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->'''Joker:''' It's all a ''joke''! Everything anybody ever ''valued'' or ''struggled'' for... it's all a ''monstrous'', demented ''gag''! So why can't ''you'' see the ''funny side''? Why aren't you ''laughing''?
->'''Batman:''' Because I've heard it before... and it ''wasn't'' funny the ''first'' time.
-->--''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''

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->'''Joker:''' It's all a ''joke''! Everything anybody ever ''valued'' or ''struggled'' for... it's all a ''monstrous'', demented ''gag''! So why can't ''you'' see the ''funny side''? Why aren't you ''laughing''?
->'''Batman:''' Because I've heard it before... and it ''wasn't'' funny the ''first'' time.
-->--''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''



->'''Henri Ducard:''' Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.
->'''Bruce Wayne:''' That's why it's so important. It separates us from them.
-->-- ''Film/BatmanBegins''



->'''Henri Ducard:''' Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.
->'''Bruce Wayne:''' That's why it's so important. It separates us from them.
-->-- ''Film/BatmanBegins''



->'''[[TheOptimist Lloyd]]:''' I want a world where everyone can have a normal life. I’m tired of people having to become sacrifices. I’m tired of discrimination. I’m tired of people becoming victims. I’m tired of it all.\\

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->'''[[TheOptimist ->'''[[TheIdealist Lloyd]]:''' I want a world where everyone can have a normal life. I’m tired of people having to become sacrifices. I’m tired of discrimination. I’m tired of people becoming victims. I’m tired of it all.\\


->''"{{Crapsack world}}s and {{anti hero}}es have their place. [[TropesAreTools Sometimes, they are very necessary]]. But [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy an endless diet of dreary cyberpunk and dark fantasy won't do us any more favors]] than an endless feast of {{glurge}}. I'd argue that the cynical nature of these really hurt our ability to hope and work for better. It gets us to [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror accept the hopelessness and jaded outlook of things as 'That's the way it is. I can't change it]],' and stops us from fighting when [[EarnYourHappyEnding we NEED to fight]]."''

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->''"{{Crapsack world}}s and {{anti hero}}es have their place. [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools Sometimes, they are very necessary]]. But [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy an endless diet of dreary cyberpunk and dark fantasy won't do us any more favors]] than an endless feast of {{glurge}}. I'd argue that the cynical nature of these really hurt our ability to hope and work for better. It gets us to [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror accept the hopelessness and jaded outlook of things as 'That's the way it is. I can't change it]],' and stops us from fighting when [[EarnYourHappyEnding we NEED to fight]]."''


->'''Miles:''' Now, there's this about cynicism, Sergeant. It's the universe's most supine moral position. Real comfortable. If nothing can be done, then you're not some kind of shit for not doing it, and you can lie there and stink to yourself in perfect peace.





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\n->'''Cordelia's son, Miles:''' Now, there's this about cynicism, Sergeant. It's the universe's most supine moral position. Real comfortable. If nothing can be done, then you're not some kind of shit for not doing it, and you can lie there and stink to yourself in perfect peace.
-->-- '''Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold''', ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''

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->'''Miles:''' Now, there's this about cynicism, Sergeant. It's the universe's most supine moral position. Real comfortable. If nothing can be done, then you're not some kind of shit for not doing it, and you can lie there and stink to yourself in perfect peace.


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-> ''"There’s nothing wrong with hope. There’s nothing wrong with optimism. Depressing people is easy. People are naturally pessimistic (we’d scarcely have survived this long if we always expected everything to be fine) and we’re uniquely receptive to anyone who’ll tell us that everything is fucked. One of the hardest things in art is to create something beautiful and uplifting."''
-->-- '''Blog/UnshavedMouse''', review of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''

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->''"There's nothing weak about being honorable. You're not a sucker to have integrity and treat others with respect."''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/BarackObama'''


->''“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. ''.
->''But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy"''.

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->''“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. ''.
->''But
But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy"''.


->''“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain''.

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->''“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain''.pain. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. ''.


->''“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
->But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy"''.

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->''“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
->But
pain''.
->''But
to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy"''.
-->--'''Ursula K. Le Guin''', ''“The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”''

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->''“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
->But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy"''.


->''Turns out, resentment is
corrosive, and I hate it.''

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->''Turns out, resentment is
is corrosive, and I hate it.''

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->''Turns out, resentment is
corrosive, and I hate it.''
-->-- '''Tony Stark''', ''Film/AvengersEndgame''.


->'''Batman:''' Because I've heard it before... and it ''wasn't'' funny the first time.

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->'''Batman:''' Because I've heard it before... and it ''wasn't'' funny the first ''first'' time.



->''"The advice to ‘[[BrokenPedestal kill your darlings]]’ has been attributed to various authors across the galaxies…and Mister Heist hated them all.\\\

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->''"The advice to ‘[[BrokenPedestal kill your darlings]]’ has been attributed to various authors across the galaxies…and galaxies...and Mister Heist hated them all.\\\


->''"Blind cynicism will make friends look like enemies".''
-->-- ''[[https://atopfourthwall.tumblr.com/post/186664626898 A poster on Tumblr]]

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->''"Blind cynicism will make friends look like enemies".''
enemies"''.
-->-- ''[[https://atopfourthwall.tumblr.com/post/186664626898 A poster on Tumblr]]
Tumblr]].

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->''"Blind cynicism will make friends look like enemies".''
-->-- ''[[https://atopfourthwall.tumblr.com/post/186664626898 A poster on Tumblr]]

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