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Poll: Confessions of a Mad Raving Cynic

This is a list of cynical, nihilistic and depressing quotes by pessimistic characters. Which quote do you agree with the most? Vote Here! and Discuss!

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    Tyler Durden

    You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else.
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    Travis Bickle

    Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.
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    John Doe

    Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.
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    Home, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth... Hope.
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    Agent Smith

    Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet.
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    Roy Batty

    All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.
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    There is no land of tolerance. There is no peace. Not here, or anywhere else.
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    I'd make a suggestion, but you wouldn't listen... No one ever does.
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    Daniel Plainview

    I look at people and I see nothing worth liking. I want to earn enough money I can get away from everyone.
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    Lester Burnham

    My job consists of basically masking my contempt for the a__holes in charge, and, at least once a day, retiring to the men's room so I can _______ while I fantasize about a life that doesn't so closely resemble Hell.
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    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade

    Take the f____ wax outta your ears! Grow up! It's f___ your buddy, cheat on your wife, call your mother on Mother's Day! [Charlie], it's all s__.
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    Walter Sobchak

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    Joel Barish

    Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.
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    Arthur Jensen

    You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU... WILL... ATONE! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy!
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    Theo Faron

    A hundred years from now there won't be one sad f___ to look at any of this.
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    Detective Rust Cohle

    I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution.
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    Lorne Malvo

    Your problem is you've spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren't. We used to be gorillas.
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    Rick Carver

    Don't be soft. Do you think America gives a flying rats ass about you or me? America doesn't bail out the losers. America was built by bailing out winners. By rigging a nation of the winners, for the winners, by the winners.
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    John Milton

    God likes to watch. He's a prankster. Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do, I swear for His own amusement, his own private, cosmic gag reel, He sets the rules in opposition. It's the goof of all time. Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow. Ahaha. And while you're jumpin' from one foot to the next, what is he doing? He's laughin' His sick, f---in' ass off! He's a tight-ass! He's a SADIST! He's an absentee landlord! Worship that? NEVER!"
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    The Joker

    You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other.
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    Rep. Thaddeus Stevens

    S__t on the people and what they want and what they're ready for. I don't give a god___ about the people and what they want. This is the face of someone who has fought long and hard for the *good* of the people without caring much for any of 'em. And now I look a lot worse without my wig.
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    F___in' hell, why hast thou forsaken me? Bastard.
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    Jerome Facher

    The truth? I thought we were talking about a court of law. Come on, you've been around long enough to know that a courtroom isn't a place to look for the truth.
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    Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
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    This guy wants to tell me we're living in a community. Don't make me laugh. I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f_____ pay me.
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    Good morning... If it is a good morning... which I doubt.
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    Alan Cowan

    I believe in the god of carnage. The god whose rule's been unchallenged since time immemorial.
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    John Givings

    Hopeless emptiness. Now you've said it. Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.
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    You tell me that my brother is my salvation. My salvation? Well, then DAMN HIM! Damn him in every shape, guise and form.
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    You've seen what people do without leadership. They devour one another.
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    The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it.
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    Osborne Cox

    You're in league with that moronic woman. You are part of a league of morons. You're one of the morons I've been fighting my whole life. My whole f___ng life. But guess what... Today, I win.
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    F___ faith! Prove yourself!
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    The Witch

    You're so nice. You're not good, you're not bad, you're just nice. I'm not good, I'm not nice, I'm just right. I'm the witch. You're the world! I'm the hitch. I'm what no one believes. I'm the witch! You're all liars and thieves like his father, like his son will be too. Oh, why bother. You just do what you do. Its the last night midnight, so goodbye all!
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    Robert McKee

    Nothing happens in the world? Are you out of your f___ing mind? People are murdered every day. There's genocide, war, corruption. Every f___ing day, somewhere in the world, somebody sacrifices his life to save someone else. Every f___ing day, someone, somewhere takes a conscious decision to destroy someone else. People find love, people lose it. For Christ's sake, a child watches her mother beaten to death on the steps of a church. Someone goes hungry. Somebody else betrays his best friend for a woman. If you can't find that stuff in life, then you, my friend, don't know crap about life! And why the F___ are you wasting my two precious hours with your movie?! I don't have any use for it! I don't have any bloody use for it!