Quotations by Author

Mason Cooley

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.

Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.

Even cats grow lonely and anxious.

Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.

Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.

Hatred of the mother is familiar, but the mother's hatred still comes as a surprise.

In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.

Love begins with an image; lust with a sensation.

Mind and body obstruct one another's pleasures.

Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts.

The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.

The body has a mind of its own.

Moo may represent an idea, but only the cow knows.