Incapable Quotes

Incapable Quotes by Frank Chodorov, David Foster Wallace, George Bernard Shaw, Vincent of Lerins, Blaise Pascal, Franz Kafka and many others.

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The State acquires power… and because of its insatiable lust for power it is incapable of giving up any of it. The State never abdicates.
Frank Chodorov
To make someone an icon is to make him an abstraction, and abstractions are incapable of vital communication with living people.
David Foster Wallace
The great danger of conversion in all ages has been that when the religion of the high mind is offered to the lower mind,
the lower mind, feeling its fascination without understanding it, and being incapable of rising to it, drags it down to its level by degrading it.
George Bernard Shaw
What, then, shall a Catholic Christian do … if some novel contagion attempt to infect no longer a small part of the Church alone but the whole Church alike? He shall then see to it that he cleave unto antiquity, which is now utterly incapable of being seduced by any craft or novelty.
Vincent of Lerins
We desire truth, and find within ourselves only uncertainty. We seek happiness, and find only misery and death. We cannot but desire truth and happiness, and are incapable of certainty or happiness.
Blaise Pascal
April 27. Incapable of living with people, of speaking. Complete immersion in myself, thinking of myself. Apathetic, witless, fearful. I have nothing to say to anyone – never.
Franz Kafka
If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Violence can destroy power; it is utterly incapable of creating it.
Hannah Arendt
…from schools to universities to research institutes, we teach about origins in disconnected fragments. We seem incapable of offering a unified account of how things came to be the way they are.
David Christian
If your pride leads you to boast,
you will be doubly guilty,
because your intelligence will have shown
that it is incapable of controlling your pride.
Ibn Hazm
The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by a man incapable of it.
Murray Kempton
After September 11, the European governments have completely failed. They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
Jurgen Habermas
Whosoever does not know how to recognize the faults of great men is incapable of estimating their perfections.
Voltaire
Concerns about the size and role of government are what seem to leave reformers stammering and speechless in town-hall meetings. The right wants to have a debate over fundamental principles; elected Democrats seem incapable of giving it to them.
Thomas Frank
The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines.
Marc Bloch
Not only is self-regulation largely a fantasy, but repeated scandals across multiple industries have proved that companies are fundamentally incapable of self-regulating for the greater good.
Maelle Gavet
When we fixate on the worst in something, we render ourselves incapable of fixing anything… But attend to the good in something – and we act towards the best in everything.
Ann Voskamp
Our ordinary language has no means for describing a particular shade of color. Thus it is incapable of producing a picture of this color.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
It seems to me that a man who is incapable of humor is capable of cruelty.
Bette Greene
I think backstory is really important to know because I’m all about prep work. I like to do all of my work right away, as soon as I get it. I’m incapable of procrastinating on anything, so I like to do all of the work.
Krysten Ritter
We are all equal not because we partake in some peculiar nature or because we share in the same credo of unreasoned beliefs, but because we take it that no thinking being is incapable of seeing reason.
Matthew Stewart
People of the United States of America, your Congress is bought, your Congress is incapable of making legislation on healthcare, banking, trade, or taxes because if they do it, they will lose their political funding and they won’t do it.
Dylan Ratigan
We have ministers who are incapable of doing what has been ordered from above because there is no follow up, because there are no consequences. If you are poor man and you steal, your hand is cut off after three offences. But if you are a rich man, nobody will say anything to you.
Basmah bint Saud
Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
Harold MacMillan
I isolate this non-co-operation from Sinn Feinism, for it is so conceived as to be incapable of being offered side by side with violence.
Mahatma Gandhi
I am incapable of mediocrity.
Serge Gainsbourg
Im plain incapable of getting angry with Angela Merkel and likewise.
Donald Tusk
After my parents’ divorce when I was 4, I spent weekends with my dad before we finally moved to California. By the time Sunday rolled around, I was incapable of enjoying the day’s activities, of being in the moment, because I was already dreading the inevitable goodbye of Sunday evening.
Rob Lowe
A tender-hearted and compassionate disposition, which inclines men to pity and feel the misfortunes of others, and which is, even for its own sake, incapable of involving any man in ruin and misery, is of all tempers of mind the most amiable; and though it seldom receives much honor, is worthy of the highest.
Henry Fielding
The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
Bruce Lee
One of the ironies of being with someone you really love for a long time is becoming completely incapable of handling stressful or difficult things by yourself.
Ryan Holiday
No one thought of anything but themselves. My happiness, my future was the only thing you heard. Real love is to offer your life at the feet of another, and that’s what people today are incapable of
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Allison Janney is the best actor on the series.Allison is one of the few actors I ever worked with who is incapable of hitting a false note.
Rob Lowe
I have often before now been convinced that a democracy is incapable of empire.
Thucydides
Genius is a plodding intellect, incapable of dreaming up the obstacles that stop the rest of us.
Robert Breault
If trusting in Christ is the only way to be saved one has to wonder about infants, small children, and those who are child-like who are incapable of exercising faith in Christ.
Robert Jeffress
Nature! We are enveloped and embraced by her, incapable of emerging from her and incapable of entering her more deeply. Unbidden and unwarned, she receives us into the circuits of her dance, drifting onward with us herself, until we grow tired and drop from her arms.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The modern military justice system is by design a body incapable of blind justice.
Kerry Kennedy
O mighty and once living instrument of formative nature. Incapable of availing thyself of thy vast strength thou hast to abandon a life of stillness and to obey the law which God and time gave to procreative nature.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Byronic hero, incapable of love, or capable only of an impossible love, suffers endlessly. He is solitary, languid, his condition exhausts him. If he wants to feel alive, it must be in the terrible exaltation of a brief and destructive action.
Albert Camus
We’re in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
Ronald Reagan
Some people say the president is incapable of enforcing the law. Let them say that once more and I will set the tanks on them.
Ferdinand Marcos
One reason I’m such a wayward prognosticator of rightwing trends is that I’m incapable of blacking out enough neural sectors to see the world through reptilian-brained eyes, a prerequisite for any true channeling of the mean resentments and implanted fears that drive hardcore conservatives.
James Wolcott
The time-state of attainment eliminates so accurately the time-state of aspiration, that the actual seems the inevitable, and, all conscious intellectual effort to reconstitute the invisible and unthinkable as a reality being fruitless, we are incapable of appreciating our joy by comparing it with our sorrow.
Samuel Beckett
People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
Douglas Yates
The world has known only very few rebels. But now is the time: if humanity proves incapable of producing a large number of rebels, a rebellious spirit, then our days on the earth are numbered. We have to change our consciousness, create more meditative energy in the world, create more lovingness.
Rajneesh
When really writing I’m not a good friend. Because writing disorganizes the social self, you become atomized. It scrambles you, sometimes to the point that I’m incapable of speech. I feel that if I start speaking, I’ll lose the writing, like getting off the treadmill.
Tony Kushner
If your life is rushing in many directions at once, you are incapable of the kind of deep, unhurried prayer that is vital to the Christian walk.
Bill Hybels
The Federal Reserve is incapable of accomplishing its stated objectives.
G. Edward Griffin
Don’t eat anything incapable of rotting.
Michael Pollan
…perhaps the hopes I have confessed to are of an illusory nature, too. But I hold fast to one distinction. Apart from the fact that no penalty is imposed for not sharing them, my illusions are not, like religious ones, incapable of correction.
Sigmund Freud
Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.
Walter Scott
The … problem that confronts homosexuals is that they set out to win the love of a “real” man. If they succeed, they fail. A man who “goes with” other men is not what they would call a real man. The conundrum is incapable of resolution, but that does not make homosexuals give it up.
Quentin Crisp
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
Mahatma Gandhi
For human words are like shadows, and shadows are incapable of explaining light and between shadow and light there is the opaque body from which words are born.
Jose Saramago
Folly consists not in committing Folly, but in being incapable of concealing it. All men make mistakes, but the wise conceal the blunders they have made, while fools make them public. Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen. If you can’t be good, be careful.
Baltasar Gracian
The Congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests who are most affected by the proposal.
Al Gore
Toward the end of his life, [Arnold] Toynby said the Christianity he saw developing was brittle, imperialistic and incapable of reforming itself.
John Shelby Spong
The act of praying is the very highest energy of which the human mind is capable; praying, that is, with the total concentration of the faculties. The great mass of worldly men and of learned men are absolutely incapable of prayer.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I thought there was something intrinsically fascinating about people who communicate for a living and are incapable of communicating in their personal lives.
Rebecca Hall
I think Trump is simply inept, incapable of rescuing himself.
Gene Weingarten
We are all a little bit racist. White people, y’all are the first people to denounce it. I’m not racist. I’m incapable of being racist. My best friend is black… He’s also my chauffeur, but he’s my best friend.
Aries Spears
Women face so much at various levels – it can be as simple as the common belief that a woman is incapable of doing certain things or the fact that even if you do something wrong to her, she won’t speak up for fear of embarrassment… The time is here that we all should fight against such wrongs.
Bhumi Pednekar
I don’t really see myself in a lineage which is fine with me. Sometimes I do try to explicitly copy an exact song, an arrangement, a sound – and I fail. And so you can’t even tell I was trying to do that thing. It makes sense in my own head but I’m incapable of copying.
Phil Elverum
Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Defeating Barack Obama becomes, in fact, a duty of national security. Because the fact is, he is incapable of defending the United States.
Newt Gingrich
Such is the nature of crowds: either they are humble and servile or arrogant and dominating. They are incapable of making moderate use of freedom, which is the middle course, or of keeping it.
Livy
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
Bruce Lee
If one cannot risk oneself, then one is simply incapable of giving. And, after all, one can give freedom only by setting someone free.
James A. Baldwin
Cats never feel threatened. They are genetically incapable of accepting that anyone could possibly dislike anything as perfect as a cat.
Kathy Young
I worked at a shoe store on 86th Street called Orva, in the hosiery department because nobody went there. That’s where they put me because I was too incapable of doing anything.
Julia Fox
To me, I’ve played full seasons and had success. Mentally, I’ve been through it before. I’m not incapable of going through this.
Colin Kaepernick
Mir Bahadur Ali is, as we have seen, incapable of evading the most vulgar of art’s temptations: that of being a genius.
Jorge Luis Borges
My house is solar powered. I tell Republicans, you can hate the subsidies – I hate the subsidies, too – but you can’t hate solar panels. These are rocks that make electricity, so they are incapable of receiving your hate.
Thomas Massie
Here’s a message to all the employers out there reading this: if a comedian comes to you having given up comedy and wants a job; don’t employ them. They’re utterly feckless and incapable of handling any kind of responsibility. Fact.
Sean Lock
Perhaps the most incapable Executive that ever filled the presidential chair…it would be difficult to imagine a man less fit to guide the state with honor and safety through the stormy times that marked the opening of the present century.
Theodore Roosevelt
In their zeal to show compassion, liberal community activists are quick to offer government handouts and, in the process, convey the message that people are incapable of making it on their own.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
D. H. Lawrence
He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.
Sarah Bernhardt
I may have a talent for acting, but I am incapable of doing anything else.
Miriam Margolyes
People who are strangers to liquor are incapable of talking about literature.
Mo Yan
Time is so fleeting that if we do not remember God in our youth, age may find us incapable of thinking of him.
