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1. "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."
Author: A.G. Howard
2. "I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death."
Author: Ahmed Ben Bella
3. "When applied to software, Sturgeon's Law is hopelessly optimistic."
Author: Alberto Savinio
4. "A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it."
Author: Aldous Huxley
5. "I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
6. "But the economic meltdown should have undone, once and for all, the idea of poverty as a personal shortcoming or dysfunctional state of mind. The lines at unemployment offices and churches offering free food includes strivers as well as slackers, habitual optimists as well as the chronically depressed. When and if the economy recovers we can never allow ourselves to forget how widespread our vulnerability is, how easy it is to spiral down toward destitution."
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
7. "Hypocrisy is a quality found in others. I am an optimist. I believe that saying the right thing will eventually cause people to do the right thing for me."
Author: Bauvard
8. "I am an optimist."
Author: Bob Brown
9. "It's really an optimistic show. I think most of the people in this country are optimistic, too."
Author: Charles Osgood
10. "The pessimist waits for better times, and expects to keep on waiting; the optimist goes to work with the best that is at hand now, and proceeds to create better times."
Author: Christian D. Larson
11. "An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience."
Author: Don Marquis
12. "I wake up early. At 6:30 A.M., I'm at my most optimistic."
Author: Emily Mortimer
13. "Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
14. "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."
Author: Hans Rosling
15. "I've been depressed many times in my life. But under it all I'm an optimist."
Author: Janet Fitch
16. "John turned to me. "Frozen daiquiri?""Pina colada, please.""Virgin?" He wasn't asking my permission. He was just making sure I knew he wasn't going to try to swipe me any alcohol."That's optimistic," I said."
Author: Jennifer Echols
17. "I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism."
Author: Jon Anderson
18. "Los únicos interesados en cambiar el mundo son los pesimistas, porque los optimistas están encantados con lo que hay."
Author: José Saramago
19. "I am a sanguinely optimistic person, I see the bright side, the silver lining, a half-full glass. Hence, my day is always sunny even though the sky foreboding."
Author: Joseph V. Angeles
20. "An optimist and a gentleman, I like that in my men."
Author: Karen Azinger
21. "I'm a long-term optimist, and I don't think the problems with our society are from being overly optimistic."
Author: Ken MacLeod
22. "My songs are not pretty. They're what I call optimistic realism."
Author: Laura Marling
23. "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 a left arm anymore but at least nobody will ever ask me if I'm left-handed or right-handed," but most of us would say something more along the lines of, "Aaaaaa! My arm! My arm!"
Author: Lemony Snicket
24. "I'm a really, really optimistic and really, really positive person. My main thing is, 'Enjoy life. Celebrate life.'"
Author: Luke Bryan
25. "There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist."
Author: Mark Twain
26. "If you're optimistic, think of it as bronze."
Author: Markus Zusak
27. "When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: if you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren't pessimistic, you don't understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren't optimistic, you haven't got a pulse."
Author: Martin Keogh
28. "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."
Author: Martin Rees
29. "I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region because I believe that every society on earth can be free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East, there can be peace."
Author: Natan Sharansky
30. "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."
Author: Nicholas Hoult
31. "Know what an optimist is, Major? A pessimist without much experience."
Author: Nicholas Proffitt
32. "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."
Author: Octavia Spencer
33. "A man who has spent most of his adult life trying out a series of patent medicines is always an optimist."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
34. "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."
Author: Paullina Simons
35. "It's more than looks," said Eddie, growing pensive. "It's the way they act too. Micah's the same—outgoing, optimistic, excited. That's how Mason was. There are too few people like that in the world: people who are genuinely good. Mason was taken away from the world too soon. I won't let that happen to Micah." Eddie"
Author: Richelle Mead
36. "Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist."
Author: Robert G. Allen
37. "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."
Author: Robert Redford
38. "Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible."
Author: Rodolfo Costa
39. "Unless, of course, there's no such thing as chance;...in which case, we should either-optimistically-get up and cheer, because if everything is planned in advance, then we all have a meaning and are spared the terror of knowing ourselves to be random, without a why; or else, of course, we might-as pessimists-give up right here and now, understanding the futility of thought decision action, since nothing we think makes any difference anyway, things will be as they will. Where, then, is optimism? In fate or in chaos?"
Author: Salman Rushdie
40. "I'm very much an optimist. I don't think I could do my work if I didn't believe there was some kind of hope for humanity."
Author: Sandra Bernhard
41. "No, indeed. I'm an optimist. Or is it called crazy when a person keeps doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome?"
Author: Sherryl Woods
42. "Dans chaque démocratie libérale s'est élaboré un imaginaire de citoyenneté au sein duquel la projection dans l'avenir est devenue plus significative que le poids du passé. Cet imaginaire s'est traduit par des normes juridiques, et a même pénétré par la suite à l'intérieur du système éducatif étatique.[...] La souffrance du passé justifie le prix exigé de la part des citoyens dans le présent. L'héroïsme des temps qui s'éloignent promet un avenir rayonnant pour l'individu, du moins sûrement pour la nation. L'idée nationale est devenue, avec l'aide des historiens, une idéologie optimiste par nature. De là, notamment, vient son succès."
Author: Shlomo Sand
43. "I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet."
Author: Steve Irwin
44. "Book love is something like romantic love. When we are reading a really great book, burdens feel lighter, cares seem smaller, and commonplaces are suddenly delightful. You become your best optimistic self. Like romantic love, book love fills you with a certain warmth and completeness. The world holds promise."
Author: Steve Leveen
45. "Changes in Meaning:Finally, chronically traumatized people lose faith that good things can happen and people can be kind and trustworthy. They feel hopeless, often believing that the future will be as bad as the past, or that they will not live long enough to experience a good future. People who have a dissociative disorder may have different meanings in various dissociative parts. Some parts may be relatively balanced in their worldview, others may be despairing, believing the world to be a completely negative, dangerous place, while other parts might maintain an unrealistic optimistic outlook on life"
Author: Suzette Boon
46. "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."
Author: Todd Solondz
47. "In choosing a partner, always pick the optimist."
Author: Tony Lema
48. "It may well be our brains are wired up to be slightly more optimistic than they should be."
Author: Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
49. "That human life is but a first installment of the serial soul and that one's individual secret is not lost in the process of earthly dissolution, becomes something more than an optimistic conjecture, and even more than a matter of religious faith, when we remember that only commonsense rules immortality out."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
50. "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
Author: William Arthur Ward

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