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Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
Laurence J. Peter
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
Garbage can provide important details for hackers: names, telephone numbers, a company's internal jargon.
Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
I try to keep in touch with the details... I also look at the product daily. That doesn't mean you interfere, but it's important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what's happening.
Furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music. You want to make sure you've pared down all the extra details so that in the end, every stitch has a context uniquely yours.
My thing was play as hard as you can, don't be stupid, pay attention to details, and have enough guts in the clutch that you're not afraid to make a play. Some things I thought were important for a young man to know.
Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter.
Don't be so familiar and so much into the details. Keep people dreaming. Close the window, and make them wonder.
The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
I loved all those classic figures from the '30s and '40s... Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth. They had such glamour and style. I loved the movies of those times too - so much attention paid to details, lights, clothing, the way the studios would develop talent.
It takes the same effort to think small than to think big. But to think big frees you from the insignificant details.
Jorge Paulo Lemann
Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.
Luxury lives in the finer details. It's a cloth napkin at a dinner table. It's a mint on your pillow before bed.
The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.
Most people don't have time to master the very mathematical details of theoretical physics.
Sincere Christians can disagree about the details of Scripture and theology - absolutely.
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
When it comes to politics today, the devils' not in the details; the devil's in the big picture, more often than not just hiding in plain sight.
Most of my songs have names of people I've met or are dear to me. There are people who have privacy issues and about people knowing about their private life. But for me, I like to include few special names and few details about them to make the song very special to me.
One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
Jorge Luis Borges
The bearing, rearing, feeding and educating of children; the running of a house with its thousand details; human relationships with their myriad pulls - women's normal occupations in general run counter to creative life, or contemplative life, or saintly life.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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