Inconvenient Quotes by Peter O’Toole, John Kenneth Galbraith, Peter Vidmar, Mehdi Hasan, Jackson Browne, Catherine Hardwicke and many others.
It’s very inconvenient because every time I finish, let’s say, a chapter of a book, I think I’m going to ring Richard and then realize: Oh, Christ, I’ve buried him. I buried him last year.
The questions that are beyond the reach of economics-the beauty, dignity, pleasure and durability of life-may be inconvenient but they are important.
Everyone works hard when they want to, when they get quick results, when it’s convenient to put forth effort. The best work hard when they don’t want to, when it’s inconvenient to give it that little extra effort… and that extra effort might be just what they need to place them on top.
The inconvenient truth that our lazy media elites do so much to ignore is that Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, and Warren are much closer in their views to the vast majority of ordinary Americans than the Bloombergs or the Bidens. They are the true centrists, the real moderates; they represent the actual political middle.
Very often it’s really inconvenient – who you fall in love with. You can’t really control it.
After ‘Inconvenient Truth,’ we hit a tipping point where almost everybody in America cares about the environment.
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.
Be not too rash in the breaking of an inconvenient custom; as it was gotten, so leave it by degrees. Danger attends upon too sudden alterations; he that pulls down a bad building by the great may be ruined by the fall, but he that takes it down brick by brick may live to build a better.
If the exercise of power of internal taxation by the Union should be discovered on experiment to be really inconvenient, the federal government may then forbear the use of it . . .
I’ve always been pro-life from conception to natural death. It’s important for the Republican nominee to maintain what we stand for. We are the party that stands for all of life, whether it’s convenient or inconvenient, whether it’s perfect or imperfect.
Churchill was fundamentally what the English call unstable – by which they mean anybody who has that touch of genius which is inconvenient in normal times.
Do you think love just goes away? Pops out of existence when it becomes too painful or inconvenient, as if you never felt it?
Josh Billings said, It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. Human beings have always employed an enormous variety of clever devices for running away from themselves, and the modern world is particularly rich in such stratagems.
Oh for craps sake. You’re not dying again, are you? It’s seriously inconvenient when you do that.” -Aphrodite
It’s no disgrace to be old. But damn if it isn’t inconvenient.
I’ll never stop caring. But the thing about caring is, it’s inconvenient. Sometimes you’ve got to give when it makes no sense to at all. Sometimes you’ve got to give until it hurts.
A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
But seventeen is an inconvenient time to fall in love.
The thing with sculpture is, 90% of the time, when I pass a piece of sculpture, it’s in public or somewhere, and it’s just, how inconvenient that that’s there. It takes up so much room, and it’s so oppressive.
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.
As long as you don’t fly openly in the face of society, society doesn’t ask any inconvenient questions; and it makes precious short work of the cads who do. There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
Aw, no. YouвЂ™re taking us to that vegetarian place, arenвЂ™t you? ItвЂ™s a coffee place. You canвЂ™t just automatically classify anything that isnвЂ™t a steak house as vegetarian. Yes, I can. This is America. You said Americans assert their own opinions as if they were facts and dismiss inconvenient facts as mere opinions.
No one wants the truth if it is inconvenient.
No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.
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.
Censorship, by definition, is suppression of objectionable material that can be harmful or inconvenient. Since when has it become inconvenient or dangerous for a young woman to be confused in love?
To find everything profound – that is an inconvenient trait. It makes one strain one’s eyes all the time, and in the end one finds more than one might have wished.
Its avowed purpose is to excite sexual desire, which, I should have thought, is unnecessary in the case of the young, inconvenient in the case of the middle aged, and unseemly in the old.
Poetry had in the hands of various people become a place for inconvenient knowledge insofar as it was a place for knowledge at all. But it was a place where you could talk about other kinds of experience than the official version.
That’s the past for you. Not only does it come back at the most unexpected, and inconvenient, times but it’s set in stone.
The secret to longevity, as I see it, has less to do with diet, or even exercise, and more to do with the environment in which a person lives: social and physical. What do I mean by this? They live rewardingly inconvenient lives.
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?
If you’d like to watch less television, try putting the remote away in a very inconvenient place and making yourself put it away every time you use it. If it’s a big pain to turn on the TV and to change channels, you might find yourself drifting to other activities that will be more satisfying in the long run.
Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.
There is no peace precisely because there has been no justice. As painful and inconvenient as justice may be, we have seen that the alternative allowing accountability to fall by the wayside is worse.
The financial services industry has seemed to treat the crisis like a little rainfall – inconvenient, but no significant changes needed. The real question moving forward is how the industry will respond to Wall Street reform and growing public anger.
Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life. If laws are inconvenient, ignore them, they don’t apply to you.
I want to make it a little inconvenient for everybody to get to me.
But while my inner voice was clearly telling me I was at my core an entrepreneur, it’s inconvenient to decide at twenty-three that you can’t really work for other people.
The so-called modern conveniences may, in fact, be extremely inconvenient – everything seems to exist as a distraction from any sort of deeper thought or contemplation.
Watson. Come at once if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same.
It is a good and gentle religion, but inconvenient.
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.
Each of us, helplessly and forever, contains the other – male in female, female in male, white in black, and black in white. We are part of each other. Many of my countrymen appear to find this fact exceedingly inconvenient and even unfair, and so, very often, do I. But none of us can do anything about it.
We tend to value military heroes and Schwarzenegger types who are physically courageous. The heroics of doing the right thing every day even when it is dull and inconvenient are undervalued.
The best thing about being a fiction writer is that where the truth is inconvenient, I could veer away.
Someone was trying to kill Lady Alexia Maccon. It was most inconvenient, as she was in a dreadful hurry. Given her previous familiarity with near-death experiences and their comparative frequency with regards to her good self, Alexia should probably have allowed extra time for such a predictable happenstance.
I have a lovely room and bath in the hotel. It’s a little inconvenient, they’re in two separate buildings!
It must be hard for humans, forever floundering through inconvenient geography. Humans are always lost. It’s a basic characteristic. It explains a lot about them.
True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.
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.’
Poverty is not a disgrace, but it’s terribly inconvenient.
WhatвЂ™s that?вЂќ she asked the girl, wrinkling her nose. вЂњOh, that? ThatвЂ™s just Pillover.вЂќ вЂњAnd whatвЂ™s a pillover, when itвЂ™s at home?вЂќ вЂњMy little brother.вЂќ вЂњAh, I commiserate. I have several of my own. Dashed inconvenient, brothers.
In matters of faith, inconvenient evidence is always suppressed while contradictions go unnoticed.
Perspective should never influence punishment. Too often in our society, we practice selective perspective. We’re willing to see all the angles only when it suits us. When perspective becomes inconvenient, we can be unflinching, even cruel.
Yet the arts of Severus cannot be justified by the most ample privileges of state reason. He promised only to betray; he flattered only to ruin; and however he might occasionally bind himself by oaths and treaties, his conscience, obsequious to his interest, always released him from the inconvenient obligation.
In politics, readily dismissing inconvenient people can easily extend to dismissing inconvenient truths about them.
Professors who hold unpopular positions or state inconvenient facts are now considered psychologically toxic.
The use of ‘conspiracy theory’ as a derogatory – as an epithet almost – is something the propagandists have perfected over the decades, and it’s a useful tool for eliminating articulate dissent and other points of view, and information that might be inconvenient for a policy agenda.
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.
If I entered a tropical beach, would I end up in Nazi Germany with my highly inconvenient black hair?
I think we live in a country that sometimes forgets how effective the rule of law is, perhaps because our governments have often found it inconvenient.
“It must be inconvenient to be made of flesh,” said the Scarecrow thoughtfully, “for you must sleep, and eat and drink. However, you have brains, and it is worth a lot of bother to be able to think properly.”
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.
The people who would call me an obstructionist overlook some inconvenient facts.
Intense mutual erotic love, love which involves with the flesh all the most refined sexual being of the spirit, which reveals and perhaps even ex nihilo creates spirit as sex, is comparatively rare in this inconvenient world.
After ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ came out, a lot of people came to me with their causes, and there are a lot – water, poverty, and so many, many more.
It was sometimes inconvenient to have the gold-green, slit-pupilled eyes of a cat, but this was usually easily hidden with a small glamour, and if not, well, there were quite a few ladies-and men-who didn’t find it a drawback.
By comparison with other less hectic days, the city is unconfortable and inconvenient; but New Yorkers tempramentally do not crave comfort and convenience – if they did they would live elsewhere.
The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.
Love is inconvenient. Love is untidy. Love is relentless, ruthless and rapacious. Done well, it’s hilarious, playful and redemptive.
After 9/11, Hekmatyar helped Osama bin Laden escape from the mountains of Tora Bora into Pakistan, and then decamped to Iran, until his presence there became a bit too inconvenient.
They are very different in terms of the solution. Where ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ you really need countries to cooperate and sacrifice and figure out a solution, with ‘Fed Up’ you can leave the theater and you can be empowered that very night by cooking dinner in your very own kitchen.
The more we get out of the world the less we leave, and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival.
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.
I’m doomed to act like myself, even when it’s inconvenient!
Just as radical heirs apparent are said to lay aside all inconvenient revolutionary opinions when they come to the throne, it was believed that Mr. Mill in Parliament would be an entirely different person from Mr. Mill in his study.
I’d like to give you my heart, but since that might be inconvenient, I’ve brought you someone else’s.
An Inconvenient Truth is so convincing that it makes opposers of the argument as credible as Holocaust deniers.
It’s very inconvenient being a sculptor. It’s like playing the double-bass; one’s so handicapped by one’s baggage.
I’ve actually rented Bjork’s swan dress. I know that’s kind of recycling, but I saw An Inconvenient Truth.
Here’s the broader inconvenient truth for both Clinton and women’s rights that Trump is more than willing to tell voters: Islam, as it is practiced in most countries around the world, suppresses women’s rights – the only issue is the degree of severity of the repression.
It is just human nature to take time to connect the dots, I know that.В But I also know that there can be a day of reckoning when you wish you had connected the dots more quickly.
When a denomination begins to consider doctrine divisive, theology troublesome, and convictions inconvenient, consider that denomination on its way to a well-deserved death.
We are living in a time in which movies such as ‘Super Size Me’ and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ have made box-office history, and books such as ‘No Logo’ and my own, ‘The Silent Takeover,’ are bestsellers.
You are the reason why he exists on this earth. You don’t have the right to abandon him just because he’s inconvenient or has trouble in school.
When I was young, my parents bought a house in Vasai, but because it was inconvenient for us all to travel, they sent my sister and I to live with our nana-nani at Dadar.
She was very young…she still expected something from life, she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing.
A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters, as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
We will be judged. There will be an accounting; there will be a reckoning sooner or later. It will either come from ourselves and our own conscience, or it will come from our kids when they ask that inconvenient question: ‘What were you doing when they turned those kids back from the border?’
You cannot demand truth, and then select half and throw the inconvenient remainder away.
A cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent. It’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.
Physicists, being in no way different from the rest of the population, have short memories for what is inconvenient.
It would be an inconvenient rule if nothing could be done until everything can be done.
Human crises have a way of happening at inconvenient times.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient footwear.
If you follow your heart, you’re going to find that it is often extremely inconvenient.
I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man. But I have often found it inconvenient – in America.
A group of protesters who are very unhappy at the rapid expansion of Starbucks have been repeatedly smashing the windows of a Starbucks store in Maine. Customers say it’s been really inconvenient because, several times now, they’ve had to use the Starbucks across the street.
… Waiter! raw beef-steak for the gentleman’s eye,-nothing like raw beef-steak for a bruise, sir; cold lamp-post very good, but lamp-post inconvenient-damned odd standing in the open street half-an-hour, with your eye against a lamp.
Anything that’s natural can’t be sinful-it may be inconvenient, but it’s not sinful.