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Catch-22  
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First edition cover
Author Joseph Heller
Cover artist Paul Bacon [1]
Country USA
Language English
Genre(s) Black humor, satire, war fiction, historical fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date 11 November 1961
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 453 pp (1st edition hardback)
ISBN 0-684-83339-5
OCLC Number 35231812
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 22
LC Classification PS3558.E476 C3 2004
Followed by Closing Time (1994)
.Catch-22 is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the twentieth century.^ Catch-22 - Joseph Heller Catch-22 Joseph Heller .

^ At the heart of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 is a brilliant paradox: if you plead insanity to avoid suicidal bombing missions then you must be sane and can't be excused.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ And if that doesn't work, point out the great number of American families that depend on it for income."

[2] .It has a distinctive non-chronological style where events are described from different characters' points of view and out of sequence so that the time line develops along with the plot.^ In no time at all, Orr had that fishing line out into the water, trolling away as happily as a lark.

The novel follows Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier, and a number of other characters. Most events occur while the airmen of the fictional Fighting 256th (or "two to the fighting eighth power") Squadron are based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea west of Italy.

Contents

Concept

Among other things, Catch-22 is a general critique of bureaucratic operation and reasoning. .Resulting from its specific use in the book, the phrase "Catch-22" is common idiomatic usage meaning "a no-win situation" or "a double bind" of any type.^ What does it mean, Catch-22?

^ I suggest using that tack when you call your congresspeople and write LTE. "Are you content to be a rubber stamp with no meaning whatsoever?"
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Within the book, "Catch-22" is a military rule, the self-contradictory circular logic that, for example, prevents anyone from avoiding combat missions.^ At the heart of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 is a brilliant paradox: if you plead insanity to avoid suicidal bombing missions then you must be sane and can't be excused.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesselyn Radack's diary :: :: Here is the catch-22 for anyone who wants to challenge this Administration's various secret programs.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

In Heller's own words:
.There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.^ There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, that specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.

^ "There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ There's one colonel in Pianosa who's hardly concerned any more with whether he hits the target or not."

.'Orr' was crazy and could be grounded.^ Orr was crazy and could be grounded.

.All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions.^ All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions.

^ All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions...
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane, he had to fly them.

.Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them.^ Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane, he had to fly them.

^ He has to fly more missions.

^ All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions...
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

.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.^ Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane, he had to fly them.

.Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.^ "Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ That's some Catch: Captain Yossarian from Catch 22.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ Being well positioned when that shift happens is not a Catch-22 it's a shrewd political move, as Abbot well knows and Uhlmann plainly doesn't.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]


."That's some catch, that Catch-22," Yossarian observed.^ That's some Catch: Captain Yossarian from Catch 22.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of the clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.

^ "Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]


."It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.^ "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Other forms of Catch-22 are invoked throughout the novel to justify various bureaucratic actions.^ At the heart of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 is a brilliant paradox: if you plead insanity to avoid suicidal bombing missions then you must be sane and can't be excused.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

.At one point, victims of harassment by military police (MPs) quote the MPs as having explained one of Catch-22's provisions: Catch-22 states that agents enforcing Catch-22 need not prove that Catch-22 actually contains whatever provision the accused violator is accused of violating.^ There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, that specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.

^ "There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

.An old woman explains: Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can’t stop them from doing. This nightmare of a bureaucracy crushing the individual with absurdity is similar to the world of Kafka's 'Trial', and George Orwell's '1984', the concept of 'doublethink' having definite echoes in Heller's work.^ Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing."

^ "They don't have to show us Catch-22," the old woman answered.

^ I really had no right to say anything."

.Yossarian comes to realize that Catch-22 does not actually exist, but because the powers that be claim it does, and the world believes it does, it nevertheless has potent effects.^ That's some Catch: Captain Yossarian from Catch 22.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ What does it mean, Catch-22?

^ Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of the clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.

.Indeed, because it does not exist there is no way it can be repealed, undone, overthrown, or denounced.^ There is no other way.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There's no two way about it."

^ Recommended by: InquisitiveRaven , leonard145b Does this mean that no advocacy group ie AARP,NAACP etc can bring suit because they were not directly harmed?
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

The combination of brute force with specious legalistic justification is one of the book's primary motifs.
.The motif of bureaucratic absurdity is further explored in 1994's Closing Time, Heller's sequel to Catch-22.^ Catch-22 - Joseph Heller Catch-22 Joseph Heller .

.This darker, slower-paced, apocalyptic novel explores the pre- and post-war lives of some of the major characters in Catch-22, with particular emphasis on the relationship between Yossarian and tailgunner Sammy Singer.^ That's some Catch: Captain Yossarian from Catch 22.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ At the heart of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 is a brilliant paradox: if you plead insanity to avoid suicidal bombing missions then you must be sane and can't be excused.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ "Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

Synopsis

The development of the novel can be split into multiple segments. .The first (chapters 1-12) broadly follows the story fragmented between characters, but in a single chronological time in 1943. The second (chapters 12-20) flashes back to focus primarily on the "Great Big Siege of Bologna" before once again jumping to the chronological "present" of 1943 in the third part (chapter 20-25).^ Hurley asks why and Des flashes through his visions once more before saying "Someone's coming."
  • Catch-22 - Jate - Jack and Kate Wiki 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jate.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

The fourth (chapters 25-28) flashes back to the origins and growth of Milo’s syndicate, with the fifth part (chapter 28-32) returning again to the narrative "present" but keeping to the same tone of the previous four. .In the sixth and final part (chapter 32 on) while remaining in the "present" time the novel takes a much darker turn and spends the remaining chapters focusing on the serious and brutal nature of war and life in general.^ I think it's part of their training that it's important for them to remain in control at all times.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ General to appoint a Special Prosecutor to look into all the crime and corruption of the last 8 yrs, by the time they take office?
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

[3]
While the previous five parts develop the novel in the present and by use of flash-backs, it is in chapters 32-41 of the sixth and final part where the novel significantly darkens. Previously the reader had been cushioned from experiencing the full horror of events, but now the events are laid bare, allowing the full effect to take place. .The horror begins with the attack on the undefended Italian mountain village, with the following chapters involving despair (Doc Daneeka and the Chaplain), disappearance in combat (Orr and Clevinger), disappearance caused by the army (Dunbar) or death (Nately, McWatt, Kid Sampson, Dobbs, Chief White Halfoat and Hungry Joe) of most of Yossarian’s friends, culminating in the unspeakable horrors of Chapter 39, in particular the rape and murder of Michaela, who represents pure innocence.^ You know, someone who was killed in the war, like Clevinger, Orr, Dobbs, Kid Sampson or McWatt."

^ Yossarian ran to get Hungry Joe, who was sleeping like a baby.

^ "I've got it all worked out," Dobbs whispered, gripping the side of Orr's cot with white-knuckled hands to constrain them from waving.

[3]

Style

.Many events in the book are repeatedly described from differing points of view, so the reader learns more about each event from each iteration, with the new information often completing a joke, the punchline of which was told several chapters previously.^ It's about the optimal policy and that this is more likely to be achieved with the benefit of better quality information in a post Copenhagen environment than a prior one.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ The ALP know that and there are just as many different views within the ALP as elsewhere...
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

.The narrative often describes events out of sequence, but events are referred to as if the reader is already familiar with them, so that the reader must ultimately piece together a timeline of events.^ Des turns back to him and tells him that he saw a sequence of events but he doesn't know how they fit together.
  • Catch-22 - Jate - Jack and Kate Wiki 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jate.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

Specific words, phrases, and questions are also repeated frequently, generally to comic effect.
.Much of Heller's prose in Catch-22 is circular and repetitive, exemplifying in its form the structure of a Catch-22.^ At the heart of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 is a brilliant paradox: if you plead insanity to avoid suicidal bombing missions then you must be sane and can't be excused.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

Heller revels in paradox, for example: The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. .In three days no one could stand him, and The case against Clevinger was open and shut.^ We may get this answered in this case or the 9th Circuit cases, but is is not a traditional standing question because the government's position is, in essence, that no one has standing.It is not that these plaintiffs lack standing, but that all potential plaintiffs lack standing.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I wonder if there's a theory under which a state could become one of the plaintiffs in a suit against the violations of FISA. .
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I suppose, one could report to the police that one has committed murder, but if no one else complains, and if no names are given, they will simply send you on your way.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

The only thing missing was something to charge him with.
This atmosphere of apparent logical irrationality pervades the whole book.
While a few characters are most prominent, notably Yossarian and the Chaplain, the majority of named characters are described in a typical extent, with fully fleshed out or multidimensional personas, to the extent that there are few if any "minor characters".

Major themes

.One of the first themes developed in the novel is the question of what is right to do in a basic moral dilemma/social dilemma/prisoner's dilemma; where a person can cooperate with others to their collective greater payoff; or can sell them out by not cooperating, and reap even greater benefits as an individual.^ Personally, as some others have said, I don't think that the next Liberal PM is even in the parliament yet.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

.Yossarian is presented as having decided upon and relishing the immoral choice to such questions: "Yossarian throbbed with a mighty sense of accomplishment each time he gazed at [the officers' club building] and reflected that none of the work that had gone into it was his," which solidly casts Yossarian as an anti-hero to the reader.^ Yossarian went to the officers' club that night and stayed very late.

^ They bombed all four squadrons, the officer's club and the Group Headquarters building.

.Yossarian (and Doc Daneeka) wonder 'why me' when it comes to taking risks when others aren't.^ Yossarian shouted anxiously at Doc Daneeka as he ran up, breathless and limp, his somber eyes burning with a misty, hectic anguish.

^ Yossarian gawked at Doc Daneeka in grotesque dismay.

^ "Give Yossarian all the dried fruit and fruit juices he wants," Doc Daneeka had written.

