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Mason Cooley

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Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.

Mason Cooley

We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.

Mason Cooley

A real idea keeps changing and appears in many places.

Mason Cooley

We are more tied to our faults than to our virtues.

Mason Cooley

Fears and lies intensify consciousness.

Mason Cooley

Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.

Mason Cooley

When sages commend excess, Desire is sick.

Mason Cooley

Even cats grow lonely and anxious.

Mason Cooley

Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating.

Mason Cooley

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.

Mason Cooley

The passions are the same in every conflict, large or small.

Mason Cooley

The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.

Mason Cooley

Orgasm: the genitals sneezing.

Mason Cooley

There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.

Mason Cooley

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

Mason Cooley

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

Mason Cooley

Fail, and your friends feel superior. Succeed, and they feel resentful.

Mason Cooley

In every death, a busy world comes to an end.

Mason Cooley

Romantics consider common sense vulgar.

Mason Cooley

Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.

Mason Cooley

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

Mason Cooley

Art seduces, but does not exploit.

Mason Cooley

Folly always knows the answer.

Mason Cooley

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

Mason Cooley

If beggars do not hate the rest of us, they are even more abject than I had imagined.

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