J.D. Salinger’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite J.D. Salinger Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers J.D. Salinger’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. J.D. Salinger quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing J.D. Salinger’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“Mothers are all slightly insane.”
― J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

 “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. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I do all day. 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.”
― 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.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

 “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. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

 “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 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

“I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.”
― J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

 “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
― J. D. Salinger

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

10 Famous Quotes by Author J.D. Salinger

10 quotes by J.D. Salinger there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest J.D. Salinger quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best J.D. Salinger Quote. 

One Final Bonus – J.D. Salinger Quote 

“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.”

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

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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