At Good Good Good, we care a lot about good news. We were founded on the belief that the world is filled with good news — but that it goes underreported and unnoticed.
These quotes remind us of the importance and power of good news. And they might even remind us that, in addition to celebrating good news, each of us has the power to become good news.
Oh, and if you hate these quotes, make sure to check out our collection of the best quotes about... bad news.
The Best Quotes About Good News:
“I think there needs to be a change of consciousness with the news ... to try to seek a higher ground. Why can't it be more representative of the way the world really is? I think we don't know what the bombardment of crime and violence does to our minds, I think we're in denial about it.”
— Oprah Winfrey
“We are the good news that we have been looking for,
Demonstrating that every dusk holds a dawn disguised within it.
Today we don't burst into a new world.
We begin it.”
— Amanda Gorman, in the Some Good News Graduation episode
“A lot of times good news happens slowly and bad news happens all at once. And so we tend to focus on the bad news that’s crashing over us in waves, and not on the slow long-term work that people are doing together to try to make a better world for us to share.”
— John Green, in conversation with Steve Levitt on People I (Mostly) Admire
“Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.”
— Tracy Morgan
“The good news is that every morning we have the choice; not to be controlled by circumstances nor our past but by purposely designing our day, hence our lives better. Not to react to life but to respond with love.”
— Bernard Kelvin Clive
“I realize how this event [the 'Miracle on the Hudson] had touched people's lives, how ready they were for good news, how much they wanted to feel hopeful again. We've had a worldwide economic downturn, and people are confused, fearful and just so ready for good news. They want to feel reassured that all the things we value, all our ideals, still exist.”
— Captain “Sully” Sullenberger
“It's good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for awhile their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers.”
— Dr. Maya Angelou
“I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.”
— Dr. Maya Angelou
“The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.”
— Peter McWilliams
“I have found ... that people are thirsting for images of goodness in order to maintain their hope in a difficult world. Sometimes, the measure of our work as journalists is not the professional recognition of colleagues, but rather the mark we make in the hearts of readers who see our work.”
— Gerald Herbert, photojournalist
“Bad news travels fast. Good news takes the scenic route.”
— Doug Larson
“Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.”
— Bill Gates
“My job is to collect stories of hope — because there's so much going on that's awful. Animals becoming extinct, forests disappearing, people suffering tremendously. If this is the only aspect that gets out to the general public, they think there's not much we can do and they do nothing. And so these stories that show what can be done I think are tremendously important.”
— Jane Goodall, in an interview with Ecosia
“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”
— Anne Frank
“The good news is we have everything we need to leave fossil fuels in the ground. All we need is for you to join the rest of the world to bring about a cleaner, more stable, and peaceful future.”
— Mark Ruffalo
→ Related: Good climate change news
“Celebrating good news reminds you that there's still hope — and the end of the story isn't here yet.”
— Branden Harvey, founder of Good Good Good
“Better to have bad news that's true than good news we made up.”
— Eric Ries
“The bad news is nothing lasts forever,
The good news is nothing lasts forever.”
— J. Cole
“Remember: things can be bad, and getting better.”
— Hans Rosling
“The good news is hopeful doesn't mean dumb. The bad news is cynical doesn't mean smart.”
— Sarah Silverman
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
— Desmond Tutu
→ Related: Best Desmond Tutu quotes
“When I read the newspaper, I look for the good news because every thought we think changes our biochemistry. Your hormones are all affected by your thoughts. Pay attention to things that bring you joy.”
— Dr. Christiane Northup
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