Lack

Lack may also refer to:

  • Andrew Lack (born 1953), British botanist and biologist
  • David Lack (1910–1973), British ornithologist and biologist
  • Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania
  • Lack, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Lack, Poland
  • Łąck, Poland
  • Lack (manque), a term in Lacan's psychoanalytic philosophy

Famous quotes containing the word lack:

    Practically everyone now bemoans Western man’s sense of alienation, lack of community, and inability to find ways of organizing society for human ends. We have reached the end of the road that is built on the set of traits held out for male identity—advance at any cost, pay any price, drive out all competitors, and kill them if necessary.
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century)

    The anorexic prefigures this culture in rather a poetic fashion by trying to keep it at bay. He refuses lack. He says: I lack nothing, therefore I shall not eat. With the overweight person, it is the opposite: he refuses fullness, repletion. He says, I lack everything, so I will eat anything at all. The anorexic staves off lack by emptiness, the overweight person staves off fullness by excess. Both are homeopathic final solutions, solutions by extermination.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.
    Joan Didion (b. 1934)