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cynicism Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about cynicism
  1. #1
    “You may think some of this seems far-fetched, even impossible. Believe me, I know we all cling to life and its certainties. It’s not easy in these cynical times to cast off the hardness and edge that gets us through our days. But try just a little.”
  2. #2
    “But they did not say the things they knew. And they knew everything. They had seen everything. They had accepted everything. And they received every new intelligence now with a cynical and amused look in their untelling eyes.”
  3. #3
    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.”
  4. #4
    “Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.”
  5. #5
    “If you find yourself living in a world where there is only cynicism, negativity, and distrust, you need to realize that it’s a world of your own making. There is a more beautiful world out there to be known, but you have to be able to see it. You have to want it. You must be willing to risk, to step outside of what you know, to live in a more extraordinary unknown.”
  6. #6
    “She broke my heart. I didn’t like that much. But that was the price. In this world, you get what you pay for.”
  7. #7
    “Skepticism has become a virtue. Cynicism and demand for proof has become enlightened thought. Is it any wonder that humans now feel more depressed and defeated than they have at any point in human history?”
  8. #8
    “This is to be asserted in general of men, that they are ungrateful, fickle, false, cowardly, covetous.”
  9. #9
    “Of what is great one must either be silent or speak with greatness. With greatness--that means cynically and with innocence.”