Top 185 Flawed Quotes

In this post, you will find great Flawed Quotes from famous people, such as Chris Avellone, John Barrasso, Aidan Gillen, Emily Giffin, Steve Carell. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I think, actually, any morality system that rewards onl

I think, actually, any morality system that rewards only the extremes is a flawed system. Players don’t approach life that way, they don’t approach games that way, and they shouldn’t be trained to approach games that way. They shouldn’t be in the ‘Star Warsmode where, ‘I’ve got to choose every good option.’
Chris Avellone
The EPA‘s climate change regulations are based on compromised scientific reports and heavily flawed data.
It seems to me that most characters, in anything, are flawed in some way, just like most people. You look for the good in the flawed people and vice versa, and then try and make them appealing in some way.
I find flawed characters much more interesting than perfect ones and enjoy the challenge of making readers root for them in spite of their unsympathetic path and destructive choices.
Everyone is flawed and everyone makes mistakes and is culpable.
I always thought it would be really fun to play a villain. I feel like I haven‘t done that yet. Not an anti-hero, not someone who is flawed, but somebody who is just straight-up bad.
Well, there’s no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market.
I like to play people who are deeply flawed, and I want to find the good nature in them. I even try to be kind to myself when I’ve made big mistakes.
People end up fleeing countries who adopt economic policies based on these flawed principles. And more often than not, they come here.
I don’t use the wordrenaissance‘. It’s flawed because in Latin, it’s tied to the rebirth of Christ… It’s a word that’s tied to a European concept.
The American system is a beautiful and durable thing, but flawed. I would like to think that this decadence is not sustainable, whether in the eyes of the electorate or the eyes of whatever the local economy is built on; that would bring me hope.
I wrote a song on the record called ‘Flawed Design’ and it’s basically looking at that, and it was just exploring how everybody obviously has flaws. I think to embrace those flaws – enjoy them, embrace them – and actually be a real person is something that a lot of people struggle with, myself included.
Adam Gontier
The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn’t want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger.
Life is tragic. You are tiny and flawed and ignorant and weak, and everything else is huge, complex, and overwhelming.
I think the Greeks were the only people ever to nail character. Their heroes are deeply flawed.
I’m always much more interested in flawed heroes than in perfect ones.
They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it’s ridiculous. They shoot the ball flat. They all stand upright, there’s just so many things they do incorrectly.
Rick Barry
As human beings, we are all flawed. And just like there is a good side, there is also a bad side waiting to find its way out.
I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed.
Shelley Berkley
My main characters are the most sunny, happy, optimistic, loving creatures on the face of the Earth. I couldn’t be happier that’s where I start. I can put as many flawed people in the dog‘s world as I like, but the dog doesn’t care. Dog doesn’t judge. Dog doesn’t dislike. Dog loves. That’s not so bad.
The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity.
As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed.
Why not provoke some thought and get people talking about things? I like characters that are flawed because we all are. When people break up in a script, you think, Oh, right, there must be tears shed here. But maybe the fact of the matter is that they’re both laughing.
There’s a certain logic to avoiding the haters, but as a strategy, it’s utterly flawed. When you turn off the feedback, you lose the benefits as well as the drawbacks. It’s like having a sore finger and cutting off your arm.
I let characters be human and flawed and relatable. When we do things that aren’t that great, we can understand it.
I don’t claim to be a particularly good father. I’m flawed, let’s say. I’ve certainly been affected by the experience of having kidstrying to be a father, at least. It’s an amazing process. It’s like songwriting: it’s a complete mystery to me. I don’t understand it – but I’ve certainly written about it.
I’m trying to make really flawed characters that have got redeeming features so people can say, ‘I don’t really like that character, but I can understand a bit where they’ve come from.’
I’ve been lucky enough to play lots of real women – flawed, strong, independent women – and I love it.
The process for producing public policy in Congress is flawed. The process itself kills policy ideas through the bypassing of the rules and procedural decisions that limit discussion.
Virtually everywhere in the world, people still wake up and want their country to be more like the United States than any other nation. We are the envy of the world because of what we stand for and how our democratic process, flawed as it may often seem to be, operates. We should take pride in that.
I think it's very important to write a demythologized w

I think it’s very important to write a demythologized woman character. My characters are flawed. They are no better than they should be.
Just as we Liberal Democrats opposed the flawed logic of that war in Iraq – we will oppose the flawed government claim that we have to surrender our fundamental rights in order to improve our security.
I think teams make the same decisions every year based on the same information and based on the same decision-making. I think a lot of it is flawed, but it’s the way they draft.
Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?
