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Optimist quotes by Jay Asher
#1. Unsure of what I was. An optimist? A pessimist?
Neither. A fool. #Quote by Jay Asher
Optimist quotes by William DeWitt Hyde
#2. Unsatisfied desire is the characteristic feature of human life. That is the common fact out of which both pessimism and optimism are constructed. Dwell on the impossibility of ever getting a state of complete and permanent satisfaction with what you have, and you become a pessimist. Dwell on the opportunity for endless growth and conquest which this same fact makes possible, and you become an optimist. #Quote by William DeWitt Hyde
Optimist quotes by Debasish Mridha
#3. A pessimist finds the darkness around the light but an optimist becomes the light in the darkness. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Optimist quotes by Adam P. Knave
#4. He didn't want to get his hopes up, but he also refused to be a pessimist about this moment. Everything could go either way. #Quote by Adam P. Knave
Optimist quotes by Fernando J. Corbato
#5. Because one has to be an optimist to begin an ambitious project, it is not surprising that underestimation of completion time is the norm. #Quote by Fernando J. Corbato
Optimist quotes by Zig Ziglar
#6. Most people consider me an optimist because I laughingly state that I would take my last two dollars and buy a money belt. #Quote by Zig Ziglar
Optimist quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#7. Being just a little cynical will make you a much safer optimist. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Optimist quotes by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
#8. The positive outlook that optimists project does not come from ignoring or denying problems. Optimists simply assume that problems are temporary and can be solved, so optimists naturally want more information about problems because then they can get to work and do something. Pessimists are more likely to believe that there is nothing they can do anyway, so what's the point of even thinking about it? #Quote by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Optimist quotes by Chloe Neill
#9. Catcher pulled out his phone,rose,and walked away from the table to make the call.
"I'm going to advise Chuck of our little breakthrough. Good job, Mallocake."
We all looked at Mallory.
"Did he just call you Mallocake ?"
She blushed to the roots of her blue hair, shrugged one shoulder.
"It's a nickname"
It was also my all-time favorite snack food- a log-shaped chocolate cake with a marshmallow center. They were absolutely delectable. And that was kind of adorable, especially for someone like Catcher, who made Eeyore seem like an optimist. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Optimist quotes by Jean De La Fontaine
#10. A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better. #Quote by Jean De La Fontaine
Optimist quotes by Brittany Murphy
#11. I am an eternal optimist. Being happy is a choice. And you can make that choice every day, if you want to. #Quote by Brittany Murphy
Optimist quotes by Idries Shah
#12. Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information. #Quote by Idries Shah
Optimist quotes by Eric Fellner
#13. I'm a blind optimist when going into things. #Quote by Eric Fellner
Optimist quotes by Oscar Wilde
#14. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN: ... But may I ask, at heart, are you an optimist or a pessimist? Those seem to be the only two fashionable religions left to us nowadays.
MRS CHEVELEY: Oh, I'm neither. Optimism begins in a broad grin, and Pessimism ends with blue spectacles. Besides, they are both of them merely poses.
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN: You prefer to be natural?
MRS CHEVELEY: Sometimes. But it is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
(Act I., lines 132-140) #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Optimist quotes by Hazrat Inayat Khan
#15. This is the picture of the spirit world. It is the world of the optimist. The pessimist has no share in its great glory, because he refuses to accept the possibility which is the nature of life. Thus he denies to himself all he desires, and even the possibility of achieving his desires. #Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Optimist quotes by Jude Law
#16. I was an optimist, a great champion of the human spirit. And I lost that for a time. I feel like I've regained a bit of that in the last few years but there was a period of my life in which I had a very low opinion of people in general. #Quote by Jude Law
Optimist quotes by Ron Silver
#17. I think you have an obligation to be an optimist. Because if you're not, nothing will change. #Quote by Ron Silver
Optimist quotes by Gore Vidal
#18. I'm always an optimist! #Quote by Gore Vidal
Optimist quotes by Debasish Mridha
#19. I am an optimist, I always hope for the best. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Optimist quotes by Timothy Ferriss
#20. There's no difference between a pessimist who says, "Oh, it's hopeless, so don't bother doing anything," and an optimist who says, "Don't bother doing anything, it's going to turn out fine anyway." Either way, nothing happens. - YVON CHOUINARD,7 founder of Patagonia #Quote by Timothy Ferriss
Optimist quotes by Jenna Morasca
#21. My father is undoubtedly one of the nicest, kindest, smartest, and warm-hearted people I know. He is truly a light that shines on this earth, and to know him is to love him. He is also the eternal optimist. #Quote by Jenna Morasca
Optimist quotes by Junot Diaz
#22. Deep down, where my boys don't know me, I'm an optimist. #Quote by Junot Diaz
Optimist quotes by Owen Wilson
#23. I think of myself as a doom person. I'm a worrier. But I like the idea of being an optimist. Maybe I'm the kind of optimist who deep down knows it's not going to work. #Quote by Owen Wilson
Optimist quotes by Helen Keller
#24. Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. #Quote by Helen Keller
Optimist quotes by Andre Rieu
#25. I'm an un-healable positive optimist. #Quote by Andre Rieu
Optimist quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#26. A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Optimist quotes by Colin Beavan
#27. The most radical political act there is is to be an optimist. The most radical political act there is is to believe that, if I change, other people will follow suit. #Quote by Colin Beavan
Optimist quotes by Laurence J. Peter
#28. Many an optimist has become rich simply by buying out a pessimist. #Quote by Laurence J. Peter
Optimist quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger
#29. Well, you know, I'm the forever optimist. #Quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Optimist quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#30. You can add up your blessings or add up your troubles. Either way, you'll find you have an abundance. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Optimist quotes by Garry Shandling
#31. 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. #Quote by Garry Shandling
Optimist quotes by Paullina Simons
#32. I tend to be a great optimist when it comes to the United States and the American way of life, I think precisely because I wasn't born into it. #Quote by Paullina Simons
Optimist quotes by Bill Cosby
#33. I'm supposed to figure out if the glass is half full or half empty," I told her.
Without a moment's hesitation, in a split second, my grandmother shrugged and said: "It depends on if you're drinking or pouring. #Quote by Bill Cosby
Optimist quotes by Ken MacLeod
#34. I'm a long-term optimist, and I don't think the problems with our society are from being overly optimistic. #Quote by Ken MacLeod
Optimist quotes by Dr. Seuss
#35. A Wasn't just isn't. He just isn't present. But you ... You ARE YOU! And, now isn't that pleasant! #Quote by Dr. Seuss
Optimist quotes by Terry Wogan
#36. I was born an optimist, as I always say. If I wake up in the morning with a pain in my chest, I'll always assume it's indigestion. It will probably be the end of me! But it's true - that's the kind of person I am. #Quote by Terry Wogan
Optimist quotes by Debbie Macomber
#37. I'm an optimist and my heroines seem to be that way, too. It's too much work to be cynical and distrusting. That doesn't mean I create perfect stories and perfect people, however. What this means is that my stories are resolved in a manner that leaves the reader with a feeling of hope and happy expectation ... and wanting to reach for another one of my books. #Quote by Debbie Macomber
Optimist quotes by Germany Kent
#38. I don't deal with people who have no goals and no vision. If that sounds like you, stay away from me. I'm not your kind of person. #Quote by Germany Kent
Optimist quotes by Jon Kyl
#39. I'm an optimist by nature. #Quote by Jon Kyl
Optimist quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#40. So far there has been no philosopher in whose hands philosophy has not grown into an apology for knowledge; on this point, at least, every one is an optimist, that the greatest usefulness must be ascribed to knowledge. They are all tyrannized over by logic, and this is optimism in its essence. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Optimist quotes by Anthony Fauci
#41. I'm a born, cautious optimist. #Quote by Anthony Fauci
Optimist quotes by Mark Twain
#42. Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness. #Quote by Mark Twain
Optimist quotes by Paul Auster
#43. I'm an intelligent pessimist, a pessimist who has occasional flashes of optimism. Nearly everything happens for the worst, but not always, you see, nothing is ever always, but i'm always expecting the worst, and when the worst doesn't happen, I get so excited I begin to sound like an optimist. #Quote by Paul Auster
Optimist quotes by Matt Ridley
#44. Yet Nancy Wexler's obsession with finding the gene was driven by her desire to mend it or cure it when she did find it. And she is undoubtedly closer to that goal now than ten years ago. 'I am an optimist', she writes, 'Even though I feel this hiatus in which we will be able only to predict and not to prevent will be exceedingly difficult .. . I believe the knowledge will be worth the risks.'
What of Nancy Wexler herself? Several times in the late 1980s, she and her elder sister Alice sat down with their father Milton to discuss whether either of the women should take the test. The debates were tense, angry and inconclusive. Milton was against taking the test, stressing its uncertainties and the danger of a false diagnosis. Nancy had been determined that she wanted the test, but her determination gradually evaporated in the face of a real possibility. Alice chronicled the discussions in a diary that later became a soulsearching book called Mapping fate. The result was that neither woman took the test. Nancy is now the same age as her mother was when she was diagnosed. #Quote by Matt Ridley
Optimist quotes by Helen Keller
#45. Do not think of todays failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. #Quote by Helen Keller
Optimist quotes by Vera Nazarian
#46. An optimist is neither naive, nor blind to the facts, nor in denial of grim reality. An optimist believes in the optimal usage of all options available, no matter how limited. As such, an optimist always sees the big picture. How else to keep track of all that's out there? An optimist is simply a proactive realist. #Quote by Vera Nazarian
Optimist quotes by Ray Farabee
#47. I am an optimist. If I ever quit being an optimist, I guess I'll become a Republican. #Quote by Ray Farabee
Optimist quotes by Lemony Snicket
#48. Optimist" is a word which here refers to a person, such as Phil, who thinks hopeful and pleasant thoughts about nearly everything. For instance, if an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, "Well, this isn't too bad. I don't have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed," but most of us would say something more along the lines of "Aaaaah! My arm! My arm! #Quote by Lemony Snicket
Optimist quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#49. The merchant must be no more pessimist than optimist, since pessimism induces him to hold back his capital but optimism induces him to take such risks that he has more to tear than to hope. Abu al'Fadl Ja'far al-Dimishqi (c. 9th century) Arab writer. The Beauties of Commerce Business pays ... philanthropy begs. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Optimist quotes by Martin Rees
#50. 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. #Quote by Martin Rees
Optimist quotes by Robert Brault
#51. Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward
after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha. #Quote by Robert Brault
Optimist quotes by Jacqueline Novogratz
#52. I feel like I'm a relentless, pragmatic, determined optimist. #Quote by Jacqueline Novogratz
Optimist quotes by Winston Churchill
#53. An optimist sees the oportunity in every difficulty. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Optimist quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#54. Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Optimist quotes by Peter Ustinov
