Details quotes

  • Every shrink knows that it's not the event itself but how you respond to it that tells the story. Take ten assorted individuals, expose them all to the same life trial, and they will each suffuse it with exquisite personal detail and meaning.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Events #Details #Stories

  • I read everything I could find: books and online. Sometimes bigger revelations came to me through finer details or something that you wouldn't pick up just by surface reading.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Book #Reading #Details

  • Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Important #Details

  • Back when I was a professional model-maker at Industrial Light & Magic, my specialty was hard-edged construction - spaceships, miniature sets, and architectural stuff. These objects were sometimes just 12 inches across yet needed enough detail to fill a movie screen.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Light #Magic #Details

  • 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.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Change #Numbers #Details

  • My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Details #May #Faults

  • May you find INSPIRATION in the big picture, but may you find LOVE in the details.
    -- Adrienne Maloof

    #Inspiration #Finding Love #Details

  • That at the same time of this very intimate act of concentrating so carefully on the details of our mother's palm and fingertips, he was also removing all traces of any tiny leftover parts, and suddenly a ritual which I'd always found incestuous and gross seemed to me more like a desperate act on Joseph's part to get out, to leave, to extract every little last remnant and bring it into open air.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Mother #Air #Details

  • For me, there's a fine line between telling a story that's fictional with lots of details and then removing yourself too much from it, so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Details #Stories #Lines

  • The insistence on complete certainty about the full details of global warming-the most serious threat we have ever faced-is actually an effort to avoid facing the awful, uncomfortable truth: that we must act boldly, decisively, comprehensively, and quickly, even before we know every last detail about the crisis. Those who continue to argue that the appropriate response is merely additional research are simply seeking to camouflage timidity or protect their vested interest in the status quo.
    -- Al Gore

    #Effort #Serious #Details

  • Well, you know, with every character, if you're going to expose yourself, you've got to figure out every detail that you're going to play. So there's no character that you can just go put on his shirt and be fully prepared.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Character #Play #Details

  • I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are details.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #God #Science #Details

  • The artist should fear to become the slave of detail.
    -- Albert Pinkham Ryder

    #Fear #Artist #Details

  • Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description.
    -- Alexander Kluge

    #People #Details #Looks

  • Every central government worships uniformity: uniformity relieves it from inquiry into an infinity of details.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Government #Liberty #Details

  • We see what we see because we miss all the finer details.
    -- Alfred Korzybski

    #Missing #Details

  • In a sense, knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows, for details are swallowed up in principles. The details for knowledge which are important, will be picked up ad hoc in each avocation of life, but the habit of the active utilization of well-understood principles is the final possession of WISDOM.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Important #Principles #Details

  • All practical teachers know that education is a patient process of mastery of details, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Teacher #Details #Mastery

  • In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found.
    -- Alfred Russel Wallace

    #Animal #Details #Adaptation

  • This is the way you look at the poorest details of the world resurfaced, after you've been driving for a long time -- you feel their singleness and precise location and the forlorn coincidence of you being there to see them.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Travel #Long #Details

  • I may not have a practical mind, but it's very fixated on concrete things. I like detail.
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #Mind #Details #May

  • Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Details #Affair #Providence

  • Alligator: The crocodile of America, superior in every detail to the crocodile of the effete monarchies of the Old World.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #America #Details #World

  • 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.
    -- Andrea Arnold

    #Thinking #Empathy #Details

  • I learned everything I ever need to know about questioning artful dodgers by covering the most artful of them all, Ronald Reagan. For Reagan, performance was as much a part of governing as understanding the details of the federal budget.
    -- Andrea Mitchell

    #Understanding #Covering #Details

  • Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Death #Dying #Details

  • It's about paying attention to the little things, the details... Constantly rediscovering your partner, knowing there's a way out of any crisis.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Knowing #Great Love #Details

  • Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished - My god. It's slammed the economy, It's - I can't even begin to detail all it's actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It's stunned the entire nation.
    -- Art Bell

    #Details #Looks #Done

  • Watch every detail that affects the accuracy of your work.
    -- Arthur Nielsen

    #Details #Watches #Accuracy

  • When working on a period, it is the finer details that evoke imagery that helps in cinematic adaptations.
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Details #Helping #Adaptation

  • I think that as a playwright, if I detail that environment, then I'm taking away something from them [designers]. I'm taking away their creativity and their ability to have input themselves, not just to follow what the playwright has written. So I do a minimum set description and let the designers create within that.
    -- August Wilson

    #Creativity #Thinking #Details

  • In pure architecture the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose.
    -- Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

    #Bad Ass #Details #Purpose

  • Every new discovery in science brings with it a host of new problems, just as the invention of the automobile brought with it gas stations, roads, garages, mechanics, and a thousand other subsidiary details.
    -- Banesh Hoffmann

    #Discovery #Gas Stations #Details

  • One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole.
    -- Barbara Hepworth

