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"Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big." - George Carlin

"I never see the glass half empty because I drink out the bottle" - Ellen Degeneres

"You're the type who thinks of the glass as being half full, instead of half empty. "No," she said, "I'm just grateful for the glass." - Richard Paul Evans

"It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be grateful you have a glass - your the only person that can decide what's in it." - Gurbaksh Chahal

"I'm a positive thinker and actor. I look at a glass; a negative person sees the glass and says: too bad it's half empty... I look at the same glass and say: Hallelujah!! It's half full!!!" - Maya Angelou

"A pessimist looks at his glass and says it is half empty; an optimist looks at it and says it is half full." - Josiah Stamp

"I hate how many people think "glass half-empty" when their glass is really four-fifths full. I'm grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"...she was a level-headed woman who saw the glass as neither half empty nor half full, but rather a glass with something in it and room to pour in more..." - Joanne Fluke

"People tell me, "You're such an optimist". Am I an optimist? An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass is half empty. A survivalist is practical. He says, "Call it what you want, but just fill the glass." I believe in filling the glass." - Louis Zamperini

"99% of the people in the world would say there's something that they'd like to change about their lives, because nothing's perfect, and nobody's perfect. I suppose I could look at the glass half-empty instead of as half-full." - Morris Chestnut

"Pessimists, we're told, look at a glass containing 50% air and 50% water and see it as half empty. Optimists, in contrast, see it as half full. Engineers, of course, understand the glass is twice as big as it needs to be." - Bob Lewis

"I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth." - Janeane Garofalo

"The break for me was the Medicare drug benefit in 2003. It's just grossly expensive, bad policy. After that, I no longer gave them the benefit of the doubt and started seeing the glass as half-empty." - Bruce Bartlett

"What's going on?" Royce asked as throngs of people suddenly moved toward him from the field and the castle interior. "I mentioned that you saw the thing and now they want to know what it looks like," Hadrian explained. "What did you think? They were coming to lynch you?" He shrugged. "What can I say? I'm a glass-half-empty kinda guy." "Half empty?" Hadrian chuckled. "Was there ever any drink in that glass?" - Michael J. Sullivan

"I see the glass half full...but of poison." - Woody Allen

"Don't bother. The glass is half-empty." - Norman Vincent Peale

"When faced with the inevitable, you always have a choice.... As I learned during my liberal arts education, any symbol can have, in the imaginative context, two versions, a positive and a negative. If you spill your milk, you're left with a glass which is either half empty or half full.... You may not be able to alter reality, but you can alter your attitude towards it, and this, paradoxically, alters reality. Try it and see." - Margaret Atwood

"This living stuff is a lot. Too much, and not enough. Half empty, and half full." - Diane Keaton

"I'm not glass-half-full, glass-half-empty; I'm like, "There's a glass?"" - Damon Lindelof

"I like to see the glass as half full, hopefully of jack daniels." - Darynda Jones

"I see the glass half full and thank God for what I have." - Ana Monnar

"people say churches are half empty, they're not, they're too big" - Sean Lock

"My glass is not only half-full, it holds five-hundred-dollar-a-bottle Dom Perignon champagne." - Suzanne Brockmann

"Abby must have been the one who found the safe house, because Townsend didn't like it. "The building across the street is under construction," he snarled as soon as we'd carried our bags inside. "The elevator has key card access, and I've hacked into the surveillance cameras from every system on the block," Abby argued. "We have a three-hundred-sixty-degree visual." "Excellent." Townsend dropped his bag. "Now the circle can see us from every angle." "Don't mind Agent Townsend, girls," Abby told us. "He's a glass-half-empty kind of spy." "Also known as the good kind," he countered. Abby huffed." - Ally Carter

"Blind self-love, vanity, lifting aloft her empty head, and indiscretion, prodigal of secrets more transparent than glass, follow close behind." - Horace

"Glass half empty, glass half full. Well, either way you won't be going thirsty, count your blessings not your flaws..." - Lauren Aquilina

"Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you're pouring, or drinking." - Bill Cosby

"Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be?" - Anonymous

"As a screenwriter and a half-Jew, I tend to look at the glass half-empty." - John Francis Daley

"To me, the glass is always half full, never half empty." - Eddie Money

"Anything was better than nothing. Half-full was better than empty. Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"If you are glass half empty type of person, maybe you just have' been holding the right glass" - Richard Branson

"If you are glass half empty type of person, maybe you just haven't been holding the right glass" - Richard Branson

"...if you live feeling like Your glass is half empty, well, It may as well be empty all the way." - Mattie Stepanek

"A Pessimist sees the glass as half empty; A Cub Fan wonders when it's gonna spill." - Mike Royko

"You can't look at a glass half full or empty if it's overflowing." - Kanye West

"I'm a pessimistic person, I see the glass half empty even when it's full." - Nigahiga

