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

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


Why do we never expect dull people to be rascals?


Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over.


Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.


Malice is always authentic and sincere.


Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.


Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?


In bridge clubs and in councils of state, the passions are the same.


If modesty disappeared, so would exhibitionism.


First literature came to refer only to itself, the literary theory.


Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.


'Be faithful to your roots' is the liberal version of 'Stay in your ghetto.'


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


Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.


Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.


City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.


The gods are watching, but idly, yawning.


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


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


Fulfillment is often more trouble than it is worth.


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