Thursday, January 28, 2010

Eulogy

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.
Chapter 24

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.  
Chapter 10

What really knocks me out is a book, when you're all done reading it, you wished 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.
Chapter 3


The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger
1919-2010

8 comments:

The Sound Center said...

Yep.

jerrynmn1 said...

Man he had a special gift for simple but so very true Talmudic meaningful gems of real life. His books are one of a kind,his thoughts so touchable and the feelings that so many of us identified with. Such a talented Author, story teller, and Artist of the truth. RIP.

Anonymous said...

Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that's even newer. I don't even like old cars. I mean they don't even interest me. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
Chapter 17

Sheila

Anonymous said...

Nice blog topic, Allan. I have heard the there are about 40 books written by JDS over many years and then locked away. His estate may now consider publishing them. I hope they will be available soon.

Warm regards, joe/NYC

Anonymous said...

i heard jd owned nnvc at 3.00 per share

Anonymous said...

"i heard jd owned nnvc at 3.00 per share"

that jd is me, not Salinger !!!

Anonymous said...

lol

good luck, i'm underwater too

keep waiting for the hype to materialze

Anonymous said...

yeah... nice touch.
first thing that made me smile...this friday dreary day.