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All Quotes by author - Mason Cooley
" A blocked path also offers guidance. "
" A blunt statement can be as false as any other. "
" Affection reproaches, but does not denounce. "
" After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means. "
" After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success. "
" A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude. "
" A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats. "
" Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences. "
" An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another. "
" An omnipotent God is the only being with no reason to lie. "
" A real idea keeps changing and appears in many places. "
" Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation. "
" Art seduces, but does not exploit. "
" A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. "
" As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance. "
" At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly. "
" Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty. "
" Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it. "
" Children now expect their parents to audition for approval. "
" Children use all their wiles to get their way with adults. Adults do the same with children. "
" City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life. "
" Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves. "
" Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining. "
" Consciousness is our only reprieve from Time. "
" Conscious thought is the tidying up at the end. "
" Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is. "
" Critic's delight: scolding the Mighty Dead. "
" Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity. "
" Cure for an obsession: get another one. "
" Cynicism is full of naive disappointments. "
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