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Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
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.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S Truman
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.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
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An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.
I'm an incurable optimist, and I'm a great believer in never looking back. Life is too short, and new challenges are exciting.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
George Jean Nathan
Optimist: day dreamer more elegantly spelled.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
I guess I am an optimist in a pessimist brain, if that makes any sense. I believe in the innate goodness of most people in this world, and yet I'm a damaged soul like many other people and have my own demons and things I struggle with.
I find, when you're an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.
Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
Robert A. Heinlein
One of the biggest things immigrant kids oftentimes feel is this big disparity between our parents and us. And our parents are staunch pragmatists, and I consider myself to be an optimist.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word 'pessimist' was not in our vocabulary at that time. It's a modern 'invention' which I believe we should 'dis-invent.'
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
I am a stubborn optimist: I was born an optimist and will remain an optimist.
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