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300+ Powerful Words of Wisdom on Life and Struggles

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Since turning professional at 18 I have travelled the world playing the game that I love and consider myself a global player. As the World No.1 right now I wish to be a positive role model and a sportsperson that people respect and enjoy watching.

— Rory McIlroy

I think everyone goes through chapters in their life and there was a time when I wasn’t feeling terribly positive about what I was contributing to film or wasn’t feeling as if I was going in the direction I wanted and I re-evaluated what I was doing.

— Jude Law

And I’m a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive and as it turned out it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity.

— Nolan Ryan

Players should know that if you can’t make the contribution of the winning shot that your attitude every day when you come to practice or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale is just as important in the overall picture.

— Sue Wicks

The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist particularly among our veterans and to move forward with a positive relationship… Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don’t want to do that and that’s their decision.

— Ho Chi Minh

There is slow growth but it is positive slow growth. At the same time ratios of debt-to-incomes go down. That’s a beautiful deleveraging.

— Ray Dalio

My dad’s gay experiences really had a very positive influence on me and my straight relationships – how to better accept all the weirdness and ambiguity and ups and downs and paradoxes. I knew from the beginning I was writing about love.

— Mike Mills

I think I make films to help bolster and feed the part of me that wants to remain in a positive relationship with the world and to engage in it. So hopefully in non-sentimental ways I’m trying to make something that helps make me happy.

— Mike Mills

One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.

— Philip Emeagwali

I want always to be positive.

— Gianni Versace

I had to develop the mentality and stay positive about making my comeback.

— Alonzo Mourning

It is true that you can’t prove a negative. However the existence of God is provable in the same way a building is positive proof that there was a builder.

— Ray Comfort

If you look just at the decades after 1934 you know it’s hard to point to really inspired and positive support from outside of Haiti to Haiti and much easier to point to either small-minded or downright mean-spirited policies.

— Paul Farmer

I had to come from something come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.

— Kendrick Lamar

Giving governors more leeway in administering health care could represent a small positive development in the ongoing saga of Obamacare. Unfortunately instead of choosing flexibility President Obama and his left-leaning advisers always default to rigid ‘Washington knows best’ answers.

— Fred Upton

Make a Goal Box a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them.

— Richard G. Scott

I’d try to channel my nervous energy in a positive way into strength and endurance. It didn’t always work.

— Kristi Yamaguchi

I think Gadhafi is on the mark. And up until this point in time I think they truly want to turn this around and become a positive player with the West after years and years of terrorism and stagnation.

— Curt Weldon

When you come off something really disappointing you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away.

— Andy Roddick

I have to think of the positive that’s how I cope.

— Ingrid Newkirk

It’s a problem for him because he’s got – like Edward VII had – nearly all his lifetime to wait until he becomes Monarch. What is he going to do with it? So he wants to do something positive but he always courts those dangers.

— Anthony Holden

I think the state of the NFL has a very positive outlook.

— Roger Goodell

As writers and readers as sinners and citizens our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.

— Seamus Heaney

I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this I don’t fall into the trap of changing and modifying how I do things that aren’t a positive example. I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch.

— Clay Aiken

I would like to do something dark or small. I love independent films. I love emotional scenes. I love people who are struggling with something. I think it’s just the juxtaposition to my incredibly happy positive demeanor.

— Shailene Woodley

And what we’ve lost sight of is that performing manual labor with your hands is one of the most incredibly satisfying and positive things you can do.

— Nick Offerman

You don’t need to invade a place or install a new government to help bring about a positive change.

— Nicholas D. Kristof

I like to write sad songs. They’re much easier to write and you get a lot more emotion into them. But people don’t want to hear them as much. And radio definitely doesn’t they want that positive uptempo thing.

— Alan Jackson

But I would be naive not to recognize the number of musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me – as well as Alex and Neil – as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing.

— Geddy Lee

I always had this non-stop drive. I had to keep sending stories out and every once in awhile I’d get something accepted or get the little trickle of positive feedback.

— Kevin J. Anderson

When you think about the day-to-day positive impact on the lives of U.S. citizens there is no relationship that we have in the world that is more important than our relationship with Canada.

— Paul Cellucci

Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade.

— Paul Cellucci

A lot of victims for example have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It seems to me that the church’s healing ministry is going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes. That’s good it’s all positive.

— Roger Mahony

I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context.

— Joseph Beuys

A positive attitude is something everyone can work on and everyone can learn how to employ it.

— Joan Lunden

Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.

