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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

"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

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

"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

"Younger and younger, our children are seeing the sippy-cup as half empty." - Maria Bamford

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

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

"Our beds are empty two-thirds of the time. Our living rooms are empty seven-eighths of the time. Our office buildings are empty one-half of the time. It's time we gave this some thought." - R Buckminster Fuller

"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

"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

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

"Some people see the cup as half empty. Some people see the cup as half full. I see the cup as too large." - George Carlin

"Success is a matter of viewpoint. The pessimist sees the bottle as half empty. The optimist sees it as half full." - Joe Karbo

"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 I empty out half of my life, God can only fill half...God will fill as much of us as we allow Him to fill." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"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 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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

"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

"This ground is surprising. It holds about 60,000 but when there are around 30,000 in, you get the feeling that it is half empty" - Ravi Shastri

"I'm half-Russian, half-Polish, and all Jewish." - Kim Bodnia

"Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half." - Charles De Montesquieu

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

"Music is half the film." - Matthew Vaughn

"Too humble is half proud." - Proverbs

"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

"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

"...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

"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

"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 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

"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

"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

"Riches I need not, nor man's empty praise." - Alfred Korzybski

"Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space." - Diane Black

"To a man with an empty stomach food is God" - Mahatma Gandhi

"The mind has to be empty to see clearly." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The petition of an empty hand is dangerous." - Bill Vaughan

"Love makes you empty - empty of jealousy, empty of power trips, empty of anger, empty of competitiveness, empty of your ego and all its garbage. But love also makes you full of things which are unknown to you right now; it makes you full of fragrance, full of light, full of joy." - Rajneesh

"Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.S. does not now have either half right." - Conrad Black

"What's well begun is half done." - Horace

"Docility is the observable half of reason." - George Santayana

"Half this game is 90 percent mental." - Danny Ozark

"I am a stranger to half measures." - Marita Golden

"Half magic is no magic at all." - Sharyn McCrumb

"Social sorrow loses half its pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Half of my employees are women." - Christie Hefner

"Believe me, than in half the creeds." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"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

"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

"How many more cars, clothes, toys and trinkets do we really need before we wake up and realize that half the world goes to bed every night with empty stomachs and naked bodies?" - K.P. Yohannan

"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

"If I could stand in an open airplane doorway two-and-a-half miles above the ground and will myself to step into empty space, then I could do anything." - Dave Stein

"I have these thoughts. I think "What if the show doesn't sell well? What if it's a half-empty room?" These are the paranoia thoughts that go through my head on a day-by-day basis." - Ladyhawke

"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

"I always run in the morning on an empty stomach, and I'll go through a bottle and a half of water. Then I have a protein drink or I eat egg whites." - Drew Carey

"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

"Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word." - Alan K Simpson

"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

"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

"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

"O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire." - Robert Browning

"Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental." - Jim McKenny

"Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results, it produces no results." - Hamilton Holt

"The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He who sleeps half a day has won half a life." - Karl Kraus

"Half the joys and half the sorrows of this world are discovered in bed." - Kathleen Winsor

"My dad lives in Sicily, so I'm half Italian and half Irish - it's a fiery combination." - Nico

"So much alarmed that she is quite alarming, All Giggle, Blush, half Pertness, and half Pout." - Lord Byron

"One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art." - William Ralph Inge

"When you do one thing, people think it's right or wrong. Maybe half-half." - Li Na

"He can't decide whether to leave his visor half open or half closed." - Murray Walker

"I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half." - Jack Gould

"The planet is always half light and half dark, and so are we." - Jennifer Lynch

"Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class." - Al Mcguire

"Don't give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half." - Bear Bryant

"Of course I'm sure half the people there hate me and half the people like me." - Kevin Mitnick

"I like me Italian girls; half Halle Berry, half Penelope Cruz sort of thing!" - Tom Felton

"Half a psychiatrist's patients see him because they are married - the other half because they're not." - Arnold H Glasow

"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

"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

"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

"Christians don't steal or lie, they don't get divorced or have abortions. If the Ten Commandments were followed by everyone we would be able to fire half the police force and in six months the prisons would be all half empty." - John Hagee

"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

"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

"I remember that my sisters gave me this beautiful, like, empty book for Christmas. And I would draw all these beautiful women. Most of the time it was mermaids and a Minotaur: half human, half animal. I used to be obsessed with Minotaurs when I was a child." - Riccardo Tisci

"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

"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

"Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"With various readings stored his empty skull, Learn'd without sense, and venerably dull." - Charles Churchill

"No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach." - Woodrow Wilson

"A great deal of learning can be packed into an empty head." - Karl Kraus

"The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends." - Seneca the Elder

"In the Lotus Sutra, it is said everything is emptiness - this world is empty, hell is empty, heaven is empty, God is empty, everything is emptiness. Emptiness is the nature of all things, nothingness, so be attuned to nothingness and you will achieve." - Rajneesh

"Faith is two empty hands held open to receive all of the Lord" - Alan Redpath

"All the possessions in the world cannot fill an empty heart with love." - Joseph Pisani



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