Hans Christian Andersen
Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action.
Aristotle
The best I can say is that it’s better for me to write about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa. It’s better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily.
Paul Westerberg
When ‘The Godfather’ comes on, any time of the day or night, I’m lost because I’m incapable of turning it off.
Edward Zwick
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
Blaise Pascal
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
Charles Dickens
When you are gentled and quieted in your heart, you are incapable of relating to disappointment, incapable of feeling sorry for your self.
John de Ruiter
Those who are incapable of shining out by dress would do well to consider that the contrast between them and their clothes turns out much to their disadvantage.
William Shenstone
A lot of the men I’ve dated have been incapable of even basic kindness.
Viv Albertine
I think it’s just a lack of ability, we’re incapable of writing hits.
Kenny Hickey
I think self-love isn’t some destination you get to and you are then incapable of feeling those feelings, but a journey in which you adapt your experiences to make for a happier life.
Paloma Elsesser
MONOSYLLABIC, adj. Composed of words of one syllable . . . Commonly Saxon – that is to say, words of a barbarous people destitute of ideas and incapable of any but the most elementary sentiments and emotions.
Ambrose Bierce
I’m very interested in the drama of the leading man being someone who is incapable, becoming capable.
David Harbour
Certainly paradise, whatever, wherever it be, contains flaws. (Paradisical flaws, if you like.) If it did not, it would be incapable of drawing the hearts of men or angels.
Henry Miller
Most people today don’t feel that Barack Obama is on our side. We sense he’s incapable of doing what Roosevelt did, of loving his country so much that he was willing to run great risks in order to advance its cause, to free others from a new Dark Age – and protect our own liberty in the process.
Arthur L. Herman
Macroeconomics, even with all of our computers and with all of our information – is not an exact science and is incapable of being an exact science.
Paul Samuelson
There are two kinds of hangover: in one you feel ill and incapable, in the other you feel ill and lucid.
John Fowles
Peoples have come to experience that political structures and divisions of power are not immutable. Nor will they perceive the distribution of wealth and resources between nations to be unalterably ordained by heaven and incapable of drastic rearrangement by the less than gentle manipulation of man.
Bob Hawke
The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.
E. T. Bell
The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future the Bible of the Free. Those who are solely governed by the Past stand like Lot’s wife, crystallized in the act of looking backward, and forever incapable of looking before.
Herman Melville
It’s difficult for democracy to function properly under the most favorable circumstances, but it has no chance at all when millions of voters are divorced from objective reality and incapable of understanding what is going on in Washington.
David Harsanyi
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.
Vladimir Lenin
It is often said that our modern world is incapable of self-government.
Robert A. Agresta
Our science is like a store filled with the most subtle intellectual devices for solving the most complex problems, and yet we are almost incapable of applying the elementary principles of rational thought.
Simone Weil
It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading.
George S. Patton
Weddings in our society seem designed to reduce the bride and groom to precisely the condition of those who, because they ‘lack sufficient use of reason,’ are ‘incapable of contracting marriage,’ according to canon law.
Nancy Mairs
I think anybody incapable of changing his mind is crazy.
William S. Burroughs
to be civilized is to be incapable of giving unnecessary offense, it is to have some quality of consideration for all who cross our path.
Agnes Repplier
The man incapable of contemplation cannot be an artist, but only a skillful workman.
Ananda Coomaraswamy
… rights are liable to be perverted to wrongs when we are incapable of rightly exercising them.
Sarah Josepha Hale
I’m almost incapable of lying. I’d be a terrible spy.
Gary Oldman
Those indoctrinated by leftist thinking become largely incapable of making accurate moral judgments.
Dennis Prager
The fact that John Prescott is being paid large sums of money to do little or nothing adds to the general malaise surrounding this government and the feeling that ministers are incapable of tackling serious issues.
Vince Cable
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The last six years afforded me much time and food for thought. I came to the conclusion that the human race is not divided into two opposing camps of good and evil. It is made up of those who are capable of learning and those who are incapable of doing so.
Aung San Suu Kyi
There are huge areas where the human mind is apparently incapable of forming sciences, or at least has not done so. There are other areas – so far, in fact, one area only [physics] – in which we have demonstrated the capacity for true scientific progress.
Noam Chomsky
I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.
Albert Camus
Say no to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture, a culture that assumes that you are incapable of taking on responsibility and facing the great challenges of life!
Pope Francis
In our common parlance we speak of the man “with no tea” in him, when he is insusceptible to the serio-comic interests of the personal drama.
Okakura Kakuzo
Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
Ivor Novello
There are philanthropists who, incapable of managing their own little affairs, take upon themselves those of the whole world; but as their creditors always outnumber their disciples, they owe humanity more than she will ever owe them.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
I am afraid that we are beginning to be over-educated; at least everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching -that is really what our enthusiasm for education has come to.
Oscar Wilde
By the Revolution the Germans have made themselves pariahs among the nations, incapable of winning allies, helots in the service of foreigners and foreign capital, and deprived of all self-respect. In twenty years’ time, the German people will curse the parties who now boast of having made the Revolution.
Erich Ludendorff
I have lost and put on big batches of weight in my life many, many times. But what concerns me is the idea of being an obese old woman, because I don’t like the idea of being physically incapable in someone else’s hands.
Alison Moyet
In many places, the zoning prohibits the mixing of retail and residential. This stupidity has been accompanied by stupidities in municipal policy, such as disallowing accessory apartments – under the theory that renters are incapable of behaving decently.
James Howard Kunstler
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
Sigmund Freud
[There are m]oral precepts that we consider really important, such as ‘don’t pick your nose’ or ‘don’t eat peas with a knife’. There may, for ought I know, be admirable reasons for eating peas with a knife, but . . . early persuasion has made me completely incapable of appreciating them.
