“I’ve been going to graduations, and there isn’t much that I find more pretentious or irksome than the sight of ‘faculty’ and graduates in their academic get-ups.”
Author J.D. SALINGER, writing in a letter to E. Michael Mitchell, who illustrated his landmark novel The Catcher In The Rye. The letter, dated June 1982, was one of two found inside a copy of the book which Salinger refused to sign for Mitchell.
(via the New York Times)