„Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.“

—  Colette

Letzte Aktualisierung 7. Mai 2019. Geschichte
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französische Schriftstellerin, Kabarettistin und Journalist… 1873 - 1954

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Roger Ebert Foto

„Life's missed opportunities, at the end, may seem more poignant to us than those we embraced — because in our imagination they have a perfection that reality can never rival.“

—  Roger Ebert American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter 1942 - 2013

Review http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-sleepy-time-gal-2002 of The Sleepy Time Gal (22 November 2002)
Reviews, Three-and-a-half star reviews

James Anthony Froude Foto

„You will never have perfect men, Plato says, till you have perfect circumstances.“

—  James Anthony Froude, buch The Nemesis of Faith

Confessions Of A Sceptic
The Nemesis of Faith (1849)
Kontext: You will never have perfect men, Plato says, till you have perfect circumstances. Perhaps a true saying! — but, till the philosopher is born who can tell us what circumstances are perfect, a sufficiently speculative one. At any rate, one finds strange enough results — often the very best coming up out of conditions the most unpromising. Such a bundle of odd contradictions we human beings are, that perhaps full as many repellent as attracting influences are acquired, before we can give our hearts to what is right.

Salvador Dalí Foto

„Good things come, but they're never perfect; are they? You have to twist them into something perfect.“

—  Maud Hart Lovelace American writer 1892 - 1980

Quelle: Betsy and the Great World / Betsy's Wedding

Pierre Corneille Foto

„We never taste a perfect joy;
Our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.“

—  Pierre Corneille, Le Cid

Jamais nous ne goûtons de parfaite allégresse:
Nos plus heureux succès sont mêlés de tristesse.
Don Diègue, act III, scene v.
Le Cid (1636)

Sarah Dessen Foto
Walt Whitman Foto
Donald Rumsfeld Foto

„Well, so be it. Nothing's perfect in life, so you have an election that's not quite perfect. Is it better than not having an election? You bet.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld U.S. Secretary of Defense 1932

Regards upcoming elections in Iraq http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2005/s1283005.htm, January 14, 2005.
2000s

Albert Lutuli Foto

„We have no designs to elbow anyone out of South Africa, but equally we have no intention whatsoever of abandoning our divine right, of ourselves determining our destiny according to the holy and perfect plan of our Creator. Apartheid can never be such a plan“

—  Albert Lutuli South African politician 1898 - 1967

As quoted in Voices of Liberation: Albert Lutuli (1993).
Resist apartheid! (1954)
Kontext: The laws and policies of white South Africa are no doubt inimical to this development. And so I call upon our people in all walks of life ministers of the Gospel of Christ, who died to save human dignity, teachers, professional men, business men; farmers and workers to rally round the congress at this hour to make our voice heard. We may be voteless, but we are not necessarily voiceless; it is our determination more than ever before in the life of our congress, to have our voice not only heard but heeded too. Through gatherings like this in all centres, large and small, we mean to mobilize our people to speak with this one voice and say to white South Africa: We have no designs to elbow anyone out of South Africa, but equally we have no intention whatsoever of abandoning our divine right, of ourselves determining our destiny according to the holy and perfect plan of our Creator. Apartheid can never be such a plan.

Elizabeth Bibesco Foto

„Life more often teaches us how to perfect our weaknesses than how to develop our strengths.“

—  Elizabeth Bibesco writer, actress; Romanian princess 1897 - 1945

Haven (1951)

John F. Kennedy Foto

„Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in, to prevent them from leaving us.“

—  John F. Kennedy, buch Ich bin ein Berliner

"Ich bin ein Berliner" Speech, June 26, 1963, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ich_bin_ein_Berliner_Speech_(June_26,_1963)_John_Fitzgerald_Kennedy_trimmed.theora.ogv
Kontext: Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in, to prevent them from leaving us. [... ] While the wall is the most obvious and vivid demonstration of the failures of the Communist system, for all the world to see, we take no satisfaction in it, for it is, as your Mayor has said, an offense not only against history but an offense against humanity, separating families, dividing husbands and wives and brothers and sisters, and dividing a people who wish to be joined together.

Phoebe Cary Foto

„Father, perfect my trust;
Let my spirit feel in death,
That her feet are firmly set
On the rock of a living faith!“

—  Phoebe Cary American writer 1824 - 1871

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 596.

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Anthony Doerr Foto

„A real diamond is never perfect.“

—  Anthony Doerr, buch All the Light We Cannot See

Quelle: All the Light We Cannot See

Robert Browning Foto

„They are perfect; how else?—they shall never change:
We are faulty; why not?—we have time in store.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

Old Pictures in Florence, xvi.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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