"The lonely become either thoughtful or empty."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Mason Cooley on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Mason Cooley on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Mason Cooley on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Mason Cooley on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Mason Cooley on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame."