Facts about Joseph Heller

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Joseph Heller was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between May 1, 1923 and December 12, 1999.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Joseph.

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Famous quotes by Joseph Heller (23)


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"I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals"
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"I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long"
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"He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it"
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"Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them"
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"Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged them in alphabetical order so that he could put his finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about"
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"Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them"
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"Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it"
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"I don't believe in miracles because it's been a long time since we've had any"
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"He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody"
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"I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service"
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"Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry"
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"But that was war. Just about all he could find in its favor was that it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious influence of their parents"
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"When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as "Catch-22" I'm tempted to reply, "Who has?""
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"We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist"
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"The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on"
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"Rise above principle and do what's right"
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"Every writer I know has trouble writing"
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"When I grow up I want to be a little boy"
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"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to"
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"Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war - for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more"
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"I think in every country that there is at least one executive who is scared of going crazy"
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"He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt"
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"Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck"


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