63 Imperfection Quotes That Are Inspirational

Imperfections are everywhere. We are humans, we always learn from our mistakes and our growth depends on what we do, how we do it, and most importantly, our lifestyle.

Imperfection is often seen as a flaw, but it can also be a source of inspiration and motivation. As some of the best books and quotes show, beauty is not only found in perfection, but also in the flaws that make us unique.

One of the most inspirational imperfection quotes comes from Brené Brown, who said, “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” This quote reminds us that imperfections are not something to be ashamed of, but rather, they connect us as people.

Here, are 63 imperfect quotes that describe each and every feeling related to imperfections.

  1. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
    Jodi Picoult
  2. “To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.”
    Victoria Moran
  3. “One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist”
    Stephen Hawking
  4. “Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.”
    Steve Maraboli,
  5. “I am not always good and noble. I am the hero of this story, but I have my off moments.”
    G. Wodehouse
  6. “Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”
    Shannon L. Alder
  7. “For the believer, humility is honesty about one’s greatest flaws to a degree in which he is fearless about truly appearing less righteous than another.”
    Criss JamiImperfection Quote
  8. “Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs.”
    Shannon L. Alder
  9. “I had a perfect life in my reach once, and it was a crashing bore. Perfect is too clean, too easy. I don’t want perfect any more than I want to be perfect. I want imperfect.”
    Sarah MacLean
  10. “He didn’t mind if she hated him. They were never going to be a cute romantic couple like Sam and Astrid. Clean-cut, righteous, all that. The perfect couple. He and Diana were the imperfect couple.”
    Michael Grant
  11. “Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity. It stimulates. The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.”
    Jhumpa Lahiri
  12. “We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.”
    Dejan Stojanovic
  13. “I am not perfect, but if I looked perfect to everyone, I must have been rocking imperfect perfectly to a few imperfect souls that seek imperfection vs. perfection, in an imperfect world where God asks us to seek perfection for our imperfect souls.”
    Shannon L. Alder
  14. “To accomplish the perfect perfection, a little imperfection helps.”
    Dejan Stojanovic
  15. “The first reaction is surely the most natural one, but not always the most correct one; thereupon, the invention of apologies.”
    Criss Jami
  16. “The ultimate story of success: When a nobody, who has never once in his entire life known the feeling of being remembered or respected, suddenly snaps and becomes a world dictator. On one hand, it sounds just, but on the other, it illustrates the reason why a prosperity message has and needs its limitations.”
    Criss Jami
  17. “There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.”
    Dejan StojanovicImperfection Quotes
  18. “There is a desire in the perfect, beauty in the imperfect. Thus, I lust over the flawless, and fall amorously forceless to the flawed.”
    Ilyas Kassam
  19. “We’re all flawed. We’re all monsters. Our ugly parts are in different places, but they’re all the same.”
  20. “Realising your potential and spirituality begins with seeing yourself as imperfect with the intent of working towards perfection.”
    Victor Vote
  21. “A thing can be imperfect according to some standard, but not in itself.”
    Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  22. “The road to perfection winds through a land called imperfection”
    Bangambiki Habyarimana
  23. “I’m flawed; therefore, I won’t judge; instead, I’ll ask questions.”
    Marion Bekoe
  24. “The world is imperfectly perfect and always has been.”
    Hillary Sit
  25. “Content to be an imperfect, ordinary fucked-up human being.”
    Marty Rubin
  26. “The depths of her thoughts will have you never wanting to surface for air…”
    Maquita Donyel Irvin
  27. “You are not flawed; you are as beautiful as you have always been and blessed with evidence of a life lived.”
    Becca Lee
  28. “We are imperfect humans growing imperfect humans in an imperfect world, and that’s perfectly okay.”
    R. Knost
  29. “Practice does not make perfect. Imperfect makes our practice.”
    Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  30. “Do not have expectations. We, humans, are created imperfect, which means that we have flaws”
    Norhafsah Hamid
  31. “Letting one’s imagination run loose, and believing we all understand each other – that is pure happiness! I admire humans – they are such deep creatures, fully unpredictable and unstable, which is the exact thing that renders them perfect!”
    Tamuna Tsertsvadze
  32. “I was moving around with my imperfect, broken pieces until you came across and stitched my flaws with your words.”
    Jasleen Kaur Gumber
  33. “Share your voice and your heart. Listen to how it falls in with the cosmic symphony. Let it be imperfect, incomplete, unrefined. The masterpiece is coming.”
