Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Every few years something new breaks into the circle of my thoughts.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
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  • ''Neat trick: to be roused to ambition and reconciled to one's mediocrity at the same time.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Most of my decisions in life seem absent-minded but inevitable.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Yawns are hard to refute.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''Many try to force the past to change.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Our punning minds rejoin what logic has separated.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''It is not confused. We are.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Talent shuffles the deck. Genius brings a new deck.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Popular culture is seductive; high culture is imperious.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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