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Cynical Definitions

n. A display of minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent on displaying their own wares to observe those of their neighbors.

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Cynical Quotations

Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation.

— Kin Hubbard

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Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.

— Margaret Millar

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Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.

— Cullen Hightower

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Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation.

— Elizabeth Drew

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