"I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."J. D. Salinger on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."J. D. Salinger on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."J. D. Salinger on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."J. D. Salinger on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."J. D. Salinger on Mahatma Gandhi
"I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody."
"It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to."
"I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect."
"I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are."
"Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell."