"Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Mason Cooley on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Mason Cooley on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Mason Cooley on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Mason Cooley on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Mason Cooley on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."