#55. I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool, an optimist must know what a sad place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day. #Quote by Peter Ustinov
Optimist quotes by Cassandra Clare
#56. As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be? #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Optimist quotes by Eric Sevareid
#57. I'm sort of a pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist about the day after tomorrow. #Quote by Eric Sevareid
Optimist quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#58. I asked her, "Are you an optimist or a pessimist?" She looked at her watch and said, "I'm optimistic." "Then I have some bad news for you, because humans are going to destroy each others as soon as it becomes easy enough to, which will be very soon." "Why do beautiful songs make you sad?" "Because they aren't true." "Never?" "Nothing is beautiful and true." She smiled, but in a way that wasn't just happy, and said, "You sound just like Dad. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Optimist quotes by Deborah Coonts
#59. One more cockeyed optimist thrown under the reality bus. #Quote by Deborah Coonts
Optimist quotes by Hans Rosling
#60. I am not an optimist. I'm a very serious possibilist. It's a new category where we take emotion apart and we just work analytically with the world. #Quote by Hans Rosling
Optimist quotes by Timothy Keller
#61. Christians should not be optimists; we know too much about sin. We should also not be pessimists, for we know the living God. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Optimist quotes by Lori Greiner
#62. Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist
while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist! #Quote by Lori Greiner
Optimist quotes by Debasish Mridha
#63. A pessimist sees the darkness around the light, but an optimist looks for the light in the darkness. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Optimist quotes by Paul Tough
#64. Optimists, by contrast, look for specific, limited, short-term explanations for bad events, and as a result, in the face of a setback, they're more likely to pick themselves up and try again. #Quote by Paul Tough
Optimist quotes by Robert Breault
#65. Optimist: someone who isn't sure whether life is a tragedy or a comedy but is tickled silly just to be in the play. #Quote by Robert Breault
Optimist quotes by Alice Waters
#66. I'm an optimist. I'm hopeful. #Quote by Alice Waters
Optimist quotes by George Takei
#67. I love people. When you're engaged with society and trying to make it a better society, you're an optimist. #Quote by George Takei
Optimist quotes by Fred Brooks
#68. All programmers are optimists. Perhaps this modern sorcery especially attracts those who believe in happy endings and fairy godmothers. Perhaps the hundreds of nitty frustrations drive away all but those who habitually focus on the end goal. Perhaps it is merely that computers are young, programmers are younger, and the young are always optimists. #Quote by Fred Brooks
Optimist quotes by David Talbot
#69. After a long discussion of the country's woes, the interviewer asked Bobby, "But you are an optimist?" Kennedy nodded and smiled his weary-eyed smile. "Just because you can't live any other way, can you?" he replied. #Quote by David Talbot
Optimist quotes by Helen Caldicott
#70. On one hand, I'm an optimistic pessimist. On the other, I'm a pessimistic optimist. But while there's life, there's still hope, and I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing if I didn't think there was still hope. #Quote by Helen Caldicott
Optimist quotes by Melissa Kite
#71. Pessimism is a funny thing, isn't it? Madison thought as she looked at Judith's furrowed face. I like a bit of pessimism as much as the next man, but when I'm bombarded with it I suddenly became an eternal optimist. #Quote by Melissa Kite
Optimist quotes by Yanni
#72. I'm an optimist by choice not by stupidity. #Quote by Yanni
Optimist quotes by Agnes Repplier
#73. Things are as they are, and no amount of self-deception makes them otherwise. The friend who is incapable of depression depresses us as surely as the friend who is incapable of boredom bores us. Somewhere in our hearts is a strong, though dimly understood, desire to face realities, and to measure consequences, to have done with the fatigue of pretending. It is not optimism to enjoy the view when one is treed by a bull; it is philosophy. The optimist would say that being treed was a valuable experience. The disciple of gladness would say it was a pleasurable sensation. The Christian Scientist would say there was no bull, though remaining–if he were wise–on the tree-top. The philosopher would make the best of a bad job, and seek what compensation he could find. #Quote by Agnes Repplier
Optimist quotes by Ada Leverson
#74. An optimist is the man who looks after your eyes, and the pessimist the person who looks after your feet. #Quote by Ada Leverson
Optimist quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#75. Zarathustra, the first to recognize that the optimist is just as degenerate as the pessimist though perhaps more detrimental says: "Good men never speak the truth. The Good preach of false shores and false security. You were born and bred in the lies of the good. Through the good everything has become false and twisted down to the very roots". Fortunately the world is not built solely to serve good natured herd animals their little happiness ; to desire everybody to become a "good man", "a herd animal", blue-eyed, benevolent, "a beautiful soul" - or, as Herbert Spencer wished - altruistic, would mean robbing existence of its great character, to castrate mankind and reduce humanity to a sort of wretched Chinadom. And this some have tried to do! It is precisely this that men have called morality. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Optimist quotes by Richard Rohr
