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Mason Cooley – 63 Quotes

 

63 Quotes by Mason Cooley

 

The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.

– Mason Cooley


Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.

– Mason Cooley


Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.

– Mason Cooley


Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.

– Mason Cooley


The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.

– Mason Cooley


Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.

– Mason Cooley


Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.

– Mason Cooley


Art seduces, but does not exploit.

– Mason Cooley


Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.

– Mason Cooley


Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.

– Mason Cooley


If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.

– Mason Cooley


People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.

– Mason Cooley


Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?

– Mason Cooley


Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.

– Mason Cooley


A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.

– Mason Cooley


Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.

– Mason Cooley


Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.

– Mason Cooley


Death is frightening, and so is Eternal Life.

– Mason Cooley


In every death, a busy world comes to an end.

– Mason Cooley


As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.

– Mason Cooley


I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.

– Mason Cooley


Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind.

– Mason Cooley


Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.

– Mason Cooley


Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.

– Mason Cooley


Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.

– Mason Cooley


While there’s life, there’s fear.

– Mason Cooley


Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity.

– Mason Cooley


Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.

– Mason Cooley


Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.

– Mason Cooley


Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.

– Mason Cooley


Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.

– Mason Cooley


Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.

– Mason Cooley


Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little.

– Mason Cooley


Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.

– Mason Cooley


Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.

– Mason Cooley


Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.

– Mason Cooley


Money: power at its most liquid.

– Mason Cooley


The passion for money is never fickle.

– Mason Cooley


Sincerity: willingness to spend one’s own money.

– Mason Cooley


Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.

– Mason Cooley


To understand someone, find out how he spends his money.

– Mason Cooley


Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.

– Mason Cooley


Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.

– Mason Cooley


The only peace is being out of earshot.

– Mason Cooley


Even cats grow lonely and anxious.

– Mason Cooley


Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.

– Mason Cooley


A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.

– Mason Cooley


Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content.

– Mason Cooley


The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.

– Mason Cooley


Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love.

– Mason Cooley


If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.

– Mason Cooley


When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.

– Mason Cooley


After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.

– Mason Cooley


The time I kill is killing me.

– Mason Cooley


Consciousness is our only reprieve from Time.

– Mason Cooley


The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.

– Mason Cooley


I’m being treated like a sex object, cried the lady. No matter. I will take care of it, said Time soothingly.

– Mason Cooley


Young poets bewail the passing of love old poets, the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference.

– Mason Cooley


Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.

– Mason Cooley


Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.

– Mason Cooley


If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.

– Mason Cooley


At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.

– Mason Cooley


Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.

– Mason Cooley


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