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'I'm not sure if I'm an optimist or a pessimist. . . I see the glass half-clean.'
Optimistic Optometry: Sale Rose-colored glasses.
"As for me, I could stand a little global warming."
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Pollyanna in Hell.
"You might ask, 'Can two people who love each other find happiness in an era of skyrocketing deficits?' I think they can."
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"We're still pretty far apart. I'm looking for a six-figure advance and they're refusing to read the manuscript."
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"You will have a nice day."
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The Pessimist, the Optimist and Uncle Stan.
"Will this global warming mean we'll have longer summer vacations?"
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"You also had a very good feeling about the last one."
Pessimists v Optimists.
"Wake up, Tom. You're having the American dream again."
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"Try to think of being hopelessly lost as less of a weakness and more of an opportunity."
"Look on the dark side."
'Whoa! Half empty! Definitely half empty!'
Realists and Idealist Numbers
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"It could have been worse."
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"Politically, we're a little more hopeful these days—we've stopped spelling 'America' with a 'k.'"
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"While we haven't actually achieved these results yet the existence of this chart demonstrates our preparation."
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The first green shoots of recovery.
"I like to think that each generation will need a little less therapy than the generation before."
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"At least he died at home."