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17th Jun '16 1:50:21 AM PaulA
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* OscarWilde called a cynic 'a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing'.

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* OscarWilde Creator/OscarWilde called a cynic 'a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing'. nothing'.
6th May '16 6:21:06 AM DVB
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* Lex Luthor of ComicBook/{{Superman}} fame frequently laments on how Superman has caused mankind to become lazy, and that he keeps people from progressing. He brings up that without Superman scientists, and especially Lex himself, could have time and motivation to make world changing inventions to end the suffering of millions. Superman of course tells Lex that he isn't stopping anyone from doing anything, the reason Lex doesn't make stuff to benefit mankind is [[JerkWithTheHeartOfAJerk because he doesn't want to]], with or without Superman in the picture.

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* Lex Luthor of ComicBook/{{Superman}} fame frequently laments on how Superman has caused mankind to become lazy, and that he keeps people from progressing. He brings up that without Superman Superman, scientists, and especially Lex himself, could have time and motivation to make world changing inventions to end the suffering of millions. Superman of course tells Lex that he isn't stopping anyone from doing anything, the reason Lex doesn't make stuff to benefit mankind is [[JerkWithTheHeartOfAJerk because he doesn't want to]], with or without Superman in the picture.
6th Apr '16 7:23:02 AM TheLaughingFist
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* Lex Luthor of ComicBook/{{Superman}} fame frequently laments on how Superman has caused mankind to become lazy, and that he keeps people from progressing. He brings up that without Superman scientists, and especially Lex himself, could have time and motivation to make world changing inventions to end the suffering of millions. Superman of course tells Lex that he isn't stopping anyone from doing anything, the reason Lex doesn't make stuff to benefit mankind is [[JerkWithTheHeartOfAJerk because he doesn't want to]], with or without Superman in the picture.
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3rd Apr '16 4:21:43 AM ManEFaces
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-->'''Drummond:''' Isn't there anything? What touches you? What warms you? Every man has a dream. What do you dream about? What do you ''need''? You don't need anything, do you? People love an idea just to cling to. You poor slob. You're all alone. [[DyingAlone When you go to your grave, there won't be anybody to pull the grass up over your head.]] Nobody to mourn you. Nobody to give a damn. You're all alone.

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-->'''Drummond:''' Isn't there anything? What touches you? What warms you? Every man has a dream. What do you dream about? What do you ''need''? You don't need anything, do you? People love an People? Love? An idea just to cling to. to? You poor slob. You're all alone. [[DyingAlone When you go to your grave, there won't be anybody to pull the grass up over your head.]] Nobody to mourn you. Nobody to give a damn. You're all alone.
3rd Apr '16 4:19:18 AM ManEFaces
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-->'''Hornbeck:''' What here today has no meaning.

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-->'''Hornbeck:''' What happened here today [[StrawNihilist has no meaning.]]



-->'''Drummond:''' Isn't there anything? What touches you? What warms you? Every man has a dream. What do you dream about? What do you ''need''? You don't need anything, do you? People love an idea just to cling to. You poor slob. You're all alone. When you go to your grave, there won't be anybody to pull the grass up over your head. Nobody to mourn you. Nobody to give a damn. You're all alone.

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-->'''Drummond:''' Isn't there anything? What touches you? What warms you? Every man has a dream. What do you dream about? What do you ''need''? You don't need anything, do you? People love an idea just to cling to. You poor slob. You're all alone. [[DyingAlone When you go to your grave, there won't be anybody to pull the grass up over your head. head.]] Nobody to mourn you. Nobody to give a damn. You're all alone.
3rd Apr '16 4:17:28 AM ManEFaces
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-->'''Drummond:''' Don't you understand the meaning of what happened here today?
-->'''Hornbeck:''' What here today has no meaning.
-->'''Drummond:''' ''You'' have no meaning! Your whole life has no meaning. You're like a ghost pointing an empty sleeve and smirking at everything people feel or want or struggle for. I pity you.
-->'''Hornbeck:''' You pity me?
-->'''Drummond:''' Isn't there anything? What touches you? What warms you? Every man has a dream. What do you dream about? What do you ''need''? You don't need anything, do you? People love an idea just to cling to. You poor slob. You're all alone. When you go to your grave, there won't be anybody to pull the grass up over your head. Nobody to mourn you. Nobody to give a damn. You're all alone.
-->'''Hornbeck:''' You're wrong, Henry. You'll be there. You're the type. Who else would defend my right to be lonely?
14th Mar '16 6:00:31 PM KingLyger
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* ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'' features this as an underlying theme.

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* %%* ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'' features this as an underlying theme.



* In ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Elizabeth's cynical outlook on life allows Wickham to completely dupe her about Darcy's true nature. The irony is that she acted this way in order to avoid being played for a fool, but it just happened in a different way.

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* In ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Elizabeth's cynical outlook on life allows Wickham to completely dupe her about Darcy's true nature. The irony is that she Elizabeth acted this way in order to avoid being played for a fool, fool; she was still played, but it just happened in a different way.



* Somewhat common in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', especially with Rincewind. The guy would be so obviously right in his cynicism...but Twoflower would come out fine anyway, leaving Rincewind looking like an idiot.

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* Somewhat common in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', especially with Rincewind. The guy would be so obviously right in his cynicism... but Twoflower would come out fine anyway, leaving Rincewind looking like an idiot.
14th Feb '16 11:33:52 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* The thrust of Batman's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] ShutUpHannibal to [[EvilCounterpart Owlman]].

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* The thrust of Batman's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] ShutUpHannibal to [[EvilCounterpart Owlman]].Owlman]] in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths''.
14th Feb '16 11:26:25 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** [[WordOfGod mentioned in an interview]] that the reason he was first attracted to Music/YokoOno was because he had been used to and indifferent to avant-garde art exhibits in TheSixties that veered towards cynical, negative, destructive messages, but Yoko's simple, direct exhibit, where one climbed a ladder, peered into a hole in the ceiling, and saw the word "Yes", was in John's opinion more valid in its positivity, hopefulness and affirmative message than the TrueArtIsAngsty approach other Sixties avant-garde artists took. It inspired the often naturally cynical Lennon (at the time suffering through a drug- and fame-aggravated CreatorBreakdown) to see the other exhibits, and later to meet and befriend Yoko.

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** [[WordOfGod He mentioned in an interview]] that the reason he was first attracted to Music/YokoOno was because he had been used to and indifferent to avant-garde art exhibits in TheSixties that veered towards cynical, negative, destructive messages, but Yoko's simple, direct exhibit, where one climbed a ladder, peered into a hole in the ceiling, and saw the word "Yes", was in John's opinion more valid in its positivity, hopefulness and affirmative message than the TrueArtIsAngsty approach other Sixties avant-garde artists took. It inspired the often naturally cynical Lennon (at the time suffering through a drug- and fame-aggravated CreatorBreakdown) to see the other exhibits, and later to meet and befriend Yoko.
22nd Jan '16 12:24:07 PM cdrood
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* ''Film/{{TheGunsOfNavarone}}'' has Corporal Miller, played by David Niven who uses his cynicism as a means of avoiding responsibility for they kinds of decisions the need to be made in wartime. Captain Mallory calls him on it.

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* ''Film/{{TheGunsOfNavarone}}'' ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone'' has Corporal Miller, played by David Niven who uses his cynicism as a means of avoiding responsibility for they kinds of decisions the need to be made in wartime. Captain Mallory calls him on it.
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