Bertrand Russell
They don’t need walls and water to keep the prisoners in, not when they’re trapped inside their own heads, incapable of a single cheerful thought. Most go mad within weeks – Lupin
J. K. Rowling
I feel I am incapable of making Hindi movies. But I don’t mind acting in them just to earn my bread and butter.
Mahesh Manjrekar
The pair of them were staring at the computer screen like two dogs watching animal planet: very focused, but incapable of turning up the volume or changing the channel. -Manny and Butch
J.R. Ward
Nobody has ever been able to experience what they have thoroughly understood – or understand what they have experienced until they have achieved a detachment that renders them incapable of repeating the experience.
Zelda Fitzgerald
Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political — legislative and administrative — decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
Public opinion is the judgment of the incapable many opposed to that of the discerning few.
Elbert Hubbard
My desire to be an artist really came out of being broke and unemployed and incapable of holding a job down. That’s what it was driven by for sure.
Gary Hume
Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
John Sterling
I think ‘Pose’ is really a groundbreaking television show because we’re telling stories about family and love through people that society has always believed were incapable of having that or being a part of that.
Indya Moore
No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
John Bunyan
I am incapable of speaking of myself and of my life and the states of my soul, I am discreet to an almost pathological degree, and there is nothing I can do against that.
Milan Kundera
I feel strongly that the Democratic body is supposed to be representing the average American who is unaware and incapable of defending themselves when it comes to things like Wall Street abusing them.
Michael Capuano
The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.
Yves Tanguy
I am an invisible monster, and I am incapable of loving anybody. You don’t know which is worse.
Chuck Palahniuk
Kids need role models, whether it’s baseball players, actors or musicians: people to bring a little positive light into their hearts and minds. We need to be a little kinder to those people because it’s not easy being that role model, looked upon as something we are all incapable of being – too perfect.
David Cassidy
He whom common, gross, or stale objects allure, and when obtained, content, is a vulgar being, incapable of greatness in thought or action.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Yeah, if I’m fried mentally, incapable of directing for a second, Ross is there and will take over. Or at least, together we can somehow manage make it through the day.
Matt Duffer
Those who are themselves incapable of great crimes are ever backward to suspect others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I think all writers are a bit crazy; Damaged souls, incapable of doing anything else.
Paul Auster
This great misfortune, to be incapable of solitude.
Jean de la Bruyere
This one fact implies everything; and it is scarcely necessary to point out, for instance, that while the Difference Engine can merely tabulate, and is incapable of developing, the Analytical Engine can either tabulate or develope.
Ada Lovelace
I think it is a cornerstone of our electoral system that you raise electoral funds for elections but that doesn’t mean that therefore the implication can be made that the recipients are incapable of transacting their interests and their duties towards people any differently.
Bill Shorten
Of course, there [in China] has to be chaos. It has to be crazy, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong about it except this government, which is really incapable of doing anything meaningful.
Ai Weiwei
If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.
Aldous Huxley
I love life – that’s my real weakness. I love it so much that I am incapable of imagining what is not life.
Albert Camus
The peace of the Eastern church was invaded by a swarm of fanatics [monks], incapable of fear, or reason, or humanity; and the Imperial troops acknowledged, without shame, that they were much less apprehensive of an encounter with the fiercest Barbarians.
Edward Gibbon
You don’t want to hit readers over the head like they’re completely incapable of picking up on subtlety.
Mark Waid
The practice of utter sincerity towards other men would avail to no good end, if they were incapable of practising it towards their own minds. In fact, truth cannot be communicated until it is perceived.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
People become dons because they are incapable of doing anything else in life.
A. N. Wilson
You’re here so you’re a Scientologist. Now we’re going to make you into an expert auditor no matter what happens. We’d rather have you dead than incapable.
L. Ron Hubbard
Come, let’s be calm: no one incapable of restraint was ever a writer.
Gustave Flaubert
The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
Alexis Carrel
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Albert Einstein
If Euclid’s point, though incapable of being drawn by any human agency, has an imperishable value, my picture has its own for mankind to live.
Mahatma Gandhi
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
Mary Astell
In Maycomb, if one went for a walk with no definite purpose in mind, it was correct to believe one’s mind incapable of definite purpose.
Harper Lee
There will always be critics eager to fashion opinions for the lazy and incapable.
John Cage
Having money didn’t make me less of a socially incapable loser; it just made me a socially incapable loser who wasn’t in debt.
Chris Gethard
Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights.
Benjamin Rush
To those who are incapable of presenting the historic truth in an honest way, I want to say that Poland was not a perpetrator but a victim of World War Two.
Ewa Kopacz
When the poet is in love, he is incapable of writing poetry on love. He has to write when he remembers that he was in love.
Umberto Eco
Above, far above the prejudices and passions of men soar the laws of nature. Eternal and immutable, they are the expression of the creative power they represent what is, what must be, what otherwise could not be. Man can come to understand the: he is incapable of changing them.
Vilfredo Pareto
For years I supported capital punishment, but I have come to believe that our criminal justice system is incapable of adequately distinguishing between the innocent and guilty. It is reprehensible and immoral to gamble with life and death.
James Frey
I think that not only do saints make poor role models, they are incapable in one sense of identifying radically with those of us who are mere mortals. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mortality says to us that here’s a figure who got up every day of his life facing tremendous odds and yet overcame them.
Michael Eric Dyson
And I was incapable of living all by myself in those lodgings where I didn’t know a soul. It terrified me to sit by myself quietly in my room. I felt frightened, as if I might be set upon or struck by someone at any moment.
Osamu Dazai
Environmentalism has become a special interest, incapable of addressing large, complex, and global problems such as global warming.
