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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.
         
   
F
"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."

R
"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..."
A
I am kind of a paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
N
Its really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs.
K
"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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