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

Few artists can afford artistic temperament.


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


A blunt statement can be as false as any other.


Minds will wander even during the Last Judgment.


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


Journalism never admits that nothing much is happening.


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


Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality.


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


The higher the moral tone, the more suspect the speaker.


Writers mean more than they say and say more than they mean.


Preserving tradition has become a nice hobby, like stamp collecting.


The beloved is the ultimate fetish.


To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.


Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back.


Stated clearly enough, an idea may cancel itself out.


To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little.


Language is the friendliest of the things from which we cannot escape.


I see what you mean, but I do not think what you think.


Cure for an obsession: get another one.


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