Perfection is not of this world.
Lao Tse (Futureprimer's version, only)
Intensive quietude in a void of thought,
this would be perfection.
[Word for word from the French:]
If it she (*) weren't a chimera, it wouldn't
have so much success.
(*) Perfection being feminine, in French
Perfection wouldn't be so popular, were it not
||[NB: None of the Individuals here-mentioned are known to have said,
or thought of saying, any part of the following
whatsoever. Ancient Forum
has made up all of these remarks in a
technique of extra-temporal caricature.]
Leonardo Da Vinci (in the workshop, with his old master):
Perfection is possible—or would we imitate it all the
The old master (say it with Italian accent and hand-gestures...):
That's right, my good pupil—what
else is there to paint??
What (would be left) else is there to
If you can create shapes by destroying them,
then this proves perfection exists!
Perfection is possible—follow
You ask me if prefection exist?—I a living proof it
exist!... An' also, Africa the oldest territory, prefection everywhere, here:
the big land, the panthers—all the natural animals!
Everybody always come here, wanting to see them—but I think
it international pretext! They come to see me, only too shy to
Perfection? It almost happened to me the
other day, come to think of it... Not that I was ever meant to
understand it—I mean, even if I could, what would be the
point to think of it at all?...
Perfection always looks like something
else. Even God mistook it for beauty...
Error is twice human!... Man errs, because
he keeps mistaking beauty for perfection—then lays the
blame in the beholder's eyes...
A la Voltérienne
If perfection existed, God would have kept
it all to himself!...
Life doesn't bother about being perfect or
imperfect, it only ever moves from one clarity to another...
Evolution is perfect, not because it is, but because it is
capable of taking the whole of itself out of obscurity and into
another, less shaded one.