Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Smooth white skin invites something that will leave a trace, a kiss or a slap.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
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  • ''"You don't understand me" means "You don't appreciate me."''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Children pay little attention to their parent's teachings, but reproduce their characters faithfully.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Sentimentality is the respect the cold-hearted pay to feeling.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Innocence: "I am only stepping on your face because it lies in my path."''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''When I try to portray to myself my heart's desire, nothing happens.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Grandiosity lessens as work proceeds.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''Trust, but look for the exits.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).

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