— Lance Loud

It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves’ virtue – something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them.

— James Bovard

A lasting solution to this problem will have an exceptionally positive influence foremost on the peoples of Palestine and Israel as well as on the region and the international community.

— Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders since some 500000 to 600000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

— Janet Reno

I do like to write nasty songs. It’s a useful weapon to have and it’s cathartic as well because I create art out of anger something positive out of something negative.

— Lisa Marie Presley

Moreover behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture.

— Christopher Dawson

In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.

— James Anthony Froude

I have nothing to lose and think that it’s a positive thing that I am young and playing on a good level.

— Caroline Wozniacki

My mom was always the support. I can always go out to her and she’ll always find the positive in things.

— Caroline Wozniacki

And of course pop music is all about memorability and simplicity and positive messages and a little dash of joy.

— Feist

Any kind of anthemic song for the most part they’re on the positive side of things. It’s not hard to identify when a melody is just one degree too complicated or one degree too simple and where that line of pop memorability lies.

— Feist

But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year.

— Georg Brandes

If Ralph Nader runs President Bush is going to be re-elected and if Ralph Nader doesn’t run President Bush is going to be re-elected. We’re going to run on the president’s strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term.

— Ed Gillespie

But I think there was a sense amongst the House Republicans especially that we didn’t just want to be opposed to Bill Clinton that we wanted to tell the country what we were for and to brand ourselves in a more positive manner.

— Ed Gillespie

It’s also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I’m not the only actress out there and good parts just don’t fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I’ve made recently and so I’m pretty positive about the future.

— Winona Ryder

There’s no such thing as an actor giving positive criticism to a director. The minute you say ‘Don’t you think it would look nicer…’ that director’s going to hate your guts. Particularly if it’s a good idea.

— Peter Mullan

While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him.

— Robert Teeter

Celebrity means that I can affect people in a positive way.

— David Hasselhoff

The two things I was positive about in life were that I was going to be a teacher at a boarding school or an operative with the CIA posted abroad. I could write a book about all the things I was sure about.

— Tucker Carlson

Since I’ve been in Playboy myself in Australia I love it and I think it’s really empowering and positive towards women which is not a view that many women hold.

— Dannii Minogue

We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people.

— Chen Shui-bian

However I must say that I am very happy to see that we have such a positive result for our first referendum in our history and that gives me more confidence in Taiwan’s democracy.

— Chen Shui-bian

I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter. He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year to get my career started on a positive note.

— Jim Evans

The world is really figuring BSE out and that’s positive.

— Mike Johanns

The only way that we’re going to feel secure in this country again and that we’re going to feel good about ourselves is if we use these systems we’ve put into place to create positive change around the world. I really believe we can do that.

— John Perkins

It’s useless to try and make rhyme or reason of it because one guy thinks one thing and the other guy sees a whole other thing. So I try not to take them too seriously. Lately I have them screened so I only read the positive ones.

— David Zucker

I’m not the most positive person.

— Penny Marshall

I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out th research of scientists around the world… I hope you could feel the positive energy that beamed to the whole planet as we glided over.

— Laurel Clark

The Wreckoning is a darker song. But the record is positive.

— Taryn Manning

Yes but I think if you look at it with a sort of gay sensibility and want everything to be positive about gay life it could be interpreted as antigay.

— John Schlesinger

But when I first got cancer after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer – that word means to most people ultimate death – I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way.

— Herbie Mann

I want my life to effect the balance to the positive.

— Mira Sorvino

You have to be positive and I’m not just talking about athletics this also applies to life.

— Sheryl Swoopes

I don’t think the objective of an abortion clinic is to try to talk women out of having the procedure. That obviously would not be positive for their bottom line.

— Bob McDonnell

When the going got tough I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight.

— Peggy Fleming

Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life.

— Gabriela Sabatini

During this period at the Department of Education my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive.

— Anita Hill

I had the idea for the show like a year and a half two years ago. And it was all about the things that I didn’t like about TV. I was trying to create a positive solution for it. And it actually worked.

— Genevieve Gorder

We manage to bounce ideas off one another. Every band fights but at the end of the day we’re very positive about the way we fight. At least we come out with a result.

— Keith Emerson

I think sometimes in life we want to ignore the problems of society and just think about the good. I believe in positive thinking and affirmative living I also think it’s really important to remember all of our disenfranchised members of society.

— Kerry Washington

We asserted ourselves as a music community and showed legislators that music is positive. Especially if you’ve sold 300 million records worldwide and pay taxes.

