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Stick with the optimists.
by James Reston

Stick with the optimists.
It's going to be tough enough even if they're right.
- James Reston

The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
- James Reston

A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.
- James Reston

Europe has a press that stresses opinions;
America a press,
radio, and television that emphasize news.
- James Reston

 

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
- James Reston

If it's far away, it's news, but if it's close at home,
it's sociology.
- James Reston

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity.
Prosperity is what is doing us in.
- James Reston

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Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.
- James Reston

This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs:
they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
- James Reston

In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out.
- James Reston

In any war, the first casualty is common sense,
and the second is free and open discussion.
- James Reston

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can do anything we want to
if we stick to it long enough.
- Helen Keller

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Truth is stranger than fiction,
but that is because Fiction is obliged
to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
- Mark Twain

Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface,
and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out,
but investors face risk no matter what they do.
- Charles A. Jaffe

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
- W. C. Fields

Have convictions. Be friendly.
Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs.
Work as hard as they do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My New Year's resolution is to stick to a good workout
plan that will keep me healthy and happy.
- James Lafferty

It looks like we're up chocolate creek without a Popsicle stick!
- the movie Shrek 2 (2004)

The press is like a big bass, you just stick a hook
in their mouth and they'll take it.
- James Woods

If you feel you have a film that's valid,
you stick your ass on the line.
- Nick Nolte

We ought to be beating our chests every day.
We ought to look in the mirror, stick out our chests,
suck in our bellies, and say, 'Damn,
we're Americans,' and smile.
- Jay Garner

You don't do anything thinking that it's going to stick.
- Ray Liotta

One of my resolutions is to quit smoking.
I've tried for the past two years, but this year I
am going to stick with it.
- John Oldham

People have to be educated and they have to stick to it.
If people lose that respect, an awful lot is lost.
- Stephen Breyer

Why stick your neck out if you don't have to? If you're
right nobody will remember and if you're wrong people
will ask a lot of questions.
- David Wu

I don't see a lot of films.
I'm quite choosy, but there's certain films that stick out.
- Christopher Eccleston

If you're going to stick around in this business,
you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself,
whether consciously or unconsciously.
- Dennis Quaid

If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven,
he might better stick to the horse, and some day the
horse may carry him into heaven.
- Charles Ives

My God given talent is my ability to stick with training
longer than anybody else.
- Herschel Walker

And of course we are familiar with the English common
law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use
a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.
- Patricia Ireland

I have found that a smile and a stick will carry you through all right,
and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it is the
smile that does the trick.
- Robert Powell

You aren't going to stick around long with just two pitches.
- Dennis Eckersley

Stick to your instincts.
- Tina Weymouth

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their
neck for something they believe,
never know the taste of moral struggle,
and never have the thrill of victory.
- Jonathan Kozol

I stick to my own type when I go out,
and I don't make friends with people just because they're celebrities.
- Katie Price

Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick.
- Pierre Beaumarchais

I really want to play Princess Leia.
Stick some big pastries on my head.
Now that would be interesting.
- Ewan McGregor

Also, stick around.
Don't lose your heart, just keep going,
keep at it.
- Mark Ruffalo

Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to
stick around it's because you're talented.
- Whoopi Goldberg

The public is usually slow to catch on to new things,
and it's important that musicians stick to their guns
and not look for that instant gratification.
- Greg Ginn

Dad went to Canada to learn how to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
He took me on my first airplane ride,
where I could have a hand on the stick.
- Wally Schirra

It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.
- George P. Shultz

I must stick with Chinese language films.
- Zhang Yimou

You gotta stick your neck out and put out a record that isn't safe...
that's the Green Day way!
- Tre Cool

It's hard for bands to stick it out because people grow up,
and it never really pays off.
If you're looking for some sort of payoff,
it's not gonna happen.
- Thurston Moore

As long as you smile, have sparkly eyes and stick your shoulders back,
nobody's going to notice your bum or your waist or your feet,
for that matter.
- Cat Deeley

If you hit a midget on the head with a stick,
he turns into 40 gold coins.
- Patton Oswalt

Republicans let this happen over and over,
and there is never anyone to stick up for them.
They spend too much time defending themselves.
- Johnny Ramone

If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk,
stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along.
When in doubt, route.
- Malcolm Forbes

I think we just need to stick to our knitting on the
topics and the subjects the American people care about.
- Sam Brownback

You can show me some stick ice cream and I can tell
you if it's good or not just looking at it.
- O. Winston Link

It is very important that when you put something on the grill,
you leave it in place to cook.
If you move it around too quickly, chances are it is going to stick.
- Bobby Flay

Reading was a big thing, yes.
Books were a big thing.
But the things that stick out were the newspapers.
- James Earl Jones

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right,
but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly
and without reservation that he is in error.
- Andrew Jackson

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau,
sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth".
- Dan Rather

In waking a tiger, use a long stick.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what
I think no matter whom it offends.
- Julia Ward Howe

It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940's,
but I felt I had to stick to my guns.
- Harold Pinter

When you take a lot of stick you want to ram it down people's throats.
- Frank Lampard

If we stick together as an American people we can bring
down the war criminals that are running our country right now.
- Cindy Sheehan

To me, there's two types of songs, good and bad.
And I just like to stick with the good ones.
- Reba McEntire

Well, that's the secret of commerciality,
a simple style and you stick with it.
- Les Baxter

I'd much rather be known as some curvy Kate than as some skinny stick.
- Kate Winslet

We toyed with the idea of making it a double album,
but I think that would only have confused everybody even more,
so we decided to stick with the songs we picked.
- Thom Yorke

The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick,
a totally featureless fish that doesn't have eyeballs or fins.
- Dave Barry

What has happened to architecture since the second
world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate
it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?
- Bernard Levin

I'll probably stick to comedy for the time being.
I mean, a great piece of work is a great piece of work,
and I'm up for good work anytime.
But I do love comedy!
- Jenna Elfman

I realized poetry's the thing that I can do 'cause
I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.
- Philip Levine

There's an awful lot of terrible television which I could do,
but I mostly stick to Have I Got News for You.
- Ian Hislop


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