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Catcher in the Rye: Quotes

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Catcher in the Rye: Quotes

“Life is a video game, child. Life is a video game that a person plays according to the policies.”
Mr. Spencer
“Up residence we wear a hat like that to fire deer in, for Chrissake … That’s a deer shooting hat.”
Ackley
“This is a people shooting hat … I shoot individuals in this hat.”
Holden
“Video game, my butt. Some game. If you hop on the side where all the hot-shots are, after that it’s a game, all right– I’ll confess that. However if you jump on the opposite side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a video game concerning it? Nothing. No video game.”
Holden
“‘I’m just undergoing a phase right now. Everybody goes through stages and also all, don’t they?'”
Holden
“I’m fairly illiterate, yet I review a whole lot.”
Holden
“Sleep tight, ya idiots!”
Holden
“Then I started reading this schedule I had in my pocket. Just to stop existing. As soon as I begin, I can take place for hours if I seem like it. No joking. Hrs.”
Holden
That gets fixated on the fish in the lagoon?
Horowitz, the cab driver
That invites Holden to join her and also her Navy day?
Lillian
Who hangs out at the dull hotel bar intending to meet stars?
Bernice, Marty, as well as Laverne
Who declines to have drinks with Holden, asserting she requires her full night’s sleep, yet provides to meet him the following day?
Belief Cavendish
“You understand those ducks because lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? Possibly, do you happen to understand where they go, the ducks, when it obtains all frozen over? Do you occur to understand, by any chance?”
Holden
Who is irritated that Holden, a total unfamiliar person, called her?
Confidence Cavendish
That asks Holden to write his essay for him?
Stradlater
That complains regarding the essay he asked Holden to compose for him?
Stradlater
“Interested in a little tail t’evening?”
Maurice
“If you want to know the reality, I’m a virgin. I truly am. I’ve had numerous possibilities to shed my virginity and all, but I’ve never navigated to it yet.”
Holden
That calls Holden a “crumb-bum”?
Bright
Who attempts to encourage Holden to copulate her?
Warm
Who often makes use of the word “grand”?
Sally Hayes
That encourages Holden to get an extra fashionable haircut?
Sally Hayes
Who talks to Holden regarding Romeo as well as Juliet?
The religious women
“‘If a body catch a body coming via the rye.'”
Little child on the road
“It’s full of phonies, as well as all you do is study to make sure that you can discover adequate to be clever adequate to be able to get a goddam Cadillac some day, as well as you need to keep imagining you offer a damn if the football group loses, and also all you do is speak about women and liquor and also sex throughout the day, and also everyone sticks together in these dirty little goddam cliques.”
Holden
That’s presently dating an international sculptress in her late thirties?
Carl Luce
That obtains annoyed by Holden’s “normal Caulfield questions” regarding sex?
Carl Luce
Who recommends Holden to see a psychoanalyst?
Carl Luce
That babbles about the Christmas play she’s going to be in?
Phoebe
That talks about the motion picture she saw that afternoon?
Phoebe
Who discusses a boy from institution that’s harassing her?
Phoebe
That asks why Holden’s house on Saturday when he’s meant to get here on Wednesday?
Phoebe
“Daddy’ll kill you.”
Phoebe
That demands that Holden name one point he suches as, “just something”?
Phoebe
“You can’t also think of one thing.”
Phoebe
“Anyway, I keep envisioning all these youngsters playing some video game in this huge field of rye and also all. Hundreds of little kids, and also no one’s about– no one huge, I indicate– except me. As well as I’m depending on the edge of some insane high cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everyone if they start to discuss the high cliff– I suggest if they’re running and also they do not look where they’re going I have to appear from somewhere and capture them. That’s all I ‘d do all the time. I ‘d simply be the catcher in the rye and all.”
Holden
Who is stressed that Holden is headed for a fall?
Mr. Antolini
That fears that Holden is mosting likely to end up estranged and also disliking everyone by the time he’s thirty?
Mr. Antolini
That provides Holden a bunch of suggestions, the majority of it to the impact that he needs to stick to school and pertain to understand that he’s “not the initial person that was ever perplexed as well as scared as well as also upset by human behavior”?
Mr. Antolini
“I sense that you’re riding for some kind of terrible, horrible autumn … The whole setup’s designed for males who, at a long time or other in their lives, were searching for something their very own setting could not supply them with … So they surrendered looking.”
Mr. Antolini
That barbecues Holden concerning being tossed out of Pencey and what his future now holds?
Mr. Spencer
That reviews aloud Holden’s essay concerning Ancient Egyptians?
Mr. Spencer
Who grumbles about having to go into community with Mal?
Ackley
That calls Jane Gallagher “Jean”?
Stradlater
That, after punching Holden in the face, worries that he harmed Holden which he would certainly get in trouble?
Stradlater
Who, when Holden lies to her concerning having simply seen Gary Cooper, informs others that she beholded Gary Cooper as well?
Bernice
Who forces Holden to offer him five bucks?
Maurice
Who goes ice skating with Holden?
Sally Hayes
Who explains that Holden’s dreams concerning escaping together and also escaping from culture by surviving on their very own in a cabin are outrageous?
Sally Hayes
That expands mad at Holden’s inquiry about the ducks in the lake?
Horowitz
Who advises Holden angrily that Allie is dead?
Phoebe
That mentions that Holden has misheard the words of the tune regarding the rye– the actual lyric is “If a body meet a body coming through the rye”?
Phoebe
Who is shocked that Holden has been kicked out of an additional college and also welcomes Holden to stay the night at his home?
Mr. Antolini
That states his debate course in which trainees were punished for digressing from their subject, as well as says that digressions are extra fascinating?
Holden
That explains that digressions are often distracting, and that in some cases it is extra interesting as well as appropriate to stay with the subject?
Mr. Antolini
That gets to the gallery with a bag and also pleads Holden to take her with him?
Phoebe
“You’re a trainee– whether the idea appeals to you or not. You’re in love with understanding. And I think you’ll discover, as soon as you surpass all the Mr. Vineses […] you’re mosting likely to start obtaining closer and closer– that is, if you want to, and also if you try to find it as well as wait for it– to the type of information that will certainly be extremely, very dear to your heart.”
Mr. Antolini
“Many, many males have actually been equally as struggling ethically as well as emotionally as you are right currently. Gladly, a few of them maintained records of their difficulties. You’ll gain from them– if you intend to. Just as at some point, if you have something to provide, a person will certainly discover something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal setup. And it isn’t education. It’s background. It’s poetry.”
Mr. Antolini
“The mark of the immature man is that he intends to die nobly for a reason, while the mark of the fully grown man is that he intends to live humbly for one.”
Mr. Antolini
“Well. He’s an extremely delicate young boy. He’s truly never ever been an awfully great mixer with other kids. Probably he takes things a little bit more seriously than he should at his age.”
Mrs. Morrow
“You maintain it. Keep it for me … Please.”
Phoebe
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