"The glass is always half empty. All good comedians are manic-depressive." - Joan Rivers

"Age-old question: Is the glass half empty or half full? Answer: Who cares? Does it really matter whether the glass is half full or half empty? The issue is whether it quenches your thirst." - Larry Winget

"I have lived temperately....I double the doctor's recommendation of a glass and a half wine each day and even treble it with a friend." - Thomas Jefferson

"She was always like that: grateful for life itself. Her glass was not only half full, it was gold plated with a permanent refill." - Sarah Winman

"People who, out of an inborn moderation, leave every glass standing only half-emptied refuse to admit that everything in the world has its sediments and dregs." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Whether a glass is half full or half empty depends on the attitude of the person looking at it." - Anonymous

"To me, the glass is half-empty some days and half-full on others. Sometimes it's bone-dry. Or overflowing." - Mary Alice Monroe

"I think everyone has the same question on their mind: Is the glass half-full or half-empty?" - Oliver Stone

"Half full, half empty, what the hell difference does it make? If there's something in the damn glass, drink it." - Nora Roberts

"The problem with you is that you always see a glass of milk half empty instead of half filled." - Jodi Picoult

"Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be." - George Carlin

"I've always been a glass-half-full as opposed to a glass-half-empty, and the day that changes is the day I should leave." - John Key

"If we talk about the glass being half empty or half full, I want to know what does the glass look like from underneath the table?" - Brad Thor

"At my core, the glass isn't half-empty, it's not even what I ordered in the first place." - Catherine Tate

"Let's put it this way: the glass is half-empty, but the fact is, I can always get another drink" - Ville Valo

"The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth." - Janeane Garofalo

"I don't see the future as bright, language-wise. I see it as a glass half empty - and evaporating quickly." - Dick Cavett

"At my core, the glass isn't half-empty - it's not even what I ordered in the first place." - Catherine Tate

"I am a positive person. I never think of the glass as half empty. I just keep pushing forward." - Rosie Perez

"Empty pockets make empty heads." - William Carlos Williams

"It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty. I am gonna drink it through this crazy straw." - Joey Comeau

"When a glass sits on a table here, people don't wonder if it's half filled or half empty. They just hope it's good beer." - Sherman Alexie

"If general perception changes from seeing the glass as 'half-full' to seeing it as 'half empty' there are major innovative opportunities." - Peter Drucker

"I never look at the glass as half empty or half full. I look to see who is pouring the water and deal with them." - Mark Cuban

"Doesn't matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water." - Mark Cuban

"Stop asking if the glass is half full or half empty. Instead ask "What's in it? How did it get there? What can I do with it?"" - David Kaufman

"The glass is neither half empty nor half full. It's simply larger than it needs to be. It is easier to get forgiveness than permission" - Grace Hopper

"Some see the glass half full, some see it half empty, and some see it crawling with toxic alien parasites who want to devour your pancreas." - James Alan Gardner

"My mom was an enthusiastic, positive, glass-is-half-full type of person and that is how I live my life and I owe that to her. She was an amazing woman." - Kliff Kingsbury

"An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be." - Oscar Wilde

"I'm a confirmed negaholic. I don't just see a glass that's half full and call it half-empty; I see a glass that's completely full and worry that someone's going to tip it over." - Peter Mcwilliams

"Drink your fill when the jar is first opened, and when it is nearly done, but be sparing when it is half-empty; it's a poor savingwhen you come to the dregs." - Hesiod

"Until I saw Chardin's painting, I never realized how much beauty lay around me in my parents' house, in the half-cleared table, in the corner of a tablecloth left awry, in the knife beside the empty oyster shell." - Marcel Proust

"And empty heads console with empty sound." - Alexander Pope

"All my favorite establishments were either overly crowded or pathetically empty. People either sipped fine vintages in celebration or gulped intoxicants of who cares what kind, drowning themselves in a lack of moderation, raising a glass to lower inhibitions, imbibing spirits to raise their own." - Monique Truong

"Bog-lights, vapors of mysticism, psychic Gnosticisms, veils and tissues of words, gibbering subjectivisms, gropings and maunderings, ontological fantasies, pan-psychic hallucinations-this is the stuff, the phantasms of hope, that fills your book shelves. Come. Your glass is empty. Fill and forget." - Jack London

"One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Of course I look at the glass half full. The only time I would look at it half empty is when I think about how good the first half tasted." - Drew Deyoung

"One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, Is it half full or half empty? So I drank the water. No more problem." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who's been pinching my beer?" - Terry Pratchett

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" - Terry Pratchett

"To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. Design is how you treat your customers. If you treat them well from an environmental, emotional, and aesthetic standpoint, you're probably doing good design." - Yves Behar

