They say you find Your People in college. Well, I'm now approaching the end of my studies without any of those My People having ever crossed my path and what's better, I've not even caught a glimpse of their silhouettes somewhere far away in the methaphorical field of rye, if ya know what I'm saying. Even with my distinctly misanthropic view on life, that's pretty goddamn sad. I wouldn't blame people for not being into someone who's never really there, though, I really wouldn't. Someone who doesn't go to parties because she'd just regret going after ten minutes. Someone who's perpetually bored, in a belligerent way. Someone who starts conversations no one's really into but everyone's too awkward to say so. Someone who bloody hates the "how's it going" question. It's really better for everyone if Someone doesn't show up. It really is.
"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. That doesn't happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
“It's everybody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so — I don't know — not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and — sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much only in a different way.” ― J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
"I've just felt so destructive all week. It's awful, I'm horrible.” ― J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
"I can't even sit down to lunch with a man any more and hold up my end of a decent conversation. I either get so bored or so goddamn preachy that if the son of a bitch had any sense, he'd break his chair over my head.” ― J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
“I am always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
“People are always ruining things for you.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
“Did you ever get fed up?' I said. 'I mean did you ever get scared that everything was going to go lousy unless you did something?” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
“He says the only people he ever really wants to meet for a drink somewhere are all either dead or unavailable.” ― J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
I think it might be dope to call up old Jerome. I really do.