Ted Nordhaus
I find it ridiculous to assign a gender to an inanimate object incapable of disrobing and making an occasional fool of itself.
David Sedaris
I’m pathologically incapable of making decisions. Just ask my wife how long it took me to propose – on second thought, best not to bring it up.
John Grogan
I am incapable of directing a film like ‘Agneenath.’ I can do only what I am good at, so I would have been the worst choice to direct it. It has aggression, action and an inherent violence in it – things I am not capable of directing in my films.
Karan Johar
It seems that humanity is incapable of putting a halt to the shedding of innocent blood.
Pope Francis
Were we incapable of empathy – of putting ourselves in the position of others and seeing that their suffering is like our own – then ethical reasoning would lead nowhere. If emotion without reason is blind, then reason without emotion is impotent.
Peter Singer
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on His anvil into what frame He desires.
Anne Bradstreet
Envy is more incapable of reconciliation than hatred is.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
For if God is a title of the highest power, He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of suffering, and subject to no other being; therefore they are not gods whom necessity compels to obey the one greatest God.
Lactantius
Those who in principle oppose birth control are either incapable of arithmetic or else in favour of war, pestilence and famine as permanent features of human life.
Bertrand Russell
Human-resources departments in corporations across the country are pervaded by the view that the corporation’s white-male employees are incapable of fairly judging females and underrepresented minorities without large dollops of diversity training.
Heather Mac Donald
Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World!
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The danger of growing up surrounded by endless sweet and salty industrial concoctions is not that we are innately incapable of resisting them but that the more frequently we eat them, especially in childhood, the more they train us to expect all food to taste this way.
Bee Wilson
Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
What a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal and fallacious.
George Washington
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
Marcel Proust
University degrees are a bit like adultery: You may not want to get involved with that sort of thing, but you don’t want to be thought incapable.
Peter Imbert, Baron Imbert
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw
Reagan did not suffer from the dismal plague of doubts which has assailed so many politicians in our times and which has rendered them incapable of clear decisions.
Margaret Thatcher
The real artists are ultimately people who don’t consider their audience and are almost incapable of considering their audience. They can do what they do and fire themselves up.
Steven Wilson
America is living through the third economic revolution and our country doesn’t really have a plan on how to deal with it, and when it does – like the president sort of outlined when he first got here – we have a Congress who seem incapable of acting on it.
Andy Stern
People are simply incapable of prolonged, sustained goodness.
Diane Frolov
Those who constantly qualify everything and have no opinions of their own are ultimately just as incapable of tolerance.
Wolfgang Schauble
Whether these characters are lovable or detestable, they’re lovable or detestable in a TV way – defined by a minimal set of traits that are endlessly reiterated and incapable of expansion or alteration, a fixed loop.
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Simply notice that you’re aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
If you have no conditions you can enjoy life infinitely. If you have conditions, because of them you become incapable.
Rajneesh
I have a character failing. I am quite incapable of identifying with anything whole-heartedly. Whatever I am doing, I am always planning to do something else. I would rather travel than arrive.
Stephen Bayley
She loved him not only in spite of but because he himself was incapable of love.
William Faulkner
I was just about to begin writing ‘Mirror Mirror’, within about a week of it, when September 11, 2001 happened. I found myself incapable of caring about fiction-making for a number of months.
Gregory Maguire
For the air of lonely men surrounded him now, a still atmosphere in which the world around him slipped away, leaving him incapable of relationship, an atmosphere against which neither will nor longing availed. This was one of the significant earmarks of his life.
Hermann Hesse
I think it is fine to have sports divided into men’s and women’s, just as it is fine to say a fifteen-year-old is incapable of consenting to sex. But we should recognize these are social distinctions based on biology, and not categories foisted upon us by nature.
Alice Dreger
I don’t understand why things always go from perfect to weird with us. It’s like we’re incapable of normal human interaction.
Stephanie Perkins
My father is incapable of showing much affection, or even of carrying on a conversation. I didn’t want to have a relationship with him just because he’s my blood relative. It would bore me.
Kurt Cobain
…there is nothing that has been created without some reason, even if human nature is incapable of knowing precisely the reason for them all.
Saint John Chrysostom
One discards rhyme, not because one is incapable of rhyming neat, fleet, sweet, meet, treat, eat, feet but because there are certain emotions or energies which are nor represented by the over-familiar devices or patterns.
Ezra Pound
Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have existed only to support the Soviet military industry, and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else. We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena.
Andrzej Wajda
Charles was constitutionally incapable of being a constitutional monarch.
Simon Schama
It is now clear that science is incapable of ordering life. A life is ordered by values.
Jawaharlal Nehru
The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.
Eric Temple Bell
I need no bodyguard at all, for even the bravest men who approach me get weak at the knees and their hearts turn to water, whilst their heads become giddy and incapable of thinking as the sweat of fear paralyzes them.
Shaka
The most fertile districts of the habitable globe are now actually cultivated by men for animals, at a delay and waste of aliment absolutely incapable of calculation
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I had a very high-grade publisher tell me I was incapable of writing a memoir.
Mitch Albom
The person who is incapable of making a mistake, is incapable of anything.
Abraham Lincoln
I am in no doubt that if you use the term ‘luv’ in a letter or text message then you are incapable of truly understanding the emotion. Artists have not pored over heartache and unrequited sentimentality for years so that our generation could decide that four letters is simply one too many to express how we feel.
Jon Richardson
There is a lack of critical assessment of the past. But you have to understand that the current ruling elite is actually the old ruling elite. So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
the incredible new medical technology has made it possible for highly disciplined teams of surgeons … to keep stricken organisms alive even if the brain is irretrievably damaged or lung and heart incapable of functioning without mechanical help. Now it is not dust to dust, but human to vegetable.
