Mason Cooley Quotes

You know you're in love when you stop comparing.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
Violence stops thought. Hence its popularity as a pain-killer.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
Moderation shifts when extremes do.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
Complainers rule out happiness, mentioning it only as something lost.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
An ardent lover often makes a cold friend.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
I was once in love with books. Now they go their way and I go mine.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
Children now accuse their parents of ingratitude.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
Truth can remain silent. Lies must be spoken.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).
Consensus is usually made possible by vague language and shallow commitments.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
Three people marooned on a desert island would soon reinvent politics.
Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).