Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''My love grows wide and shallow in an effort to spread my losses.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
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  • ''Thoughts can be revised. Deeds cannot.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Reading about ethics is about as likely to improve one's behavior as reading about sports is to make one into an athlete.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Nudity is the costume of lovers and corpses.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Telescopes and binoculars endanger the ever-distant sublime.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Mathematics: silent harmonies. Music: sounding numbers.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''I am open-minded on all questions I care nothing about.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Realism: the wealth of detail guarantees the truth of the tale.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).

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