Marya Mannes
Government seems to operate on the principle that if even one individual is incapable of using his freedom competently, no one can be allowed to be free.
Harry Browne
The Court made an exception, however, in the case of candidates contributing to their own campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself.
James L. Buckley
I had lots of trouble in school as a child, and I lost confidence. Teachers thought I was stupid. I learned to read very late, when I was 11. Dyslexia wasn’t recognized then, and the assumption was you were incapable of thinking.
Richard Rogers
Even if they knew the truth of their own feelings, most mothers would be socially and emotionally incapable of revealing it.
Rachel Cusk
For if you know what you want, and will be content with it, you can be trusted. But if you do not know, your desires are limitless and no one can tell how to deal with you. Nothing satisfies an individual incapable of enjoyment.
Alan Watts
You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. Try to do things that you’re incapable of… If you think you’re incapable of running a company, make that your aim… Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.
Paul Arden
Every argument is incapable of helping unless it is singular and addressed to a single person. Therefore, one who discourses in any other way presumably does so from love of reputation.
Apollonius of Tyana
In my day we let the wolfswans incapable of birthing our young die. (Markus) Then it’s a good thing we’re in the twenty-first century and not the Dark Ages, isn’t it? (Fang)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.
Barbara Jordan
Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
Joseph Joubert
Indeed the reasoned criticism of a prevailing belief is a service to the proponents of that belief; if they are incapable of defending it, they are well advised to abandon it. This self-questioning and error-correcting aspect of the scientific method is its most striking property.
Carl Sagan
I join you therefore in branding as cowardly the idea that the human mind is incapable of further advances.
Thomas Jefferson
If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable, moreover, of quelling disorder: then your soldiers must be likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical purpose.
Sun Tzu
Whether things get better or worse depends to a considerable extent on our own actions. The recommendation of a yoga practice follows the principle that through practice we can learn to stay present in every moment, and thereby achieve much that we were previously incapable of.
T. K. V. Desikachar
I even think that, sentimentally, I am disposed to harmony. But organically I am incapable of a tune.
Charles Lamb
I have been Europe’s last hope. She proved incapable of refashioning herself by means of voluntary reform. She showed herself impervious to charm and persuasion. To take her I had to use violence. (26th February)
Adolf Hitler
To men of a certain type The suspicion that they are incapable of loving Is as disturbing to their self-esteem As, in cruder men, the fear of impotence.
T. S. Eliot
I have an inability to relax. I try to make every day a work day. I get pleasure from work… I try to think of sketch ideas, stand-up pieces. I am incapable of leisure and leisure time.
Fred Armisen
There is a minimum requirement of morality, of moral compass, of decency, of moral empathy. And if you are incapable of meeting that minimum requirement, you can’t even talk to me about policy.
Ana Navarro
The encomium of one incapable of flattery is indeed flattering.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The simple fact is that Donald is fundamentally incapable of acknowledging the suffering of others. Telling the stories of those we’ve lost would bore him. Acknowledging the victims of COVID-19 would be to associate himself with their weakness, a trait his father taught him to despise.
Mary L. Trump
The whole world is incapable of judging either right or wrong. but it is certain that actionless action can judge both right and wrong.
Zhuangzi
Trump has manufactured the first-ever Celebrity Immunity Bubble – rendering him incapable of offense, no matter whom he offends. It’s brilliant.
Greg Gutfeld
It has now become a very common sentiment, that there is some deep and radical wrong somewhere, and that legislators have proved themselves incapable of discovering, or, of remedying it.
Josiah Warren
God is an oppressor, He is incapable of human sympathy; behind a smiling face He hides an evil heart.
Louis de Bernieres
No woman is capable of being beautiful who is not incapable of being false.
Richard Steele
Science is incapable of supplying answers to ultimate questions about why things exist and what their purpose is.
Nicola Cabibbo
Therefore it is the law of the mystics to see all things, to experience all things, either of heaven or earth, and yet to say little; for the souls incapable of understanding the possibility of their reach will ridicule them.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
One glance and I knew exactly who and what he was. The classic alpha male, the kind who had spurred evolution forward about five million years ago by nailing every female in sight. They charmed, seduced, and behaved like bastards, and yet women were biologically incapable of resisting their magic DNA.
Lisa Kleypas
A healthy society is life-affirming. Homosexuality is the metaphysical negation of life. Incapable of reproduction (giving life), it can replenish its numbers only by seduction.
Don Feder
[Photography] has become more and more subtle, more and more modern, and the result is that it is now incapable of photographing a tenement or a rubbish heap without transfiguring it. Not to mention a river dam or electric cable factory: in front of these, photography can now only say, How beautiful!
Walter Benjamin
A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy, yet there are very fine minds incapable of following mathematical demonstrations.
Henri Poincare
I’m not serving in the same party as Boris Johnson. He’s proved that he’s incapable of holding high office, never mind being prime minister. He’s not true to what he believes in.
Anna Soubry
Whatever is valuable in painting is precisely what one is incapable of talking about.
Georges Braque
Having refuted, then, as well as we could, every notion which might suggest that we were to think of God as in any degree corporeal, we go on to say that, according to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
Origen
I am surprised how difficult for people is to say “I love you”. They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear “I love you too” back. C’mon! Spread the energy of love without expecting anything! Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave
Paulo Coelho
The so-called new Russian man is characterized mainly by his complete exhaustion. You may find yourself wondering if he has the strength to enjoy his new-found freedom. He is like a long-distance runner who, on reaching the finishing line, is incapable even of raising his hands in a gesture of victory.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Oscar Wilde
Why is the mind incapable of deciding its own subject matter? Why when we desperately want to think of one thing to we invariably think of another?
