About Mason Cooley:
Mason Cooley is killing me."
The shades of respectability begin to close about the greying head.
Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.
The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.
Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.
Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.
The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.
If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.
Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.
Art seduces, but does not exploit.
People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
Moo may represent an idea, but only the cow knows.
Outside books, we avoid colorful characters.
Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day.
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.
I know that I am what I am. But I am not sure what I am.