Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Pursuit of Perfection

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

My historical fiction debut, Citadels of Fire is available now, and the launch party is this Saturday! In honor of that, this week's theme is the Pursuit of Perfection!

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."--Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Airman's Odyssey

"To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility."--Thomas S. Monson, Pathways to Perfection

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."--Michael J. Fox

"It took a lot of work to be perfect. If you didn't want to break a sweat, there was no point in even bothering."--Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

"If people reach perfection they vanish, you know."--T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Which quote about perfection is your favorite? Do you have one to add?