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  • 1421.
    Boredom makes me sleepy or restless.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • 1422.
    I can imagine many things, but few clearly.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).

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  • 1423.
    Fortuna likes to find a crowd and follow it.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • 1424.
    Beauty compels us; reason merely cajoles.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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  • 1425.
    I pursue pleasure, but stingily, suspiciously.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • 1426.
    A well-paid occupation is seldom spoken of as "rewarding."
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • 1427.
    Logic and fact keep interfering with the easy flow of conversation.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • 1428.
    Intelligence makes sincerity difficult.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • 1429.
    Discontented women dream of being rescued by Prince Charming. Discontented men dream of finding a horny blond in the back seat of a taxi.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).

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  • 1430.
    Cheap thrill: moral outrage revels in its own innocence and in the guilt of the wicked Others.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).

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