"Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Mason Cooley on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Mason Cooley on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Mason Cooley on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Mason Cooley on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Mason Cooley on William Shakespeare
"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."