Sentranced Saturday: there is no perfection, only life

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

sentranced (adj.): the state of being captivated by a well-written sentence.

Sentranced Saturday is a weekly meme created here that encourages you to share a quote that left you entranced. It makes you think. I have a little notebook that I carry with me everywhere to write down quotes that inspire me in some way, and I am sure that I am not alone! Everyone is welcome to participate, please be sure to link to this post so I can see all of your quotes!

“There is no perfection, only life.” 

– Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

As a total Type A perfectionist, this sentence from The Unbearable Lightness of Being resonates with me so deeply!  I am constantly struggling with my own unrealistic expectations that I set for myself and the anxiety that it brings.

Life is a beautiful gift, but it isn’t perfect. When I remind myself of this sentiment it liberates me from the expectations I shackle myself to, letting me feel free.

What do you think about this quote, and what quote do you want to share this week?

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  1. Sara @ The Bibliophagist

    June 8, 2018 at 11:23 PM

    I love The Unbearable Lightness of Being! 💚

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 9, 2018 at 5:10 PM

      Oh my gosh, me too! I actually really love Milan Kundera’s work, I swear every single novel of his I have read has multiple quotes in my quotebook!

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    June 9, 2018 at 7:39 PM

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  3. thisisoneforthebooks

    June 9, 2018 at 8:16 PM

    Ouu this is a lovely meme!! I’m obsessed with good quotes from books especially. I completely agree with the quote you’ve chosen, I set stupidly high expectations on myself too. Sometimes it’s worse that it’s all on me because I am my own biggest critic, but I’m trying to learn that it’s okay to be less than perfect. That’s what makes us all human 🙂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 10, 2018 at 10:03 AM

      Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! I definitely agree that what makes us all human is the imperfection; hopefully one day I will learn to accept that and be kinder to myself. 🙂

  4. (Danielle) Books, Vertigo and Tea

    June 9, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    I needed this quote so much today 🖤 Thank you!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 10, 2018 at 9:54 AM

      You are so welcome, glad it was meaningful for you and thanks for stopping by!

  5. Norrie

    June 10, 2018 at 4:03 AM

    I’m quite the opposite, especially when it comes to work. Usually just go for good enough because I can’t be bothered. Don’t get me wrong, i do what’s needed, but nothing more. Next time my boss points it out, I’ll show him this quote 😂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 10, 2018 at 9:53 AM

      I wish I was a bit more like you, this produces so much unnecessary stress for me and it is literally meaningless! Definitely looking forward to what your boss has to say, hahah!

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