The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
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.
It is however, reasonable, to have perfection in our eye; that we may always advance towards it, though we know it never can be reached.
My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection.
Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.
We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of other people.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know in life.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.
The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.
As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
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