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The catcher in the Rye is written by J.D.Salinger in 1951. The novel is popular among teenage readers due to its themes of alienation, identity, and angst. Main character of the novel, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon for adolescents as a result of which he is frequently quotes. His views about phonies and innocence are widely discussed. The novel sells 1 million copies each year. This is the reason the catcher in the rye quotes always remain popular among adults and teenagers. It is considered one of the finest English language Novels of the 20th Century.

Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I am always saying “Glad to’ve met you” to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

That’s something that annoys the hell out of me- I mean if somebody says the coffee’s all ready and it isn’t.
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I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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.
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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.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I mean most girls are so dumb and all. After you neck them for a while, you can really watch them losing their brains. You take a girl when she really gets passionate, she just hasn’t any brains.
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Mothers are all slightly insane.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.
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I don’t exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.
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If you’re not in the mood, you can’t do that stuff right.
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And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I’d probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.
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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.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

People are always ruining things for you.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Liberate yourself from my vice-like grip!
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When you’re not looking, somebody sneak up and write “Fuck you” right under your nose.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It’s awful. If I’m on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I’m going, I’m liable to say I’m going to the opera. It’s terrible.
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I know more damn perverts, at schools and all, than anybody you ever met, and they’re always being perverty when I’m around.
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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. I know it’s crazy.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late?
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

People never notice anything.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

There isn’t a nightclub in the world that you can sit in for a long time unless you can at least buy some liquor and get drunk. Or unless you’re with some girl that really knocks you out.
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People always clap for the wrong reasons.
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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.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.
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It’s one of those places that are supposed to be very sophisticated and all, and the phonies are coming in the window.
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Almost every time somebody gives me a present, it ends up making me sad.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Grand. There’s a word I really hate. It’s a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.
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It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road.
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Real ugly girls have it tough. I feel so sorry for them sometimes.
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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.
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I can be quite sarcastic when I’m in the mood.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I can’t explain what I mean. And even if I could, I’m not sure I’d feel like it.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

People are mostly hot to have a discussion when you’re not.
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Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I think that one of these days,” he said, “you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there. But immediately. You can’t afford to lose a minute. Not you.
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I used to think she was quite intelligent , in my stupidity. The reason I did was because she knew quite a lot about the theater and plays and literature and all that stuff. If somebody knows quite a lot about all those things, it takes you quite a while to find out whether they’re really stupid or not.
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If a body catch a body coming through the rye.
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Sleep tight, ya morons!
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It’s partly true, too, but it isn’t all true. People always think something’s all true.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Ask her if she still keeps all her kings in the back row.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Boy, did he depress me! I don’t mean he was a bad guy- he wasn’t. But you don’t have to be bad guy to depress somebody- you can be a good guy and do it.
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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.
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I know he’s dead! Don’t you think I know that? I can still like him, though, can’t I? Just because somebody’s dead, you don’t just stop liking them, for God’s sake–especially if they were about a thousand times nicer than the people you know that’re alive and all.
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It’s not too bad when the sun’s out, but the sun only comes out when it feels like coming out.
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I think, even, if I ever die, and they stick me in a cemetery, and I have a tombstone and all, it’ll say ‘Holden Caulfield’ on it, and then what year I was born and what year I died, and then right under that it’ll say ‘Fuck you.’ I’m positive, in fact.
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“This is a people shooting hat,” I said. “I shoot people in this hat.”
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I don’t even know what I was running for—I guess I just felt like it.
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I’d never yell, “Good luck!” at anybody. It sounds terrible, when you think about it.
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But what I mean is, lots of time you don’t know what interests you most till you start talking about something that doesn’t interest you most. I mean you can’t help it sometimes.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Who wants flowers when youre dead? nobody.
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That’s the whole trouble. When you’re feeling very depressed, you can’t even think.
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Sex is something I really don’t understand too hot. You never know where the hell you are… Sex is something I just don’t understand. I swear to God.
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That’s the whole trouble. You can’t ever find a place that’s nice and peaceful,
because there isn’t any.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Get your dirty stinking moron knees off my chest.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

You never even worried with Jane, whether your hand was sweaty or not. All you knew was, you were happy. You really were.
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He was one of those guys that think they’re being a pansy if they don’t break around forty of your fingers when they shake hands with you. God I hate that stuff.
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Women kill me. They really do. I don’t mean I’m oversexed or anything like that—although I am quite sexy. I just like them, I mean. They’re always leaving their goddam bags out in the middle of the aisle.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

He always had to know who was going. I swear, if that guy was shipwrecked somewhere, and you rescued him in the god damn boat, he’d want to know who the guy that was rowing it before he’d even get in.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I don’t exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
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It isn’t very serious, I have this tiny little tumor on the brain.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Lots of time you don’t know what interests you most till you start talking about something that doesn’t interest you most.
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I was surrounded by jerks. I’m not kidding.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Oh, I don’t know. That digression business got on my nerves. I don’t know. The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. It’s more interesting and all.
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