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Love is the bond of perfection.
I expect perfection from myself.
Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
Character development is what I value most as a reader of fiction. If an author can manage to create the sort of characters who feel fully real, who I find myself worrying about while I'm walking through the grocery store aisles a week later, that to me is as close to perfection as it gets.
J. Courtney Sullivan
I like the ideology of there being no such thing as perfection. But I'm of the opinion that I have witnessed perfection at various times, especially in art.
Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
For me, anything can be music! I can get huge enjoyment and be moved totally by the purity and perfection of some Renaissance polyphony, but equally I can feel emotion in the expectant hum of a big old guitar amp just before the strings are hit.
However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops.
Paul von Hindenburg
What I've learned is you don't have to strive for perfection, but you do have to strive to be a very hard worker.
I record cello Etudes that are fewer than four minutes long and post them on YouTube. How can one execute fully-formed ideas with utmost perfection, yet stay free enough to allow improvisatory nuance? This has immediate application in almost every area of life, but especially in performance.
Often, when you've reached a very high level of achievement, you almost become paralyzed by the idea that anything you might do might be imperfect. Perfection is just the striving, the effort, the struggle, but it's hard to remember that.
If I could play any role in any musical, it would be Desiree in 'A Little Night Music' - Oh my, it is perfection. The character gets to be funny, beautiful, sexy and smart all at the same time and have two men fighting over her. The show is Stephen Sondheim at his absolute best... need I say more?
There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
'Solutionism' for me is, above all, an unthinking pursuit of perfection - by means of technology - without coming to grips with the fact that imperfection is an essential feature of liberal democracy.
The object of man's worship, whatever it be, will naturally be his standard of perfection. He clothes it with every attribute, belonging, in his view, to a perfect character; and this character he himself endeavors to attain.
I used to think everything had to be perfect, but now I know perfection doesn't exist - life comes with bumps and grazes.
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.
It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
Michel de Montaigne
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
W. Somerset Maugham
Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is ultimately unattainable in this life.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I believe that ideal character in its perfection is potentially in every man who is born into the world.
George Edward Woodberry
I'm on my way to a place where I'd never dreamed I'd be, and that's perfection.
Mary J. Blige
People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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