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Considering living or starting to live on your knees, we get this interchange from Catch-22:Capt. Nately: Don't you have any principles?Old man in whorehouse: Of course not!Capt. Nately: No morality?Old man in whorehouse: I'm a very moral man, and Italy is a very moral country. That's why we will certainly come out on top again if we succeed in being defeated.Capt. Nately: You talk like a madman.Old man in whorehouse: But I live like a sane one. I was a fascist when Mussolini was on top. Now that he has been deposed, I am anti-fascist. When the Germans were here, I was fanatically pro-German. Now I'm fanatically pro-American. You'll find no more loyal partisan in all of Italy than myself.Capt. Nately: You're a shameful opportunist! What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.Old man in whorehouse: You have it backwards. It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees. I know.Capt. Nately: How do you know?Old man in whorehouse: Because I am 107-years-old. How old are you?Capt. Nately: I'll be 20 in January.Old man in whorehouse: If you live.Something to think about... Cheers, Tom
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