An author we will have all come across throughout our school years Mr Jerome David Salinger or as we know him J.D. Salinger was born on January 1st, 1919. Author of the perennial Catcher in the Rye, intensely private person who abhorred the spotlight his writing put him under and the subject of our first Author blog of the year.
“Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.”
“when you’re not looking, somebody’ll sneak up and write “Fuck you” right under your nose.”
“People are always ruining things for you.”
“People never notice anything.”
“If you do something too good, then, after a while, if you don’t watch it, you start showing off. And then you’re not as good any more.”
“Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.”
“I can’t explain what I mean. And even if I could, I’m not sure I’d feel like it.”
I could use every one of these every single day.