Robert Novak
Whether you’re a second lieutenant working with a captain and a lieutenant colonel, or a four-star general working with the Office Secretary of Defense and the White House, the decision makers have got to have ground truth. Otherwise, the decisions they make could be flawed – and that can be dangerous.
I let characters be human and flawed and relatable.
When I first started writing the books in the 1980s, all of the female detectives were flawed in some way because they were based on noir characters.
We don’t have some message from God that gives us a list of what’s good and what’s not good. Obviously, we have to make our own flawed judgments about each thing.
A great hope gets crushed every time someone reminds us that happiness can be neither assumed nor earned; that we are all prisoners of our own flawed brains; that the ultimate aloneness in each of us is, finally, inviolable.
I like flawed characters, and I like seeing people who are supposed to be not villains but antagonists. There are elements to them, which are really annoying, but you kind of see where they came from. You see the things that caused those inadequacies.
This ‘historical record’ will exist, flawed as it is, in hundreds of years. What will that tell the future? How accurate are we reporting our lives?
Why? Because we’re very well down this process as it is – flawed as it is – and we’re counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power.
I like to write stories that read like historical fiction about great, world-changing events through the lens of a flawed protagonist.
Carol Berg
The only pressure, as an actor, is to step into Eric Carter‘s shoes and make him as fully and as complex and as flawed and as human as I could.
I think corporal punishment is the shortest, most impatient, flawed way of teaching or making a child understand something.
I don’t own a gun. I’m a pacifist. I am a critic of commercial gangsta rap music. I don’t believe you change people or their flawed perspectives from a distance. You open their minds from up close, when they realize you respect and love them.
I think you need to think of yourself as a flawed human being with aspirations for goodness and never start to think, ‘Oh, I am a good guy. These other people are bad guys. They’re dumb, I am smart.’
BJP’s flawed policies and arrogance have done nothing for the country so far and will not offer anything in the future either.
Some of the greatest stuff that I watch, that I’m drawn to, is deeply flawed human beings, because they’re representing a part of us that might not be all of us but the part we’re most afraid to look at, and so we get to vicariously experience it through this character.
There’s a conflation between the critique of the state of Israel and their policies with anti-Semitism, which I think is really flawed and inaccurate.
I prefer being flawed and I prefer being seen flawed.
Managers can make themselves look strong by selling or dropping players, but if the move doesn’t work, the choice looks flawed.
Both villains and heroes are a bit boring, really, unless they’re flawed and broken somehow. If they’re not flawed and broken, then clearly they need to be broken and made flawed. That’s what an author does if he or she has any dignity.
Ben Peek
The power of a handwritten letter is greater than ever. It’s personal and deliberate and means more than an e-mail or text ever will. It has a unique scent. It requires deciphering. But, most important, it’s flawed.
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
We are all flawed people.
Playing the good guy is boring. I love twisted, flawed characters.
I meet human beings who are flawed, who are mentally ill and have enormous problems, but I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who was a totally dark energy that had no humanity or sense of love or affection for anything in their life. That’s very rare.
I love flawed characters, male or female, and I only want to talk about flawed characters, really, in what I do.
During all of my writing career – this includes when I was writing plays and my other screenplays – I don’t recall ever writing a negative character, which does not mean that my characters aren’t flawed or do not make mistakes. In actual fact, they all are quite flawed.
I touched the limits of our political system, which pushes one to last-minute compromises. Explanations are rarely given. It plays to people’s fears because it hasn’t built an ideological consensus. It produces flawed solutions and too often ignores reality.
I'm drawn to playing characters who are terribly flawed

I’m drawn to playing characters who are terribly flawed and have no idea about it.
There’s something really charming about a character that is fundamentally flawed and does some pretty despicable things, but yet you still kind of love him.
Whether you’re a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick.
The idea that commodities, as an asset class, is finished is just fundamentally flawed.
Some of my favorite shows are ones where the characters are vile and human and flawed. That’s what makes me want to keep watching a show, not writers telling me how to feel about characters.
ABC‘s intelligently hilarious sitcomModern Family‘ depicts a gay-male marriage in which both partners are refreshingly dimensional, believable human beings. The writers dare to make them flawed and thus fully delineated, but they’re not flawed in the silly, stereotypical ways that once dominated such portrayals.
I’m pretty self-aware, and I am an embarrassingly flawed human being in a ton of ways.
You know we are flawed people, so if someone is going to make a movie about me, they don’t have to make it up. My real flaws are much funnier.
Obviously, the genes of women are flawed. They are poorly designed creatures who do not want to have sex nearly as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully.
The fight against racial bias in society will not be won by hounding Liam Neeson or boycotting his films. It will be won by allowing honest discussions about why people hold biased views and exposing the flawed logic behind them.
