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Being Optimistic Quotes


"I understand that being optimistic in this age is challenging, but I am optimistic nonetheless." - Al Gore

"Stop being so... optimistic. It's getting on my nerves." - Stephenie Meyer

"Stop being so... optimistic. It's getting on my nerves." - Stephenie Meyer

"To be extremely happy but extremely intelligent is a task of being optimistic without being cheesy." - Criss Jami

"Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward." - Nelson Mandela

"I'm known for being an up, high-energy, and optimistic kind of guy." - Al Yankovic

"Instead of being disappointed about where you are, be optimistic about where you are going." - Jon Gordon

"I'm optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity of a generation being created in this." - Peter Mandelson

"Being an England supporter is like being the over-optimistic parents of the fat kid on sports day." - John Bishop

"I waited far too long, being optimistic rather than realistic. I also failed to do my homework" - Gordon Clark

"Perhaps I'm being too optimistic, but I think this country is finally ready for a black serial killer." - Anthony Jeselnik

"I'm a long-term optimist, and I don't think the problems with our society are from being overly optimistic." - Ken Macleod

"When I was a student, I studied philosophy and religion. I talked about being patient. Some people say I was too hopeful, too optimistic, but you have to be optimistic just in keeping with the philosophy of non-violence." - John Lewis

"I'm all about your mindset, being focused, staying positive, being optimistic, and knowing that these are all aspects of my life that I love and enjoy." - Kyla Pratt

"I always remain optimistic." - Chuck D

"I am basically optimistic." - Dalai Lama

"Perhaps I'm just optimistic." - Hal Hartley

"I'm an optimistic person." - Clayton Christensen

"I'm an optimistic guy." - Michael Douglas

"I'm not optimistic." - David A Siegel

"I'm rarely optimistic." - Paul Singer

"I'm always optimistic." - Robbie Robertson

"I am talking about being optimistic enough to sow some seeds in the hope that some of them will germinate and grow into flowers." - Philippa Perry

"There's nothing particularly wrong with being more pessimistic than optimistic. Optimism is broad-based, non-detail-oriented thinking; pessimism is detail-oriented thinking." - David Rakoff

"I am essentially optimistic. Being alive is incredible. Life is extraordinary and beautiful. It can be hard and sad and terrifying, but it's all we've got." - James Frey

"I am optimistic. I have to be optimistic." - Nat Hentoff

"I'm very optimistic, but I'm optimistic about individuals, not institutions." - Heather Brooke

"I'm pretty optimistic about the future of rock... it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz." - Jimmy Page

"I am an optimistic lady." - Julie Andrews

"I'm so optimistic, it's depressing." - Lindsay Wagner

"Movies are terrifically optimistic enterprises." - Christopher Walken

"All my books are optimistic!" - Malcolm Gladwell

"I'm confident and really optimistic." - Saku Koivu

"Surround yourself with optimistic people." - Zig Ziglar

"I'm a generally optimistic person." - Alison Brie

"What is it like being single? I like it! I like starting each day with a sense of possibility. And I'm optimistic, because everyday I get a little more desperate. And desperate situations yield the quickest results." - Michael Scott

"Stop being so...optimistic, its getting on my nerves." "No problem. Do you want me to be all gloom and doom or just shut up?" "Just shut up." "Can do." "Really? Doesn't seem like it." -Jacob and seth" - Stephenie Meyer

"Of course the fall semester didn't start for another eight weeks or so. There was always a chance we were both being overly optimistic in thinking I'd be alive when it rolled around." - Jenna Black

"Of course the fall semester did' start for another eight weeks or so. There was always a chance we were both being overly optimistic in thinking I"d be alive when it rolled around." - Jenna Black

"Despite the ills of our society, we largely live among compassionate, kind and optimistic people who are striving to do good. [...] Learn how to be happy and keep this in mind: You can't be happy unless you stop being afraid." - Homer Hickam

"I'm, by nature, a really optimistic person. It goes back to my parents having been each divorced three times and my finding some way to survive all that. I always managed to survive by being upbeat." - Hector Tobar

