God, I love it when a kid’s nice and polite when you tighten their skate for them or something. Most kids are. They really are.

J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye. Chapter 16. This quote depicts how Holden is attached to childhood. He does not want to grow up, he likes children. Since he believes that all adults are phonies, children are the only people he can rely on. He wants to remain a kid because they are the only people that are truly nice.