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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."
"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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Pollyanna in Hell.
"Will this global warming mean we'll have longer summer vacations?"
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The Pessimist, the Optimist and Uncle Stan.
"Wake up, Tom. You're having the American dream again."
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Pessimists v Optimists.
"You also had a very good feeling about the last one."
"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!'
"It could have been worse."
Realists and Idealist Numbers
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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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"Politically, we're a little more hopeful these days—we've stopped spelling 'America' with a 'k.'"
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"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."
"Remember how I said I was happiest when we had nothing?"
'Don't be downhearted, Larry. I believe that when life slams a door in your face, it always opens another one for you somewhere else!'
"I'm an optimist. I have every confidence that global warming will be nullified by nuclear winter."
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'Well, sure! When you're sitting inside a dry and cozy cardboard box, it's EASY to be optimistic about the economy!'