Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Lonely people keep up a ceaseless flow of commentary on themselves.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
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  • ''Fear regulates. Appetite impels.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Faith no doubt moves mountains, but not necessarily to where we want them.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''We stroll amiably together, careful never to peer into one another's shadows.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Unhappiness is too common to call for special measures.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''Even alone we go on justifying ourselves.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Writing about an idea frees me of it. Thinking about it is a circle of repetitions.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''Why is it forbidden in New York to acknowledge the charm and beauty of Los Angeles?''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''My mind no longer has romantic abysses, but has become shallow, with many little gaps and cracks.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''The bathroom scale knows nothing of extenuating circumstances.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).

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