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- People ask me, "Are you an optimist?" I say "I hope so!"
- Bill Bailey, "Part Troll" stand-up tour (2004)
- The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
- I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
- Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.
- Optimism is true moral courage.
- Humans are, on net balance, builders rather than destroyers.
- Optimism is cowardice.
- The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
- Optimism is not a choice, it's a belief.
- August Burns Red (band)