— Krist Novoselic

I believe that the profits will come from the quality of your creative products. Since the beginning I’ve always wanted to develop a self-feeding circle of creative productions: the positive financial returns from one show would be used to develop and create a new show and so on.

— Guy Laliberte

I’m a very driven ambitious positive person. But I’m a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America – which I find such a positive place – well I took to it like a duck to water.

— Victoria Beckham

The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great positive changes of our era.

— Ernest Istook

A guy as great as Brett Favre has been for the length of time he’s been you would hope that he would be able to leave the game with a positive flavor in his mouth.

— John Elway

I was so lucky to walk away with two Super Bowls and know that the last year was positive.

— John Elway

The result is – document destruction – we’re really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we’re going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here.

— David Kay

The different Ministries have to work more on the promotion of the country to build Kosovo’s public image. Concrete projects must be assembled in order to activate our businessmen to have more contacts. We have to create a positive image about ourselves.

— Ibrahim Rugova

The large ensemble cast and the fact that it was being shot in New York combined with a lot of strong positive images as far as African Americans are concerned really turned me on to The Best Man.

— Taye Diggs

Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world and it gives you the power to do what you want. I’m really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen.

— Sean Lennon

I realize myself that hate wastes a lot of time and energy and I would rather re-direct any energy that I have to good and positive use.

— Julian Cope

I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results.

— Tipper Gore

I took some me time. I think that’s a really important thing to do for yourself especially in this business. And now I feel like I’m in a really good positive place in my life.

— Ashlee Simpson

I was very pleased that the positive things about me and my game outshone the aggressive style of play I use. I would never tone that down because I believe in that style of play and I believe that you can play rough on the court and still be a good sport.

— Sue Wicks

More Americans own their home than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of American’s are homeowners. So it is a good time for us to asses the positive impacts of homeownership on families communities and on the nation’s economy.

— Randy Neugebauer

I have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it’s lovely to remember being so young but it’s also good to know you grew up!

— Jenny Agutter

The dumber half of the audience – whether they’re male or female and a lot of them are male – for some reason responds very quickly to the feminine voice. How can I put it? They kind of instantly react to the female voice in a positive way quicker than they would the male voice.

— Frank Black

So I took it as a very positive sign that the club came to me rather than the other way round.

— Dennis Bergkamp

I’ve had a lot of very positive feedback about those stories and seem to have struck upon something that most people feel. I can also tap dance and don’t know many other authors who can.

— Paul Kane

Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream.

— Patricia Ireland

The President in talking about freedom and democracy is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq.

— Bill Richardson

Everything has positive and negative consequences.

— Farrah Fawcett

Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career. He was real and he bore witness to it. The things he said to you he lived them.

— Terence Stamp

I’m so positive.

— Rickie Lee Jones

What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive.

— Jay Alan Sekulow

I think the rise of China is one of the great events of all economic and human history and I think this will be overwhelmingly a positive thing for the region and the world.

— Paul Keating

Surround yourself with positive people.

— Melanie Fiona

My parents leaving a third world country to a first world country and building from nothing – that’s really inspiring to me and it’s influenced me in a positive way.

— Melanie Fiona

I think I’m the most positive guy still going in my generation and I’m out there to prove that.

— Luther Allison

I’ve never followed a vegan or vegetarian diet in the past but I think I could do it. It would not be easy. I have worked with nutritionists who have said a vegan diet is not necessarily all positive for your health because you need nutrients you only find in meats. I believe in a balanced diet.

— Joel Robuchon

Americans try to talk about positive family values although the actual state of things is disastrous.

— Vladimir Zhirinovsky

The ’80s seem a real positive force. The ’70s were deadening in a lot of ways.

— Paul Kantner

There is something in even the darkest situations that we can make a positive in our lives.

— Deborah Norville

Children may not notice the positive moments in life unless we point them out to them.

— Deborah Norville

And I’m a pretty positive person – I don’t put a lot of energy into worrying and I’m not a person who lives in a great deal of fear.

— Rachel Hunter

George W. Bush brought a lot of minorities into his administration which was a positive thing and they had some issues that they wanted to press but 9/11 really gave them direction. It gave them a purpose.

— Josh Brolin

The actual danger is nothing and the positive advantages very great.

— William John Wills

I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time.

— Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

And they said if we help with the crisis they would do a lot of positive acts. After we helped in those crises they showed negative acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed.

— Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

In the annals of history few men have left a more positive imprint on the world than Pope John Paul II.

— Vito Fossella

It’s nice to help remember somebody who really made a very positive difference in the world.

— Mary Hart

Something I’ve noticed as I get older is that I do think about the future more. It’s all positive thinking.

— Abbie Cornish

The feedback that I get from my association with Gomez is heartwarming. It is very difficult for me to take anything but a positive view of the Gomez phenomenon.

— John Astin

I can walk into a room and create a good ambience. I was taught all about this back when I studied acting. One of the things they would teach you is how to send out positive signals when you enter a room. I am glad I learned this.

— Jean Reno

I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint.

— Rodney King

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral stationary atoms.

— Johannes Stark

We can in fact first place the beam of rays of moving positive atomic ions in a plane perpendicular to the axis in which we see the spectral lines emitted by them.

— Johannes Stark

Thus at the beginning of 1906 it seemed to be established that the emitters of the spectral series of chemical elements are their positive atomic ions.

— Johannes Stark

I am blood type O-positive which I remember by staying ‘optimistic positive.’

— Michael Weatherly

We are a consumer company and our success is directly linked to our users trusting us. Therefore we have the same incentive as the user: they want to see relevant advertising so their experience of Google is positive and we want to deliver it.

— Susan Wojcicki

While the wider global environment is worrying we are seeing some positive results in our economic affairs.

— Michael D. Higgins

I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.

— Michael D. Higgins

There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle without which there would be no activity no motion.

— John McDonald

Revenge is not a positive state of mind or energy to indulge your self in.

— Michael K. Williams

We’ve certainly learned a lot of lessons from Katrina from Rita. Rita was better than Katrina. We’re doing a better job planning. We’re closer – more closely aligned with the Department of Defense. These things would be positive things if we were to have another attack.

— Michael Chertoff

It’s amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.

— Barry Mann

At any rate I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.

— Franz Beckenbauer

I’ve realized the extraordinary power of sports to heal unite and inspire. I believe the Olympics will serve as the ultimate platform to provide positive changes and I hope to inspire all of Japan through my strong showing there.

— Kohei Uchimura

My grandmother always told me you must keep to your old roads and stick to your original friends and just go through smooth be careful and stay positive.

— Wayne Wonder

It is amazing that something I did 23 years ago still has an audience that people respond to and I am touched and surprised that people are still very positive about.

— Gil Gerard

Most of the people I know who work out seriously do so because they have such an amazing outlook on life. To be who I want to be I’m going to work out to be more positive more active. It’s proactive.

— John Krasinski

Kids go to school and college and get through but they don’t seem to really care about using their minds. School doesn’t have the kind of long term positive impact that it should.

— Howard Gardner

Congress must take responsibility for a new positive direction – an innovative agenda that will lead to a more secure America. Secure communities secure economies and a secure quality of life.

— Rick Larsen

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in the innovation and growth that will create jobs for middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.

— Rick Larsen

We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It’s an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people’s lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that.

— Roma Downey

This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer’s image but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide.

— Anatoly Karpov

I have great friends around me that are positive and I think that’s the key to life is making your own path. Set your own rules because there is no set rule there is no set look there is no set anything. You make your own rules in your life. You make your own decisions.

— Amber Riley

Aside from sales the letters from readers have been primarily positive.

— Jean M. Auel

I don’t know why they’re doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive not negative. But they don’t understand the severity of the problem in this state.

— Gray Davis

I’ve tried to take the opportunity to be as positive a person as I can be as positive role model as I can be.

— Kyan Douglas

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

— Rosie Perez

When the audience leaves I’d like them to feel positive when they go.

— Juice Newton

I was raised on the values of speaking up and making a positive difference in a very political family that believed in the importance of public service.

— Scott McClellan

That’s really my goal now. I’m trying to be a positive role model to my kids and to just enjoy this ride because it’s hard. It’s hard to enjoy it when you’re in it.

— Taylor Dayne

If I can inspire someone to go in a positive way and pursue a dream it can only be good.

— Parminder Nagra

I’ve come to understand that there’s always something positive even in a negative situation.

— Leif Garrett

For me being tall was very positive because I thought my mom was the most beautiful person ever.

— Lisa Leslie

I think if you just look at life in a positive way positive things will happen.

— Jake Owen

STAR TREK is a show that had a vision about a future that was positive.

— George Takei

Shapes that contain no inner components of positive/negative relationships will function better with other shapes of the same nature.

— Keith Haring

I just hope it grows into where it was before because I want my son to see it. I want him to have a positive memory of it going forward so he can be proud of his daddy.

— Scott Stapp

Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality in the strict sense setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited.

— Gottfried Leibniz

I think that giving mindless praise is ridiculous. But I understand why parents do it. They want their kids to feel good about themselves. But parents are never going to teach their children true positive self esteem by praising everything they do.

— Rosalind Wiseman

Nobody under the sun was like Madonna. She was positive and clear and wholly dedicated to achieving everything that she’s achieved.

— Nile Rodgers

I influence people hopefully on the positive side.

— Isaac Hayes

People don’t believe in positive changes anymore.

— Alexei Navalny

When I was campaigning I told the people if nothing happens under my mandate it will still be a positive thing because my mandate will be used as a rupture between the past and the future.

— Michel Martelly

I think that generally music should be a positive thing I like Bob Marley’s attitude: he said that his goal in life was to single handedly fight all the evil in the world with nothing but music and when he went to a place he didn’t go to play he went to conquer.

— Jon Fishman

If we can produce more ethanol and bio-diesel to help fuel our vehicles we will create jobs boost local economies and produce cleaner burning fuels. This will keep dollars here at home where they can have a positive impact on our economy.

— Rick Renzi

My stance has always been that there’s no place in our sport for drug users. I’ve always said it’s a ban for life if you come up positive. I stand by that.

— Maurice Greene

As Bob Dole found out you can’t keep a positive image while being your party’s mouthpiece in Congress. That’s why no legislative leader since James Madison has ever been elected president.

— Dick Morris

Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel. Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land but not the state.

— Norman Lamm

Your best creative assets do not occur unless you do a mental shift. You have to be in a positive frame of mind because inspiration is fleeting. I walk to work for inspiration and to clear my mind.

— Ron Ben-Israel

With what all these people are saying do you think that anybody wants to be around me? They all think that I did this on purpose? That I knew that I was positive for so many years? I feel now that I’m going to be attacked if anybody sees me or if I go to the office.

— Marc Wallice

If I knew I was positive why would I have ever gone to PAW to take a test?

— Marc Wallice

But nobody is listening to those points. They are just listening to the gossip which is saying that I knew I was positive for all these years because I had a faked test a few years ago.

— Marc Wallice

Nobody could’ve ever known I was positive because I didn’t know.

— Marc Wallice

It was a very emotional dinner… Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave her words of encouragement and inspiration. Everyone tried to remain positive.

— Lil’ Kim

There’s been a slow death in a way. On the positive side there are films getting into the Academy Awards that wouldn’t have but on the negative side financiers are now dominant and making all the decisions. I can’t count the ways a director’s vision is compromised.

— Lili Taylor

Let’s not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution.

— John Thune

I’m positive and I smile a lot and I’m kind of a banana but serious work just seems to find me so I’m not going to argue with it.

— Mireille Enos

So many reality shows are scripted and create this fake drama and it’s a bunch of bull. We wanted to do something real and something wholesome and something that’s focused on positive family values.

— Bill Rancic

It’s an important thing to have a relationship with the director and have it be a positive one.

— Trevor Rabin

There’s a lot of peer pressure to not do positive stories out of Iraq… I think there’s a sense that the administration got a pass during the hot days of war and now that the war is over it’s time to even out the deck somewhat.

— Jerry Nachman

It was great fun. We had gone on tour in between the sessions and reconnected with the audience and got a lot of energy back from them a lot of positive energy.

— Roger Andrew Taylor

That something extra I believe is a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories. Advertisers like to be associated with those qualities.

— Casey Kasem

I did the whole rock and roll thing that’s coming up. I think you’re going to enjoy that! ‘Burt Rocks’ it’s called. I like that he’s a dreamer I like how positive he is. There’s a lot of things I think I can learn from Burt.

— Garret Dillahunt

Everyone has things that they don’t love about themselves but I think that as a woman its much healthier and more positive to focus on your good parts and the things you like about yourself not pick yourself apart.

— Miranda Kerr

There is a positive and personal relationship between the Egyptian people and the Syrian people.

— Mohammed Morsi

It just happened that the course of the campaign went negative we actually went positive for a little over a week and you do the tracking of poll numbers and it hurt us. So the public responded to those type of ads.

— Scott McCallum

Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do.

— Jenni Rivera

President Obama has basically avoided or not done any attempt to intervene in any positive way in the housing market. I think in the financial crisis that’s been a shame.

— Glenn Hubbard

Since I can barely write two books a year the best solution seems to be co-author projects. My goal isn’t to get another writer to clone me… it’s more to produce a book that shares my vision of positive fun entertainment.

