You know, that might be the answer - to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That's a trick that never seems to fail.— Joseph Heller
Professional Catch 22 Important quotations
You have no respect for excessive authority or obsolete traditions.
You're dangerous and depraved, and you ought to be taken outside and shot!
Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret.
Drop him out a window, and he'll fall. Set fire to him and he'll burn. Bury him and he'll rot, like other kinds of garbage. The spirit gone, man is garbage. That was Snowden's secret. Ripeness was all.
Be glad you're even alive.' Be furious you're going to die.
I'll tell you what justice is. Justice is a knee in the gut from the floor on the chin at night sneaky with a knife brought up down on the magazine of a battleship sandbagged underhanded in the dark without a word of warning
There was only one catch and that was catch 22
Major Major never sees anyone in his office while he's in his office.
Fortunately, just when things were blackest, the war broke out.
They couldn't keep Death out, but while she was in she had to act like a lady.
The enemy," retorted Yossarian with weighted precision, "is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on, and that includes Colonel Cathcart. And don't you forget that, because the longer you remember it, the longer you might live.
When I look up, I see people cashing in.
I don't see heaven or saints or angels. I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.
They're trying to kill me," Yossarian told him calmly.
No one's trying to kill you," Clevinger cried. Then why are they shooting at me?" Yossarian asked. They're shooting at everyone," Clevinger answered. "They're trying to kill everyone." And what difference does that make?
That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed. It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.
Clevinger had a mind, and Lieutenant Scheisskoph had noticed that people with minds tended to get pretty smart at times.