The sheen of ocean gleams on the blue fish-plate.
Your words and my words are the same, but not our meaning.
Cruel impulses stir all about my kindly heart.
Critic's delight: scolding the Mighty Dead. Mason Co
Mistakes are the only universal form of originality.
Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love.
Alcohol postpones anxiety, then multiplies it.
Technique bridges among ideas, and sometimes generates them.
Dreams surround our desires with ugliness and dread.
Good books do not make people wiser or happier--only more conscious.
Beggars beg to get money, not to reproach the passerby.
When I try to portray to myself my heart's desire, nothing happens.
The beloved is the ultimate fetish. Mason Coole
If you do not throw in a few promises of better things to come, gloomy one, I am going to take you back to the library.
Stupidity is a fact of life, but unmentionable. The new Prudery.
When money disappears, we soon understand the power of absence.
If you should ever acknowledge my existence, I plan to snub you.
Swindlers are notoriously gullible.
Snarls and sobs show that a love affair is getting serious.
The horse stares at its captor, barely remembering the free kicks of youth.
Fame now wears the halo that once crowned holiness.
Politics inflame the passions in a way that few beloveds can match.
Moo may represent an idea, but only the cow knows. Mason Co
The dignified catastrophes of tragedy bear little resemblance to the slow ruin inflicted by life.
The ugly can achieve an absoluteness beyond the reach of beauty.
Strict rules of evidence would destroy psychoanalysis and literary criticism.
Popular culture is seductive; high culture is imperious.
Reclusive? The inner city will secure your privacy better than any desert cave.
In the street, the gaze of desire is furtive or menacing. Mason Coole
Cure for an obsession: get another one. Mason Co