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J. D. Salinger

I mean they don’t seem able to love us just the way we are. They don’t seem able to love us unless they can keep changing us a little bit. They love their reasons for loving us almost as much as they love us, and most of the time more. — J. D. Salinger, from “Teddy,” Nine Stories. (Back Bay Books January 30, 2001) Originally published 1953.

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