It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.

~ J. D. Salinger

Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.

~ 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

We are, all four of us, blood relatives, and we speak a kind of esoteric, family language, a sort of semantic geometry in which the shortest distance between any two points is a fullish circle.

~ J. D. Salinger

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. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.

~ J. D. Salinger

I can’t explain what I mean. And even if I could, I’m not sure I’d feel like it.

~ J. D. Salinger

If you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.

~ J. D. Salinger

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

~ J. D. Salinger

Most stuff that is genuine is better left unsaid.

~ J. D. Salinger

The world is full of actors pretending to be human

~ J. D. Salinger

You don’t know how to talk to people you don’t like. Don’t love, really. You can’t live in the world with such strong likes and dislikes.

~ J. D. Salinger

I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.

~ J. D. Salinger

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.

~ J. D. Salinger

One day a long time from now you’ll cease to care anymore whom you please or what anybody has to say about you. That’s when you’ll finally produce the work you’re capable of.

~ J. D. Salinger

That’s something that annoys the hell out of me-I mean if somebody says the coffee’s all ready and it isn’t.

~ J. D. Salinger

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

~ J. D. Salinger

You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.

~ J. D. Salinger

People are always ruining things for you.

~ J. D. Salinger

It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road.

~ J. D. Salinger

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

Who in the Bible besides Jesus knew–knew–that we’re carrying the Kingdom of Heaven around with us, inside, where we’re all too goddam stupid and sentimental and unimaginative to look?

~ J. D. Salinger

Don’t tell people what you are thinking, or you will miss them terribly when you are away.

~ J. D. Salinger

You don’t have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

~ J. D. Salinger

Grand. There’s a word I really hate. It’s a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.

~ J. D. Salinger

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