We have collected the best Perfection Quotes by famous authors including Ne-Yo, William Law, Hermann Hesse, Judith Jamison, H. P. Lovecraft and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I don’t want to call myself a perfectionist, because perfection is imperfection.
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.
The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
Strive for perfection. Nobody’s going to be perfect on this earth. But strive for perfection.
The cat is classic whilst the dog is Gothic – nowhere in the animal world can we discover such really Hellenic perfection of form, with anatomy adapted to function, as in the felidae.
H. P. Lovecraft
It’s not about finding relevance or perfection or imperfection in objects, but it’s that you can accept yourself and then go out and accept others.
In general, for me, a big thing in my life has been just sort of learning what true self-esteem is and what true positive self-image is. And being a dancer, and growing up in that world, you’re so focused on yourself, and you’re so focused on achieving goals, on finding perfection, and working on your craft.
I prefer cooking to baking. Baking, to me, is very precise, and it’s about perfection.
I don’t think there’s any such thing as perfection. But I’m a perfectionist. I don’t believe in the idea of perfection, but I will strive to achieve it.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
The intuition of the moral sentiment is an insight of the perfection of the laws of the soul. These laws execute themselves. They are out of time, out of space, and not subject to circumstance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In a time not distant, it will be possible to flash any image formed in thought on a screen and render it visible at any place desired. The perfection of this means of reading thought will create a revolution for the better in all our social relations.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
Michael J. Fox
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
Pir Vilayat Khan
Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
I always had the sense that nothing was never good enough – striving for perfection. My mother and I had a sort of typical mother-daughter relationship.
What I love most about makeup is that you can’t get attached to one thing, one idea, or one approach – and once you’ve achieved perfection, you have to wipe it all off and start over the next day.
Everyone is comparing lives on social media and wants the perfect body, perfect image, perfect outfit, perfect life – we’re striving for this perfection, and it’s so unhealthy because there’s no such thing as perfection.
Perfection doesn’t exist.
That concerns me, that we’re reaching out for perfection, when country music has always been about imperfection.
Clients don’t expect perfection from the service providers they hire, but they do expect honesty and transparency. There is no better way to demonstrate this than by acknowledging when a mistake has been made and humbly apologizing for it.
I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don’t find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more.
I’m not a very good dancer. My feet don’t point far enough; my extension is embarrassing. Dance, for me, has been hard because it’s a strive for perfection.
There’s no perfection in family life, and certainly we aren’t perfect, but we’re probably about as close as we can be.
John C. Bogle
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
We all know that the desire for perfection can get in the way of authenticity and enjoyment; it’s the same with games. There’s a completist part to many of us that can’t rest until we reach the perfect 100% finish point.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
I’m on my way to a place where I’d never dreamed I’d be, and that’s perfection.
Mary J. Blige
My go-to is a red lip. It’s a timeless fashion statement, and I’ve loved doing it ever since I was little. My favorite classic red is CoverGirl Lip Perfection in #305 Hot.
As soon as I have got flying to perfection, I have got a scheme about a steam engine.
I think that designers have an incredibly broad creative repertoire. They solve. They create images of perfection for any number of clients. I could never do that. I’m my client. That’s the difference between an artist and a designer; it’s a client relationship.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
I’m in total awe of the technique of great film people. Because if you get your emotional life up to perfection by miracle on Take One, you better have a technique to keep doing it again and again and again.
I had this creativity always with this will for perfection, and I always said to myself, ‘Look for what’s best.’ ‘That’s your goal, your driving principle.’
Hubert de Givenchy
I’m very comfortable working with my brother. There are no ego hassles. Also, we all strive for perfection; so there is no compromise on creativity. I found my niche while working with Rakesh.
It’s not about perfection. What’s a perfect painting? What’s interesting about a perfect painting?
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.
The fundamentals of your business are like free throws: emphasize and practice them to perfection.
Perfection is really boring!
Since ballet has such a solid classical framework, everything is supposed to be a very specific way, so you learn to look at things with an eye towards perfection. But in acting, it isn’t always necessarily good to be like that – really magical things can happen when it’s unexpected and messy.
I struggle with perfection.
So we strive for perfection in the areas in which we can control, and that isn’t necessarily what provides contentment and joy for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children.
Sarah Jessica Parker
You can’t reach perfection unless you reach zero seconds – it’s just the constant chase for perfection.
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.
I have a million career weaknesses, and although it’s uncomfortable, I believe that authentically acknowledging and working through your vulnerability is more powerful than the delusion of perfection.
Wearing a veneer of perfection never did me any good.
As a musician, I have always strived for my albums and live performance to render a sound as close as possible to perfection.
I’m always in search for perfection. If it’s not perfect, I’m back to the drawing board.
And in fact, I think the more we start to worship perfection the more soul leaks out of art.
To me, searching for perfection isn’t anywhere near as interesting as trying to find your own voice.
In Divine unity and the affirmation of it, Divine beauty and dominical perfection become apparent. If there was no unity, that pre-eternal treasury would remain hidden.
When you’re a part of any protected class, whether it is being a woman, a person of color, a part of the LGBTQ community, or an immigrant, we’re expected to get everything right and be the embodiment of perfection when it is not expected of other people.
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.
When you hear Bach or Mozart, you hear perfection. Remember that Bach, Mozart and Beethoven were great improvisers. I can hear that in their music.
Even though you strive for perfection, you’re never going to play the perfect game.
The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder.
The paradox of perfection is that you should try and achieve it by doing quality work even though you know you can never achieve it.
Kay Kay Menon
‘Main Aur Mr. Riight’ is about a girl who is looking for perfection. She strives for perfection herself and is searching for a partner who is the same. The film is about her journey.
There’s the saying that perfect is the enemy of great, because if you strive for perfection you’ll maybe never ship. There’s a point that’s good enough. But I do think that there’s so much competition out there that if you don’t hit the quality bar, the product will just fail.
Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is.
Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation.
The world is becoming very black and white. People are striving for perfection where only the best is acceptable. If we continue down this road, then we will lose everything that is human.
I accept you can’t achieve perfection all the time, but you can achieve perfection of intent, maybe. I don’t think you can go into a relationship with anything other than the intention of it being perfect.
Bitcoin’s got its issues. But it is not competing with perfection.
O thou great, unknown Power! Thou Almighty God, who hast lighted up reason in my breast and blessed me with immortality! I have frequently wandered from that order and regularity necessary for the perfection of thy works, yet thou hast never left me nor forsaken me.
I use a lot of different words for God – infinite intelligence, primordial, perfection or universal creativity. All of these, to me, are God. And ‘God’ is a word, I think, that some people feel uncomfortable with, so they can use another word, you know? It’s the great mystery.
As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
I understand reform to mean the perfection of what previous generations have already done. I’m not an advocate of destroying, ‘kroshat,’ and then selling like they do in Russia. That’s how we can prevent the wild corruption in our state like they have in the other post-Soviet states.
I find little things that drive me sometimes, but again, I’m already a driven person, and just because I strive for perfection on a personal level and don’t really care what other people say or do. I just want to be the best I can be, so that drives me enough.
Yes, gymnasts aim for perfection, but I never thought about the score. If that’s what’s in your mind, it will probably mess you up.
Sadly, in any industry and in any work-related environment, females always strive to achieve a certain amount of perfection, whether that be skinny or pretty. It’s a constant, in our society.
I used to think everything had to be perfect, but now I know perfection doesn’t exist – life comes with bumps and grazes.
I thought that was actually kind of boring, that search for perfection.
In the beginning, before the creation of Heaven and Earth, God made the angels; free intelligences and free wills; out of His love He made them, that they might be eternally happy. And that their happiness might be complete, He gave them the perfection of a created nature; that is, He gave them freedom.
The older we women grow, the more clearly we see what men really are: hypocrites, boasters, he-goats. The older men grow, the more they doll us up with every perfection.
I really don’t feel like I’m in any kind of contest. Except, maybe, with myself. Just want to learn and create and grow. Get better all the time with these filmmaking tools. I don’t expect perfection from myself. Just progress.
I think when I was younger, I strived for perfection. And now I strive for my imperfections because I think they’re more interesting.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
It surprises me that criticism on social media is worst than ever… more and more people tend to seek perfection in others.
Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can’t have perfection in a world of limited resources.
