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I'm quite an optimist, quite happy in life, quite smiley.
I am an optimist even though I am told everything I do is negative and cynical.
Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.
An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
George Jean Nathan
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
I believe we can prevent or delay most disease until the 9th or 10th decade. The goal is to prevent anything that can affect your quality of life prior to those years! By the time many of us get to the 9th or 10th decade, who knows where the new medical and science will take us? I am an optimist!
I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.
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.
Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country.
A lot of people have asked me whether I am a cynic or take a cynical view of politics and are often surprised when I say that I consider myself an optimist, but an optimist dressed in the robes of a realist.
I'm a technological optimist in that I do believe that technology will provide solutions that will allow the world in 2050 to support 9 billion people at an acceptable standard of living. But I'm a political pessimist in that I am concerned about whether the science will be appropriately applied.
By nature, I am not an optimist, though I try to act as if I am.
There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.
In rising financial markets, the world is forever new. The bull or optimist has no eyes for past or present, but only for the future, where streams of revenue play in his imagination.
Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world. Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one's physical health to be an optimist. But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances.
I'm naturally an optimist, but my basis for hope is rooted in my understanding of human nature.
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.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
Jean de La Fontaine
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else.
I try not to be too optimistic or pessimistic. If you're a pessimist then that's depressing all the time; if you're an optimist and things don't work out then that's depressing, too.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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