#76. We grow up as natural optimists as Americans. Catholic priests were so hopeful as we watched the Vatican II experience. Yet, it's a punch in the belly to see what has happened in the church and the world. Dualistic thinking seems to have taken over the church and our politics to a really neurotic degree. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Optimist quotes by Lyn Nofziger
#77. He and Reagan were not at all alike, because Reagan is an optimist and Dick Nixon wasn't. Yet in some ways they were alike. Neither really liked to talk on the telephone, for instance. And, in a lot of respects, both of them were very much loners. #Quote by Lyn Nofziger
Optimist quotes by Jim Ramstad
#78. Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country. #Quote by Jim Ramstad
Optimist quotes by Nick Bostrom
#79. I personally don't think of myself as either an optimist or a pessimist. #Quote by Nick Bostrom
Optimist quotes by Steve Aylett
#80. The optimist sees the future as a rabbit sees the oncoming truck - getting bigger, not closer. #Quote by Steve Aylett
Optimist quotes by Robert Breault
#81. The realist sees reality as concrete. The optimist sees reality as clay. #Quote by Robert Breault
Optimist quotes by Terence
#82. Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist. #Quote by Terence
Optimist quotes by Frederick Lenz
#83. You see, Buddhists are optimists. We never saw sunsets in Atlantis like we do now. We didn't have those great chemicals in the air. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Optimist quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#84. The optimist builds himself safe inside a cell
and paints the inside walls sky-blue
and blocks up the door
and says he's in heaven. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Optimist quotes by Julian Baggini
#85. The optimist underestimates how difficult it is to achieve real change, believing that anything is possible and it's possible now. Only by confronting head-on the reality that all progress is going to be obstructed by vested interests and corrupted by human venality can we create realistic programmes that actually have a chance of success. #Quote by Julian Baggini
Optimist quotes by Leymah Gbowee
#86. I'm a serious optimist. I come from a country where you have little to be hopeful for, and so you have to always be an optimist. #Quote by Leymah Gbowee
Optimist quotes by Josiah Stamp
#87. A pessimist looks at his glass and says it is half empty; an optimist looks at it and says it is half full. #Quote by Josiah Stamp
Optimist quotes by James Branch Cabell
#88. The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel, the realist sees a train entering the tunnel, the pessimist sees a train speeding at him, hell for leather, and the machinist sees three idiots sitting on the rail track. "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears this is true." #Quote by James Branch Cabell
Optimist quotes by Wayne Gerard Trotman
#89. The pessimist may call the optimist a fool; but who is more foolish, the happy individual who expects more happiness or the one who fills his life with bitterness and has only more despair to look forward to? #Quote by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Optimist quotes by Oscar Wilde
#90. An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Optimist quotes by Nicolas Gomez Davila
#91. To deny that a "human nature" exists is the ideological trick the optimist employs to defend himself against history. #Quote by Nicolas Gomez Davila
Optimist quotes by Jacki Weaver
#92. Sexism is alive and well! We were saying this forty years ago. I'm an optimist, so I like to think we've progressed in some ways - in Australia, we get equal pay. #Quote by Jacki Weaver
Optimist quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#93. PESSIMISM- philosophy forced upon the convictions of the observer by the disheartening prevalence of the optimist with his scarecrow hope and his unsightly smile. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Optimist quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#94. It's been found that if you wake up every morning and practice saying three things you are grateful for - they have to be new each day - by doing this for twenty-one days, even people who were testing as the low-level pessimist on average were now testing as low-level optimist. #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Optimist quotes by Tom Bodett
#95. The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget but a pessimist forgets to laugh. #Quote by Tom Bodett
Optimist quotes by Randy Pausch
#96. Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I'm a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it 'the eaten by wolves factor.' If I do something, what's the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don't worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do. #Quote by Randy Pausch
Optimist quotes by William Golding
#97. I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist. #Quote by William Golding
Optimist quotes by Susin Nielsen
#98. ...studies show that in general, optimists die ten years earlier than pessimists."
"I find that hard to believe"
"Of course you do, you're an optimist. You have a misguided belief that things will go your way. You don't see the dangers till it's too late. Pessimists are more realistic.
"That seems like a sad way to govern your life."
