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Jerome David Salinger

Geburtstag: 1. Januar 1919
Todesdatum: 27. Januar 2010

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Jerome David Salinger meist abgekürzt als J. D. Salinger, gesprochen /ˈsælɪndʒər/ war ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller.

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„Man sollte nie jemand etwas erzählen. Sonst fangen sie alle an einem zu fehlen.“

— Jerome David Salinger
"Der Fänger im Roggen". Deutsch von Heinrich Böll. Kiepenheuer und Witsch Köln 1962. Die letzten Sätze des Romans.

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„Das Kennzeichen des unreifen Menschen ist, daß er für eine Sache nobel sterben will, während der reife Mensch bescheiden für eine Sache leben möchte.“

— Jerome David Salinger
zitiert als Äußerung Wilhelm Stekels in J. D. Salingers Roman "Der Fänger im Roggen". Deutsch von Heinrich Böll. Kiepenheuer und Witsch Köln 1962. Kapitel 24

„Man kann einen Lehrer nicht davon abbringen, wenn er irgendetwas vorhat. Er tut es einfach doch.“

— Jerome David Salinger
"Der Fänger im Roggen". Deutsch von Heinrich Böll. Kiepenheuer und Witsch Köln 1962, Kapitel 2.

„I'm a kind of a paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: I'm a kind of a paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. <!-- p. 76

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„Jesus realized there is no separation from God.“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: I can't see why anybody — unless he was a child, or an angel, or a lucky simpleton like the pilgrim — would even want to say a prayer to a Jesus who was the least bit different from the way he looks and sounds in the New Testament. My God! He's only the most intelligent man in the Bible, that's all! Who isn't he head and shoulders over? Who? Both Testaments are full of pundits, prophets, disciples, favorite sons, Solomons, Isaiahs, Davids, Pauls — but, my God, who besides Jesus really knew which end was up? Nobody. Not Moses. Don't tell me Moses. He was a nice man, and he kept in beautiful touch with his God, and all that — but that's exactly the point. He had to keep in touch. Jesus realized there is no separation from God.

„You still can't love a Jesus as much as you'd like to who did and said a couple of things he was at least reported to have said or done — and you know it.“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: You still can't love a Jesus as much as you'd like to who did and said a couple of things he was at least reported to have said or done — and you know it. You're constitutionally unable to love or understand any son of God who throws tables around. And you're constitutionally unable to love or understand any son of God who says a human being, any human being — even a Professor Tupper — is more valuable to God than any soft, helpless Easter chick.

„Holden Caulfield is only a frozen moment in time.“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: There's no more to Holden Caulfield. Read the book again. It’s all there. Holden Caulfield is only a frozen moment in time. On the main character in his novel The Catcher in the Rye, as quoted in [http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/salinger-asks-appeals-court-to-uphold-ban-on-catcher-sequel/"Salinger Asks Appeals Court to Uphold Ban on ‘Catcher’ Sequel" in The New York Times (14 August 2009)]

„Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: I don't know. Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.

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„I'm known as a strange, aloof kind of man. But all I'm doing is trying to protect myself and my work.“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: There is a marvelous peace in not publishing. … It's peaceful. Still. Publishing is a terrible invasion of my privacy. I like to write. I live to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure. … I don't necessarily intend to publish posthumously, but I do like to write for myself. … I pay for this kind of attitude. I'm known as a strange, aloof kind of man. But all I'm doing is trying to protect myself and my work. Statements to New York Times reporter Lacey Fosburgh, as quoted in Salinger : A Biography (2000) by Paul Alexander; also in If You Really Want to Hear About It : Writers on J.D. Salinger and His Work (2006) by Catherine Crawford.

„I'd just be the catcher in the rye, and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around — nobody big, I mean — except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff — I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye, and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.

„I swear to you, you're missing the whole point of the Jesus Prayer. The Jesus Prayer has one aim, and one aim only. To endow the person who says it with Christ-Consciousness.“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: I swear to you, you're missing the whole point of the Jesus Prayer. The Jesus Prayer has one aim, and one aim only. To endow the person who says it with Christ-Consciousness. Not to set up some little cozy, holier-than-thou trysting place with some sticky, adorable divine personage who'll take you in his arms and relieve you of all your duties and make all your nasty Weltschmerzen and Professor Tuppers go away and never come back. And by God, if you have intelligence enough to see that — and you do — and yet you refuse to see it, then you're misusing the prayer, you're using it to ask for a world full of dolls and saints and no Professor Tuppers.

„Both Testaments are full of pundits, prophets, disciples, favorite sons, Solomons, Isaiahs, Davids, Pauls — but, my God, who besides Jesus really knew which end was up?“

— Jerome David Salinger
Context: I can't see why anybody — unless he was a child, or an angel, or a lucky simpleton like the pilgrim — would even want to say a prayer to a Jesus who was the least bit different from the way he looks and sounds in the New Testament. My God! He's only the most intelligent man in the Bible, that's all! Who isn't he head and shoulders over? Who? Both Testaments are full of pundits, prophets, disciples, favorite sons, Solomons, Isaiahs, Davids, Pauls — but, my God, who besides Jesus really knew which end was up? Nobody. Not Moses. Don't tell me Moses. He was a nice man, and he kept in beautiful touch with his God, and all that — but that's exactly the point. He had to keep in touch. Jesus realized there is no separation from God.

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