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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).)
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  • 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).)
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  • 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.
    Quick correction for flaw made; makes a man perfect
    (None is super-perfect but a perfect man is the one cautious of everything he doeth, make quick'n correction in any flaw made.)
    More quotations from: Sir Toby Moses
  • 9.
    I'm 22 at University, it's the perfect age to learn and it's the age where you already know enough to learn.
    (Life)
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  • 10.
    We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Don Di├Ęgue, in The Cid, act 3, sc. 5 (1637).)
    More quotations from: Pierre Corneille, perfect, joy
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