We shouldn’t be intimidated by someone else’s idea of perfection if it will prevent us from taking steps we actively want to take.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
Yves Saint Laurent
I really had a great time shooting for Dabboo Ratnani. He is such an experienced photographer and works in perfection.
People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.
Even perfection has room for improvement.
What I’ve learned is you don’t have to strive for perfection, but you do have to strive to be a very hard worker.
Most of my youth I spent being obsessed with Baby Spice, so she was my favorite for a really long time. Now that I’m older, I actually really like Posh Spice the best. Nineties Victoria Beckham is perfection, I think.
I am not interested in perfection, and neither are the women who wear my clothes.
Anything salty and crunch is a world of perfection to me. Put chips in front of me, and I will eat to the bottom of the bag. Because I have the tendency to do this, I found these amazing Eden Brown Rice Chips. They’re the perfect amount of salt and crunch, and there’s nothing in them.
Mutual funds dare to be average. In fact, they dare to be lousy. They have long since ceased striving for anything resembling perfection when it comes to managing your money.
Some women are able to wake up looking effortlessly chic – as though a bevy of fashion fairies twisted their low-lit locks into a messy chignon while they slept. They choose a frock from their exceptionally curated closet and leave a trail of custom fragrance and perfection in their wake.
Koons’s work has always stood apart for its one-at-a-time perfection, epic theatricality, a corrupted, almost sick drive for purification, and an obsession with traditional artistic values.
I am self-conscious, and I’m aware of my body. But I struggle with America’s limited idea of what perfection is.
God invented love, and it is therefore perfect, and dogs are better at celebrating this perfection than we are. When in doubt as to how we should feel, we could do far worse than trying to live life like the dogs.
W. Bruce Cameron
It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
Michel de Montaigne
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.
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Even top fashion models get critical about one certain part of their body that they do not like. So perfection is impossible.
When I realized that nothing is perfect and no one is perfect, I was able to overcome my initial fears. I was holding myself to some weird standard that I was putting outside of myself, i.e., the director or casting director – they’re not expecting perfection. I had all these strange trappings I would put myself in.
I think social media is painting an unattainable picture of perfection.
Charlamagne tha God
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.
The Bible is plain that God requires moral perfection. It tells us unambiguously that God is holy and therefore cannot tolerate any hint of unholiness.
A good designer has a lot in common with a good researcher. Both hunt for excellence and perfection. And you have to really focus on the details, and you don’t really know what the final result will be before you have it.
Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m somewhat of a perfectionist, I think, and I strive for perfection.
The problem with feature filmmaking is that it offers you this mirage of being able to achieve perfection, as the theory of it is that you have control of every part of the film, though in reality, it is as inexact as the next thing in your life.
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.
Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
Redemption is not perfection. The redeemed must realize their imperfections.
My ambition is peace and perfection.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation.
Perfection isn’t everything, some mistakes are pretty groovy.
I am in awe of the brand, and there is nothing I would do or contemplate doing that would any way impact the unique pedestal that Steinway occupies in the industry, 160 years, uncompromising reputation for excellence, and it’s my goal to safeguard that reputation and continue that pursuit of perfection.
You can tell when someone on TV who’s supposed to be struggling to pay back loans is clearly wearing a Gucci suit or tailored to perfection.
Perfection does not exist – only God is perfect.
Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
W. Somerset Maugham
Here’s the thing about lingerie: The only time we see it outside our own bedrooms, it is on women who are gloriously freakish in their physical perfection.
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.
I have no time for perfection.
When you are in a sport, there is a plan to reach for perfection in a certain week in August and it gives you a focus in life and in everything you do around it.
People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music.
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
I’m not going to change my teeth or get a nose job. That manufactured perfection does nothing for me.
I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it’s drama, it’s the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection.
I don’t strive for perfection, because it doesn’t exist.
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.
Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is ultimately unattainable in this life.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
You’ll never really reach perfection, but the strive for it, I love it.
To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
No government is ever going to get it perfect. The job of policymakers is to continue seeking perfection and making it better and constantly reassessing to ensure that the students and the parents are getting the most out of the education system.
It’s easy to deprecate some of the puffery and jingoism that often go with affirmations of ‘American greatness.’ It’s also easy to confuse greatness with perfection, as if evidence of our shortcomings is proof of our mediocrity.
The mistake is to imagine that perfection is possible when the very idea is unthinkable.
Fans see you on hoardings, posters, on the screen with perfect makeup, perfect hair, perfect clothes etc. Perfection is such a hunger! Especially when it comes to actors and stars, they always expect perfection.
The world record will come to me when I run the world record race. I’m just trying to perfect my race. I’m looking for perfection.
Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
I just enjoy what I do, I don’t really strive for perfection, I don’t feel pressurised by the competition.
Certain of Poe’s tales possess an almost absolute perfection of artistic form which makes them veritable beacon-lights in the province of the short story.
H. P. Lovecraft
I’m always looking for perfection. Even after training and my coaches say I did good, I always think I could have done more.
Rafael dos Anjos
If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.
Not every pass-rush move is going to work to perfection, so therefore, you’ve got to figure out what’s best for you.
In Mexico, they didn’t demand you controlled well, or they didn’t get mad because of a bad pass. In La Masia, they demand perfection. Competition is the core principle.
Giovani Dos Santos
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
The perfection in theater is that it’s over the second it’s done.
You can’t start with imbalance and end with peace, be that in your own body, in an ecosystem or between a government and its people. What we need to strive for is not perfection, but balance.
Every woman is sexy in her own way. It is up to men to step up and make women feel like they are No. 1 on that list. There is no such thing as perfection.
Often, when you’ve reached a very high level of achievement, you almost become paralyzed by the idea that anything you might do might be imperfect. Perfection is just the striving, the effort, the struggle, but it’s hard to remember that.
Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful, and she really played the role to perfection.
My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
Perfection would be something that you see in ‘Architectural Digest.’
I strive for perfection, but I’m not perfect. But what I can say is my morals are totally different than any other 24-year-old rapper my age now. I look at life totally different. A whole other aspect. I have different views and morals on life in general. And opinions.
Imperfection is perfection.
‘Random Rules’ kicks off ‘American Water,’ and from its opening line – ‘In 1984 I was hospitalized for approaching perfection’ – you know you’re in for something strange and special.
I just really strongly promote pushing against this culture of perfection. I mean, I’m sorry, for me, Spanx don’t feel good. I’ve tried one of those waist-trainer things on – that hurt like the bejesus.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Men of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least, for their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions, to which they afterwards give form.
Leonardo da Vinci
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
Perfection is the child of time.
Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children.
We encounter and enter our richest, most humanly defining experiences by way of a tear in the fabric of things, because we are running late, or because we recognize, across a crowded room, a face whose lack of perfection allows a unique light to shine through and to stir us with uncommon wonder.
Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It’s about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
You can never get perfection. There have to be constant course corrections and there will be constant course corrections on Brexit-related stuff once we leave the E.U.
In the beginning I pushed toward perfection, but it takes time to get to certain places.
Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.
I do not subscribe to a feminism that demands perfection or super heroic nobility of women. But I do insist that putting women at the service of patriarchy is no victory for us.
From a storytelling perspective, perfection is death.
I am not strong on perfection.
The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
D. H. Lawrence
Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
A lot of people from my generation of music are so focused on playing things correctly or to perfection that they’re stuck in that safe place.
I read every book about Buster Keaton and Chaplin to see how they worked – it’s all about dedication, tunnel vision, pursuit of perfection, getting the gag right.
Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited.
Middle school was probably my hardest time. I was trying to fit in for so long, until about junior year of high school when I realized that trying to fit into this one image of perfection was never going to make me happy.
I’m trying to be more organized, put together, and be more kind to myself. I’m really hard on myself and really just self-critical and always striving for this perfection which doesn’t exist.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
Perfection is impossible; just strive to do your best.
It is necessary to bear in mind that Scripture only teaches the chief points of those true principles which lead to the true perfection of man, and only demands in general terms faith in them.
My mother is the sort of woman who not only can raise a chicken and roast it to moist perfection but, as she proved to my openmouthed sister and me on a family holiday to Morocco when we were very young, can barter for one in a market, kill it, pluck it, and then cook it to perfection.
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.
I’m pretty aware that the pursuit of perfection is, inherently, a flawed concept.
I know as soon as a game is finished if I have done well. I don’t need people to tell me. I want to achieve perfection.
Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
I enjoy going out to the plants, the factories where just some sub-element maybe of the orbiter or the space station is built. Those people take such pride in that component, and they build it to perfection, and it’s just a pleasure to see that.
Kevin A. Ford
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well.
If I could play any role in any musical, it would be Desiree in ‘A Little Night Music’ – Oh my, it is perfection. The character gets to be funny, beautiful, sexy and smart all at the same time and have two men fighting over her. The show is Stephen Sondheim at his absolute best… need I say more?
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Playing a superhero isn’t interesting because then you personify perfection, which is boring!
‘Secretariat’ was such a magnificent animal, unbelievably beautiful and powerful. It’s always nice to see something that close to perfection, a reason to celebrate.
Often, equipment can as easily function as a security blanket for musicians unwilling or unable to risk anything personal in the studio. Whether one catches the feeling on a record is a subjective matter. How can you be sure? The machinery can hold out the promise of at least mechanical perfection.
Well, I live in the U.K. in 2017 and I’m like every woman in this country who flips through supplements and magazines – I’m bombarded with pictures of so-called perfection.
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.
Paul von Hindenburg
Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.
Love is the bond of perfection.
The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection.
It is too bad that the public expects from me, always, perfection which it is impossible for me always to attain. I am not a machine. I am a human being.
Free agency, given us through the plan of our Father, is the great alternative to Satan’s plan of force. With this sublime gift, we can grow, improve, progress, and seek perfection.
James E. Faust
You’re not supposed to look perfect while you’re making babies. Making babies is the perfection. It’s about feeling good in clothes and knowing you can get dressed up in the evening, work it for a minute, and maybe get back in a certain pair of jeans. But there’s just no such thing as perfection.
But, perfection is something that is a constant thing you need to achieve. It is not that you have achieved it and it’s gonna stay. It’s everyday hardwork.
Asian American success is often presented as something of a horror – robotic, unfeeling machines psychotically hellbent on excelling, products of abusive tiger parenting who care only about test scores and perfection, driven to succeed without even knowing why.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man’s nature.
I want to improve my dance moves and achieve perfection.
Going to beauty school and art school in Romania helped me to think of why we use makeup, and it’s exactly how you do portrait. You use pencil to make a 3D effect. Makeup is the same… You are able to create an illusion of perfection and balancing proportion.
The perfection of Christian character depends wholly upon the grace and strength found alone in God.
Ellen G. White
The greater jihad is proclaiming war on our ego’s destructive and negative emotions and thoughts… which prevent us from attaining perfection.
Husbands, be patient with your wives; and wives, be patient with your husbands. Don’t expect perfection. Find agreeable ways to work out the differences that arise.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I keep saying I am an auto-didact, but I have a lot of outside influences. One I could cite is juggler Francis Brunn, who was the first man to throw ten rings in the air; he was really an amazing juggler who showed onstage the quest for perfection.
I have been very hard on myself and strived for unrealistic goals of perfection.
Rajinikanth is a man of perfection and he knows what to give his audiences.
I feel like every role you take, there’s a part of you that obviously feels like you can do it. I don’t know if perfect is the right word because I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think it exists.
There was a point when I was so sick of this physical perfection thing that I thought it would be good for all young girls to eat burgers and sweets as a rebellion but I don’t think that anymore because it’s not healthy.
I don’t see in myself any perfection.
Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason – the law which is perfection of reason.
In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul.
How do you try to play ‘Captain Hook’ better than, or as well as, Dustin Hoffman? You can’t. It’s perfection.
I think of makeup as more like a design, decoration, or jewelry. I mean, it’s literally paint; it’s art. I don’t prefer to use it as concealing anything because it influences the illusion of standardized perfection.
By divine design, men and women are intended to progress together toward perfection and a fulness of glory. Because of their distinctive temperaments and capacities, males and females each bring to a marriage relationship unique perspectives and experiences.
David A. Bednar
If you think you’ve already made it, that’s when you can fall short and go backwards. I’m constantly pushing forward and chasing the element of perfection.
When you go to a show, Americans in New York are very proper, much more so than the French. Everything is perfect. Their hair, the nails, everything. The look. Everything is perfection.
I like the ideology of there being no such thing as perfection. But I’m of the opinion that I have witnessed perfection at various times, especially in art.
Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
All that time I spent chasing Yale was time I could have been using to actually make a difference in the world. Bravery, not perfection, was the key that unlocked all the doors I’ve walked through since.
Part of being an athlete is constantly striving for more. We’re looking for perfection in a world where that doesn’t exist. No matter what we do and what we accomplish or how we perform, we’re always looking at areas we can improve upon.
You can’t ever reach perfection in this business, but that’s one of the things I love. It’s something that can’t ever be mastered, but you can attempt to get as close as possible.
We’re in a world and a society where we’re all striving for this perfection that doesn’t exist.
For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life.
These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child’s toy made of paper.
Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
So slowly in my mind formed the idea of melodrama, a form I found to perfection in American pictures. They were naive, they were that something completely different. They were completely Art-less.
It is imperfection – not perfection – that is the end result of the program written into that formidably complex engine that is the human brain, and of the influences exerted upon us by the environment and whoever takes care of us during the long years of our physical, psychological and intellectual development.
I’ve seen the majestic beauty of nature and the overwhelming perfection of it. To me, there’s nothing closer to God than that.
Cote de Pablo
I understand now that my soul is my power, not perfection or my ego. I continue to teach this to my children, despite their glamorous careers. If we can maintain our core values, the exteriors take second place and become a gift, a source of gratitude.
My mother’s wonderful. To me she’s perfection.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists… in the loved one, perfection.
You can’t make a perfect painting. We can see perfection in our minds. But we can’t make a perfect painting.
That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
Ballet, there’s a right way to do things, and it’s black and white, and it’s all striving for perfection. Acting is not that way. It’s very gray, and the messier you can be, the better. The mistakes that you make are the gold and the beautiful stuff.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
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
If you strive toward the perfect run, accepting that you will always come up short of that is very intriguing. It makes me think about how in life in general, we always want to strive toward perfection, but sometimes perfection would be the worst thing.
I don’t believe in perfection, but those acrimony-free gaps during our family holidays can be downright blissful.
In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
I remember going to a son’s friend’s bar mitzvah, and the text that he chose to explicate was right at the beginning of Genesis. It was not about a fall from grace or a fall from perfection; it was about an awakening into consciousness, which is what it means to be human.
The relentless pursuit of perfection has been my problem over the years. It’s maybe held me back.
Freshly grated nutmeg over fresh pasta with truffle oil is simple perfection. It’s also integral in any good bechamel or chai mix.
Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Will Smith’s acting reaffirms my belief in the American perfection.
I think the perfection of love is that it’s not perfect.
I’m very open and honest, and I feel like it’s important for women to hear that we’re not perfect; none of us are perfect. And sometimes we aspire to have these ideas in our heads of what perfection is, and I probably would’ve been better off if I’d left myself alone.
Everyone should get sacked at least once. It forces you to look at yourself… It is important to have setbacks, because that is the reality of life. Perfection doesn’t exist.
Usher is amazing. He’s perfection to me as a performer. He gets down.
Just as dressing well in your forties entails making choices that reflect who you are and not just wearing generic basics, looking good as you get older requires accentuating and enjoying what’s specific to you rather than striving for cookie-cutter perfection.
Style is the perfection of a point of view.
I expect perfection from myself.
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.
Art teaches you the philosophy of life, and if you can’t learn it from art, you can’t learn it at all. It shows you that there is no perfection. There is light, and there is shadow. Everything is in half tint.
William Morris Hunt
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
I’d love to stay in baseball, but I won’t beg. I’d love to work with young umpires. I think I could teach them, help them develop. I can spot flaws, help them get over the hump. You’re striving for perfection every game, yet you never achieve it. If baseball wants me, I’m available.
Pursuit of perfection is futile. Instead, I prioritize and often realize goals or tasks I’ve been aiming for just aren’t that important.
If God had made a perfect world, it would be a magic trick, not creation, with no meaning or place for us to learn and create. Mankind is not yet ready for a perfect world. We do not know how to appreciate perfection.
People ask me what the definition of perfection, I said it’s none: there is no definition of perfection.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I record cello Etudes that are fewer than four minutes long and post them on YouTube. How can one execute fully-formed ideas with utmost perfection, yet stay free enough to allow improvisatory nuance? This has immediate application in almost every area of life, but especially in performance.
