Imperfect Quotes

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Jodi Picoult
“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Victoria Moran
“To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too. (20)”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply
“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn't exist.....Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist”
Stephen Hawking

P.G. Wodehouse
“I am not always good and noble. I am the hero of this story, but I have my off moments.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens

Steve Maraboli
“Stop trying to 'fix' yourself; you're NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Shannon L. Alder
“Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“For the believer, humility is honesty about one's greatest flaws to a degree in which he is fearless about truly appearing less righteous than another.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Sarah MacLean
“I had a perfect life in my reach once, and it was a crashing bore. Perfect is too clean, too easy. I don't want perfect any more than I want to be perfect. I want imperfect.”
Sarah MacLean, A Rogue by Any Other Name

Michael  Grant
“He didn't mind if she hated him. They were never going to be a cute romantic couple like Sam and Astrid. Clean-cut, righteous, all that. The perfect couple. He and Diana were the imperfect couple.”
Michael Grant, Plague

Maquita Donyel Irvin
“she was completely whole
and yet never fully complete”
Maquita Donyel Irvin, Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

“I bought you something" Willows blurts out.
"You bought...What?"
Willow closes her eyes for a second. She's a little surprised she's going to give it to him after all, but there's no going back now. She has to.

"At the bookstore." She reaches into her bag again, and pushes the package across the table towards him.
Guy takes the book out of the bag slowly, Willow waits for him to look disappointed, to look confused that she would buy him such a battered, old-

"I love it when used books have notes in the margins, it's the best," Guy says as he flips through the pages. "I always imagine who read it before me." He pauses and looks at one of Prospero's speeches. "I have way too much homework to read this now, but you know what? Screw it. I want to know why it's your favorite Shakespeare. Thank you, that was really nice of you. I mean, you really didn't have to."

"But I did anyway," Willow says so quietly she's not even sure hears her.

Hey," Guy frowns for a second. "You didn't write anything in here."

"Oh, I didn't even think...I, well, I wouldn't even know what to write," Willow says shyly.

"Well, maybe you'll think of something later," he says.

Willow watches Guy read the opening. There's no mistaking it. His smile is genuine, and she can't help thinking that if she can't make David look like this, at least she can do it for someone.”
Julia Hoban, Willow

Dejan Stojanovic
“We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Shannon L. Alder
“I am not perfect, but if I looked perfect to everyone I must have been rocking imperfect perfectly to a few imperfect souls that seek imperfection vs. perfection, in an imperfect world where God asks us to seek perfection for our imperfect souls.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jhumpa Lahiri
“Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity. It stimulates. The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, In Other Words

Dejan Stojanovic
“To accomplish the perfect perfection, a little imperfection helps.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Criss Jami
“The ultimate story of success: When a nobody, who has never once in his entire life known the feeling of being remembered or respected, suddenly snaps and becomes a world dictator. On one hand it sounds just, but on the other, it illustrates the reason why a prosperity message has and needs its limitations.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ilyas Kassam
“There is desire in the perfect, beauty in the imperfect.
Thus I lust over the flawless,
and fall amorously forceless to the flawed.”
Ilyas Kassam, Reminiscence of the Present: Spiritual Encounters of the Analytically Insane

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Practice does not make perfect. Imperfect makes us practice.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“Letting one’s imagination run loose, and believing we all understand each other – that is pure happiness! I admire humans – they are such deep creatures, fully unpredictable and unstable, which is the exact thing that renders them perfect!”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

Lisa Kleypas
“Marks," he said, his voice uneven, "you are not a perfect woman."
'I'm aware of that," she said.
"You have an evil temper, you're as blind as a mole, you're a deplorable poet, and frankly, your French accent could use some work." Supporting himself on his elbows, Leo took her face in his hands. "But when I put those things together with the rest of you, it makes you into the most perfectly imperfect woman I've ever known."
Absurdly pleased, she smiled up into his face.
"You are beautiful beyond words," Leo went on. "You are kind, amusing, and passionate. You also have a keen intellect, but I'm willing to overlook that.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Lauren Oliver
“You look beautiful.” Lindsay giggles, checks Elody out in the rearview. “There are some bagels under your butt, beautiful.” “Mmm, butt bagels.” Elody reaches into the bag and pulls out a bagel, half squashed, then makes a big deal of taking an enormous bite out of it. “Tastes like Victoria’s Secret.” “Tastes like thong floss,” I say. “Tastes like crack,” Lindsay says. “Tastes like fart,” Elody says, and Lindsay spits coffee on the dashboard, and I start laughing and can’t stop, and all the way to school we’re thinking of flavors for butt bagels, and I’m thinking that this—my life, my friends—might be weird or screwy or imperfect or damaged or whatever, but it’s never seemed better to me.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Grace Curley
“Imperfect. Beautiful. The most extraordinary thought of all.”
Grace Curley, The Light that Binds Us

“A principle is the expression of perfection. Imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection. I shall allow for error in judgment by seeking counsel from all sources of knowledge. Failing is critical for self-growth because it causes a principled person to think. A person’s greatest failures are their portals to discovery. The mind is a fire that a person must kindle; a person must seek constant development in order to stave off intellectual, spiritual, and moral morbidity. A person cannot apply any principle to guide human behavior without testing its concept against present realities or it will result in absurdities.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Not everybody is Perfect.
Not Me, Not You!

Don't draw Notions about anyone, let it be.
Hatred is a Cheap Word.
"Keep Going" is the Mantra of Life..
So move on.
Go, Stand, Run...”
Somya Kedia

J. Autherine
“The voice in her head said: Imperfect, unlovable, victim, defeated, hide. The voice in her heart said: Kind, peaceful, gentle soul, easy to love, winner. Release the insecurities and reclaim your heart, your purpose, your peace.”
J. Autherine, Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul: Poems and Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously

Brandon Sanderson
“The law is made by men, so it is not perfect either.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

Deborah Bravandt
“I don’t even believe that Jesus Christ himself was perfect. To be human IS TO BE imperfect. Ultimately, the difference between an asshole or a benevolent being is the choice of serving by building bridges between yourself and another person. Do you apologize or do you offend? Do you listen or do you ignore? Do you accept or do you defame? I would rather know the truth about an idol — or person — rather than believe in a lie that an IDOL is a walking Christ on earth. No one is perfect.”
Deborah Bravandt

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A thing can be imperfect according to some standard, but not in itself.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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