"There is nothing in this world that is truly "perfect"... To true scientists like you and I, "Perfection" is tantamount to "despair". We aspire to reach greater levels of brilliance than ever before, but never, NEVER, to reach perfection. That is the paradox through which we scientists must struggle. Indeed, it is our duty to find pleasure in that struggle."
—Mayuri Kurotsuchi to Szayelaporro Granz, Bleach
"Perfection goal that changes. Never stops moving. Can chase, cannot catch."
"It was a disaster. No-one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world...but I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering."
—Agent Smith, The Matrix
"The first Matrix I designed was, quite naturally, perfect. It was a work of art. Flawless. Sublime. A triumph equalled only by its monumental failure."
—The Architect, The Matrix Reloaded
"There's no such thing as perfect. You're beautiful as you are, Courage. With all your imperfections, you can do anything."
—Fish, Courage the Cowardly Dog
"If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."
—Greg Universe, Steven Universe