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1. "Optimism, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. It is held with greatest tenacity by those most accustomed to the mischance of falling into adversity, and is most acceptably expounded with disproof - an intellectual disorder, yielding to no treatment but death. It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious."
Author: Ambrose Bierce
2. "You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for... unless it's contagious!"
Author: Beverly Sills
3. "[Calvin, who has the chicken pox, calls Susie on the telephone.] Susie: Hello? Calvin: Hi, Susie! It's me, Calvin! I was wondering if you'd like to come over and play. Susie: Why, sure! Boy, I don't think you've ever invited me to... Calvin's Mom: Calvin, what are you doing? Calvin: Nothing, Mom. Go away. Calvin's Mom: You're contagious! You can't have anyone over to play! Calvin: Shhhh! Shhhh! You'll spoil the whole thing! I was going to trick Susie into catching... HEY! OW! LET GO! Susie: [Hanging up the phone] Any chance of getting transferred, Dad?"
Author: Bill Watterson
4. "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."
Author: Billy Graham
5. "It was an emergency!" Seth blurted. "Read my lips - emergency reading - not some demented idea of fun. If I was starving, I would eat asparagus. If somebody held a gun to my head, I would watch a soap opera. And to save Fablehaven, I would read a book, okay, are you happy?"You had best be careful, Seth," Grandma warned. "The love of reading can be contagious."I just lost my appetite," he declared..."
Author: Brandon Mull
6. "I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness."
Author: Brittany Murphy
7. "And Peter laughed, and when he did, all the Devils grinned, because Peter's laugh was a most contagious thing."
Author: Brom
8. "Science shows that passion is contagious, literally. You cannot inspire others unless you are inspired yourself. You stand a much greater chance of persuading and inspiring your listeners if you express an enthusiastic, passionate, and meaningful connection to your topic."
Author: Carmine Gallo
9. "It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour."
Author: Charles Dickens
10. "The health of the people is of supreme importance. All measures looking to their protection against the spread of contagious diseases and to the increase of our sanitary knowledge for such purposes deserve attention of Congress."
Author: Chester A. Arthur
11. "The only activity a cynic will find contagious is yawning, that is, with other people, at other people."
Author: Criss Jami
12. "You'll find superstition a contagious thing. Some people let it get the better of them."
Author: Curt Siodmak
13. "The sin which is indulged to the greatest extent, which separates us from God and produces so many spiritual disorders, and which are contagious, is selfishness."
Author: Ellen G. White
14. "Insanity is a disease, and it is highly contagious."
Author: Emil Ostrovski
15. "Facebook has been spreading across the continents faster than a highly contagious Asian bird flu!"
Author: Gemini Adams
16. "Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities."
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
17. "I'll leave you two alone. Morality might be contagious.-Captain Tagon"
Author: Howard Tayler
18. "She was like a drug. The most addicting kind, and he had a problem—he was pretty sure that she was developing feelings for him. He had no idea what to do with that, or with is own feelings, which were definitely getting in his way. This whole "no emotional attachment" thing had gone straight to shit. Because Mallory Quinn was emotionally attached to every person she ever met, and she had a way of making that contagious. He craved contact with her in a way that he wasn't experienced with."
Author: Jill Shalvis
19. "Beware the unbelief of others. It's contagious!"
Author: Jim George
20. "Fiction is like that, once it is released into the world: contagious, persistent. Like the contents of Pandora's box, a story that's freely given can't be contained anymore. It becomes infectious, spreading from the person who created it to the person who listens, and passes it on."
Author: Jodi Picoult
21. "But there's another part of me that knows no matter how Delia and I go forward from this point, it won't be the same. Because when she smiles, I will look away before it is contagious. When we sit beside each other, I will make sure that our shoulders do not brush. When we speak, there will be spaces between our words just the shape and size of that damn kiss."
Author: Jodi Picoult
22. "Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
23. "But the moods could be contagious. He didn't need one right now."
