Line(s) of the Day #Catch-22


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

“That’s some catch, that Catch-22,” he observed.

“It’s the best there is,” Doc Daneeka agreed.”


6 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #Catch-22

  1. I didn’t even know this had been turned into a movie. I actually did think about this title last night, before I named Slaughterhouse-Five. But when you said it had been adapted as a film, I dismissed Catch-22.

    So. Not only did you keep me off the scent, but you also taught me something. 🙂

    • I’ve never seen it either but have never been curious too. Sometimes the film doesn’t fit so neatly. before I read Slaughterhouse Five I thought it was about a group of violent criminals and the psychology about taking over a city. Good book but I still like my idea 🙂

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