Joseph Heller Quotes


Information about Joseph Heller

Working as a copywriter for Time, Look and McCall's, Joseph Heller spent the balance of his time writing short stories and film and television scripts. He also worked on his main novel, which chronicled the exploits of a WW II fighter pilot named Yossarian. Once "Catch-22" was published, Heller worked full time as a writer. While "Catch-22" secured his lasting fame, he was highly respected…

Date of Birth: May 01, 1923
Date of Death: December 12, 1999


Found 36 quotes by Joseph Heller .
[ Page 1 of 2 ]
.

"When I grow up I want to be a little boy." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   

.

"I think in every country that there is at least one executive who is scared of going crazy." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist    Country   

.

"When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as ""Catch-22"" I'm tempted to reply, ""Who has?""" Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

.

"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." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

.

"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." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

.

"The Lord gave us farmers two strong hands so we could grab as much as we could with both of them" Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

.

"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." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist    War   

.

"He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   

.

"Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   

.

"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." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   

.

"Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

.

"I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   

.

"The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist    Enemies   

.

"He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist    Literature   

.

"Rise above principal and do what's right." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   

.

"A large part of the public sentiment was my own, ... They saw an absurd quality, a mendacious quality in many of our political leaders and business leaders." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

Quality   

.

"Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   

.

"[(CNN) --] Everyone in my book accuses everyone else of being crazy, ... Frankly, I think the whole society is nuts -- and the question is: What does a sane man do in an insane society?" Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

Society   

.

"I don't believe in miracles because it's been a long time since we've had any." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   

.

"Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist    Mediocrity   

.

"We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist." Joseph Heller
Add Category or Author

American Novelist   





Add this widget to your website!


Popular Current Topics


"The words you need by the people you admire."

Copyright © 2002-2013 Great Quotes.com


Contact