->''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 ''DavidCopperfield'' kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.''
->''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'''
->''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.''
Quotes referring to the work.
->'''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, 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."''\\
--'''[[FamilyGuy Quagmire]]''' giving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Brian"