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Bad News Quotes

We’ve collected the best Bad News Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Eric Hoffer, Joe Scarborough, Bill Gates, Antony Johnston, David Letterman. Use them as an inspiration.

To the old, the new is usually bad news.
Today they have proven once again that the mainstream media can’t print enough bad news about our troops.
Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.
There are many ways to improve your writing. Here’s the bad news: 1.They all require hard work. 2.There is no magic bullet.
We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours.
One of the most persistent cultural tics of the early 21st century is Americans’ reluctance to absorb, let alone prepare for, bad news.
I like to say that it never rains on ‘Lifestyles.’ There is no bad news. It’s a very up show.
I think there was an opportunity as Bad News Barrett to turn me in to a babyface. I am not saying that I would have gotten to the level The Rock got to but it was certainly a chance for me to do something different and keep me motivated and stimulated by what I was doing on the show.
Leaks are always bad news.
You know Bad News, ‘The Young Ones?’ I learned not to spend a buttload of money on a sixth member.
Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you’re the mayor. The bad news is, now you’re the mayor.
Sharing bad news with strangers is most certainly a selfish act.
The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you’re rich.
You need to set a tone at the top that inspires trust – and encourages open and honest 2-way communication. So you hear the brutal facts, and you listen to the good news and the bad news – so that, in the spirit of continuous improvement, you can make changes.
Normally, the market peaks before bad news emerges. That’s what happened in 1929, and that’s what happened in 2000.
The good news is that economists are intelligent, engaging and often charming folks. The bad news is their work is often of little use to investors.
Cancer makes people think about mortality. It scares your friends and family. And many cancer patients, consciously or otherwise, try to buffer bad news with a dose of positivity.
You never want to have to give your child bad news of any kind.
The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don’t tell him the truth. Others won‘t do it.
The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.
Bad news: Complainers are rewarded for complaining. Indicative of the victim culture in which we live, people have not only come to expect something for nothing, but are then rewarded for how loudly they can ventilate their sense of having been victims of fraud.
I’m a sucker for entertainment and escapism as much as the next person. I like silly and lowbrow stuff, but I get nervous when I indulge in that too often. I want to know what’s going on in the world. I have a morbid fear of being surprised by bad news. I want to anticipate everything.
Martin Donovan
The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
Ted Nelson
I’ve always known if anything killed me, it would be boys. From the time I was a teenager into my thirties, I loved only the ones who were bad news.
I think Bad News Barrett was a lot of fun.
A lot of people don’t want to get bad news.
I remember going to one party of this preppy, bourgeois crowd, and there was some obnoxious character there, really bad news, and saying, ‘Oh my God, so the caricature you always see in films actually exists.’
We should not only look at the short-term economic benefits of fossil fuels but also at the bad news for climate change. We should therefore not greet the fossil fuel age unconditionally.
As cliche as it sounds, when one door closes, another one opens. Whenever I’ve gotten bad news about something, within a week or two there’s another opportunity that brings new hope or keeps me motivated.
I don’t watch the news too much, and I don’t look too deep into bad news about artists.
More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.
The bad news for journalists today is that the media, however seriously people who are in the public eye take it, is not taken as seriously as it once was – by the public.
The bad news is that my thin melanoma has something called mitosis, which means the cancer cells are dividing and multiplying even as I write. My thin melanoma has already spread outside of the tumor and into the deep layers of skin.
I always say that when a country wins with such overwhelming might, it’s bad news for that country.
Stephane Hessel
The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
A life can get knocked into a new orbit by a car crash, a lottery win or just a bleary-eyed consultant giving bad news in a calm voice.
Victor Saville was bad news because he wanted money just to do one big picture.
Mickey Spillane
You really can’t do a remake. I mean, ‘King Kongneeded its turn to be remade. It needed an update. But the ‘Bad News Bears,’ or ‘The Shaggy D.A.,’ those are classic movies. I think they did a good job of remaking them, but it’s just not the same thing. Nobody can top Tatum O’Neal. It just isn’t the same.
Carly Schroeder
I can’t see what’s wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what’s bad news about being rewarded for assuming that.
I understand the importance of political power, so I will use my strength and influence to convince as many people as I can within the party and outside the party that a Palestinian state is bad news for Israel.
Danny Danon
My last name is good and bad. It’s great from an opportunity standpoint. The bad news is that you’re prejudged often.
The good news is the Republicans have started to say the right things about net neutrality. The bad news is we’re not particularly close on what a bill would look like.
You don’t hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news.
Thomas J. Watson
One thing that God revealed to me is that we as Christians are going to have to get a portion of the media so that we can present the good news on a major basis the way that they’re presenting the bad news on a major basis.
Reggie White
I was a really girly girl when I was younger. I only wore pink until I was at least 12. Think of me in culottes with a Bagpuss T-shirt and frizzy hair. Oh, and I was a fat child. It was bad news.
Gayle Rankin
It’s always bad news when a player gets injureddreadful news.
The good news is that I’ve already outlived two Brontes, Keats, and Stephen Crane. The bad news is that I haven‘t written anything.
I love an underdog. No, I don’t necessarily mean the cartoon. I mean like David, as in Goliath, or the Bears, as in The Bad News Bears.
Nancy Lublin
The government‘s view is that the best time to announce bad news, news that it doesn’t want the public to dwell on is late on a Friday, when it will wind up in the Saturday papers, which if you were readers, then the week day editions. A holiday weekend is even better.
Well-reported news is a public good; bad news is bad for everyone.
The SuperPACs and the Citizens United ruling that gives corporations a voice in the political process are all bad news. They made it so you can now lie, and the politician being promoted on that lie will not be held responsible for it.
Got good news and bad news for you, Mr. President. The good news is that Chief Justice John Roberts just saved your legacy and, perhaps, your presidency by writing for the Supreme Court majority to rule health care reform constitutional.
Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.
The doctor told Phil, my then husband, that my condition was really bad news. They had found an artery tearing and said I could die. They said they could try to patch it up but it could go horribly wrong. It all turned out okay in the end but it was touch and go.
He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
I live in Palm Beach, where no one wants to hear bad news.
My instinct is to assume that we consumers are an inconsistent bunch. We like competition if it delivers low prices, but grumble if it delivers the bad news that prices need to go up.
I love poetry. If my mind gets a bit tight or bound up with information or depressed with bad news, I find a good book of poetry is like going to the gym for an hour. My mind just expands.
Wow, bad news. Mr. Obama now hates Israel because the Israelis want to build 1,600 apartments in their own capital city, Jerusalem. Russia hates Israel, too. So do the Europeans. So does Ban Ki-moon, a Korean who is secretary-general of the UN.
Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That’s bad news – they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel.
I’m comfortable with bad news. I feel confident in my ability to solve the problem if I know that there’s a problem.
Democracy doesn’t require a whole lot of work of its citizens, but it requires some: It requires taking a good look outside once in a while, and considering the bad news and what it might mean, and making the occasional tough choice, and soberly taking stock of what your real interests are.
Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.
The bad news is, I have worked less than I have liked. The good news is, I can look back on my body of work and feel truly proud of the work I have done.
The brains of humans contain a mechanism that is designed to give priority to bad news.
The good news about entrepreneurship is that your fate is in your hands. The bad news is that your fate is in your hands!
The bad news in our most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities is that many middle-class people can no longer afford to live in ‘middle-class’ school districts.
In the wake of such bad news, it was heartening to know that what ‘Sense8’ stood for meant so much to so many people.
I had just finished playing a doctor in Doctors‘ and I had had to tell somebody that they had cancer. In that moment I thought, He’s doing what I did!’ We sat down and he said, I’m sorry, Mr. Timothy, but I’ve got bad news.’ I thought, Oh!’ He told me that they had found cancerous cells, but not a lot.
Back in the ’70s, like one of my favorite movies ever was ‘The Bad News Bears’, and that was a kidsmovie, but I don’t think of it that way. I think of it as just a great movie because Walter Matthau was so funny and so harsh with those kids.
The bad news is that most traditional VCs have a youth bias that they will state very overtly. You always wonder if that’s a self-fulfilling prophecy or if it’s something about the nature of those businesses.
The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is that he’s really pissed off.
Bob Hope
Libertarians believe that any government interference is bad. Anyone with a brain knows that climate change needs governmental leadership, and they can smell this is bad news for their philosophy. Their ideology is so strongly held that, remarkably, it’s overcoming the facts.
The manners thing’s got worse. People think they can just text you if they’ve got bad news for you. It’s not on. And as for people taking pictures at gigs on their phones, that’s just weird.
Mark E. Smith
Islamic fundamentalism in its activist manifestation is bad news. Religious fundamentalism in general is bad news. We know about religious fundamentalism in South Africa. Calvinist fundamentalism has been an unmitigated force of benightedness in our history.