"It's a safe way to govern your life. #Quote by Susin Nielsen
Optimist quotes by Bill Gates
#99. I want to admit that I am an optimist. Any tough problem, I think it can be solved. #Quote by Bill Gates
Optimist quotes by Bill Bailey
#100. People say 'Bill, are you an optimist?' And I say, 'I hope so.' #Quote by Bill Bailey
Optimist quotes by Debasish Mridha
#101. An optimist sees a failure as an opportunity to excel, but a pessimist sees a failure as an opportunity to quit. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Optimist quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#102. But what Andy never understood about him was this: he was an optimist. Every month, every week, he chose to open his eyes, to live another day in the world. He did it when he was feeling so awful that sometimes the pain seemed to transport him to another state, one in which everything, even the past that he worked so hard to forget, seemed to fade into a gray watercolor wash. He did it when his memories crowded out all other thoughts, when it took real effort, real concentration, to tether himself to his current life, to keep himself from raging with despair and shame. He did it when he was so exhausted of trying, when being awake and alive demanded such energy that he had to lie in bed thinking of reasons to get up and try again, #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Optimist quotes by Nelson Mandela
#103. I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Optimist quotes by Paul Auster
#104. The difference was not that one was a pessimist and the other an optimist, it was that one's pessimism had led to an ethos of fear, and the other's pessimism had led to a noisy, fractious disdain for Everything-That-Was. One shrank, the other flailed. One toed the line, the other crossed it out. Much of the time they were at loggerheads, and because Willy found it so easy to shock his mother, he rarely wasted an opportunity to provoke an argument. If only she'd the wit to back off a little, he probably wouldn't have been so insistent about making his points. Her antagonism inspired him, pushed him into ever more extreme positions, and by the time he was ready to leave the house and go off to college, he had indelibly cast himself in his chosen role: as malcontent, as rebel, as outlaw poet prowling the gutters of a ruined world. #Quote by Paul Auster
Optimist quotes by Janet Fitch
#105. I've been depressed many times in my life. But under it all I'm an optimist. #Quote by Janet Fitch
Optimist quotes by Bernard Malamud
#106. I am somewhat of a meliorist. That is to say, I act as an optimist because I find I cannot act at all, as a pessimist. One often feels helpless in the face of the confusion of these times, such a mass of apparently uncontrollable events and experiences to live through, attempt to understand, and if at all possible, give order to; but one must not withdraw from the task if he has some small things to offer - he does so at the risk of diminishing his humanity. #Quote by Bernard Malamud
Optimist quotes by Harvey MacKay
#107. When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective. #Quote by Harvey MacKay
Optimist quotes by Debasish Mridha
#108. An optimist sees the miracles and beauty of life and a pessimist sees the sufferings and wonders, where is the life? #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Optimist quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#109. The the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hope are optimistic. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Optimist quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
#110. Out of the ashes of misanthropy benevolence rises again; we find many virtues where we had imagined all was vice, many acts of disinterested friendship where we had fancied all was calculation and fraud
and so gradually from the two extremes we pass to the proper medium; and, feeling that no human being is wholly good or wholly base, we learn that true knowledge of mankind which induces us to expect little and forgive much. The world cures alike the optimist and the misanthrope. #Quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Optimist quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#111. I was too pessimistic for an optimist to live with #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Optimist quotes by Helen Keller
#112. No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. #Quote by Helen Keller
Optimist quotes by Robert G. Allen
#113. Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. #Quote by Robert G. Allen
Optimist quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#114. The pessimist can be enraged at wrong; but only the optimist can be surprised at it. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Optimist quotes by Graham Allison
#115. I am a congenital optimist about America, but I worry that American democracy is exhibiting fatal symptoms. DC has become an acronym for Dysfunctional Capital: a swamp in which partisanship has grown poisonous, relations between the White House and Congress have paralyzed basic functions like budgets and foreign agreements, and public trust in government has all but disappeared. These symptoms are rooted in the decline of a public ethic, legalized and institutionalized corruption, a poorly educated and attention-deficit-driven electorate, and a 'gotcha' press - all exacerbated by digital devices and platforms that reward sensationalism and degrade deliberation. Without stronger and more determined leadership from the president and a recovery of a sense of civic responsibility among the governing class, the United States may follow Europe down the road of decline. #Quote by Graham Allison
Optimist quotes by Jenny Lewis
#116. I've gone through terrible periods of depression. But, at the core of my being, there's a strange, out-of-place optimist. Despite what I'm feeling, I'm always able to get up and do my job. Which means the world to me. #Quote by Jenny Lewis
Optimist quotes by Wayne Gerard Trotman
#117. Optimists are usually inexperienced. #Quote by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Optimist quotes by David Bodanis
#118. An optimist was someone who believed that however complicated or random or odd a stretching curve might seem, if we had enough insight then we could understand the simple guiding principle from which it actually came. The concept then spread from mathematics to mean anyone who believes that such an optimal path can open up in life. #Quote by David Bodanis
Optimist quotes by Henry Rollins
#119. My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. #Quote by Henry Rollins
Optimist quotes by James Buchan
#120. 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. #Quote by James Buchan
Optimist quotes by Oscar Hammerstein II
#121. But I'm only a cockeyed optimist. #Quote by Oscar Hammerstein II
Optimist quotes by Henry Johnson Jr
#122. Circumstances would always exist in the human's success story, but it is not controlled by destiny. Destiny is controlled by "FATE." I think it might be the optimist in me, but in America, "Dreams" are livable. #Quote by Henry Johnson Jr
Optimist quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#123. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Optimist quotes by Kody Keplinger
#124. What would you do without me?" he asked one night. We were tangled in the silky sheets of his gigantic bed. My heart was still pounding as I came down from the high of what we'd just done, and he wasn't helping matters by putting his lips so close to my ear.
"Live a happy… happy life," I murmured. "I might even… be an optimist… if you weren't around."
"Liar." He bit my earlobe playfully. "You'd be absolutely miserable. Admit it, Duffy. I'm the wind beneath your wings."
I bit my lip, but I still couldn't hold back the laughter-and just as I was finally catching my breath, too. "You just referenced Bette Midler… in bed. I'm starting to question your sexuality, Wesley."
Wesley looked at me with a defiant glint in his eye. "Oh, really?" He grinned before moving his mouth back to my ear and whispering, "We both know that my manhood has never been in question… I think you're just changing the subject because you know it's true. I'm the light of your life."
"You…" I struggled for words as Wesley pressed his mouth into the crook of my neck. The tip of his tongue moved down to my shoulder and made my brain get all fuzzy. How was I supposed to argue under these conditions? "You wish. I'm just using you, remember?"
