Jerome David Salinger was known for his reclusive nature. He stayed away from the public eye as much as he possibly could, instead he preferred his work to speak for itself. Salinger came off as aloof and distant, and he always wrote for what he believed in. In fact, there are several short stories that he wrote in his early years that he has never published, and never wanted to publish even posthumously. He said, he wrote to make himself happy.
While ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is possibly his most famous novel, there are several other brilliant works that this author has penned―they are just as complex, and at the same time, simple. Themes like human nature, values and morals, and the degeneration of the same are celebrated in his short stories and novels.
In this Penlighten piece, we have brought for you some of the most memorable J.D. Salinger quotes that showcase just how talented this author was.