"I think Albertans are progressive and forward-looking and are very optimistic, and I think they've always embraced change. Now with the economy being the way it is, I think we need to acknowledge people are a bit nervous too." - Rachel Notley

"Being optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use. Makes it easier when the tough times arrive. You have to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel." - Robin Roberts

"I'm not pessimistic. It is the world that is terrible. How can we be optimistic in the face of a planet where people live so badly, nature is being destroyed and the dominant empire is money?" - Jose Saramago

"One downside of being an optimist is that optimistic people tend to forget yesterday's trauma in the belief that everything will turn out well. This can keep people in bad relationships because they genuinely believe that things will always improve." - Amy Dickinson

"I'm always sort of anticipating life being difficult, but on a basic level, that's sort of on the surface, on a basic level, I'm optimistic in the sense that I think it's all going to be alright in the end." - Emily Mortimer

"Analysts have always been overly optimistic." - David Dreman

"I think it's dangerous to be optimistic." - Nicholas D Kristof

"Be optimistic about everything in life." - Michael Jordan

"I'm optimistic yet disillusioned, hopeful yet frustrated." - Eddie Vedder

"Choose to be optimistic, it feels better." - Dalai Lama

"I always try to be cautiously optimistic." - David Walton

"People are optimistic about the future." - Helen Clark

"Television showrunners are a foolishly optimistic bunch." - Eric Kripke

"I'm really optimistic in the mornings." - Kary Mullis

"My mom is positive and optimistic." - Lindsey Vonn

"I don't feel very optimistic in London." - David Bailey

"Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful." - Conor Mcgregor

"Art is by nature optimistic. Art is optimistic because it is alive." - Patti Smith

"We are optimistic, but we are optimistic in a cautious fashion." - Tom Lantos

"I'm optimistic about the country; I'm optimistic about the American people." - Howard Schultz

"Women, on average, tend to be more aware of their emotions, show more empathy, and are more adept interpersonally. Men on the other hand, are more self-confident and optimistic, adapt more easily, and handle stress better." - Daniel Goleman

"Determination, with an optimistic attitude is the key to success." - Dalai Lama

"We're all born pessimists. It takes effort to be optimistic." - Rush Limbaugh

"Stay optimistic to the point where people question your sanity." - Matthew Barnett

"Pop art is the American Dream, optimistic, generous, and naive!" - Robert Indiana

"We should always be practical, realistic and optimistic." - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

"There was the natural human survival instinct to be optimistic." - Barbara Demick

"An architect is not an artist but an optimistic realist." - Cameron Sinclair

"If stocks are optimistic, then so am I." - Lawrence Kudlow

"Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people." - Martin Seligman

"I think writing is, by definition, an optimistic act." - Michael Cunningham

"These are optimistic pieces, travel pieces that go anywhere" - Tommy Hilfiger

"Invincible is never how I felt, but optimistic... yes." - Frank Lowy

"America needs optimistic leadership to revive national soul." - Mike Huckabee

"People feel optimistic. Look at the jobs report." - Kellyanne Conway

"I can say that I am, by nature, optimistic." - Ann Dowd

"I think that I'm a really optimistic person." - Jason Rezaian

"I do think that I am generally optimistic." - Barack Obama

"I'm not optimistic at all, nor am I pessimistic." - Colin Farrell

"I'm very optimistic about my home state of Arizona." - John Mccain

"I'm very sunny. You know, I'm always optimistic." - Paul Begala

"I am optimistic about the future of music." - George Crumb

"Things are going to get better. Be optimistic." - Bob Dole

"I'm a very upbeat, positive, optimistic type of person." - Jakob Dylan

"I've been blessed with an optimistic disposition, I think." - Jonathan Evison

"I was an optimistic person, really bossy, gregarious and outspoken." - Mamie Gummer

"I was always a very happy, optimistic person." - Trey Parker

"Inside, I feel 30ish - I'm childish and optimistic." - Suzi Quatro

"I'm always trying to find optimistic ways to express myself." - Michael Franti

"I'm cheerfully optimistic about life. Optimism is very important!" - Terry Jones