His laughter was muffled against my skin. "That's amusing," he said, his lips still grazing my collarbone. "Because I'm pretty sure your ex is out of town by now." One of his hands slid between my knees. "Yet you're still here, aren't you?" His f #Quote by Kody Keplinger
Optimist quotes by Studs Terkel
#125. I'm not an optimist. I'm hopeful. #Quote by Studs Terkel
Optimist quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#126. When opportunity knocks a pessimist dials 911;
when opportunity knocks an optimist sets the table. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Optimist quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#127. The proprietor of the grocery store on the corner was bidding a silent farewell to a tomato which even he, though a dauntless optimist, had been compelled to recognize as having outlived its utility. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Optimist quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#128. His optimism blinded her. He was full of plans. "I have an idea!" he said often. She imagined him as a child surrounded by too many brightly colored toys, always being encouraged to carry out "projects", always being told that his mundane ideas were wonderful. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Optimist quotes by Harry S. Truman
#129. An optimist is presented with a problem and sees an opportunity. A pessimist is presented with an opportunity and sees a problem. #Quote by Harry S. Truman
Optimist quotes by Mia Sheridan
#130. I smiled at his note. I'd never thought about myself as an optimist, but maybe I was. And maybe we all saw books differently based on our own hearts. #Quote by Mia Sheridan
Optimist quotes by Helen Keller
#131. A man must understand evil and be acquainted with sorrow before he can write himself an optimist and expect others to believe that he has reason for the faith that is in him. #Quote by Helen Keller
Optimist quotes by Madeleine Albright
#132. I am by nature a worried optimist ... #Quote by Madeleine Albright
Optimist quotes by Sally Hawkins
#133. I'm quite an optimist, quite happy in life, quite smiley. #Quote by Sally Hawkins
Optimist quotes by Brian O'Driscoll
#134. I'm an eternal optimist. #Quote by Brian O'Driscoll
Optimist quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#135. What is an optimist? The man who says, "It's worse everywhere else. We're better off than the rest of the world. We've been lucky." He is happy with things as they are and he doesn't torment himself.
What is a pessimist? The man who says, "Things are fine everywhere but here. Everyone else is better off than we are. We're the only ones who've had a bad break." He torments himself continually. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Optimist quotes by Russell Simmons
#136. It is only through opening your hearts will you be able to see that by promoting freedom for all, you are unchaining yourself. I guess I'm an optimist. I have faith in people and our government ultimately to do the right thing. And to my brothers and sisters in California, I'm there with you every step of the way until that day comes. #Quote by Russell Simmons
Optimist quotes by Anthony Lewis
#137. I am an optimist about America. #Quote by Anthony Lewis
Optimist quotes by Simon Sinek
#138. I find, when you're an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you. #Quote by Simon Sinek
Optimist quotes by Dan  Fox
#139. Pretension is a question of optics. The pessimist sees pretension as a sham. The optimist views it as innocent, tragicomic, an excess of effort. Like watching amateur actors in a local village play, a wooden or overambitious performance might not be deliberate, It could be deeply sincere; the am-dram troupe putting everything they've got into their production. Pretentiousness resides in someone's lack of awareness that their ambition might exceed their capability, or inability to laugh about one's own limitations. #Quote by Dan Fox
Optimist quotes by Winston S. Churchill
#140. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. #Quote by Winston S. Churchill
Optimist quotes by Louis Zamperini
#141. People tell me, "You're such an optimist". Am I an optimist? An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass is half empty. A survivalist is practical. He says, "Call it what you want, but just fill the glass." I believe in filling the glass. #Quote by Louis Zamperini
Optimist quotes by Maelle Gavet
#142. I am an optimist. I believe the future is bright. I think people who see life painted in dark colors are the ones who do not take ownership. #Quote by Maelle Gavet
Optimist quotes by Paulo Coelho
#143. The optimist and the pessimist both die in the end, but each lives is life in a completely different way. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Optimist quotes by Ron Santo
#144. I've been a Cub all my life. I came up here when I was 20 years old and spent my whole career here in Chicago. I've always been an optimist; I believe you have to be in order to survive, to be honest with you - in health, with what I've been through. That's the way I am. #Quote by Ron Santo
Optimist quotes by Rebecca De Mornay
#145. I may be an optimist. #Quote by Rebecca De Mornay
Optimist quotes by Will Rogers
#146. You've got to be (an) optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one #Quote by Will Rogers
Optimist quotes by Louis De Bernieres
#147. He knew too much to be an optimist, and not enough to relieve his pessimism. #Quote by Louis De Bernieres
Optimist quotes by Eugene Wigner
#148. The optimist regards the future as uncertain. #Quote by Eugene Wigner
Optimist quotes by Bill Ayers
#149. I'm an optimist in my heart - I'm a hopeless pollyanna just like my mother - but a pessimist in my head. I think that's the dialectic we all need to be in. #Quote by Bill Ayers
Optimist quotes by James S.A. Corey
#150. It was a lot to hope for, but Holden was an unapologetic optimist. Give people the information they need. Trust them to do the right thing. He didn't know any other way to play it. Or #Quote by James S.A. Corey
Optimist quotes by Mark Twain
#151. It's better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right #Quote by Mark Twain
Optimist quotes by Jeanette Lee
#152. Ibsen is at heart an optimist. He could not close his life's work with a note of negation. When We Dead Awaken is a clear, ringing call to the future. #Quote by Jeanette Lee
Optimist quotes by Dean Koontz
#153. It is the nature of a nine-year-old mind to believe that each extreme experience signifies a lasting change in the quality of life henceforth. A bad day raises the expectation of a long chain of grim days through dismal decades, and a day of joy inspires an almost giddy certainty that the years thereafter will be marked by endless blessings. In fact, time teaches us that the musical score of life oscillates between that of Psycho and that of The Sound of Music, with by far the greatest number of our days lived to the strains of an innocuous and modestly budgeted picture, sometimes a romance sometimes a like comedy sometimes a little art film of puzzling purpose and elusive meeting. Yet I've known adults who live forever in that odd conviction of nine-year-olds. Because I am an optimist and always have been, the expectation of continued joy comes more easily to me than pessimism, which was especially true during that period of my childhood. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Optimist quotes by Joe Abercrombie
#154. Shivers heaved out a sigh. "Just trying to make tomorrow that bit better than today is all. I'm one of those ... you've got a word for it, don't you?"
