"I suppose I miss the British cynicism and the humor."
"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."
"I think that all the anger and cynicism comes from suppressing things that we always wanted."
"If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign."
"Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning."
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
"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."
"If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger."
"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."
"I feel increasingly like age is very irrelevant. Quite often, cynicism is confused with wisdom, and my scorn is confused with a knowing, which I don't have."