Quotations About
mistakes

Wanda: Let me correct you on a few things. Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not “Every Man for Himself”. And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked ’em up.

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

Speech, Mansion House, London, 24 Jan 1889

Holly: I just don’t know where we are. There’s no two ways about it: I flamingoed up.
Rimmer: What do you mean?
Holly: It’s like a cock-up, only much much bigger.

Parallel Universe (season 2, episode 6)
Posted in: Red Dwarf

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things.

Posted in: Bryant McGill

A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.

Posted in: Bryant McGill

Error has no end.

Paracelsus (1835)
Posted in: Robert Browning

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.

Posted in: Niels Bohr

Vivian: I was in here yesterday. You wouldn’t wait on me. You work on commission right? Big mistake. Big. Huge! I have to go shopping now.

Posted in: Pretty Woman

And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.

Address to the University of the Arts Class of 2012
Posted in: Neil Gaiman

“I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being–forgive me–rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.”

Dumbledore, Ch. 10

Gob: I’ve made a huge mistake.