25.4.07

Joseph Heller

"Yossarian was in the hospital with a pain in his liver that fell just short of being jaundice. The doctors were puzzled by the fact it wasn't quite jaundice. If it became jaundice they could treat it. If it didn't become jaundice and went away they could discharge him. But this just being short of jaundice all the time confused them."

"She says that if I really like her I'd send her away and go to bed with one of the others"

"Yossarian was in love with the maid in the lime-colored panties because she seemed to be the only woman left he could make love to without falling in love with."

"Major Major had been born too late and too mediocre. Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major it had been all three."

"...and he did not hate his mother and father, even though they had both been very good to him."



in Catch 22.


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