Talk:Cynicism

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The following quotes were moved here from the page because the source has no apparent notability. If he is notable, please create a wp page, a wq page or add evidence of notability here. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 12:14, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

  • "Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows." -- David T. Wolf
  • "Cynicism is just a totally realist view from an idealist person. it's overly analytic front allows the cynic to find the flaws that men with clouded vision cannot find. it is not necessarily a bad thing just the perspective of finding a bad thing...to be rectified" -- Nicholas J.S. Mason

The following quotes is moved here for the same reason. ~ Ningauble 17:12, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

  • The skill of critical thinking is referred to as cynicism by individuals who have not attain said proficiency.
    • Horace Dumont

Most quotes are pathetic[edit]

Apparently you people have no clue what a cynic really is. —This unsigned comment is by 217.85.175.88 (talkcontribs) .

And apparently neither do you... —This unsigned comment is by 31.51.13.192 (talkcontribs) .

A rather cynical interpretation of cynicism (lolololol)[edit]

All these quotes seem very negative towards cynicism. I quite enjoy the company of cynical people. They find enjoyment in the worst of things, by complaining and moaning about them. —This unsigned comment is by 90.217.17.220 (talkcontribs) .


Stephen Colbert's quote[edit]

  • This quote was there alone:
  • Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.
  • Put the following which included the above but with more context + a link to the address:
  • Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don't learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying "yes"...
  • Am suggesting that the longer quote be kept and the shorter one deleted, or ?? It seems that the sentences that he spoke bother before & after the first quote posted "Cynicism masquerades..." would make it easier for people to understand Colbert's point. What do you think?

Om777om (talk) 03:58, 31 December 2018 (UTC)