Friday, June 29, 2007

Reminder of Gross Humanity

J.D. Salinger: "The thing to listen for, every time, with a public confessor, is what he's not confessing to. At a certain period of his life (usually, grievous to say, a successful period), a man may suddenly feel it Within His Power to confess that he cheated on his final exams at college, he may even choose to reveal that between the ages of twenty-two and twenty-four he was sexually impotent, but these gallant confessions in themselves are no guarantee that we'll find out whether he once got piqued at his pet hamster and stepped on its head."

1 comment:

  1. Nobody wants to talk about the hamster's head. How about a gerbil's?


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