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"Now you can send it."
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"Damn it, I still haven't got you right! Let's try again."
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"I told him to come back when he's truly gifted."
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"If he can't get Yard of the Month, he'd rather just burn it."
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"I've finished shovelling and am for the most part satisfied with the results, but I'll rest now and look at it again in the morning."
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"Being happy with one's work is the kiss of death."
"He spends hours waiting for his muse to strike..."
'The problem is you're a perfectionist. You don't always have to be totally evil. Sometimes it's OK to just be annoying.'
Your perfectionism is starting to get on my nerves.
"You'll see it when it's done."
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"We all make mistakes. That's why pencils have erasers!"
"I have a recurring nightmare that I've taken a test, and the professor won't give me an 'A'."
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"Just one last touch!"
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"This is definitely the last time for Chapter Seventeen!"
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Servant Painting Targets Around Arrows Shot by a King
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Artie's perfectionism led to the feelings of inadequacy and failure that prompted his suicide attempt. Ironically, it also ensured he'd never succeed.
"'Good' is not enough."
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Caution: Perfectionists at Work Next 1/4 Mile.
"God, I'm such a perfectionist"
"I got 75 percent right on my math test!"
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"I got a perfect score on this online I.Q. test."
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"I misspelled a word on the chalkboard in front of the whole class."
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"For God's sake, Michelangelo, it's just a cookie!"
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