Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''For some, bottles of liquor gleam like the towers of Eldorado.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
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  • ''An old man drinks tea and reads the newspaper—forgetting age for a moment.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''Don't milk the cow too hard. She will kick you.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''As every cockroach knows, thriving on poisons is the secret of success.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Methodology is applied ideology.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Self-righteous victims invite extra nails.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''Self-deception is nature; hypocrisy is art.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''The little suckings and smackings of the perversions are the sounds of joyous infancy.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''I am kept in bondage by the moles of my beloved.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).

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