"Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Mason Cooley on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Mason Cooley on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Mason Cooley on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Mason Cooley on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Mason Cooley on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."