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"We teach them that the world can be an unpredictable, dangerous and sometimes frightening place, while being careful not to spoil their lovely innocence. It's tricky."
"Don't be so defeatist!"
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"The hell with the past --- I'd like to put the future behind us."
"The parking is terrible, so we decided to never do anything again."
"Of course, I'm merely thinking out loud, but why don't we just quit?"
"No, I don't think I have a book in me. I think I have a chicken in me."
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Defeatists Anonymous will meet here tonight at...oh, what's the use? It's not like we're going to solve our problems or anything.
"Doing something never solves anything."
"Am I sensing defeatism?"
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"John, does this mean you've given up looking for work?"
Don't give up - Surrender.
Well, everything's going great! I guess it's time to bring in the naysayers.
'I find your sense of professional defeatism strangely comforting.'
'Practicing? Practicing what?'
I had a dream about climbing Everest. - 'Did you reach the summit?' - 'No, I got halfway up and then clung to a rock.' - 'I see. Then what?' - 'Then my sherpa said that I was too heavy to carry any further.' - 'Figures'
'A defeatist attitude, eh? -- Well, you'll just have to learn to live with it.'
'Well, the defeatists were right.'
'Sire! -- the Huns are defeating your army!' 'Don't worry -- I have my bureaucracy in reserve!'
'I was working on developing anti-matter under laboratory conditions, but I couldn't find anything to keep it in.'