Quotation Explorer - 'Cynical'

He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - cynical, but hopeful. - Dame Rose Macaulay
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong
A cynical modification of letting go doesn't bring forgiveness, it's when, once you forgive, will you be able to let go. - Anthony Liccione
Consumers today have become a cynical mob of buyers who believe the reviews and ratings of complete strangers much more readily than your brand's promises and distinctions. - David Brier
motivating people, forcing them to your will, gives you a cynical attitude toward humanity. It degrades everything it touches. - Frank Herbert
No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. - Lily Tomlin
All romantics meet the same fate someday. Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe.
The only color we must be cynical about is never skin color but, the color of character for what character can do, skin color may never be able to do. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything its cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it...it really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everthing for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong
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. - Ray Bradbury
I do not want to sound cynical or condescending, but your lips are moving, your mind unbending. - Fakeer Ishavardas
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. It does much more than that, it tells us the truth about its readers; and, oddly enough, it tells us this all the more the more cynical and immoral be the motive of its manufacture. - G.K. Chesterton
I work hard to stay cynical enough! I keep my expectations of our culture and our leaders low, low, low, and I do it so I don't have to be let down. And yet again I am lowballed by the brokenness of the American cultural machine. - Vinnie Tesla
Cynically speaking, one could say that it is true to life to be cynical about it. - Paul Tillich
The song is "Always Wanting You," a favorite of Dad's, where cynical, heartsick Merle croon about always wanting but never having his love, and about how hard it will be to face tomorrow cuz he knows he'll just be wanting her again. Doomed. - Rachel Cohn
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