Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
Cynically speaking, one could say that it is true to life to be cynical about it.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
We have men loosening the nails on Noah's ark.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.