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Quotations About / On: PERFECT

  • 1.
    Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman ... never gave offence to anyone, not even the enemy.
    (A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale) Taylor (1906-1990), British historian. Letter, March 16, 1973. Letters to Eva, ed. Eva Haraszti Taylor (1991). Referring to Field Marshal Alexander.)
  • 2.
    'Nothing is perfect but that's what makes us unique'
    (what does attribution mean?)
    More quotations from: Jonny Wilson
  • 3.
    Well, nobody's perfect.
    (Billy Wilder (b. 1906), U.S. film director, I.A.L. Diamond, screenwriter, and Billy Wilder. Osgood E. Fielding III (Joe E. Brown), in Some Like It Hot (film), final words of film, on Osgood's discovery that his bride-to-be (Jack Lemmon) is a man (1959).)
    More quotations from: Billy Wilder, perfect
  • 4.
    Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1921). Ecrasia, in Back to Methuselah, "As Far as Thought Can Reach," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
  • 5.
    She only lacked a flaw to be perfect.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
    More quotations from: Karl Kraus, perfect
  • 6.
    Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
    (Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), Italian poet, novelist, translator. The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950, entry for February 21, 1940 (1952, trans. 1961).)
    More quotations from: Cesare Pavese, perfect
  • 7.
    A "super person" is one who expects to manage a career, home, and family with complete ease, expecting to maintain a perfect job, a perfect marriage, a perfect house, and perfect control of the children.
    (Joyce Portner (late 20th century), U.S. author. Stress and Family, ch. 11 (1983).)
  • 8.
    'Get Your Mind Right'

    'You won't ever find a perfect person. There isn't such a thing. However, you will meet people that will treat you right, do all the right things, and might even be a perfect fit for you. But because your mind is so contorted, you'd probably miss out on the opportunity, simply because, according to you, they still weren't perfect enough'
    (Life.)
    More quotations from: Bernard Snyder
  • 9.
    If everytime you write, you feel or think you are not right and need to be perfect, that will keep you trying forever.
    (By Luis A. Estable)
    More quotations from: Luis Estable
  • 10.
    If something gives you pain, try to accept it to be a perfect one.
    (the reality of pain)
    More quotations from: Prodip Kumar
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