The Cold War was waged in a particularly brutal and cynical way in Africa, and Africa seemed powerless to do anything to stop it.
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.
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.
I worry that no matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.
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.
One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.
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.
I once said cynically of a politician, Hell double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.
Just because you're naked doesn't mean you're sexy. Just because you're cynical doesn't mean you're cool.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.