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Quote #003

I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.” 

-Holden Caulfield from Catcher of the Rye

Camellia Dezi

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

An interesting read. Holden strikes me as slightly unhinged, to be honest. His capricious moods and almost nihilistic outlook on life allows the reader to gain an insight on what it’s like to see the world through the eyes of someone like that, in this certain period – the 1950s. 272 more words


J. D. Salinger

I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there. 16 more words


The Catcher in the Rye

I think this novel is supposed to be directed towards teenagers, but I am not sure. Anyway, I decided to read it because J.D. Salinger was mentioned several times in some random forums where I was stalking information about Myer-Briggs personalities and authors. 3,053 more words


The "Catcher Cult", or the Ambiguity of a Familiar Quote

“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me. 309 more words


J.D. Salinger

“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.

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The Catcher in the Rye

Apparently, I was supposed to have read this in high school. I’m so glad I chose Slaughterhouse Five instead. An introduction to Vonnegut was a much better life choice than this nonsense. 367 more words