Inability Quotes

Inability Quotes by Wilfred Trotter, Rick Bass, Mike Espy, Steven Levy, Mark Twain, Geoff Dyer and many others.

I do not concern myself with my inability to feel such comfort amidst humans (other than with very few friends and family), but, rather, am simply thankful that at least dogs exist, and I’m humbly aware of how much less a person I’d be – how less a human – if they did not exist.
I am a lifelong Mississippian. I remember Jim Crow, ‘colored‘ and ‘whitewater fountains, and my mother‘s inability to try on a dress in a store because no white woman would buy it if she put it back.
Everyone in the tech business, from Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist John Doerr on down, says that the ruination of the industry, if not the entire country, will come from the inability to hire more brainiacs from countries like China and India.
The inability to forget is far more devastating than the inability to remember.
The essence of my character is an inability to get used to things. This, in fact, is the one thing I have grown accustomed to: an inability to get used to things.
The scripts that I take should be solid in terms of content; only then will my inability as an actor not show up on the screen.
I have little doubt that the single greatest obstacle to the impact of the gospel has not been its inability to provide answers, but the failure on our part to live it out.
Politicians are nauseating by definition… They can produce nothing, neither a loaf of bread nor a table nor a picture; and this inability to create value, this total inferiority, makes them jealous, vengeful, insolent and a menace to life and limb.
I’m a comic because I don’t want to do the nine-to-five, I have to modify that and say I’m a comic because I have an inability to do a nine-to-five.
It would not be desirable to includeterrorismamong international crimes subject to International Criminal Court jurisdiction if defined to apply only to anti-state acts of violence. The failure to include terrorism as a distinct crime was due to the inability to agree upon its proper definition.
Nationalized industries are notorious for their inability to operate at a profit.
I know people said I wasn’t selling out in America, but that was entirely untrue. We sold out all over the world, and every night I looked out into the fans and those front rows that you‘re talking about, the tears, the honesty, the inability to not be completely overjoyed because they felt accepted.
Economists say the inability to delay gratification is a primary predictor of economic failure in life.
We are more likely to fail as craftsmen due to our inability to organize obsession than because of our lack of ability.
Trump‘s inability to face the truth of his loss to Biden might explain why he has barely faced reporters at all in the closing weeks of his presidency. Even more remarkably, he rarely ever called into his favorite TV shows.
The Yogic path is about disentangling the built-in glitches of the human condition, which I’m going to over-simply define here as the heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment.
High blood pressure, cheeriness at breakfast, a mellowing political philosophy, and an inability to drink more than half a bottle of proof spirits at cocktail time without falling over the fire irons all suggest dark wings hovering overhead and the impending midnight croak of the raven.
President Obama‘s assault on the free-enterprise market and venture capitalists is anti-American and shows his greatest insecurity: his lack of private sector experience and his inability to understand the economy and help businesses thrive in these uncertain economic times.
PATRIOTISM, n. 1) The inability to distinguish between the government and one’s ‘country’; 2) A highly praiseworthy virtue characterized by the desire to dominate and kill; 3) A feeling of exultation experienced when contemplating heaps of charred ‘enemycorpses; 4) The first, last, and perennial refuge of scoundrels.
Chaz Bufe
Even when we are frustrated by our inability to understand a circumstance or event, there are unseen angels bringing comfort and protection as directed by the wisdom of God.
Within loyalism and the UVF, there are clearly people who are not just aggravated by the issue around flags or parades. They’re aggravated by me and Sinn Fein being in government. They’re opposed to the political institutions – there’s an inability of a minority within loyalism to accept the concept of equality.
When you get saved, you get saved not because you deserve it, but because you simply let God save you and because you confess your own poor sinful state and your inability to save yourself.
Man’s survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.
Expertise is great, but it has a bad side effect: It tends to create the inability to accept new ideas.
Dean Williams
Our real illiteracy is our inability to create
What keeps us from happiness is our inability to fully inhabit the present
Trump’s inability to control his own emotions is standing between himself and the presidency.
The #1 reasons are unsuccessful is their inability to lead themselves.
Autism is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by social withdrawal, by repetitive behaviors and by some kind of focal attention in its classic form. Basically, it’s an inability to relate to others.
I sometimes wonder if the inability to find oneself makes one seek oneself in other people, in characters.
John Cazale
There’s really no question that there is an anguish associated with the inability to marry in this life. We feel for someone that has that anguish. I feel for somebody that has that anguish. But it’s not limited to someone who has same-gender attraction.
The biggest threat to this country isn’t the Russians. It’s our own inability to make democracy or capitalism work.
The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.
May we not then sometimes define insanity as an inability to distinguish which is the waking and which the sleeping life? We often dream without the least suspicion of unreality: ‘Sleep hath its own world’, and it is often as lifelike as the other.
What is the empathy deficit? The inability of people to stand in other folks shoes. It’s hard to empathize with people who have different values than you
In opposition to the plenary ability taught by the Pelagians, the gracious ability of the Arminians, and the natural ability of the New School theologians, the Scriptures declare the total inability of the sinner to turn himself to God or to do that which is truly good in God’s sight
Your defeat is not only a reality, which has been historically proven time and again. It can also be seen in your helplessness and your inability to suppress the movement, in your desperate conduct when faced with our guerrillas and the vanguard of the people.
Ashraf Dehghani
Everyone is an ocean inside. Every individual walking the street. Everyone is a universe of thoughts, and insights, and feelings. But every person is crippled in his or her own way by our inability to truly present ourselves to the world.
As long as there are human beings, there will be the idea of brotherhood — and an almost total inability to practice it.
Sobriety is love of health, or inability to eat much.
I think my generation‘s inability to speak in absolute terms when it comes to politics is a very positive thing; it’s made us more nuanced, made us more complex.
In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
Religion is a superstition that originated in man`s mental inability to solve natural phenomena. The Church is an orgainized institution that has always been stumbling to block progress.
I identify with this guy‘s frustration and inability to control his fury at moments. I even identify with the way that this guy covers up a lot with humour. So yeah, it’s interesting.
I’m always suspicious when a guy takes his date on a walk, because it reeks of poverty and an inability to plan.
Trump’s real Achilles heel, and the thing most likely to keep him out of the White House, is his brazen contempt for women (plus his lack of impulse control and inability to stay off his Android phone).
In underground music, there seems to be this real inability for people to express themselves in any kind of heroic or mythological way. There’s this idea that we’re all normal joes, and that creating a persona onstage or having schtick is somehow false and misleading and evil.
One of my biggest problems in life has been my inability to lie.
Trump’s behavior is conscienceless, showing utter disregard for the safety of others, consistent irresponsibility, callousness, cynicism and disrespect of other human beings. Contempt for truth and honesty, and for norms, rules and laws. A complete inability to feel remorse, or guilt.
By the 1970s, Western sanctions had hollowed out the Soviet economy. Ultimately, however, what brought down the Soviets was their inability to repair the catastrophic damage that began with the meeting of Igor Gouzenko and the RCMP.
Erin O’Toole
I have a problem with sweets. I have an inability to eat a just little bit. It’s almost like I can’t even enjoy chocolate anymore – I have to stuff it into my brain, cram it into my ears.
Inability to distinguish doctrine is spreading far and wide, and so long as the preacher is “clever” and “earnest,” hundreds seem to think it must be all right, and call you dreadfully “narrow and uncharitable” if you hint that he is unsound!
Humans have trouble with economics, as you may have noticed, and not just because economic circumstances sometimes cause them to starve. Humans seem to have an innate inability to pay attention to economic principles.
The inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is something that weighs heavily on my mind.
The greatest illiterate is the inability to learn the great things of life from small things around.
The failure to cultivate virtue, the failure to examine and analyze what I have learned, the inability to move toward righteousness after being shown the way, the inability to correct my faults-these are the causes of my grief.
While I remain troubled by the Corps’ inability to fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions, America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi.
Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
Relationships survive on trust, and if that is broken at any point, it’s pretty much the end of the relationship. Besides, inability to communicate leads to problems.
I have the inability to stop thinking and switch off from work at night, which causes a lot of sleeplessness.
Da was a real fisherman. But it wasn’t the catch that mattered, it was the skill of the cast, the preparation of the flies. I often think my inability to prepare, my desire to get going, are a direct result of watching my father making all those painstaking preparations before he cast his line.
Martin Buber suggested that evil prevailed because of the inability of man to imagine the real. Yet human beings do have that capacity. Lord Byron, a poet favored by Alfred Nobel, captured the stark essence of a post-nuclear world in his poem Darkness.
Class war is not the cause of social progress; it is a disease developed in the course of social progress. The cause of the disease is the inability to subsist, and the result of the disease is war.
Everything is poisoned, and it’s all poisoned from greed. I think our inability to communicate with each other and everything that’s happening in the world is all a symptom of our greater inability to deal with nature appropriately.
Pollution is a necessary result of the inability of man to reform and transform waste.
Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail.
The dog is almost human in its demand for living interest, yet fatally less than human in its inability to foresee.
There is but one thing without honor, smitten with eternal barrenness, inability to do or to be,-insincerity, unbelief.
The scientific method is nearly perfect for understanding the physical aspects of our life. But it is a radically limited viewfinder in its inability to offer values, morals and meanings that are at the center of our lives.
The inability to love and accept yourself and your humanity is at the heart of many illnesses. To be loved and accepted, you must start by loving yourself. If you have traits that you consider unlovable, you must love them anyway… it’s a paradox.
Another touchy point: the inability of successive Israeli governments to deal with the propaganda war. Israel has a brilliant instrument in the IDF. We have a cyber-war unit which may become the best unit in the world to fight cyber problems. On the propaganda war…it is a large failure.
I have since learned that the most mature believer is the one who is bent over, leaning most heavily on the Lord, and admitting his total inability to do anything without Christ. The greatest Christian is not the one who has achieved the most but rather the one who has received the most.
I believe our inability to achieve victory stems mainly from having lost sight as a nation of what it means to win.
No one seems to have learned, or can remember, the magic words that calm people when they are frightened or threatened: “I’m sorry; I didn’t see you; are you all right?” The inability to speak these words, I observe, goes right along with a propensity for mindless insults.
There is no hatred in my love for you. Only a sadness I feel all the more strongly for my inability to explain or describe it.
What best defines a child is the total inability to receive information from anything not plugged in.
I later discovered that in order to be a good athlete one must care intensely what is happening with a ball, even if one doesn’t have possession of it. This was ultimately my failure: my inability to work up a passion for the location of balls.
It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.
There’s a tiredness of abstract inteligence, and it’s the most horrible of tirednesses. It doesn’t weight on you like the tiredness of the body, nor does it worry you like the tiredness of knowledge and emotion. It’s a weightiness of the conscience of the world, an inability of the soul to breathe.
The problem with incompetence is its inability to recognize itself.
Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process.
The Church of Reason, like all institutions of the System, is based not on individual strength but upon individual weakness. What’s really demanded in the Church of Reason is not ability, but inability. Then you are considered teachable. A truly able person is always a threat.
The inability to trace DNA to actual diseases has serious consequences. As does the opposite problem – not being able to trace diseases back to DNA.
I think I became a writer because of my love of stories and an inability to stop asking, ‘What if?’
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
I’ve always suffered from a complete inability to sense who’s important.
In today‘s life, the world belongs only to the stupid, the insensitive and the agitated. The right to live and triumph is now conquered almost by the same means by which you conquer internment in an asylum: the inability to think, amorality and hiperexcitation.
The man who invented instant pudding was moved to action by an inability to wait for pudding.
What a blessing to be alone with your thoughts when so many are alone with their inability to think.
I am learning that the best cure for hypocrisy is community. Hypocrisy is not so much the result of not living what I preach but much more of not confessing my inability to fully live up to my own words.
All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.
I have lost friends, some by death…others by sheer inability to cross the street.
Disfranchisement means inability to make, shape, or control one’s own circumstances… . That is exactly the position of women in the world of work today; they cannot choose.
The business changes. The technology changes. The team changes. The team members change. The problem isn’t change, per se, because change is going to happen; the problem, rather, is the inability to cope with change when it comes.
Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don’t think the press has understood me.
One can, in principle, outline sort of a set of neural circuits that are critically involved and even identify disorders that affect different components of that neural circuit and see what happens if you knock out, for example, inability to recognize faces, how it affects your response to portraiture.
Our inability to recall how we really felt is why our wealth of experiences turns out to be poverty of riches.
Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons.
There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.
As ministers we ought to speak of God. We are human, however, and so cannot speak of God. We ought therefore to recognize both our obligation and our inability and by that very recognition give glory to God
What do we really want to say to the world? Three main themes. The inability to find completion in our modern society, the inability to find completion within ourselves, and the new way to be human in what Christ offers us – His love and His perfect plan of redemption for us.
No one can mock your meagre achievements or inability to accomplish the simplest of tasks, if they remain figments of your imagination. You can revel, again and again, in the glory of a fairy tale doomed never to appear in reality.
A morality that holds need as a claim, holds emptiness-non-existence-as its standard of value; it rewards an absence, a defect: weakness, inability, incompetence, suffering, disease, disaster, the lack, the fault, the flaw-the zero.
There is something suspect about our inability to enjoy anything.
Envy and jealousy stem from the fundamental inability to rejoice at someone else‘s happiness or success
It is always our inabilities that vex us.
Young people contact me all the time to articulate issues with the industrial food system, but they are frustrated by their perceived inability to do anything about it.
Your inability to see yourself clearly is what’s keeping you alive.
Anyone can become a game show host. It simply requires a giant, narcissistic ego and an inability to do anything else. The closest thing to school I did was looking in the mirror one hundred times a day and repeating, ‘People should listen to you talk.’
I think that the inability to love is the central problem, because that inability masks a certain terror, and that terror is the terror of being touched. And if you can’t be touched, you can’t be changed. And if you can’t be changed, you can’t be alive.
Singing has been a cherished gift, and my inability to sing has been a devastating blow.
That’s the old ecological tale that explains humans’ inability to fully appreciate global warming. To wit: if you drop a frog in a pan of hot water, it jumps out. If you drop it in a pan of cold water, then turn the heat up slowly, you can roast it to death.
I was told, continued Egremont, that an impassable gulf divided the Rich from the Poor; I was told that the Privileged and the People formed Two Nations, governed by different laws, influenced by different manners, with no thoughts or sympathies in common; with an innate inability of mutual comprehension.
In direct contradiciton to the American dream, God actually delights in exalting our inability.
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.
I think President Trump is trying to distract the country away from the failures he’s had – the inability to get a health care bill that both sides could come together on.
The real mistake humans have committed lays in the inability to differentiate between requirements and luxuries.
Our lack of compassion stems from our inability to see deeply into the nature of things.
An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity.
The inability to hold cash and the pressure to be fully invested at all times meant that when the plug was pulled out of the tub, all boats dropped as the water rushed down the drain.
The gradual decline of a society is often a self-induced process of trying to meet ever-expanding appetites, rather than a physical inability to produce past levels of food and fuel, or to maintain adequate defense.
I think the New Bohemians’ inability to say no was a big part of our problem.
There are no philosophical problems, there is only a suite of interconnected linguistic cul de sacs created by language’s inability to reflect the truth.
All mankind‘s unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room.
If Apple has a flaw, it’s the inability of the company to crush competition using the kind of aggressive tactics that companies like Microsoft and Intel have always applied.
James Brown‘s life was really a metaphor for our inability to talk about matters like race and class in America.
No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education.
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
MID-TWENTIES BREAKDOWN: A period of mental collapse occurring in one’s twenties, often caused by an inability to function outside of school or structured environments coupled with a realization of one’s essential aloneness in the world. Often marks induction into the ritual of pharmaceutical usage.
…you need openness and inability to do anything other than get to the point.
No work is stressful. It is your inability to manage your body, mind, and emotions that makes it stressful.
All of us contain Music & Truth, but most of us can’t get it out.
A weaker currency is a national tariff. After we get a weaker currency, we have to take advantage of that. Or else, we will waste it once more in inflation and in the inability to raise competitiveness.
Inability is often the mother of restriction, and restriction is the great mother of inventive performance.
Holger Czukay
This dilettantish inability to comprehend the essential issues of the conduct of production affairs is not only manifested in the writings of Marx and Engels. It permeates no less the contributions of contemporary pseudo-economics.
If I’m a young black man in South Central L.A., where poverty is rampant and unemployment is skyrocketing, I see that Washington’s promises of a year ago have gone unfulfilled, I see that perhaps for a second time, the court’s inability to mete out justice in a blind fashion, why shouldn’t I vent my anger?
I will tell you what war is. War is a psychosis caused by an inability to see relationships. Our relationship with our fellowmen. Our relationship with our economic and historical situation. And above all our relationship to nothingness, to death.
A preoccupation with the next world clearly shows an inability to cope credibly with this one.
To be happy, one only must be able to confront, which is to say, experience, those things that are. Unhappiness is only this the inability to confront that which is.
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function.
Academics lack perspective. In a debate on whether the world is round, they would argue, ‘No,’ because it’s an oblate spheroid. They suffer from ‘the curse of knowledge’: the inability to imagine what it’s like not to know something that they know.
No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States В of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders
We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can’t use shame to change ourselves or others.
Our inability to relate to one another is very, very, very important. When we don’t have it, we get situations like Bosnia
There is a real problem in terms of the refugee flow, the ability of ISIS to infiltrate those refugee flows, our inability to track them.
Boys with a failure to launch are invisible to most girls. With poor social skills, the boys feel anger at their fear of being rejected and self-loathing at their inability to compete.
The historian ought to be the humblest of men; he is faced a dozen times a day with the evidence of his own ignorance; he is perpetually confronted with his own humiliating inability to interpret his material correctly; he is, in a sense that no other writer is, in bondage to that material.
The nation should be able to remove by an orderly constitutional process any president with an unyielding commitment to failed policies and an inability to renew the country’s hope.
I think it’s too late. I think that there’s been too much. This all started with the red line, walking away from it. The inability to arm the legitimate [Bashar] Assad opposition.
My inability to follow recipes as written – without obeying the devil on my shoulder telling me to replace ingredients or change the temperature – is well documented.
I am consistently amazed at Sean Hannity’s inability to host his own show. He’s a dear, dear man – a very nice person… these liberals who aren’t even that smart just come in and absolutely bulldoze him like a child.
We’re not that strong anymore. (Hades) Oops, guess I screwed up. Inability to see the consequences of our thoughtless acts must run in the family. So much for my father being a god of prophecy, huh? (Stryker)
A running theme in my life is my inability to say no to anything.
Immaturity means self-centeredness, inability to compromise, to rise above hurt feelings, to postpone immediate pleasures in favor of future benefits, or to do unpleasant chores when they need to be done.
The current concept of prom just seems so empty. Teenagers get dressed up to go to a dance at a fancy location. It encourages social inclusion or exclusion based on your ability or inability to snag a date.
An inability to choose is a hallmark of anxiety… The too-anxious artist, afraid to choose, will halt dead in the water.
Perhaps all anxiety might derive from a fixation on moments – an inability to accept life as ongoing.
There is a central flaw in contemporary culture and a corresponding and related inability to address it. Society seems somehow unable to adequately help or protect itself. Normal citizens feel powerless, isolated and disturbed.
Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
Las Vegas was and is a hard town that will make you pay for your inability to restrain your desires…. If you have a weakness, Las Vegas will punish you.
A notorious inability to express emotions makes human beings the only animals capable of suicide.
I don’t think Harry cares about being forgiven,” Poppy said glumly. “Of course he does. Men love to be forgiven. It makes us feel better about our inability to learn from our mistakes.
By 1948, the Italians had begun to pull themselves together, demonstrating once more their astonishing ability to cope with disaster which is so perfectly balanced by their absolute inability to deal with success
Man’s inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively.
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender‘s inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.
Every form of causeless self-doubt, every feeling of inferiority and secret unworthiness is, in fact, man’s hidden dread of his inability to deal with existence.
The essence of Africa‘s crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty and therefore its inability to mobilize out of its own resources even the barest of minimum resources to address any of the public health crises that Africa faces.
The search for scapegoats is essentially an abnegation of responsibility: it indicates an inability to assess honestly and intelligently the true nature of the problems which lie at the root of social and economic difficulties and a lack of resolve in grappling with them.
Among the reasons marriages fail, sex ranks no higher than fourth, behind money, having only one bathroom, and an inability to communicate, reasons one, two and three.
Political correctness is the the inability to state certain truths because they may offend certain people
Misunderstandings are always caused by the inability of appreciating one another’s point of view… The best way is to dispel ignorance of the doings of others by a systematic spread of general knowledge. With this object in view, it is most important to aid exchange of thought and intercourse.
Trump supporters know when it’s time to listen to him and when it’s time to laugh and maybe not take it so seriously. They’re having fun with it. And part of the reason is watch how tightly wound the people in the press corps are and openly, vividly demonstrate their utter inability to understand or relate to Trump.
Because of a massive backlog of asylum cases and an inability to quickly adjudicate and enforce them, more migrants are making the journey to our border.
Modern historians have suggested that in his last years he (Richard II) was overtaken by mental disease, but that is only a modern view of the malfunction common to 14th century rulers: inability to inhibit impulse.
The inability to grasp the pathology* of our oligarchic rulers is one of our gravest faults.
I think that in the West, many citizens, especially younger citizens, take their freedoms and institutions for granted and focus on their frustrations with their governments’ inability to solve pressing problems.
We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.
It’s not about the fish; it’s not about the pollution; it’s not about the climate change. It’s about us and our greed and our need for growth and our inability to imagine a world that is different from the selfish world we live in today.
Being an evil dude: You create this false identity of who you really are and hide behind that as a means to deal with your peers and to hide behind your social awkwardness and inabilities and inadequacies.
The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter‘s unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.
One of my biggest drawbacks is my inability to maintain my physique. I put on weight for ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ and never managed to shed it. Luckily, that look suited a few films, includingOrange Mittai.’
The New York Times and Politico report , as Bush continues to flounder on the campaign trail, backers are placing some of the blame on Right To Rise and its inability to sell their candidate.
If Jesus ever commanded us to do something that He was unable to equip us to accomplish, He would be a liar. And if we make our own inability a stumbling block or an excuse not to be obedient, it means that we are telling God that there is something which He has not yet taken into account.
The real problem has to do with the inability by people to admit that a position they’ve held a long time might be wrong. That’s all. Not that it is. Just that it might be. I don’t know why it is, but we tend to fall in love with things we believe, Threaten them, and you threaten us.
The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable.
A good trader has to have three things: a chronic inability to accept things at face value, to feel continuously unsettled, and to have humility.
Why is geometry often described as cold and dry? One reason lies in its inability to describe the shape of a cloud, a mountain, a coastline or a tree.
There is only one fault, only one: our inability to feed upon light.
As a child, these colourful superheroes that could fly, or were horrifying like Ghost Rider and the Hulk, with this tremendous rage or these supernatural powers, provided an escape for me from my mundane existence, from my lack of friends or my inability to communicate well with people. They liberated me.
If the creatures with fur/feathers/fins are our brothers in a lower stage of development then their very weakness and inability to protest, demands that man should refrain from torturing them for the mere possibility of obtaining some knowledge which he believes may be to his own interest.
There are moments in ‘Body Snatchers’ that touch the sort of thing that I find scary… like isolation and the inability to trust even familiar things. But – is that a horror movie – or a thriller? I don’t really know the difference.
There is no mystery whatever – only inability to perceive the obvious.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
The poverty of a man of benevolence is not to be considered as poverty but only as his temporary inability to exercise his inherent duty.
I do atypical work for a white person, which is that I lead primarily white audiences in discussions on race every day, in workshops all over the country. That has allowed me to observe very predictable patterns. And one of those patterns is this inability to tolerate any kind of challenge to our racial reality.
clear thinking is not the characteristic which distinguishes our literature today. We are more and more caught up by the unintelligible. People like it. This argues an inability to think, or, almost as bad, a disinclination to think.
There is a desire for progress in the hearts of all men, and it is the sense of frustration and inability to move forward that brings violent revolution.
The future has become uninhabitable. Such hopelessness can arise, I think, only from an inability to face the present, to live in the present, to live as a responsible being among other beings in this sacred world here and now, which is all we have, and all we need, to found our hope upon.
The inability to access evidence or intelligence despite the lawful authority to do so significantly impacts the FBI’s ability to identify, investigate, prosecute, or otherwise deter criminals, terrorists, and other offenders.
Failure is a man’s inability to reach his goals in life, whatever they may be
The inability to predict outliers implies the inability to predict the course of history
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
It seems to me that my lack of faith is not, as I once thought, a triumph of the rational mind, but rather a failure of the imagination – an inability to tolerate mistery.
At the heart of the failure of most plays is the inability to carry on a thoughtful conversation about your work with yourself.
My problem was my inability to spend much time at home. I thought my family was secure, so I went running around everyplace else. I guess I had more of an effect on other people’s kids than I did my own.
Sociopathy is the inability to process emotional experience, including love and caring, except when such experience can be calculated as a coldly intellectual task.
The biggest fragility in a project is often just the inability to be able to explain to people why you are doing it, and when you’re going to do it, and what’s going to happen.
As a child, I was awkward, fidgety, and shy, with a total inability to concentrate, and in that regard, I’m exactly the same as an adult.
I’m always drawn to stories about characters who are somewhat isolated inside themselves by their inability to communicate in some way. That’s what interested me about ‘Children of a Lesser God.’
It is important to realize that our inability to answer a question says nothing about whether the question itself has an answer.
Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by two main components: an inability to interact socially with other people with joint attention to understand other people’s thoughts.
The main cause of failure is the inability to deal with self-doubt.
I focus on the most important form of innumeracy in everyday life, statistical innumeracy–that is, the inability to reason about uncertainties and risk.
Gerd Gigerenzer
The inability of some critics to connect the dots doesn’t make pointillism pointless
Georges Seurat
I had the inability to ask for help when I needed it. People offered to help me, but I refused. They’d ask ‘How are you?’ and I’d answer, ‘Better than you.’
Most Americans are unaware that Thomas Jefferson was the first American president to go to war against radical Islam. Jefferson was very concerned with Islam’s war-like doctrine and its inability to separate mosque and state.
If the technocratic class often invokes technology, it is because these inanimate objects can take on a trajectory of their own and so cover for the manager‘s inability to give leadership.
Gary Johnson‘s refusal or inability to name a single foreign leader, current or former, whom he admired, showed that he is not ready for the presidency.
The ‘inability to have a dialogue‘ is increasingly the norm in academia. Conservative thought is not just unwelcome, oftentimes it is banished altogether.
Inability, human incapacity, is the only boundary to an art.
My biggest concern for this generation is your inability to focus, especially in prayer.
Anxiety, the illness of our time, comes primarily from our inability to dwell in the present moment.
Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness however thorough or revealing their documentation. We are doomed to be forever hailing someone who has just gone around the corner and out of earshot.
The source of my difficulties has always been the same: an inability to accept what to others seems natural, and an irresistible tendency to voice opinions no one wants to hear . . .
It is tempting to think of this form of insomnia, the inability to fall asleep, as a disease of agency and control: the inability to relinquish high self-reflexive consciousness for the vulnerable, ignorant regions of slumber in which we know not what we do.
The care of the critic should be to distinguish error from inability, faults of inexperience from defects of nature.
All the terrible things we do to ourselves and others from alcoholism to character assignation to abuse to murder come from one cause: the inability to stay present with an uncomfortable feeling in the body and seek short-term relief.
I know now that what makes a fool is an inability to take even his own good advice.
Sometimes, an inability to believe in Satan reflects a larger inability to believe in a spiritual plane at all.
I don’t think there’s ever a winner in a feud. It’s about emotional pain and an inability to conquer the pain.
Embellishment is an irresistible and consuming impulse, going back to the beginnings of human history. … Probably the strongest motivating force is the simplest: the inability of almost everyone to ever leave well enough alone.
The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger.
The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia
Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure.Ours is an entertainment seeking-nation, but not necessarily a pleasure-seeking one….This is the cause of that great sad American stereotype- the overstressed executive who goes on vacation, but who cannot relax.
[Wilson] has this strange inability to censor himself, and he’ll say these things that are sometimes quite caustic or end up creating some kind of violent reaction, you know. But, you know, I admire that.
Childish egocentrism is, in its essence, an inability to differentiate between the ego and the social environment.
Our inability to think beyond our own species, or to be able to co-habit with other life forms in what is patently a massive collaborative quest for survival, is surely a malady that pervades the human soul.
Lawrence Anthony
Above all, the thrall in which an ideology holds a people is best measured by their collective inability to imagine alternatives.
Most of man’s trouble comes from his inability to be still.
My music was my life, and it played a large part in my inability to sustain relationships.
Trump’s inability to relate actions to consequences, his profound intellectual ambivalence about history, strategy and facts, in addition to his notoriously delicate ego, combine to create a risk we’ve never seen in a President during a nuclear crisis.
