The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of. Our attention would have been on God.— C. S. Lewis
Memorable Almost Perfect quotations
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
That's the funny thing about life. We're rarely aware of the bullets we dodge. The just-misses. The almost-never-happeneds. We spend so much time worrying about how the future is going to play out and not nearly enough time admiring the precious perfection of the present.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
Is not disease the rule of existence? There is not a lily pad floating on the river but has been riddled by insects. Almost every shrub and tree has its gall, oftentimes esteemed its chief ornament and hardly to be distinguished from the fruit. If misery loves company, misery has company enough. Now, at midsummer, find me a perfect leaf or fruit.
My mentality is like a Samurai: They used to every day work on their technique to make themselves almost perfect. Because perfection is impossible, but every day, you get closer to perfection.
My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often - in fact, mostly - at the expense of everything else in my life.
Today is the perfect day to be happy.
This...Godless society operates in an extremely efficient manner at least in its higher levels of leadership...It follows a perfectly mapped out strategy. It holds almost complete sway in international organizations, in financial circles, in the field of mass communications; press, cinema, radio and television.
He who can preserve gentleness amid pains, and peace amid worry multitude of affairs, is almost perfect.
Many risks fail because they were not taken in time.
Too many risks are postponed until unnecessarily elaborate preparations are made. This does not mean that one should say, Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead! That is foolish and self-destructive. . . . But don't sit back waiting for the perfect moment. It almost never comes.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.
There's something almost perfect in the ugly duckling syndrome.
Because a sensitivity is tattooed on a part of you no one else can see but can somehow guess is there.
The use of 'conspiracy theory' as a derogatory - as an epithet almost - is something the propagandists have perfected over the decades, and it's a useful tool for eliminating articulate dissent and other points of view, and information that might be inconvenient for a policy agenda.
Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.
Let me... remind you that it is only by working with an energy which is almost superhuman and which looks to uninterested spectators like insanity that we can accomplish anything worth the achievement. Work is the keystone of a perfect life. Work and trust in God.
The perfect church service would be the one we were almost unaware of;
our attention would have been on God. But every novelty prevents this. It fixes our attention on the service itself; and thinking about worship is a different thing than worshipping ... 'Tis mad idolatry that makes the service greater than the god.
A child's instinct is almost perfect in the matter of fighting.
The child's hero is always the man or boy who defends himself suddenly and splendidly against aggression.
Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Perfect self-expression will never be labor, but of such absorbing interest that it will seem almost like play.
We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.
It's gaudy, ugly, and in terribly bad taste. It does, however, suit my personality almost perfectly.
There's no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
Every time I get a chance to be out in the ocean, it's like hitting a reset button for me where I just feel alive again, in perfect balance. Music can give me that, as well, but not as easily. The ocean is the way I know how to find it almost daily.
Mighty cultures never - are almost never conquered.
They crumble from within. And frankly, I think that a lot of Americans are acting like spoiled brats because everything that isn't working out perfectly every time.
It suddenly made sense. Only twice in his life had he felt this inexplicable, almost mystical attraction to a woman. He’d thought it remarkable, to have found two, when in his heart he’d always believed there was only one perfect woman out there for him. His heart had been right. There was only one.
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
Mark Hammond is working in this area, with Windows Scripting Host.
It is definitely an area where Python fits almost perfectly. That's quite independent from Java, actually.
Many emotions go under the name of love, and almost any one of them will for a while divert the mind from the real, true, and perfect thing.
The strands of spaghetti were vital, almost alive in my mouth, and the olive oil was singing with flavor. It was hard to imagine that four simple ingredients [olive oil, pasta, garlic and cheese] could marry so perfectly.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
For young filmmakers, Saw is a perfect film.
It doesn't cost the GNP of almost every country of the world.
What happened in my personal life affected my career too.
I am not perfect and I have made a lot of mistakes. Being an entrepreneur is incredibly lonely. There were many hurdles along the way. From starting out, to making it, and almost losing it, to fighting back, to nearly losing it all again. There have been extreme highs and extreme lows.
I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.
We are always waiting for the perfect brief from the perfect client.
It almost never happens [...] Whatever is on your desk right now, that's the one. Make it the best you possibly can.
Every photographed object is merely the trace left behind by the disappearance of all the rest. It is an almost perfect crime, an almost total resolution of the world, which merely leave the illusion of a particular object shining forth, the image of which then becomes an impenetrable enigma.
There are proud men of so much delicacy that it almost conceals their pride, and perfectly excuses it.
Beautiful things are never perfect
There are certainly numberless women of fashion who consider it perfectly natural to go miles down Fifth Avenue, or Madison Avenue, yet for whom a voyage of half a dozen blocks to east or west would be an adventure, almost a dangerous impairment of good breeding.
We are all writers and readers as well as communicators with the need at times to please and satisfy ourselves with the clear and almost perfect thought.
Mathematics is an obscure field, an abstruse science, complicated and exact;
yet so many have attained perfection in it that we might conclude almost anyone who seriously applied himself would achieve a measure of success.
In particular, with climbing, we're climbing on these surfaces that Mother Nature has created. We search out the most perfect pieces of rock. It's so amazing that these formations are so perfect for climbing on. It's almost as if they were created for climbing.
I can bat in the morning, afternoon, evening, night, on ice, desert, wherever and whenever. It is almost nirvana for me. It takes me away from the stresses of life. I think only a batsman will be able to tell you about the goose bumps he gets after hitting a perfect cover drive. I'm one of them.