„In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy.
In always wanting perfection, you become angry.
In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy.“
Источник: Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
„People want to believe that every marriage is perfect balance but it isn't. One person always loves more deeply than the other“
— Nicholas Sparks, книга The Best of Me
Источник: The Best of Me
„And you want to travel with her,
And you want to travel blind,
And you know that she will trust you,
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
"Suzanne" - Isle of Wight performance (1970) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_56ep729TE - Live in London (2008) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMOmHzgssk
Контексте: Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river.
You can hear the boats go by,
You can spend the night beside her,
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there,
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China.
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover.
And you want to travel with her,
And you want to travel blind,
And you know that she will trust you,
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.
„It's unbecoming," she agreed. "A perfect word for my new life. Unbecoming. I who have always been unbecoming am becoming un.“
— Gregory Maguire, книга Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Источник: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
„If you ever manage to become perfect, you have to die instantly before you ruin things for everyone else.“
— Michael Thomas Ford American writer 1968
Источник: Suicide Notes
„Brothers! We want from you more work. We want from you work and perfection. We want from you continuous work. Every day must be utilized to accumulate benefits for this homeland and this people.“
— Abd al-Karim Qasim Prime Minister of Iraq 1914 - 1963
Speech delivered in the gardens of the Shaab Hall (May 1, 1959).
Principles of the 14th July Revolution (1959)
„Because He is Love, you, if you would become one with Him, must be filled with perfect unselfishness and love also.“
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
1910s, At the Feet of the Master (1911)
Контексте: Of all the Qualifications, Love is the most important, for if it is strong enough in a man, it forces him to acquire all the rest, and all the rest without it would never be sufficient. Often it is translated as an intense desire for liberation from the round of births and deaths, and for union with God. But to put it in that way sounds selfish, and gives only part of the meaning. It is not so much desire as will, resolve, determination. To produce its result, this resolve must fill your whole nature, so as to leave no room for any other feeling. It is indeed the will to be one with God, not in order that you may escape from weariness and suffering, but in order that because of your deep love for Him you may act with Him and as He does. Because He is Love, you, if you would become one with Him, must be filled with perfect unselfishness and love also.
In daily life this means two things; first, that you shall be careful to do no hurt to any living thing; second, that you shall always be watching for an opportunity to help.
First, to do no hurt. Three sins there are which work more harm than all else in the world — gossip, cruelty, and superstition — because they are sins against love. Against these three the man who would fill his heart with the love of God must watch ceaselessly.
— Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914
Источник: Epigrams, p. 353
„Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„"I know we've had our differences, Allie, and that we haven't seen eye to eye on everything. I'm not perfect, but I did the best I could with raising you. I'm your mother and I always will be. That means I'll always love you."
Allie was silent for a moment, then: "What should I do?"
"I don't know, Allie. That's up to you. But I would think about it. Think about what you really want."“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Anne Nelson and Allie Nelson, An Unexpected Visitor, p. 137
1990s, The Notebook (1996)
„I want my country to be independent, always independent. I have to defend my convictions as a patriot and as a national leader. I have done my best, but as a human being I cannot be perfect, nobody is perfect.“
— Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian King 1922 - 2012
As quoted by David Ablin and Marlowe Hood (March 14, 1985), "The Lesser Evil: An Interview with Norodom Sihanouk" http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1985/mar/14/the-lesser-evil-an-interview-with-norodom-sihanouk/?pagination=false, The New York Review of Books.
„If you want excellence, you must aim at perfection. It has its drawbacks but being finicky is essential.“
— J. R. D. Tata Indian businessman 1904 - 1993
Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,
„You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It's easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally.“
— Robert M. Pirsig, книга Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Источник: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
„I believe you have to start with a craft; you don’t just start with a dream. You’ve got to put a lot of work in. If you want to pursue acting, then you go to acting class. If you want to be a dancer, then you learn to dance, which is what I did. If you want to be a ventriloquist or join the circus … When you’re young, you start looking at what you want to do—not just who you want to be, but what you want to do. And I think the tenacity to say, “I’m going to perfect that,” is the beginning of a work ethic...“
— Goldie Hawn American actress, film director, and producer. 1945
On how success is earned in “GOLDIE HAWN” https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/goldie-hawn in Interview Magazine (2017 Apr 25)
„Too late, I found you can't wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down and get up with everybody else.“
— Ray Bradbury, книга Something Wicked This Way Comes
Источник: Something Wicked This Way Comes
„You know how you're always trying to get things to come out perfect in art because it's real difficult in life“
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
Источник: Annie Hall: Screenplay