perfection

A Quote by Agnes Martin on painting, art, and perfection

You can’t make a perfect painting. We can see perfection in our minds. But we can’t make a perfect painting.

Agnes Martin

Source: Simon, Joan. “Perfection Is In The Mind: An Interview with Agnes Martin” (1995), Art in America, May 1996.

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on painting, art, and perfection

I hope I have made it clear that the work is about perfection as we are aware of it in our minds but that the paintings are very far from being perfect — completely removed in fact — even as we ourselves are.

Agnes Martin

Source: Martin, Agnes. Schriften (Writings)

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on art, beauty, mystery, mind, and perfection


When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.

Agnes Martin

Source: Martin, Agnes. Schriften (Writings)

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on mind, beauty, mystery, perfection, and transcendence

I think our minds respond to things beyond this world. Take beauty: it’s a very mysterious thing, isn’t it?  I think it’s a response in our minds to perfection. It’s too bad, people not realizing that their minds expand beyond this world.

Agnes Martin

Source: Martin, Agnes. Schriften (Writings)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on idleness, perfection, and youth

The condition of idleness is perfection; the aim of perfection is youth.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on tea, simplicity, perfection, beauty life, ordinary, and living

In Japan, I took part in a tea ceremony. You go into a small room, tea is served, and that’s it really, except that everything is done with so much ritual and ceremony that a banal daily event is transformed into a moment of communion with the universe.

The tea master, Okakura Kakuzo, explains what happens:

“Tea ceremony is a way of worshipping the beautiful and the simple. All one’s efforts are concentrated on trying to achieve perfection through the imperfect gestures of daily life. Its beauty consists in the respect with which it is performed. If a mere cup of tea can bring us closer to God, we should watch out for all the other dozens of opportunities that each ordinary day offers us."

Paulo Coelho

Source: Like The Flowing River-Thoughts

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A Quote by debra messing on letting go, perfection, passion, and life

When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.

debra messing

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A Quote by John Muir on wit, wisdom, experience, suffering, and perfection

There is no estimating the wit and wisdom concealed and latent in our lower fellow mortals until made manifest by profound experiences; for it is through suffering that dogs as well as saints are developed and made perfect.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Osho on change, perfection, enlightenment, perfect, and reality

Nothing has to be changed, because all is beautiful -- that is enlightenment. All is as it should be, everything is perfect. This is the most perfect world, this moment lacks nothing -- the experience of this is what enlightenment is.

osho

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A Quote by Osho on enlightenment, perfection, awakening, and presence

Enlightenment is finding that there is nothing to find. Enlightenment is to come to know that there is nowhere to go. Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go. You are already there -- you have never been away. You cannot be away from there. God has never been missed. Maybe you have forgotten, that's all. Maybe you have fallen asleep, that's all.

osho

Contributed by: Siona

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