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Perfection Quotes

Being a perfectionist is both a boon and a bane. The work which is done meticulously is admirable and complimented by one and all. But taking care of minute details is quite a tedious task. Hours of tiring effort need to be invested in order to achieve a flawless and faultless product. Perfectionists are termed obsessive, psychotic, fanatic or even plain weird by the ignorant majority. It is only later that the crowd in general really understands the beauty and the exquisiteness of the creation. Read the famous flawlessness quotations and sayings to know more.

Mila Kunis

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.

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.

Eudora Welty

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Gene Tierney

Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can't provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen.

Salvador Dali

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

Vince Lombardi

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

John Greenleaf Whittier

One brave deed makes no hero.

Aamir Khan

I am not a perfectionist. Perfection doesn't exist in real life. It's a wrong title for me.

Soren Kierkegaard

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.

Sam Claflin

I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, I think, and I strive for perfection.

Keira Knightley

It's all about perfection, isn't it?

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.

Walter Scott

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.

Reese Witherspoon

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.

Taylor Swift

I think the perfection of love is that it's not perfect.

Mila Kunis

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.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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.

George Carlin

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away.

River Phoenix

Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.

Kobe Bryant

I'm chasing perfection.

Adam Smith

To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.

'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.

Saint Augustine

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

Michael Jackson

My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Gordon Ramsay

When you cook under pressure you trade perfection.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.

Venus Williams

I'm always in search for perfection. If it's not perfect, I'm back to the drawing board.

Albert Schweitzer

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.

Nicolas Cage

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

Chuck Palahniuk

A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.


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.

Paul Hollywood

Even I don't always come up to my own standards of perfection.

Celine Dion

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

You can't expect perfection. It is important to sort of acknowledge some of our imperfections. I write them down. There's something about acknowledging mistakes and being able to put them down on paper; they become facts of your life that you must live with. And then, hopefully, you can navigate the road a little bit better.

Nicolas Cage

Nobody wants to watch perfection.

H. P. Lovecraft

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.

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Aaron Sorkin

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.

Khalil Gibran

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

Emma Thompson

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.

Ethan Hawke

In all of our society, but especially in Hollywood, there is an obsession with perfection that can lead to self-loathing and neurosis and all that kind of stuff.

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John Ruskin

It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.


Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.

D. H. Lawrence

The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.

Kate Winslet

I resent that there is an image of perfection that is getting thinner and thinner. I've got a lovely husband and children, and I didn't lose weight to find those things.

Leonardo da Vinci

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.

Samuel Johnson

It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.

H. P. Lovecraft

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.

Michel de Montaigne

It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.

Oscar Wilde

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

Steve Jobs

You'll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent.

Ron Howard

I don't believe in perfection, but those acrimony-free gaps during our family holidays can be downright blissful.

I didn't practice abstinence, I perfected it.