Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''In the street, the gaze of desire is furtive or menacing.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
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  • ''Go ahead and voice your criticisms, but don't expect to be invited back.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: "Some horses run faster than others."''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''A successful restaurant makes everything in it, including the patrons, seem a little better than they are.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Like other secret lovers, many speak mockingly about popular culture to conceal their passion for it.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Lazarus was coolly received by his friends, who considered his case closed.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''The more knowledge, the clearer what the doubts are.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Loneliness is more likely to lead to fussy housekeeping than to grand views of the Universe.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''"I am willing to die for my country" is a variant of "I am willing to kill for my country."''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).

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