Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Repetition comforts me for a time, then closes in.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
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  • ''Like an electric tea-kettle, pornography comes to a boil very fast.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Rhyme and meter force gaps in meaning so the muse can enter.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''The aphorism sometimes casts off cynicism and expresses strong feeling.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''Original sin reassures us that our slip was not the first.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''Health can be squandered, but not stored up.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''I would enjoy experiencing the hollowness of success at first- hand.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Beggars beg to get money, not to reproach the passerby.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Fortuna smiles and frowns according to a timetable surprising even to herself.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''Few things are worth doing perfectly.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).

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