Monday, January 4, 2010

Line By Line: Joseph Heller, Catch 22

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you."

"You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission. How much older can you be at your age?"

“You wouldn’t be normal if you were never afraid. Even the bravest men experience fear. One of the biggest jobs we all face in combat is to overcome fear.”

"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."

"[T]hat's the way things go when you elevate mediocre people to positions of authority."

1 comment:

  1. I've never read this book before but it's one I've always wanted to because of it's controversial nature. Nice lines. I may pick it up this year.