Catch 22.
~ Catch-22, 1970,
Book & Movie Catchphrase [13011]

Joseph Heller gave us the famous phrase that perfectly reflects the paradox of circular logic. Catch-22 permeated the American consciousness when Heller's book of the same title, was released in 1961. Considered one of the great classics in American literature, the story describes a multitude of paradoxical no-win situations.

The movie, starring Alan Arkin, premiered in 1970 making the phrase more widely known. The following scene illustrates the insanity of it all:

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