Mason Cooley

Quotations

Retirement requires the invention of a new hedonism, not a return to the hedonism of youth.

City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).

Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance.

City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).

In retirement, I look for days off from my days off.

City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).

In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential.

City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).

At retirement, switching from “I must” to “I want” leaves me puzzled and uneasy.

City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).

Our most important decisions are made while we are thinking about something else.

City Aphorisms (1985)

“Revenge,” I shrieked, groping to remember the affront.

City Aphorisms, New York (1984)

Revenge is sweet but not nourishing.

City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987)

Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.

Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.