You're immature. You've been unable to adjust to the idea of war."
    "Yes, sir."
    "You have a morbid aversion to dying. You probably resent the fact that you're at war and might get your head blown off any second."
    "I more than resent it, sir. I'm absolutely incensed."
    ". . . Misery depresses you. Ignorance depresses you. Persecution depresses you. Violence depresses you. . . . You know, it wouldn't surprise me if you're a manic depressive!

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Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays. His best-known work is the 1961 novel Catch-22, a satire on war and bureaucracy, whose title has become a synonym for an absurd or contradictory choice. He was nominated in...

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