A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 18, 2022
“There’s no point in being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway”

"No sense in being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The saying appeared in the 1980s and 1990s and has been credited to authors Cathie Linz and Price Pritchett, but authorship is unknown.

“NO SENSE BEING PESSIMISTIC IT WOULDN’T WORK ANYWAY” was printed in the book The Greatest Direct Mail Sales Letters of All Time:
Why they succeed, how they’re created, how you can create great sales letters too!
(1986) by Richard S. Hodgson. “No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway” was posted on the newsgroup sci.electronics on October 10, 1992. “No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway” was posted on the newsgroup comp.os.os2.apps on March 15, 1993.

“There’s no point in being pessimistic—it wouldn’t work anyway” was printed in the Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette on April 15, 1995. “There is no point in being pessimistic—it wouldn’t work anyway” was printed in the book Who Said That???? (2001) by Rick Baker. “There is no point in being pessimistic. It won’t work anyway.  ANONYMOUS” was printed in the book The Tarot According to You: A Workbook (2001) by Nancy Garen.

“To Lulu, it meant wearing her ‘No Sense in Being Pessimistic. It Wouldn’t Work Anyway’ tank top and baggy black pants with metal studs on the pockets” was printed in the book Bad Girls Don’t (2006) by Cathie Linz. “I love this one… ‘No sense in being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway.’ -Cathie Linz” was posted on Twitter by Coyote on August 30, 2012.

“No sense being pessimistic. Wouldn’t work anyway. —Seen on a bumper sticker” was printed in the book Hard Optimism: How to Succeed in a World Where Positive Wins (2007) by Price Pritchett. “#Motivation No sense being pessimistic. Wouldn’t work anyway. - Price Pritchett” was posted on Twitter by Tiphanie Jamison Esq on September 10, 2018.


Wikipedia: Cathie Linz
Cathie Linz Baumgardner (29 November 1954, Chicago – 7 March 2015, Chicago) was an American librarian and a USA Today writer of over 50 romance novels under the pen names of Cathie Linz and Cat Devon. Her romance novels are published worldwide in nearly 20 languages.

Wikipedia: Price Pritchett
Price Pritchett is a business advisor, speaker, and author specializing in mergers, culture, and organizational change.

Google Books
The Greatest Direct Mail Sales Letters of All Time:
Why they succeed, how they’re created, how you can create great sales letters too!

By Richard S. Hodgson
Chicago, IL: Dartnell Corporation
1986
Pg. 114:
NO SENSE BEING PESSIMISTIC IT WOULDN’T WORK ANYWAY

Google Groups: sci.electronics
flouresent lighting
Cyberman
Oct 10, 1992, 9:40:37 PM
(...)
... No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway.

Google Groups: comp.os.os2.apps
SoundBlaster problems
Rupa Schomaker
Mar 15, 1993, 11:39:00 PM
(...)
* Origin: No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway. (1:106/1024)

Newspapers.com
15 April 1995, Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, pg. ?:
There’s no point in being pessimistic—it wouldn’t work anyway.

Google Books
Money Talks, But Mine Just Says Goodbye:
More Bumper Stickers from the Information Highway

By Arthur Goldstuck and William Ramwell
Johannesburg, South Africa: Zebra
1996
Pg. 81:
No sense being pessimistic – it won’t work, anyway.

Google Groups: pdx.general
Photo Radar Info
Howard Leighty
Jan 14, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
þ QMPro 1.53 þ No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway.

Google Groups: rec.music.bluenote
Miles Ballads
Fathom
Jun 11, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work, anyway.

Google Groups: rec.radio.shortwave
Which Direction to Or
Len Anderson
Aug 3, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
* OLX 2.1 * No sense being pessimistic - it wouldn’t work anyway.

