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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

by J.D. Salinger

Love Quotes

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Quote #1

The letter was written – typewritten – on pale-blue notepaper. It had a handled, unfresh look, as if it had been taken out of its envelope and read several times before: (Franny.1.3)

Lane obviously cares for Franny, as we see by the number of times that he's read and re-read her letter, yet he doesn't reveal this to her.

Quote #2

All my love,
FRANNY
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX (Franny.1.4)

Franny lacks all the reticence that characterizes Lane.

Quote #3

"I've just felt so destructive all week. It's awful, I'm horrible."

"Your letter didn't sound so goddam destructive."

Franny nodded solemnly. She was looking at a little warm blotch of sunshine, about the size of a poker chip, on the tablecloth. "I had to strain to write it," she said.

Lane started to say something to that, but the waiter was suddenly there to take away the empty Martini glasses. "You want another one?" Lane asked Franny. (Franny.2.25-8)

Franny has just delivered a dagger of a confession to Lane – that it took effort on her part to sound loving in her letter – and all he does is focus on something material.

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