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My favorite quote overall from the Catcher In The Rye is this, from page 77 in chapter 11. It says this, “She was a funny girl, old Jane. I wouldn’t exactly describe her as strictly beautiful. She knocked me out, though. She was sort of muckle-mouthed. I mean when she was talking and she got excited about something, her mouth sort of went off in about 50 directions, her lips and all. That killed me. And she never really closed it all the way either, her mouth. It was always just a little bit open, especially when she got in her golf stance, or when she was reading a book.” I love this quote because it shows how much attention to detail he payed when it came to Jane, and I think that’s something beautiful that people need to do more often. I feel as though when you live with someone for a while, or hang out with them often, you start to subconsciously notice all the little things about them and all their manerisms, but you don’t notice you know all these things until someone asks you about the person. Or, perhaps you think “well she would do it this way”, or “that sounds like something ____ would say!”. Or, when someone asks about a person and you start to picture all your little memories with them, and what they were doing in the moment, and exactly how they did it. The way their smile forms, certain expressions they make in different situations, or when you can see their brain working something out. Or perhaps when they’re eating, reading, the way they’re sitting, or even just being on their phone. After being with someone for that long, it’s easy to picture how they live their life, and I think it’s such a stunning way to represent a relationship. Think about it- that person you were friends with 5 years ago that you think about maybe every 6 months, is so much more difficult to picture than is your parents or best friend. Think of them right now, you can probably see them in your mind doing whatever little everyday thing you always see them doing, and it means so much because you can see their personality through it, too.

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