Best Quotes About Imperfection

Perfection itself is imperfection. -Vladimir Horowitz

As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

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

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

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

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. -Joseph Addison

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection. -H. G. Wells

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. -Djuna Barnes

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. -Edward Dahlberg

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

To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin. -Thomas Aquinas

All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses. -Wislawa Szymborska

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

You'll remember Dr. Rice said that several times: It was not a warning about the place and the method and the time – it was a general warning. And that points out the imperfection, if you would, of our intelligence. -Lee H. Hamilton

On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film. -Walter Salles

Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair. -Tokugawa Ieyasu

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection. -Conrad Hall

If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed. -Mark Haddon

Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today's reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda. -Gustav Heinemann

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? -Hjalmar Branting

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

Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature; thus they show that we are such sort of creatures as to stand in need of those helps which higher orders of creatures do not. -Joseph Butler

You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them, provided you never judge of Him by yourself, provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections and limitations of created beings. -Nicolas Malebranche

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

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

Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty. -Jeremy Collier

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity. -David Hume

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

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection. -Arianna Huffington

When you work on your own life, you are less likely to hyper focus on the imperfections of your husband. -Martha Quinn

A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation. -Joseph Addison

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

I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect. -Miley Cyrus

As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we? -Hugh Laurie

Stage is about imperfections and working with them, whether it be from you or the audience. -Katherine Moennig

I have faith in my imperfections! -Dana Delany

The big thing I've discovered, the big secret, is that it's all about how happy you are. It's the ultimate thing. People forget your flaws and imperfections if they see you're happy. -Sienna Miller

I embrace the imperfections and celebrate them. -Kesha

I'll always stand by the first 'Batman'. Even for its imperfections, people will never know how hard that movie was to do. A lot of that still holds up. -Michael Keaton

The God we serve does not seek out the perfect, but instead uses our imperfections and our shortcomings for his greater good. I am humbled by my own limitations. But where I am weak, He is strong. -Rick Perry

I love imperfections. -Lady Gaga

There are many who criticise the United Nations. And those of us who know this institution well know that it is not immune from criticism. But those who argue against the United Nations advance no credible argument as to what should replace it. Whatever its imperfections, the United Nations represents a necessary democracy of states. -Kevin Rudd

With modeling, you pose. You want to look your best all the time. With acting, you have to be aware of the camera, but the more you show your imperfections, the better you're going to be. -Diane Kruger

What I like about film is it explores imperfections. -Mia Wasikowska

God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency. -Jonathan Sacks

Also, in my acting, I feel very much like a storyteller, exploring the flaws of the characters that I interpret. I look for the imperfections, and I love a character that is just so flawed. -Danny Huston

I believe I owe all the best parts of my adulthood to embracing my imperfections and showcasing them. -Beth Ditto

I only shoot on film. I like the quality, the grain and the imperfections. It offers me something much more rewarding than any digital camera can give me. I believe the extra expense is worth it. -Guy Berryman

I feel like the live record thing is something that I've been getting used to as the years go by and with this being my second one, I'm continuing to learn what works and what doesn't work. A live record is an example of that authenticity and that realness that you find in imperfection and you can hear that in this record. -Josh Turner

The flaw in, say, austerity, is that its success is predicated on the relative exactitude of math rather than the shifting, liquid imperfection of people's lives. -Steven Weber

I don't think perfect is interesting. I think what makes life exciting is the imperfections. -Mary Frann

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. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

Redemption is not perfection. The redeemed must realize their imperfections. -John Piper

Evil is only imperfection, that which is not complete, which is becoming, but has not yet found its end. -Annie Besant

Every form, not being the whole, must, of necessity, be imperfect; less than the whole, it cannot be identical with the whole, and being less than the whole and, therefore, imperfect by itself, it shows imperfection as evil, and only the totality of a universe can mirror the image of God. -Annie Besant

As we lay hold upon the truth of God, its influence must affect us. It must elevate us. It must remove from us every imperfection. -Ellen G. White

I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That's what we really pay attention to anyway. We don't talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing. -Tibor Kalman

