Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''The beginning, middle, and end are parodied, reversed, and hidden by modernism, but not abandoned.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
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  • ''I enjoy my rights, but I revel in my privileges.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''I adore you, but less when I am with you.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''My taking a seat on the Council of the Fathers caused a desperate fluttering among my ghosts.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''Death is hacking away at my address book and party lists.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Don't tell me it's raining when you're peeing on me!''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''At sixty, I would like to give my future back its vistas of uncertainty.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''Our detachments move us toward freedom and death.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''The soul is no longer honored as it once was, but it still keeps appetite from being the measure of all things.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Like a frog, the aphorist waits for something to fly by that he can catch with his tongue.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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