Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
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  • ''"Moo" may represent an idea, but only the cow knows.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Well-behaved: he always speaks as if his mother might be listening.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''"Impossible" is the strongest border guard.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Tales of adultery are much improved by period costumes.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''Idleness makes people feeble and peevish. Work makes them stalwart and prone to anger.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Lovers do all the talking and writing. What are the Beloveds thinking?''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''I like the old wisdom—puns, riddles, spells, proverbs.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''After an argument, silence may mean acceptance—or the continuation of resistance by other means.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''I have become a beloved—feeling foolish and not at all grateful.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).

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