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J. D. Salinger Quotes and Sayings

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It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit,
but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it.
- J. D. Salinger

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.
- J. D. Salinger

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection,
and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
- J. D. Salinger

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse.
I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
- J. D. Salinger

 

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.
- J. D. Salinger

I'm sick of just liking people.
I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
- J. D. Salinger

I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.
- J. D. Salinger

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It's funny.
All you have to do is say something nobody understands
and they'll do practically anything you want them to.
- J. D. Salinger

Its really hard to be roommates with people if your
suitcases are much better than theirs.
- J. D. Salinger

I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.
- J. D. Salinger

Mothers are all slightly insane.
- J. D. Salinger

If a girl looks swell when she meets you,
who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.
- J. D. Salinger

I don't exactly know what I mean by that,
but I mean it.
- J. D. Salinger

How do you know you're going to do something,
untill you do it?
- J. D. Salinger

Goddam money.
It always ends up making you blue as hell.
- J. D. Salinger

People never notice anything.
- J. D. Salinger

The worst thing that being an artist could do to you
would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.
- J. D. Salinger

I don't even like old cars.
I'd rather have a goddam horse.
A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
- J. D. Salinger

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.
- J. D. Salinger

I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
- J. D. Salinger

People never believe you.
- J. D. Salinger

How long should a man's legs be? Long enough to touch the ground.
- J. D. Salinger

They didn't act like people and they didn't act like actors.
It's hard to explain.
They acted more like they knew they were celebrities and all.
I mean they were good, but they were too good.
- J. D. Salinger

He had a theory, Walt did, that the religious life,
and all the agony that goes with it,
is just something God sics on people who have the gall
to accuse Him of having created an ugly world.
- J. D. Salinger

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
but he who hates correction is stupid.
- Anonymous

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid;
if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.
- Tony Rothman

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
- John Peel

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

Love is being stupid together.
- Paul Valery

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

Stupid is as stupid does.
- the movie Forrest Gump (1994)

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of
questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just
in time to ask questions?
- Scott Adams

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid,
but most stupid people are conservatives.
- John Stuart Mill

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence.
This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly,
stupid or intelligent.
We love because we love.
- Honore de Balzac

Any girl can be glamorous.
All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
- Hedy Lamarr

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
- the movie National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

There are only two races on this planet -
the intelligent and the stupid.
- John Fowles

A wise man writes down what he thinks,
a stupid man forgets what he thinks,
a complete idiot punishes himself for what he thinks.
- Jason Zebehazy

The system isn't stupid, but the people in it are.
- Thomas Szasz

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty.
When I am honest I never feel stupid.
And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
- Hugh Prather

It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself
a revolutionary just to be a decent man.
- David Harris

Whenever man begins to doubt himself,
he does something so stupid that he is reassured.
- Stanislaw Lec

When all actions are mathematically calculated,
they also take on a stupid quality.
- Theodor Adorno

It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there
aren't kids who look up to me,
but my responsibility is not to them.
I'm not a baby sitter.
- Eminem

I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions,
and I suffer, really suffer.
- Eartha Kitt

Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end,
and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough.
- Rita Mae Brown

The owners and managers were too stupid to realize we had brains.
- Ted Lindsay

Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
- Kin Hubbard

I watch a lot of hockey.
There are some good hockey players and there are some
awfully stupid hockey players.
- Ted Lindsay

Society is not a disease, it is a disaster.
What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.
- Emile M. Cioran

I developed a nutty attitude where I'd think,
If some guy really loves me he doesn't care if I'm fat.
I'd come up with all these stupid reasons why it would be OK to be fat.
- Kirstie Alley

The stupid neither forgive nor forget;
the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
- Thomas Szasz

My best attribute is knowing when not to answer stupid questions.
- Gina Gershon

I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell.
Did I mention I'm stupid?
- Eminem

I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does.
The stupid things you do, you regret...
if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them,
maybe you're stupid.
- Katharine Hepburn

The Jews have never been ashamed of being Jews,
whereas homosexuals have been stupid enough to be ashamed of their homosexuality.
- Rainer W. Fassbinder

I don't mind you thinking I'm stupid,
but don't talk to me like I'm stupid.
- Harlan Ellison

We're giving our freedoms away.
The American experiment was about freedom.
Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail,
freedom to succeed.
- Glenn Beck

I would let my kids watch this stuff way before I'd
let them watch something like 'Full House' that I think would make them stupid.
- Trey Parker

No plan can prevent a stupid person from doing the
wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time -
but a good plan should keep a concentration from forming.
- Charles E. Wilson

Fashion as King is sometimes a very stupid ruler.
- E. T. Bell


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