J.D. Salinger

29 Jan

Jerome David Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010)

Salinger was an American author , who published four books, one of which was a compostion of short stories. However, Salinger was known for two things: His reclusive nature and his best selling novel, The Catcher in the Rye. The book which was published in 1951, remains highly controversial and continues to sell upwards of 250,000 copies a year.

Before Jerome David passed he left the general public with numerous quotes and quotable excerpts. Like a well appointed bowtie this quote is perfect for the occasion:

“I hope to hell that when I do die somebody has the sense to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except stick me in a goddam cemetary. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.”

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