— Janet Evanovich

Music and songs are written at different periods of time at different times in your life. They reflect the feelings you have and to be honest I quite like having positive emotions.

— Scott Ian

So we have choice and sometimes it seems very hard but the best way to heal physically or emotionally is to keep positive.

— Petra Nemcova

It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man.

— George Crook

Those churches have closed down or have been merged with a church that has a more positive vision.

— Bill Hybels

I’ve felt that if you dwell too much on your errors you’re dealing in the negativity of things. I don’t like that. I’d rather work on the positive reinforcement the things I did well.

— Hale Irwin

I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I’d love to hear good positive mainstream music played all over the place. I’d love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith.

— Stacie Orrico

Financial institutions the corporate world and civil society – all must uphold high standards of probity in their working. Only a genuine partnership between the Government and its people can bring about positive change to create a just society.

— Pratibha Patil

My doctors warned me repeatedly that if you don’t stay positive you don’t do well.

— Vince Flynn

So much money and energy is expended making a film that I think it should be used for positive ends.

— David Strathairn

The most important thing is to stay positive.

— Saku Koivu

We found out tonight how important and how crucial momentum swings can be. I thought we were playing very well. We were doing a lot of positive things but then we lost the puck two times in our zone and things swung their way. You can’t afford to give teams momentum.

— Saku Koivu

I’m not here to discuss the past… I’m here to be positive.

— Mark McGwire

The news is what it is. It’s going to be good it’s going to be positive it’s going to be negative. It’s going to have all sorts of effects on candidates always.

— Mark E. Hyman

I have long been a supporter of the Head Start program because each and every year I witness the dramatic positive impact that early intervention services have on children’s lives in my congressional district.

— Lucille Roybal-Allard

I think every time I go in a game I have added something positive. I have gotten a rebound or made a defensive play. That is what I try to focus on.

— Rebecca Lobo

Dallas is a positive get-it done city.

— Laura Miller

Together often by unanimous vote the council has worked quickly to get positive results.

— Laura Miller

I have a treadmill and I work out with my trainer Julie Diamond as often as possible. She’s so positive.

— Emily Deschanel

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.

— Marla Gibbs

The reason most of the children are having problems in any inner-city neighborhood is because they don’t see enough positive role models in their own environment.

— Marla Gibbs

From what we’ve heard about George W. he has a lot issues that he wants to run on. They’re positive. They’re good. He thinks he’s got a good vision for America.

— Barbara Olson

Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans – though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans.

— Timothy Garton Ash

We would like to ease the life of the Palestinians. I prepared a new plan that we call a positive agenda.

— Silvan Shalom

It’s all positive energy from me man.

— Swizz Beatz

I think it’s almost an indulgence to focus on the dark side of things. And as you get older you want to focus on the positive.

— Rob Brydon

I want to contribute to sport and the community in a positive way.

— Kyle Shewfelt

Be positive and laugh at everything.

— Alexandra Roach

To protect people’s lives and keep our children safe we must implement public-works spending and do so proudly. If possible I’d like to see the Bank of Japan purchase all of the construction bonds that we need to issue to cover the cost. That would also forcefully circulate money in the market. That would be positive for the economy too.

— Shinzo Abe

We believe that it is very important that we have hopefully averted what would have been the most substantial headwind of all which is a default for the first time in our history and that that will contribute to a more positive environment that we hope will allow for greater growth and job creation.

— Jay Carney

To me the blues is an infection. I don’t think it’s necessarily a melancholy thing the blues can be really positive and I think I think anyone and everyone can have a place for the blues. It need not always a woeful sorrowful thing. It’s more reflective it reminds you to feel.

— Mick Fleetwood

America’s biggest export is media and I think that’s a positive thing.

— Aloe Blacc

I don’t think until the end I had read a positive review of Boy Meets World.

— Will Friedle

We made happy sounds because we were upset… just trying to make a positive situation out of a negative one.

— Ian Williams

My biggest problem will be lack of match toughness but I am a positive optimistic person.

— Greg Rusedski

I have a lot of younger fans obviously the choices I make often influence them. But having said that it’s kind of the best motivation in the world to stay positive and make good choices.

— James Maslow

The worst times can be the best if you think with positive energy.

— Domenico Dolce

It’s always overwhelming when you come to another country and you’re embraced in such a positive way.

— Flo Rida

An American Idol is someone that has all the qualities that America thinks is positive attractive and alluring.