I love that feeling of, you know, we are women, we are so different, our imperfections are what make us unique and beautiful. -Gisele Bundchen

'Solutionism' for me is, above all, an unthinking pursuit of perfection – by means of technology – without coming to grips with the fact that imperfection is an essential feature of liberal democracy. -Evgeny Morozov

We should not have a petty regard for God's gifts, though we may and should despise our own imperfections. -Saint Ignatius

Occupy yourself in beholding and bewailing your own imperfections rather than contemplating the imperfections of others. -Saint Ignatius

Relish everything that's inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life. -Anthony Hopkins

Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections. -Diane von Furstenberg

If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times, and their parents are going to have to read it with them. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed. -Mark Haddon

I don't love Photoshop; I like imperfection. It doesn't mean ugly. I love a girl with a gap between her teeth, versus perfect white veneers. Perfection is just… boring. Perfect is what's natural or real; that is beauty. -Marc Jacobs

We live in a world where finding fault in others seems to be the favorite blood sport. It has long been the basis of political campaign strategy. It is the theme of much television programming across the world. It sells newspapers. Whenever we meet anyone, our first, almost unconscious reaction may be to look for imperfections. -Henry B. Eyring

There's always room out there for the hand-drawn image. I personally like the imperfection of hand drawing as opposed to the slick look of computer animation. But you can do good stuff either way. The Pixar movies are amazing in what they do, but there's plenty of independent animators who are doing really amazing things as well. -Matt Groening

We all have our imperfections. But I'm human, and you know, it's important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty. -Beyonce Knowles

It's not about hiding your imperfections on a shoot; it's about embracing them and being unapologetic about them. -Erin O'Connor

A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat. -David D. Burns

It's all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There's no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections – that's what makes you unique. -Hayley Hasselhoff

I think every single imperfection adds to your beauty. I'd rather be imperfect than perfect. -Sonam Kapoor

The thing that you think is imperfect about you is the thing that makes you who you are. It separates you from everybody else. I have a scar on my lip, and for years I hated it. But now its become my thing. It's like, without it, I'm not me. You can't be perfect, so enjoy your imperfections. I can't stress that enough. -Terry Crews

In this perfect world, there are certain imperfections that catch your eye. That's what works for me. I don't concentrate on being perfect, but instead put that effort behind my craft and being true to myself. I don't conform to pressures outside of me. I am confident about myself. -Sonakshi Sinha

You go through those awkward, dorky, geeky stages, and growing up in the industry amplifies all that. Fortunately, I have a mother who encouraged me to build my confidence from within and embrace my imperfections. -Jurnee Smollett-Bell

As a director, the biggest job is to discern the imperfections in emotional tone and then view it in the global picture of what you're trying to do, if that makes sense. It's a rhythm, like music is a rhythm or composition and art is a rhythm. Dialogue is a rhythm as well. -Robert Stromberg

There is nothing better than picking up sun-warmed tomatoes and smelling them, feeling them and scrutinizing their shiny skins for imperfections, dreaming of ways to serve them. -Jose Andres

With 'Girls'… I feel like there's an impulse to try to make it look better or neater or more perfect, and when I watch theater, television, movies, it's always the imperfection I'm always more attracted to. -Adam Driver

Being married to a psychologist, I realize that I learn more from imperfections. -Patricia MacLachlan

The charge of being ambiguous and indefinite may be brought against every human composition, and necessarily arises from the imperfection of language. Perhaps no two men will express the same sentiment in the same manner and by the same words; neither do they connect precisely the same ideas with the same words. -Oliver Ellsworth

Instant replay ought to be thrown out. Period. It's a game of imperfections. Why is that so bad for the game? Really, I think they are trying to make the game perfect. I'll tell you what: It will never, ever be perfect. -Doug Harvey

Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection. -Henry Petroski

As I started to think about how I can claim feminism while also acknowledging my humanity and my imperfections, 'bad feminism' simply seemed like the best answer. -Roxane Gay

