Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
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  • ''Fluency avoids hard thoughts.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Which is the supplement? Fantasy or daily routine?''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''Lechery is secretive, but must finally reveal itself to at least one.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Self-criticism expands the opportunities for discourse and eliminates the need for an adversary.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Mortality: not acquittal but a series of postponements is what we hope for.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''Amateurs believe their enthusiasm will suffice.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Habits are destiny.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Nostalgia keeps dissolving the ironic narratives in which I have contained my past.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).

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