I once said cynically of a politician, Hell double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.
Out of the unconscious lips of babes and sucklings are we satirized.
CYNIC: One who not only reads bitter lessons from the past, but who is prematurely disappointed with the future.
Before children, even the most cynical people throw down their usual masks and become capable of feeling the purity and love which all human beings seek.
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
It is difficult not to write satire.
If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair.
We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: It's gonna go wrong. Or She's going to hurt me. Or,I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . . Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.
A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
I worry that no matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
The camera relieves us of the burden of memory.
It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget.
The cynic says, One man can't do anything. I say, Only one man can do anything.
Woman! The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!
When you play music with someone who has a heart rather than playing with someone who is just doing it for money or is cynical it makes all the difference.