.To this, Major Danby asks Yossarian, "But suppose everybody on our side felt that way," to which Yossarian replies, "Then I’d certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way.^ "But suppose everybody on our side felt that way?"

^ "Then I'd certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way.

^ "But, Yossarian, suppose everyone felt that way."

Wouldn’t I?"
.Another theme is the turning on their heads of notions of what people generally think of as morally right or wrong, particularly patriotism and honor, which lead most of the airmen to accept abusive lies and petty rules of bureaucrats, though Yossarian whole-heartedly disregards all such notions.^ It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice.

^ Yossarian left money in the old woman's lap - it was odd how many wrongs leaving money seemed to right...

^ But when the government asserts that the information necessary to establish the right to seek such relief if not required to be disclosed, it is free to disregard the law and the Constitution.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

When Major Major asks why he wouldn't fly more missions, Yossarian answers:
"'I’m afraid.'
'That’s nothing to be ashamed of,' Major Major counseled him kindly. 'We’re all afraid.'
'I’m not ashamed,’ Yossarian said. ‘I’m just afraid.'"
.Several themes flow into one another, for example, 'that the only way to survive such an insane system is to be insane oneself,' is partially a take on Yossarian's answer to the Social dilemma (that he would be a fool to be any other way); and another theme, 'that bad men (who sell out others) are more likely to get ahead, rise in rank, and make money,' turns our notions of what is estimable on their heads as well.^ Its simply that the other party is voted out.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ Something like that is needed to track discovery rules, so that one party can't be forced to fail to meet its initial burden of proof simply because of the intransigence of the other party.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But again, the Federalist Society types don't seem likely to grant such limited discovery even if it is only for the purposes of establishing standing.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

Heller suggests that bureaucracies often lead organizations, especially when run by bad or insane people, to trivialize important matters (e.g., those affecting life and death), and to grossly exaggerate the importance of trivial matters (e.g., clerical errors). Everyone in the book, even Yossarian at the beginning, is behaving insanely in their clerical decisions.
While the (official) enemies are the Germans, no German ever actually appears in the story as an enemy combatant. .As the narrative progresses, Yossarian comes to fear American bureaucrats more than he fears the Germans attempting to shoot down his bomber.^ "I've got more than your dose of clap," Yossarian told him.

^ If I can persuade the Germans to pay me a thousand dollars for every plane they shoot down, why shouldn't I take it?"

This ironic situation is epitomized in the single appearance of German personnel in the novel, who act as pilots employed by a private entrepreneur working within the United States military. This predicament indicates a tension between traditional motives for violence and the modern economic machine, which seems to generate violence simply as another means to profit, quite independent of geographical or ideological constraints.
.Among the reasons Yossarian fears his commanders more than the enemy is that, as he flies more missions, the number of missions required before he can go home is continually increasing: he is always approaching the magic number, but he never reaches it.^ All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions...
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ They continue on for a ways before Hurley collapses on the ground and says that he's going to have a coronary.
  • Catch-22 - Jate - Jack and Kate Wiki 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jate.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hockey is only marginally more electable than Abbott, but he stands for something more decent and reasonable than the fascist hacks that stand to benefit from Turnbull's demise.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

He comes to despair of ever going home and is greatly relieved when he is sent to the hospital for a condition that is almost jaundice. In Yossarian's words:
.The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on, and that includes Colonel Cathcart.^ "What have you and Colonel Cathcart got to do with my country?

^ "The enemy," resorted 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.

^ "He's talking to you," Colonel Korn whispered over Colonel Cathcart's shoulder from behind, jabbing his elbow sharply into Colonel Cathcart's back.

.And don't you forget that, because the longer you remember it, the longer you might live.^ Don't be so afraid of dying that you forget to live.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Don't you remember, sir?

^ You might live to be a hundred and seven too."

(Chapter 12)
List of motifs:
  • Sanity and insanity [4]
  • Heroes and heroism [4]
  • Absurdity and inefficiency of bureaucracy [4]
  • Power of bureaucracy [5]
  • Questioning/Loss of religious faith [5]
  • Impotence of language [5]
  • Inevitability of death [5]
  • Distortion of justice [6]
  • Concept of Catch-22 [6]
  • Greed [6]
  • Personal integrity [6]
  • Capital and its amorality[7]
  • Fallibility of medicine[citation needed]

Characters

Influences

Although Heller always had a desire to be an author from an early age, his own experiences as a bombardier during World War II strongly influenced Catch-22;[8] however, Heller later said that he had "never had a bad officer."
Czech writer Arnošt Lustig recounts in his book 3x18 that Joseph Heller personally told him that he would never have written Catch-22 had he not first read The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek.[9]
In 1998, some critics raised the possibility that Heller's book had questionable similarities to Louis Falstein's 1950 novel, Face of a Hero. .However, Falstein himself never raised the issue between Catch-22's publication and his death in 1995, and Heller claimed never to have been aware of the obscure novel.^ Catch-22 - Joseph Heller Catch-22 Joseph Heller .

^ At the heart of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 is a brilliant paradox: if you plead insanity to avoid suicidal bombing missions then you must be sane and can't be excused.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

Instead, Heller stated that the novel had been influenced by Céline, Waugh and Nabokov. .Many of the similarities have been stated to be attributable to the two authors' similar experiences; both served in the U.S. Air Force on bombing crews in Italy in World War II. Their general themes and styles are quite different.^ Yes, I'm quite certain Italy will survive this war and still be in existence long after your own country has been destroyed."

[10]

Allusions/references to other works

Catch-22 contains allusions to and draws inspiration from many works of literature, both classical and modern. Howard Jacobson, in his 2004 introduction to the Vintage Classics publication [11], wrote that the novel was "positioned teasingly ... between literature and literature's opposites - between Rabelais and Dickens and Dostoevsky and Gogol and Céline and the Absurdists and of course Kafka on the one hand, and on the other vaudeville and slap-stick and Bilko and Abbott and Costello and Tom and Jerry and the Goons (if Heller had ever heard of the Goons)."

Iliad and Odyssey

Heller casts Yossarian as a modern day, anti-heroic version of Homer's epic hero Achilles, from the Iliad. [12][13] Both works begin with the central character refusing to fight. But whereas Achilles heroically re-enters combat in response to the death of his best friend Patroclus, Yossarian is anti-heroically goaded back to combat early on by mere bureaucratic pressure. .Towards the end of the novel, after the death of Nately, he resolutely refuses to fly more missions.^ He has to fly more missions.

^ "What the devil do you mean, he won't fly any more missions?

^ All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions.

Achilles is promised either fame or a long life, and chooses fame; Yossarian, conversely, chooses life.
The analogy is explicitly suggested by Colonel Korn:
."Who does he think he is — Achilles?"^ "Who does he think he is - Archilles?

.Colonel Korn was pleased with the simile and filed a mental reminder to repeat it the next time he found himself in General Peckem's presence.^ "Very critical times indeed," Colonel Korn agreed with a placid nod.

^ "A man was killed in his plane over Avignon last week and bled all over him," Colonel Korn reported directly to General Dreedle.

^ Colonel Cargill came storming into General Peckem's office a minute later in a furor of timid resentment.

The comparison is made more subtly in a description of the chaplain's feeling of déjà vu:
.But the chaplain's impression of a prior meeting was of some occasion far more momentous and occult than that, of a significant encounter with Yossarian in some remote, submerged and perhaps even entirely spiritual epoch in which he had made the identical, foredooming admission that there was nothing, absolutely nothing, he could do to help him.^ "I've got more than your dose of clap," Yossarian told him.

^ On the other hand, I see Rudd as nothing more than a vacuous entity of smoke and mirrors, so could neither support Labor.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ It's about the optimal policy and that this is more likely to be achieved with the benefit of better quality information in a post Copenhagen environment than a prior one.
  • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

Heller here alludes to Book XI of Homer's epic, the Odyssey,[citation needed] in which the hero Odysseus has descended to the spirit world of Hades and met the dead Achilles. Achilles asks Odysseus for news of the living, which Odysseus provides. In contrast, the chaplain cannot help Yossarian.
The differences between Achilles and Yossarian are explained by other literary influences for Yossarian's character:
They couldn’t touch him because he was Tarzan, Mandrake, Flash Gordon. He was Bill Shakespeare. He was Cain, Ulysses, the Flying Dutchman; he was Lot in Sodom, Deirdre of the Sorrows, Sweeney in the nightingales among trees.

Crime and Punishment

In a dialogue between Clevinger and Yossarian, allusion is made to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, where Yossarian is portrayed as a mirror of Raskolnikov:
"You're crazy," Clevinger shouted vehemently, his eyes filling with tears. "You've got a Jehovah complex."
"I think everyone is Nathaniel."
Clevinger arrested himself in mid-declamation, suspiciously. "Who's Nathaniel?"
"Nathaniel who?" inquired Yossarian innocently.
Clevinger skirted the trap neatly. "You think everybody is Jehovah. .You’re no better than Raskolnikov—"
"Who?"
^ We have no right to question -" "You're insane!"

^ "The enemy," resorted 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.

^ Well at least I'm going to come out of this war alive, which is a lot of than you're going to do."


"—yes, Raskolnikov, who—"
"Raskolnikov!"
."—who—I mean it—who felt he could justify killing an old woman—"
"No better than?"
^ It will take many months for this process to unfold, and there's probably no better than a 50/50 shot that the Supremes will ultimately enforce the subpoenas at that point.
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^ I'm a lawyer from the era in which the old 5th Circuit was the answer to almost every segregation issue, and the judicial branch could actually affect life for the better.
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"—yes, justify, that’s right—with an ax! And I can prove it to you!" .Gasping furiously for air, Clevinger enumerated Yossarian’s symptoms: an unreasonable belief that everybody around him was crazy, a homicidal impulse to machine-gun strangers, retrospective falsification, an unfounded suspicion that people hated him and were conspiring to kill him.^ I make her wear it some night when Moodus is around just to drive him crazy."

^ Clevinger agreed with ex-P.F.C. Wintergreen that it was Yossarian's job to get killed over Bologna and was livid with condemnation when Yossarian confessed that it was he who had moved the bomb line and caused the mission to be canceled.

Near the climax of the novel, during Yossarian's harrowing walk through Rome, the comparison with Raskolnikov is again made:
He heard snarling, inhuman voices cutting through the ghostly blackness in front suddenly ... On the other side of the intersection, a man was beating a dog with a stick like the man who was beating the horse with a whip in Raskolnikov's dream. Yossarian strained helplessly not to see or hear ... A small crowd watched. .A squat woman stepped out and asked him please to stop.^ When I see him coming I'll shove a big log out into the road to make him stop his jeep.

^ "That's one of the reasons I never let him out of my sight, just so he can't get to a woman.

^ Then I'll step out of the bushes with my Luger and shoot him in the head until he's dead.

"Mind your own business," the man barked gruffly, lifting his stick as though he might beat her too ... Yossarian quickened his pace to get away, almost ran ... At the next corner a man was beating a small boy brutally in the midst of an immobile crowd ... Yossarian recoiled with sickening recognition. He was certain he had witnessed that same horrible scene sometime before. Déjà vu?

Other works

Events in the Old Testament are regularly alluded to, and the theme of atheism is highlighted when the Chaplain questions his faith and the reliability of the Bible:
So many things were testing his faith. There was the Bible, of course, but the Bible was a book, and so were Bleak House, Treasure Island, Ethan Frome and The Last of the Mohicans. .Did it then seem probable, as he had once overheard Dunbar ask, that the answers to riddles of creation would be supplied by people too ignorant to understand the mechanics of rainfall?^ She rested against him and cried until she seemed too weak to cry any longer, and did not look at him once until he extended his handkerchief when she had finished.

Had Almighty God, in all His infinite wisdom, really been afraid that men six thousand years ago would succeed in building a tower to heaven?
New Testament references to the life of Christ abound in the final chapters. When Yossarian returns to "The Eternal City," he finds it a hell, filled with starving children, beggars, people beating and raping each other. .He then returns to the base and is offered salvation, ala Christ and the devil, by Colonel Cathcart and Lieutenant Colonel Korn.^ "He's talking to you," Colonel Korn whispered over Colonel Cathcart's shoulder from behind, jabbing his elbow sharply into Colonel Cathcart's back.

^ Colonel Korn inquired with sarcastic seriousness, mocking Colonel Cathcart.

^ "These are very critical times," Colonel Cathcart asserted petulantly from a far corner of the office, paying no attention to Colonel Korn.

They will send him back to America if he will only agree to like them. (The Devil offered Christ salvation if he would bow down and worship him.) .As Yossarian is leaving their office, he is stabbed by Nately's whore, stabbed in the rib cage as Christ was on the cross.^ When Yossarian returned the salute, the private in green fatigues turned suddenly into Nately's whore and lunged at him murderously with a bone-handled kitchen knife...

^ Nately's death, in fact, almost killed Yossarian too, for when he broke the news to Nately's whore in Rome she uttered a piercing heartbroken shriek and tried to stab him to death with a potato peeler.

Yossarian, like Christ, achieves resurrection when he learns that Orr has not died but has rowed to Sweden. This gives Yossarian the power to rise up and head for Sweden and safety himself.
Also mentioned are Moby-Dick, the works of psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing read by the sexually obsessed Mrs Scheisskopf, Edwin Arlington Robinson's Miniver Cheevy, and allusion to William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice when describing the Chaplain as an outsider:
If they pricked him did he not bleed? ... .It seemed never to have occurred to them that be, just as they had eyes, hands, organs, dimensions, senses and affections, that he was fed by the same food...^ Recommended by: RickWn , cotterperson , WI Deadhead , frandor55 , possum reading the stories about the appellate decision, but it seemed so obvious that it never occurred to me to diary it.
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^ I just assumed you would want the enlisted men to be present, since they would be going along on the same mission."

Heller also plays with Malvolio's lines in Twelfth Night when describing Major Major Major:
.Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.^ Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

The chapter "Havermyer" alludes to the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold, using verbatim the final phrase of the poem: "ignorant armies clashed by night."
References to nineteenth century American author Washington Irving also feature, with Yossarian, Major Major, and Corporal Whitcomb all forging documents with his name at some point. The 17th-century English poet John Milton's name is briefly used for the same purpose.
.T.S. Eliot's name is mentioned by Ex-PFC Wintergreen as a poet that makes money (sparking a paranoid chain of phone calls between Generals Peckem and Dreedle).^ "Flying combat missions for General Dreedle is not exactly what I had in mind," he [General Peckem] explained indulgently with a smooth laugh.

Explanation of the novel's title

The title is a reference to a fictional bureaucratic stipulation which embodies multiple forms of illogical and immoral reasoning. That the catch is named exposes the high level of absurdity in the novel, where bureaucratic nonsense has risen to a level at which even the catches are codified with numbers.
A magazine excerpt from the novel was originally published as Catch-18, but Heller's agent, Candida Donadio, requested that it change the title of the novel so it would not be confused with another recently published World War II novel, Leon Uris's Mila 18. The number 18 has special meaning in Judaism (it means life in Gematria) and was relevant to early drafts of the novel which had a somewhat greater Jewish emphasis.[14]
The title Catch-11 was suggested, with the duplicated 1 paralleling the repetition found in a number of character exchanges in the novel, but because of the release of the 1960 movie Ocean's Eleven this was also rejected. .Catch-17 was also rejected, so as not to be confused with the World War II film Stalag 17, as well as Catch-14, apparently because the publisher did not feel that 14 was a "funny number". Eventually the title came to be Catch-22, which, like 11, has a duplicated digit, with the 2 also referring to a number of déjà vu-like events common in the novel.^ "How did you know it was Catch-22?

[14]
A 1950s/early 1960s anthology of war stories included a short version as "Catch-17".[15]

Literary significance and criticism

.As commented on by Joseph Heller himself in the preface to Catch-22 from 1994 onwards, the novel prompted polarized responses upon its first publication in the United States.^ Catch-22 - Joseph Heller Catch-22 Joseph Heller .

.Reviews in publications ranged from the very positive; The Nation ("was the best novel to come out in years"), the New York Herald Tribune ("A wild, moving, shocking, hilarious, raging, exhilarating, giant roller-coaster of a book") and the New York Times ("A dazzling performance that will outrage nearly as many readers as it delights") to the highly negative; The New Yorker ("doesn't even seem to be written; instead, it gives the impression of having been shouted onto paper," "what remains is a debris of sour jokes") and from another critic of the New York Times ("is repetitive and monotonous.^ "Very critical times indeed," Colonel Korn agreed with a placid nod.

^ "These are very critical times," Colonel Cathcart asserted petulantly from a far corner of the office, paying no attention to Colonel Korn.

.Or one can say that it is too short because none of its many interesting characters and actions is given enough play to become a controlling interest").^ Because Americans were born in freedom, we have a hard time even considering that it is possible for us to become as un-free - domestically - as many other nations.
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[16]
.Although the novel won no awards at publication, it has stood the test of time and is seen as one of the most significant novels of the 20th century.^ The wierdest part was when they tested my carry-ons for explosive residue, and another time when they questioned whether a Black and Decker tool battery was an explosive.
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[2] Scholar and fellow World War II veteran Hugh Nibley said it was the most accurate book he ever read about the military. [17]

Rankings

  • The Modern Library ranked Catch-22 as number 7 (by review panel) and as number 12 (by public) on its list of the greatest English language novels of the twentieth century.[18]
  • The Radcliffe Publishing Course ranked Catch-22 as number 15 of the twentieth century's top 100 novels. .[19]
  • The Observer listed Catch-22 as one of the 100 greatest novels of all time.^ There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, that specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.

    ^ Recommended by: KenBee The OP is clearly on the "no fly" list because 19 times in a row is just not random.
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    ^ All they kept saying was 'Catch-22, Catch-22.'

    .[20]
  • Time puts Catch-22 in the top 100 English language modern novels (1923 onwards, unranked).^ The first time I catch him putting a hand on her or any other woman I'll bust that horny bastard right down to private and put him on K.P. for a year.

    [21]
  • The Big Read by the BBC ranked Catch-22 as number 11 on a web poll of the UK's best-loved book. [22]

Adaptations

.
  • Catch-22 was adapted into a feature film of the same name in 1970, directed by Mike Nichols.
  • Heller also dramatised his own novel for the stage, and wrote another short play, Clevinger's Trial, that was based on scenes from Catch-22.
  • Aquila Theatre produced a stage adaptation of Catch-22 directed by Peter Meineck and based on Heller's own play which he wrote in 1971. This production toured the USA in 2007/8 with a New York City production in the fall of 2008.[23]
  • There was also a brief television comedy series based upon Catch-22 made and televised in 1973, with Richard Dreyfuss in the starring role of Capt.^ Catch-22 - Joseph Heller Catch-22 Joseph Heller .

    ^ There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, that specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.

    Yossarian.[24]
  • Catch 22 is also the name of a ska band from New Jersey that takes the name of the book.

