Writers mean more than they say and say more than they mean.
Without civilization, we would not turn into animals, but vegetables.
Well-behaved: he always speaks as if his mother might be listening.
People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.
Hatred of the mother is familiar, but the mother's hatred still comes as a surprise.
Fail, and your friends feel superior. Succeed, and they feel resentful.
The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past.
Don't stare into a mirror when you are trying to solve a problem.
I see what you mean, but I do not think what you think.
Few friendships could survive the moodiness of love affairs.
Hatred observes with more care than love does.
Mistakes are the only universal form of originality.
Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little.
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
I love you is the inscription on Pandora's box.
Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.
After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
Rage is exciting, but leaves me confused and exhausted.
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.
Innocence: I am only stepping on your face because it lies in my path.
Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.
What lies behind appearance is usually another appearance.
The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.
Why do we never expect dull people to be rascals?
As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.
Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Ideology has shaped the very sofa on which I sit.
No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime.
Children use all their wiles to get their way with adults. Adults do the same with children.
My mind is led astray by every faint rustle.
The real secrets are not the ones I tell.
Documents create a paper reality we call proof.
The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.
Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.
There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.
Poor but happy is not a phrase invented by a poor person.
Think carefully before asking for justice. Mercy might be safer.
We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.
City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.
It is possible to interpret without observing, but not to observe without interpreting.
In psychoanalysis, only the fee is exactly what it seems to be.
If the world would apologize, I might consider a reconciliation.
Mason Cooleywas an American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms. One of these such aphorisms Cooley developed was "The time I kill is killing me."...