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  • Once discover comfort, and there is no turning back.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).
  • Explanations comfort us by giving the impression that there is an order in things.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • Birth dates and bathroom scales tell more truth than I want to know.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).

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  • Loving, not the beloved, is the joy of love. The beloved, knowing this, most resolutely declines to be grateful.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).

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  • Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).

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  • Cruel impulses stir all about my kindly heart.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).

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  • It is hard to tell truth, and hard not to.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).

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  • Perversity depends on reversal and substitution.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • Mind and body obstruct one another's pleasures.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • The Lady: a fluty voice, sensible shoes, a melancholy sense of living by rules few still remember.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).

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