I don't think I have one iota of cynicism about acting.
Doris: You have no values. With you it's all nihilism, cynicism, sarcasm, and orgasm. Harry: Hey, in France I could run for office with that slogan, and win!
It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.
We remain in the Romantic cycle initiated by Rousseau: liberal idealism canceled by violence, barbarism, disillusionment and cynicism.
Cynicism is only intellectual sloth.
Giving full rein to one's cynicism as one goes along produces a normal outlet and maintains an emotional equilibrium.