Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''The writer is always courted by invitations from the all-too- familiar.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
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  • ''Reading civilized the inner life.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''The question you're not supposed to ask is the important one.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''The desire to perform impedes conversation.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Unlike art and sex, money always arouses interest.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''Flattery has to overcome my mistrust, and it does.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Wisdom has lost repute because it so often applies to a state of affairs that no longer exists.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Man invented the gods. Then the gods went off on their own, but not far.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Dogs often remind us of the human, all-too-human. Cats, never.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''All history and art are against us, but we still expect happiness in love.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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