Release details

.This list covers the first and most recent printed publications by the original publisher Simon & Schuster as well as all other formats.^ If Congress had the votes (huge if), could they pass a bill removing classification from all wiretaps not covered by FISA or by other warrants?
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Other print publishers include; Dell, Corgi, Vintage, Knopf, Black Swan, Grasset & Fasquelle and Wahlström & Widstrand.
  • 1961, Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-671-12805-1, pub date June 1961, Hardback
  • 1961, Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-440-51120-8, advance Paperback with signed bookplate
  • 1978, Franklin Library ISBN 0-8124-1717-8, signed limited edition Leather Bound
  • 1984, Caedmon Audio ISBN 0-694-50253-7, Audio Cassette
  • 1996, Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-684-83339-5, pub date September 1996 Paperback
  • 1980, Books On Tape ISBN 0-7366-8962-1, unabridged Audio Cassette reader Wolfram Kandinsky
  • 1980, Books On Tape ISBN 0-7366-9085-9, unabridged Audio CD reader Jim Weiss
  • 1994, DH Audio ISBN 0-88646-125-1, abridged edition Audio Cassette reader Alan Arkin
  • 1999, Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-684-86513-0, pub date October 1999, Hardback
  • 2007, Caedmon ISBN 9780061262463, unabridged Audio CD reader Jay O. Sanders
The original manuscript is held by Brandeis University.[25]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Paul Bacon cover artist
  2. ^ a b "What is Catch-22? And why does the book matter?" BBC
  3. ^ a b Clinton S. Burhans, Jr. Spindrift and the Sea: Structural Patterns and Unifying Elements in Catch 22. Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 239-250, 1973. JSTOR online access
  4. ^ a b c Catch-22 Themes BookRags
  5. ^ a b c d Catch-22 Themes, Motifs and Symbols SparkNotes
  6. ^ a b c d Catch-22 Themes CliffsNotes
  7. ^ DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER’S CATCH-22, RM Young - Psychoanalytic Review, 1997
  8. ^ DM Craig. From Avignon to Catch-22. War, Literature, and the Arts 6, no. 2, 1994 pp27-54.
  9. ^ Personal testimony by Arnošt Lustig
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ Random House ISBN 978-0-09-947046-5 Vintage Classics
  12. ^ Charlie Reilly, An Interview with Joseph Heller, Contemporary Literature, Vol. 39, No. 4. 1998, pp. 507-522.
  13. ^ Quote taken from Melvin Seiden, in The Nation, 1961
  14. ^ a b N James. "The Early Composition History of Catch-22". In Biographies of Books: The Compositional Histories of Notable American Writings, J Barbour, T Quirk (edi.) pp. 262-290. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996.
  15. ^ Anthology formerly in the possession of this Wikipedian.
  16. ^ The Internet Public Library: Online Literary Criticism Collection
  17. ^ Hugh Nibley and Alex Nibley, Sergeant Nibley PhD.: Memories of an Unlikely Screaming Eagle, Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain, 2006, p. 255
  18. ^ http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html Modern Library's 100 best novels of the twentieth century
  19. ^ Radcliffe Publishing Course: the twentieth century's top 100 novels
  20. ^ The Observer's greatest novels of all time
  21. ^ Time's top 100 English language modern novels
  22. ^ The BBC's Big Read
  23. ^ Phythyon Jr., John. R. (2008-03-02). "‘Catch-22’ a nearly perfect adaptation". The Lawrence Journal-World & News. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2008/mar/02/catch22_nearly_perfect_adaptation. 
  24. ^ Catch-22 at the Internet Movie Database
  25. ^ Heller archive, Brandeis University

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Quotes

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.Catch-22 is a 1961 novel by Joseph Heller, an anti-war novel and a general critique of bureaucracy.^ Catch-22 is so powerful because it is not a typical war novel.
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^ Catch-22 by Joseph Heller SlideShare.
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^ Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - Document Transcript .
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.The novel's title is from a catch, or snag, described in the quote from chapter 5 below.^ "Catch 22" is the title of a novel published in 1961, written by Joseph Heller and based on his experiences as a World War II bomber pilot in Europe.

^ Authors: Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Quotations, Sayings from the Joseph Heller novel .
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^ Eventually the title came to be Catch-22 , which, like 11, has a duplicated digit, with the 2 also referring to a number of déjà vu -like events common in the novel.
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.The phrase "catch-22" almost immediately entered common usage for that kind of conundrum or self-defeating logic (see wikipedia catch-22 logic).^ This is the logic of a Catch-22, and also of Catch-22 .
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^ Enter Catch 22.
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^ The phrase "catch-22" almost immediately entered common usage for that kind of conundrum or self-defeating logic (see wikipedia catch-22 logic ).
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Contents

Chapter 1

.
  • "There's no patriotism, that's what it is.^ There's no patriotism, that's what it is.

    ^ "There's no patriotism, that's what it is.
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    .And no matriotism, either."^ And no matriotism, either."
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    .Chapter 1, page 9
  • "Dunbar was lying motionless on his back again with his eyes staring up at the ceiling like a doll's.^ Dunbar was lying motionless on his back again with his eyes staring up at the ceiling like a doll's.

    ^ I'm up to chapter 30: Dunbar at the moment.
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    ^ Dunbar sat up like a shot.

    .He was working hard at increasing his life span.^ He was working hard at increasing his life span.
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    ^ Dunbar was working so hard at increasing his life span that Yossarian thought he was dead.

    .He did it by cultivating boredom."^ He did it by cultivating boredom."
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    ^ He did it by cultivating boredom.

    Chapter 1, page 9

Chapter 2

.
  • "As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction.^ "As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction.
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    ^ Murray are busy getting the boat ready to head back up to Bristol Bay to tender salmon in the fast and furious [...
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    ^ That’s always a bad idea for me, as I always end up leaving with my hands and bag full and wallet empty.
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    .There were many principles in which Clevinger believed passionately.^ There were many principles in which Clevinger believed passionately.
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    ^ "As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction.
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    He was crazy." Chapter 2, page 26. ('Vintage' edition Chapter 2, pg. .19)
  • "an unreasonable belief that everybody around him was crazy, a homicidal impulse to machine-gun strangers, retrospective falsification, an unfounded suspicion that people hated him and were conspiring to kill him."^ Quote 1: "an unreasonable belief that everybody around him was crazy, a homicidal impulse to machine-gun strangers, retrospective falsification, an unfounded suspicion that people hated him and were conspiring to kill him."
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    ^ Gasping furiously for air, Clevinger enumerated Yossarian’s symptoms: an unreasonable belief that everybody around him was crazy, a homicidal impulse to machine-gun strangers, retrospective falsification, an unfounded suspicion that people hated him and were conspiring to kill him.
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    ^ His efforts are perfectly understandable because as he furiously scrambles, thousands of people he hasn't even met are trying to kill him.
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    Chapter 2, pg. 29 ('Vintage' edition - Chapter 2, pg 23)

Chapter 3

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  • "He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up was to come down alive."^ Nevertheless, Yossarian "had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up was to come down alive" -- p.
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    ^ "He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt."
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    ^ Quote 2: "He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up was to come down alive."
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    Chapter 3, pg. 29

Chapter 4

.
  • "You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission.^ You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission.
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    ^ "You're going to ruin everything!"
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    ^ I’m not old.” “You’re inches away from death every time you go on a mission.

    .How much older can you be at your age?"^ "How do you know so much about me."
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    ^ How much older can you be at your age.
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    ^ How much older can you be at your age?"
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    Chapter 4, pg. 39

Chapter 5

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  • "There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.^ This is the real Catch-22.
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    ^ One Last Catch [2:00] 22.

    ^ So there is the Catch 22.
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    .Orr was crazy and could be grounded.^ Orr was crazy and could be grounded.
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    • The Straight Dope: What's the origin of "Catch-22"? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: General]
    • Catch- 22 - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Q&N: Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Buddha and Catch-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.buddhanet.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC generationterrorists.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Chris Weigant: Catch-22 In Iraq (An Augmentation) 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]
    • Online Etymology Dictionary 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.etymonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Sheila Variations: The Books: "Catch-22" (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 2 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.sheilaomalley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Orr was crazy and could be grounded.
    • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]
    • CNN - Heller's legacy will be 'Catch-22' ideas - December 13, 1999 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Orr [Yossarians tent-mate and a pilot who kept crashing and of whom more anon] was crazy and could be grounded.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions.^ Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Straight Dope: What's the origin of "Catch-22"? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: General]
    • Catch- 22 - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Chris Weigant: Catch-22 In Iraq (An Augmentation) 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]
    • Online Etymology Dictionary 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.etymonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Sheila Variations: The Books: "Catch-22" (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 2 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.sheilaomalley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didnt, but if he was sane he had to fly them.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and he would have to fly more missions.
    • The Straight Dope: What's the origin of "Catch-22"? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: General]

    .Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them.^ Yossarian didn't want to fly any more missions over Italy.

    ^ Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Straight Dope: What's the origin of "Catch-22"? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: General]
    • Catch- 22 - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Chris Weigant: Catch-22 In Iraq (An Augmentation) 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]
    • Online Etymology Dictionary 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.etymonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Sheila Variations: The Books: "Catch-22" (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 2 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.sheilaomalley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them.
    • Déjà Vu: On Rereading Catch-22 | Quarterly Conversation 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC quarterlyconversation.com [Source type: Original source]

    .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.^ 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.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch- 22 - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]
    • BBC News | UK | What is Catch-22? And why does the book matter? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Buddha and Catch-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.buddhanet.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Chris Weigant: Catch-22 In Iraq (An Augmentation) 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]
    • Online Etymology Dictionary 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.etymonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ 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".
    • BBC News | UK | What is Catch-22? And why does the book matter? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ If he flew them he was crazy and didnt have to, but if he didnt want to he was sane and had to.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle."^ Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]
    • The Straight Dope: What's the origin of "Catch-22"? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: General]
    • Q&N: Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Déjà Vu: On Rereading Catch-22 | Quarterly Conversation 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC quarterlyconversation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • The Buddha and Catch-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.buddhanet.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Online Etymology Dictionary 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.etymonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Sheila Variations: The Books: "Catch-22" (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 2 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.sheilaomalley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Catch-22 has a very different approach.
    • NovelGuide: Catch 22: Essay Q&A 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.novelguide.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Study Guide: Catch 22: Essay Q&A 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.studyworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's some Catch: Captain Yossarian from Catch 22.
    • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]


    ."That's some catch, that catch-22," he observed.^ As Yossarian puts it: "That's some catch, that Catch-22".
    • BBC News | UK | What is Catch-22? And why does the book matter? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Practically speaking, a "catch-22" is a paradoxical clause of some sort, often referred to as "Damned if you do; damned if you don't."
    • Catch-22@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "That's some catch, that catch-22," he observed.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.
Chapter 5, pg. 55 (pg.46 in Simon & Schuster 2004)

Chapter 6

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  • "'Catch-22...says you've always got to do what your commanding officer tells you to.^ "Catch-22," Doc Daneeka answered patiently, when Hungry Joe had flown Yossarian back to Pianosa, "says you've always got to do what your commanding officer tells you to."

