I am a collection of dismantled almosts.— Anne Sexton
Joyful Imperfect Person quotations
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person.
As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Perfection isn't human. Human beings are not perfect. What evokes our love--and I mean love, not lust--is the imperfection of the human being. So, when the imperfection of the real person peaks through, say, 'This is a challenge to my compassion.' Then make a try, and something might begin to get going.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
Marriage is two imperfect people committing themselves to a perfect institution, by making perfect vows from imperfect lips before a perfect God.
I keep telling myself that I'm a human being, an imperfect human being who's not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.
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.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
Imperfection is not our personal problem - it is a natural part of existing.
I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties.
A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
While you're busy looking for the perfect person, you'll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.
You are a beautiful creation... perfectly imperfect... a work in progress... you have everything you need to fulfill your purpose... don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason... you are enough... be unapologetically you.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism.
Once, in an age, God sends to some of us a friend who loves in us, not a false imagining, an unreal character, but, looking through all the rubbish of our imperfections, loves in us the divine ideal of our nature, — loves, not the man that we are, but the angel that we may be.
Accept yourself as you are right now; an imperfect, changing, growing and worthy person.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
Avoid openly trying to reform people.
Every man knows he is imperfect, but he doesn't want someone else trying to correct his faults. If you want to improve a person, help him embrace a higher working goal-a standard, an ideal-and he will do his own 'making over' far more effectively than you can do it for him.
A role model is an imperfect person, not a perfect person, because that's who we are as real people.
I think that we come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
I'm far from perfect, but I'll be perfect for that imperfect person that's perfect for me.
You can drink pickle juice and imitate gorillas and do silly dances and sing stupid songs and wear funny hats and be as imperfect as you please and still be a good person. Good people are hard to find nowadays. And they're a lot more fun than perfect people any day of the week.
Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person.
To love somebody isn`t just a strong feeling. It is a decision, a judgment, and a promise.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
Comedy mocks the vanity of visions of rational control.
The person who can joke amidst a confrontation with evil, like the quick-witted Spider-Man, must be reconciled to the permanent imperfections of a corrupted world populated by fallen creatures.
What I see in Nature is a grand design that we can understand only imperfectly, one with which a responsible person must look at with humility.
Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
After all, I wasn't a bad person. I was just doing my best in what had turned out to be a fairly imperfect life.
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
I don't over-think my existence. I'm a very imperfect person, like most of us are. I'm also a very busy person. I have a family. I have a career. I'm a professor at NYU. I have a full life for which I feel grateful every day.
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.
We can't rely - or no country can rely on just a single personality to carry it forward. And so what the American founding fathers understood was that institutions were built for human imperfection not human perfection.
In the field of medicine, if you're sick you need a doctor.
A doctor has already studied how to deal with your ailments, and human beings are imperfect. There any many ailments of the psyche and the soul that need to be treated, and the serious murshid, or spiritual master, is also really a doctor of the soul: a person who can heal the wounds of the soul in the same way as a medical doctor takes care of our physical problems.
When I admit my own imperfections, it doesn't mean I am a bad person.
I was raised in a wonderful family of faith.
It was church on Sunday morning and grace before dinner, but my Christian faith became real for me when I made a personal decision for Christ when I was a freshman in college, and I've tried to live that out however imperfectly every day of my life since, and with my wife at my side, we've followed a calling in the public service where we've tried to keep faith with values that we cherish.
I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.