Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them

Major Major had been born too late and too mediocre. Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major it had been all three. Even among men lacking all distinction he inevitably stood out as a man lacking more distinction than all the rest, and people who met him were always impressed by how unimpressive he was.
— Joseph Heller, Catch – 22 (1961)


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