Quotations About / On: PERFECT

  • 41.
    All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
    (Toni Morrison (b. 1931), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. As quoted in Grace Notes, Epigram, section 1, by Rita Dove (1989).)
  • 42.
    An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 43.
    Heterosexuality is dangerous. It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
    (Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "Men," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).)
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  • 44.
    A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers.
    (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1881), German dramatist, critic. Fräulein, in Minna von Barnhelm, act 2, sc. 7 (1767).)
  • 45.
    You never know what's hit you. A gunshot is the perfect way.
    (John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. quoted in Peter Collier and David Horowitz, The Kennedys, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1984). Kennedy responded with these words when asked how he would choose to die.)
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  • 46.
    It's a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters.
    (William Hurlbut (1883-?), U.S. screenwriter, and James Balderston. James Whale. Mary W. Shelley (Elsa Lanchester), Bride of Frankenstein, in the prologue scene (1935). Suggested by the original story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and adapted by William Hurlbut, James Balderston.)
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  • 47.
    The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. repr. in What Is Man? Ed. Paul Baender (1973). Christian Science, bk. 1, ch. 5 (1907).)
  • 48.
    The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness.
    (Paul Theroux (b. 1941), U.S. novelist, travel writer. The Great Railway Bazaar, ch. 28 (1975).)
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  • 49.
    Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mlle. De Chaulieu in a letter to Mme de l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
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  • 50.
    By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young.
    (Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905), U.S. senior rights activist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 6, by Studs Terkel (1988). Kuhn was the grand convener of the Gray Panthers, a militant organization that advocated the rights of the elderly.)
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