Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''With every physical pain, my moral fiber unravels a little.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
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  • ''Some eras worship infancy; some, the aged. None as yet has adored middle age.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''Insecurity is not just a state of mind.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Sexual attraction pairs people, but does not match them.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''Unlike other vices, cruelty, alas, is never boring.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''When my beloved arrives, I yawn. When my beloved departs, I weep.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''I tried self-sacrifice a couple of times in my youth.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Thrift is an attractive idea until you get down to specifics.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).

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