I'm the one flunking out of this goddam place, and you're asking me to write you a goddam composition.
("The Catcher in the Rye")
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People always clap for the wrong reasons.
I don't give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age. Sometimes I act a lot older than I am - I really do - but people never notice it. People never notice anything.
It always smelled like it was raining outside, even if it wasn't, and you were in the only nice, dry, cosy place in the world.
But I do say that educated and scholarly men, if they're brilliant and creative to begin with-which, unfortunately, is rarely the case-tend to leave infinitely more valuable records behind them than men do who are merely brilliant and creative. They tend to express themselves more clearly, and they usually have a passion for following their thoughts through to the end.
I just never felt so fantastically rocky in my entire life.
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