"There are lots of things, including changing the kind of inner dialog, that can mitigate anxiety. And yes, there are people who have the glass half full and glass half empty, and I'm afraid the glass is going to break and I'll cut myself on the shards." - Scott Stossel

"I'm supposed to figure out if the glass is half full or half empty," I told her. Without a moment's hesitation, in a split second, my grandmother shrugged and said: "It depends on if you're drinking or pouring." - Bill Cosby

"I'm supposed to figure out if the glass is half full or half empty," I told her. Without a moment's hesitation, in a split second, my grandmother shrugged and said: "It depends on if you're drinking or pouring." - Bill Cosby

"Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism" - Criss Jami

"Remember to look at your glass half full and not half empty. A lot of my strength comes from God. God has given me a gift - the gift of life - and it's amazing that I live each day." - Mattie Stepanek

"It's harder to make the glass than break the glass." - RZA

"How absolute and omnipotent is the silence of night! And yet the stillness seems almost audible! From all the measureless depths of air around us comes a half-sound, a half-whisper, as if we could hear the crumbling and falling away of earth and all created things, in the great miracle of nature, decay and reproduction, ever beginning, never ending,-the gradual lapse and running of the sand in the great hour-glass of Time." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass, is my point. But I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash." - Stephen Colbert

"Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash. (Said to President Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner)" - Stephen Colbert

"Pale and pinched-up faces hovered about the windows where was tempting food; hungry eyes wandered over the profusion guarded by one thin sheet of brittle glass-an iron wall to them; half-naked shivering figures stopped to gaze at Chinese shawls and golden stuffs of India." - Charles Dickens

"When I got him out he was near froze solid and shivering. He was shaking so hard that I wasted half a glass of whiskey trying to aim it for his mouth. Must have got enough of it into him, though, since it did seem to bring him back to life." - Abraham Lincoln

"This is why you should never, ever get your hopes up. This is why you should see the glass as half empty. So when the whole thing spills, you are' as devastated." - Emily Giffin

"This is why you should never, ever get your hopes up. This is why you should see the glass as half empty. So when the whole thing spills, you aren't as devastated." - Emily Giffin

"I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth." - Janeane Garofalo

"I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other." - Daniel Clowes

"But you know, I'm the negative-Nancy, curmudgeon, glass-half-empty-with-a-leak-in-it guy - which is basically the fuel that fires me up anyway. Without that, we wouldn't have me." - Maynard James Keenan

"What's going on?" Royce asked as throngs of people suddenly moved toward him from the field and the castle interior. "I mentioned that you saw the thing and now they want to know what it looks like," Hadrian explained. "What did you think? They were coming to lynch you?" He shrugged. "What can I say? I'm a glass-half-empty kinda guy." "Half empty?" Hadrian chuckled. "Was there ever any drink in that glass?" - Michael J. Sullivan

"Virtue is no empty echo." - Friedrich Schiller

"Life is an empty dream." - Robert Browning

"... was there no one over thirty-five who had not some secret agony, some white-faced fear? Half one's life one walked carelessly, certain that some day one would have one's heart's desire: and for the rest of it, one either goes empty, or walks carrying a full cup, afraid of every step." - Helen Waddell

"I may never be happy, but tonight I am content. Nothing more than an empty house, the warm hazy weariness from a day spent setting strawberry runners in the sun, a glass of cool sweet milk, and a shallow dish of blueberries bathed in cream. When one is so tired at the end of a day one must sleep, and at the next dawn there are more strawberry runners to set, and so one goes on living, near the earth. At times like this I'd call myself a fool to ask for more..." - Sylvia Plath

"If you can't see that the glass is half full, you can never be a socialist. You have to believe in the goodness of the majority of people to be a socialist. You have to believe that if the majority of people had their way, they would make a society that would be fair for everyone. If you don't believe that, and if you think that the glass is always half empty, then you're never going to have that sensibility." - Billy Bragg

"It's not whether the glass is half empty or half full, it's who is pouring the water. The key in business and success at any endeavor is doing your best to control your destiny. You can't always do it, but you have to take every opportunity you can to be as prepared as-and ahead of-the competition as you possibly can be." - Mark Cuban

"There is an old cliche, 'You can see the glass half empty, or you can see it half full.' You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right. But whatever you focus on, you're going to get more of. Creation is an extension of thought. Think lack, and you get lack. Think abundance, and you get more." - Marianne Williamson

"It seems that once you achieve something large, the target on your back grows. But I always want to look at life as the glass is half full versus half empty. My father taught me this at an early age - that God is faithful (Romans 8:28), and that in the midst of hardship or attack, God has your back." - David A R White

"We did some soul-searching. Was the cable industry obsolete? Was it an opportune time to get out? Our conclusion was that if you rebuilt your system with this new fiber-optic coaxial hybrid - which we now call broadband - the glass was half full, not half empty. We could compete." - Brian Roberts