    ^ Get your YoYoFactory Catch 22 now!!!
    • YoYoFactory Catch 22 yo-yo - YoYo Nation Store 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.yoyonation.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Don't say uncle when I tell you to say uncle.
    • Catch22 (excerpt) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.csua.berkeley.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC generationterrorists.com [Source type: Original source]
    • defective yeti — NaNoReMo 2007 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: Original source]


    ."'But Twenty-seventh Air Force says I can go home with forty missions.'^ Wintergreen says that the Twenty-seventh Air Force requires only forty.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Forty missions is all you have to fly as far as Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters is concerned."

    ^ "But Twenty-seventh Air Force says I can go home with forty missions."
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC generationterrorists.com [Source type: Original source]


    ."'But they don't say you have to go home.^ "'But they don't say you have to go home.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "They're going to send me home!"

    ^ Don't say uncle when I tell you to say uncle.

    .And regulations do say you have to obey every order.^ And regulations do say you have to obey every order.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The catch is that the Twenty-seventh doesn't say you have to go home, but it does say you have to obey your commanding officer.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As an example, you may say "I will give you 20% off your next three orders".
    • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Ask+the+Expert%3a+Christopher+Thompson%2c+president+Catch+22%2c+sales+performance+consulting&articleId=381753c6-33f8-452f-ae8f-759071753d89 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: General]

    That's the catch. .Even if the colonel were disobeying a Twenty-seventh Air Force order by making you fly more missions, you'd still have to fly them, or you'd be guilty of disobeying an order of his.^ And then the Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters would really jump on you.'"
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even if the colonel were disobeying a Twenty-seventh Air Force order by making you fly more missions, you'd still have to fly them, or you'd be guilty of disobeying an order of his.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "'But Twenty-seventh Air Force says I can go home with forty missions.'
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And then the Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters would really jump on you.'"^ And then the Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters would really jump on you.'"
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And then the Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters would really jump on you."
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Forty missions is all you have to fly as far as Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters is concerned."

    Chapter 6, pg. 58

Chapter 8

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  • "History did not demand Yossarian's premature demise, justice could be satisfied without it, progress did not hinge upon it, victory did not depend on it.^ "History did not demand Yossarian's premature demise, justice could be satisfied without it, progress did not hinge upon it, victory did not depend on it.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ History did not demand Yossarian's premature demise, justice could be satisfied without it, progress did not hinge upon it, victory did not depend on it.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can’t think of another attitude that could be depended upon to give greater comfort to the enemy.” “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.” .

    .That men would die was a matter of necessity; which men would die, though, was a matter of circumstance, and Yossarian was willing to be the victim of anything but circumstance.^ That men would die was a matter of necessity; which men would die, though, was a matter of circumstance, and Yossarian was willing to be the victim of anything but circumstance.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The system will continue to send young men out to die, but Yossarian will no longer be a part of it.
    • NovelGuide: Catch 22: Essay Q&A 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.novelguide.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Study Guide: Catch 22: Essay Q&A 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.studyworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yossarian hews to a personal logic that tells him that no matter what the circumstance, if he is killed, he dies.
    • Déjà Vu: On Rereading Catch-22 | Quarterly Conversation 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC quarterlyconversation.com [Source type: Original source]

    But that was war." Chapter 8, pg. .75
  • "Clevinger was a troublemaker and a wise guy.^ "Clevinger was a troublemaker and a wise guy.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Clevinger was a troublemaker and a wise guy.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Lieutenant Scheisskopf knew that Clevinger might cause even more trouble if he wasn't watched.^ Even Lieutenant Scheisskopf says so."

    ^ Lieutenant Scheisskopf knew that Clevinger might cause even more trouble if he wasn't watched.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And even though we know so much more about possible organic causes today, we have so much work to do.
    • IBS Catch-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC ibstales.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Yesterday it was the cadet officers; tomorrow it might be the world.^ Yesterday it was the cadet officers; tomorrow it might be the world.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Clevinger had a mind, and Lieutenant Scheisskopf had noticed that people with minds tended to get pretty smart at times.^ Clevinger had a mind, and Lieutenant Scheisskopf had noticed that people with minds tended to get pretty smart at times.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lieutenant Scheisskopf knew that Clevinger might cause even more trouble if he wasn't watched.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Such men were dangerous, and even the new cadet officers whom Clevinger had helped into office were eager to give damning testimony against him.^ Such men were dangerous, and even the new cadet officers whom Clevinger had helped into office were eager to give damning testimony against him.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In three days no one could stand him , and The case against Clevinger was open and shut.
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This will lull other men into accepting the danger these selfish leaders continually put them into.
    • NovelGuide: Catch 22: Essay Q&A 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.novelguide.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Study Guide: Catch 22: Essay Q&A 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.studyworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The case against Clevinger was open and shut.^ The case against Clevinger was open and shut.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In three days no one could stand him , and The case against Clevinger was open and shut.
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The only thing missing was something to charge him with."^ The only thing missing was something to charge him with.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It was one thing to maintain liaison with the Lord, and they were all in favor of that; it was something else, though, to have Him hanging around twenty-four hours a day.

    ^ The only thing here that is strange is Kate Slut reaction, which is something that does not make any sense to me.
    • Lost: Catch-22 episode on TV.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Lost: Catch-22 Episode Reviews on TV.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    Chapter 8, pg. .80
  • "I'll tell you what justice is.^ I'll tell you what justice is.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tell us what you're looking for and once a match is found, we'll inform you by e-mail.
    • heller - catch 22 - AbeBooks 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abebooks.com [Source type: General]
    • Heller - Catch 22 - AbeBooks 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abebooks.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’ll leave you with one last piece of advice and another example of the 80/20 rule.

    .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."^ 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."
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 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.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He looked from side to side a few times, then gazed up at the ceiling, then down at the floor.
    • CNN - "Catch-22" - December 13, 1999 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]
    • defective yeti — NaNoReMo 2007 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: Original source]

    Chapter 8, pg. 83

Chapter 9

.
  • "With a little ingenuity and vision, he had made it all but impossible for anyone in the squadron to talk to him, which was just fine with everyone, he noticed, since no one wanted to talk to him anyway."^ "I was talking to no one Daddy."
    • Catch 22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fichound.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ With a little ingenuity and vision, he had made it all but impossible for anyone in the squadron to talk to him, which was just fine with everyone, he noticed, since no one wanted to talk to him anyway.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one had an epiphany for him.
    • Catch 22 Chapter 1, a Naruto fanfic - FanFiction.Net 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.fanfiction.net [Source type: Original source]

    Chapter 9, pg. 100
“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.” (Heller 102/ Chap.^ One of the biggest jobs we all face in combat is to overcome fear.” (Heller 102/ Chap.
  • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mais de 4 milhões de exemplares vendidos nos Estados Unidos" ("One of the biggest best-sellers of all time.
  • Catch-22 - Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.lostpedia.com [Source type: General]
  • Catch-22 - Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC lostpedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Puzo, Heller and Brooks, heck I'd love to listen to just one of 'em but all three in one place!
  • The Sheila Variations: The Books: "Catch-22" (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 3 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sheilaomalley.com [Source type: Original source]

9)

Chapter 12

.
  • "Open your eyes, Clevinger.^ Open your eyes, Clevinger.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Q&N: Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Open your eyes, Clevinger.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead."^ "It doesn't make a damn bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead."
    • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller | LibraryThing 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Catch-22 (9780684833392): Joseph Heller: Books 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22: Amazon.ca: Joseph Heller: Books 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22: Amazon.ca: Joseph Heller: Books 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead."
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC generationterrorists.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Chapter 12, pg.^ Chapter 12, pg.
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • "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.^ In Yossarian's words: The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on, and that includes Colonel Cathcart.
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "What have you and Colonel Cathcart got to do with my country?

    ^ "The enemy," retorted Yossarian with weighted precision, "is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on."
    • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller | LibraryThing 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22: Amazon.ca: Joseph Heller: Books 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22: Amazon.ca: Joseph Heller: Books 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]

    .And don't you forget that, because the longer you remember it, the longer you might live."^ Don't be so afraid of dying that you forget to live.
    • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't you remember, sir?

    ^ And don't you forget that, because the longer you remember it, the longer you might live.
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Chapter 12, pg.^ Chapter 12, pg.
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .124
  • Yossarian sidled up drunkenly to Colonel Korn at the officers' club one night to kid with him about the new Lepage gun that the Germans had moved in.^ Yossarian sidled up drunkenly to Colonel Korn at the officers' club one night to kid with him about the new Lepage gun that the Germans had moved in.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Drunk one night in the officers' club, Yossarian grabs Colonel Korn's arm to tell him about the Germans' giant glue gun- it glues a whole formation of planes together in the air.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He was scared about the wedding, but after blacking out from drinking too much, he woke up in the street with a monk helping him up.
    • "Catch 22" Episode Recap Pg. 1 - Lost - ABC.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC abc.go.com [Source type: General]

    "What Lepage gun?" colonel .Korn inquired with curiosity.^ Korn inquired with curiosity.
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    ."The new three hundred and forty four millimeter Lepage glue gun," Yossarian answered.^ "The new three hundred and forty four millimeter Lepage glue gun," Yossarian answered.
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    ^ Yossarian sidled up drunkenly to Colonel Korn at the officers' club one night to kid with him about the new Lepage gun that the Germans had moved in.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Even in Yossarian's ward, almost three hundred feet away, they could hear the roar of the blaze and the sharp cracks of flaming timber.

