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My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
It's all about perfection, isn't it?
The relentless pursuit of perfection has been my problem over the years. It's maybe held me back.
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
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.
But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
I'm pretty aware that the pursuit of perfection is, inherently, a flawed concept.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life, or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
If I waited for perfection... I would never write a word.
I am not strong on perfection.
Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
Usher is amazing. He's perfection to me as a performer. He gets down.
Even perfection has room for improvement.
The perfection of our union, especially our commitment to equality of opportunity, has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said, 'In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.'
Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.
C. Northcote Parkinson
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Samuel McChord Crothers
Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason.
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.
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