Mason Cooley quotes

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The aphorism sometimes casts off cynicism and expresses strong feeling.
The paper boy curses the dog through the latched screen door.
Your argument defends an ideology; mine defends the truth.
Now defined as art, the totem has lost cult, taboo, and custom.
Transcendence is something between a metaphor and a miracle.
Fail, and your friends feel superior. Succeed, and they feel resentful.
If you have no power, talk about your influence. If you have power, talk about the constraints that hem you in.
I criticize myself ruthlessly, but never mention the faults of which I am truly ashamed.
The aphorist is a hit and run artist.
We worship the aesthetic, but we do not have faith in it.
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