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If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
George S. Patton
It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
The worst thing that can happen in a democracy - as well as in an individual's life - is to become cynical about the future and lose hope.
No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.
I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship.
You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
W. Somerset Maugham
Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
John W. Gardner
I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business.
Richard M. Nixon
I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.
Yeah, it's pretty hard not to be completely cynical these days.
It's so easy to manipulate an audience, but it's nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film.
In a cruel and evil world, being cynical can allow you to get some entertainment out of it.
I'm a mad lover of sport. You cannot say a bad word to me about sports. So I know business is involved and I know it can be cynical, and, of course, I watch it, but for me it's pure.
For better or for worse, I've watched people die in front of me. I see how they are in the end. And they're not cynical. In the end, they wanna hold somebody's hand. And that's real to me.
I don't see myself as a stand-up comic doing cynical, mean-spirited or disrespectful stuff. I'm very aware that I don't like to disrespect people too much.
The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be.
I'm sure some cynical people would point to that as the main reason for doing it for a lot of people.
I think the future also will not belong to those who are cynical or those who stand on the sidelines.
When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.
I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.
We are at heart so profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian.
I think I've finally proven something to people who were cynical about me. Because they were cruel.
I'm not cynical.
Before children, even the most cynical people throw down their usual masks and become capable of feeling the purity and love which all human beings seek.
Sun Myung Moon
A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself.
A comedian's a comedian. They're a very kind of cynical bunch. I guess that's why I like them.
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