"Idiots?"
He looked sideways at her. "It was a different one I had in mind."
"Optimists."
"That's the one. I'm an optimist."
"How's it working out for you?"
"Not great, but I keep hoping."
"That's optimists. You bastards never learn. #Quote by Joe Abercrombie
Optimist quotes by Amy Jo Cousins
#155. You're the optimist all the way through, pretending to be a pessimist on the inside, because you can act like it hurts less if you say you knew all along it was going to go down like that. #Quote by Amy Jo Cousins
Optimist quotes by Steve Chandler
#156. Negative thinking is something we all do. The difference between the
person who is primarily optimistic and the person who is primarily
pessimistic is that the optimist learns to become a good debater. Once
you become thoroughly aware of the effectiveness of optimism in your
life, you can learn to debate your pessimistic thoughts. #Quote by Steve Chandler
Optimist quotes by Debasish Mridha
#157. Oh, all my friends,
Young or old, mad or sad,
Loving or kind, optimist or pessimist,
Enjoy the drama of life,
enjoy the beauty of life,
enjoy every moment of it,
Because this is it,
We are all in our last journey
We call life. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Optimist quotes by Kim Cattrall
#158. If I didn't work in television or film, if I didn't have the right look, I never took it personally. Because there was always the theatre. I'm not a nihilist, I'm an optimist. And that has served me well in this profession. #Quote by Kim Cattrall
Optimist quotes by Austin V. Songer
#159. I may be the optimist and you may be the Pessimist

but you can never put a puzzle together

with the two of the same pieces. #Quote by Austin V. Songer
Optimist quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#160. A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Optimist quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#161. You are such an optimist. My Spidey-sense is tingling all over the place. (Tory)
That's from eating the ice cream. Relax. (Acheron)
Relax. Trust me. It'll be all right. Isn't that how I ended up dead? (Danger)
Stop feeding her anxiety. (Acheron)
Anxiety. The Simi's never eaten that before. Is that tasty? (Simi)
Not really. (Danger)
Oh. Maybe we should put barbecue sauce on it. Everything's better with barbecue. (Simi) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Optimist quotes by Ransom Riggs
#162. Why does everyone always leap to the awfullest conclusions right away. #Quote by Ransom Riggs
Optimist quotes by Navjot Singh Sidhu
#163. An optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist sees the whole. #Quote by Navjot Singh Sidhu
Optimist quotes by Peter Benchley
#164. I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal. #Quote by Peter Benchley
Optimist quotes by James Branch Cabell
#165. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. #Quote by James Branch Cabell
Optimist quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#166. The pessimist focuses on the storm;
the optimist looks forward to the rainbow. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Optimist quotes by Mark Twain
#167. Pessimist: The optimist who didn't arrive. #Quote by Mark Twain
Optimist quotes by Katherine Applegate
#168. Kek finds sun when the sky is dark. #Quote by Katherine Applegate
Optimist quotes by Debasish Mridha
#169. An optimist sees rainbows when there is rain. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Optimist quotes by Bill Vaughan
#170. An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old one leaves. #Quote by Bill Vaughan
Optimist quotes by Anonymous
#171. If the business world is divided between optimists and pessimists (Schumpeter, January 31st) then perhaps what is needed are more scientists. There is an old joke that goes: to an optimist the glass is half full; to a pessimist it is half empty. To an engineer the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. #Quote by Anonymous
Optimist quotes by A.C. Flory
#172. Murphy was an optimist. #Quote by A.C. Flory
Optimist quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#173. Definitely not - you optimists just can't understand that a depressed person doesn't want you to try and cheer them up. It makes us sick. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Optimist quotes by A.E. Housman
#174. I am not a pessimist but a pejorist (as George Eliot said she was not an optimist but a meliorist); and that philosophy is founded on my observation of the world, not on anything so trivial and irrelevant as personal history. #Quote by A.E. Housman
Optimist quotes by Colleen Hoover
#175. Whoever said the truth hurts was being an optimist. The truth is an excruciatingly painful son of a bitch. #Quote by Colleen Hoover
Optimist quotes by Margaret Peterson Haddix
#176. I start to think, 'It's awful being too poor to even buy my own dress for homecoming.' But that's instantly swept away by another thought: 'I'm so lucky that someone cates enough to loan me a dress. #Quote by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Optimist quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#177. A man who has spent most of his adult life trying out a series of patent medicines is always an optimist. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Optimist quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#178. The only measure of your success is in the number of people you have help. #Quote by Michael Bassey Johnson
Optimist quotes by Roberto Bolano
#179. 54. The children of the Spanish lion, said Ruben Dario, a born optimist. The children of Walt Whitman, Jose Marti, and Violeta Parra; torn apart, forgotten, in mass graves, at the bottom of the sea, the Trojan destiny of their mingled bones terrifying the survivors. #Quote by Roberto Bolano
