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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.
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.

Joseph Heller, Catch 22, 1955

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