"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."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."J. D. Salinger on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."J. D. Salinger on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."J. D. Salinger on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."J. D. Salinger on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."J. D. Salinger on Bruce Lee
"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 am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy."
"Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell."