Perfection Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Perfection

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I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am.
~By Michael Jackson ~


Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.
~By Thomas de Quincey ~


God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work, and speaking openly about one's life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.
~By Chuck Mangione ~


Perfectionists are their own devils.
~By Jack Kirby ~


Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.
~By Kim Collins ~


I'm a perfectionist. I can't help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.
~By Justin Timberlake ~


Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
~By Douglas Horton ~


As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
~By Roy Barnes ~


If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
~By Epictetus ~


Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?
~By Richard J. Daley ~


The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
~By Arthur Koestler ~


Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life, or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.
~By William Law ~


The absence of the heavy boot of Europe has preserved to these people the agile walk of the wild animal, while the general simplicity of their lives has given them many other points of physical perfection.
~By John Millington Synge ~


That is what great athletes can do: they give us a model of striving for human perfection.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
~By Bliss Carman ~


For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
~By Harry Knowles ~


By this way you may dress all sorts of horses in the utmost perfection, if you know how to practice it; a thing that is very easy in the hands of a master.
~By William Cavendish ~


Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
~By Matthew Arnold ~


Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
~By Elihu Root ~


Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.
~By William Shawn ~


The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
~By Mark Helprin ~


Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
~By Anne Lamott ~


The ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the imperfections of the instrument. There's no such thing as a perfect clarinet, never was and never will be.
~By Jack Brymer ~


So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
~By Patti LaBelle ~


To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
~By Ali ibn Abi Talib ~


The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.
~By Djuna Barnes ~


Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
~By Saint Francis de Sales ~


There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses.
~By Josef Skvorecky ~


Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
~By Celine Dion ~


Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
~By William Law ~


As a result of the World War and of a peace whose imperfections and risks are no longer denied by anyone, are we not even further away from the great aspirations and hopes for peace and fraternity than we were one or two decades ago?
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


It is absurd to look for perfection.
~By Camille Pissarro ~


A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
~By David Rockefeller ~


The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
~By Ben Okri ~


Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
~By Colin Powell ~


It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
~By Reinhold Niebuhr ~


I'm a perfectionist.
~By Natalie Imbruglia ~


Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.
~By Sri Chinmoy ~


Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
~By William Law ~


I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted.
~By Dennis Quaid ~


The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race, has continually brought new perfections, the cause of which, ever active though unseen, is found in the demands made by our senses, which always in their turns demand to be occupied.
~By Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin ~


A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
~By Lewis Mumford ~


I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
~By Barbra Streisand ~


Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
~By Henry Fuseli ~


Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.
~By C. Northcote Parkinson ~


Perfection is the child of time.
~By Joseph Hall ~


Actually, I can't imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person, especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me.
~By Hugh Mackay ~


If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
~By Matthew Fox ~


I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties.
~By Hugh Mackay ~


And in fact, I think the more we start to worship perfection the more soul leaks out of art.
~By Kathy Mattea ~


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
~By Aristotle ~


Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too. At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do.
~By Michelle Pfeiffer ~


Perfection itself is imperfection.
~By Vladimir Horowitz ~


Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
~By Salvador Dali ~


I'm chasing perfection.
~By Kobe Bryant ~


Tech Jacket shares the same tone as Invincible, but the subject matter is very different. Where Invincible is about perfection, Tech Jacket is about flaws.
~By Robert Kirkman ~


Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.
~By Julia Cameron ~


There is also a perfection of degrees, by which a person performs all the commands of God, with the full exertion of all his powers, without the least defect. This is what the law of God requires, but what the saints cannot attain to in this life.
~By Charles Buck ~


It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
~By William Hazlitt ~


I'm a perfectionist, and I always think that I can do better what I have done, even if it's good.
~By Luciano Pavarotti ~


Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
~By Vince Lombardi ~


People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music.
~By Paul Simon ~


However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops.
~By Paul von Hindenburg ~


Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper.
~By Henri Coanda ~


Christ bears with the saints' imperfections; well may the saints one with another.
~By William Gurnall ~


I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.
~By Aaron Sorkin ~


So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection.
~By Kathy Mattea ~


In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
~By William Ames ~


Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
~By Albert Pike ~


Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book.
~By Laurell K. Hamilton ~


In films, the fact that you can always do a scene again takes a load off your mind, enabling you to strive for perfection, which I always wanted.
~By Jessie Matthews ~


A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
~By Albert Einstein ~


APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums.
~By Edsger Dijkstra ~


Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
~By George Orwell ~


If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in Australia - I couldn't help it. It's got to be perfection for me.
~By Nellie Melba ~


The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
~By Eugene Delacroix ~


Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
~By Martha Graham ~


I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection.
~By Edsger Dijkstra ~


As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
~By Ernst Fischer ~


I mean, I spent 30 years in the world of physical perfection, right? I've known most of the world's most perfect physical specimens over the course of the last 30 years.
~By Jim Lampley ~


I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.
~By Andrew Vachss ~


The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
~By George Will ~


The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!
~By Edmund Husserl ~


God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
~By Alfred Adler ~


We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
~By Benjamin Haydon ~


The perfection of art is to conceal art.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
~By Michael J. Fox ~

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