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My reputation for writing quickly and effortlessly notwithstanding, I am strongly in favor of intelligent, even fastidious revision, which is, or certainly should be, an art in itself.
Joyce Carol Oates
The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
Jean de La Fontaine
A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roue to retire upon.
I'm terribly fastidious. I like symmetry and neatness, but my house is as chaotic as any other family's.
But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind.
Before achieving a dream, you need to make very little steps... People don't understand that when you want to make a big dream you have a lot of fastidious little things you have to do.
Those two are a fastidious couple. She's fast and he's hideous.
Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.
There is one thing that matters, to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
Logan Pearsall Smith
I found for me that my safe place was work. I could control my environment. I became very fastidious and detailed, and wanted things a certain way.
Fastidious attention to detail makes the difference between an OK service and first class service.
I think it's important to keep things private, and there are certain boundaries I feel very particular about drawing. It may seem fastidious, but my experience of talking to the press is that I need those boundaries to remain very clear.
With three kids you are just trying to survive. You can't be fastidious.
J. J. Abrams
My mother was a fastidious and orderly homemaker. I was the messy but creative type. I picture her following behind me through life with a damp rag and an air of exasperation.
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