Salinger says…

My weekend reading (with a brief break to read Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith)

“If you’re a poet, you do something beautiful. I mean you’re suppose to leave something beautiful after you get off the page and everything….All that maybe the slightly better ones do is sort of get inside your head and leave something there, but just because they do, just because they know how to leave something, it doesn’t have to be a poem, for heaven’s sake, it may just be some kind of terribly fascinating, syntaxy droppings—excuse the expression….” — Franny

“But the big thing is, you raved and you bitched when you came home about the stupidity of audiences. The goddamn ‘unskilled laughter’ coming from the fifth row…But that’s none of your business, really….An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s. You have no right to think about those things, I swear to you. Not in any real sense anyway.” — Zooey

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Posted on May 28, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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