A Quote by Jack Kerouac on life, love, warrior, motivation, optimism, and play

I promise I shall never give up, and that I’ll die yelling & laughing.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on optimism and hope

Optimism is the opium of the people.

Milan Kundera

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on faith, light, and optimism

Remain faithful to the light... Remember, the sun is shining behind the clouds.

Wayne Dyer

Source: The Power of Intention

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A Quote by Vaclav Havel on hope, success, optimism, and conviction

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Either we have hope or we don't; it is a dimension of the soul, and it's not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation. Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, and orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons ...Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. The more propitious the situation in which we demonstrate hope, the deeper the hope is. Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

Vaclav Havel

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A Quote by Rob Brezsny on optimism, choice, healing, and goddess

I vow to interpret every experience as a direct healing of the Goddess with my soul.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 76

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A Quote by Rob Brezsny on pronoia, optimism, evil, cynicism, fear, joy, love, pleasure, receptivity, secret helpers, and conspiracy

DEFINITION: Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia.  It's the understanding that the universe is fundamentally friendly.  It’s a mode of training your senses and intellect so you're able to perceive the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring.  Cynicism is idiotic.  Fear is a bad habit.  Despair is lazy.  Joy is fascinating.  Love is an act of heroic genius.  Pleasure is our birthright.  Receptivity is a superpower.

PROCEDURE: Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination.  Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be.  Join the conspiracy to shower all of creation with blessings.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on optimism, pessimism, duality, and reality

To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: The Miracle of Mindfulness (1999)

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A Quote by Ellen Willis on attitude, optimism, and spirituality

"My deepest impulses are optimistic; an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect."

Ellen Willis

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A Quote by unknown on optimism, happiness, life, hope, faith, and idealist

"To all cynics and pessimists: Do you need a readon to have faith, be positive, have hope, and believe? Here it is: the sun will be back tomorrow. And on that day when the sun does fall frm the sky? So what? Congratulations. You were finally right on the very last day."


Source: the classroom

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A Quote by The Urantia Book on failure and optimism

Never hesitate to admit failure.  Make no attempt to hide failure under deceptive smiles and beaming optimism

The Urantia Book

Source: Urantia Book

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