Jerome David Salinger

Der einzigartigste Unterschied zwischen Glück und Freude ist, daß Glück etwas Festes ist und Freude etwas Flüssiges.

I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all . . . 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.

Ich bin so etwas wie ein umgekehrter Paranoiker. Ich verdächtige Menschen, daß sie sich verbünden, um mich glücklich zu machen.

Sex is something I really don't understand too hot. You never know where the hell you are. I keep making up these sex rules for myself, and then I break them right away.

Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon . . .I don't even like old cars. I mean they don't even interest me. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.

The most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.

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