Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''We express disappointment in everything except ourselves.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
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  • ''The aphorism wants to be at the same time both main line and off beat.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Intelligence in isolation turns to aimless marauding.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved's innermost thoughts.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Worrying is as futile as boredom, but harder work.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Snobs in pursuit of a mark are more shameless than the sluts of Sodom.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''Virtue sometimes pretends. Vice is always sincere.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''The smile of a politician is strong and friendly, but noncommittal.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''Power makes gods. Virtue makes martyrs.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).

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