Mason Cooley Quotes

Quotes : 214

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Self-hatred and self-love are equally self-centered.

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Stated clearly enough, an idea may cancel itself out.

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Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.

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Some loves are like a vice that has ceased to give pleasure.

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Sloth, not ill-will, makes me unjust.

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Self-reform is the only kind that works.

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Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back.

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Talk about yourself as much as you like, but do not expect others to listen.

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The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind.

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Sincerity: willingness to spend one's own money.

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Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.

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The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.

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The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.

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The beloved is the ultimate fetish.

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The body has a mind of its own.

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Romantics consider common sense vulgar.

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The doctrine of the immortality of the soul has more threat than comfort.

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Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over.

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The gods are watching, but idly, yawning.

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The higher the moral tone, the more suspect the speaker.

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The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past.

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Poor but happy is not a phrase invented by a poor person.

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Often, when I want to consult my impulses, I cannot find them.

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Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.

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Old and young disbelieve one another's truths.

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Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love.

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Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name.

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Orgasm: the genitals sneezing.

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Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.

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Outside books, we avoid colorful characters.

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People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.

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Rage is exciting, but leaves me confused and exhausted.

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Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run.

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Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.

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

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Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.

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The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.

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Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.

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The horse stares at its captor, barely remembering the free kicks of youth.

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Reality is the name we give to our disappointments.

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Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts.

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Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs.

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