Jeanette Winterson
The U.S. and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq.
Bashar al-Assad
The majority of mankind is lazyminded, incurious, absorbed in vanities, and tepid in emotion, and is therefore incapable of either much doubt or much faith.
T. S. Eliot
The poverty of the incapable, the distresses that come upon the imprudent, the starvation of the idle, and those shoulderings aside of the weak by the strong, which leave so many “in shallows and in miseries,” are the decrees of a large, far-seeing benevolence.
Herbert Spencer
Art, industry, and commerce, so long crushed and overborne, were stirring into renewed life, and a crowd of adventurous men, nurtured in war and incapable of repose, must seek employment for their restless energies in fields of peaceful enterprise.
Francis Parkman
Those with very loud voices in their throats are nearly incapable of thinking subtle thoughts.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Was ever a great discovery prosecuted or an important benefit conferred upon the human race by him who was incapable of standing and thinking and feeling alone?
William Godwin
Though, when a people shall have become incapable of governing themselves and fit for a master, it is of little consequence from what quarter he comes.
George Washington
Labour are a danger to our security and our economy and are wholly incapable of negotiating the best Brexit deal for Britain.
Amber Rudd
The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present.
Zhuangzi
The view that women are infantile and emotional creatures, and as such, incapable of responsibility and independence is the work of the masculine tendency to lower women’s self-respect.
Karen Horney
Those who devote their lives to earning a living are incapable of living a human existence.
Herbert Marcuse
I have an American trainer – a bubbly Californian. I tell her, ‘Welsh women don’t run. We’re congenitally incapable.’ But she’s got me up to five kilometers.
Allison Pearson
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going.
Carl Jung
People are incapable of stereotyping you; you stereotype yourself because you’re the one who accepts roles that put you in this rut or in this stereotype
Eva Mendes
While religious tolerance is surely better than religious war, tolerance is not without its liabilities. Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us incapable of criticizing ideas that are now patently absurd and increasingly maladaptive.
Sam Harris
If I thought that any poem of mine could have been written by anyone else, either a contemporary or a forerunner, I should suppress it with a blush; and I should do the same if I ever found I were imitating myself. Every poem should be new, unexpected, inimitable, and incapable of being parodied.
Robert Graves
Ignorance and bigotry, like other insanities, are incapable of self-government.
Thomas Jefferson
When I meet gay men anywhere in the world, there is a spontaneity and a spirit of fun and mischief that lesbians seem incapable of.
Camille Paglia
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Robert A. Heinlein
The Democrats are incapable of even being accused of violating political correctness, so they don’t even worry about it. The Democrats have really grown accustomed, however, to Republicans not attacking, not criticizing them.
Rush Limbaugh
Is the Justice Department incapable of regulating itself? Without strong regulation, the privileges we give them to investigate us, to conduct their normal anti-crime things, can spiral out of control.
Steven Hatfill
I’m incapable of hiding my feelings when I’m around someone I don’t like.
Joanne Harris
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
Blaise Pascal
Creation, to me, is to try to orchestrate the universe to understand what surrounds us. Even if, to accomplish that, we use all sorts of strategems which in the end prove completely incapable of staving off chaos.
Peter Greenaway
I have seen men incapable of the sciences, but never any incapable of virtue.
Voltaire
I think I am becoming incapable of being too surprised. But it just makes me sad and sick.
John McCain
I have found that the only thing that does bring you happiness is doing something good for somebody who is incapable of doing it for themselves.
David Letterman
You’re an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational – and probably sexual!
George Herman
Those who have never been ill are incapable of real sympathy for a great many misfortunes
Andre Gide
Even when we allow our imaginations to run wild on the joys of heaven, we find that our minds are incapable of conceiving what it will be like.
Billy Graham
Nearly all great civilizations that perished did so because they had crystallized, because they were incapable of adapting themselves to new conditions, new methods, new points of view. It is as though people would rather die than change.
Eleanor Roosevelt
He was alone in his wonderment, amoung creatures incapable of wonder –for them it was enough to exist and go their way.
Pope John Paul II
Theism is so confused and the sentences in which “God” appears so incoherent and so incapable of verifiability or falsifiability that to speak of belief or unbelief, faith or unfaith, is logically impossible.
A.J. Ayer
The man of least capacity is the one who shows himself incapable of self-correction.
Muhammad Ali
We are so attached to the earth, and yet we are incapable of holding onto it.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Th’ ethereal mould Incapable of stain would soon expel Her mischief, and purge off the baser fire, Victorious. Thus repuls’d, our final hope Is flat despair.
John Milton
All the goods of this world…are finite and limited and radically incapable of satisfying the desire that perpetually burns within us for an infinite and perfect good.
Simone Weil
There is an assumption, in attaching Puritan concepts such as ‘successful’ and ‘unsuccessful’ to the awful, final act of suicide, that those who ‘fail’ at killing themselves not only are weak, but incompetent, incapable even of getting their dying quite right.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Our own consciousness is incapable of having produce the universe. God, therefore, exists. That is to say, there is no reason for not applying the term God, Theos, to the intimate essence
Ezra Pound
Creativity is very much like literacy. We take it for granted that nearly everybody can learn to read and write. If a person can’t read or write, you don’t assume that this person is incapable of it, just that he or she hasn’t learned how to do it. The same is true of creativity.
Ken Robinson
When a government is arrived to that degree of corruption as to be incapable of reforming itself, it would not lose much by being new moulded.
Baron de Montesquieu
I’m plain incapable of getting angry with Angela Merkel and likewise.
Donald Tusk
There are certain early plays of mine that I really don’t like, but I can’t imagine going back and fixing them. I would be totally incapable of it. I’m not in the head of the characters anymore.
