"The only peace is being out of earshot."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Mason Cooley on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Mason Cooley on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Mason Cooley on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Mason Cooley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Mason Cooley on John Lennon
"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."