— Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
From the poems written in English, Mastery http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/mastery-2/
„In another's eyes I'm afraid that I can't see
This picture perfect portrait that they paint of me.
They don't realize and I pray they never do,
'Cause every time I look I'm seein' you
In another's eyes.“
— Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
Song lyrics, Sevens (1997), In Another's Eyes, written by Bobby Wood, John Peppard, and G. Brooks, duet with Trisha Yearwood.
„Ideal perfection is not the true basis of English legislation. We look at the attainable; we look at the practicable; and we have too much of English sense to be drawn away by those sanguine delineations of what might possibly be attained in Utopia, from a path which promises to enable us to effect great good for the people of England.“
— William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898
1880s, Speech https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1884/feb/28/motion-for-leave in the House of Commons (28 February 1884) during a debate on the Representation of the People Bill.
— Kamal Haasan Indian actor 1954
Kamal Hassan: A universal legend
— Mary Tyler Moore American actress, television producer 1936 - 2017
Context: Whatever it is, it’s OK because it’s what it is. Don’t be looking for perfection. Don’t be short-tempered with yourself. And you’ll be a whole lot nicer to be around with everyone else. "Mary Tyler Moore: A Career Retrospective" by Cole Kazdinimaeyen, ABC News (31 March 2009) http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7204628&page=1
— Leo Tolstoy, livro Anna Karenina
„I'm not perfect, I'm not an angel, but I try to live a certain way because it brings honour and respect to my mother. I tell people that when they look at me, they're looking at nothing but a big, overgrown, tough mama's boy. That's who I am.“
— Mr. T American actor and retired professional wrestler 1952
„People are always looking for the be-all-end-all super perfect Linux. It will never happen until Microsoft does Linux. Oops. Did I say that?“
— John C. Dvorak US journalist and radio broadcaster 1952
2000s, PC Magazine, "Inside Track", (26 June 2007), p. 1
„You and I are created for transcendence, laughter, caring. God deliberately did not make the world perfect, for God is looking for you and me to be fellow workers with God.“
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
Wallenberg Lecture (2008)
— Aimee Mann American indie rock singer-songwriter (born 1960) 1960
Song lyrics, Magnolia: Music from the Motion Picture (1999), "Save Me" · Performance at the White House (11 May 2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urMq9XYzqC4
— Jane Austen, livro Mansfield Park
Works, Mansfiled Park, Context: "I shall soon be rested," said Fanny; "to sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment." Mansfield Park (1814)
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Letters of Two Brides (1841-1842), Le monde offre énormément d’énigmes dont le mot paraît difficile à trouver. Il y a des intrigues multipliées. Part I, ch. IV.
„Do you think that you're beautiful?
Inside or outside? Mmmmm… outside I don't think about that too much because I realise that's all very superficial. I'm more concerned about inside, and inside I think I'm alright… I'm OK inside. I don't think I'm perfect and I don't call myself beautiful but I'm definitely not ugly inside. I've got friends who aren't that so called pleasant to look at but inside I think they're beautiful.“
— Kim Wilde English pop singer 1960
Interviews, [http://www.kimwilde.com/articles/1981/00244/ New Musical Express (19 September 1981)
„Of course I want that gold belt. Don’t tell me that gold belt sitting up here right now on this table would not look great along side this ivory, elephant-trunk suit that I have got on me right now. It would look perfect.“
— Conor McGregor Irish mixed martial artist and boxer 1988
2010s, 2014, UFC 178 post-event press conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAAC34JzxS0 (September 2014), Ultimate Fighting Championship, Zuffa, LLC