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"Just because you're {not} paranoid ..."

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"Just because you're {not} paranoid ..."

The quotation "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you" was given on another forum and this set me wondering as to the origin of this phrase.  On the Internet it is widely attributed to a "Colin Sautar" but I can find no other reference to who this Colin Sautar is - he hasn't written any books, for example.
Apparently this is an adaptation of a quote by Joseph Heller in "Catch 22": "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you".  The "Colin Sautar" version is variously quoted as "you're paranoid" and "you're not paranoid".  But does Colin Sautar really exist or is he an urban myth propagated by the Internet?
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Re: "Just because you're {not} paranoid ..."

Most searches I've tried on Google seem to come back to Jospeh Heller.
There seem to be some variants on the quote:
Henry Kissinger: “Even a paranoid has some real enemies.”
I prefer:
"I'm not paranoid - I know they're out to get me"

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Re: "Just because you're {not} paranoid ..."

Equally interesting to me is that Colin Sautar does not seem to exist beyond the quote attributed to him.