    #Yield #Details #Tiny

  • I don't have to figure out why or how or when. God has a plan, and I'm committed to it. That commitment frees me from having to worry about the details.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Commitment #Worry #Details

  • Jazz spent a chunk of the day fantasizing about ways to kill his grandmother, plotting them and planning them in the most excruciating, gruesome detail his imagination would allow. It turned out his imagination allowed quite a bit. He spent the rest of the day convincing himself--over and over--not to do it.
    -- Barry Lyga

    #Grandmother #Imagination #Details

  • I generally leave the details of fiscal programs to the Administration and Congress. That's really their area of authority and responsibility, and I don't think it's appropriate for me to second guess.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Details

  • Transparency and detail are everything in science.
    -- Ben Goldacre

    #Details #Transparency

  • Sometimes when you start losing detail, whether it's in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite, you start to lose substance.
    -- Benny Goodman

    #Details #Substance #Losing

  • It's a proprietary strategy. I can't go into it in great detail.
    -- Bernard Madoff

    #Details #Scandal #Corruption

  • Salinger is a master of the memorable detail, the seemingly random gesture, the debris of mundane daily operations, the stuff that is left out of any analysis.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Memorable #Details #Analysis

  • Weight loss programs and health clubs have an ethical and legal obligation to adequately disclose details about program costs before customers sign a contract. They should also clearly explain how the program works and what is expected so that consumers can make an informed choice whether to join.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Loss #Choices #Details

  • I believe in God, but I'm not too clear on the other details.
    -- Bill Veeck

    #Believe #Details #Clear

  • Far from being accidental details, the properties of nature's basic building blocks are deeply entwined with the fabric of space and time.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Block #Space #Details

  • Don't get bogged down with all the details of how it's going to come together. Just do the dishes. And watch the momentum build.
    -- Brian J. White

    #Together #Details #Watches

  • I compare it to being in a car accident. There's so much adrenaline rushing through you that you remember being in the accident but you don't remember any of the details.
    -- Brooke Langton

    #Rushing #Car #Details

  • I think we will have continuing danger from these markets and that we will have repeats of the financial crisis - [they] may differ in details but there will be significant financial downturns and disasters attributed to this regulatory gap, over and over, until we learn from experience
    -- Brooksley Born

    #Thinking #Details #May

  • By looking at the details of the DNA, it is possible to chart the flow of your ancestry from your ultimate grandmother to more modern times.
    -- Bryan Sykes

    #Grandmother #Dna #Details

  • Familiar life, tending to sordidness, had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized; historical detail had been brought in to teach readers who were being entertained.
    -- Carl Clinton Van Doren

    #Historical #Details #Teach

  • The years... when I pursued the inner images were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this. It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore. My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me. That was the stuff and material for more than only one life. Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life. But the numinous beginning, which contained everything was then.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Years #Important #Details

  • But amid much elegance and precision, the details of life and the Universe also exhibit haphazard, jury-rigged arrangements and much poor planning. What shall we make of this: an edifice abandoned early in construction by the architect?
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Atheism #Details #Poor Planning

  • Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good.
    -- Carolina Herrera

    #Details #Looks #Attention

  • If you write a story based on a real person, you're trapped by the details of the real person and his life. It gets in the way of writing your own story.
    -- Caroline B. Cooney

    #Real #Writing #Details

  • Writers are magpies, and we collect details about people and we use them for fictional characters.
    -- Caroline Leavitt

    #Character #People #Details

  • It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.
    -- Cary Grant

    #Details #Add #Impression

  • I'm a little vague on the details but aren't doughnuts just the most marvellous thing to ever come out of organised religion?
    -- Catherine Webb

    #Details #Littles #Doughnut

  • Don't be so familiar and so much into the details. Keep people dreaming. Close the window, and make them wonder.
    -- Celine Dion

    #Dream #People #Details

  • When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story.
    -- Charles Baxter

    #Writing #Destiny #Details

  • A novel is not a summary of its plot but a collection of instances, of luminous specific details that take us in the direction of the unsaid and unseen.
    -- Charles Baxter

    #Writing #Unseen #Details

  • The best artists know what to leave out. They know how much of the support should show through as the pigment is applied, what details aren't necessary.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Artist #Support #Details

  • If you look at Gothic detailing right down to the bottom of a column or the capital of a column, it's a small version of the whole building; that's why, like dating the backbones of a dinosaur, a good historian can look at a detail of a Gothic building and tell you exactly what the rest of the building was, and infer the whole from the parts.
    -- Charles Jencks

    #Dating #Details #Looks

  • The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.
    -- Charles R. Swindoll

    #Differences #Details #Attention

  • You cant be a practicing attorney without being very disciplined and detail-oriented and having good time management.
    -- Charles Soule