I am honoured to be associated with a brand like Movado. It believes in the art of design and is known for its perfection worldwide. I have strong faith in the pursuit of perfection. I am looking forward to a long association.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Samuel McChord Crothers
It’s the quest for perfection that makes athletes great.
Don’t get me wrong: not all camo is trendy or cute. The right camo and camo shades, though… perfection.
The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
Developing aesthetic sense is vital for actors. They must understand that there is no small role, only small actors. A good actor will do the smallest role to perfection, and be recognised.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Being a ballerina, you don’t ever want to show yourself less than perfect, ever. That’s what your goal is: 24/7 perfection.
Instagram influencers project a specific, highly crafted image of perfection – one that is largely white, thin, and psychologically Zen. Critics argue that this boom, in turn, has helped fuel excessive self-promotion in which we post about only the good moments rather than reality – essentially, a distorted echo chamber.
Dancers are always striving for perfection. A great dancer never achieves it: you always want to do another turn, a higher jump,a more difficult acrobatic jump.
Abby Lee Miller
‘Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.
I’m in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.
There is no such thing as human perfection, and yet when you hear Lataji sing, you wonder how she sang that song so beautifully, so perfectly. Or, how Kumar Gandharva touched your soul so powerfully.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
I’m ultimately a perfectionist who doesn’t believe in perfection.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We have witnessed Chernobyl, Bhopal, Challenger, Seveso, Amoco Cadiz, Three Mile Island and have still not wakened from our fantasy that large organizations can carry out complex technologies on a huge scale with total perfection.
I don’t think perfection is possible. I think you can attempt to reach perfection, but I don’t think it’s a possible thing. I think perfection is a moving point, and we spend our artistic lives chasing it.
The bottom line is that I’m not putting my life at risk in my quest for perfection. However, I ‘m not endorsing cosmetic surgeries. At the same time I don’t condemn them either.
I welcome comments. I think criticism can be very constructive and can help further. I mean, there’s no perfect perfection anywhere. There’s no perfect picture.
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.
There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I’m a martial artist. I don’t train for a fight. I train for myself. I’m training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.
The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
I know perfection in this game is very hard to do and pretty much impossible, but it’s what I strive for because I think it’s what you should do as a quarterback and as a leader.
When you cook under pressure you trade perfection.
But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
Computers were programmed to swap out error-prone, inconsistent human calculation with digital perfection.
Nobody wants to watch perfection.
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
William Ellery Channing
We strivin’ for perfection.
Something theoretical in the past may become evident and established in the present or in the future. It is a self-evident fact that creation has an innate tendency towards perfection, and it is through this that creation is bound to the law of development or gradual perfection.
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.
Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction – only disappointment.
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.
At its heart, ‘Mostly Good Girls’ is about the pressures we put on ourselves to live up to ideas of perfection.
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
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.
I believe that ideal character in its perfection is potentially in every man who is born into the world.
George Edward Woodberry
That’s what I expect from the players – perfection.
Perfection itself is imperfection.
The thing with perfection is that it’s never perfect.
A. J. Pritchard
It’s very hard to find perfection in your life. But in the art world you can do that.
When you’re passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.
I don’t want everything to be flowery perfection. I like it there to be a charge behind it, you know?
Film is so much to do with perfection and how differently you can feel about someone at the beginning of the film and the end of the film.
I feel like I’ve always been a hard worker – working too much on things that I don’t need to work on. Nothing’s ever going to be perfect, but I still feel like there’s this attainable perfection, which doesn’t exist.
In ‘The Prophet,’ Kahlil Gibran says something about perfection only being reached by stripping something to the point of nakedness. That’s the ultimate project: the naked climber doing the greatest climb.
We will not attain a state of perfection in this life, but we can and should press forward with faith in Christ along the strait and narrow path and make steady progress toward our eternal destiny.
David A. Bednar
Carl Reiner is perfection.
I have no doubt concerning that Supreme Goodness, who is so eager to share His blessings, or of that everlasting love which makes Him more eager to bestow perfection on us than we are to receive it.
It is absurd to look for perfection.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
W. Somerset Maugham
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
I’m hardly Hollywood material – they’re interested in youth and perfection and I lay no claims to either. It’s not a place that’s particularly interested in talent.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.