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    14 Alternate "Catcher In The Rye" Covers

    Annotated by Holden Caulfield.

    “I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden...

    Alexander Wells / Via

    ...I almost wished I was dead.”

    "I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff...

    Levente Szabó / Via

    ...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 do all day."

    “Don't ever tell anybody anything...

    Adrian Salmon / Via

    ....If you do, you start missing everybody.”

    “When you're not looking...

    Laura Fitzgerald / Via

    ...somebody'll sneak up and write "Fuck you" right under your nose.”

    "I put on this hat I’d bought in New York that morning...

    Darren Booth / Via

    ...It was this red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks. I saw it in the window of this sports store when we got out of the subway, just after I noticed I'd lost all the goddam foils. It only cost me a buck."

    "I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all...

    Neil Webb / Via

    ...I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be."

    "I was thinking about the lagoon in Central Park...

    Robert Hodgson / Via

    ...down near Central Park South. I was wondering if it would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where did the ducks go? I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away.”

    "Sometimes I act a lot older than I am...

    Jonathan Mead / Via

    ...I really do - but people never notice it. People never notice anything.”

    “My brother Allie had this left-handed fielder's mitt...

    Rich Johnson / Via

    ...He was left handed. The thing that was descriptive about it though, was that he had poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere. In green ink. He wrote them on it so that he'd have something to read when he was in the field and nobody was up to bat”

    “If you sat around there long enough...

    M.S. Corley / Via

    ...and heard all the phonies applauding and all, you got to hate everybody in the world, I swear you did.”

    "It was that kind of a crazy afternoon...

    Ben Dorling / Via

    ...terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road.”

    "I swung the old peak way around to the back...

    Judge A. Book / Via

    ...very corny, I'll admit, but I liked it that way. I looked good in it that way.”

    “Certain things, they should stay the way they are...

    Euan Cook / Via

    ...You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.”

    “I don't even know what I was running for...

    Willie Jiminez / Via

    ...I guess I just felt like it.”

    Sleep tight, ya morons!
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