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“Cynics are well-informed optimists”
“The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Only the broken-hearted idealist can become a cynic.”
“I think, weirdly, it almost takes an outsider to be able to - with no cynicism - look at small-town America and realize how fantastic it is.”
“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.”
“I am not the Anne Bancroft interpretation, ... I'm back to doing what I do. Flamboyant, cynical and foul-mouthed, and drinks and smokes and says 'Go (expletive) in your shoes.' Loved it.”
“Do not crush the flowers of wisdom with the hobnail boots of cynicism.”
“No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.”
“No, I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thing.”
“A cynic might suggest as the motto of modern life this simple legend - "Just as good as the real”
Charles Dudley Warner
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