I love flawed female characters, duking it out.
But I guess I like playing flawed guys ’cause it gives a place for the characters to go.
If the Pope plans to spend the majority of his time advocating for flawed climate change policies, then I will not attend.
The human body is strange and flawed and unpredictable. The human body has many secrets, and it does not divulge them to anyone, except those who have learned to wait.
I love to feature children and young adults as real people – flawed, naive, virtuous, venal – but real. I think it adds nuance and depth to the stories that wouldn’t exist without them.
C. J. Box
I would like to say that I’m a walking poster board for feminism and women’s liberation, but there are things that I do in my life that deeply, deeply fall short of being a statement for being a strong woman. I am flawed as much as anyone else.
I’m interested in flawed protagonists. I was raised on them.
Everybody is flawed, not just men.
Every person is flawed. Do you think perfection exists? You, me, everyone – we have strengths and shortcomings; that’s what makes us human.
When you don’t have a main character that’s flawed, I don’t know how you relate to that person.
Also, in my acting, I feel very much like a storyteller, exploring the flaws of the characters that I interpret. I look for the imperfections, and I love a character that is just so flawed.
Danny Huston
I think mankind is overly sensitive, very needy, greedy, and flawed.
There is no greater example of government overreach and unrestrained liberalism than ‘Obamacare.’ It is so deeply flawed and such a clear and present threat to our economic stability that there is no way to fix it.
Tommy Thompson
I love when actors can let go of where and how they have to do it, and just that we do it. That we are flawed and human, and don’t worry about how we look or who we are, or that it seems too old of a character if we’re still young.
The problems I have with a flawed script are always revealed in the editing room.
Those who support the death penalty are accepting a practice that is both ineffective and fundamentally flawed.
At the end of your twenties, you realize you are inherently flawed, and that’s great, and that’s what makes you dynamic.
Whereas Superman is a godlike guy from another planet and Batman is this mysterious, unknowable billionaire, everyone in ‘Spider-Man’ is human and flawed.
It’s hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic.
Look at history; all the interesting women were deeply flawed.
Linda Gray
The Chilcot report is damning. It exposes a litany of failures over a long period, including reliance on flawed intelligence assessments, lack of planning and insufficient foresight of obvious consequences. But the report also exposes a chilling lack of rigour and a political culture of deference.
It is through states that the American people get the j

It is through states that the American people get the job done every day, often in spite of a deeply flawed bureaucratic federal government.
I’m perfectly flawed… I’ve got tons of flaws.
I think it’s really important that we see women represented properly in TV, and that’s a multi-dimensional person: a real human being who’s flawed, who’s weird, who’s awesome.
I am unique, a sheep, intimidating, scared, powerful, beautiful, flawed, and perfect in the same moment.
Kristin Cast
We’re very, very flawed, myself included.
The heroines in ‘That’s What She Said’ are flawed, messy, damaged, hilarious and culpable and not really concerned about being acceptable to the audience in any traditional sense, which for me is what makes them all the more gorgeous. And the fearless truth of that is what makes it funny.
But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11.
I love Nicole Holofcener’s films for their constant duality of humor and emotion and their focus on very real, if flawed, dynamics between funny people.
No one wants to see a person on TV who’s super-ultra-cool. That’s Superman, that’s a thing of the past. Heroes are now flawed, and have terrible tempers, you know? They’re real people.
I find it difficult to direct myself in my films and so I avoid taking on any major roles in my films as I feel my judgement might be flawed.
I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death.
I think flawed characters are important, because no one is perfect.
Our anti-corruption systems have inherently and intently been kept flawed.
For me, growing up, I felt like there was something fatally and tragically flawed in my nature and that it was my duty to try to avoid falling for that vice.
Shyam Selvadurai
The more shaded, flawed characters that are struggling, I think there’s something very relatable about that.
I had two elder brothers and they would thrash me if I do something wrong, then dad would thrash me. I think corporal punishment as disciplining the child is what I am questioning… I feel there are less flawed methods.
I lovedHomeland‘ – it’s such an intriguing, intelligent piece of television, and I am fascinated by them making a hero and heroine that are so odd, so flawed and so complicated. It is a programme that really draws you in.
When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible. But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.
For every book that I write… I develop a history for each person and make sure they are well rounded and flawed. You have to know everything about them from their shoe size, to where they went to school, to what their first pet was, to what they like to eat, to what they want out of life.
If a course needs to be in great condition to be played effectively, then the design strategy is flawed.
