The best Quotes by J. D. Salinger

The best Quotes by J. D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American author best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger published several short stories in Story magazine in 1940, before serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" appeared in The New Yorker, which published much of his later work.

I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.
All morons hate it when you call them a moron.
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.
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.
I don't necessarily intend to publish posthumously, but I do like to write for myself.

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Thanks New Hampshire...
You're the reason 49 other states have to buy signs saying "Buckle up, its the State Law".
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to New Hampshire - and that's pretty much the same thing.
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
7
"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
6
It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
4
I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
4
What other people think of you is none of your business.
24
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
21
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
6
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
5
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
2
The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
4
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
12
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
30
Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
29
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
20
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
14
Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
28
"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
1
"It's no use fretting for what you can't get," croaked the raven. "Does being angry make any difference? Be sensible! What can you do about it?"
1
There are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
1
The night breathed through the apartment like a dark animal. The ticking of a clock. The groan of a floorboard as he slipped out of his room. All was drowned by its silence. But Jacob loved the night. He felt it on his skin like a promise. Like a cloak woven from freedom and danger.
5
That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
80
If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
73
"How do you spell 'love'?" - "You don't spell it... you feel it."
42
If you live to be hundred, I hope i live to be hundred minus one day. So I never have to live without you.
32
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
4
If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.
2
I fled out of the deep night - the deep night of the protected child-life , and tugged into the bright Day - the bright day of being-grownup
10
J.K. Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now her books will live forever.
Stephen King - about Harry Potter
9
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
11
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
4
Do you know the best thing about broken hearts? They can only really break once the rest is just scratches.
5
Time does to the body what stupidity does to the soul.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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