Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.— George Orwell
Bumbling Inconvenient Truth quotations
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.
No one wants the truth if it is inconvenient.
An Inconvenient Truth is so convincing that it makes opposers of the argument as credible as Holocaust deniers.
In writing, I shall always confine myself strictly to the truth, except when it is attended with inconvenience.
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.
The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating.
Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
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.
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.
Al Gore is coming out with a movie about global warming called ' An Inconvenient Truth. ' It's described as a detailed scientific view of global warming. President Bush said he just saw a film about global warming, 'Ice Age 2; The Meltdown.' He said, 'It's so much better than that boring Al Gore movie.'
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.
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.
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.
What we take for granted might not be here for our children.
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.
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 scientists are virtually screaming from the rooftops now.
The debate is over! There's no longer any debate in the scientific community about this. But the political systems around the world have held this at arm's length because it's an inconvenient truth, because they don't want to accept that it's a moral imperative.
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.
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.
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.
I have seen the Gore documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth,' just released in the States, and admired the acutely revolutionary delivery of the slideshow assisted talk he has now been giving for some 16 years.
I've actually rented Bjork's swan dress.
I know that's kind of recycling, but I saw An Inconvenient Truth.
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.
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.
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.
A gaffe is a politician inadvertently telling an inconvenient truth.
Yeah i saw An Inconvenient Truth, and i dont want to say it was preachy but let's not kid ourselves, i've got far more important work to do
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.
You cannot demand truth, and then select half and throw the inconvenient remainder away.
Denial: my family heritage. If you don't ask the questions, the truth will never inconvenience you.
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?
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.
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.
Sure, 'An Inconvenient Truth' was my first documentary.
What a wonderful experience. I saw Al Gore doing his slideshow presentation, and had this nutty idea that we had to make a movie out of it.
Sometimes seeing everything just gets in the way.
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.