Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Sleepy-head is no longer aroused by tragic imaginings.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
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  • ''People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''We do justice coldly, injustice hotly.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Alcohol postpones anxiety, then multiplies it.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''Methodology gives those with no ideas something to do.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Small successes are still successes; great failures are still failures.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Irony dissolves sentiment, but occasionally a sentiment is strong enough to dissolve irony.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Art can make chaos seductive.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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