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Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
Honore de Balzac
If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.
Charles R. Swindoll
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
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
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.
I was not naturally talented. I didn't sing, dance or act, though working around that minor detail made me inventive.
Let your mind see every detail of your own special version of the very best that life can be. If you could make the world exactly to your liking, consider very specifically just how that world would be. If you could spend your time doing precisely what you wish, how would the moments of your life be lived?
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
I always think that if you look at anyone in detail, you will have empathy for them because you recognize them as a human being, no matter what they've done.
Hyperrealism can create an atmosphere of surrealism because nobody sees the world in such detail.
There are more than 300,000 families in the Gulf region that lost their homes and are waiting for peace of mind. The hurricane exposed the sad reality of poverty in America. We saw, in all its horrific detail, the vulnerabilities of living in inadequate housing and the heartbreak of losing one's home.
Harry Connick, Jr.
We all have two lives: an inner life and an outer life. Your inner life is your soul life, which includes your mind, will and emotions. Your outer life is your physical life. And while God cares about every detail of your life, He is more concerned with your inner life than your outer life.
Caress the detail, the divine detail.
The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
There's a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it's overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.
Horror fans are a particular breed. They analyze films with such detail and expertise that I am reminded of the Canadian literary critic Northrup Frye, who approached literature with similar archetypal analysis.
How people are around a director, it really does affect everything, every detail of the life of the movie.
It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.
Anyone who teaches knows that you don't really experience a text until you've taught it, in loving detail, with an intelligent and responsive class.
Joyce Carol Oates
I'm very detail oriented. Everything that takes a lot of dedication and creativity I do in the morning when there is light and I'm really concentrated.
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