Unable Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Unable Quotes from famous authors such as Matt Dillon, Christopher Lasch, Jean Cocteau, Barry Humphries, Ravi Subramanian. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

One of my biggest fears is not being able to break out of a rut; of becoming a prisoner to my ways, unable to change course. But in my mid-thirties, I learned you can change your thinking.
Matt Dillon
Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.
Christopher Lasch
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
Jean Cocteau
Madonna is a creation, so perhaps we should give her and the factory that created her a little credit, but I think that she should quietly disappear now. Poor Madge seems unable to decide whether she wants to look like Marilyn Monroe or Marlene Dietrich.
Barry Humphries
The problem with most of the want-to-be authors is that they are unable to focus. Either they have no idea of where to begin, or they have hundreds of ideas and don’t know which one to pick. Both scenarios leading to one result… they give up even before they start.
Ravi Subramanian
I request people of Tamil Nadu to vote for AIADMK in Thanjavur, Aravakurichi, Thiruparankundram and in Pondicherry. Though I’m unable do the campaigning in-person. My heart is there.
J. Jayalalithaa
If investors avoid the Treasury market, we could be unable to pay off maturing securities, which would mean an immediate default. Market participants generally agree that even a brief default would create potentially catastrophic risks to the financial system, like the meltdown of 2008.
Jerome Powell
Being ‘contented’ ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class.
C. Everett Koop
Do not overlook that Donald Trump is an inherently unstable person. He’s never been able to have stable businesses or stable marriages. It is then wholly predictable that Donald Trump would be unable to have a stable presidency.
Richard Painter
As a child I was painfully embarrassed by everything, always blushing and unable to make eye contact.
Martin Kemp
People who I’ve encountered who have had more given to them, they tend to be more disappointed and unable to carry on when something doesn’t go their way, and that’s not my parents.
Hong Chau
‘Hatfields & McCoys’ is a very profound statement in what happens when you’re unable to let go of hatred and hurt and unable to have any kind of goodness in your life.
Noel Fisher
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.
Brendan Behan
Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything.
K. Eric Drexler
They were unable to stand up and say: ‘Here’s our policy. It’s Unite the world against terrorism.’
Chris Matthews
Before 2000, we were unable to design a single car; all the cars were designed in Japan, Europe or somewhere else. We were just converting.
Baba Kalyani
The number of businesses that fold due to bad partnerships is staggering. In some cases, they are charlatans, in others inept business people, and others find themselves unable to scale with any growth.
Michael Gerber
No one wants to live in a wheelchair unable to talk, only winking once for yes and twice for no. It’s perfectly reasonable that there will come a point where the balance of judgment of life over death swings the other way.
Tony Judt
Conservation destroys the present. If we are only busy preserving the past, we are not living in the present and unable to look forward. I am against conservation. We should let young people move forward, whether we agree with them or not. We should let new things happen.
Peter Eisenman
The best compliment we ever got about the show was from a Korean veteran who was unable to talk about his war experience with his wife until ‘M*A*S*H.’ While watching the show, he was able to lean over to his wife and say, ‘See, honey, that’s the way it was.’
Gary Burghoff
At times, we were forced to go through a history of dependence, unable to determine our own destiny. But today, we are at the threshold of a new turning point.
Roh Moo-hyun
This is a tough business, and you’re asked to do a job. And part of doing that job is to rate and to do well and to perform, and at certain points, when people are unable to do the job they’re hired to do, what happens is people are let go. Their contract is not renewed.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
What I have in common with the character in ‘Truman’ is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
Jim Carrey
Ocean acidification is often referred to as osteoporosis of the oceans because as acidity rises, shell building creatures such as lobster, oyster, crab, shrimp, and coral are unable to extract the calcium carbonate from the water that they need to build their shells and are thus unable to survive.
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results.
Calvin Coolidge
It is tragic that people who are incarcerated are unable to vote. They are probably the most important voices to listen to because they can tell us what we need to change.
Margaret Cho
If Freddie Mac is unable to raise capital, it could spark a political and financial crisis.
Charles Duhigg
Societies tend to presume that poor people are unable to handle money. If they had any, people reason, the poor and homeless would probably spend it on fast food and cheap beer, not on fruit or education.
Rutger Bregman
Many star kids constantly get compared to their fathers and are unable to match their parent’s mettle. But I am proud to say that my son has taken the legacy forward.
