Quotations From MASON COOLEY

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  • 81.
    Lies save trouble now, but may return in thunder and lightning.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • 82.
    My parents wanted me to solace them for sorrows they denied having had.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • 83.
    Profusion gives pleasure up to a point; then we become squeamish.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • 84.
    Passion impels our deeds; ideology supplies the explanations.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).

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  • 85.
    An illicit love affair seems sweetly old-fashioned in the age of one night stands and orgies.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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  • 86.
    The only peace is being out of earshot.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).

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  • 87.
    When love ends, the beloved is no longer standing on a pedestal, but in a hole.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).

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  • 88.
    Secrets die when kept or revealed. They live by being faintly and uncertainly repeated.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • 89.
    City wits, country humorists.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).

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  • 90.
    When I go out, I hope to leave the worst of myself at home.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).

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