J. D. Salinger Quotes

J. D. Salinger Quotes: If sentiment doesn't ultimately make fibbers of some people, their natural abominable memories almost certainly will.
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J. D. Salinger Quote: If you sat around there long enough and heard all the phonies applauding and all, you got to hate everybody in the world, I swear you did.
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Quotes about J. D. Salinger: But if we come back, if German men come back, if British men come back, and Japs, and French, and all the other men, all of us talking, writing, painting, making movies of heroes, and cockroaches and foxholes and blood, then future generations will always be doomed to future Hitlers. It's never occurred to boys to have contempt for wars, to point to soldiers' pictures in history books, laughing at them. If German boys had learned to be contemptuous of violence, Hitler would have had to take up knitting to keep his ego warm.
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Quote about J. D. Salinger: Oh, I don't know. That digression business got on my nerves. I don't know. The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. It's more interesting and all.
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J. D. Salinger Sayings: However contradictory the coroner's report
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J. D. Salinger Saying: I suspect that money is a far greater distraction for the artist than hunger.
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Sayings about J. D. Salinger: That's the whole trouble. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any.
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Saying about J. D. Salinger: I'm not afraid to compete. It's just the opposite. Don't you see that? I'm afraid I will compete
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J. D. Salinger Quotes: Against my better judgment I feel certain that somewhere very near here
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J. D. Salinger Quote: Almost every time somebody gives me a present, it ends up making me sad.
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Quotes about J. D. Salinger: Keep me up till five because all your stars are out, and for no other reason... Oh dare to do it Buddy! Trust your heart. You're a deserving craftsman. It would never betray you. Good night. I'm feeling very much over-excited now, and a little dramatic, but I think I'd give almost anything on earth to see you writing a something, an anything, a poem, a tree, that was really and truly after your own heart.
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Quote about J. D. Salinger: This fall I think you're riding for
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J. D. Salinger Sayings: It's full of phonies, and all you do is study so that you can learn enough to be smart enough to be able to buy a goddam Cadillac some day, and you have to keep making believe you give a damn if the football team loses, and all you do is talk about girls and liquor and sex all day, and everybody sticks together in these dirty little goddam cliques.
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J. D. Salinger Saying: Give me an honest con man any day.
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Sayings about J. D. Salinger: ...but don't tell me I'm not sensitive to beauty. That's my Achilles' heel, and don't you forget it. To me, everything is beautiful. Show me a pink sunset and I'm limp, by God...
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Saying about J. D. Salinger: As nearly as possible in the spirit of Matthew Salinger, age one, urging a luncheon companion to accept a cool lima bean, I urge my editor, mentor and (heaven help him) closest friend, William Shawn, genius domus of The New Yorker, lover of the long shot, protector of the unprolific, defender of the hopelessly flamboyant, most unreasonably modest of born great artist-editors to accept this pretty skimpy-looking book.
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J. D. Salinger Quotes: 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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J. D. Salinger Quote: 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
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