Puneet Issar
More and more of us feel like emergency-room physicians, permanently on call, required to heal ourselves but unable to find the prescription for all the clutter on our desk.
Pico Iyer
While there have been news reports of recent college graduates living with their parents because they have been unable to find a job paying a salary sufficient to move out, their near and long-term career prospects remain far brighter than for those without a college degree.
Elaine Chao
I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.
Lynda Barry
Of course there are people who are unable to work and it’s right that they are given the support they need. Frustratingly, though, for many it’s a lack of opportunity, not an inability or lack of will to get a job, that keeps them trapped in unemployment.
Damian Green
Governments everywhere that are unable to guarantee equitable growth and social welfare have suffered a fatal decay of legitimacy.
Pankaj Mishra
Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species.
Ernst Mayr
I can’t do a film after having debated it. I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team. I issue directives. I do not achieve it otherwise.
Hayao Miyazaki
While I was in university, my father became very ill and my father was unable to work. We needed to pay the bills, so in my 20s I became the sole income earner in my family.
Jagmeet Singh
For some time, destitution has been a harsh reality for asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees who are unable to access mainstream accommodation and support. Delays in the asylum and appeals process can leave them in limbo for years without money, shelter, and advice.
Katharine Viner
This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners, and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance, from which I could not avert my eyes, that I was unable longer to endure it.
Adelbert von Chamisso
My father was a gruff Irishman who was unable to express feelings and always insisted we be tough. Being a parent, for me, means creating what I didn’t have. I want my children to feel love and be able to express it.
Mike Farrell
When national policy becomes hostage to regional interests, the federal government becomes paralysed and would be unable to act in the larger national interest.
Sanjaya Baru
To govern is to choose. To appear to be unable to choose is to appear to be unable to govern.
Nigel Lawson
Whenever I write a novel, I have a strong sense that I am doing something I was unable to do before. With each new work, I move up a step and discover something new inside me.
Haruki Murakami
Maybe actors are more passionate about cinema than actresses. Many heroines today seem unable to look beyond glamour.
Radha Ravi
I’m just like the rest of the guys. I’m a little different in a lot of ways, but I’m still a player with a number on his back and if I’m unable to produce, they’ll find somebody else to fill my spot.
Donovan McNabb
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
Jean Cocteau
The arrival of DNA testing has brought new dimensions to the investigation of crime. It has brought resolution to old cases where past investigators were unable to uncover the truth. It has brought justice in new cases where once the truth might never have been known.
Chris Grayling
I am shy. I was unable to say I love you to my wife, unable to propose, so I am that shy.
Gurmeet Choudhary
I think what’s important to understand is if the United States hits the debt ceiling and is unable to pay its debts, the consequences will be immediate and dramatic.
Kenneth Chenault
When words I uttered, believing them to be true, were exposed as false, I was constrained by my duties and loyalty to the President and unable to comment. But I promised reporters and the public that I would someday tell the whole story of what I knew.
Scott McClellan
I love to think of some of the greats like Dior, or Chanel, lying in bed at night unable to sleep because the image of a dress came creeping into their minds and they couldn’t let it go, so on went the bedside light as they reached for their pen and paper to translate that vision into an image.
Dawn O’Porter
The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of impeachment is that which subverts our system of government or renders the president unfit or unable to govern.
Charles Ruff
You can have a value system and be unable to totally live it.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
After you score 300 runs in one innings, you begin to feel that every innings should be close to this one. Of course, I know that won’t happen. But I will be disappointed if I get going well and am unable to convert it into a huge score.
Virender Sehwag
As long as white newspapers were unwilling or unable to attack ‘anti-Negro’ forces or to air the views of black reformers, there was a service black newspapers could provide.
Darryl Pinckney
If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow’s retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes.
Chris Chocola
I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord.
Emanuel Swedenborg
In addition, we were unable to meet openly to discuss the progress of the book, for we were both on the list of persons banned from communicating with other banned persons.
Ruth First
Stalking can have devastating consequences, and I am determined that we do all we can to protect victims from these prolonged and terrifying campaigns of abuse that can last years, leaving many people too afraid to leave their homes and unable to get on with their lives.
Amber Rudd
On my end, I am still surprised that many media organizations are unable to adapt to new media formats and, more importantly, new network behaviors.
Om Malik
We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.
