"Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Mason Cooley on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Mason Cooley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Mason Cooley on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Mason Cooley on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Mason Cooley on Dalai Lama
"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."