Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''The writer considers sayability before anything else.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
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  • ''Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''History takes place between the Fall and the Apocalypse, with a narrow escape route called Salvation.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Boredom and fear keep us working and obeying the laws.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''We understand through resemblance.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Even the most fickle are faithful to a few bad habits.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Incest and child abuse are not yet being presented as recreational.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Revenge is sweet but not nourishing.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''The pointless ferocities of intellectual life shock businessmen, who kill only to eat.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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