Lewis Thomas
Sometimes, particularly in summers in New York, I have tried to write in shorts or with no shirt on and found myself unable to do so, the reason being, I take it, that writing, even of the most impersonal sort, is for me a divestment, a striptease, even, so that if I start off undressed, I have nowhere to go.
Alan Bennett
People are too keen to follow standard preconceptions of how organisations should work. All too often, we feel that we are unable to make changes and so hope that someone, somewhere in your organisation knows what we are doing and what the overall aim is.
Ricardo Semler
Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received.
Horatio Alger
In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.
Joe Wurzelbacher
‘Bum’s Rush’ is a piece about timing, and everything that’s in the piece needs to be with the piece. If people are missing, or marking, or unable to use their voices, the impulses that prompt the action are lost, and its logic crumbles.
Twyla Tharp
I think if a youngster leaves school unable to read you’re kind of condemning them to a life of poverty and a life of lack of potential.
Kate Garraway
Far too many athletes have been unable to let go of their troubled roots or just have failed to fully understand their new lives and what’s expected of them.
Jemele Hill
In the Sixties, fashion was about liberation. It was about setting women free; it wasn’t about being unable to walk.
Veruschka von Lehndorff
I am completely at my wits’ end if I am unable to practice yoga for a few days at a stretch! Once you get into the flow it’s difficult to leave it, precisely because of the way it affects your energy levels.
Lara Dutta
If you look at space companies, they’ve failed either because they’ve had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think.
Elon Musk
Today, if you are unable to sing properly, technology can support you.
Ankit Tiwari
Although I never publicly defended promiscuity, I never publicly attacked it. I attempted to avoid the subject, in part because I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold.
Andrew Sullivan
The Cure is clearly above average but seemingly unable to rally itself to move to a higher plateau.
Robert Hilburn
I’m amazed how unable I am to deal with the demands that are made on me as an actor. Not the one I enjoy, which is standing in front of a camera or onstage pretending to be someone else but everything else that comes with it.
Charley Boorman
Every actor gets an image without wanting one. A lot of romantic heroes want an action hero tag, but they are unable to succeed even though their films are good.
Bobby Deol
How many of us have these demons or habits or things we don’t like about ourselves and understand the loops that we’re in and yet are unable to break out of them and create lasting change within ourselves?
Lisa Joy
There are a lot of people who are unable to take a break to clear their minds. I imagine they are the ones who need it the most.
Harper Reed
When I initially committed to joining ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I didn’t realize just how physically demanding it would be for me. Unable to put forth my best effort, I felt it appropriate to step aside and give someone else the opportunity.
Vincent Pastore
Often, equipment can as easily function as a security blanket for musicians unwilling or unable to risk anything personal in the studio. Whether one catches the feeling on a record is a subjective matter. How can you be sure? The machinery can hold out the promise of at least mechanical perfection.
Jon Landau
I believe that dialogue is necessary. We were unable to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through only the sanctions and pressure.
Moon Jae-in
Aid can work where there is good governance, and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
Lee H. Hamilton
Post COVID-19, there will be a rise in the number of people only listening to songs. The rise in audio consumption is great for indie artistes, including me, because those who are unable to afford a music video, but have a great song, will benefit from this.
Jubin Nautiyal
Farmers were ‘unable to develop their landholdings due to many restrictions. We passed the land pooling policy so they can plan to build infrastructure – with the help of private builders too.
Manoj Tiwari
I can go to foreign countries, but following the advice of the doctors to stay away from dust, I am unable to visit Vidisha, as mostly it comprises of rural areas only.
Sushma Swaraj
If I look to see what I ever did that, for all I now know, some other man might not have done, I am utterly unable to discover the certainly unique deed.
Josiah Royce
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
P. G. Wodehouse
One of the problems with being a WWE Superstar is that I literally get zero time off unless I’m injured, and usually when I’m injured I’m sat on the couch unable to move because I’ve just had a surgery.
Wade Barrett
I never thought we’d ever have a black president. President Obama has done such a tremendous job… He just has been unable to get what he needs to be moved at the level it should be moved.
Hank Aaron
If there is a substantial difference between a gay couple and a childless heterosexual couple, I’m unable to see it.
Daniel Keys Moran
A typical ‘Larry King Live’ is a pastiche whose absurdism defies parody. Wearing his trademark suspenders and purple shirts, he looks as if he’s strapped to the chair with vertical seat belts, unable to eject.
