"You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out over phoney stuff in the movies, and nine times out of ten they're mean bastards at heart."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."J. D. Salinger on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."J. D. Salinger on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."J. D. Salinger on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."J. D. Salinger on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."J. D. Salinger on Walt Disney
"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."
"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."