Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 41
Process Still

We might possess every technological resource... but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be 'revolutionary' but not transformative.

- Adrienne Rich

Game Mostly

When I first started getting into the business, a young woman in a music game that was mostly men, I did feel inadequate.

- Alicia Keys

Race More

Many people are afraid to talk about race because it's so emotionally loaded. We don't have the vocabulary to talk about it. Every day, our vocabulary seems more and more inadequate.

- Anna Deavere Smith

Images Unclear

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

- Ansel Adams

Amendment Other

As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.

- Arlen Specter

Defeat Entering

There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.

- Charles Lindbergh

Correct Use

While the word 'bisexual' was technically correct, I would only slowly come to use it to refer to myself in part because of the derisive connotations. But, in addition, it would seem to me woefully inadequate and impressionistically inaccurate.

- Charles M. Blow


The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit.

- Christian Dior

Data Which

A teacher told my mother that I would never become successful, which illustrates the difficulty of long-run forecasting on inadequate data.

- Clive Granger

World Explain

The theory of evolution is totally inadequate to explain the origin and manifestation of the inorganic world.

- John Ambrose Fleming


The argument that someone is a bad man is an inadequate argument for war and certainly an inadequate and unacceptable argument for regime change.

- John Major

Chance Before

Let's not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution.

- John Thune

Falling Due

The state is in danger of falling into disrepute due to the evidence of its inadequate resources.

- Jurgen Habermas

Game Feel

The game embarrasses you until you feel inadequate.

- Ben Crenshaw


Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.

- Haim Ginott

Death Rather

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

- Bertolt Brecht

Death Afraid

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

- Bertolt Brecht

Suffering Made

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.

- Betty Friedan

Congress Which

The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good.

- Henry Knox

Data Using

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.

- Charles Babbage

New November

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000. I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed from inadequate voting systems in various places.

- DeForest Soaries


If American schooling is inadequate now, just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when today's kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years.

- Janet Napolitano

Give Which

You're trying to write about something that's sacred. You're trying to bring the seriousness of life and death to it, and you're trying to find a way to dramatize it, and you're trying to give language to it, which is inadequate. But it's important to try.

- Edward Hirsch

Doing Never

I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen. I thought I was doing the best I could. I thought I was being idealistic.

- Eric Bogosian

Will Works

Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.

- Eric Butterworth

Kind Been

If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation, the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched.

- Erika Slezak

Sad Memory

It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sleep Times

The more I read about feeding times, sleep times and waking-up times, the more inadequate and miserable I felt.

- Gail Porter

College Based

When I left college I thought - based on a staggeringly inadequate understanding of how the world worked - that I might like to go into book publishing.

- Lev Grossman

Made Groups

Do not join encounter groups. If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate, call your mother.

- Liz Smith

Love Flowers

Flowers are an easy, eloquent expression of love at a time when words can seem clumsy and inadequate.

- Lynn Coady

Give Opposed

I was thinking about how a playlist is really so inadequate as opposed to a mixtape because it takes seventeen days to really make a mixtape with a homemade cover that you like and that you'd give away.

- Tift Merritt

Skin New

Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence.

- Nam June Paik

Beyond Our

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.

- Marianne Williamson

Strong Mankind

It is not the strong who are dangerous to the world and to themselves. It is the weak and the inadequate who threaten - and sometimes destroy - mankind's peace and prosperity.

- Vernon Howard

Art Slogans

The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.

- Walter Benjamin


Language is an inadequate form of communication. If you've picked up an instrument, it's because you don't feel you are communicating sufficiently.

- Stephen Stills

Questions Form

Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content.

- Robert Smithson

Egg Production

I used to work a lot on food issues and every time somebody predicted that production would be inadequate they got egg on their face a year or two later.

- Susan George


Many health care providers, particularly physicians in rural and urban areas, are leaving the Government programs because of inadequate reimbursement rates.

- Ron Wyden

Some Inevitable

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

- Wilson Mizner