Monday, February 15, 2010

Line By Line: J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zoey

"We're freaks, that's all. Those two bastards got us nice and early and made us into freaks with freakish standards, that's all. We're the tattooed lady, and we're never going to have a minute's peace, the rest of our lives, until everybody else is tattooed, too."

"I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody."

"Against my better judgment I feel certain that somewhere very near here - the first house down the road, maybe - there's a good poet dying, but also somewhere very near here somebody's having a hilarious pint of pus taken from her lovely young body, and I can't be running back and forth forever between grief and high delight."

"I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I
could respect."

"She was not one for emptying her face of expression. "

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