Quotes by: J. D. Salinger
I don't even like old cars. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.
He had a theory, Walt did, that the religious life, and all the agony that goes with it, is just something God sics on people who have the gall to accuse Him of having created an ugly world.
I don't really deeply feel that anyone needs an airtight reason for quoting from the works of writers he loves, but it's always nice, I'll grant you, if he has one.
It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.
What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in a while. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
I'm known as a strange, aloof kind of man. But all I'm doing is trying to protect myself and my work.