Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it.

— Mason Cooley

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When Medusa looks in the mirror, she sees the Lady of Sorrows.

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Retirement requires the invention of a new hedonism, not a return to the hedonism of youth

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The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path.

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Mason Cooley quote Reading give us some place to go when we

Reading give us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.

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Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.

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The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree.

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Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex minus reason

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

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Writing an upbeat aphorism is a temptation, but decorum forbids.

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Self-inflicted misery smirks under its crown of thorns.

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Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.

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Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.

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Magic lives in curves, not angles.

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About Mason Cooley

Quotes 1227 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

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

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Narcissus weeps to find that his Image does not return his love.

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A goldfish is reason enough for living, if someone needs a reason.

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If suffering brought wisdom, the dentist's office would be full of luminous ideas.

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I am skeptical in principle, gullible in practice.

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You know you're in love when you stop comparing.

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As every cockroach knows, thriving on poisons is the secret of success.

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Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.

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Wisdom is founded on memory; happiness on forgetfulness.

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Why not - is a slogan for an interesting life.

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Forget what hurt you but never forget what it thaught you.

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Lack of reciprocity ruins friendships, but makes love affairs exciting for a time.

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The critical spirit never knows when to stop meddling.

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Telescopes and binoculars endanger the ever-distant sublime.

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The philosophy of hedonism means little to lovers of pleasure.

They have no inclination to read philosophy, or to write it.

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Nudity is the costume of lovers and corpses.

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The passion for money is never fickle.

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Masturbation is a democratic pleasure, practiced by rich and poor, young and old, married and single.

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Victorian sorrow: the stars are winking in the sky, but not for us.

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Regret for wasted time is more wasted time

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The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.

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The language of pornography is abusive, that of romance adoring. Both are addressed to a fetish.

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Without a little negligence, life would be intolerable.

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Transcendence is something between a metaphor and a miracle.

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The lion cares less about being king of the beasts than about finding his dinner.

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In the theater of confusion, knowing the location of the exits is what counts.

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Emblem: the carapace of the great crowned snail is painted with all the flags of the United Nations.

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People who expect deference resent mere civility.

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The narcissist enjoys being looked at and not looking back.

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Astrology: do we make a hullabaloo among the stars, or do they make a hullabaloo down here?

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Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference.

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Deconstruction glorifies the critic, humiliates the author, and makes the reader wonder why he bothered.

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Mild brown eyes beckon me to the past, but memory provides no clue.

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Logic and fact keep interfering with the easy flow of conversation.

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Arrogance frowns; pride smiles.

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Vanity is easily duped. Ambition, not.

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The beloved is the ultimate fetish.

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