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Mason Cooley
(1927 - 2002)

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Science Quotes by Mason Cooley (10 quotes)

Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection (1991).
Science quotes on:  |  Amazing (35)  |  Art (657)  |  Create (235)  |  Enough (341)  |  Food (199)  |  Human (1470)  |  Human Race (103)  |  Race (268)  |  Science (3880)  |  Sex (69)  |  Think (1086)  |  Thinking (415)  |  Time (1877)

Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection (1991).
Science quotes on:  |  Creativity (76)  |  Leap (53)  |  Look (582)  |  See (1082)

Genius knows where the questions are hidden
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection (1987).
Science quotes on:  |  Genius (285)  |  Hide (69)  |  Know (1519)  |  Question (622)

In psychoanalysis, only the fee is exactly what it seems to be.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms (1984).
Science quotes on:  |  Exactly (13)  |  Fee (9)  |  Psychoanalysis (37)  |  Seem (145)

Metaphysics keeps surviving its obituaries.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection (1990).
Science quotes on:  |  Keep (101)  |  Metaphysic (6)  |  Metaphysics (50)  |  Obituary (10)  |  Survive (79)

Nature knows no difference between weeds and flowers.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Second Selection (1985).
Science quotes on:  |  Difference (337)  |  Flower (106)  |  Know (1519)  |  Nature (1928)  |  Weed (18)

Originality finds the unexpected but inevitable next step.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection (1993).
Science quotes on:  |  Find (999)  |  Inevitable (49)  |  Next (236)  |  Originality (19)  |  Step (231)  |  Unexpected (52)

Our civilization is shifting from science and technology to rhetoric and litigation.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection (1987).
Science quotes on:  |  Civilization (206)  |  Rhetoric (12)  |  Science (3880)  |  Science And Technology (45)  |  Shift (44)  |  Technology (261)

Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection (1990).
Science quotes on:  |  Hand (143)  |  Merely (316)  |  Read (288)  |  Rest (281)  |  Specialist (28)  |  Think (1086)  |  Thinking (415)  |  Universe (861)

To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little.
— Mason Cooley
City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection (1991).
Science quotes on:  |  Ahead (19)  |  Little (708)  |  Successful (123)  |  Time (1877)


Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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