J. D. Salinger
An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
He had a theory, Walt did, that the religious life, and all the agony that goes with it, is just something God sics on people who have the gall to accuse Him of having created an ugly world.
I don't even like old cars. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.