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Mason Cooley
1927 - 2002
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

Unlike the actual, the fictional explains itself.


Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.


Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.


I did not know I was in my prime until afterwards.


General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: some horses run faster than others.


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


Hatred of the mother is familiar, but the mother's hatred still comes as a surprise.


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


The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past.


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


The time I kill is killing me.


Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity.


An omnipotent God is the only being with no reason to lie.


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


Listening to people keeps them entertained.


After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.


Money: power at its most liquid.


Romantics consider common sense vulgar.


Never try to leap from a standstill.


When sages commend excess, Desire is sick.


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