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

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.


Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris.


Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.

    Topics: Love Is

Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.


Eternity eludes us, even as a thought.


Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking.


Young men preen. Old men scheme.


Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.


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


I know that I am what I am. But I am not sure what I am.


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


Cynicism is full of naive disappointments.


Death is frightening, and so is Eternal Life.


Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.


My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet.


When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her.


The real secrets are not the ones I tell.


If I play hard to get, soon the phone stops ringing altogether.


There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.


Some loves are like a vice that has ceased to give pleasure.


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