True, beautiful and sometimes hysterical musings made by Holden.
  1. "People never notice anything."
  2. "Grand. There's a word I really hate."
  3. "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it."
  4. "He wanted you to think that the only reason he was lousy at writing compositions was because he stuck all the commas in the wrong places."
  5. "It looked pretty as hell, and we all started throwing snowballs..."
  6. "Some things are hard to remember."
  7. "I thought the two ugly ones, Marty and Laverne, were sisters, but they got very insulted when I asked them. You could tell neither one of them wanted to look like the other, and you couldn't blame them, but it was very amusing anyway."
  8. "She was always reading, and she read very good books. She read a lot of poetry and all."
  9. "I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it."
  10. "... I love it when a kid's nice and polite when you tighten their skates for them or something."
  11. "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."
  12. "The only thing that would be different would be you."
  13. "He was strictly a pain in the ass, but he certainly had a good vocabulary."
  14. "Every time I see her she's got a new middle name for herself."
  15. "But what I mean is, lots of times you don't know what'd interests you the most till you start talking about something that doesn't interest you most..."