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Cynicism Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Cynicism.

You have no values. With you its all nihilism,
cynicism, sarcasm, and orgasm.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

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Most cynics are really crushed romantics:
they've been hurt,
they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny,
dear part in them that's still alive.
- Jeff Bridges

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism
and polls and principles,
come and join this campaign.
- George W. Bush

The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
- Joyce Carol Oates

 

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more
energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
- Twyla Tharp

Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe
in the possibilities for genuine democracy.
- William Greider

My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us
to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went.
- Ted Koppel

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The cynicism that you have is not your real soul.
- Yoko Ono

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
- Patricia Ireland

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion,
just as effectively as by bombs.
- Kenneth Clark

I think a lot of cynicism has dropped away from my
shoulders since I stopped drinking.
- Graham Coxon

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism
and the source of cynicism among American reporters
and editors throughout our history.
- Richard Harwood

In the end, that's what this election is about.
Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
- Barack Obama

Cynicism is intellectual treason.
- Norman Cousins

I don't think I have one iota of cynicism about acting.
- Donald Sutherland

Cynicism is the humour of hatred.
- Herbert Beerbohm

I have no cynicism at all.
- Antony Sher

The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
- Henry L. Stimson

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

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
- Russell Lynes

I am most proud of my integrity and least proud of my cynicism.
- Chloe Sevigny

It is only the cynicism that is born of success that
is penetrating and valid.
- George Jean Nathan

This isn't really a convention, This is really an infomercial.
And every night we'll have a different infomercial
and people view it with a certain level of cynicism.
- Susan Estrich

Cynicism is humor in ill health.
- H. G. Wells

Irony differentiates.
Cynicism never does.
- Paul Horgan

I read some of my stories recently and thought,
'How in the hell did I get away with that?' I had some
really raw cynicism in some of them.
- Carl Barks

I don't think you can ever be ahead of your time with
cynicism about that subject.
No, I don't think it was ahead of its time.
I think it was very much a product of its time.
- Joe Dante

It's a good time to be making movies,
despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood.
- Rob Morrow

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
- Lillian Hellman

Anything that has cynicism to it and that's jaded is smutty.
- Sandra Bernhard

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
- George Meredith

For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment;
in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and
a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.
- Edward Dowden

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers
and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism
of the one matched with the cynicism of the other.
That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism
is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect
individuals have been taken out of any system that
has accountability or that they can influence.
- Robert Teeter

Reforming public education, cutting property taxes,
fixing adult and child protective services and funding
our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans
engage in consensus and cooperation -
not cynicism and combat.
- Rick Perry

Cynicism is tough.
A cynic's point of view is really pitiful.
I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life.
As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.
- Shawn Colvin

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism,
and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived.
Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear -
it's active disengagement.
- Ken Burns

And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into
it and just realize that we're all vulnerable.
We are humans.
There is a finite end to this life and we're all going
to face it and a little silliness can help.
- Alan Thicke

Life is not an easy matter...
You cannot live through it without falling into frustration
and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea
which raises you above personal misery,
above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
- Leon Trotsky

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa


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