    ."It glues a whole formation of planes together in mid-air."^ "It glues a whole formation of planes together in mid-air."
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Drunk one night in the officers' club, Yossarian grabs Colonel Korn's arm to tell him about the Germans' giant glue gun- it glues a whole formation of planes together in the air.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    Chapter 12, p 124

Chapter 13

.
  • "You know, that might be the answer - to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of.^ "You know, that might be the answer - to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of.
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you know what I'm talking about?
    • Catch-22 transcript - Lostpedia 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.lost-tv.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "How do you know so much about me."
    • Catch 22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fichound.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That's a trick that never seems to fail."^ That's a trick that never seems to fail.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Chapter 13, pg.^ Chapter 13, pg.
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Chapter 14

.
  • "Yossarian's heart sank.^ Yossarian's heart sank.
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    ^ "Yossarian's heart sank.
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Something was terribly wrong if everything was all right and they had no excuse for turning back."^ Something was terribly wrong if everything was all right and they had no excuse for turning back."
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All I can say is, for once they were right.
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    ^ Something was terribly wrong if everything was all right and they had no excuse for turning back.
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    Chapter 14, pg 140

Chapter 15

.
  • "Climb, you bastard!^ "Climb, you bastard!
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Climb, climb, climb, climb!" .Chapter 15, pg.^ Chapter 15, pg.
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    ^ Chapter 14, pg 140 [ edit ] Chapter 15 .
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Chapter 17

.
  • "There was a much lower death rate inside the hospital than outside the hospital, and a much healthier death rate.^ There was a much lower death rate inside the hospital than outside the hospital, and a much healthier death rate.

    ^ The comic tone never diminishes the anger of the book ("Men went mad and were rewarded with medals", "There was a much lower death rate inside the hospital than outside the hospital"), but rather, as Wilhelm Barnhardt roughly put it, the tone and the material are at odds with each other, which, in my opinion, creates friction, or energy, between the tone and content of Catch-22.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There was none of that crude, ugly ostentations about dying that was so common outside the hospital...

    .Few people died unnecessarily" Chapter 17, pg.176
  • "They couldn't dominate Death inside the hospital, but they certainly made her behave.^ Few people died unnecessarily.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ They couldn’t dominate Death inside the hospital, but they certainly made her behave.

    ^ They couldn't dominate Death inside the hospital, but they certainly made her behave.
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    .They had taught her manners.^ They had taught her manners.
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    .They couldn't keep death out, but while she was in she had to act like a lady.^ In a hospital, "They couldn't keep Death out, but while she was in she had to act like a lady .
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    ^ They couldn't keep death out, but while she was in she had to act like a lady.
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    ^ They couldn't keep Death out, but while she was in she had to act like a lady.

    .People gave up the ghost with delicacy and taste inside the hospital.^ People gave up the ghost with delicacy and taste inside the hospital.
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    • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC generationterrorists.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Few people died unnecessarily" Chapter 17, pg.176 "They couldn't dominate Death inside the hospital, but they certainly made her behave.
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People knew a lot more about dying inside the hospital and made a much neater, more orderly job of it.
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    • Q&N: Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    .There was none of that crude, ugly ostentation about dying that was so common outside the hospital.^ There was none of that crude, ugly ostentation about dying that was so common outside the hospital.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Q&N: Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People knew a lot more about dying inside the hospital and made a much neater, more orderly job of it.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Q&N: Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "There was a much lower death rate inside the hospital than outside the hospital, and a much healthier death rate.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They did not blow up in mid-air like Kraft or the dead man in Yossarian's tent, or freeze to death in the blazing summertime the way Snowden had frozen to death after spilling his secret to Yossarian in the back of the plane."^ They did not blow up in mid-air like Kraft or the dead man in Yossarian’s tent, or freeze to death in the blazing summertime the way Snowden had frozen to death after spilling his secret to Yossarian in the back of the plane.

    ^ They did not blow up in mid-air like Kraft or the dead man in Yossarian's tent, or freeze to death in the blazing summertime the way Snowden had frozen to death after spilling his secret to Yossarian in the back of the plane."
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They did not blow up in mid-air like Kraft or the dead man in Yossarian's tent, or freeze to death in the blazing summertime the way Snowden had frozen to death after spilling his secret to Yossarian in the back of the plane.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    Chapter 17, pg.176

Chapter 20

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  • The chaplain had "failed miserably, had choked up once again in the face of opposition from a stronger personality.^ He had failed miserably, had choked up once again in the face of opposition from a stronger personality.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The chaplain had "failed miserably, had choked up once again in the face of opposition from a stronger personality.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It was a familiar, ignominious experience, and his opinion of himself was low."^ It was a familiar, ignominious experience, and his opinion of himself was low.
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    Chapter 20, pg. 208

Chapter 22

.
  • "But I make a profit of three and a quarter cents an egg by selling them for four and a quarter cents an egg to the people in Malta I buy them from for seven cents an egg.^ "But I make a profit of three and a quarter cents an egg by selling them for four and a quarter cents an egg to the people in Malta I buy them from for seven cents an egg.
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I make a profit of three and a quarter cents a piece when I sell them to me and a profit of two and three quarter cents apiece when I buy them back from me.

    ^ That's a total profit of six cents an egg.

    .Of course, I don't make the profit.^ Of course, I don't make the profit.
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    • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC generationterrorists.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When the only revenue making a profit is the "other" events that take place out there you don't want to raise the rates on them.
    • GlobeGazette.com :: John Skipper Column: 'Catch-22' situation at Fairgrounds. .. 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.globegazette.com [Source type: General]

    .The syndicate makes the profit.^ The syndicate makes the profit.
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    ^ He hopes to make tremendous profits from the black-market syndicate he is establishing.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    And everybody has a share." Chapter 22, pg. 241

Chapter 23

  • "'What is a country? .A country is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries, usually unnatural.^ A country is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries, usually unnatural.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 Quotes, Catch-22 Important Quotes, Catch-22 Famous Quotations Sayings 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allgreatquotes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Q&N: Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jillandhal.home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ It is sad to know that there are families scattered all over the country who are having to spend the holidays away from familiar surroundings, away from friends, and away from their homes.

    .Englishmen are dying for England, Americans are dying for America, Germans are dying for Germany, Russians are dying for Russia.^ Englishmen are dying for England, Americans are dying for America, Germans are dying for Germany, Russians are dying for Russia.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There are now fifty or sixty countries fighting in this war.^ Now we are fighting their wars.
    • http://www.qando.net/ - Catch 22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.qando.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are now fifty or sixty countries fighting in this war.
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    • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC generationterrorists.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Surely so many countries can't all be worth dying for.'"^ Surely so many countries can't all be worth dying for.'"
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sure so many countries can't all be worth dying for."

    ^ Surely so many countries can’t all be worth dying for.” “Anything worth living for,” said Nately, “is worth dying for.” “And anything worth dying for,” answered the sacrilegious old man, “is certainly worth living for.” .

    .Chapter 23, pg.^ Chapter 23, pg.
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    ^ 'Vintage' edition - Chapter 2, pg 23) [ edit ] Chapter 3 .
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Chapter 24

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  • "This time Milo had gone too far.^ This time Milo had gone too far.

    ^ "This time Milo had gone too far.
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Bombing his own men and planes was more than even the most phlegmatic observer could stomach, and it looked like the end for him...Milo was all washed up until he opened his books to the public and disclosed the tremendous profit he had made."^ "Decent people everywhere were affronted, and Milo was all washed up until he opened his books to the public and disclosed the tremendous profit he had made" (269).
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    ^ Bombing his own men and planes was more than even the most phlegmatic observer could stomach, and it looked like the end for him...Milo was all washed up until he opened his books to the public and disclosed the tremendous profit he had made."
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    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While most of the interaction with women in this book is negative, it often reflects more negatively on the men than on the women.
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    .Chapter 24, pg.^ Chapter 24, pg.
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Chapter 25

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  • "It was possible that there were other vus of which he had never heard and that one of these other vus would explain succinctly the baffling phenomenon of which he had been both a witness and a part; it was even possible that none of what he thought had taken place, really had taken place, and that he was dealing with an aberration of memory rather than of perception, that he never really had thought he had seen what he now thought he once did think he had seen, that his impression now that he once had thought so was merely the illusion of an illusion, and that he was only now imagining that he had ever once imagined seeing a naked man sitting in a tree at the cemetery."^ I thought I was the only one who did that!
    • TiVo's Catch-22 - BIT RATE | Blog on Multichannel News 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.multichannel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ From now on Im thinking only of me.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I never even got them in the first place.
    • Mouse Print»Blog Archive » DTV Coupons: The Consumer Catch-22 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.mouseprint.org [Source type: General]

    .Chapter 25, pg.^ Chapter 25, pg.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .278-279
  • "...the chaplain was ready now to capitulate to despair entirely but was restrained by the memory of his wife, whom he loved and missed so pathetically with such sensual and exalted ardor, and by the lifelong trust he had placed in the wisdom and justice of an immortal, omnipotent, omniscient, humane, universal, anthropomorphic, English-speaking, Anglo-Saxon, pro-American God, which had begun to waver."^ Previously the narrator has transmitted ideas and events through Yossarian, but now the narrator becomes omniscient (all-knowing) and summarizes the major's entire past.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now I'm getting ready to claim them again and have been told that I will still be treated as having started at 62, UNLESS I give them back the entire amount.
    • The Social Security Catch-22 - Kiplinger.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.kiplinger.com [Source type: General]

    .Chapter 25, pg.^ Chapter 25, pg.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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Chapter 27

.
  • "You have no respect for excessive authority or obsolete traditions.^ Cashflow also earns you respect and gives you the ability to say, "No thanks!", to those notoriously outrageous offers made by venture capitalists and private investors.