Optimist quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#180. When you concentrate much on the faults, you shall be at fault. When you always focus on the solutions, you shall always be a solution. Don't just find faults; be a solution digger! You shall definitely meet some faults in your journey to digging for a solution, but mind your true purpose: solution! Don't just find faults; be the solution to the problems you see! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Optimist quotes by Brom
#181. Peter didn't answer. He pulled his legs up to his chest, wrapped his arms around them, and put his chin on his knees. Ever the contradiction, Tanngnost thought. One moment a cold-hearted killer, the next a sentimental boy, always the eternal optimist despite a lifetime of tragedy. Of course, that's his glamour. The very thing that draws the children to him, makes them love him despite so many contradictions. (The Child Thief) #Quote by Brom
Optimist quotes by Rex Stout
#182. [A] pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises, an optimist nothing but unpleasant. #Quote by Rex Stout
Optimist quotes by Edwin Morgan
#183. I have friends who are very pessimistic. They say you can't possibly be an optimist nowadays. But I think, taking the longer view, you can still be as optimistic as you want. #Quote by Edwin Morgan
Optimist quotes by Demi Moore
#184. I'm an incurable optimist and a go-getter - it's in my nature to focus much more on what makes me happy than what makes me nervous. #Quote by Demi Moore
Optimist quotes by Debasish Mridha
#185. This world is unreal and ever-changing. Only an optimist with optimum love can adjust and grow with joy. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Optimist quotes by Albert Camus
#186. If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man. #Quote by Albert Camus
Optimist quotes by Sydney J. Harris
#187. Nuclear war is inevitable, says the pessimists; Nuclear war is impossible, says the optimists; Nuclear war is inevitable unless we make it impossible, says the realists. #Quote by Sydney J. Harris
Optimist quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#188. Leo," Amelia asked suspiciously, "what are you planning to do to her?" "Why do you always insist on asking questions when you know you won't like the answers?" "Because, being an optimist," she said tartly, "I always hope I'm wrong."
- Amelia & Leo #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Optimist quotes by Harvey MacKay
#189. An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures, and are not afraid to fail again. #Quote by Harvey MacKay
Optimist quotes by J. Robert Oppenheimer
#190. The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it. #Quote by J. Robert Oppenheimer
Optimist quotes by Neil Leckman
#191. If I have a pocket full of rainbows am I an optimist, or a guy with wet pants and really large pockets? #Quote by Neil Leckman
Optimist quotes by S.A. Tawks
#192. However, with a gut full of heroin, it's hard to be an optimist. #Quote by S.A. Tawks
Optimist quotes by A.G. Howard
#193. Raising one hand, he tilts his hat to that sexy slant. "You want me. Admit it."
Even if he's partly right, I'll never tell him. "Why would I want you?"
He lifts three fingers to countdown. "Mysterious. Rebellious. Troubled. All those qualities women find irresistible."
"Such an optimist."
"My cup is never empty."
"Too bad your brain is." The words bite, but my smile softens with affection. #Quote by A.G. Howard
Optimist quotes by Franz Grillparzer
#194. Christianity is the religion of melancholy and hypochondria. Islam, on the other hand, promotes apathy, and Judaism instills its adherents with a certain choleric vehemence, the heathen Greeks may well be called happy optimists. #Quote by Franz Grillparzer
Optimist quotes by Lauryn Hill
#195. Let optimists rule the world. #Quote by Lauryn Hill
Optimist quotes by Kevin Rudd
#196. To be a member of the Labor Party is to be an optimist - optimistic about the future of Australia, optimistic about the ability of government to make a difference. #Quote by Kevin Rudd
Optimist quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#197. An optimist looks at a seed and sees a tree;
a pessimist looks at a tree and sees a forest fire. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Optimist quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#198. He was an optimist. Every month, every week, he chose to open his eyes, to live another day in the world. He did it when he was feeling so awful that sometimes the pain seemed to transport him to another state, one in which everything, even the past that he worked so hard to forget, seemed to fade into a gray watercolor wash. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Optimist quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#199. The person who is really in revolt is the optimist, who generally lives and dies in a desperate and suicidal effort to persuade other people how good they are. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Optimist quotes by Linda Kohanov
#200. USE EMOTIONS AS INFORMATION. Horses use emotion as information to engage surprisingly agile responses to environmental stimuli and relationship challenges:

(a) Feel the emotion in its purest form
(b) Get the message behind the emotion
(c) Change something in response to the message
(d) Go back to grazing. In other words, let the emotion go, and either get back on task or relax, so you can enjoy life fully. Horses don't hang on to the story, endlessly ruminating over the details of uncomfortable situations

-- from an October 30, 2013 article on the Intelligent Optimist magazine #Quote by Linda Kohanov

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