"No matter what, I've always been an optimistic person." - Harmon Killebrew

"I'm completely optimistic - I know the end is coming!" - Lydia Lunch

"Design is inherently optimistic. That is its power." - William Mcdonough

"Let the message go out - a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country, optimistic about our world, optimistic about the power of politics. We are optimistic and together we will change Britain." - Ed Miliband

"I get more optimistic as I get older." - Richard Flanagan

"I think that I am a deeply optimistic person." - Julia Roberts

"I can't be optimistic. I can be hopeful." - Fay Vincent

"In politics, you also have to be cautiously optimistic." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Most people are highly optimistic most of the time." - Daniel Kahneman

"I really liked the idea of playing that kind of optimistic, super-intense, go-get-'em spirit combined with being a little bit of an outsider. I am really drawn to girls of that age in general, who believe they can be a waitress, scientist, actress, a dentist, a zookeeper...and who really aren't boy-crazy." - Amy Poehler

"Being a pessimist is just such a gloomy way of looking at things, so I have to hope for the best - life wouldn't be worth living if we didn't have hope. And I also do think that human beings often do do wonderful, correct, brilliant things. So, on balance, I'd like to be optimistic about the future." - Bill Bryson

"I am very optimistic about the long run prospects for democracy in China. Chinese society is being dramatically and rapidly transformed. And there's rising evidence that the new generation not only lacks faith in communism anymore, they think it's a joke. They're very cynical about their leadership and they want democratic change." - Larry Diamond

"The most optimistic thing that's happened is that as a society we're beginning to recognize that there are many voices. When I began, thirty years ago, the idea of one author or the artist as being a solitary creature was really the only idea that there was." - Wendy Ewald

"I am very optimistic about the long run prospects for democracy in China. Chinese society is being dramatically and rapidly transformed. And there's rising evidence that the new generation not only lacks faith in communism anymore, they think it's a joke. They"re very cynical about their leadership and they want democratic change." - Larry Diamond

"Contemporary culture in Pakistan, just like in America, is continuously hitting us with scary stuff. And so we are utterly anxious. I think that it's very important to resist that anxiety, to think of ways of resisting the constant inflow of negative feelings, not to become depoliticized as a result but to actually work actively to bring into being an optimistic future." - Mohsin Hamid

"If I am able to sing again it will be through some miracle operation. There's a lot of work being done to help singers regain their voices, but in my case I actually lost vocal tissue so it's very hard for my chords to rub together and I need to replace that tissue. I remain optimistic but not tremendously so." - Julie Andrews

"Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek's optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity's future.I loved Spock." - Barack Obama

"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death." - Nelson Mandela

"China was the most optimistic place I'd ever been. Everybody I met was pretty much convinced that their children would have it better than their parents had had it. It was like being in America in the 1950's, with this deep optimism about the future because everything was getting better, and that fascinated me." - Neil Gaiman

"The vicar, whose name is Reverend Waite, leads us in prayers that all begin with 'O Lord' and end with our somehow not being worthy-sinners who have always been sinners and will forever more be sinners until we die. It isn't the most optimistic outlook I've ever heard but we're encouraged to keep trying anyway." - Libba Bray

"Although I'm perceived as very optimistic and upbeat, it comes out of being the opposite of that - feeling isolated or lonely, looking for meaning and the kinds of things that ease that suffering in life, and finding them in large-scale social interaction, like theater and games." - Jane Mcgonigal

"It's so weird, not knowing what your life is going to be. I'm being optimistic. And when 'Leverage' comes to an end, I have lots of ideas for other things. You can't really sit and wait for things to come to you." - Beth Riesgraf

"You would have to be very optimistic to think that any of your books will be among the books that survive in the very long run. I think if a writer is lucky enough to still have a few books around after he's gone, a few that are still being read, then he's accomplished quite a lot." - James Salter

"I am a very optimistic man and only an optimistic man can bring optimism in the country." - Narendra Modi

"By acting in a positive, pleasant and optimistic way, you become a positive, optimistic and enjoyable person." - Brian Tracy

"It's really an optimistic show. I think most of the people in this country are optimistic, too." - Charles Osgood