    ^ But if that's not enough to convince you, then there's always that pesky, centuries-old tradition of military subordination to civilian authority to consider.
    • Daily Kos: A Soldier's Catch-22 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you are not a recognized star when knocking on investor's doors, you'll quickly start to feel as if you "can't get no respect".

    .You're dangerous and depraved, and you ought to be taken outside and shot!"^ You're an intelligent person of great moral character who has taken a very courageous stand.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    Chapter 27, pg. 309 [pg 379-380 in the new edition]

Chapter 29

.
  • "that's the way things go when you elevate mediocre people to positions of authority."^ And once they heard our strapline, "Helping young people out", they immediately got it and felt it was exactly the way to talk about the range of things we do.
    • Joyce Moseley on new charity Catch-22 | Society | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ "That's the way things go when you elevate mediocre people to positions of authority" Perhaps the greatest satire on war, "Catch-22" presents many characters with extraordinary personalities, the most important of whom is Yossarian.
    • Amazon.com: Catch-22 (9780684833392): Joseph Heller: Books 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How do some of you people live, you can’t go with out a smoke for a few hours-HOW PATHTIC! .
    • Smoking ban's choice is Catch-22, some bars say | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC hamptonroads.com [Source type: General]

    Chapter 29, pg. 335

Chapter 30

.
  • "Blond, pale Kid Sampson, his naked sides scrawny even from so far away, leaped clownishly up to touch the plane at the exact moment some arbitrary gust of wind or minor miscalculation of McWatt's senses dropped the speeding plane just low enough for a propeller to slice half of him away.^ "Blond, pale Kid Sampson, his naked sides scrawny even from so far away, leaped clownishly up to touch the plane at the exact moment some arbitrary gust of wind or minor miscalculation of McWatt's senses dropped the speeding plane just low enough for a propeller to slice half of him away.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ TIVO has upped the ante even more with movie rentals from Amazon Unbox - with a far better selection then any cable company's VOD has.
    • TiVo's Catch-22 - BIT RATE | Blog on Multichannel News 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.multichannel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even if some form of many worlds is correct, this is going too far.
    • Less Wrong: The Contrarian Status Catch-22 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC lesswrong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There was the briefest, softest tsst!^ There was the briefest, softest tsst!
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    filtering audibly through the shattering, overwhelming howl of the plane's engines, and then there was just .Kid Sampson's two pale, skinny legs, standing stock-still on the raft for what seems like a full minute or two before they toppled over backward into the water finally with a faint, echoing splash and turned completely upside down so that only the grotesque toes and the plaster-white soles of Kid Sampson's feet remained in view."^ Kid Sampson's two pale, skinny legs, standing stock-still on the raft for what seems like a full minute or two before they toppled over backward into the water finally with a faint, echoing splash and turned completely upside down so that only the grotesque toes and the plaster-white soles of Kid Sampson's feet remained in view."
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like the Texan, the soldier in white, and the soldier who saw everything twice, Nately’s whore’s kid sister does not have a specific birth name.
    • Free Catch-22 Essays 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.123helpme.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This flows into his reflections on people who die under water, his missing friends and his first sight of a corpse, and it ends with an account of the gratuitous death of Kid Sampson, as McWatt buzzes the swimming raft and makes a tiny miscalculation which slices the boy half away, followed by a sound, tsst, and the legs and hips toppled backwards, and then it rained Kid Sampson on all of them (pp.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Chapter 30, pg.^ Chapter 30, pg.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    348

Chapter 31

  • "Dear Mrs., Mr., Miss, or Mr. And Mrs. Daneeka: Words cannot express the deep personal grief I experienced when your husband, son, father, or brother was killed, wounded, or reported missing in action." .Chapter 31, pg.^ Chapter 31, pg.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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Chapter 34

.
  • "The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery.^ The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilirated by his discovery.

    ^ The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    It was miraculous. .It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice.^ It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Turn your story into a cartoon and no one is going to recoil in shock when characters are killed by falling anvils.
    • defective yeti — NaNoReMo 2007 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How common is it to want something desperately much of our lives, only to realize we don't want it at all when fantasy turns into reality?
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Catch-22 (9780684833392): Joseph Heller: Books 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all.^ It required no brains at all.

    ^ Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nothing was missing, so all my tinfoil-shrouded brain could come up with was that my government had been spying on me.
    • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It merely required no character."^ It merely required no character."
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It merely required no character (p.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It merely required no character" The book epitomizes the price that one has to pay for running the very system that we created.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .Chapter 34 page 363
  • "It doesn't make sense.^ Chapter 34 page 363 "It doesn't make sense.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It just doesn't make sense to me.
    • Lost: Catch-22 - TV Squad 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jin doesn't understand but Hurley says it wouldn't make sense in Korean either.
    • Catch-22 - Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.lostpedia.com [Source type: General]
    • Catch-22 - Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC lostpedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    .It isn't even good grammar.^ It isn't even good grammar.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It isn't even good grammar" -- p.
    • The Buddha and Catch-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.buddhanet.net [Source type: Original source]

    .What the hell does it mean to disappear somebody?"^ What the hell does it mean when they disappear somebody?"

    ^ What the hell does it mean to disappear somebody?"
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Chapter 34, pg.^ Chapter 34, pg.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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Chapter 36

.
  • "And looking very superior, he tossed down on the table a photostatic copy of a piece of V mail in which everything but the salutation "Dear Mary" had been blocked out and on which the censoring officer had written, 'I long for you tragically.^ One time he blacked out all but the salutation "Dear Mary" from a letter, and at the bottom he wrote, "I yearn for you tragically A. T. Tappman, Chaplain, U.S. Army."

    ^ She mumbles "Desmond" before passing out, leaving a very confused Desmond looking at her.
    • Catch-22 - Jate - Jack and Kate Wiki 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jate.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All the officer patients in the ward were forced to censor letters written by all the enlisted-men patients, who were kept in residence in wards of their own.

    .R. O. Shipman, Chaplain, U.S. Army.'"^ R. O. Shipman, Chaplain, U.S. Army.'"
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .(A.T Chapman, Chaplain, U.S. Army in another version)Chapter 36, pg.^ (A.T Chapman, Chaplain, U.S. Army in another version)Chapter 36, pg.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You will encounter another satire of the McCarthy hearings when the chaplain is interrogated by the C.I.D. CHAPTER NINE: MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR .
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    393

Chapter 39

  • "Morale was deteriorating and it was all Yossarian's fault. .The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them."^ The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them."
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Chapter 39, pg. 415

Chapter 41

  • "We've got your pal, buddy. .We've got your pal."^ We've got your pal."
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "We've got your pal, buddy.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Chapter 41, pg.^ Chapter 41, pg.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .446
  • "Here was God's plenty, allright, he thought bitterly as he stared- liver, lungs, kidneys, ribs, stomach and bits of the stewed tomatoes that Snowden had eaten that day for lunch."^ Here was Gods plenty all right, he thought bitterly as he stared - liver, lungs, kidneys, ribs, stomach and bits of the stewed tomatoes Snowden had eaten that day for lunch (429) .
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Here was God's plenty, allright, he thought bitterly as he stared- liver, lungs, kidneys, ribs, stomach and bits of the stewed tomatoes that Snowden had eaten that day for lunch."
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Chapter 41, pg.^ Chapter 41, pg.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .450
  • "He felt goose pimples clacking all over him as he gazed down despondently at the grim secret Snowden had spilled all over the messy floor.^ He felt goose pimples clacking all over him as he gazed down despondently at the grim secret Snowden had spilled all over the messy floor.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "He felt goose pimples clacking all over him as he gazed down despondently at the grim secret Snowden had spilled all over the messy floor.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed, this is one facet of the secret Snowden had spilled to him on the mission to Avignon - they were out to get him; and Snowden had spilled it all over the back of the plane (pp.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It was easy to read the message in his entrails.^ It was easy to read the message in his entrails.
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC generationterrorists.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret.^ Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret.

    ^ Man was matter, that was Snowdens secret.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Drop him out a window and he'll fall.^ Drop him out a window and hell fall.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Drop him out a window and he'll fall.

    ^ When I see him coming I'll shove a big log out into the road to make him stop his jeep.

    .Set fire to him and he'll burn.^ Set fire to him and he'll burn.

    .Bury him and he'll rot, like other kinds of garbage.^ Bury him and hell rot, like other kinds of garbage.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The spirit gone, man is garbage.^ The spirit gone, man is garbage.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    That was Snowden's secret. Ripeness was all." Chapter 41, pg. 440

Chapter 42

.
  • "When I look up, I see people cashing in.^ When I look up, I see people cashing in.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Independent parties are not freaks, perhaps people should look into them more than just what is picked up by the media.
    • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I don't see heaven, or saints or angels.^ I dont see heaven or saints or angels.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and human tragedy."^ I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy."

    ^ When I look up, I see people cashing in.
    • DEADLY UNCONSCIOUS LOGICS IN JOSEPH HELLER�S CATCH-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.human-nature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "When I look up, I see people cashing in.

    Chapter 42, pg. .445
  • "Run away to Sweden, Yossarian.^ In the hospital scene late in Catch-22 , Yossarian, almost buoyantly, leaves the war behind in what he deems as "not running away from my responsibilities.