James Wolcott
My father had several strokes and heart attacks. I was with him when he died, and it was a horrible death. He had been a very articulate man, and to lose that, never to be able to speak properly and to be unable to move – he had always been a very vigorous man, so to be in a wheelchair and mumbling – was terrible.
Ruth Rendell
It is a curious foible of a certain type of mind that it is unable to imagine a newspaper editor as one who may, on some public questions, honestly have the same view as that held by other persons.
Elmer Davis
For all teenagers, the Internet offers a periscope to the outside world, but it’s particularly important for students who are unable to find themselves represented and understood in their immediate surroundings.
Jenna Wortham
The papacy again, representing the traditional unity of European civilization, has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism.
Irving Babbitt
Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took.
Stephen Harper
I used to be a very timid person, unable to express what I was feeling.
Satish Kaushik
When I was a child, I was unable to go to any type of sleepaway summer camp because of health issues. Once I learned about the Lopez Foundation, I knew I wanted to get involved, send kids with kidney disease away to camp so they can still experience overnight camp with medical needs at hand.
Sarah Hyland
I won’t quit skating until I am physically unable.
Tony Hawk
As soon as we can wrest from Nature the secret of the internal structure of the compounds produced by her, chemical science can then even surpass Nature by producing compounds as variations of the natural ones, which the living cell is unable to construct.
Otto Wallach
Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon.
H. L. Mencken
The human brain is a product of natural selection. In the face of scarcity, our hominid great-great-uncles were unable to compete against our sapient great-great-grandparents’ abilities to build more elaborate mental models and orchestrate their bodies’ movements in more sophisticated ways.
Justin Rosenstein
Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
Lewis Mumford
If you bend a branch until it’s horizontal, the sap will slow to a stopping point: a comma or colon, made of leaves grown into one another and over one another and hardened. Out of this pause comes a flower, which unfolds itself in spirals, as if the leaf form, unable to keep to its line, had begun to pivot.
Alice Oswald
I think people have turned terrorists into these larger-than-life devils and so are unable to write about them in the obvious way, which is as human, petty, bumbling.
Karan Mahajan
Nevertheless, China was unfortunately unable to understand Japan’s real position, and it is greatly to be regretted that the Sino-Japanese War became one of long duration.
Hideki Tojo
Writers are notoriously unable to know about themselves. Faulkner thought ‘The Fable’ was his best novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald liked ‘Tender Is the Night,’ an experimental novel.
Joyce Carol Oates
Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage.
Jimmy Breslin
The problem with humans is that they are unable to handle their own intelligence.
Jaggi Vasudev
Quite simply, when D.C. Metro riders – often the first to see a problem developing – try to notify first responders, they frequently are unable to receive a signal strong enough to make a simple call to 9-1-1 to report the emergency.
Michael O’Rielly
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli
I am unable to eat what I want to and always work hard to maintain my body and looks. I envy other women who have a free lifestyle.
There’s something very particular about the kind of rage you feel when you’re alone in a practice room by yourself, unable to master a simple thing like a rudiment.
Damien Chazelle
Tens of millions of Americans are modern-day slaves – unable to retire early, or working in jobs they don’t really want, just for the health insurance they need to take care of themselves, a spouse, or a child with a ‘preexisting condition.’
Paul Zane Pilzer
What is certain about the future is that even the best efforts to predict the conditions of future war will prove erroneous. What is important, however, is to not be so far off the mark that visions of the future run counter to the very nature of war and render American forces unable to adapt to unforeseen challenges.
H. R. McMaster
The use of IV replacement of electrolytes and fluids should be in a time when someone is unable to keep fluids down. If your hangover is so bad that every time you drink a sip of Gatorade, you instantly vomit, and you’re actively being dehydrated, absolutely you need replacement via an IV.
Mikhail Varshavski
Nationalism of the Irish type is often regarded as reactionary. With the World Revolution and the Classless Society waiting for the midwife, why take a torch to the stable to assist at the birth of a puppy? Even if the puppy is pedigree. On this question I am unable to make up my mind.
Louis MacNeice
For the Oscars, I had a speech in my hand, and I just knew if I opened the piece of paper, I was going to be unable to read it. So I just thought, ‘I’m going to say, as coherently as I can, whatever I can.’
Susanne Bier
Nothing can be compared to the great beauty and capabilities of a soul; however keen our intellects may be, they are as unable to comprehend them as to comprehend God, for, as He has told us, He created us in His own image and likeness.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior.
Marilyn French
In some ways, in ‘The Queen of the Night,’ I’m writing about some of the experience that I had with ‘Edinburgh’ where I was entirely unable to speak about what had happened to me as a child, but I could read from the novel.
Alexander Chee
Panic does not help, even if you are unable to answer. Try to ask questions to the interviewers as well and it should be impressive enough.
Chetan Bhagat
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.
Joe Wurzelbacher
I don’t want to say anything because I know I am unable to protect you from the harm that I see.
Camille Claudel
Patriarchy is impotent and qualitatively unable to solve even the most simple problems in the cosmos such as picking up their own socks or placing a carton of milk back in the refrigerator after drinking from it.
Roseanne Barr
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I do still get extremely nervous before speeches. My biggest fear is that I’ll be standing there in front of hundreds of people and be incapable of talking. I’m afraid that I’ll make a complete fool of myself and be unable to go on.
Marcus Buckingham
When I was 16 my dad taught me to drive too. Furiously. Unable to understand why I couldn’t already do it – for driving, to him, was innate in the human. It was what separated us from the apes. And from the French, who weren’t much good at it either.
Giles Coren
It’s not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.
Robert Capa
While no amount of financial wealth can guarantee an experience of prosperity, it is possible to experience prosperity at almost any level of income, except when we are unable to meet our basic physical needs.
Shakti Gawain
True conservatives fear anything that is at odds with the status quo, even to the extent of being unable to recognise when the status quo represents injustice. And reactionary conservatives actually want to tear down the gains of the past.
Anthony Albanese
Do not despise the fish because they are absolutely unable to speak or to reason, but fear lest you may be even more unreasonable than they by resisting the command of the Creator. Listen to the fish, who through their actions all but utter this word: ‘We set out on this long journey for the perpetuation of our species.’
Saint Basil
‘Zubaan’ is the first film I had signed as a lead. It was an opportunity I was waiting for, coming at a time when I was getting shortlisted for roles but was unable to make the final cut.
Vicky Kaushal
Most of us have considerable prosperity in our lives. Often, we are so busy pursuing our unmet desires that we are unable to enjoy all that we already have. Allowing ourselves to really appreciate the prosperity we have created is a big step toward opening to even greater fulfillment.
Shakti Gawain
When I moved to Paris at 16, I held a dinner party in my first apartment and served only red wine, French fries, and mashed potatoes. Unable to cook, I relied on people taking me out.
Jerry Hall
Mr. President, I believe your real problem is that you have somehow been unable to realize that you have won, not only won, but been re-elected by a tremendous margin.
Elliot Richardson
Too many employers have said that they are unable to find skilled workers.
Dennis Hastert
Standing on the apex of our planet is humbling. I’m starved of oxygen, depleted of reserves, unable to eat, and bound by anxiety. This is a dangerous place. Yet the symbolism of standing on top of the world gives me a chance to experience time on a cosmic scale.
Conrad Anker
Contemporary families can be made in many ways. You might step up when relatives or friends are unable to meet their obligation to their children. You might marry someone who is already a parent. Or you might, as in my case, yearn to create a family and decide to adopt.
Rumaan Alam
If a parent keeps on saying that, ‘my kid is not understanding me at all,’ he or she needs to look inside and ask, what wrong am I doing that my child is unable to understand me?
Gurpreet Ghuggi
In Birmingham, Manchester or Liverpool there are white gangs that share the same backgrounds – they come from broken homes, completely dysfunctional, mums for the most part unable to cope, the fathers of these kids completely not in the scene.
Iain Duncan Smith
As much as Parkinson’s is about movement, the end stage is being frozen. So the more I let that happen, the more I’m gonna be stuck within that and unable to reverse it.
Michael J. Fox
Assuming that Iran could become the only oil producer unable to export its oil is a wrong assumption… The United States will never be able to cut Iran’s oil revenues.
Hassan Rouhani
A diplomat had been kidnapped, a cabinet minister had been kidnapped, they were under threats of murder. The police forces were rather tired. After a whole week, we were unable to find those that had effected the kidnappings.
Robert Bourassa
I have never learned to read or write music so I am not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned. I am completely unable to play like them because I never learned classical music, I just developed my own crazy style!
