"I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Mason Cooley on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Mason Cooley on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Mason Cooley on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Mason Cooley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Mason Cooley on Winston Churchill
"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."