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Precision Quotes

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The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self.
And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only
to obtain precision of execution.
- Igor Stravinsky

I think the lack of precision and deep focus is why
it took me years to build up my work.
- Gil Kane

Dance must have a precision without fault.
- Arielle Dombasle

By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique,
but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision.
- Bruno Walter

 

The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion,
the greater the precision which should be quoted in
order to give the data authenticity.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the
imagination of a scientist.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I used to think then that I was Bohemian,
but I know now that I am not.
I prefer order and precision to untidiness and looseness.
- Conrad Veidt

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Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act,
outlining the victim.
- E. B. White

For me, being able to go anywhere you want,
with an element of precision and control,
has been the goal.
- Paul Parker

While I don't script and I don't use other performers,
I think my taste for underlying precision gives me
something in common with Allan and George Brecht.
- David Antin

Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as
learning and precision are essential for starting points.
- Percival Lowell

A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a
vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision.
- Brian Greene

The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.
- Pierre Bonnard

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

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
- Italo Calvino

Orchestras have become used to the emphasis on the separation of layers,
of the ultimate precision and clarity.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of
precision relevant to a particular situation.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Everything changed in Bosnia, when General Wesley Clark
proved that you could fight a war with high-
level precision air strikes and a bare minimum of ground action.
- Joe Bob Briggs

All I had to do was go out and perform.
One of the hardest things was doing those back flips,
where you had to jump up and land on the top rope.
It's precision movement.
- Owen Hart

Precision is not one of the qualities that comes out in my work.
- Gil Kane

Most of the most important experiences that truly educate
cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision.
- Harold Taylor

Your instinct, rather than precision stabbing,
is more about just random bludgeoning.
- Simon Pegg

In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.
- Samuel Beckett

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

To the person that deals in visualizations,
I suppose there is something rather exciting about a whole set of people -
they all going symmetrically,
up or down, in a military sort of precision.
- Leo Ornstein

I'd take precision any day over power;
as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's
going on in there and also understand that for every
punch that you or your opponent throws there's always
a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend.
- Alexis Arguello

Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq
while its government matures.
American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution,
precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction,
dedication and enjoyment.
In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury,
but a simple necessity.
- Niklaus Wirth

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence.
Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists -
proves that there are infinite laws behind it.
There can be no denying this fact.
It is mathematical in its precision.
- Thomas A. Edison

My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition,
here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition,
that the composition moved towards perfection with
the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
- Maurice Ravel

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

Few men have led a more active life -
bodily or mentally -
from a constitutional anxiety for regularity,
precision, and order, during fifty years' business career,
from which I had retired.
- William Banting

I believe more in precision, when you have the capability,
like when you see a mosquito fly and you're able to hit it,
you're able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots...
it's a beautiful thing.
- Alexis Arguello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History provides no precise guidelines.
- Douglas Hurd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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