I think the key to great art and great artists is to just fully be yourself and not be scared of that, and be the extremes of your personality. Show the extremes of your personality and embrace the imperfections. Embrace the things about yourself that you might not like. -King Tuff

When people like your music because it has vulnerable honesty, and you're able to comfortably admit to flaws and imperfections, then that's the most liberating thing about being an artist. -Tove Lo

Klutziness is endearing. I like imperfection. -Elizabeth Banks

The one thing I loved so much about making 'Pitch Perfect 2' – especially in comparison to a movie like 'Ten Thousand Saints' – is you can go and be yourself, and you just know that all your weirdness and craziness and imperfections are completely embraced and accepted. -Hailee Steinfeld

'Thirteen' was really hard on my family. I wrote this movie about them and their flaws and imperfections and what it was like growing up. It was from one kid's perspective and not a well rounded one. You get older, and it's like, 'How dare I portray my father as being a totally vacant, careless schmuck?' -Nikki Reed

The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance. -Jane Austen

A conservative vision to tech issues assumes the imperfection of mankind and a preference for markets – not politics – to drive outcomes. -Marsha Blackburn

The process of facing and selecting our possessions can be quite painful. It forces us to confront our imperfections and inadequacies and the foolish choices we made in the past. -Marie Kondo

If you ask people what attracted them to the person they love, they never tell you of some perfect feature that focused them on sheer surfaces but rather an imperfection that allowed them to see into their uncharted depths. -Eugene Kennedy

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. -Eugene Kennedy

Catholicism actually resembles a family that survives because even as it aspires to holiness, it understands and can live with sin and imperfection. -Eugene Kennedy

There is no real beauty without some slight imperfection. -James Salter

My mother was a high-strung perfectionist. She would check my homework for the slightest imperfection and demand that it be redone if she detected any flaws, which she invariably did. My father, in contrast, was easy going and affable and delighted in helping me with any project. -Robert Lefkowitz

If we are interested in Christ by faith, notwithstanding our imperfections and sins, God will be our God through grace. -Adoniram Judson

I think even a hero is someone who has sort of the flaw or imperfection of character. I remember Alice Walker saying that once – she'd written a novel about a civil rights hero, and it was someone who had this flaw, this central flaw. -Hector Tobar

I think as long as you wear your imperfections on your sleeve, people respect it more. -Shamir

The detail adds an element of unexpected something. All fiction is false; what makes it convincing is that it runs alongside the truth. The real world has lots of incidental details, so a painting also has to have that element of imperfection and irregularity, those incidental details. -Shaun Tan

I like any film where the female characters are complex and have a functioning imperfection. -Jenny Slate

Public policy is a study in imperfection. It involves imperfect people, with imperfect information, facing deeply imperfect choices – so it's not surprising that they're getting imperfect results. -Jake Sullivan

I've spent my whole life in real estate, whether it's in our hotels or looking at the competition, and it's my curse to walk into every room and not be drawn to the flaws and have the little imperfections drive me crazy – because they didn't need to happen. -Donald Trump, Jr.

The fashion world tells me how much they love my work, but they don't hire me very often. Tom Ford did, and he hated it. Naturally, he wanted to Photoshop away the imperfections, which is perfectly understandable. They want their vision. -Marilyn Minter

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. -Ron Howard

Mothers subject their daughters to a level of scrutiny people usually reserve for themselves. A mother's gaze is like a magnifying glass held between the sun's rays and kindling. It concentrates the rays of imperfection on her daughter's yearning for approval. The result can be a conflagration – whoosh. -Deborah Tannen

The hardest thing for – not only an artist but for anybody to do is look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge, you know, their own flaws and fears and imperfections and put them out there in the open for people to relate to it. -Kendrick Lamar

I want to be a female artist who is honest. I want to encourage other girls to be honest with who they are and not try to be picture perfect, because it's a woman's imperfections that make her perfect anyway. -Tali Lennox

I think when I was younger, I strived for perfection. And now I strive for my imperfections because I think they're more interesting. -Jane Krakowski