— Mario Vazquez

Research programmes besides their negative heuristic are also characterized by their positive heuristic.

— Imre Lakatos

The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies.

— Imre Lakatos

I am a happy person and I choose to be a positive person. I think some people think my life has been tragic and there have been these horrible dramas but things really have been and are fine.

— Patsy Kensit

I look to longevity. I just consider myself an actress and getting good roles. If being a ‘superstar’ gets me good roles then that’s a positive thing. But my goal isn’t just to be a superstar. It’s to act for a long time.

— Penelope Ann Miller

College was especially sweet because of the positive hopeful atmosphere of a college campus.

— Jerry Kramer

I’d like to feel that an advertiser gets something extra when they advertise with us – a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories.

— Casey Kasum

To me success means effectiveness in the world that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world – that I am able to change it in positive ways.

— Maxine Hong Kingston

The real metric of success isn’t the size of your bank account. It’s the number of lives in whom you might be able to make a positive difference.

— Naveen Jain

Television is much better crafted today then in the 70s. The content is less positive but I’m one of those that feel our entertainment reflects our world it’s not a driver – art imitates life.

— Christopher Knight

Positivity that’s one of the things I try to spread throughout my company and really anyone I come in contact with. Because as you know life’s too short. You got to keep it positive and keep it fun.

— Jose Garces

It gets kinda monotonous but that’s television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive side is that you have steady work for nine months of the year for however many years your show is on TV.

— Alexis Bledel

It will be about which candidate which of the two candidates remaining is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not.

— Erskine Bowles

Well I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress making sure that we don’t overspend making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.

— Thad Cochran

One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar’s health or the chief of police would close the synagogue.

— Mary Antin

Since God is the foundation of my life anything that streams from that can only be positive.

— Ving Rhames

‘Glee’ is one of the very few mainstream outlets that is giving a voice to communities of people that don’t necessarily have a loud voice specifically the gay community. It gives a really positive and forward statement.

— Jack Antonoff

We have now under President Obama’s leadership had 29 months in a row of private sector job growth. That stretch of positive private sector job growth hasn’t happened since 2005. We still have a long way to go but we are moving in the right direction.

— Martin O’Malley

The travel the amazing work I have had the chance to do the meetings with different people are all very inspiring and give me lots of positive energy.

— Saskia de Brauw

In my books and in romance as a genre there is a positive uplifting feeling that leaves the reader with a sense of encouragement and hope for a brighter future – or a brighter present.

— Debbie Macomber

At the last Celebration I spoke before an auditorium full of people and I could just feel the affection and the positive feelings that they were exuding. It was actually moving. I remember thinking ‘I’m not worthy’ because ‘Star Wars’ is so much bigger than all of us.

— Mark Hamill

I appreciate the ‘Surreal Life.’ I had a really positive experience on that show and with those people. I found some love in my heart for religion again and had the support of a new family of friends. I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of meeting those people if we were not all placed in that fishbowl.

— Vince Neil

Sometimes negative news does come out but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women that is the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.

— Pope Francis I

One of the really positive things about minority government is that there is the necessity to broker policy positions. What happens is you get a hybrid of what a single party might do. And I don’t think that is a bad thing.

— Kathleen Wynne

Even though I’m retired for some years now I still have something positive to say to kids. And they still listen.

— Stephen Baker

In the long term the United States could greatly benefit Islam by uniquely freeing the religion from government constraints and permitting it to evolve in a positive modern direction. But that’s the long term.

— Daniel Pipes

They’ve been fairly positive as firm as they could be in regards to the derivatives operations in Montreal. We didn’t sense that there was a hesitation about it. But things change.

— Jean Charest

I just recently joined Twitter. It’s very positive – I love all the accolades. If my ego is hurting I can just open my Twitter account and see ‘Oh I love you! I love the show!’ and it’s great. I’m trying to find the balance between trying to be funny being honest and just being a promoter as the guy on ‘Royal Pains.’

— Mark Feuerstein

Music is pretty much the lifestyle not the music itself. The lifestyle really pulled me off the street. Made me want to do something organized and positive.

— Brandon Thomas

The only country where you see any positive movement within domestic consumption is Brazil where you really do have a variety of coffees to make blends with.

— Robert Nelson

You wish to put a positive construction on your deeds and words.

— Nigel Rees

It’s the writers’ job to make it positive. It’s my job to make it real.

— Lee Pace

The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered.