Congressmember Weiner has shown just a pattern of reckless behavior, an inability to tell the truth, and what New Yorkers deserve is a mayor with a record of delivering for them, of vision, and a level of maturity and responsibility.
Sharks have a deadly form of claustrophobia. It’s not so much fear of enclosed spaces as it is inability to exist in them. No one knows why. Some say it’s the metal in aquariums that throws their equilibrium off. But whatever it is, big sharks don’t last long in captivity
With all the chaos, pain and suffering in the world, the fact that my adoption of a child from who was living in an orphanage, you know, was the number one story for a week in the world. To me, that says more about our inability to focus on the real problems.
The inability of middle-class people to receive loans in developing countries has had a stifling effect on economic growth and prosperity around the globe.
Firmness in decision is often merely a form of stupidity. It indicates an inability to think the same thing out twice.
The inability to stop is the essence of what addiction is, … my favorite drug was more and all.
Nora Volkow
A peculiar side of credulity is that it is often joined with a proneness to imposture. The association of believing and lying is not characteristic solely of children. They inability or unwillingness to see things as they are promotes both gullibility and charlatanism.
Jesus will brush aside your inabilities.
Readiness of speech is often inability to hold the tongue.
I think an appeal to American idealism and willingness to sacrifice would be an important contribution, because what is happening now in many countries, not yet in the United States, but in many European countries, it’s the inability of government to ask for sacrifices of its people.
He’s seeing my soul, my fears, my fragility, my inability to deal with a world which i pretend to master, but about which I know nothing
All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.
The inability to listen and to depict in the countenance what others have said has spoiled many a good actress.
I am very up front about about my inability to pronounce things correctly. I said real-uh-tor instead of realtor until about five years ago. I just admit I have no idea how to say Theyskens! Don’t be intimidated. Just be honest!
My principal failing as a writer is the lack of spontaneity; the nuisance of parallel thoughts, second thoughts, third thoughts; inability to express myself properly in any language unless I compose every damned sentence in my bath, in my mind, at my desk.
Finding happiness is not as simple as having good friends or a full social life. The crunch issue is our ability, or inability, to find within ourselves a sense of meaning or deeper purpose, something not found in everyday life.
Mark Vernon
When one of us dies of cancer, loses her mind, or commits suicide, we must not blame her for her inability to survive an ongoing political mechanism bent on the destruction of that human being. Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions.
The overreach of the judiciary can be attributed to, one, the inability of the executive to deliver; and two, the tendency to issue judicial pronouncements for national good. The second element is dangerous because that’s the function of the government.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework –an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
All sorrow has its root in man’s inability to sit quiet in a room by himself.
Every day you preach to yourself a gospel of your loneliness, inability, and lack of resources or you faithfully preach to yourself the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It was the business that made Pop go away, not our inability to create.
I am very up front about about my inability to pronounce things correctly.
An orthodox belief in big government‘s inefficiency cannot coexist with an orthodox belief in private industry’s inability to compete with big government.
Health and disease don’t just happen to us. They are active processes issuing from inner harmony or disharmony, profoundly affected by our states of consciousness, our ability or inability to flow with experience. This recognition carries with it implicit responsibility and opportunity.
No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
He endeared himself to me forever the first night we met, when I was getting frustrated with my inability to find the words I wanted in Italian, and he put his hand on my arm and said, “Liz, you must be very polite with yourself when you are learning something new.
There are two kinds of friendship: one is genuine affection, the other is inability to refuse.
Pattern recognition and association make up the core of our thought. These activities involve millions of operations carried out in parallel, outside the field of our consciousness. If AI appeared to hit a brick wall after a few quick victories, it did so owing to its inability to emulate these processes.
This trend of reporting process over substance is unfortunate, if omnipresent. Even worse is the media’s inability – or unwillingness – to fact-check Republicans who are angry about the Democrats trying to debate and vote on Iraq policy.
The sum of a man’s problems come from his inability to be alone in a silent room.
that’s what I love you for: your inability to perceive all my hideous flaws
The only thing that matters is here and the only thing that matters is now. And America’s inability to delay gratification is because we do not have eternal thinking.
We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world’s inability to protect and defend the innocent.
God does not ask your ability Or your inability. He asks only your availability.
Inability to tell good from evil is the greatest worry of man’s life.