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J. D. Salinger

American,  Novelist
Total Quotes : 26
Illiterate Lot Read

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

- J. D. Salinger

Sick Having Absolute

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

- J. D. Salinger

Motivational Going How

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

- J. D. Salinger

Hate Call Morons

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.

- J. D. Salinger

Fact Some Chapters

I'm aware that many of my friends will be saddened and shocked, or shock-saddened, over some of the chapters in 'The Catcher in the Rye.' Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all my best friends are children. It's almost unbearable for me to realize that my book will be kept on a shelf, out of their reach.

- J. D. Salinger

Work Doing Kind

I'm known as a strange, aloof kind of man. But all I'm doing is trying to protect myself and my work.

- J. D. Salinger

Girl Swell Meets

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

- J. D. Salinger

Like Rather Old

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

- J. D. Salinger

Respect I Wish Could

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

- J. D. Salinger

Know Mean Exactly

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

- J. D. Salinger

Happiness I Am Kind

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

- J. D. Salinger

Art Some His

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

Love I Love I Write

I like to write. I love to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure.

- J. D. Salinger

Love By The Time Half

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.

- J. D. Salinger

Legs How Should

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

- J. D. Salinger

Terrific Most Ever

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

- J. D. Salinger

Want Say Practically

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

Mom Mothers Slightly

Mothers are all slightly insane.

- J. D. Salinger

Still Invasion Marvelous

There is a marvelous peace in not publishing. It's peaceful. Still. Publishing is a terrible invasion of my privacy.

- J. D. Salinger

Emotions Always Personally

Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.

- J. D. Salinger