Author: Josephine Humphreys
24. "It is, I believe, one of the few dangerous forms of eccentricity, a highly contagious mania, to be precise, of the rampant social variety! In your friend's case, we may not yet be dealing with out-and-out insanity . . . No . . . Maybe his trouble is only exaggerated conviction . . . But the contagious manias are well known to me! . . . I've known a good many sufferers from conviction mania . . . Of many different types . . . And in the last analysis, those who talk about justice seem to be the maddest of the lot! . . . At first, I must confess, I took a certain interest in justice fanatics . . . Today those particular maniacs annoy and exasperate me more than I can tell . . . Don't you feel the same way? . . . Human beings show a strange aptitude for transmitting this mania. It terrifies me, and we find it, mind you, in all human beings!"
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
25. "Death is contagious; it is contracted the moment we are conceived."
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
26. "That is the paradox of the epidemic: that in order to create one contagious movement, you often have to create many small movements first."
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
27. "Emotion is contagious."
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
28. "The rest of August passes with Xerox monotony, each day a photocopy of the one before as I wait until my first gig. The only thing I'm learning working for the Agent of Evil is that bitterness is a contagious disease, a virus spread by aural contact. I try to remain immune by embracing my alter ego, telling myself that it's not Edward Zanni who has to deliver a cup of Irving's pee to his urologist on a sweltering subway; it's Alan, Lucifer's piss boy.It doesn't work."
Author: Marc Acito
29. "When animals express their feelings they pour out like water from a spout. Animals' emotions are raw, unfiltered, and uncontrolled. Their joy is the purest and most contagious of joys and their grief the deepest and most devastating. Their passions bring us to our knees in delight and sorrow."
Author: Marc Bekoff
30. "When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious."
Author: Marianne Williamson
31. "Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness."
Author: Maurice Maeterlinck
32. "When excitement and passion are evident, people want to be around you—including prospects. Prospects will want to do business with you because your joy is contagious."
Author: Michelle Moore
33. "You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own."
Author: Michelle Obama
34. "Aesthetics, ethics, and many good things in humans are contagious."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
35. "Fear is contagious. You can catch it. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to say they're scared for the fear to become real"
Author: Neil Gaiman
36. "Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one."
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
37. "Read widely and with discrimination. Bad writing is contagious."[Ten rules for writing fiction, The Guardian, 20 February 2010 (with Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Helen Dunmore, Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, Esther Freud, Neil Gaiman, David Hare, and AL Kennedy)]"
Author: P.D. James
38. "Elephants are contagious."
Author: Paul Eluard
39. "It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious."
Author: Peter McWilliams
40. "Conversation is how values get ordered, how passion is made contagious. If a parent talks about it, it's important. If a child is allowed to join the conversation, then that child becomes more than a table decoration, he has a part to play in the drama that is growing up. If his ideas count, then he counts. Children gain essential access to adulthood by being given a safe place to speak, and by rehearsing their thoughts out loud before the most patient and supportive audience they will ever know."
Author: Robin R. Meyers
41. "Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm. It is the real allegory of the myth of Orpheus; it moves stones, and charms brutes. It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it."
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
42. "I can't touch him. (Jared)Well, don't you suck. (Stryker)Oh, believe me, I couldn't agree more. Just be grateful it's not contagious. (Jared)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "Self-confidence is contagious."
Author: Stephen Richards
44. "Grief is as contagious as a yawn."
Author: Sue Grafton
45. "They all got really quiet and started to lick their lips, closing in on Lucy. I started to lick my lips, too, because it's one of those subconcious, contagious things like sneezing, but then I stopped because it just isn't worth it if you forgot to bring ChapStick."
Author: The Harvard Lampoon
46. "Persistence contagious."
Author: Toba Beta
47. "A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."
Author: Tom Stoppard
48. "Good attitudes are contagious; they inspire and encourage others. Bad attitudes are also contagious; they create a negative and hostile work environment and make others feel uncomfortable - like they have to walk on eggshells all the time."
Author: Tony Cooke
49. "Character is contagious."
Author: Wayde Goodall
50. "Bapu Ghandi said, "All religions are true." I just want to love God, " I blurted out, and looked down, red in the face. My embarassment was contagious. No one said anything. It happened that we were not far from the statue of Gandhi on the esplanade. Stick in hand, an impish smile on his lips, a twinkle in his eyes, the Mahatma walked. I fancy that he heard our conversation, but that he paid even greater attention to my heart, Father cleared his throat and said in a half-voice, " I suppose that's what wer're all trying to do - love God."
Author: Yann Martel

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