Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.

“Congratulations! You’re Not Perfect!


“Some people never go crazy.  What truly horrible lives they must lead.”   (Charles Butkowski)



“Congratulations!  You’re not perfect!  It’s ridiculous to want to be perfect anyway.  But then, everybody’s ridiculous sometimes, except perfect people.  You know what perfect is?  Perfect is not eating or drinking or talking or moving a muscle or making even the teensiest mistake.  Perfect is never doing anything wrong – which means never doing anything at all.  Perfect is boring!  So you’re not perfect!  Wonderful!  Have fun!  Eat things that give you bad breath!  Trip over your own shoelaces!  Laugh!  Let somebody else laugh at you!  Perfect people never do any of those things.  All they do is sit around and sip weak tea and think about how perfect they are.  But they’re really not one-hundred-percent perfect anyway.  You should see them when they get the hiccups!  Phooey!  Who needs ’em?  You can drink pickle juice and imitate gorillas and do silly dances and sing stupid songs and wear funny hats and be as imperfect as you please and still be a good person.  Good people are hard to find nowadays.  And they’re a lot more fun than perfect people any day of the week.”   (Stephen Manes, Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!)



“A Spiritual Samaritan lives knowing that if we were to leave this world tomorrow, we were the best humans we could be and we touched the lives of as many souls as possible.  We are not asked to be perfect.  We are asked to make a difference.”   (Molly Friedenfeld)



“The most important thing I can add from my own observations is this:  Knowing it started from unremarkable circumstances should be a comfort to us all.  Because it proves that you don’t need much to change the entire world for the better. You can start with the most ordinary ingredients.  You can start with the world you’ve got.”   (‘Pay it Forward’ movie, 2000)



“It’s not that perfection cannot be achieved.  It’s that it’s so hard to stop there.”   (Robert Brault)


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2 thoughts on ““Congratulations! You’re Not Perfect!

  1. I love and respect this quote. As simple as it is, it definitely sums a lot of stuff up! Trying so hard to be perfect really just wastes your time because you should be enjoying life!

  2. Thank you Nickie for your comments. You are right in that the quote is so simple but also packs a lot of wisdom.
    Thank you also for visiting my site. Keep up the good work on your blog.

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