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  • 391.
    A suburb is an attempt to get out of reach of the city without having the city be out of reach.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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  • 392.
    In excess, craving and revulsion alternate.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • 393.
    The real reality is always just around the corner.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • 394.
    Everyone knows that (1) happiness is the goal of life, and (2) happiness is a chimera.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).

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  • 395.
    The hysterical find too much significance in things. The depressed find too little.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • 396.
    Hope, and hopelessness, persist despite the facts.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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  • 397.
    Looking backward at what has been lost, I feel sad, then indifferent, and at last relieved.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).

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  • 398.
    Clouds of flavors and savors float around the thing-in-itself.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • 399.
    The limits of prudence: one cannot jump out of a burning building gradually.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • 400.
    Theory now: concern for truth must not hobble our discussion.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).

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