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1. "One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem."
Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
2. "Is there such a thing as a life without any regrets? I've never believed so. We spend our lives aiming for happiness and fulfilment in work, in love and with our friends and family, and yet often our energy is spent lamenting bad boyfriends, wrong career turns, fallouts with friends and opportunities missed. Or is that just me? I admit I'm naturally a glass-half-empty kind of girl, but I know regrets are a burden to happiness and I'm trying to let go of them because I've learned that it's all about choice. You can choose to turn regrets into lessons that change your future. Believe me when I say I'm really trying to do this. But the truth is, I'm failing. Because all I can think right now is: maybe I deserve it. Maybe this is my penance."
Author: Ali Harris
3. "Abby must have been the one who found the safe house, because Townsend didn't like it."The building across the street is under construction," he snarled as soon as we'd carried our bags inside."The elevator has key card access, and I've hacked into the surveillance cameras from every system on the block," Abby argued. "We have a three-hundred-sixty-degree visual.""Excellent." Townsend dropped his bag. "Now the circle can see us from every angle.""Don't mind Agent Townsend, girls," Abby told us. "He's a glass-half-empty kind of spy.""Also known as the good kind," he countered. Abby huffed."
Author: Ally Carter
4. "Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you're pouring, or drinking."
Author: Bill Cosby
5. "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."
Author: Bill Cosby
6. "If we talk about the glass being half empty or half full, I want to know what does the glass look like from underneath the table?"
Author: Brad Thor
7. "We did some soul-searching. Was the cable industry obsolete? Was it an opportune time to get out? Our conclusion was that if you rebuilt your system with this new fiber-optic coaxial hybrid - which we now call broadband - the glass was half full, not half empty. We could compete."
Author: Brian Roberts
8. "Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism."
Author: Criss Jami
9. "To me, the glass is always half full, never half empty."
Author: Eddie Money
10. "His words are like the sound of a needle dragging across a record. A sinking, sickening feeling washes over me. This is why you should never, ever get your hopes up. This is why you should see the glass as half empty. So, when the whole things spills, you aren't as devastated."
Author: Emily Giffin
11. "Cognitive therapists focus on getting patients to see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty. Being positive has become rather a fetish. A more radical tactic would be to abolish the need for evaluation and just accept the glass as it is, whether it be cracked or brimming."
Author: Gwyneth Lewis
12. "Not a single object seems to possess a practical use. The antechamber itself seems useless, a sort of vestibule to a barn, It is exactly the same sort of sensation I get when I enter the Comedie-Francaise or the Palaise- Royal Theatre; ; it is a world of bric-a-brac, of trap doors, of arms and busts and waxed floors, of candelabras and men in armor, of statues without eyes and love letters lying in glass cases. Something is going on, but it makes no sense; it's like finishing the half-empty bottle of Calvados because there's no room in the valise."
Author: Henry Miller
13. "I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth."
Author: Janeane Garofalo
14. "...she was a level-headed woman who saw the glass as neither half empty nor half full, but rather a glass with something in it and room to pour in more..."
Author: Joanne Fluke
15. "The problem with you is that you always see a glass of milk half empty instead of half filled."
Author: Jodi Picoult
16. "As a screenwriter and a half-Jew, I tend to look at the glass half-empty."
Author: John Francis Daley
17. "My glass is not only half-empty, I'm convinced someone spit in it."
Author: Judy Nichols
18. "People who argue whether the glass is half empty or half full are probably not thirsty."
Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
19. "...if you live feeling likeYour glass is half empty, well,It may as well be empty all the way."
Author: Mattie J.T. Stepanek
20. "But you know, I'm the negative-Nancy, curmudgeon, glass-half-empty-with-a-leak-in-it guy - which is basically the fuel that fires me up anyway. Without that, we wouldn't have me."
Author: Maynard James Keenan
21. "What's going on?" Royce asked as throngs of people suddenly moved toward him from the field and the castle interior."I mentioned that you saw the thing and now they want to know what it looks like," Hadrian explained. "What did you think? They were coming to lynch you?"He shrugged. "What can I say? I'm a glass-half-empty kinda guy.""Half empty?" Hadrian chuckled. "Was there ever any drink in that glass?"
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
22. "He wouldn't call a glass of water half full or half empty; he'd assume it was poisoned and run away."
Author: Michael Reisman
23. "A Pessimist sees the glass as half empty; A Cub Fan wonders when it's gonna spill."
Author: Mike Royko
24. "It's not a case of the glass being half full or half empty; more that we tipped a whole half-pint into an empty pint pot. I had to see how much was there, though, and now I know."
Author: Nick Hornby
25. "Don't bother. The glass is half-empty."
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
26. "When a glass sits on a table here, people don't wonder if it's half filled or half empty. They just hope it's good beer."
Author: Sherman Alexie
27. "Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash.(Said to President Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner)"
Author: Stephen Colbert
28. "Perception can be one-sided or variant: "Glass half empty or half full." There usually is more than one way of perceiving. Thoroughly check your inner dialogue."
Author: T.F. Hodge
29. "What, the glass is half-full instead of half-empty? Bullshit. What they don't tell you is that regardless of how full the glass is, it's filled with acid, and you'll burn your face off."
Author: T.J. Klune
30. "There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who's been pinching my beer? And at the other end of the bar the world is full of the other type of person, who has a broken glass, or a glass that has been carelessly knocked over (usually by one of the people calling for a larger glass) or who had no glass at all, because he was at the back of the crowd and had failed to catch the barman's eye."
Author: Terry Pratchett
31. "The optimist says, "The glass is half full."The pessimist says, "The glass is half empty."The rationalist says, "This glass is twice as big as it needs to be."That makes it clear as glass."
Author: Thomas Cathcart
32. "Whether your glass is half full or half empty there's still room for more wine."
Author: Trish Jackson

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