"Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Mason Cooley on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Mason Cooley on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Mason Cooley on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Mason Cooley on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."