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Quotes about Not Being Perfect

Let these quotes about not being perfect help you to accept that no one is "perfect" - and that there is no single standard for being "perfect" anyway. Just be your own best self, and do your best to ignore the opinions and demands of others.

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

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You have to be reasonable with yourself
and not feel guilty when things aren't perfect.
- Jaclyn Smith

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

 

 

Just as in the comedies, a person who is in love
with the idea of love sees prospective partners
through the lens of idealism.
The reaction is, "This must be the one.
They are so perfect - the match of my dreams."
Is that person they just met a perfect match?
It's unlikely their friends think so.
So what happened? That person with the cute smile
was not much more than a mirror for the hopes and dreams
of the one in love with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect, not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

When you finally accept that it's OK not to have answers
and it's OK not to be perfect,
you realize that feeling confused
is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.
- Winona Ryder


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I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people,
who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all,
and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen.
The majority of them weren't even mammals.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom.
Not going to happen.
- Arianna Huffington

Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools,
to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
- John Ruskin

Life is about growth. People are not perfect when they're 21 years old.
- Bill Walton

Gladly we desire to make other men perfect,
but we will not amend our own fault.
- Thomas Kempis

I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences...
I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.
- Queen Latifah

Nobody's perfect. Everyone slides here and there,
and they have their ups and downs.
When they are down, that is not the time to step all over them.
- Neil Schon

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.
- Anthony Trollope

Not everybody is perfect, and I don't think we should be looking for perfect people.
- Simon Cowell

Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time.
- Karl Lagerfeld

I'm not perfect, but I'd like to be perfect. I'm working on it.
- Shelley Long

It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan, as portrayed by Milton.
- Charles Baudelaire

The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all.
- Pablo Casals

Philosophies change by the day while God never changes, simply because, being perfect, He does not have to change!
- Jimmy Swaggart

I'm not perfect in my walk but I want to do the right thing.
- Kirk Cameron

I think it's great that she's not perfect and wasn't perfect. I think that's maybe why so many young girls and different people look up to Mac and respect her even more.
- Catherine Bell

Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you.
- Barbara Amiel

Perfect retention. I don't think I could do that-I've never disciplined myself to do it.I suppose a lot of it is a question of discipline. Which improvisation is not.
- George Shearing

I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not.
- Michael Pollan

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
- Franz Kafka

The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
- William Hazlitt

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul.
- Karel Capek

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
- Carl Sagan

I'm not that fashion-conscious. A lot of times, when women are appearing to be so perfect, it's because they're a mess underneath.
- Meg Tilly

I think life is full of challenges and problems. I don't believe that anyone is perfect. We all make mistakes. It's not a bed of roses, and you have to work real hard at it.
- Nigel Mansell

We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.
- William Howard Taft

I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes.
- Alberto Gonzales

All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish.
- Gustav Mahler

Because I'm not perfect looking, I get to play better roles.
- Juliette Lewis

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.
- Antonin Scalia

I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
- Jesse Jackson

We're not perfect, but we do have democracy.
- Hugo Chavez

If we are not careful, we will convey the message that investigators have to be perfect. Not true!
- Richard G. Scott

It is becoming more widely acknowledged that it is better to have a good constitution than not having a perfect one.
- Romano Prodi

I'm not perfect.
- Brett Favre

Part of the beauty of the show in a way is that he's not perfect, but you can always count on him to do the right thing in a pinch. That's why he inspires people and inspires me.
- Stephen Collins

Technology makes things faster and more cost-effective, but it's not perfect. It requires you to be as flexible as you can be.
- John Phillips

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
- Herman Hesse

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
- Andrew Jackson

It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.
- Eugene Ormandy

As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.
- Gore Vidal

A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.
- Lin Yutang

I'm not perfect, I do drink. I do smoke. Carson Daly can't go out and get messed up, he can't smoke in front of kids - he's the face of MTV, and he has to be good. But me? I can.
- Tara Reid

I am not trying to give an image of a fairytale, perfect, everything else, I am just being myself.
- Rebecca Loos

Because we're human beings, we're not always going to be perfect.
- Benny Hinn

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
- George Eliot

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.
- Maurice Chevalier

Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being.
- Nicolas Malebranche

I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant.
- Tiffeny Milbrett

Sometimes, as a comedian, a line will come to you, that is so beautiful, so perfect, that you think: I did not create this line. This line belongs to all of us. Surely this is a line of God.
- Russell Brand

I told my mom, 'I'm not buying another magazine until I can get past this thought of looking like the girl on the cover'. She said, "Miley, you are the girl on the cover,' and I was, like, 'I know, but I don't feel like that girl every day.' You can't always feel perfect.
- Miley Cyrus

If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.
- Max Born


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