Mason Cooley Quotes

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Born: 1927,
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Died: , July 25, 2002

1.
A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

2.
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
- Mason Cooley

3.
After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.
- Mason Cooley

4.
Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
- Mason Cooley

5.
Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.
- Mason Cooley

6.
Art seduces, but does not exploit.
- Mason Cooley

7.
As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley

8.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
- Mason Cooley

9.
Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.
- Mason Cooley

10.
Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
- Mason Cooley

11.
Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.
- Mason Cooley

12.
Consciousness is our only reprieve from Time.
- Mason Cooley

13.
Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity.
- Mason Cooley

14.
Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.
- Mason Cooley

15.
Death is frightening, and so is Eternal Life.
- Mason Cooley

16.
Even cats grow lonely and anxious.
- Mason Cooley

17.
Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.
- Mason Cooley

18.
Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.
- Mason Cooley

19.
Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.
- Mason Cooley

20.
Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.
- Mason Cooley

21.
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
- Mason Cooley

22.
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
- Mason Cooley

23.
Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.
- Mason Cooley

24.
Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.
- Mason Cooley

25.
Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little.
- Mason Cooley

26.
I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.
- Mason Cooley

27.
I'm being treated like a sex object, cried the lady. No matter. I will take care of it, said Time soothingly.
- Mason Cooley

28.
If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.
- Mason Cooley

29.
If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.
- Mason Cooley

30.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
- Mason Cooley

31.
Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.
- Mason Cooley

32.
In every death, a busy world comes to an end.
- Mason Cooley

33.
Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
- Mason Cooley

34.
Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.
- Mason Cooley

35.
Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.
- Mason Cooley

36.
Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.
- Mason Cooley

37.
Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
- Mason Cooley

38.
Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.
- Mason Cooley

39.
Money: power at its most liquid.
- Mason Cooley

40.
Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content.
- Mason Cooley

41.
Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.
- Mason Cooley

42.
Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love.
- Mason Cooley

43.
People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
- Mason Cooley

44.
Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.
- Mason Cooley

45.
Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
- Mason Cooley

46.
Sincerity: willingness to spend one's own money.
- Mason Cooley

47.
Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.
- Mason Cooley

48.
Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
- Mason Cooley

49.
The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
- Mason Cooley

50.
The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.
- Mason Cooley

51.
The only peace is being out of earshot.
- Mason Cooley

52.
The passion for money is never fickle.
- Mason Cooley

53.
The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.
- Mason Cooley

54.
The time I kill is killing me.
- Mason Cooley

55.
The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.
- Mason Cooley

56.
To understand someone, find out how he spends his money.
- Mason Cooley

57.
Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.
- Mason Cooley

58.
Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind.
- Mason Cooley

59.
When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.
- Mason Cooley

60.
While there's life, there's fear.
- Mason Cooley

61.
Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?
- Mason Cooley

62.
Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.
- Mason Cooley

63.
Young poets bewail the passing of love old poets, the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference.
- Mason Cooley

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