"It's hard for these athletes to stay healthy. They are constantly being bombarded with unhealthy advertising. Peer pressure can override the body's demand for health. Being healthy goes beyond 'not being sick' (where all lab reports indicate health), to feeling optimistic, energetic, strong and happy with their bodies. Teaching them to take charge of their bodies is a job of coaching. Help them gain discipline in conditioning, nutrition and attitude/emotional control." - John Kessel

"Being nice? He's being horny." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Being peaceful is being angel!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Being nice? He's being horny." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Buying a pair of shoes is one of the most optimistic acts I know, next to falling in love. I like nothing better than to see an old man wearing a brand new pair of brogues or cap-toed oxfords, preferably jaunty orange-brown, unscuffed, heels unworn. We want to be here tomorrow, but buying new shoes, like falling in love, says I plan on being here tomorrow." - Jonathan Carroll

"Stay positive, joyful, and optimistic in your activism, even in the face of adversity. Understand that most people continue to consume animal products because they are unaware of the hidden cost - animal cruelty - not because they are bad or apathetic. Offer information, support, and resources in a friendly and supportive manner, as few people have begun their journey toward a compassionate lifestyle by being shamed or ridiculed. Turn anger and frustration into motivation to be as effective as possible." - Nathan Runkle

"One of my optimistic prophecies is based on the assumption that machines could have the best algorithms in the universe, but it will never have purpose. And the problem for us to explain purpose to a machine is because we don't know what our purpose is. We have the purpose, but we still ... When we look at this global picture, a universal picture, to understand what is our purpose being here on this planet? We don't know." - Garry Kasparov

"The science about life is very optimistic. Every second, four people in the world die, and six are born. This is optimistic." - Christian Boltanski

"I am not optimistic, but I've never been optimistic about humankind or America. The evidence never looks good in terms of forces for good actually becoming prominent." - Cornel West

"I'm very optimistic about the future. I'm just not optimistic about the skyscraper as a building typology that is suited for the future." - James Howard Kunstler

"I think we should balance the federal budget tomorrow. I'm optimistic. I think Americans are optimistic. We went to the moon; we can balance the federal budget." - Gary Johnson

"You can be fully satisfied with where you are, understanding that you're eternally evolving. When you get into that place of feeling appreciation of where you are and of who you are, and appreciation of what you are, and you accept that you are a never-ending, always unfolding Being, then you can stand in that delicate balance of being optimistic about what is to come, without being unhappy about where you stand. Find a way of eagerly anticipating future changes, while at the same time you are in love and satisfied with who, what, where and how you be." - Esther Hicks

"At least being nuts is being somewhere." - Joanne Greenberg

"That's what being eccentric means-being natural." - Lorraine Hansberry

"Being lost is worth the being found." - Neil Diamond

"... he preferred being stimulated to being bored." - Jane Heller

"Run from being good. Chase being great." - Chip Kelly

"Acting is about being real, being honest." - Kate Winslet

"Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness." - Isabelle Adjani

"Being polite does not mean being mummified." - Judith Martin

"I like being absurd. Being silly." - Jimmy Fallon

"Being an American musician means being adventurous." - Michael Tilson Thomas

"It's kinda hard to be optimistic, When your homies lying dead on the pavement twisted." - Tupac Shakur

"Be thankful for all your blessings. An appreciative person makes a pleasant and optimistic person." - Brian Tracy

"An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up." - Leslie Hall

"Have you ever studied a snake's face? - how optimistic they look. They have an eternal smile." - Tasha Tudor

"Writing reminds you that you're never alone. Writing and reading is to be optimistic." - Richard Flanagan

"I was born optimistic...I was laughing from the beginning of my life." - Alice Herz-Sommer

"Read only the most optimistic comments on the world's news; those in harmony with your picture." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Pessimistic visions about almost anything always strike the public as more erudite than optimistic ones" - Joseph A Schumpeter

"Entrepreneurs are always super optimistic. If they weren't they wouldn't be entrepreneurs." - Heidi Roizen

"Buy when most people, including experts, are pessimistic, and sell when they are actively optimistic," - Benjamin Graham

"Be brutally honest about the short term and optimistic and confident about the long term." - Reed Hastings



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