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J. D. Salinger
(1919-2010) born on
Jan 1
US novelist, short-story writer. His novel "The Catcher in the Rye," 1951 won critical acclaim and devoted admirers, especially among the post-WW II generation of college students.
"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap."

"What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in a while.... 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..."
I am kind of a paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
Its really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs.
"They didn't act like people and they didn't act like actors. It's hard to explain. They acted more like they knew they were celebrities and all. I mean they were good, but they were too good."
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Opening words of "The Catcher in the Rye."
R: The narrator, Holden Caulfield, in "The Catcher in the Rye," ch. 3, 1951.
A: In "Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down," by Allen Klein, 1991.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: "The Catcher in the Rye," Ch. 17.

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