Quote of the Day: Perfection

Here is a collection of quotes found on Goodreads revolving around the theme: Perfection.

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“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I’m not perfect
-and I don’t live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers…
make sure you hands are clean!” 
― Bob Marley


“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” 
― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

“I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.” 
― Shelby Foote


“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.” 
― Edgar Allan Poe

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” 
― John Wooden

“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” 
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” 
― Lev Grossman, The Magicians


“Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.” 
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.” 
― Michael J. Fox

“Nobody’s perfect. We’re all just one step up from the beasts and one step down from the angels.” 
― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses


“If people reach perfection they vanish, you know.” 
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

“There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

“Too late, I found you can’t wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down and get up with everybody else.” 
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

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