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Perfectionism Quotes

We’ve collected the best Perfectionism Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Alanis Morissette, Anne Lamott, Dav Pilkey, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Jennifer Nettles. Use them as an inspiration.

In LA, where I live, it’s all about perfectionism. Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
These ‘mistakesoccur in my books for a reason. I have an agenda: I’m secretly trying to inspire kids to create their own stories and comics, and I don’t want them to feel stifled by ‘perfectionism.’
Dav Pilkey
I realized we’re all perfectly imperfect, which was a big thing. Perfectionism, to me, was an important thing.
I’ve learned how my own perfectionism can cripple me.
Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero.
The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough – that we should try again.
Obstruction can be caused by so many factors – perfectionism, distraction, faltering confidence, external demands and pressures. At some point, of course, you’ve got to push through it all if you’re to write, and if you don’t, or can’t, you’re sunk.
There’s really no way to be perfect. Perfectionism is a silly trait to have, so in a lot of ways that inspired the world of ‘Divergent,’ in which everyone is striving toward that ideal and falling short of it.
Perfectionism is really a challenge for me, and it causes me to be super-critical of myself in so many ways: about body image constantly; about parenting; about being a mother.
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
Watching people like my dad, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Eric Cantona every day in training was incredible. I saw how hard they worked, the perfectionism and absolute dedication required to reach the top.
Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfactiononly disappointment.
However, don’t let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
But I always feel that whatever I do, I could do better. I suppose it is perfectionism.
I’ve struggled a lot in my life with feeling like a failure. I lived in a ‘prison of perfectionism,’ holding myself to a standard I couldn’t possibly live up to. Then I became a mom, and all of a sudden, there arose even more opportunities for failure.
Perfectionism and procrastination have such a fine line. You say, ‘Well, I want it to be good. I want it to be perfect.’ But what you’re really doing is not doing your work. You’re putting off showing up and being visible because then you’re going to be judged, and it might suck.