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QUIZ: Is This a Catcher in the Rye Quote or a Lana Del Rey Lyric?

QUIZ: Is This a <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> Quote or a Lana Del Rey Lyric?

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If you want to write a Lana Del Rey song, you’re going to need some sadness, a bit of angst, and whole lot of 1950s Americana. Presumably, this is also how J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye. Can you tell them apart?

1. "Money is the reason we exist. Everybody knows it, it's a fact."

2. "Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody."

3. "New York's terrible when somebody laughs on the street very late at night."

4. "But nothing could stop the two of us if that's what we want. We could just get lost."

5. "You have this way of making me say the opposite of everything I mean."

6. "You'd just passed by one of those puddles in the street with gasoline rainbows in them."

7. "When you talk, it's like a movie, and you're making me crazy."

8. "I can very clearly see you dying nobly, one way or another, for some highly unworthy cause."

9. "All right, you got me. I don't play a good guitar."

10. "I can't explain what I mean. And even if I could, I'm not sure I'd feel like it."

11. "Well, I didn't know it would come to this, but that's what happens when you're on your own."

12. "I don't even know what I was running for. I guess I just felt like it."

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