"Death is frightening, and so is Eternal Life."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Mason Cooley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Mason Cooley on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Mason Cooley on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Mason Cooley on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Mason Cooley on Helen Keller
"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."