The only thing you can do now, the only religious thing you can do, is act. Act for God, if you want to— be God’s actress, if you want to. What could be prettier? You can at least try to, if you want to —there’s nothing wrong in trying.“ There was a slight pause. You’d better get busy, though, buddy. The goddam sands run out on you every time you turn around. I know what I’m talking about. You’re lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world.”

As Nietzsche spoke, so too Salinger. (from Franny and Zooey)

November 20, 2010