    .And I'll stay here and persevere.^ I'll stay here and persevere, and we'll meet again when the fighting stops."

    Yes. I'll persevere. .I'll nag and badger Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn every time I see them.^ Every time you draw a card with a star, I'll double your utility for the rest of your life.
    • Less Wrong: The Contrarian Status Catch-22 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC lesswrong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He's too afraid he'll displease Colonel Cathcart and be sent to the Pacific- which he believes is a hotbed of contagious diseases.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They're nervous because Colonel Cathcart is known for increasing the required number of combat missions at any time.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    I'm not afraid." Chapter 42, pg. .461
  • "Yossarian, they can prepare as many offical reports as they want and choose whichever ones they need on any given occaision.^ They are the ones who are crazy, not Yossarian."
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I admit that they they have rolled onto their backs and given the libs everything they wanted, but how can the libs possibly think that doing nothing will get them votes.
    • The Liberal Catch-22 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The choice of the main character in the bombardier Yossarian, a man who saw one too many horrors, is perfect.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .Didn't you know that?"^ "I didn't know you were a chaplain."

    ^ "Didn't you know I was a chaplain?"

    ^ I didn't know you were a chaplain."

    Chapter 42, pg. 466

Source

.
  • "And don't tell me God works in mysterious ways," Yossarian continued [...] "There's nothing mysterious about it, He's not working at all.^ Favorite Passage :”Don’t tell me God works in mysterious ways,” Yossarian continued, hurtling on over her objection.
    • defective yeti — NaNoReMo 2007 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I'm sorry, sir, but just about all the prayers I know are rather somber in tone and make at least some passing reference to God."

    ^ There's nothing negative about running away to save my life."

    He's playing. .Or else He's forgotten all about us.^ Or else, He's forgotten all about us.

    .That's the kind of God you people talk about, a country bumpkin, a clumsy, bungling, brainless, conceited, uncouth hayseed.^ "What are you talking about Angie?"
    • Catch 22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fichound.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you know what I'm talking about?
    • Catch-22 transcript - Lostpedia 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.lost-tv.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "What the hell are you both talking about?"

    .Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth decay in His divine system of Creation?^ "How do you know so much about me."
    • Catch 22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fichound.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Good God, how much reverence can you have for a supreme being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth decay in His divine system of creation?

    ^ I have little doubt that God has different plans than you being a monk, Desmond.
    • Catch-22 transcript - Lostpedia 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.lost-tv.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What in the world was running through that warped, evil, scatological mind of His when He robbed old people of the power to control their bowel movements?^ What in the world was running through that warped, evil, scatological mind of His when He robbed old people of the power to control their bowel movements?
    • defective yeti — NaNoReMo 2007 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Why in the world did He ever create pain?"
  • "There are billions of conscientious body cells oxidating away day and night like dumb animals at their complicated job of keeping me alive and healthy, and every one is a potential traitor and foe."
  • "He advocated thrift and hard work and disapproved of loose women who turned him down."
  • "On long winter evenings he remained indoors and did not mend harness, and he sprang out of bed at the crack of noon every day just to make certain the chores would not be done."
  • He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
  • "I yearn for you tragically.^ In a world in which death is an unavoidable presence, "it made sense to cry out in pain every night" -- p.
    • The Buddha and Catch-22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.buddhanet.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The man works hard and has a family that loves him.
    • Deadliest Catch fans - Phil Harris in the hospital - www.ifish.net 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.ifish.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Why in the world did He ever create pain?"

    .A. T. Tappman, Chaplain, U.S. Army."^ One time he blacked out all but the salutation "Dear Mary" from a letter, and at the bottom he wrote, "I yearn for you tragically A. T. Tappman, Chaplain, U.S. Army."

    In the original version the Chaplain is R O Shipman
  • "I'm talking about cooperating. Favors. .You do a favor for me, I'll do one for you.^ I'm glad you liked it, and as usual I'll say that I do like reading comments on the episodes, especially ones I wrote.
    • Catch 22 (221) - GateWorld Forum 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC forum.gateworld.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I promise you that one day I'll be mature and enlightened enough to appreciate you and when that day comes, you and I will have some fun together.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    Get it?"
"Do one for me," Yossarian requested. "Not a chance," Doc Daneeka answered.
  • "Doc Daneeka was Yossarian's friend and would do just about nothing in his power to help him."
pg.29, paperback.
  • "Who is Spain?"
"Why is Hitler?"
"When is right?"
"Where was that stooped and mealy-colored old man I used to call Poppa when the merry-go-round broke down?"
"How was trump at Munich?"
"Ho-ho beriberi."
"Balls!"
all rang out in rapid succession, and then there was .Yossarian with the question that had no answer:
"Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?"
^ The government should be made to answer the question of whether the plaintiff is or is not the subject of NSA wiretaping, and in your case, they it should have been made to state whether you were on the no-fly list.
  • Daily Kos: Catch-22: How Can "Unacknowledged" Targets Have Standing to Challenge Secret Programs? 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yossarian's favorite was, "Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?"
  • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

(pg 34 Paperback)
  • He was polite to his elders, who disliked him. .Whatever his elders told him to do, he did.^ He waits a few seconds for the blood to rush back to his head (he needs whatever help he can get in that tiny brain) and then asks her if she "told him."
    • Catch-22 - Jate - Jack and Kate Wiki 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC jate.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They told him to look before he leaped, and he always looked before he leaped.^ Look before you leap.
    • Catch 22 (221) - GateWorld Forum 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC forum.gateworld.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Take this passage, for instance: "They're trying to kill me," Yossarian told him.
    • defective yeti — NaNoReMo 2007 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She told him, not quite looking up to meet his eyes.
    • Catch 22 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fichound.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They told him never to put off until the next day what he could do the day before, and he never did.^ It became so bad they'd be kicked off a piece of land before they could get any sleep.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hungry Joe so that he could get away from Rome before she could find him again.

    ^ All they ever told me was to uphold the ethics of my profession and never give testomony against another physician."

    He was told to honor his father and his mother, and he honored his father and his mother. He was told that he should not kill, and he did not kill, until he got into the Army. Then he was told to kill, and he killed. .He always turned the other cheek on every occasion and always did unto others exactly as he would have had others do unto him.^ I would guess that the “pass along” rate for every other corporate licensed user is approximately 3:1.
    • Ballmer’s Catch-22 Problem With Search Ads - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The government paid him well for every bushel of alfalfa he did not grow.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • defective yeti — NaNoReMo 2007 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The government paid him very well for every bushel of alfalfa he did not grow.
    • Catch-22 (Paperback) by Joseph Heller - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    When he gave to charity, his left hand never knew what his right hand was doing. He never took the name of the Lord his God in vain, committed adultery or coveted his neighbour's ass. In fact, he loved his neighbour and never even bore false witness against him. .Major Major's elders disliked him because he was such a flagrant nonconformist.^ No one even knew Major _____ de Coverley's first name, because no one had ever had the temerity to ask him.
    • defective yeti — NaNoReMo 2007 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The major dislikes Yossarian because he keeps asking about the man who died over Orvieto and because Yossarian walked around naked after Avignon- even while General Dreedle gave him a medal for heroism at Ferrara.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Page 96 (paperback).
  • Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.^ Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

    ^ Heller writes, "Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Shakespeare wrote, "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    .With Major Major it had been all three.^ With Major Major it had been all three."
    • Free Barron's BookNotes for Catch-22 - The Story-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.pinkmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ With Major Major it had been all three.

    Page 94 (paperback).
  • To Yossarian, the idea of pennants as prizes was absurd. No money went with them, no class privileges. .Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.^ I was shocked when they told me my benefit was more than half of his.
    • The Social Security Catch-22 - Kiplinger.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.kiplinger.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They act all brash, arrogant, and offensive, and tend to believe and advocate other odd ideas like libertarianism.
    • Less Wrong: The Contrarian Status Catch-22 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC lesswrong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There's plenty we don't understand about the universe, but that doesn't mean that future discoveries are likely to reveal Jehovah any more than they're likely to reveal a collapse postulate.
    • Less Wrong: The Contrarian Status Catch-22 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC lesswrong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Page 81 (paperback).
  • (last lines:) "The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off."

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.Title of the novel by Joseph Heller (1961), in which the main character feigns madness in order to avoid dangerous combat missions, but his desire to avoid them is taken to prove his sanity.^ In Joseph Heller's novel, the only way to get out of a dangerous mission is to plead insanity, but pleading insanity in order to be exempt from a dangerous mission is proof of sanity.
  • Catch-22 - Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.lostpedia.com [Source type: General]
  • Catch-22 - Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC lostpedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Joseph Heller, is not an entirely successful novel.
  • Books of The Times 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 Novel .
  • Alan Arkin in Catch-22 (1970) | Cinemaroll 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC cinemaroll.com [Source type: General]

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  1. (idiomatic) A difficult situation from which there is no escape because it involves mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.^ Put another way, we are there for young people in all sorts of seemingly difficult situations and we stick with them no matter what has happened to them or what mistakes they have made.
    • Joyce Moseley on new charity Catch-22 | Society | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Resulting from its specific use in the book, the phrase "Catch-22" is common idiomatic usage meaning "a no-win situation " or "a double bind " of any type.
    • Catch-22 encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Catch-22 (logic) - Psychology Wiki 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC psychology.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I am reminded of the Chef who, when asked why there was no chicken on his menu, answered "Because nobody...
    • Stanford's Catch-22 - November 28, 2007 - The New York Sun 6 February 2010 10:50 UTC www.nysun.com [Source type: News]

    For us it's been a real Catch-22; when we have the time to take a vacation, we don't have enough money and when we have enough money, we don't have the time.
    • 1961, Joseph Heller, Catch-22:
      There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. 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.

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