Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Favorite Quote from a Favorite Book - Catcher in the Rye

"Among other things,
you'll find that you're not
the first person
who was ever confused and frightened
and even sickened by human behavior.

You're by no means alone on that score,
you'll be excited and stimulated to know.
Many, many men have been just as troubled morally
and spiritually as you are right now.

Happily, some of them kept record
of their troubles.
You'll learn from them - if you want to.
Just as someday,
if you have something to offer,
someone will learn something from you.
It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement.
And it is education.
It's history.
It's poetry."

--Holden Caulfield
in The Catcher in the Rye1951

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