"Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Mason Cooley on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Mason Cooley on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Mason Cooley on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Mason Cooley on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Mason Cooley on Abraham Lincoln
"The wisdom of age: don't stop walking."
"Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends."
"Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera."
"Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth."
"The lonely become either thoughtful or empty."
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