Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''Truth is a necessary phantom.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • ''The transcendental promises a vacation from history.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''My noisy denunciation trails off in doubt.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''The beginning sets the rules.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''Saying "I feel guilty" is a mere form of words. Saying "I feel ashamed" is not.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
  • ''Mars and Venus are at it again. This time, Hephaestus is standing by with a private detective, a photographer, and a lawyer.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Postmodern agenda: the peep show is the art form; the voyeur is the protagonist; the goal is excitement from a safe distance; the alibi is that it's all ironic.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''Birth dates and bathroom scales tell more truth than I want to know.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • ''Loving, not the beloved, is the joy of love. The beloved, knowing this, most resolutely declines to be grateful.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • ''Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).

Read more quotations »
[Report Error]