Almost every time somebody gives me a present, it ends up making me sad.
Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
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.
friendship insincerity Friendship
It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.
And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I'd probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.
Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.
holden-caulfield change stasis
I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.
when you're not looking, somebody'll sneak up and write "Fuck you" right under your nose.
I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
attributed growing-up wilhelm-stekel
It happens to be one of those days when I see everybody in the family, including myself, through the wrong end of a telescope.
I'm a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.