Annie Baker
We see constituents who are manifestly incapable of undertaking any normal work… Those whose applications for benefits are subsequently rejected go through a period of incredible stress, and some, sadly, take their lives during that time. Applicants who appeal usually win.
Jeremy Corbyn
And the venality of those Judaized is incapable of explaining anti-Semitism as a social phenomenon, we will call it the anti-Semitic theory.
A. C. Cuza
Any preacher who preaches beyond that which he has experienced is incapable of preaching with conviction.
Billy Graham
If you see yourself as entitled to a resource, and if you’re not willing or incapable of seeing this other as a being with whom you can and should be in relation with, then you’re going to take the resource.
Derrick Jensen
Callie always said Luce was incapable of brutal honesty and that was why she got herself stuck in so many crappy situations with guys whom she should have just told no.
Lauren Kate
But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.
Origen
The smaller you get-the smaller life makes you-the easier it is to see the grandeur of grace. While I am far more incapable than I may have initially thought, God is infinitely more capable than I ever hoped.
Tullian Tchividjian
People are incapable of stereotyping you; you stereotype yourself because you’re the one who accepts roles that put you in this rut or in this stereotype.
Eva Mendes
We are incapable of leaving anything to the imagination and loath to leave anything out. Maniacal thoroughness has become our national verbal ideal.
Florence King
Nothing satisfies an individual incapable of enjoyment.
Alan Watts
Monty Python is like catnip for nerds. Once you get them started quoting it, they are constitutionally incapable of feeling depressed.
Kevin Hearne
Whether in a suit or in a loincloth people are ignorant little thorns cutting into one another. They seem incapable of advancing beyond the violent tendencies which at one time were necessary for survival.
Jhonen Vasquez
An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
Raymond Chandler
It seems to me that terrestrial beings, as they become more autonomous, psychologically richer, shut themselves up in a way against one another, and at the same time gradually become strangers to the cosmic environment and currents, impenetrable to one another, and incapable of exteriorizing themselves.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I am quite incapable of understanding how any work of art can be criticized from a moral standpoint. The sphere of art and the sphere of ethics are absolutely distinct and separate.
Oscar Wilde
Since [man] is infinitely removed from comprehending the extremes, the end of things and their beginning are hopelessly hidden from him in an impenetrable secret; he is equally incapable of seeing the nothing from which he was made, and the infinite in which he is swallowed up.
Blaise Pascal
Visual art and writing don’t exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can’t do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating.
William S. Burroughs
I know I’m incapable of orchestrating an entire film.
John Denver
It especially annoys me when racists are accused of ‘discrimination.’ The ability to discriminate is a precious faculty; by judging all members on one ‘race’ to be the same, the racist precisely shows himself incapable of discrimination.
Christopher Hitchens
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi
The truth is that I’m constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job.
Dylan Moran
What evidence do we have that states are incapable of further exercising an authority they have exercised successfully for over 200 years?
John McCain
Who knows what it is, but he [Donald Trump] is incapable of having a consistent thought or policy.
Jill Stein
People like Obama think you are incapable of doing anything yourself.
Rush Limbaugh
Someone who is incapable of drawing, and cannot master line or colour perspective can always express themselves in some form of abstraction.
Hans Werner Henze
There’s really powerful and potentially dominating forces when you make a film that can harm it if you’re incapable of orchestrating things.
Bennett Miller
The American elite … is almost beyond redemption. Moral relativism has set in so deeply that the gilded classes have become incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush — sophistry washed down with Chardonnay.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
I share five scriptural insights that lead me to the conclusion that those who are incapable of trusting in Christ on their own are still welcomed into heaven the same way you and I are welcomed into heaven: by the grace of God.
Robert Jeffress
People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.
Paulo Coelho
I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.
Barbara Jordan
Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
God places His saints where they will bring the most glory to Him, and we are totally incapable of judging where that may be.
Oswald Chambers
President Trump is mentally incapable of imagining the humanity of anyone who looks different from him or hails from a different nation.
Opal Tometi
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When moral courage feels that it is in the right, there is no personal daring of which it is incapable.
Leigh Hunt
I am unable, mentally incapable, of relating the dead thing, the broken body refusing to divulge why or where the occupant has gone, to the thing that was alive.
Caitlin Thomas
Writing is writing to me. I’m incapable of saying no to any writing job, so I’ve done everything – historical fiction, myths, fairy tales, anything that anybody expresses any interest in me writing, I’ll write. It’s the same reason I used to read as a child: I like going somewhere else and being someone else.
Geraldine McCaughrean
To put it bluntly, research shows that we can’t multitask. We are biologically incapable of processing attention-rich inputs simultaneously.
John Medina
Just because I’ve written extensively about race doesn’t render me incapable of making the same mistakes as the people I’ve written about.
Jemele Hill
He is incapable of a truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
The civilization of cities is breeding a new race of monks who have none of the original religious drive towards chastity, but are just incapable of facing the responsibilities of marriage.
Kylie Tennant
There is no pain compared to that of loving a woman who makes her body accessible to one and yet who is incapable of delivering her true self — because she does not know where to find it.
Lawrence Durrell
It is difficult to understand these people who democratically take part in elections and a referendum, but are then incapable of democratically accepting the will of the people.
Jose Saramago
Until now their line has been that the Tories are incapable of doing anything about poverty, and aren’t interested in doing it in the first place. By contrast, Labour says, we are also incapable of doing anything about poverty, but would dearly love to do something. If we knew what.
Simon Hoggart
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
Lord Chesterfield
For those who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, it is a call of duty to take back America from a Commander-in-Chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great.
Ryan Zinke
To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic.
Ted Nugent