Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Few artists can afford artistic temperament.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
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  • ''The Card Catalogue: "See also" leads into the wilderness.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''The young break rules for fun. The old for profit.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Either offer me something I really like, or stop trying to tempt me.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''Self-blame usually has an undertone of self-congratulation.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''The madness of love can always be suspended—to cook dinner or catch a plane, for instance.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''After sixty, the self-questioning of middle age is obsolete.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''The theme of my autobiography could only be repetition.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''I keep renaming my motives, but continue doing the same things.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).

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