22 Apr 2006

The optimist and the pessimist

I stumbled upon a page of quotations by George Benard Shaw.

And I am sure, I have not seen so many good quotes from just a single person so far. I liked this particular quote:

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist invents the parachute.

and was telling someone about it, when the person asked me:

“I would be in the airplane, invented by the optimist, with the parachute on, invented by the pessimist, ready to jump. What does that make me?”

And I answered: “An opportunist??? ”

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