Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Classic?

One hundred and eighty-eight pages of The Catcher in the Rye to finally come up with a sentence free of profanity or sexuality and actually worth quoting, "The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." The character who delivers this line says he is quoting from a book by a psychoanalyst named Wilhelm Stekel. Perhaps I should have read Dr. Stekel's book instead . . .

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