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Wanting Perfection Quotes


"In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Perfection is not very communicative" - Yo-Yo Ma

"Strive for excellence, not perfection." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Progressive improvement beats delayed perfection." - Mark Twain

"Humanity, divine limitation; Divinity, human perfection." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Strive for perfection, but settle for excellence." - Don Shula

"Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection." - Kim Collins

"I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy." - Reese Witherspoon

"Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different." - Blake Lively

"Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot." - Marshall Brickman

"Your generosity is more important than your perfection." - Seth Godin

"The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes." - Haridas Chaudhuri

"The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality." - Robert Schumann

"Infinite perfection is in every man, though unmanifested." - Swami Vivekananda

"Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty." - Anonymous

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle

"Wearing a veneer of perfection never did me any good." - Liz Phair

"Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace." - River Phoenix

"I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre." - Christopher Durang

"Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them." - Carlo Goldoni

"You can ruin your life wanting to be an actor." - Bill Nighy

"Perhaps all human interaction is about wanting and getting." - David Mitchell

"Faith: not wanting to know what is true." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting." - Ovid

"One senses, in all autobiography, a straining toward perfection, perfection of a kind that connects the individual with a cosmic pattern which, because it is perfect in itself, verifies that individual's own potential perfection." - Roger Rosenblatt

"Like every good man, I strive for perfection, and, like every ordinary man, I have found that perfection is out of reach - but not the perfect suit." - Edward Tivnan

"A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice." - Mahatma Gandhi

"There's a lot of disorder that comes along with wanting to know everything and wanting to try everything and wanting to experience everything, but there's a lot of knowledge that comes out of it too." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Wanting contact I'm wanting contact I'm wanting contact with you." - Peter Gabriel

"I'm always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio." - Frank Rich

"Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn't: It's just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting." - Carolyn Hax

"I started out wanting to write great poems, then wanting to discover true poems. Now, I want to be the poem." - Mark Nepo

"[My work is] maybe about me maybe not wanting to be me and wanting to be all these other characters. Or at least try them on." - Cindy Sherman

"I do think that all politicians today have to be more attentive to people wanting to be heard, wanting to have more control over their lives." - Barack Obama

"Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting." - Benjamin Franklin

"Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer." - Sylvie Guillem

"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who can't attain it in anything." - Eugene Delacroix

"I fight for perfection" - Mike Tyson

"The perfection of rottenness." - William James

"Passion drives perfection." - Rick Warren

"Imperfection means perfection hid." - Robert Browning

"No confession brings perfection." - Oscar Romero

"Embrace nature's brutal perfection." - Boyd Rice

"Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behaviour." - Gichin Funakoshi

"Meandering leads to perfection." - Laozi

"Perfection is always infinite." - Swami Vivekananda

"Perfection is not a destination; it's a never-ending process...Enjoy!" - Jim Bouchard

"All perfection is melancholy." - Margaret Oliphant

"Substance should outweigh perfection..." - Phil Ramone

"Strive not for perfection..but for lives and loves that matter." - Debora Spar

"Art is the perfection of nature, ... nature is the art of God." - Thomas Browne

"The scope for improvement is infinite, precisely because perfection is unattainable." - George Soros

"The grace of God sets us free from a life of perfection, performing, and pretending." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Repentance always precedes perfection." - Leo Tolstoy

"The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what man is." - Oscar Wilde

"Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water sings the pebbles into perfection." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Practice precedes perfection." - Oscar Wilde

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

"Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age." - Albert Einstein

"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age." - Albert Einstein

"Perfection doesn't exist." - Andres Iniesta

"We strivin' for perfection." - Raekwon

"Perfection is really boring!" - Erin Heatherton

"The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection." - D H Lawrence

"I'm chasing perfection." - Kobe Bryant

"Progress not perfection." - Court McGee

"Imperfections define perfection" - Colleen Hoover

"Perfection itself is imperfection." - Vladimir Horowitz

"And you will, by the dignity of your Conduct, afford occasion for Posterity to say, when speaking of the glorious example you have exhibited to Mankind, had this day been wanting, the World had never seen the last stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining." - George Washington

"You will, by the dignity of your Conduct, afford occasion for Posterity to say, when speaking of the glorious example you have exhibited to Mankind, had this day been wanting, the World had never seen the last stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining." - George Washington

"Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real." - Michelle Hodkin

"You can't get unless you give. And you have to give without wanting to get." - Theodore White

"We keep wanting to save those who are forlorn in this world. It's a male habit." - Michael Ondaatje

"You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Directing is something that I'd been wanting and hoping to do, as I've grown into myself." - Eric Balfour

"Certainly nobody gets married wanting to get divorced or even expecting to - except me." - Rush Limbaugh

"Banning someone for wanting to ban others is an inappropriate response." - Corri Wilson

"Wanting won't make a stone cheese. But he still smells like cheese to me." - Robert Jordan

"I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex." - John Baldessari

"Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

"I had that thing of wanting to prove I was a tough kid." - Scott Caan

"I believe what makes great television is wanting to watch particular characters." - Joanna Garcia

"My mother was always encouraging about my wanting to be an artist." - Chris Ware

"Freedom requires us to view people as wanting the opportunity to earn their success." - Todd Young

