"Please follow your heart, win or lose."- J.D. Salinger
When Robert Graham was in his early 20s, he read J.D. Salinger's novella “Seymour: An Introduction” and felt compelled to copy down a few lines on a notepad. He then folded up that piece of paper and stuck it in his wallet, where it’s been for the past 30 years.
As a classically trained musician, Graham had some reservations when it came to composing his own music, but he would recall Salinger’s lines as a call to action, reminding him of what was truly important.
Here are a few other lines from the novel that Robert tries to live by.
“Do you know what you will be asked when you die? …. I'm so sure you'll get asked only two questions. Were most of your stars out? Were you busy writing your heart out?”