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??? ”