"You’d better get busy, though, buddy. The goddam sands run out on you every time you turn around. I know what I’m talking about. You’re lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world."

J.D. Salinger, ‘Zooey’, Franny and Zooey

"Keep me up till five only because all your stars are out, and for no other reason."

 J.D. Salinger, ‘Seymour: an Introduction’

"Undoubtedly, though, what I’m really trying to get at is this: Since the bridegroom’s permanent retirement from the scene, I haven’t been able to think of anybody whom I’d care to send out to look for horses in his stead."

J.D. Salinger, ‘Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters’