24 Profoundly Important Lessons We Learned From Catcher In The Rye

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Holden Caulfield was wise beyond his years.

The odds are that like many of us, the first time you ever met Holden Caulfield from J.D. Salinger's masterpiece "The Catcher In the Rye," you were quite possibly forced into reading his story by a high school English teacher.

Unlike certain books that left you wishing you'd taken your chances with the Sparks Notes however, Catcher In the Rye is one of those novels that catches you off guard due to it's profound insights into growing up as well as the human condition in general.

Here we'll look back on some of the greatest quotes from young Holden himself, as well as some of the life lessons he learned throughout the book, many of which seem to have stood the test of time as far as being completely relatable observations on life, love, and the angst that's a part of living.

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