The Catcher in the Rye

Quotations

She looked nice, smoking. She inhaled and all, but she didn’t wolf the smoke down, the way most women around her age do. She had a lot of charm. She had quite a lot of sex appeal, too, if you really want to know.

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

Certain things 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.

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