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Accepting Bad News Quotes


"Don't sell on bad news." - Walter Schloss

"Bad news travels fast. Good news takes the scenic route." - Doug Larson

"I dont look for good-news stories or bad-news stories." - Richard Engel

"Okay, I'm guessing you're gonna give us the bad news first because there's no good news?" - Cindy Gerard

"Better to have bad news that's true than good news we made up" - Eric Ries

"Great news for someone is always bad news for someone else" - John Green

"It's always bad news when you kill your date" - Jay Leno

"The good news is that the president gets another chance. The bad news is that he'll be two weeks older." - Johnny Carson

"Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement." - Bill Gates

"Quit sharing bad news and gossip you aren't a garbage truck." - Grant Cardone

"Bad news on the doorstep;I couldn't take one more step" - Don Mclean

"Somehow, bad news, however ridden with static, however filled with echoes, always manages to be conveyed." - Jhumpa Lahiri

"The good news is your surgery was a success and now you look like a movie star! The bad news is that movie star is Drew Carey!" - Ryan Stiles

"Accepting all the good and bad about someone. It's a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it." - Sarah Dessen

"Quentin Tarantino assistant called me and said: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is you got the part, the bad news is you have to do it." I was like: "Oh Jesus, when am I supposed to do this?" I was prepping Hostel." - Eli Roth

"The flatter the corporate hierarchy, the more likely it is that employees will communicate bad news and act upon it." - Bill Gates

"It is much, much worse to receive bad news through the written word than by somebody simply telling you, and I'm sure you understand why. When somebody simply tells you bad news, you hear it once, and that's the end of it. But when bad news is written down, whether in a letter or a newspaper or on your arm in felt tip pen, each time you read it, you feel as if you are receiving the bad news again and again." - Daniel Handler

"Bosses and leaders everywhere should cherish the people who bring them bad news, disappointing data or hard problems." - Margaret Heffernan

"Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney in three states on Tuesday. Got a huge amount of fundraising. That's the good news for Rick Santorum. The bad news: people are now Googling 'Santorum.'" - Bill Maher

"Here's a little bit of good news. The Coast Guard says that BP is now catching up to 630,000 gallons of oil a day. The bad news is that they're capturing it with ducks." - Jimmy Fallon

"Bad news, it's going to be a huge environmental disaster, the oil rig down there in the Gulf of Mexico. The good news is they think now that the oil spill will be diluted by the melting ice caps." - David Letterman

"The good news is that we are Buddha. The bad news is that all beings are Buddha. The sickness of being human is the sickness of wanting to be unique." - Albert Low

"You cover the bad news about America. You do. But you don't get up in the morning hating your country. And so, until somebody shows me lines at the border trying to get out, I think there's some good news." - Roger Ailes

"True healing comes from owning and accepting all of life's energies within ourselves....When they are allowed to be expressed, they take their places as important facets of our nature. There is no split between 'good' and 'bad.'" - Shakti Gawain

"True generosity means accepting ingratitude." - Coco Chanel

"More bad news for the Taliban. Remember how they are promised 72 virgins when they die? Turns out that it's only one 72-year-old virgin." - Jay Leno

"Something coming back from the dead was almost always bad news. Movies taught me that. For every one Jesus you get a million zombies." - David Wong

"Kim: "What, a coffee? Hollie, I have some bad news. I hate you, okay?" Hollie: "You hate everyone, Kim." Kim: "You're one of everyone." - Bryan Lee O'Malley

"Regarding homophobia in general, the good news is that there is a lot less of it than there used to be. The bad news is that it ever existed in the first place, and the worse news is that it remains far stronger than is healthy for a society dedicated in theory to equality under the law." - Barney Frank

"We just lost our electricity. You want to tell me what's so funny about that?" "It's not exactly funny. It's more of a good news/bad news situation." "In that case, hit me with the good news first." "They're both sort of rolled up into one." "Stop stalling." "All right. Now don't get mad, but . . ." Smothered laughter drifted toward him. "Cal . . . I'm naked." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"Even bad teams have optimism. You don't want to take away the optimism so early in the season. The Bad News Bears coach wouldn't even tell (his team) that." - Jalen Rose

"An Irishman will always soften bad news, so that a major coronary is no more than 'a bad turn' and a near hurricane that leaves thousands homeless is 'good drying weather'." - Hugh Leonard

"The bad news is that ignoring the performance of people is almost as bad as shredding their effort in front of their eyes. ... The good news is that by simply looking at something that somebody has done, scanning it and saying 'uh huh,' [you] dramatically improve people's motivations." - Dan Ariely

"Everything in my life is in perspective. OK, perspective ebbs and flows. I've had bad days, but they weren't in the last years. A bad day is 2 October 1996: 'We've got bad news for you, you've got advanced testicular cancer and you've got a coin's toss chance of survival.' That's a bad day." - Lance Armstrong

"This is what I say: I've got good news and bad news. The good news is, you don't have to worry, you can't change the past. The bad news is, you don't have to worry, no matter how hard you try, you can't change the past. The universe just doesn't put up with that. We aren't important enough. No one is. Even in our own lives. We're not strong enough, willful enough, skilled enough in chronodiegetic manipulation to be able to just accidentally change the entire course of anything, even ourselves." - Charles Yu

"Bad news travels fast." - Proverbs

"Bad news flies fast." - Anne Bronte

"We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully." - Mother Teresa

"The real news is bad news." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Convert bad news to good news." - Bill Gates

"If the mood is overly anxious, then anxiety must be reduced by lowering uncertainty. Very simply, uncertainty is reduced when people are told what's going on and what will happen to them. In the vacuum of no news, people imagine the worst. Since disappointment is much easier to handle than anxiety, then, good news or bad, honesty is honestly the best policy." - Judith M Bardwick

"The good news is that The Hangover Part III isn't a rerun like the second episode. The bad news is everything else. For all the promise of mayhem and WTF moments, the final episode hits you with all the force of a warm can of O'Doul's." - Kyle Smith

"We were also performing. We'd give them a list of, like, 'Here's how we want to be introduced' They'd be like, 'Great' And then 5 minutes later they'd come back, 'Bad news: we lost your list. But good news: we've got a trash bag full of weed!'" - Amy Poehler

"Liberty lives in protest and democracy prospers under conditions of change. When we travel about the world and come to a country whose newspapers are filled with bad news we feel that liberty lives in that land. When we come to a country whose newspapers are filled with good news, we feel differently." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"But there's a reason we recognize Hamlet as a masterpiece: it's that Shakespeare told us the truth, and people so rarely tell us the truth in this rise and fall here [indicates blackboard]. The truth is, we know so little about life, we do' really know what the good news is and what the bad news is." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we're holding back." - Pema Chodron

"People say that death is a part of life and there must be something to it, but I just see it as bad news and I want everybody to stop sugarcoating it." - Woody Allen

"We'de have to get in and get out the hard way; and if we made a mistake, there was no telling what sort of curse we'de unleash: monster guardians, plagues, fires, exploding donkeys(don't laugh; they're bad news)." - Rick Riordan

"We cannot truly plan, because we do not understand the future-but this is not necessarily a bad news. We could plan while bearing in mind such limitations. It just takes guts." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"In real life things don't go so smoothly. At certain points in our lives, when we really need a clear-cut solution, the person who knocks at our door is, more likely than not, a messenger bearing bad news." - Haruki Murakami

"You wouldn't want to see a movie where the bad guys triumph over the good guys all the time. You'd get bummed out, and you'd just stay at home and watch the news." - Bruce Willis

"CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, 'It's not so bad." - Conan O'Brien

"It always amazes me how many women like dangerous men. Men who almost from the moment you meet them, you know are bad news. Me, I prefer my men kinder, gentler, nice. Niceness is highly underrated by most people." - Laurell K Hamilton

"Then I have some bad news for you, because humans are going to destroy each other as soon as it becomes easy enough to, which will be very soon." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Life's not a video game, Felix- there aren't a certain number of points that send you to the next level. There isn't actually any next level. The bad news is that everybody dies at the end. Game Over." - Zadie Smith

"Life's not a video game, Felix- there aren't a certain number of points that send you to the next level. There isn't actually any next level. The bad news is that everybody dies at the end. Game Over." - Zadie Smith

"Once and for all, people must understand that addiction is a disease. It's critical if we"re going to effectively prevent and treat addiction. Accepting that addiction is an illness will transform our approach to public policy, research, insurance, and criminality; it will change how we feel about addicts, and how they feel about themselves. There's another essential reason why we must understand that addiction is an illness and not just bad behavior: We punish bad behavior. We treat illness." - David Sheff

"News Coverage!! As news expose rather than cover events." - Henry David Thoreau

"I do' read the news. I make the news" - Denrele Edun

"All new news is old news happening to new people" - Malcolm Muggeridge

"Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves." - Ellen Page

"Healing is the process of accepting all, then choosing best." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Success is the process of not accepting failure." - Georgette Mosbacher

"but accepting help doesn't have to mean giving up control." - Sarah Dessen

"She has the gift of accepting her life." - Jhumpa Lahiri

"To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay." - George Orwell

"Loving and accepting ourselves are the ultimate acts of courage." - Brene Brown

"Christianity is not about good people getting better. If anything, it is good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good. The heart of the Christian faith is Good News, not good advice, good technique, or good behavior. Too many people have walked away from the church, not because they're walking away from Jesus, but because the church has walked away from Jesus." - Tullian Tchividjian

"If you ask any police officer what the worst part of the job is, they will always say breaking bad news to relatives, but this is not the truth. The worst part is staying in the room after you've broken the news, so that you're forced to be there when someone's life disintegrates around them. Some people say it doesn't bother them - such people are not to be trusted." - Ben Aaronovitch

"Being afraid something is true is accepting the possibility. Accepting the possibility is the first step to believing." - Terry Goodkind

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"So, good news/bad news: good news that I'm progressing; bad news that life is short and art is long." - George Saunders

"Kids put life into perspective. I never have a bad day. Life happens and you get bad news sometime, or things don't go your way at work - for me that might mean I lose a game or not play well - but that doesn't affect my mood from day to day. I love going home and seeing the smiles on my daughters' faces being happy to see me, and that makes everything all right." - Stephen Curry

"When I hear bad news I look at it as another leadership test that will determine how successful Go Daddy will become. So I no longer dread it. Instead, I enjoy the game of finding the very best way to deal with it, and take great satisfaction in having a hand in resolving the issues that come my way." - Bob Parsons

"I know you have bad news," I say softly. "I'm ready for it." But that's not true. One is never ready. You just lie and say you are and hope you can take the hit on the chin without going down." - Ann Aguirre

"There was no sign of Jules. "Bad news," said Elliot. "The man is sick. You're going to have to settle for me." "Sick?" Vee demanded. "How sick? What kind of excuse is sick?" "Sick as in it's coming out both ends." Vee scrunched her nose. "Too much information." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"We're not robbing him," Skulduggery said." But I'm afraid I have some bad news." "Is it Deacon?" Francine asked, her eyes wide. "It is." "Is he sick?" "It's a little worse than that." She gasped. "He's dying?" "He was briefly dying," said Skulduggery. "Now he's dead." - Derek Landy

"Throwing down your staff may sound like a sign of surrender, but in Egyptian magic, it's bad news. It usually means, 'Hey, I'm going to summon a big nasty thing to kill you while I stand safely inside my circle and laugh'." - Rick Riordan

"In truth, it's usually failure, disappointment, and frustration that motivate people to reexamine that which they've taken for granted. It's rare to find big change without significant bad news. ... In that sense, the pain of failure creates the largest opportunities for progress." - Judith M Bardwick

"If people are going to write bad things about me because it makes news, I can brush it aside because I've had this for 10 years. I'm big enough and strong enough to cope with it. It's what comes with being Alan Shearer." - Alan Shearer

"You are powerful. Sorry. Hate to be the bearer of bad news. You are. You can continue arm wrestling with yourself, or you can use both arms, your whole heart, and all your strength to wrestle with greatness. The choice is yours." - Peter Mcwilliams

"Yeah. She wants him back and has decided I'm in her way. But I have news for that little sleep-terrorist-it's going to take more than a couple of bad dreams to scare me off, so I hope she has something bigger up her sleeve." - Rachel Vincent

"Because we are human, because we are bound by gravity and the limitations of our bodies, because we live in a world where the news is often bad and the prospects disturbing, there is a need for another world somewhere, a world where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers live." - Roger Ebert

"I've always felt bad that I never had more information to give people when they asked me about it, but I guess people kind of got frustrated by that and they just started kind of making up their own sort of "well, we haven't heard that much" or "news hasn't changed so it must be going away"." - Jason Bateman

"Bad news is dramatic. It makes good TV. If there's a firefight on the same day that a school opens up, the media will show the firefight even though the school is way more important and will affect the community for much longer." - Sebastian Junger

"We have 400,000 small businesses forming every year in this country. How great is that? They are employing themselves, they are potentially employing others. The bad news is, we have 470,000 going out of business every year. And why? They cite Obamacare." - Ted Cruz

"I think God isn't interested in intervening every time some little bad thing happens. God is interested in getting the message of good news and love and comfort and hope across through people like us, ordinary people, or extraordinary people like Bono." - Philip Yancey

"I think cancer is a hard battle to fight alone or with another person at your side, but I will say having someone to pick you up when you fall, stand by your side through every appointment and delivery of bad news is priceless." - Jenna Morasca

"Self knowledge is always bad news." - John Barth

"Bad news is just an excuse." - Neil Young

"Nobody likes the bringer of bad news." - Sophocles

"bad news travels faster than good." - Catherine The Great

"There is a prayer intended to give strength to people faced with circumstances they don't want to accept. The power of the prayer comes from it's insight into human nature. Because so many of us rage against the hand that life has dealt us. Because so many of us are cowardly. And afraid to stand up for what is right. Because so many of us give into despair when faced with an impossible choice. The good news for those who utter these words is that God will hear you and answer your prayer. The bad news is that sometimes the answer is no." - Mary Alice

"The work of democratic government is routinely concerned with matters defined as troubles. In "The Presidency and the Press" I make the point, familiar to anyone who has flown about the world much, that the best quick test of the political nature of a regime is to read the local papers on arrival. If they are filled with bad news, you have landed in a libertarian society of some sort. If, on the other hand, the press is filled with good news, it is a fair bet that the jails will be filled with good men." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"The bad news is that only the bad people reach the news because they are noisier." - Javier Bardem

"Well-reported news is a public good; bad news is bad for everyone." - Jill Lepore

"Secrets of the heart are seldom news." - Jennifer Stone

"The world news might not be therapeutic." - Ken Kesey

"Ordinary citizens are so accepting of what is going on, grumbling when their material interests were affected, but seemingly accepting the spiritual poverty so characteristic of today." - Charles Handy

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"It's bad. It's damned bad." - Abraham Lincoln

"It's a good news - bad news type of situation. The good news is that we won; the bad news is that my average is 9.00." - John Garrett

"Rumors spread faster than news and news spreads faster than the happenings" - Amit Abraham

"There has to be news at a place called Fox News," - Shepard Smith

"All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news." - Willi Munzenberg

"The best thing about television news is, it's immediate. Everything at a news network happens quickly." - Tucker Carlson

"By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy." - Jane Roberts

"Contentment is the continuing act of accepting the process of your own life." - David Gerrold

"Individualism has really the higher aim. Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age." - Oscar Wilde

"The key to happiness is accepting one unpleasant reality every day." - Bertrand Russell

"I'm providing myself to my children. I'm loving them unconditionally, accepting them unconditionally." - Nadya Suleman

"... accepting and feeling sympathy and love is not so healing as giving it." - Ruth Draper

"All understanding begins with our not accepting the world as it appears." - Susan Sontag