    Amy McTear
  34. “…I fell asleep and had a dream that a king was liquidated by a group of kind faces….”
    Maquita Donyel Irvin
  35. “It might not be about perfection. Rather, it may be that that which is imperfect is that which has the most character.”
    Craig D. Lounsbrough
  36. “Have you ever thought, how perfectly imperfect you are!”
  37. “Imperfect. Beautiful. The most extraordinary thought of all.”
    Grace CurleyImperfection Quote on flaws
  38. “The law is made by men, so it is not perfect either.”
    Brandon Sanderson “I think we need to develop a powerful dose of tolerance to understand each other’s humanness. None of us is perfect.”
    Cathy Burnham Martin
  39. “Every political mean is imperfect.”
    Zaman Ali
  40. “Accept yourself irrespective of your imperfection and express your skills.”
    Israelmore Ayivor
  41. “This world, the eternally imperfect, the eternal and imperfect image of a contradiction – an intoxicating joy to its imperfect creator – that is what I once thought the world.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche
  42. “The voice in her head said: Imperfect, unlovable, victim, defeated, hide. The voice in her heart said: Kind, peaceful, gentle soul, easy to love, winner. Release the insecurities and reclaim your heart, your purpose, your peace.”
  43. “I am full of mistakes and imperfections and therefore I am real …”
    Shaun Hick
  44. “Most people give up finding their soul mate, and settle down to just having a flesh mate.”
    Anthony Liccione
  45. “I saw you before. All your flaws, your imperfections. Your body’s going to a lot of trouble to hide something, something inside of you. It must be very precious.”
    Shaun Hick
  46. “Some days you feel like you’re the worst of sinners; others like you’re the most righteous person on earth. I am convinced that the former is when you’re closest to God.”
    Criss Jami
  47. “Your soulmate wasn’t supposed to be perfect. You were meant to see the cracks in her soul and fill them with what you have and she was meant to see yours. Together you would be complete.”
    Shannon L. AlderImperfection Quote on love
  48. “God uses the flawed, the failures, and the imperfect to accomplish His perfect will.”
    Elizabeth George
  49. “Imperfections don’t make something ugly.”
    Amy Neftzger
  50. “Perfection is born of imperfection.”
    Richie Norton
  51. “You may not understand issues that do not pertain to the heart but be a master in areas that do. Nobody knows everything, and nobody can be a master of everything. Nobody was created perfect, and nobody should be measured according to perfection. It is the weight of your heart that matters the most in the end. All else is irrelevant.”
    Suzy Kassem
  52. “Pain dutifully reminds me that the world is terribly imperfect, but it faithfully helps me appreciate the world on those days when it’s a little closer to being perfect.”
    Craig D. Lounsbrough
  53. “Perfection is an illusion. Allow yourself room to make mistakes and permission to be happy regardless of the outcome.”
    Dawn Gluskin
  54. “It’s always funny that you can try and try again to steal all your critics’ ammo, predict their responses, but no matter what, they’ll still have a water gun stashed somewhere.”
    Criss Jami
  55. “I do think imperfection is underrated”
    Helena Bonham Carter
  56. “Every human being who loves another loves imperfection, for there is no perfect being on this earth–nothing is so simple as that.”
    Susan Cooper
  57. “I’m not perfect, I’m beautifully imperfect”
    Shujoy ChowdhuryImperfection Quote
  58. “The imperfections in life are what make life perfect.”
    Gary LeBlanc
  59. “It is good to be imperfect so that we retain our joy to work hard to rise to perfection!”
    Mehmet Murat ildan
  60. “I have no flaws, I’m perfect at being imperfect.”
    Krystyna Faroe
  61. “I always find beauty in things that are odd & imperfect – they are much more interesting.”
    Marc Jacobs
  62. “When we see someone or something as imperfect, it is a reflection of our limitations, not theirs.”
    Steve Maraboli
  63. “As we try to achieve perfection, society changes and we just become more imperfect”
    Joao Matod

Just as imperfections can bring people together, so can gifts that embrace imperfection. Whether it’s a handmade mug with a unique shape or a painting with a few smudges, these gifts can be some of the most beautiful and meaningful.

Inspirational quotes about imperfection can also be a great source of comfort and motivation. One such quote is from the poet Leonard Cohen, who said, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” This quote reminds us that even in the darkest times, there is still beauty and hope to be found.

Ultimately, imperfection can be a powerful force for good. As people, we are all imperfect in our own unique ways, and it is through our imperfections that we can connect with others and find inspiration to become the best versions of ourselves.


Sim is the founder of The Blessed Human. A budding literary artist who loves to pen down blogs especially on culture, lifestyle, and life.

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