Comedy is acting out optimism.

Robin Williams

The Emperor does not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation.

Darth Vader, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

After everything, there’s sunshine.

Gillian Anderson

He told himself that everything was fine — he only had to look at the sleeping dog on the floor if he doubted — but in the middle of the night it was hard to be an optimist. When the dawn was still long hours away, bad thoughts took on flesh and began to walk. In the middle of the night thoughts became zombies.

Stephen King, Under The Dome

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