She keeps telling me her chances of dying in a car accident are 1 in 112, but I keep telling her that’s too optimistic if she drinks while intoxicated.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
The sunshine was delicious, and a gentle optimism seemed to steal over him.
Oppenheim, E. Phillips -- The Vanished Messenger
He admired her courage, her optimism, her impudent defiance of fate...
Maugham, W. Somerset -- Of Human Bondage
Her cheerfulness and optimism, even in times of sickness, was the most amazing thing I have ever witnessed.
Nicholas Sparks -- A Walk to Remember
At the time, I already had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but I was optimistic.
Randy Pausch -- The Last Lecture
Voltaire’s men and women point his case against optimism by starting high and falling low.
Voltaire -- Candide
"I," says Prat, "am an optimist."
David Almond -- Clay
They instilled in their children and grandchildren that same love of country and a spirit of optimism.
Jay Allison, et al. -- This I Believe
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I wish that everyone could see the world from my perspective; I believe that more people would be optimistic about our future.
Jay Allison, et al. -- This I Believe II
Or I could leave it as an optimist and hope for the best.
Jay Asher -- Thirteen Reasons Why
These optimistic speeches, which no one believed, helped to pass the time.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
Nilda wasn’t optimistic about his plan.
Junot Diaz -- Drown
It’s pretty optimistic thinking on my part.
Lauren Oliver -- Before I Fall
I did not yet understand how foolish, how optimistic, how, yes, just like Nick I was for thinking this.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
For now I would just be optimistic that someone was responding.
Kiera Cass -- The Elite
I imagine using red for your passion and pale blue for your kindness; forest green to reflect the depth of your empathy and bright yellow for your unflagging optimism.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
Kriss is almost too optimistic.
Kiera Cass -- The One
The expression on his face was one of disbelief, almost as if he was optimistic.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
"That’s optimistic," said Isabelle.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
The brain is a fragile instrument and we may not know for a few weeks what specific regions have been affected, but young people are so very resilient and right now her neurologists are quite optimistic.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
But my father is an optimistic man and never deterred by practicalities.
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
Even Olive, eternally optimistic Olive, shook her head at that.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
I could sign up for a class at the gun range, the optimistic part of me would think.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Fellow prisoners, offended, sniffed that I must he feeling "some kind of way," as I was not my usual optimistic self.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
I was optimistic about what our evidence might accomplish in the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
Travis didn’t know whom to believe, but he chose to live his days on the side of the optimists.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
I was very thoughtful for the balance of the day, and there were moments when I wondered if my hopes of gaining the confidence of the wolves might not be overly optimistic.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
I thanked her for her very optimistic wishes for my health, and said I would let her know when I was ready.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
Thank you for the optimism.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
This was disappointing, as some small, optimistic part of me had still hoped we might make it there.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
Nevertheless, with our goal in sight, my usual optimism was returning.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
Daisy admired Polina’s optimism.
Judy Blume -- In the Unlikely Event
Reynie decided not to look at Constance; his optimism had been spoiled enough.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
Still, he was an eternal optimist, so he kept the great cage of the fifth level always in readiness.
William Goldman -- The Princess Bride
Phoebe whispered, "I am not too optimistic about the possibilities of this meal."
Sharon Creech -- Walk Two Moons
I don’t want to hear your optimism about this land of possibility when I see no proof!"
Pam Munoz Ryan -- Esperanza Rising
She was astonished by their optimism and their joy in living, despite everything they had been through.
Karen Levine -- Hana’s Suitcase
It was not the same as being the respected craftsman he had been before the war, but he did the best he could and continued to feel optimistic.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
I don’t share her optimism.
Holly Goldberg Sloan -- Counting by 7s
She was beautiful, smart, funny, and optimistic, and at first, I had a lot of trouble believing she wanted to have anything to do with me.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
Even after the Brills moved in and their cluttery decorations choked the airy rooms, he remained serenely optimistic.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
He has an optimistic certainty that she’s a good person at her core.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
He also was optimistic that I would be able to compensate well with one arm in the future.
Bethany Hamilton -- Soul Surfer
Still, Oscar maintained a sense of optimism.
Joshua Davis -- Spare Parts
Bernie was an optimist who needed proof that his philosophy of joy and the resurrection of the spirit was not the delusion of a grinning Pollyanna.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
Along with personal messages were rumors about the world outside, each more wildly optimistic than the last.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
"Thank you, Chuckles," Liam cut in, "for that rousing burst of optimism."
Alexandra Bracken -- The Darkest Minds
People in our position move rapidly from depression to optimism and back down again.