Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''My neglected duties crowd around me in my dreams, murmuring.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
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  • ''Tears are great peace-makers.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''English has borrowed from everywhere and now goes everywhere.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Victorian sorrow: the stars are winking in the sky, but not for us.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''The young have stolen our youthfulness, and flaunt it without shame.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''Position yourself well enough, and circumstances will do the rest.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''I seldom remember my father, but I sneeze and rub my nose the way he did. I also love my son with grief and anger, as he did.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''People who behave at forty as they did at twenty must sometimes wonder why their charm is not working.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''The daughters of delight now pump iron.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).

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