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I don't think I could, with a straight face, describe myself as a completely positive person, but I'm not overly negative, either. On the whole, most writers think plots through to their consequences, and it's not always a sunny place. I have an occupational temperament for anxiety.
I think that you are what you speak a lot of times, and there's power in the tongue. I feel sorry for the people who always have something negative to say. If something happens bad in my day, I don't tweet about it; I pray about it or talk to my husband about it or my mother about it and get it off of me and move on.
I have met so many people who are negative, and it tells on their attitude towards life and towards everything.
A lot of our Democratic consultants have fallen into the self-defeating prescription that the candidate that runs the most negative ads wins. I have a new theory: Positive is the new negative.
The positive aspect of my negative view is essentially that you shouldn't own cash and government bonds, but you should be in assets like real estate or equities or precious metals or in commodities.
I said we are in a mental recession. We keep getting the steady drumbeat of bad news... it's become a mental recession. We don't have measured negative growth. That's a fact, that's not a commentary.
I think that we live in a time where it's easier to be suspicious of dedicated men and women, people dedicated to their craft, because the world around them inspires them to be lazy. It inspires them to be negative. It inspires them to be snarky.
At a certain point, you try to avoid reading feedback or blogs because there's always the risk of reading some sort of negative stuff that can be hard to hear.
The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
Look closer at the stress in your own life and you can identify that negative emotions are always built on counterfactual statements.
Andrew J. Bernstein
Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.
I adore John Mayer. I don't see how anything that surrounds John could be negative.
No one will lend at a negative interest rate; potential creditors will simply choose to hold cash, which pays zero nominal interest.
Negative views of Pakistan expressed by prominent members of the global business community are taken more seriously by government functionaries than are appeals by human rights groups.
I always liked Barbara Howar and admired her spunk. I know that she considered me - and Alice Roosevelt Longworth - an exception to her negative feelings about Washington widows and single women, whom she basically found dispensable.
You never know with politicians what they are really saying. And I don't say that in a negative way-they have an appalling job.
Now the amygdala is our early warning detector, our danger detector. It sorts and scours through all of the information looking for anything in the environment that might harm us. So given a dozen news stories, we will preferentially look at the negative news.
Negative politics have always been around.
You know journalists. You know the media. They are going to hang on to anything negative they possibly can.
Long-term unemployment is particularly costly to those directly affected, of course. But in addition, because of its negative effects on workers' skills and attachment to the labor force, long-term unemployment may ultimately reduce the productive capacity of our economy.
They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent, about 1.3 million. I only ended up spending about - not only, but I spent about 2 million. But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked with a negative ad by an independent group.
The more attention you give to your negative feelings, the more they grow, so I think things just start to blow totally out of proportion.
'Billie Jean' was a negative dance song, and that was one of the best dance songs ever.
When I hear the words 'Women should be barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen,' I think, 'What. A. Dream.' There are no negative connotations to it.
Baseball has always been filled with negative statistics.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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