Google Books
Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader
Bathroom Readers’ Institute
Ashland, OR: Bathroom Readers’ Press
1999
Pg. 266:
No Sense Being Pessimistic - It Wouldn’t Work Anyway

Google Books
Who Said That????
By Rick Baker
iUniverse
2001
Pg. 88:
There is no point in being pessimistic—it wouldn’t work anyway.

Google Books
The Tarot According to You:
A Workbook

By Nancy Garen
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
2001
Pg. 124:
There is no point in being pessimistic. It won’t work anyway.
ANONYMOUS

Google Books
What Clients Love:
A Field Guide to Growing Your Business

By Harry Beckwith
New York, NY: Warner Books
2003
Pg. ?:
“No sense being pessimistic. Wouldn’t work anyway.” —Bumper sticker

Google Books
Bad Girls Don’t
By Cathie Linz
New York, NY: Berkley Sensation
2006
Pg. ?:
Skye had asked everyone to wear work clothes, which meant different things to different people. To Tyler and Algee, it meant jeans and Tshirts. To Lulu, it meant wearing her “No Sense in Being Pessimistic. It Wouldn’t Work Anyway” tank top and baggy black pants with metal studs on the pockets.

Google Books
Hard Optimism:
How to Succeed in a World Where Positive Wins

By Price Pritchett
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
2007
Pg. 66:
No sense being pessimistic. Wouldn’t work anyway. —Seen on a bumper sticker

Twitter
Andresa
@aguareschi
There is no sense in being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway… ;-p
9:34 PM · Nov 28, 2007·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Kevin Lim (PhD)
@brainopera
No point being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway. wink
3:34 PM · Dec 5, 2007·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
slick_seneca
@slick_seneca
No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn`t work anyway. by John Robb
9:20 AM · Mar 6, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ben McCloskey
@benmmc
There is no sense in being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway.
11:39 AM · Apr 15, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Cease
@SirCease
No sense in being Pessimistic…
It wouldn’t work anyways.
9:30 AM · Aug 24, 2008·Twitter SMS

Twitter
childpanicattac
@childpanicattac
No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn`t work anyway. by John Robb
5:15 AM · Nov 17, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Vncnt Schbrt
@adiksakatol
says “No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway.” (John Robb) http://tinyurl.com/dzavgn http://plurk.com/p/t77wy
8:20 PM · May 11, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Coyote
@CoyoteSings
I love this one… “No sense in being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway.” -Cathie Linz
5:58 PM · Aug 30, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter
Recovery Works
@recoveryatwork
No sense in being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway. ― Cathie Linz
7:52 AM · Nov 10, 2012·Facebook

Twitter
Young Ones (Y.O)
@youngonesorg
“No sense in being pessimistic. It wouldn’t work anyway"― Cathie Linz
10:06 AM · Nov 10, 2012·Facebook

Twitter
Free Will Astrology
@FreeWillAstro
No sense in being pessimistic—it wouldn’t work anyway.
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
2:29 PM · Dec 20, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Beth Shelton
@SheltonBeth01
“There’s no sense in being pessimistic, it wouldn’t work anyway...” smile Happy hump day! ☀️
*courtesy of @MrSteveSB
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
8:10 AM · May 4, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tiphanie Jamison Esq
@TiphanieJamEsq
#Motivation No sense being pessimistic. Wouldn’t work anyway. - Price Pritchett
1:50 PM · Sep 10, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Richard Koch
@RichardKoch8020
TODAY’S PULPIT
No sense being pessimistic.
Wouldn’t work anyway.
Seen on a bumper sticker, courtesy of Dr Price Pritchett
2:35 AM · Jan 24, 2019·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
The Quote
@thequote
No sense being pessimistic. Wouldn’t work anyway. - Price Pritchett
7:05 PM · Dec 18, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

The Patriot Post
NOVEMBER 18, 2022
No Sense In It
9The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
NO SENSE
IN BEING
PESSIMISTIC
IT WOULDN’T
WORK
ANYWAY

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, November 18, 2022 • Permalink