I'm sure some cynical people would point to that as the main reason for doing it for a lot of people.
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.
'The Ides of March' was a fairly cynical film.
Walt had a marvelous intuition. And because he understood people very well, liked them and had great respect for people, there was nothing cynical about Walt.
I'm a very jaded and cynical person.
Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
Despite the absurdity and the silliness and the triviality of the entire campaign experience, there is also something, as non-cynical as this sounds, kind of uplifting and strange about watching democracy unfold.
Mitt Romney subscribes to the cynical logic that says the American dream belongs to some of us but not all of us.
I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.
I think that all the anger and cynicism comes from suppressing things that we always wanted.
Cynicism is the easiest of all reactions, right? But it's also so disappointing and self-defeating.
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
I'm the most cynical person, and I know what that sounds like when you say, I don't drink and drive, and I don't. But I know people look at that with skepticism, and I understand.
I am a positive person. I am not cynical. If you are born in this world, no matter who you are, negative things will happen. If you aren't positive as a person, you'll be very unhappy. It's extremely important to be positive, to laugh, to be happy, to accept life as it comes.
Reporters tend to find in others what they are suited to find, so there is a whole school of reporting where they are cynical about the world, and everything reinforces that. Whereas I tend to be optimistic and be amused by people and like them, even rather bad people.
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