Salinger (Steve Salerno, 2013)
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Let’s face it, Nitehawk employs the kind of beautiful misfits who would be found in J.D. Salinger’s stories. So, it comes as no surprise that we devoured his books as youngsters and, ever unphony as we are, here are a selection of our favorite quotes by Salinger’s characters…

“Any time I’m feeling blue, or puzzled, what I do, I just invite a few people to come visit me in the bathroom, and–well, we iron things out together, that’s all.” – Franny and Zoey (Julia Schweizer, Events Manager)

“When you’re not looking, somebody’ll sneak up and write “Fuck you” right under your nose.” – Catcher in the Rye (Michael Franey, Chef de Cuisine)

“It’s funny. All you have to do is say something that nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.” – Catcher in the Rye (Joe Muto, Projectionist)

“I privately say to you, old friend… please accept from me this unpretentious bouquet of early-blooming parentheses: (((()))).” – Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters (Kris King, Hatched co-editor and projectionist)

“If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late?” – Catcher in the Rye (Sean Newsome, Manager)

“I prayed for the city to be cleared of people, for the gift of being alone—a-l-o-n-e: which is the one New York prayer that rarely gets lost or delayed in channels, and in no time at all everything I touched turned to solid loneliness.” – De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period (Mason Rader, Pre-Show Director)

“If I were God, I certainly wouldn’t want people to love me sentimentally. It’s too unreliable.” – Nine Stories (Matt Walker, Assistant Bar Manger)