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Technology is making gestures precise and brutal,
and with them men.
- Theodor Adorno

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Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.
Poetry is as precise as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

Architecture arouses sentiments in man.
The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
- Adolf Loos

 

Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools,
to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
- John Ruskin

Film fixes a precise visual image in the viewer's head.
In fiction, you just hope you're precise enough to
convey the intended effect.
- Jeff Vandermeer

Far better an approximate answer to the right question,
which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question,
which can always be made precise.
- John Tukey

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Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert

I do not pretend to start with precise questions.
I do not think you can start with anything precise.
You have to achieve such precision as you can,
as you go along.
- Bertrand Russell

It's important to be precise about words,
because of the thought value of them-they frame and
shape so much of the way we understand things.
- Michael Nesmith

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

Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue.
Good art can NOT be immoral.
By good art I mean art that bears true witness,
I mean the art that is most precise.
- Ezra Pound

There must be a day or two in a man's life when he
is the precise age for something important.
- Franklin P. Adams

Some people are always critical of vague statements.
I tend rather to be critical of precise statements;
they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong'.
- Raymond Smullyan

A man's respect for law and order exists in precise
relationship to the size of his paycheck.
- Adam Clayton

Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction
are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter.
- Peter De Vries

I liked Truman very much.
He was precise and businesslike.
After a while, it was his turn.
- Lord Mountbatten

In this metaphor we actually have a picture of the computational universe,
a metaphor which I hope to make scientifically precise
as part of a research program.
- Seth Lloyd

I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people,
who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all,
and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
- Henry Ward Beecher

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even
know what you're talking about.
- John von Neumann

Be precise.
A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.
- Donald Rumsfeld

To be precise and reckless: that is the consummation devoutly to be wished.
- James Dickey

We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the
things we are most vehement about.
- Eric Hoffer

History provides no precise guidelines.
- Douglas Hurd

Reading a poem aloud to an audience is gestural as much as precise.
- Douglas Dunn

The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask
them as inexorably as I can.
And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.
- Arthur Miller

Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because
they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on
more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
- Ben Bradlee

An approximate answer to the right question is worth
far more than a precise answer to the wrong one.
- John Tuley

A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
- Jean Stafford

Polanski was very precise.
I think he still is.
- Catherine Deneuve

I was not surprised by the results of the Horizon experiments,
but I remain willing to observe and consider any and
all other tests that are done under similarly precise conditions.
- James Randi

Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer.
Everything is so clear; it's like a bell.
He says what he means and says it so beautifully.
- Jason Schwartzman

In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion,
but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
- John B. S. Haldane

I wanted to feel that precision and control and then try to apply it to tele.
That's what I've looked for in my gear development through the years,
and today, tele is very precise, very high-performance.
- Paul Parker

I love film and TV, the medium of them,
just because it's such a smaller screen.
It's much more precise.
Ideally, I'd like to do maybe a film a year of some
sort and use that to work more in the theatre because
theatre really is my first love.
- Shuler Hensley

Scientific men can hardly escape the charge of ignorance
with regard to the precise effect of the impact of
modern science upon the mode of living of the people
and upon their civilisation.
- Frederick Soddy

Have you ever heard a good joke? If you've ever heard someone just right,
with the right pacing, then you're already on the way to poetry.
It's about using words in very precise ways and using gesture.
- Rita Dove

The difference between a tool and a machine is not
capable of very precise distinction;
nor is it necessary,
in a popular explanation of those terms,
to limit very strictly their acceptation.
- Charles Babbage

Why should we, however, in economics,
have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which,
in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would
certainly be expected to give precise information?
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what
has been well done in art or poetry,
to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them,
or to use words like beauty, excellence,
art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
- Walter Pater

The single outstanding exception was the broad yet
precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly
in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter
of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference
had not had the time or the courage to draw up.
- Rene Cassin

Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail,
the easy words begin to fail.
In order to convey things accurately,
the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible,
which is a precondition for literature.
- Rita Dove

Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to
surprise by his catastrophes.
They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise
way in which they will be brought about is not,
of course, foreseen.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

According to String Theory, what appears to be empty
space is actually a tumultuous ocean of strings vibrating
at the precise frequencies that create the 4 dimensions you and I call height,
width, depth and time.
- Roy H. Williams

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by
the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel.
These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly
bring on unwelcome after-effects.
Their precise nature is anyone's guess,
though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.
- Warren Buffett

With my government, we engaged in bringing our help
to fights for national freedom.
At that precise moment, several countries were still
colonised or had barely overcome colonisation.
This was the case in practically all of Africa.
We supported them.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself;
a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist.
We need works that are strong, straight,
precise, and forever beyond understanding.
- Kenneth Tynan

To photograph is to hold one's breath,
when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.
It's at that precise moment that mastering an image
becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Value denotes a relation reciprocally existing between two objects,
and the precise relation which it denotes is the quantity
of the one which can be obtained in exchange for a
given quantity of the other.
- Nassau William Senior

Many novelists take well-defined, precise characters,
whose stories are sometimes of mediocre interest,
and place them in an important historical context,
which remains secondary in spite of everything.
- Raymond Queneau

That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt;
but,
in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee,
it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.
- Edward Everett

If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition.
The German television is very precise and respectable.
One has never stress.
In Italy it is more dynamic.
But I amuse myself madly in both countries.
- Michelle Hunziker

The old fun thing is when somebody typed up the first
chapter of War and Peace.
And then made a precis of the rest of it and sent it
out and only one publisher recognized it.
- Jim Harrison

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One should never know too precisely
whom one has married
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The universe we observe has precisely
the properties we should expect
if there is, at bottom, no design,
no purpose, no evil, no good,
nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Charles Darwin

It is inconceivable to me that a million or three million
or half a million human beings will think and feel
precisely the same way on any single subject.
- Chaim Potok

We need to be around our families not because we have
so many shared experiences to talk about,
but instead because they know precisely which subjects to avoid.
- Doug Coupland

It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus.
It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely.
- Christine Baranski

To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
- Tom Robbins

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

The difficulty of literature is not to write,
but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader,
but to affect him precisely as you wish.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air,
the void, or the planets.
It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
- Voltaire

It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth
as plainly and precisely as we can.
- Sargent Shriver

Learn to ask for what you want.
The worst people can do is not give you what you ask
for which is precisely where you were before you asked.
- Peter McWilliams

I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.
- Joseph Barbera

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me.
I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female,
apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
- Ezra Pound

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
- Henry A. Kissinger


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