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  • Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination. -- Lionel Stander
  • I've spent my life butting my head against other people's lack of imagination. -- Nick Cave
  • I've never taken any issue off the table for lack of suitability. Only for lack of imagination. -- Garry Trudeau
  • For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. -- Jean Dubuffet
  • I don't want to go on much longer, really. I think that would suggest a lack of imagination. A certain lack of dignity also. -- Steven Patrick Morrissey
  • I often wonder why people remake movies. Is there just a lack of imagination out there that they can't come up with an original idea? -- Michael Beck
  • Pulp existed for 12 years before we got famous. Now, you could say that was just lack of imagination, but it's some kind of quality isn't it? Tenacity. You could also say it was sloth. -- Jarvis Cocker
  • It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own. -- Julian Schnabel
  • Life-writing calls for any number of dubious gifts: A touch of O.C.D., a lack of imagination, a large desk, neutrality of Swiss proportions, tactlessness, a high tolerance for archival dust. Most of all it calls for an act of displacement. 'To find your subject, you must in some sense lose yourself along the way,' is Richard Holmes's version. -- Stacy Schiff
  • Hate is a lack of imagination. -- Graham Greene
  • Normal means lack of imagination and creativity. -- Jean Dubuffet
  • Boredom comes simply from ignorance and lack of imagination. -- Susan Ertz
  • The truth is just an excuse for lack of imagination. -- Nolan Bushnell
  • This lack of imagination gives his heroism to the hero. -- Angela Carter
  • Too many simple green salads suffer from a lack of imagination. -- James Beard
  • Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. -- Oscar Wilde
  • ... pure honesty is a doubtful quality; it means often lack of imagination. -- Virginia Woolf
  • You're only limited by your lack of imagination and fear of appearing stupid. -- Susan Messing
  • Clearly, there has been a lack of imagination about how much can go wrong. -- Rachel Maddow
  • Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much. -- Marcel Proust
  • Common sense is usually lack of imagination, and imagination is usually lack of common sense. -- Evan Esar
  • Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. -- Ernest Hemingway
  • The lack of imagination or invention most people display in naming pussies is almost beyond credence. -- Carl Van Vechten
  • We humans lack imagination, to the point of not even knowing what tomorrow's important things will look like. -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • I see libraries and librarians as frontline soldiers in the war against illiteracy and the lack of imagination. -- Neil Gaiman
  • What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Between the new, happy him, and the old, depressing him, there stood in the way only his lack of imagination. -- Vann Chow
  • Only a group lack of imagination could account for people not wondering what went on in the dark around them. -- Charlaine Harris
  • The main fuel to speed the world's progress is our stock of knowledge, and the brake is our lack of imagination. -- Julian Simon
  • The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Long may Louis de Broglie continue to inspire those who suspect that what is proved by impossibility proofs is lack of imagination. -- John Stewart Bell
  • The trouble with many religions, accused of wishful thinking, is that they are not wishful enough. They show a deplorable lack of imagination. -- Alan Watts
  • I don't want to go on much longer, really. I think that would suggest a lack of imagination. A certain lack of dignity also. -- Steven Patrick Morrissey
  • Mediocrity is perhaps due not so much to lack of imagination as to lack of faith in the imagination, lack of the capacity for this abandon. -- Denise Levertov
  • Much of the insensibility and hardness of the world is due to the lack of imagination which prevents a realization of the experiences of other people. -- Jane Addams
  • People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom, or their lack of imagination -- Sydney Smith
  • Imagination and invention go hand in hand. Remember how lack of resources was never a problem in childhood games? Shift a few pieces of furniture around the living room, and you have yourself a fort. -- Alexandra Adornetto
  • If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted. -- Charles Horton Cooley
  • I certainly know there are people in positions of power in the business who lack imagination and, perhaps as a result of that, think of me as 'David'. But I wouldn't really want to work with those people, you know? -- Michael C. Hall
  • Some say that it is lack of imagination which makes men and women brutes. May it not be power of imagination? The interest of torturing is lessened, is almost lost, if we can not be the tortured as well as the torturer. -- Robert Smythe Hichens
  • I can't make you understand because you don't know the meaning of fear. You have the heart of a lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of those qualities. You'll never mind facing realities and you'll never want to escape from them as I do. -- Margaret Mitchell
  • It's a wonderful thing working with young actors. I know a lot of people don't like working with children. I actually adore it, because you watch their imagination open up and you watch them start to learn this job that I've been doing for so long. They come with such a lack of cynicism. -- Michelle Forbes
  • Indeed, the ideal for a well-functioning democratic state is like the ideal for a gentleman's well-cut suit it is not noticed. For the common people of Britain, Gestapo and concentration camps have approximately the same degree of reality as the monster of Loch Ness. Atrocity propaganda is helpless against this healthy lack of imagination . -- Arthur Koestler
  • Reality is for people that lack imagination. -- Hayao Miyazaki
  • Reality is the cage of those who lack imagination. -- John B. S. Haldane
  • Reading books would be boring if you lack imagination... -- Himmilicious
  • People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up. -- Tom Robbins
  • We miss the real by lack of attention, and create the unreal by excess of imagination. -- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • It is one thing to lack a heart and another to possess eyes and a just imagination. -- George Santayana
  • It is often simply from lack of creative imagination that we do not go far enough in suffering. -- Marcel Proust
  • The only trouble with this world today lies in our lack of understanding of the power of imagination. -- Napoleon Hill
  • If you don't think the wheel should be reinvented then you are suffering from the lack of creative imagination. -- Matthew Donnelly
  • Solidity, caution, integrity, efficiency. Lack of imagination, hypocrisy. These qualities characterize the middle classes in everycountry, but in England they are national characteristics. -- E. M. Forster
  • [The satirist] must fully possess, at least in the world of the imagination, the quality the lack of which he is deriding in others. -- Rebecca West
  • At every level the greatest obstacle to transforming the world is that we lack the clarity and imagination to conceive that it could be different -- Roberto Unger
  • A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others. -- William Faulkner
  • We are terribly imaginative, as far as technique in science is concerned. As far as changes in social arrangements are concerned, we lack utterly in imagination. -- Erich Fromm
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