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Herbert Beerbohm Quotes and Sayings

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Cynicism is the humour of hatred.
- Herbert Beerbohm

You have no values. With you its all nihilism,
cynicism, sarcasm, and orgasm.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

I am most proud of my integrity and least proud of my cynicism.
- Chloe Sevigny

My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us
to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went.
- Ted Koppel

 

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
- Russell Lynes

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.
- Jeff Bridges

It is only the cynicism that is born of success that
is penetrating and valid.
- George Jean Nathan

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This isn't really a convention, This is really an infomercial.
And every night we'll have a different infomercial
and people view it with a certain level of cynicism.
- Susan Estrich

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more
energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
- Twyla Tharp

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
- Patricia Ireland

I don't think I have one iota of cynicism about acting.
- Donald Sutherland

Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe
in the possibilities for genuine democracy.
- William Greider

The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
- Henry L. Stimson

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
- George Meredith

The cynicism that you have is not your real soul.
- Yoko Ono

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
- Lillian Hellman

Cynicism is intellectual treason.
- Norman Cousins

I don't think you can ever be ahead of your time with
cynicism about that subject.
No, I don't think it was ahead of its time.
I think it was very much a product of its time.
- Joe Dante

For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment;
in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and
a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.
- Edward Dowden

In the end, that's what this election is about.
Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
- Barack Obama

I have no cynicism at all.
- Antony Sher

You know what the critics are.
If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical
and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
- Joyce Carol Oates

I read some of my stories recently and thought,
'How in the hell did I get away with that?' I had some
really raw cynicism in some of them.
- Carl Barks

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism
and polls and principles,
come and join this campaign.
- George W. Bush

The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism
and the source of cynicism among American reporters
and editors throughout our history.
- Richard Harwood

I think a lot of cynicism has dropped away from my
shoulders since I stopped drinking.
- Graham Coxon

Irony differentiates.
Cynicism never does.
- Paul Horgan

It's a good time to be making movies,
despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood.
- Rob Morrow

Anything that has cynicism to it and that's jaded is smutty.
- Sandra Bernhard

Cynicism is humor in ill health.
- H. G. Wells

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion,
just as effectively as by bombs.
- Kenneth Clark

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.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Cynicism is tough.
A cynic's point of view is really pitiful.
I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life.
As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.
- Shawn Colvin

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.
- Leon Trotsky

Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism
is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect
individuals have been taken out of any system that
has accountability or that they can influence.
- Robert Teeter

And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into
it and just realize that we're all vulnerable.
We are humans.
There is a finite end to this life and we're all going
to face it and a little silliness can help.
- Alan Thicke

Reforming public education, cutting property taxes,
fixing adult and child protective services and funding
our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans
engage in consensus and cooperation -
not cynicism and combat.
- Rick Perry

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism,
and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived.
Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear -
it's active disengagement.
- Ken Burns

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart


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