Ken Hensley
As a British person, I am unable to give strategic advice to political campaigns in the U.S.
Alexander Nix
I wrote a draft of ‘Playboy’ for Warner Brothers, and it was impossible to really be independent of Hugh Hefner. In the end, Hugh Hefner was unable to take the back seat required to be able to write something about him that I felt I could do.
Peter Morgan
Y’know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.
Paul Twitchell
In general, a lot of content creators find that their success is unable to support any sort of organization of scale. It’s pretty difficult to support even three or four employees.
Freddie Wong
I would not want to be unable to talk. Imagine not being able to talk when you’re a talkative person.
June Brown
I find myself for whatever reason unable to live in the apartment I renovate and have to sell.
Instead of fostering investment and innovation through deregulation, the FCC will be devoting its resources to adopting new rules without any evidence that consumers are unable to access the content of their choice.
Michael O’Rielly
In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.
John Rawls
My first introduction to South Africa’s struggle for freedom came when I was just 17. I had volunteered to speak in my mother’s stead at a United Nations forum on South Africa because she was unable to attend on that occasion.
Bernice King
Healthcare reform is a paradigmatic case. It is self-evidently necessary and inevitable and has been on the agenda for 35 years, and the political class seems completely unable to respond to it.
Tony Judt
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun.
Thomas Carlyle
I have a particular affliction. I am unable to say a word I can’t spell.
Jessye Norman
It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided ‘no’.
Charles Simmons
The Tories seem unable to make any impact north of the border.
Lucy Powell
I wrote my second novel, ‘A Little Life,’ in what I still think of as a fever dream: For 18 months, I was unable to properly concentrate on anything else.
Hanya Yanagihara
A government reflects the views of those who select it, and if people are unable to cast their ballot because the voting hours aren’t convenient for them or because other hurdles have been raised too high we get a less representative government as a result.
Nina Turner
I can be unkind to someone in the street or in the subway – I’m a bad-tempered person – but I’m unable to be unkind to a character. They exist because of me, and I have responsibility for them.
Claire Denis
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
Marianne Moore
On occasion, terrorists will succeed despite our best efforts. That is part of the legacy of 9/11. But 9/11 also shows us that while terrorists can destroy, they are unable to create.
Richard N. Haass
A significant number of people over the age of 65 would like to downsize into more suitable accommodation, yet they are unable to do so. This causes a bottleneck in the housing market that ripples down to first-time buyers.
Damian Green
Crime takes place in every country. But it becomes abuse when the state is unwilling and unable to protect the life and honour of its citizens.
Asma Jahangir
The Obama administration is on notice – they will not be allowed to regulate what they have been unable to legislate.
Fred Upton
Before you start a business, careful planning is in order to obtain to where you ought to be. The biggest part is to ensure that, once you might have created your own plan, that you simply take motion. Without motion, you are unable to succeed.
Fabrizio Moreira
Politicians seem desperate to appeal to their respective versions of the so called ‘middle class,’ unable to empathise with the precariat and eager to dream up fresh and tougher sanctions against society’s wounded.
Guy Standing
Our findings with reference to organized crime was that organized crime as an entity didn’t participate in the assassination of the president. However, we were unable to preclude the possibility of individual members of organized crime having participated.
Louis Stokes
More than once in the history of Whole Foods Market, the company was unable to collectively evolve until I myself was able to evolve – in other words, I was holding the company back. My personal growth enabled the company to evolve.
John Mackey
I was a young boy when I met the Surrealists and the Dadaists. I admired them, and that is what they taught me: to admire. Admiration is very important. People who are unable to admire others lose an important part of their soul. My soul developed from a very early age through encounters with admired people.
Stephane Hessel
Many people are unable to see friends and family as often as they’d like due to the cost of rail travel.
Dawn Foster
The GOP grows more and more unpopular with female voters seemingly every time one of its leaders gets in front of a microphone. Misogynist is as misogynist does. The GOP and its bloviating pundits don’t like women and they are unable to hide it, nor do they seem to make much attempt to do so.
Henry Rollins
When under siege, if we do not stand for our liberties and for the liberties of those who are unable to stand for themselves, then the great American experience will come to an end.
Tim Huelskamp
I feel 95 per cent of Indian boys are mama’s boys and a few of them couldn’t come out of their mother’s shadows. Salman Khan is one of them. I feel one of the reasons he is unable to find a soul mate is he looks for his mother in every girl.
Farah Khan
Without federal assistance, most elderly Americans would be unable to afford long-term care – and most nursing homes would be unable to keep the doors open.
Mary Pilon
There are many people who are unable to eat even a single meal in a day and it is our responsibility to help in whatever way we can.
Pranitha Subhash
I couldn’t do anything without help and was unable to function in everyday life.
Frankie Bridge
Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
In memoir, you have to be particularly careful not to alienate the reader by making the material seem too lived-in. It mustn’t have too much of the smell of yourself, otherwise the reader will be unable to make it her own.
Rachel Cusk
There’s no doubt that our hearts are with the residents of Gaza. We and the whole world are unable to get to a situation in which Gaza can be rehabilitated. There needs to be an international initiative with Israel’s participation, in order to bring an end to the enmity against us.
Reuven Rivlin
I began writing ‘Matterhorn’ in 1975 and for more than 30 years I kept working on my novel in my spare time, unable to get an agent or publisher to even read the manuscript.
Karl Marlantes
‘Jelly,’ more than any black musical before it, celebrated the majesty, the purity, the joy of so many artists who are unable to fully embody these same qualities in their own lives.
George C. Wolfe
I finally returned to Lausitzring in 2003. The idea was to drive the 13 laps that I had been unable to complete because of the crash. I drove out and it was as if I was in the car the day before the accident.
Alex Zanardi
The National Academy of Sciences would be unable to give a unanimous decision if asked whether the sun would rise tomorrow.
Paul R. Ehrlich
I am still feeling my calf strain, so I have been unable to train this week. I will again have to sit out the weekend action, but the lads are climbing ever higher to safety.
David Ginola
Drink is the only opponent I have been unable to beat.
George Best
I want, through my roles, to express the parts in the hearts of Chinese women that they feel unable to let out.
Zhang Ziyi
All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way.
Albert Speer
Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express.
James C. Maxwell
I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
Jim Carrey
It follows from what we have just said, that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle, since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being.
Gottfried Leibniz
Every student should be able to start the school year with the supplies they need, and shouldn’t feel left out if their family is unable to afford a new backpack, notebooks, and pencils.
London Breed
The misappropriation of resources provided by the government for weapons means the Nigerian military is unable to beat Boko Haram.
Muhammadu Buhari
There are Anarchists in other parts of the world who are unable to, comprehend the position of the Spanish Anarchists. I do not pretend to censor these Anarchists.
Federica Montseny
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.
Michael Leunig
If the Philippines secure their independence after heroic and stubborn conflicts, they can rest assured that neither England, nor Germany, nor France, and still less Holland, will dare to take up what Spain has been unable to hold.
Jose Rizal
However much I have frequented the mystics, deep down I have always sided with the Devil; unable to equal him in power, I have tried to be worthy of him, at least, in insolence, acrimony, arbitrariness and caprice.
Emil Cioran
When it comes to owning stocks of the best-known businesses in the world, value investors usually feel like children looking through the window of the candy store, unable to afford the treats inside because they refuse to pay the prices such high-quality franchises typically bear.
Whitney Tilson
I will barnstorm American living rooms. Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election.
Roseanne Barr
One day, when I’m unable to physically perform, would I want to pursue more of an acting career? Eh, maybe. But I think my home is with the WWE, being on the road and wrestling in front of a live audience.
Randy Orton
What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all.
Arthur Miller
The unions and the auto companies have been unable to put a deal together that fundamentally restructures the industry. It needs to get done. The only way it’s really going to get done is in bankruptcy court. They should have done it six months ago they should do it now.
Tim Pawlenty
The fact is that Medicaid doesn’t even serve well the medical needs of people who should be its principal focus – Americans who are poor in large part because their chronic health problems leave them unable to earn a stable income.
Scott Gottlieb
You can tell if you feel like you are unable to recover from the workout you had. It’s still hard to breathe. You don’t have energy. You are sore instantly. You just can’t seem to get enough water. Then it’s too hard.
Anna Kaiser
The UFC didn’t want me to fight there so what could I do? We were unable to make a deal. They offered unacceptable conditions.
Fedor Emelianenko
It’s hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier’s death.
Christopher Shays
It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.
Publilius Syrus
When you go into the theatre and the lights dim, you want to entertain people from beginning to end. You want them to be swept up in your story, on the edge of their seats, unable to wait to see what happens next, be blown away and afterwards just go, ‘Wow!’
