J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: January 01, 1919
Died: January 27, 2010
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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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.

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

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

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

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.

Mothers are all slightly insane.

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.

How do you know you're going to do something, untill you do it?

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

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

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.

I don't even like old cars. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.

I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.

It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit, but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it.

Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell.

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

People never notice anything.

The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.

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.

How long should a man's legs be? Long enough to touch the ground.

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

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