You're lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world.
("Franny and Zooey")
More Quotes from J.D. Salinger:I live in New York, and I was thinking about the lagoon in Central Park, down near Central Park South. I was wondering if it would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where did the ducks go? I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away.
She was not one for emptying her face of expression.
People never think anything is anything really. I'm getting goddam sick of it.
I prayed for the city to be cleared of people, for the gift of being alone-a-l-o-n-e: which is the one New York prayer that rarely gets lost or delayed in channels, and in no time at all everything I touched turned to solid loneliness.
Finally, though, I'd leave the room without even taking a sock at him. I'd probably go down to the can and sneak a cigarette and watch myself getting tough in the mirror. Anyway, that's what I thought about the whole way back to the hotel. It's no fun to be yellow. Maybe I'm not all yellow. I don't know. i think maybe I'm just partly yellow and partly the type that doesn't give much of a damn if they lose their gloves.
Your heart, Bessie, is an autumn garage.
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Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross, stood a large building, even larger than the church, and having many towers.
I know it is all right. I wish I could make you feel so, I wish I could describe my feelings.
Thomas Starr King
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.