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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.
Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
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
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.
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.
Charles R. Swindoll
I was not naturally talented. I didn't sing, dance or act, though working around that minor detail made me inventive.
In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
How people are around a director, it really does affect everything, every detail of the life of the movie.
Caress the detail, the divine detail.
A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.
John Foster Dulles
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.
Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.
People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
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
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Alfred North Whitehead
It's reached this point where people are fascinated by every intricate detail of other people's lives. And some people are willing to give up their lives like that.
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.
My fancy dress costume of choice is... something 1920s or 30s, when there was still so much elegance and attention to detail. An excuse for ultimate dressing-up indulgence.
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