Insightful quote 4

Listening to the Canadian Podcast Buffet, Bruce Murray finally revealed the truth:

Perfectionism is procrastination disguised as quality control

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4 thoughts on “Insightful quote

  • Bruce Murray (The Zedcast)

    Hey Sam,

    Actually I heard the quote on Dave Slusher’s Evil Genius Chronicles, and he heard it from Steven Barnes. Here is the quote:

    “SF writer Steven Barnes once said to me “perfectionism is procrastination disguised as quality control.” Given the choice, I’m always in favor of finishing flawed work rather than noodling infinitely on something that is asymptotically approaching perfect.”

    In an attempt to stop the ‘noodling’ I wrote the quote down and stuck it to my desk as a reminder that most of the time ‘good enough’ is good enough.

    Cheers Sam, – Bruce

  • Sam Post author

    Thanks for stopping by Bruce. Now that you mention it, I do remember hearing it before and it figures that it was Dave. I’m a big fan of the evil genius and even bought one of his Stuff packs and I was actually wearing my Evil Genius shirt this morning when I was listening to CPB.