Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''The sun cares nothing for illumination.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
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  • ''We often disguise our reflexes as deliberate actions.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Asceticism and celibacy can conceal many incapacities.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Prudence does not make people happy; it merely deprives them of the excitement of being constantly in trouble.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''The supposed unhappiness of the rich is always a cheerful topic of conversation.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''Self-inflicted misery smirks under its crown of thorns.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''The haiku lets meaning float; the aphorism pins it down.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • ''Self-righteousness is the most shameless slut of all.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''Deconstruction: peering suspiciously at the text, I wait for it to make a slip and betray itself.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''Cynicism often draws correct conclusions, but nobody could live by its lights.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).

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