Wednesday, April 14, 2010

from Franny & Zooey...

"It would be alright, in a way, if you thought his personal affectations were sort of funny. Or if you felt a tiny bit sorry for him for being insecure enough to give himself a little goddam glamour. But when you tell me about it --- and I'm not fooling, now -- you tell me about it as though his hair was a goddam personal enemy of yours. That is not right -- and you know it. If you're going to war against the System, just do your shooting like a nice intelligent girl -- because the enemy's there, and not because you don't like his hairdo or his goddam necktie."

Franny & Zooey, by JD Salinger, pgs. 162-163

1 comment:

  1. one of my favorite books of all time.

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