Joseph Heller Quotes

20 Joseph Heller quotes:

"I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service."
"Every writer I know has trouble writing."
"When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as "Catch-22" I'm tempted to reply, "Who has?"
"Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major it had been all three."
"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."
"When I grow up I want to be a little boy."
"I think in every country that there is at least one executive who is scared of going crazy."
"He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody."
"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."
"I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long."
"The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on."
"He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it."
"Rise above principal and do what's right."
"Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it."
"I don't believe in miracles because it's been a long time since we've had any."
"Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them."
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"We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist."
"He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt."
"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."
"[(CNN) --] Everyone in my book accuses everyone else of being crazy, ... Frankly, I think the whole society is nuts -- and the question is: What does a sane man do in an insane society?"
Author: Heller Quotes Category: Society Quotes

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