"I can be quite sarcastic when I'm in the mood" Holden's speech is very sarcastic when he is talking to close friends. When Ackley asks how the book is when Holdense reading it he responds in a sarcastic tone, "This sentence I'm reading is terrific."
"I didn't throw the snowball at anything, though. I started to throw it. At a car that was parked across the street. But i changed my mind. The car looked so nice and white." This quote shows how Holden's actions are under his control and how he is very restrained.
"I am always saying Glad to've met you to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though." Holden's effects on others is kind of a fake effect, because you will never know what he is actually thinking about.
Adam, Jared, Zach
"I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away." Holden thinks about things that aren't very important.
"I'm a very light eater. I really am. That's why I'm so damn skinny." Holden is skinny and not like all the other "Hot Shots" that attend pencey .