Joseph Heller - Quotes

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Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck. ---->>>

He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt. ---->>>

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. ---->>>

Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them. ---->>>

Rise above principle and do what's right. ---->>>

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist. ---->>>

He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody. ---->>>

The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on. ---->>>

Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.

Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. ---->>>

When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as 'Catch-22' I'm tempted to reply, 'Who has?' ---->>>

I think in every country that there is at least one executive who is scared of going crazy. ---->>>

I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long. ---->>>

Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged them in alphabetical order so that he could put his finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about. ---->>>

But that was war. Just about all he could find in its favor was that it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious influence of their parents. ---->>>

I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals. ---->>>

When I grow up I want to be a little boy. ---->>>

Every writer I know has trouble writing. ---->>>

I don't believe in miracles because it's been a long time since we've had any. ---->>>

I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service. ---->>>

He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-01, 1923
Birthplace:
Die: 12-12, 1999
Occupation: Novelist
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Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American author of novels, short stories, plays and screenplays. His best-known work is the novel Catch-22, a satire on war and bureaucracy, whose title has become a synonym for an absurd or contradictory choice.(wikipedia)