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With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.
I'm not an optimist. I'm a realist. And my reality is that we live in a multifaceted, multicultural world. And maybe once we stop labeling ourselves, then maybe everyone else will.
I'm quite an optimist, quite happy in life, quite smiley.
Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
Well, you know, I'm the forever optimist.
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
I find, when you're an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.
Which is, I'm an optimist that two people can be together to work out their conflicts. And that commitment, I think, might be what love is, because they both grow from their relationship.
I am an optimist, and I believe that people are inherently good and that if you give everyone a voice and freedom of expression, the truth and the good will outweigh the bad.
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
I've got to confess I'm a pragmatic optimist myself.
Most people consider me an optimist because I laughingly state that I would take my last two dollars and buy a money belt.
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word 'pessimist' was not in our vocabulary at that time. It's a modern 'invention' which I believe we should 'dis-invent.'
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
Jean de La Fontaine
In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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