Mistake Quotes

The worst mistake you can make is walking away from the person who actually stood there and waited for you.


What persuades men and women to mistake each other from time to time for gods or vermin is ideology. One can understand well enough how human beings may struggle and murder for good material reasons -- reasons connected, for instance, with their physical survival. It is much harder to grasp how they may come to do so in the name of something as apparently abstract as ideas. Yet ideas are what men and women live by, and will occasionally die for.

Terry Eagleton

The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.

Milan Kundera

A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is

Pauline Kael

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think you have to have a real point of view that's your own. You have to tell it your way. And, I think that it's a mistake to shoot for a specific magazine's point of view because it's never going to be as good. You have to shoot for yourself and photograph the way you believe it.

Mary Ellen Mark

One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style.


If there’s one thing that computers do well, it’s to make the same mistake uncountable times at inhuman speed.

Peter Coffee

Do I wanna do right, of course but do I really wanna feel Im forced to answer you, hell no. Ive acquired quite a taste for a well-made mistake, I wanna make a mistake.

Fiona Apple Maggart

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Past mistakes cannot create a present pain; no mistake in life has the power to make us ache any more than the echo of someone crying can shed tears.

Guy Finley

Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.

Paul Saffo

True meditation can never be done with the mind. Very often we make a mistake when we say that we are meditating in the mind and utilising the mind. Real meditation is done in the psychic being and in the soul. It goes hand in hand with flaming aspiration, the burning flame that wants to climb up to the Highest.

Sri Chinmoy

The early North American Indian made a great mistake by not having an immigration bureau.


It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

Winston Churchill

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