(Billy Wilder (b. 1906), U.S. film director, I.A.L. Diamond, screenwriter, and Billy Wilder. Osgood E. Fielding III (Joe E. Brown), in Some Like It Hot (film), final words of film, on Osgood's discovery that his bride-to-be (Jack Lemmon) is a man (1959).)
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1921). Ecrasia, in Back to Methuselah, "As Far as Thought Can Reach," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
A "super person" is one who expects to manage a career, home, and family with complete ease, expecting to maintain a perfect job, a perfect marriage, a perfect house, and perfect control of the children.
(Joyce Portner (late 20th century), U.S. author. Stress and Family, ch. 11 (1983).)
The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "The Raison d'tre of Criticism in the Arts," pt. II (1947), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).
Originally from an address on music at Harvard University.)
Don't you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art?
(Robert Musil (1880-1942), Austrian author. Ulrich to Clarisse, in The Man Without Qualities, book I, ch. 84, Gesammelte Werke in Neun Banden [Collected Works in Nine Volumes], ed. Adolf Frise, trans. by Donald C. Riechel, Rowohlt (1978).)