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Reviewers and critics can be overly cynical. If something the least bit sentimental comes up, they'll often start flying off the handle. But I'm like, 'Wait a minute, you've had those times in your life. Everybody has.'
As a parent, I want my kids to have an optimistic outlook, and one that has hope, and that makes sense, where good does triumph over evil and it's not cynical, and it's not snarky.
Dee Bradley Baker
'The Ides of March' was a fairly cynical film.
I think the people who are making Christmas-themed movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas. There's more of an edge.
I think I'm too cynical for L.A. My sense of humor doesn't go down well here, which probably affects my love life. I need to have a laugh track following me around so people know I'm trying to be funny.
Politics has come to resemble a cynical team game played by politicians, while the public has been pushed aside as if sitting on the seats of a stadium in which passion for politics is gradually making room for blindness and desperation.
If I was working hard, she bled into my personality. I became more cynical.
Because I was from the Midwest and untrained, I was completely open and ready to try anything. Many of my classmates were cynical and jaded; some already had conservatory training, and they were there simply to get that Yale stamp of approval, which they saw as a career stepping-stone.
I'm sure some cynical people would point to that as the main reason for doing it for a lot of people.
I really try, at least consciously, not to be cynical or ironic.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I don't know if I'm supposed to say this, but probably not... I was a really cynical child.
You can't blame anyone for being cynical about politicians.
Many people leave government disillusioned about its ability to achieve change and cynical about politicians. I left with rather opposite lessons.
I'm not cynical.
I have a big cynical side to me.
I think of myself as writing realist American fiction. 'Cynical but hopeful' wouldn't be the worst thing I've ever been called.
I have never been a cynical person.
If Mitt Romney defeats President Obama in his bid for reelection on Tuesday, it will mark the success of one of the most deeply cynical political campaigns in American history. It is hard to beat an incumbent no matter the economic climate.
As human beings we're so cynical, so uncompassionate.
George Bush and John Ashcroft were religious in a scary way, but the rational among us could always take heart that, deep down, the Bush administration was more cynical than messianic.
As cynical as I can be, there's always a part of me that believes in love and the fairy tale.
Generally I don't like doing remakes, but I think that's more in the cynical world of Hollywood where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons.
I had grown up during Vietnam. I had no connections to the U.S. military, and I had a pretty cynical default opinion about the U.S. military.
I'm not a particularly shiny, happy person. I'm fairly cynical, and that's what draws me to comedy.
'The Larry Sanders Show,' it's actually about love, which would sound like a paradox at first. But if that love didn't exist, the darker attitudes would not play. You would have a one-dimensional, cynical show, which I don't think the show was.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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