Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.— George Orwell
Bumbling Inconvenient Truth quotations
Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.
It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.
The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
An Inconvenient Truth is so convincing that it makes opposers of the argument as credible as Holocaust deniers.
No one wants the truth if it is inconvenient.
Truth must be sought at all costs, but separate isolated truths will not do.
Truth is like life; it has to be taken on its entirety or not at all. . . . We must welcome truth even if it reproaches and inconveniences us -- even if it appears in the place where we thought it could not be found.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating.
Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, "What were our parents thinking? Why didn't they wake up when they had a chance?" We have to hear that question from them, now.
What we take for granted might not be here for our children.
Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
Tom doesn't have any principles, or if he does, he puts them aside whenever they're inconvenient. The truth hurts, doesn't it, Tom?
I don't really consider this a political issue, I consider it to be a moral issue.
...it is appropriate to have an over representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.
Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.
But if the world is watching, we might as well tell the truth.
And the truth is, the church doesn't offer a cure. It doesn't offer a quick fix. The church offers death and resurrection. The church offers the messy, inconvenient, gut-wrenching, never-ending work of healing and reconciliation.
Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
Seeing and admitting the truth about ourselves, about our role in creating our own problems, and about how we relate to others is vital for healing.
Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone who lies to you.
He in whom the love of truth predominates .
. . submits to the inconvenience of suspense and imperfect opinion; but he is a candidate for truth . . . and respects the highest law of his being.
President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.
Most of us avoid telling the truth because it's uncomfortable.
We're afraid of the consequences-making others feel uncomfortable, hurting their feelings or risking their anger. And yet, when we don't tell the truth, and others don't tell us the truth, we can't deal with matters from a basis in reality.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Fascinating, often hilarious, always devastatingly truthful, The Inconvenient Indian is destined to become a classic of historical narrative. For those who wish to better understand Native peoples, it is a must read. For those who don't wish to understand, it is even more so.
Whatever convenience may be thought to be in falsehood and dissimulation, it is soon over; but the inconvenience of it is perpetual, because it brings a man under everlasting jealousy and suspicion, so that he is not believed when he speaks the truth, nor trusted when perhaps he means honestly.
Sometimes seeing everything just gets in the way.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
Scientists are slowly waking up to an inconvenient truth - the universe looks suspiciously like a fix. The issue concerns the very laws of nature themselves.
Well, the title "An Inconvenient Truth" is a way of highlighting the reasons why some people, including the president, don't seem to accept the truth.
The truth of the matter was that I made myself disappear.
I never liked being a Judge, so I just decided to start over. Sorry to inconvenience anyone.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
I'm a scientist at heart, so I know how important the truth is.
However inconvenient, however unattractive, however embarrassing, however shocking, the truth is the truth, and wanting it not to be true doesn't change things.
The truth about the climate crisis is still inconvenient for the large carbon polluters and the politicians who are in their pockets.
The truth about the climate crisis is still inconvenient to the large carbon polluters. And so they want to bob and weave and dodge the truth, and pretend like it's still a big controversy, and it's not. They want to pretend that this is up for debate. Like, whether or not the world is round is up for debate, or whether the moon landing really took place.
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
A gaffe is a politician inadvertently telling an inconvenient truth.
In writing, I shall always confine myself strictly to the truth, except when it is attended with inconvenience.
I've actually rented Bjork's swan dress.
I know that's kind of recycling, but I saw An Inconvenient Truth.
There is no higher truth, no greater knowledge, than never doubting who you are.
It is just human nature to take time to connect the dots, I know that.
But I also know that there can be a day of reckoning when you wish you had connected the dots more quickly.
Denial: my family heritage. If you don't ask the questions, the truth will never inconvenience you.
You cannot demand truth, and then select half and throw the inconvenient remainder away.
There is nothing so inconvenient in this world as an absolutely truthful person, who can both speak and write, and has the courage of his convictions. One can always arrange matters with liars ... But with the man or woman who holds truth dearer than life, and honor more valuable than advancement, there is nothing to be done, now that governments cannot insist on the hemlock-cure, as in the case of Socrates.
Honestly, when I had the idea to make 'An Inconvenient Truth,' and I was going out and raising the money, and I said, 'I want to make a movie about Al Gore's slide show, will you give me a million dollars?' People thought I was insane, looked at me cross-eyed.