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I had never had a positive leading character – somebody that wasn’t an antihero, or who wasn’t more of a guy that you’re supposed to be on the side of. – Gus Van Sant

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I’m big on being positive. I’m generally so positive and happy. I just always felt that I was exactly where I wanted to be. And things have continued to go in great directions. – Andy Cohen

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I think we pursue positive relationships whether or not they bring us engagement or happiness. – Martin Seligman

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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

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Like many young people, I believe I have potential to make a positive impact in the world. – Cameron Russell

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My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From him I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. – Indra Nooyi

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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

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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

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I was adopted into this incredible home, a loving, positive environment, yet I had this yearning, this kind of darkness that was also inside me. – Faith Hill

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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

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I’ve always gotten a positive reaction to doing African-American characters. – Tracey Ullman

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

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I never think of yesterday. Can’t do anything about it. I’m a positive guy. When you really deep down look at it, we go to bed every night, get up every morning, stay here for 70 or 80 years, and then we die. – Lee Trevino

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I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of their lives and portray the country as being very special. They’ve made a great success of their country, and the people are fed up with the constant reporting of only the pr – Alexander McCall Smith

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I think that I’ve always been attracted to characters who are positive and come from a very innocent place. I think there’s a lot of room for discovery in these characters, and that’s something I always have fun playing. – Amy Adams

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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

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I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of ‘cultural lamination’ that – Jose Saramago

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I’m not happy not doing anything. When positive things are rolling in, you’ve got to take them when you can get them. – Tori Spelling

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I’m all for past influences, the question is whether they are deterministic. Freud and the behaviorists argue that what we are at any given moment is billiard balls whose past determines our future course. That doesn’t take into account that we are foreve – Martin Seligman

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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

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I’ll always have to force myself to see the positive, because I’m wired badly, I’d say. I’m just naturally a bit under, a bit depressed. – Miranda Hart

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I always try to set a positive example for my generation and promote confidence. – Keke Palmer

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Disagreements are one of the fundamental positive aspects of science. – Anthony Fauci

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So many of our young women today, they’re growing up without a father, but they’re still thirsty for that and desiring positive male love. – Hill Harper

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Positive defaults protect you from yourself – and that helps you to make decisions in the moment that are better for your long-term interests. – Tom Rath

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A positive frame of mind will definitely enhance your travelling experience. If I’m not in a positive frame of mind then the whole thing definitely becomes more of a challenge for me. – Andrea Bocelli

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Political consultants are pugilists, masters in the dark art of negativity. Which is why it’s surprising to hear Democrats such as Steve McMahon and Republicans like Rich Galen urging their presidential candidates to be more, well, positive. – Ron Fournier

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Nature isn’t positive in that way. It doesn’t aim itself at you. It’s not being unkind to you. – David Attenborough

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I don’t like to read about myself, whether it be positive or negative. – Chloe Sevigny

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I’d be hard-pressed to think of anybody who’s made me laugh, who’s funny, but who’s also relentlessly positive. – Dylan Moran

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Virtue is a positive quality developed by taking a firm stand for the right in temptation, or by the suffering endured in consequence of wrongdoing. – Max Heindel

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Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere. – Charles B. Rangel

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I’m not the ‘chosen one.’ I’m just one of many who have been given gifts. I can write. I can bloviate on TV. So I’m trying to use the gifts in a positive way. And I believe that’s all directed. And that’s why I’m here on the planet. – Bill O’Reilly

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In your 40s, you shed those who bring you down and surround yourself with the most positive people you know. – Jami Attenberg

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Looking back, I clearly understand that seeing a ‘chain of command’ approach in my house was a positive thing for me. My father provided a strong point of view on life and was a leader. Boys, especially, need that. – Bill O’Reilly

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One reason why it has become harder to promote the beneficial side of emotions such as anger is that the moral vocabulary of good and bad has been replaced by the self-help lexicon of positive and negative thinking. – Julian Baggini

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We’re right to say that a culture that can’t tolerate free speech is… there are a wide range of positive human experiences that are not available in that culture. And we’re right to want those experiences. – Sam Harris

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My mother’s songs are really turning out to be masterpieces. I have inherited this incredible legacy and am so fortunate to bathe in her sensibilities. It is tinged with tragedy. I’d much rather she was here in person, but there is still a positive force – Rufus Wainwright

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My first instinct when I write songs is not a negative one. It’s something positive… Everything I’ve ever done has some form of hope in it, I think. – Noel Gallagher

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I have very complex and complicated ideas about technology. It’s such a prominent way that we communicate with each other. In ways, I think it’s really positive, and in ways, I think it’s really negative. – Jane Levy

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I collect crystals and gemstones, and I’ve been collecting them since I was a little girl. They give me positive energy and strength. They make me feel connected to the earth. I cherish them. – Isabel Lucas

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I struggled in London for a very long time. ‘Be prepared to struggle a lot’ – it’s a European mentality. The American mentality is positive and ‘You can do it’ and ‘Everything’s possible.’ In Europe it’s an older, more realistic way of thinking. You feel – Juan Pablo Di Pace

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It feels wonderful to get praise from other authors who I admire, but with each new book, my confidence is always the thing I struggle with the most until I start getting positive feedback from readers. – Chevy Stevens

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My mum will always come and see my shows if she can, and if she can’t, she’ll text or email just before wishing me a great show and telling me how much she loves me. She still gives tonnes of positive reinforcement and love. It’s really remarkable what th – Rain Phoenix

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Football has very direct and strong connections to New Orleans. The game of football has served as a positive beacon in our city. It has given our citizens hope in tough, trying times. – Tom Benson

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I think U.N. organizations are important organizations. They exist for good reasons. And we also admit that there is room for us to improve the way we do business. The WHO will be a very positive and proactive partner in the overall U.N. reform, which is – Margaret Chan

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I don’t really remember, but I’m positive that whenever I cried, my mother gave me something to eat. I’m sure that whenever I had a fight with the little girl next door, or it was raining and I couldn’t go out, or I wasn’t invited to a birthday party, my – Jean Nidetch

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One of my key realizations about happiness, and a point oddly under-emphasized by positive psychologists, given its emphasis in popular culture, is that outer order contributes to inner calm. More than it should. – Gretchen Rubin

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I don’t have much positive to say about motor neuron disease, but it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I still could do. I’m happier now than before I developed the condition. – Stephen Hawking

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Over time, if you want rights, you have to also show that you can use them responsibly and that you can build a positive world in the online space, and that’s also very important. – Rebecca MacKinnon

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