Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Drunks do not have friends, but accomplices.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
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  • ''I am interested in a hundred things, but only slightly.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Common sense: "Familiarity is the test of truth."''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''Authority is conferred by position, not character.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''The ugly can achieve an absoluteness beyond the reach of beauty.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''Living alone is good for privacy, bad for full-scale cooking and moving heavy furniture.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''The same old thing—even if it's champagne—is still the same old thing.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''King Kong, Count Dracula, and the Phantom of the Opera are just looking for love, like the rest of us.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Language cannot say everything, fortunately.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Self-pity makes people callous.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).

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