ADS-L Digest - 14 Feb 2006 to 15 Feb 2006 (#2006-47)

James Landau jjjrlandau at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Feb 23 00:57:32 UTC 2006

Am I paranoid, or do I correctly remember Henry Kissinger saying sometime
during the Nixon administration
"This job has done wonders for my paranoia.  Now I really have enemies."

I was unable to locate this quote on Google.

      - Jim Landau

> Date:    Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:04:26 -0500
> From:    Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
> Subject: Re: "Just because you're paranoid..." (1974)
> On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> > I'm watching a crappy Lifetime movie (I know, aren't they all?) and the
> > classic "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to
get you"
> > came up. What does Fred have?
> I have this as "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't
> after you" from the film <i>Catch-22</i> (1970).  Nigel Rees, <i>Cassell's
> Humorous Quotations,</i> records two earlier versions: "Because a person
> has monomania she need not be wrong about her facts" (Dorothy L. Sayers,
> <i>Murder Must Advertise</i> ch. 16 [1933]); and "Has it ever struck you
> that when people get persecution mania, they usually have a good deal to
> feel persecuted about?" (C. P. Snow, <i>The Affair</i> ch. 11 [1960]).
> Fred Shapiro

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