"Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Mason Cooley on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Mason Cooley on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Mason Cooley on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Mason Cooley on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Mason Cooley on Fran Lebowitz
"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."