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[[folder: Quotes from ''The Catcher In The Rye''. ]]


->''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 ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'' kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.''
-->'''Opening line'''

->''Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around nobody big, I mean except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.''
-->'''Holden on what he'd like to be'''

->''Anyway, I kept worrying that I was getting pneumonia, with all those hunks of ice in my hair, and that I was going to die. I felt sorry as hell for my mother and father. Especially my mother, because she still isn't over my brother Allie yet. I kept picturing her not knowing what to do with all my suits and athletic equipment and all. The only good thing, I knew she wouldn't let old Phoebe come to my goddam funeral because she was only a little kid. That was the only good part. Then I thought about the whole bunch of them sticking me in a goddam cemetery and all, with my name on this tombstone and all. Surrounded by dead guys. Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.''
-->'''Holden being unable to romanticize the notion of death. To him, it can't be overlooked or glorified by a ceremony or bouquet of flowers. He sees it in its dark reality - flowers may make someone feel better, but at the end of the day, the dead are still dead.'''

->''All I know about it is, I sort of miss everybody I told about. Even old Stradlater and Ackley, for instance. I think I even miss that goddam Maurice. It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.''
-->'''Closing lines'''

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[[folder: Quotes about ''The Catcher In The Rye''. ]]


->'''Stan''': Did you get to any dirty parts yet? \\
'''Kyle''': No. It's still just some whiny annoying teenager talking about how lame he is. \\
'''Stan''': I don't get it, dude. What's so controversial about this? All he's done is said "shit" and "fuck" a few times. \\
--''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "The Tale of Scrotie [=McBoogerballs=]"

->''"And what really bothers me, is you pretend that you're this deep guy that loves women for their souls, but all you do is date bimbos. Yeah, I date women for their bodies, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt but at least I'm honest about it.]] I don't buy them a copy of Catcher in the Rye and then lecture them with some 7th Grade interpretation about how Holden Caulfield is [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation a profound intellectual]], he wasn't. He was a SPOILED BRAT. And that's why you like him so much he's YOU."''\\
--'''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Quagmire]]''' giving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Brian"