Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''The sage belongs to the same obsolete repertory as the virtuous maiden and the enlightened monarch.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
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  • ''My thought has been shaped by books; my desires by pictures.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Disobedient parents are a great trouble to their children.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''In New York, one must collapse to be indolent.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Many gloat over their own troubles.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''The children of childish parents age quickly.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Moderation in all things is best, but it's pretty hard to get excited about it.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''The kingdom of our Prospero, Freud, now dissolves in air.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''"Why not?" is a slogan for an interesting life.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Altruism is for those who cannot endure their desires.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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