Mason Cooley

(1927-2002)

Mason Cooley Quotes

  • ''The etiquette of romantic love is as elaborate as that surrounding the Emperor of China.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
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  • ''Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • ''I really like life, don't you? There's nothing else quite like it.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • ''The truths I shun follow me, mumbling.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • ''Proverbial wisdom counsels against risk and change. But sitting ducks fare worst of all.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • ''Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • ''A moratorium on opportunities, please. I need to recover from the last one.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''The horizon is more than a convention of landscape painting, less than truth.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • ''If the current is right, one can drift to success.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • ''The past goes right on pulling me apart, though I can scarcely remember the people or the issues.''
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).

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