— Walter Rudolf Hess

When the media defines something you have to question: Is it the definition that you want applied to your culture? I’m trying to determine who’s leaving the legacy and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one.

— Tim Reid

I really believe that’s one of the many reasons that God had put me right in the middle of the Backstreet Boys. There are so many stars today that don’t realize the impact they have on young people. Being a superstar is great as long as you can be a positive role model.

— Brian Littrell

I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith.

— Brian Littrell

No I was never one of those positive people who believes he can have whatever he sets his sights on. I just kept working at it.

— George Miller

Washington State has a strong tradition of a positive relationship – positive working relationship between labor and management whether in the private sector or the public sector. It needs to continue to be that way.

— Rob McKenna

My whole thing is just to put out positive messages in the music give people something that can change their lives.

— Kid Cudi

The British system had requirements including Latin. I’m not positive you ever had to know Greek but there are certainly kinds of curricula where you had to know Greek too. I think in Britain there was the most mindless repetitive sort of learning.

— William Scott

I take any opportunity I can to raise our country’s flag really high and get some shining positive light on things over there.

— Kirsty Coventry

People have to remain positive and believe in those dreams. It’s really important.

— Kirsty Coventry

Everyone at home is so supportive. People recognise me say how proud they are of me. It’s awesome to hear it’s amazing to know I can touch so many people in a positive way.

— Kirsty Coventry

His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do.

— Maurice Ashley

The pace of technological change in recent years has been both impressive and positive for consumers.

— Mike Ferguson

I try to keep it light and positive most of the time whereas earlier on I didn’t always do that.

— Gordon Lightfoot

When I’ve had hard times in my life the one thing about being in TV is that it’s positive. I withdrew to ‘Cheers’ it was familiar in that it was family. It had a kind of realistic positiveness to it.

— Bruno Heller

No matter what you’re going through as long as you have some specific emotion whether it’s positive or negative it is all stuff that you can use on stage.

— Reeve Carney

I kept my age quiet for a good few years. I didn’t see it as a positive. I worked remotely so I just didn’t tell people.

— Pete Cashmore

There are so many little girls who follow me and look up to me. I’m their role model so I have to make sure I’m always being professional and not putting any swear words out there – just really putting positive things out there on the Internet.

— Jordyn Wieber

I did this role in Life Goes On as an HIV positive character and so emotionally that was the most challenging.

— Chad Lowe

The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable and they are frightened of things they don’t understand.

— Thomas R. Cech

From reading over the notes for each session it was apparent that there had been improvement by more or less regular steps from almost complete terror at sight of the rabbit to a completely positive response with no signs of disturbance.

— Mary C. Jones

I have a huge breakfast every morning because I never know if I’ll have time for lunch especially during Fashion Week. It keeps my mood positive all day. And my parents taught me to have tons of fruit and vegetables which I think helps my skin.

— Constance Jablonski

I try to give positive energy in all my shows.

— Curtis Jones

The power of women in the politics is a soft power. It is a positive change that our country and other countries in the region… are making by giving a chance to women.

— Atifete Jahjaga

I am able to really enjoy the positive attention I receive.

— Doutzen Kroes

Banks should contribute to the real economy make a positive contribution to economic growth.

— Jeroen Dijsselbloem

The past 6 and a half years have been the most amazing years of my life. It’s sad it has come to an end but Avril and I are still family and moving forward in the most positive way possible.

— Deryck Whibley

Women tell me they are different since 21 May – the day I was arrested – it’s a positive change they believe now.

— Manal al-Sharif

When you’re growing up it’s always nice to have someone you can relate and look up to. I’m proud of how I conduct my business and how I have accomplished all that I have accomplished and hope that I can be a positive influence on not only the Mexican community but also young boxers and people all around the world.

— Victor Ortiz

Only fools are positive.

— Moe Howard

A buoyant positive approach to the game is as basic as a sound swing.

— Tony Lema

The deaf community is hungry to see itself in the most positive way.

— Lupe Ontiveros

Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.

— Carl D. Anderson

Women were freed from positive duties when they could not perform them but not when they could.

— Henrietta Szold

The influence of blogging is overall a very positive force in the media.

— Garrett Graff

I try to make the good days great and take something positive from the days I’m not feeling good – work on technique or something like that.

— Katie Ledecky

What none of the critics positive or negative grasped was that ‘The Searchers’ was a different kind of Western something much darker and more disturbing than the usual fare.

— Glenn Frankel

I try to avoid saying anything positive about any presidential candidate for fear that if I actually like them then I will kill their campaign.

— Jack Abramoff

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