John Lasseter
There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
Herman Melville
America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.
Anton Seidl
Health coverage in the form of short-term, limited-duration plans has long been widely available to individuals in circumstances where they are unable to access traditional coverage, such as those between jobs or students taking a semester off from school.
Alex Azar
The proud intellectual seeks knowledge about God, but he never knows God, because he cannot accept the mysteries that he is unable to fully comprehend.
Mother Angelica
No veteran or active duty service member should endure a long hospital stay alone. Yet sadly, due to the high cost of travel, all too often our military families are separated while America’s heroes receive care. Sometimes families sleep in hospital parking lots, unable to afford long stays in a hotel.
John Delaney
Every minute you spend looking through clutter, wondering where you put this or that, being unable to focus because you’re not organized costs you: time you could have spent with family or friends, time you could have been productive around the house, time you could have been making money.
Jean Chatzky
Congress is unable to do the work of the American people because too many politicians believe that compromise means capitulation.
Emanuel Cleaver
The precariat consists of a growing proportion of our total society. It is being habituated to accept a life of unstable labour and unstable living. Often they’re unable to say what their occupation is, because what they’re doing now might be quite different from what they were doing three months ago.
Guy Standing
When day-to-day living became too difficult for him, my father moved to a residential home near me and although he’d never had any sort of dementia test, he gradually became unable either to eat or go to the toilet on his own. Eventually the staff found him too difficult to manage.
Arlene Phillips
Once they are charged, too many poor New Yorkers find themselves trapped by our unjust bail system. Unable to pay for bail, they languish in Rikers Island or other jails while they await trial, regardless of guilt.
Eric Schneiderman
When I went to see certain shows when I was a kid, they changed my life. They made me tap into that place inside myself that I was unable to get to, so music is that tool, that bridge, and that’s the kind of music I’m interested in making.
Entrepreneurs are constantly developing new technologies and services. But too often, they’re unable to bring them quickly to market for consumers because regulatory inertia stands in the way. Unfortunately, the FCC can suffer from this government-wide problem.
Ajit Pai
The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act.
Franz Schubert
Obama achieved something in his first year with health care that successive presidents have been unable to achieve.
Tina Brown
It was extremely difficult to suppress my emotions, because my character in’ A Girl at My Door’ goes through so many infuriating situations. It was a lonely process having to portray someone that acts tough but is deeply hurting inside and is unable to express that.
Bae Doona
Recently, I was preparing to sing Springsteen’s ‘If I Should Fall Behind’ for a wedding and was unable to get through it without tears. My wife handed me ‘Love You Forever.’ I read it. I cried. But that cry somehow cured me of crying while singing the song. Go figure.
Clyde Edgerton
To say that because of someone’s heritage or their ethnicity that they are unable to provide fair judgement is just wrong. It’s just not how the judicial system works in our country and not how it ever can work.
Bill Haslam
Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate.
Phyllis Schlafly
Although at the time I didn’t realize what was happening, I was unable to make a decision that might displease those around me. For years, whatever directive I may have issued ended with the phrase, ‘If it’s all right with you.’ If I thought I’d done anything to make someone unhappy, I’d agonize.
Katharine Graham
I have rituals for cleaning out resentments, disappointments, heartbreak, depression and for work. One of the things I do is go over old stuff if I have been unable to write for a while.
Hubert Selby, Jr.
I was so fanatical about trying to save wildlife… I was unable to accept that we couldn’t solve this problem of thousands of years, of wherever humans operated, the environment deteriorated.
Allan Savory
I think I would have been a hopeless spy. I love telling stories and am almost entirely unable to keep a secret.
Ben Macintyre
I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery.
Henry Bessemer
I believe if Mr. Obama is reelected, and Israel somehow is unable to interdict the Iranian nation from gaining nuclear weapons themselves, this administration unfortunately, I’m afraid, will allow Iran to gain a nuclear weapon and then pursue what they believe would be the traditional policy of containment.
Trent Franks
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson
A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
Chuck Schumer
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The average husband enjoys the total effect of his home but is usually unable to contribute any of the details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable.
Havelock Ellis
Clericalism has rendered some of Ireland’s brightest, most privileged and powerful men either unwilling or unable to address the horrors cited in the Ryan and Murphy Reports.
Enda Kenny