"I didn't grow up wanting to be an actor, and I didn't go to acting school." - Paul Schneider

"We have tried you good people of the public and we have found you wanting." - Rose Schneiderman

"I like stories that leave you wanting more, leave you wondering, but don't tell you everything." - Viggo Mortensen

"I've been accused of wanting to allow terrorists to have weapons to attack America." - Rand Paul

"There's nothing wrong at all with women wanting to be women." - Liz Phair

"I'm the youngest of four, and I'm always the clown - making the jokes, wanting attention." - Rose Byrne

"I'd be lying if I said, 'No,' to wanting a lot of kids." - Gisele Bundchen

"Basically, I learned to read by reading 'Peanuts,' just wanting to know what they were saying." - Stephan Pastis

"I know what wanting and craving adventure feels like, I can really relate to that." - Emile Hirsch

"God always ignores the present perfection for the ultimate perfection." - Oswald Chambers

"The course is perfection and it asks perfection." - Nick Faldo

"Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle." - Proverbs

"Having an open mind does not necessarily lead to perfection. It is your ability to observe, analyze, discern, and understand the true essence that basic principles contain that point the way to perfection." - Ed Parker

"Trifles make perfection but perfection is not a trifle" - Michelangelo

"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle." - Michelangelo

"I compulsively reach for perfection in music, often at the expense of everything else in my life." - Stan Getz

"Perfection does not consist in macerating or killing the body, but in killing our perverse self-will." - St. Catherine of Siena

"Man is rotten with perfection." - Kenneth Burke

"Focus on progress not perfection." - Bill Phillips

"There's no soul in perfection." - Keith Urban

"The very pink of perfection." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Allow yourself the freedom to step away from perfection because it is only then that you can find success." - Chase Jarvis

"Working toward perfection is not a one time decision but a process to be pursued throughout one's lifetime." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Perfection can be a fetish" - Bernard Leach

"If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings, and complaints." - Bruce Barton

"Each man is perfect by his nature; prophets have manifested this perfection, but it is potential in us." - Swami Vivekananda

"It is only perfection in the foundations that can lead to mastery of the whole...'Talent is Work'" - Galina Ulanova

"I've been coming to Notre Dame since 1957. This place, this campus, is the closest thing there is to perfection." - John Grant

"We must...forge partnerships with those around us, and begin to dismantle the myth of solitary perfection." - Debora Spar

"Excellence does not require perfection." - Henry James

"We're not called to perfection but to faithfulness. Sinlessness in this life isn't possible, but obedience unto godliness is. Sanctification." - Steve Camp

"Perfection is an impossible destination" - Tim Ferriss

"I will never reach perfection." - Misty Copeland

"Reality and perfection are synonymous." - Baruch Spinoza

"He was too much concerned with his own perfection ever to think of admiring any one else." - Max Beerbohm

"Poetry achieves its pinnacle when it is the perfection and mastery of expression (creation, perception) as Art (arrangement)." - Vanna Bonta

"Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line." - Dejan Stojanovic

"I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it's drama, it's the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection." - Nicolas Cage

"Perfection is a moving target" - Susan Fletcher

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." - Antoine De Saintexupery

"An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's." - J D Salinger

"I expect perfection from myself." - Bryce Harper

"You can't make a perfect painting. We can see perfection in our minds. But we can't make a perfect painting." - Agnes Martin

"Fact is, perfection is boring." - Robert Genn

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

"Nobody wants to watch perfection." - Nicolas Cage

"The universe doesn't allow perfection." - Stephen Hawking

"When I was a child I experienced moments of not wanting to see the ugliness, not wanting to see not being wanted. This lack of love went into my eyes and into my mind." - John Lennon

"Whenever you experiment with something, it's very easy to take the emotion out of it. And going back and forth between wanting to be respected artistically and wanting to move people is its own challenge." - Steven Soderbergh

"Faith means wanting God and wanting to want nothing else." - Brennan Manning

"A lot of the stories are internal. They leak it to me wanting to get attention, wanting to get that headline. More times than not, I will not give it to them." - Matt Drudge

"There is a tension in relationships between wanting to return to the womb, but also wanting to be free. Because sometimes the woman's attentions can be overly maternal, and you want to go, 'Ahhhh!'" - Ralph Fiennes

"We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now." - George A Sheehan

"I've been singing since I was 16 because I love it - I wanted to be a singer, not a star. There's a difference between wanting to be famous and wanting to sing well." - Bonnie Tyler

"You want to try and win as many slams as possible in your career. As a tennis player, that's what we always dream of as a kid, wanting to play slams, wanting to win them." - Sania Mirza

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; Love's the cloudless summer sun, Nature gay adorning." - Robert Burns

"Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself." - Wayne Dyer

"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air." - Carl Sandburg

"If you're not popular, then everyone is not wanting anything to do with you, or not answering the phone." - Hilary Duff

"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell." - Sylvia Plath

"It's a curious, wanting thing." - Sarah Waters

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

"I've been wanting to make a movie about the war in Sierra Leone, specifically, for more than 15 years." - Cary Fukunaga

"Much energy is wasted in trying to charm others. And in wanting to charm - I tell you, the opposite happens" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar



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