My Favorite Quotes

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 Vernor Vinge - “And for all my rampant technological optimism, sometimes I think I'd be more comfortable if I were regarding these transcendental events from one thousand years remove... instead of twenty.”  
 Dick Thornburgh - “That is why, with optimism instead of fear, all those who want to see Puerto Rico's status resolved should seek the truth about each option, including the upside and the downside of each.”  
 Twyla Tharp - “Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.”  
 Harry Stack Sullivan - “There is no fun in psychiatry. If you try to get fun out of it, you pay a considerable price for your unjustifiable optimism.”  
 Todd Solondz - “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.”  
 Henry Rollins - “My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.”  
 Howard Mumford Jones - “Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism, the progress, and the energy of the American spirit.”  
 Krzysztof Kieslowski - “For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you.”  
 Patricia Ireland - “I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.”  
 John Hench - “I always admired Walt's optimism. He seemed to know the direction he was going to. When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time.”  
 Philip Gibbs - “The cheery optimism of our generals always thought we were going forward, and therefore it was not worth while making ourselves comfortable and safe.”  
 Havelock Ellis - “The place where optimism flourishes most is the lunatic asylum.”  
 John Dyer - “My optimism for life carried through my work.”  
 Jill Clayburgh - “There was just this amazing individuality. It's just a whole different world of optimism and fearlessness, women taking off their bras and dancing around naked, and a political hopefulness and involvement.”  
 Will Champion - “Optimism is the key.”  
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.”  
 Stephen Ambrose - “World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.”  
 P. J. O'Rourke - “Nothing bad is going to happen to us. If we get fired, it's not failure its a midlife vocational reassessment.”  
 John F. Kennedy - “When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.”  
 William Faulkner - “I believe that man will not merely endure he will prevail.”  
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Optimism The doctrine that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong... It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.”  
 George Santayana - “The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.”  
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Optimism The doctrine that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. ... It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.”  
 Anthony Sanfilippo - “I'm here with a lot of optimism that it is a full recovery.”  
 Chetan Ahya - “There is no optimism there, ... realistic.”  

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