I admired Truman, among many other things, because he integrated the Army. I admired JFK because the very first civil rights legislation was passed at his insistence. JFK showed what you could do, though he was a deeply flawed person, as we all now know.
I look for characters that are extremely flawed and the anti-hero.
I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She’s selfish, she’s childish, she’s immature and because I’m doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.
Amber Benson
I never came across a character who was brilliant, funny, flawed and just happened to have a disability. That’s why I’ve written ‘The Amazing Edie Eckhart.’
I believe that the root cause of every financial crisis, the root cause, is flawed government policies.
Excess exercise tends to be counterbalanced by excess hunger, exemplified by the phrase ‘working up an appetite.’ A few people with extraordinary willpower can resist such hunger day after day, but for the vast majority, weight loss through exercise is a flawed option.
I’m an actor, and I want to play flawed characters, and I’m a writer that wants to write flawed characters, trying to let something out and hoping people relate through that or have fun experiencing the story.
By the time I was 22, I was a professional. A young and flawed professional, but not an amateur.
I think heroes who are not flawed are not believable.
I’ve learned that it’s OK to be flawed.
Flawed as they may be, science and the secular Enlightenment values expressed in Western democracies are our best hope for survival.
We're all flawed, and no one is perfect.

We’re all flawed, and no one is perfect.
Were I ever alone in the dock, I would not want to be arraigned before our flawed tribunals, knowing my freedom could be forfeit as a result of political pressures. I would prefer a fair trial, under the shadow of the noose.
My son doesn’t know how flawed I am, how flawed we are. He still likes us so much, and that’s so incredible to be around.
I would make a few jabs at myself and go for the audience – they are still as flawed as ever.
Like most people, I’m fascinated by characters who are completely flawed personalities, riven by anguish and doubt, and are psychologically suspect.
However flawed democracy is, it is still the only answer.
I’m a human being who lives a flawed, contradictory life. And I have all sorts of problems and all sorts of successes.
While my mom was flawed – as we all are – she loved her children more than anything in the world.
Advocacy groups like Families U.S.A. imagine that once Medicaid becomes a middle-class entitlement, political pressure from middle-class workers will force politicians to address these problems by funneling more taxpayer dollars into this flawed program. President Barack Obama’s health plan follows this logic.
We like flawed people.
If we permit flawed machines to make life-changing decisions on our behalf – by allowing them to pinpoint a murder suspect, to diagnose a condition or take over the wheel of a car – we have to think carefully about what happens when things go wrong.
People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don’t factor in the basic element that they’re humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses.
Activism isn’t about holding your faults up to the light. That’s what comedy is about, it’s about saying, ‘Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we’re all this frail and damaged so let’s laugh at it.’
So it was flawed in that it didn’t require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market.
The nuclear deal with Iran is fundamentally flawed.
I enjoy played flawed men who are pushed to the limit, who make mistakes and then have to recover.
I like to play characters who are flawed – the big man brought down.
Although I adore the Italian High Renaissance, I’d rather look at Mannerism. The former is ordered, integrated, otherworldly, and grandiose; it leaves you feeling hungry for something flawed and of-the-flesh.
I don’t want to put one innocent person to death to put 99 that are guilty to death. So philosophically I’m a tooth-for-tooth guy, but the reality is the death penalty as public policy is flawed.
Journalism is a flawed profession, but it has a self-correcting mechanism. The rule of journalism is: talk to everybody.
I like guys who are understandable and good guys who are flawed.
I’ve been very lucky with the roles that I’ve played in that they were wonderful roles for women. They’re incredible, flawed characters that I really gravitate toward. I just never want anybody to be able to put me in a box.
Congress passed the deeply flawed Patriot Act and authorized the invasion of Iraq. It even gave its retroactive approval to warrantless wiretapping.
Good doctors exercise judgment. They make the call and – right or wrong – live with the consequences and learn from them. The redefined M.D. is flawed, but comfortable inside their own skin.
Brian Goldman
Generally speaking, I would say villains are a little more exciting to play, but if you get a flawed hero, then that can almost be just as amazing.
We’re all flawed, but basically, effective managers are people whose flaws are not fatal under the circumstances. Maybe the best managers are simply ordinary, healthy people who aren’t too screwed up.
Henry Mintzberg
I work very hard at creating complex characters, a mix of positives and negatives. They are all flawed. I believe flaws are almost universal, and they help us understand, sympathise and, paradoxically, feel closer to such characters.
Researching real history has taught me to be bolder and more imaginative in building fantasy worlds and writing fantasy characters, to seek out the margins of history and the forgotten tales that illuminate the whole, complex truth of our flawed yet wondrous nature as a species.
I’ve made mistakes, usually when I felt backed against a wall or faced enormous pressure. I’m human and flawed.
