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Were Truer Words Ever Spoken?

 
 
Reply Tue 16 Nov, 2004 11:15 am
"A cynic is merely an idealist that's been disappointed once too often"
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 16 Nov, 2004 12:01 pm
I've always like this definition:

A cynic is a person who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

But I do agree that your quote is true.
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Rayman
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2004 02:35 pm
I like that first one. Very true
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Lady J
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2004 02:54 pm
Both are excellent!! Personally, I fit the first more than I would like to admit, but I do have a friend who fits the second to a tee.

I think I am attitudinally challenged today for some reason. Sad
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Allsixkindsamusic
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 07:54 pm
With hope that I be not a cynic I ask what, ultimately, is man but a highly intelligent and trecherously irrational machine for converting the finest products of the culinary arts to toxic waste.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 08:03 pm
Welcome to A2K, Allsixkinds. You're certainly cynical enough to fit right in.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 08:37 pm
Allsixkinds never use your microwave for cooking. I only use it to heat water and warm up my bait. We have some real chefs on the boaards here, Im not one , but Im learning, so dont give up and welcome on the boat. DO NOT EVER STICK YER HANDS IN THE WATER, THERES STUFF DOWN THERE THAT EVEN SCIENCE DOESNT KNOW ABOUT
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Bram
 
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Reply Sat 22 Jan, 2005 03:02 pm
I like your quote, BPB. Who said it?

I also wonder whether you can be a cynic without first having been an idealist.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 12:59 pm
Bram wrote:
I like your quote, BPB. Who said it?

I also wonder whether you can be a cynic without first having been an idealist.


I did.
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Bram
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 06:31 pm
Is there a cure for cyniscism?
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squinney
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 06:40 pm
Quote:
Is there a cure for cynisism?



I doubt it.




Smile
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 06:56 pm
death...cures everything....
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Bram
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 06:58 pm
Aren't you too optimist, BPB? No cure for taxes, no. Razz Laughing
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 07:00 pm
death does not even cure taxes...... Evil or Very Mad Crying or Very sad Shocked
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 08:02 pm
Hemingway said it best in Death in the Afternoon. "Madam, there is no remedy for anything."
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2005 10:11 am
BPB wrote:

Quote:
death...cures everything....




But cynical old people tend to live longer.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2005 10:23 am
Noddy24 wrote:
BPB wrote:

Quote:
death...cures everything....




But cynical old people tend to live longer.


Then send me your address so I can go ahead and send you an invitation to my 100th birthday party :wink:
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2005 10:30 am
"The cure for cynicism is to learn to like yourself," says John Steinbeck
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2005 03:37 pm
Bear--

I won't need the invitation. I'm sure when you reach your centenary that the party will be audible at my house--although probably muted if my windows are closed.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jan, 2005 03:52 pm
IIll prolly be out cruisin on my Triumph cause it wont be finished for anotther 40 0r 50 years.
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