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Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Simplicity

We have seen a central government taking more and more
control over public education,
over communications, over transportation,
over every detail of our daily lives.
- Robert Welch

The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
- Edward Gibbon

I'm not trying to be coy here; we're just not prepared
to give a lot of detail about our thinking,
but we will be making some announcements in the coming months.
- Jim Walton

 

As soon as you go into any biological process in any real detail,
you discover it's open-ended in terms of what needs
to be found out about it.
- Joshua Lederberg

In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories
can be objectively verified,
sometimes with remarkable detail.
- Stanislav Grof

Al Gore has dedicated his life to detail.
George W. Bush has not.
He's the first to admit it.
- Peter Jennings

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The focus and the concentration and the attention to
detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation.
I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.
- Harrison Ford

The English light is so very subtle,
so very soft and misty,
that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.
- Stephen Gardiner

Sometimes when you start losing detail,
whether it's in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite,
you start to lose substance.
- Benny Goodman

The really big difference is that what you make with
a molecular machine can be completely precise,
down to the tiniest degree of detail that can exist in the world.
- K. Eric Drexler

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail,
the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
- Theophile Gautier

Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention
to detail and total concentration.
- Willie Sutton

Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other.
But girls have an eye for detail.
- Amy Winehouse

The difference between something good and something
great is attention to detail.
- Charles R. Swindoll

To create something exceptional, your mindset must
be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
- Giorgio Armani

How people are around a director, it really does affect everything,
every detail of the life of the movie.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

I am a scholar of life.
Every night before I go to sleep, I analyze every detail of what I did that day.
I evaluate things and people, which helps me avoid mistakes.
- Compay Segundo

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail
are suitable to the occasion.
It arises from circumstance, custom,
and nature.
- Marcus V. Pollio

One of the problems with sex education...
is that it also strips kids - especially girls -
of their modesty to have every detail of anatomy,
physiology and condom usage made explicit.
- James Dobson

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full.
When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied,
and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative
effect of his attention to detail.
- John Foster Dulles

Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
- Helen Hayes

I never regret anything.
Because every little detail of your life is what made
you into who you are in the end.
- Drew Barrymore

I currently spend a lot of time thinking about orchestration
and every detail of a piece.
- Gavin Bryars

Disney is thrilling and informative and important and beautiful and suspect.
Butts was a detail I observed later and definitely ties in.
I suppose I was programmed, yeah.
- Mark Morris

Caress the detail, the divine detail.
- Vladimir Nabokov

You must be absolutely honest and true in the depicting
of a totem for meaning is attached to every line.
You must be most particular about detail and proportion.
- Emily Carr

I think in any writing you're paying attention to detail.
- Peter Matthiessen

My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.
- David O. Selznick

We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war,
which have been evolved in the minutest detail.
- Fredrik Bajer

Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide
where I wanted to go with the songs,
how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright,
and all that detail on my own.
- Utada Hikaru

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Exhortations to obstruct the operations of Government in detail,
should; Exhortations to resist all.
- James Mill

The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed
within the original design concept.
And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing
I want the building to have.
- Tadao Ando

We citizens don't need to know every detail of every
military operation in this new kind of war.
Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
- David Hackworth

One does a whole painting for one peach and people
think just the opposite -
that particular peach is but a detail.
- Pablo Picasso

Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.
- Malcolm Bradbury

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of
the less important questions in excessive detail,
so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems.
- Fredrik Bajer

We are going to have a huge Oscar issue,
you are going to see everything in such beautiful detail.
- Steven Cojocaru

A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation
and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick...
and it's profitable.
- Heather Donahue

I won't go into detail but this animated one,
the story line is very cool and the kids seem to love it.
- Blair Underwood

Male and female gossip also sounds different,
as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.
- Kate Fox

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
- Dale Carnegie

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

The day Tarzan opened in London, I sat in a hotel room
and discussed the project in detail.
- Phil Collins

My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.
- Adam Weishaupt

The rest is a mere matter of detail,
to be settled with judgment,
discretion, and caution.
- John Griffin Carlisle

In the successful organization, no detail is too small
to escape close attention.
- Lou Holtz

Watch every detail that affects the accuracy of your work.
- Arthur C. Nielsen

I may not have a practical mind, but it's very fixated on concrete things.
I like detail.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then
make some changes of detail.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Highly educated bores are by far the worst;
they know so much,
in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
- Louis Kronenberger

When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail:
the color a room is painted,
the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.
- Donna Tartt

Well we took it apart scene by scene.
We examined every sentence, every full stop,
every comma.
He has a most wonderful eye for detail,
Roman, and you know, he's a very good artist.
- Ronald Harwood

All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish.
- Gustav Mahler

I never examined what I did in any great detail because
I thought it would spoil things.
I never read the scripts at all carefully,
and never wanted to know what was going on,
because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be.
- Tom Baker

You can't imagine how much detail we know about brains.
There were 28,000 people who went to the neuroscience conference this year,
and every one of them is doing research in brains.
A lot of data.
But there's no theory.
There's a little, wimpy box on top there.
- Jeff Hawkins

We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them,
no matter how repulsive those pictures may be:
we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity,
to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

I had a really good time with Martha Stewart,
who also is somebody I really admire a lot.
I've learned a lot from her and I think all of America has,
about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients
and making things beautiful and special.
- Ted Allen

People have criticised me because my security detail
is larger than the president's.
But you must ask yourself: are there more people who
want to kill me than who want to kill the president?
I can assure you there are.
- Marion Berry

All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft:
for the architecture of the thing comes,
or fails to come, in the first conception,
and revision only affects the detail and ornament,
alas!
- T. E. Lawrence

There are a lot of times that if a detail in a scene or a beat,
feels unnatural, they'll allow me to explore another
direction to go until we're all comfortable with what we are doing.
- George Eads

Fear is a great motivator.
Look at what 9-11 has accomplished -
My god.
It's slammed the economy, It's - I can't even begin
to detail all it's actually done,
other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon.
It's stunned the entire nation.
- Art Bell

I'm proud of Lord of the Rings.
I think it's a once in a lifetime role,
and a once in a lifetime film.
It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous
detail and everybody was so behind it.
- Sean Bean

Without going into too much detail, the end of my major action scene,
after the climax of the scene, there was one little
change that I suggested regarding the way things should turn out.
It was in the detail of the tears of blood.
- Chiaki Kuriyama

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program.
What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline,
organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail,
and learning to be self critical.
- Alan Perlis

The reason Apple is really good, I think,
and the reason their stores succeeded,
is not just 'cause we know the big idea,
but we have a real passion for the littlest detail.
It's legendary in our products.
- Ron Johnson


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