I wish I’d a knowed more people. I would have loved ‘em all. If I’d a knowed more I’d a loved more.
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

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Cool Fact: Toni Morrison was the first African American writer to receive the Nobel Prize in literature.

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Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye