The Catcher in the Rye

by: J. D. Salinger

Chapters 13–15

1

Sometimes you get tired of riding in taxicabs the same way you get tired riding in elevators. All of a sudden, you have to walk, no matter how far or how high up.

2

What I did, I started talking, sort of out loud, to Allie. I do that sometimes when I get very depressed.

3

I remember I asked old Childs if he thought Judas, the one that betrayed Jesus and all, went to Hell after he committed suicide. Childs said certainly. That’s exactly where I disagreed with him. I said I’d bet a thousand bucks that Jesus never sent old Judas to Hell.

4

The thing is, it’s really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs—if yours are really good ones and theirs aren’t.

5

The thing is, it drives me crazy if somebody gets killed—especially somebody very smart and entertaining and all—and it’s somebody else’s fault. Romeo and Juliet at least it was their own fault.