Standing here in a house of history, and acutely aware of my own imperfections, I pledge that if I am confirmed I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great country. -Neil Gorsuch

Now that I look back, all the things that I was teased about, became game changers and my strengths. That's what we have to learn as mothers. We push our children so much to be perfect, but it's their imperfections that make them unique. -Twinkle Khanna

We are all somewhere or the other a little grey, not black and white. We have our imperfections. -Kriti Sanon

You can't be afraid to be honest and to be yourself. We all have imperfections and fall short at some point. Showing your human side creates a sensitivity, openness and trust. That's the beginning of the demise in a relationship – not being honest and not being you. -BJ the Chicago Kid

The imperfections in my family made me learn to deal with things on my own and solve problems for myself. -Larry Drake

Scooby's the greatest cartoon character ever. He isn't cute like Mickey or smart like Bugs or fearless like Woody and Buzz – he's a talking dog who's more human than I am. It's his humanity and imperfections that make him special. -James Gunn

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. -Jeff Koons

I think that's the most beautiful thing about being confident – just loving yourself, not caring what everybody else thinks. Because you could be Mother Theresa, and people are still going to try to find some imperfection. -Joanna Krupa

I don't want to call myself a perfectionist, because perfection is imperfection. -Ne-Yo

As children, we develop some scorn for our parents and their imperfections. -Maya Soetoro-Ng

Monsters are the patron saints of imperfection. -Guillermo del Toro

To me, the thing love and cinema have in common is that they are about seeing. The greatest act of love you can give to anyone is to see them exactly as they are. That's the greatest act of love because you wash away imperfections. -Guillermo del Toro

There is beauty and humility in imperfection. -Guillermo del Toro

Being a parent is such a difficult business; you don't always get things right. And also, you don't want to be a perfect parent… You need people to be human, and part of it is imperfection. -Kelly Macdonald

I can deal with imperfection, but I can't deal with people who lie to themselves and lie to the world to make the world feel better. -Bibi Bourelly

Growing up, I was listening to a ton of Motown music, Otis Redding, Aretha, and then there was the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. These were all people that I felt as though they truly felt every single lyric they said, and they weren't afraid of imperfection. -Bishop Briggs

You can't do shiny skin for high-definition cameras without it looking awful. HD shows off all of your imperfections. Even selfies require a flawless finish. -Pat McGrath

I find beauty in imperfection. -Rachel Morrison

For the American economy, for any economy to grow, to truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half our population. We have to socialize our girls to be comfortable with imperfection, and we've got to do it now. We cannot wait for them to learn how to be brave like I did when I was 33 years old. -Reshma Saujani

Yoga has given me more compassion for my imperfections. -Mandy Ingber

Man, I think mistakes – that's what makes us distinct human beings. Those imperfections. -Brian Azzarello

I definitely am very secure with my body and my likes and dislikes and the imperfections that some might call flaws. I'm like, 'Those are my thighs; it's just what it is.' I think a lot of that has to do also with… women being a lot more vocal about the fact that, you know, being flawless is false. -Amanda Seales

People like to pick at your imperfections, and that can be very hard on you as a person. I think, a lot of times, people forget that we're human beings and some of us are fighting self-esteem issues already. -LeToya Luckett

You are a human being and are allowed to be imperfect, and you are allowed to be flawed. There is a lot of beauty in your imperfections, in your uniqueness. -Ileana D'Cruz

At some point, I'm just of the mind that no art is perfect, and it shouldn't be perfect. I think it's beautiful in its imperfection. You could tweak something forever, but you have to let it go and trust it. -Colman Domingo

I might be at the odd press conference with a little bit of spill on me because I'm not going to hide the imperfections of parenting. I don't think anyone needs that. -Jacinda Ardern

I will always continue to work hard, become stronger, and learn to love myself for who I am, imperfections and all. -Amber Liu

There's beauty in imperfection. -Kirti Kulhari

If you look at the Kennedys, if you look at Bill Clinton, I think our country has decided or learned that we are all flawed, that we all have imperfections, and if all of that were revealed about each one of us, we would all be tainted. -Ainsley Earhardt

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