In the ’90s, everyone thought we’d solved everything and liberal capitalism was the agreed way to live. That got blown up in 9/11, and capitalism proved completely flawed in 2008.
I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited.
Obamacare is a seriously flawed law that makes health c

Obamacare is a seriously flawed law that makes health care coverage less affordable, costs taxpayers more than advertised and fails to deliver on most of its other grand promises.
And the narrative for the Taliban that they can wait us out is a flawed narrative. I think that the unambiguous international support for Afghanistan has been a very powerful message. You know, that was the message that came out of the NATO summit. We will not abandon Afghanistan.
One of the things about the ’70s films I love – the films ‘Nightcrawler’ is being compared to, like, ‘Taxi Driver‘ – is that they never put their flawed characters into any one box.
I think it’s important that things are flawed.
Art has a way of confronting us, of reminding us, of engaging us, in what it means to be human, and what it means to be human is to be flawed, is to be contradictory, is to be often weak, and yet despite all of these what we would consider drawbacks, that we’re also quite beautiful. Spin is the opposite.
The truth is that, to me, a likeable character is a character that is really flawed, so I don’t know what people mean when they saylikable.’
Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system.
Instead of trade policy that is beneficial to American businesses and workers as well as our trade partners, we have a flawed trade policy that hurts all parties.
Stephen F. Lynch
You need to make things and not be so precious about whether they’re any good or not. Because I have a secret for you: they’re not good. They’re flawed, and you need to find out what the flaws are as fast as possible.
With any project I work on – not just ‘True Detective‘ – I don’t feel the need just to play a strong woman. I don’t want the audience to say, ‘Oh, she was so strong.’ I want to play characters that are flawed and interesting.
I’m making movies about people as flawed as myself and the viewers. So if you just have a reptilian brain and live your life simply by reacting to things, my movies aren’t going to work for you.
For me, ‘The Social Network‘ isn’t about Facebook. It certainly isn’t about how people use it. It’s about a flawed character and his pursuit of that grand idea that defines him and validates his life and how far he’ll go to get it, and the repercussions that come as a result of that – what he gives up in the process.
Most of us function under the model we have to get something in order to do something, in order to be something. If this happens, then I will be happy. And I’m suggesting to you that we live our entire lives based on that model, and that model is fundamentally flawed.
Flawed Design’ is a song on the record and it explores why people feel a need to present themselves maybe not necessarily as what they actually are. It seems like in society, a lot of people want to be or try to be perfect.
Adam Gontier
All my characters are quite relatable, as they are flawed, true, and honest. All of us are flawed; nobody is pure and pious.
You are a human being and are allowed to be imperfect, and you are allowed to be flawed. There is a lot of beauty in your imperfections, in your uniqueness.
The original Spencer Tracy version of ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ was always terribly flawed because of the over-reliance on voice over, but it’s still a beautiful movie.
J. C. Chandor
It’s so easy to fetishise the dead. We rose-tint or villainise them, and so often in the retelling they are saints or sinners, rather than flawed humans muddling along like the rest of us.
The belief when your mother gives you away is that there’s something deeply wrong. Mothers don’t give babies away. There’s something wrong with me, something unlovable, something seriously flawed in me. It’s a fundamental thing; it’s precognitive. You feel it rather than think it. How could you not?
There’s a lot of lying and these are people who are incredibly flawed, and not in very sort of empathetic ways, either. Some of the things they do are pretty awful and some of the things they do to each other are pretty awful.
I think that the general public understands that its own doctors are human, fallible, and flawed.
I like flawed characters very much. A lot of times I get asked to do parts that are kind of small but key – three-scene roles that are three kick-ass scenes. Growing up, watching as many movies as I did, I was always into character actors like that.
I like writing flawed women, and being one, it’s something I feel I can write with some veracity and authority.
I definitely identify with female leads more; I identify with real female leads, people who are flawed and have issues and make mistakes, so that the characters represent what I’m about.
I cotton to the idea that people are much closer to being flawed; they have problems and don’t always make the right choices.
We’re all flawed people at the end of the day; I don’t know any perfect people.
I’ve always said a romance hero can be deeply flawed… as long as he’s willing to rush into a burning building to rescue a basket of kittens.
I’m pretty aware that the pursuit of perfection is, inherently, a flawed concept.
Jonny Wilkinson
It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your ‘portrayal‘ of women. Even when I started out on ‘The Office’ eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it’s completely different.
For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously. He’s not from another planet, or filled with radioactive gunk. I mean, Superman is essentially a god, but Batman is more like Hercules: he’s a human being, very flawed, and bridges the divide.