Catcher in the Rye Quotes Honor JD Salinger's Talent

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The passing of JD Salinger on Wednesday has brought forth much conversation about the famous novelist and his widely read book, The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger died on January 27 at the age of 91 and his book, while often controversial, is a classic. There are many quotes and sayings that are known to those who have read the book he published in 1951 that features the main character, Holden Caulfield.

These quotes from The Catcher in the Rye truly capture the essence of this most-famous book. Some may find them a bit odd or deep, but they make perfect sense if you understand the character, Holden Caulfield.

Celebrate JD Salinger's talent and the huge mark he made on the literary world. Although he was not always portrayed in the best light, his works are a big part of history.

Notable quotes from The Catcher in the Rye

I don't even know what I was running for - I guess I just felt like it.

When I really worry about something, I don't just fool around. I even have to go to the bathroom when I worry about something. Only, I don't go. I'm too worried to go. I don't want to interrupt my worrying to go.

I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. 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 half 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.

Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.

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

Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger dies at 91

Written by Cheryl Phillips

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