"Half Man, Half Sit-Out-The-Season." - Charles Barkley

"An apt aphorism half kills, half immortalizes." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Pardon me for finding the glass half full." - Rupert Giles

"I like to look at the glass half full." - Abdallah Ii Of Jordan

"I like to look at the glass half full." - Abdallah II

"I'm very much a glass-half-full person." - Brian Odriscoll

"Wheather it is conscious or not, you eventually make the decision to divide your life in half - before and after - with loss being that tight bubble in the middle. You can move around in spite of it; you can laugh and smile and carry on with your life, but all it takes is one slow range of motion, a doubling over, to be fully aware of the empty space at your center." - Jodi Picoult

"Home is a place in the mind. When it is empty, it frets. It is fretful with memory, faces and places and times gone by. Beloved images rise up in disobedience and make a mirror for emptiness. Then what resentful wonder, and what half-aimless seeking. It is a silly state of affairs. It is a silly creature that tries to get a smile from even the most familiar and loving shadow. Comical and hopeless, the long gaze back is always turned inward." - Maeve Brennan

"Free will is an empty term." - John Calvin

"Nothing echoes like an empty mailbox." - Charles M Schulz

"Life like an empty dream flits by." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Even an empty road leads somewhere, right?" - Kathe Koja

"Empty words almost echo within themselves" - Cecelia Ahern

"I would rather be dead than empty" - Veronica Roth

"An empty man is full of himself." - Edward Abbey

"Be an empty page, untouched by words." - Rumi

"Nothing in the world was more terrible than an empty bottle! Unless it was an empty glass." - Malcolm Lowry

"Hell ain't half full." - Cormac Mccarthy

"We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England." - Phil Collen

"The glass is always completely full-half air and half liquid." - Mark Millar

"The character [Maigret] is bound to change and develop, and I wouldn't like to claim that we are perfectly formed straight out of the box. I think it's what I'd call an 'optimistic start'. As you know, for me, no glass is anything other than half empty, so I apologise for my reticence in terms of promoting this programme." - Rowan Atkinson

"Enough small empty boxes thrown into a big empty box fill it full." - Carl Sandburg

"I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches." - Alice Roosevelt Longworth

"Empty words show an empty mind, and silence speaks most eloquently of all." - Tanya Huff

"A philosopher is a man who can look at an empty glass with a smile." - Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar

"Kush rolled, glass full, I prefer the better things." - Drake

"Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A good conscience is the best looking-glass of heaven." - Ralph Cudworth

"I find at moments I'm as fragile as glass." - Anne Rice

"A skyscraper is a boast in glass and steel." - Mason Cooley

"There are some lives duller Than dusty glass" - Takuboku Ishikawa

"Fortune is like glass; she breaks when she is brightest." - Publilius Syrus

"Behind their dark glass, the mad own nothing." - Penelope Fitzgerald

"Broken glass. It's just like glitter, isn't it?" - Pete Doherty

"And you? Did you find the doorknob?" Hadrian picked up a jug and downed several swallows, drinking so quickly some of the water dripped down his chin. He poured some in his palm and rinsed his face, running his fingers through his hair. "I didn't even get close enough to see a door." "Well, look on the bright side"-Hadrian smiled-"at least you weren't captured and condemned to death this time." "That's the bright side?" "What can I say? I'm a glass-half-full kinda guy." - Michael J. Sullivan

"If you analyze a host of real world outcomes using adoption studies, fraternal v. identical twin studies, twins-raised-apart studies, the history of early childhood intervention research, naturally-occurring experiments, differences between societies, changes over history, and so forth, you tend to come up with nature and nurture as being about equally important: maybe fifty-fifty. The glass is roughly half-full and half-empty." - Steve Sailer

"If Zen has any preference it is for glass that is plain, has no color, and is "just glass."" - Thomas Merton

"A thankful heart is never half-full or half-empty, but always overflowing with love." - Wes Fesler

"I think you gotta look at stuff half-full as opposed to half-empty." - Pauly Shore

"I didn't feel empty. I wished I'd felt empty. ... I wanted to be empty like an overturned pitcher. But I was full like a stone." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"...When this map was made, there was only empty forest in the south," Gran told Birle."Not empty," Granda corrected her. "The forest is never empty." - Cynthia Voigt

"I don't like comparisons with football. Baseball is an entirely different game. You can watch a tight, well-played football game,but it isn't exciting if half the stadium is empty. The violence on the field must bounce off a lot of people. But you can go to a ball park on a quiet Tuesday afternoon with only a few thousand people in the place and thoroughly enjoy a one-sided game. Baseball has an aesthetic, intellectual appeal found in no other team sport." - Bowie Kuhn

"Man has always been half-monster, half-dreamer." - Ray Bradbury

"You're a Demigod Percy, half god and half mortal!" - Rick Riordan

"Who's started has half finished." - Horace



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