"Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Mason Cooley on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Mason Cooley on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Mason Cooley on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Mason Cooley on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Mason Cooley on Robert Frost
"The wisdom of age: don't stop walking."
"Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends."
"Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth."
"The lonely become either thoughtful or empty."
"Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame."