J.D. Salinger is best known in America for that high school curriculum staple The Catcher in the Rye, but he was also a fairly prolific short story writer for The New Yorker in the late '40s. A bundle of those stories were anthologized in his 1953 collection Nine Stories. Parenthetically, if you recall bohemian one-hit wonder chick Lisa Loeb of the Reality Bites hit breakup song Stay (I Missed You), her band---Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories---was named after the collection.
Along with A Perfect Day for a Bananafish, the other highly popular story from the collection was For Esme with Love and Squalor. It was in this later story that I encountered my favorite of many memorable Salinger quotes:
Loretta was Clay's girl. They intended to get married at their earliest convenience. She wrote to him fairly regularly, from a paradise of triple exclamation points and inaccurate observations.