"A proof only becomes a proof after the social act of "accepting it as a proof"." - Yuri Ivanovich Manin

"Politics is a contact sport - a question of accepting an elbow or two." - Mark Shields

"It's about being here in the moment, accepting one another and allowing creativity to flow." - Stefon Harris

"Love is acceptance - accepting people as they are. Just acceptance and caring." - Louise Hay

"Accepting blame when it's not really due sometimes makes the point better." - Malcolm Forbes

"It is not about striving for immortality, but about accepting mortality." - J K Rowling

"Making art is about accepting what's going on around you and turning it into" - John Frusciante

"There's no freedom like the freedom that comes from accepting yourself." - Camila Cabello

"Accepting the apology signals the acknowledgment of a need to move forward, but not necessarily together." - John Kador

"Trust is accepting what God sends into your life whether you understand it or not." - Timothy Keller

"The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did." - Faraaz Kazi

"Accepting responsibility for the actions of others contributes to your own greatness." - Edwin Louis Cole

"By accepting you as you are, I do not necessarily abandon all hope of your improving" - Ashleigh Brilliant

"Grace is God's acceptance of us. Faith is our acceptance of God accepting us." - Adrian Rogers

"It never stops, accepting that fact is difficult. I took some time out for life." - James L Brooks

"We all want things we can't have. Being a decent human being is accepting that." - John Fowles

"Self-discipline will never make us feel righteous or clean; accepting God's love will." - Donald Miller

"There is a difference between giving into something and accepting it." - Elise Broach

"Accepting good advice means nothing other than to strengthen one's own ability." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"When people are not accepting toward themselves they are often obsessed with acceptance by others." - Nathaniel Branden

"Let's get back to loving our bodies and accepting them totally as they are." - Louise Hay

"We can only receive what our minds are capable of accepting." - Robert Anthony

"Laughing at something is a form of accepting it or at list making peace with it." - Ted Alexandro

"America's strength is that it is capable of accepting people into its communities." - Bassam Tibi

"Contentment is accepting God's sovereign control over all of life's circumstances." - Linda Dillow

"Making art is about accepting what's going on around you and turning it into" - John Frusciante

"No individual can achieve worthy goals without accepting accountability for his or her own actions." - Dan Miller

"I asked her, "Are you an optimist or a pessimist?" She looked at her watch and said, "I'm optimistic." "Then I have some bad news for you, because humans are going to destroy each others as soon as it becomes easy enough to, which will be very soon." "Why do beautiful songs make you sad?" "Because they aren't true." "Never?" "Nothing is beautiful and true." She smiled, but in a way that wasn't just happy, and said, "You sound just like Dad." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I think of bad news as a huge bird, with the wings of a crow and the face of my Grade Four school teacher, sparse bun, rancid teeth, wrinkly frown, pursed mouth and all, sailing around the world under cover of darkness pleased to be the bearer of ill tidings, carrying a basket of rotten eggs, and knowing- as the sun comes up- exactly where to drop them. On me, for one." - Margaret Atwood

"In such systems, there is unquestioning respect for authority. Faith trumps evidence. But if indeed this is broadly the explanation for how co-operative behaviour has evolved and been maintained in human societies, it could be very bad news. Because although such authoritarian systems seem to be good at preserving social coherence and an orderly society, they are, by the same token, not good at adapting to change." - Robert May, Baron May of Oxford

"If the Word truly became flesh, then God had not only a mother, but also a grandmother, cousins, great-aunts, and weird uncles. If the Word truly dwelt among us, then he was part of a family that, like most, was fairly dysfunctional, a mix of the good and bad, the saintly and the sinful, the glorious and the not so glorious. And this is such good news for us." - Robert Barron

"The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude." - Robert H Schuller

"Balance the bad news of life with the good news of Christ." - Ralph Washington Sockman

"You'll always get the good news; it's how fast you get the bad news that counts." - Harvey Mackay

"The good news is hopeful doesn't mean dumb. The bad news is cynical doesn't mean smart." - Sarah Silverman

"Bad news goes about in clogs, Good news in stockinged feet." - Proverbs



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