A few days ago I said that my favorite quote was "An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him" by Zig Ziglar.
Ever since I heard this quote I have loved it. I love whales, I love the sea, I love tartar sauce, I love the idea that one day I could be an optimist.
I don't know what it is, but I have never considered myself an optimist, though I do strive to be one. Kind of like I've never been a morning person, but I strive to be one.