Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Photography knows how to authenticate its misrepresentations.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
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  • ''Always assume that a lucky hit will not be repeated.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''If I had found the words I was looking for, I would not have read so much.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Frivolous sorrow is folly. Frivolous enjoyment is not.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''With decrepitude, longevity has overshot the mark.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''"Be faithful to your roots" is the liberal version of "Stay in your ghetto."''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Family romances are the only ones that never turn out happily.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Wallace Stevens: the Platonist celebrates endless change, but with regret.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''Metaphors convince at once or not at all.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).

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