the catcher in the rye

Best Quotes from “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

Here are some best quotes from “The Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger

“I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice.”

“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.”

“That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.”

“Mothers are all slightly insane.”

“It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.”

“When you’re dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.”

“I don’t exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.”

“People are always ruining things for you.”

“Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.”

“when you’re not looking, somebody’ll sneak up and write “Fuck you” right under your nose.”

“All morons hate it when you call them a moron.”

“People never notice anything.”

“I was trying to feel some kind of good-bye. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad good-bye or a bad good-bye, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. If you don’t you feel even worse.”

“Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.”

“If you do something too good, then, after a while, if you don’t watch it, you start showing off. And then you’re not as good any more.”

“If you had a million years to do it in, you couldn’t rub out even half the “Fuck you” signs in the world. It’s impossible.”

“I don’t give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age. Sometimes I act a lot older than I am – I really do – but people never notice it. People never notice anything.”

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

“Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.”

“That’s the whole trouble. When you’re feeling very depressed, you can’t even think.”

“Don’t tell people what you are thinking, or you will miss them terribly when you are away.”

“Anyway, I’m sort of glad they’ve got the atomic bomb invented. If there’s ever another war, I’m going to sit right the hell on top of it. I’ll volunteer for it, I swear to God I will.”

“The goddam movies. They can ruin you. I’m not kidding”

“Know your true measurements and dress your mind accordingly”

“I thought what I’d do was I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.”

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