A Quote by Ernst Fischer on machines, greatness, and imperfection

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.

Ernst Fischer

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A Quote by Anatole France on imperfection, essence, and being

I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

Source: The Garden of Epicurus, 1894

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A Quote by Marilyn Monroe on individuality, imperfection, and living

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to absolutely ridiculus than absolutely boring."

Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on families, humanization, balance, beauty, life, creation, imperfection, and love

I know why familles were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Raphie on scratch, perfection, imperfection, and diamond

You look at the scratch and completely miss the diamond.

Raphie Frank

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A Quote by Marlo Morgan on imperfection, lessons, choice, suffering, and pain

"There should be no suffering for any creature except for what they accept for themselves."  That was a thought to ponder.  Spirit Woman explained that each individual soul on the highest level of our being could, and sometimes did, select to be born into an imperfect body; they often came to teach and influence the lives they touched.  Spirit Woman said that members of the tribe that had been murdered in the past had selected prior to birth to live their life to the fullest but, at some point in time, to be a part of some other soul's enlightenment test.  If they were killed, it was with their agreement on an external level and only indicated how truly they understood forever.  It meant the muderer had failed the challenge and would be tested again someplace in the future.  All diseases and disorders, they believe, have some spiritual connection and serve as stepping-stones if Mutants would only open up and listen to their bodies to learn what is taking place.

Marlo Morgan

Source: Mutant Message Down Under, Pages: 175

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Ethylios on perfection, imperfection, expand, develop, and to be

To be perfect is to develop expanding imperfection.


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A Quote by Richard R. Powell on basho, basho, wabi sabi, sabi, zen, attachment, loss, suffering, impermanence, imperfection, and enlightenment


Wabi sabi acknowledges three things: "nothing is perfect, nothing lasts, and nothing is finished." So, at first glance, it seems to celebrate the very thing that causes suffering. Yet, Basho found that wabi sabi led to enlightenment. So what is going on here? Basho himself studied Zen for several years and traveled in disguise as a Zen priest, yet he clearly became attached to people and places, wept openly beside ancient battlegrounds and other sites of romance or valor. He suffered gladly the pains of attachment and sympathy, identified with nature and its pathos. Either he was not very disciplined in his Buddhist practice, or he understood something about attachment and loss that we could do well to learn.

Richard Powell

Source: Wabi Sabi for Writers: Find Inspiration. Respect Imperfection. Create Peerless Beauty., Pages: 98

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on evil, imperfection, judgment, and perception

To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection.

Wayne Dyer

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Wordsworth on imperfection, praise, and prayer

The imperfect offices of prayer and praise.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book i.

Contributed by: Zaady

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