    #Details #Time Management #Good Times

  • Well, I kind of think that the opposite is true. The customer is rarely right. And that is why you must seize the control of the circumstance and dominate every last detail: to guarantee that they're going to have a far better time than they ever would have had if they tried to control it themselves.
    -- Charlie Trotter

    #Thinking #Opposites #Details

  • Without going into too much detail, the end of my major action scene, after the climax of the scene, there was one little change that I suggested regarding the way things should turn out. It was in the detail of the tears of blood.
    -- Chiaki Kuriyama

    #Blood #Tears #Details

  • Stories are how we learn best. We absorb numbers and facts and details, but we keep them all glued into our heads with stories.
    -- Chris Brogan

    #Numbers #Marketing #Details

  • Nerds get caught up in minutiae, because there is a tremendous and fulfilling sense of control in understanding every single detail of a thing more than any other living creature.
    -- Chris Hardwick

    #Understanding #Nerd #Details

  • I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch, where I will describe details of the mission and give additional information about the lessons from space.
    -- Christa McAuliffe

    #Space #Giving #Details

  • Art is all in the details.
    -- Christian Marclay

    #Art #Details #Art Is

  • Every war involves a greater or less relapse into barbarism. War, indeed, in its details, is the essence of inhumanity. It dehumanizes. It may save the state, but it destroys the citizen.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #War #Essence #Details

  • I'm blown away by the graphical detail of today's games. I can't imagine that it's going to get any better, but it's just going to continually progress and soon we'll be living in that world
    -- Christian Slater

    #Games #Progress #Details

  • Honest talk about the deficit is risky. Voters are more enthusiastic about the abstract notion of deficit reduction than about the painful details of accomplishing it.
    -- Christina Romer

    #Details #Voters #Honest

  • If you need to talk about your childhood, you’re safe with me. If you need to break into a million pieces, I’m right here, Lev. I’ll find them all, I’m good at details, and I’ll put you back together. You’re safe here.
    -- Christine Feehan

    #Childhood #Together #Details

  • By looking into more details of American history, we can make more sense of what's happening today.
    -- Christoph Waltz

    #Details #Today #American History

  • When nobody will look at you, you can stare a hole in them. Picking out all the little details you'd never stare long enough to get if they'd even just return your gaze, this, this is your revenge.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Revenge #Long #Details

  • The rules that I adhere to are the rules of minimalism. And those rules kind of force writing to be more filmic... to have the immediacy and accessibility of film so that the reader really has to fill in a lot of the details.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Writing #Details #Kind

  • But Sergio Leone invented totally the way of, you know, the details, the eyes, the hands - fantastic.
    -- Claudia Cardinale

    #Eye #Hands #Details

  • Detail is the heart of realism, and the fatty degeneration of art.
    -- Clive Bell

    #Art #Reality #Details

  • I've been working on my finishing for quite some time. It's just a question of paying attention to the minor details.
    -- Cobi Jones

    #Finishing #Details #Attention

  • Details of the many walks I made along the crest have blurred, now, into a pleasing tapestry of grass and space and sunlight.
    -- Colin Fletcher

    #Space #Details #Sunlight

  • Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
    -- Colin Powell

    #Leadership #Mind #Details

  • When you aren't sure what it is you hate or why you even hate it, it's hard to hold onto the details...you just hold on to the feelings.
    -- Colleen Hoover

    #Hate #Feelings #Details

  • Memory is the most malicious cutter of all, preserving, recasting, panning in slow motion across the awful bits so that we retain every detail.
    -- Colson Whitehead

    #Memories #Details #Awful

  • Every little detail to every little movement must be perfect. Perfection in movement.
    -- Conor McGregor

    #Mma #Perfect #Details

  • It is a well-known experience that the only truly enjoyable and profitable way of studying mathematics is the method of "filling in details" by one's own efforts.
    -- Cornelius Lanczos

    #Effort #Way #Details

  • The 'Star Wars' movie is coming out. Disney has kept the details of the movie under wraps because they're not Sony.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Stars #War #Details

  • Our thoughts are either focused on what's eternal, life-changing, and true, or lost in the details of our temporary, selfish, false beliefs.
    -- Craig Groeschel

    #Selfish #Life Changing #Details

  • Only the dying take pleasure in the details of what the healthy fail to notice.
    -- Craig Stone

    #Healthy #Dying #Details

  • A bold architectural statement turns a public building into a landmark, but it is in the details where the architect becomes the real storyteller.
    -- Curtis W. Fentress

    #Real #Details #Architecture

  • The music that of common speech but slanted so that each detail sounds unexpected as a sharp inserted in a simple scale.
    -- Dana Gioia

    #Simple #Sound #Details

  • ...in life it is often the tiny details that end up being the most important.
    -- Daniel Handler

    #Important #Details #Tiny

  • Once a week, do a thorough review of all your projects in as much detail as you need to. If you do, your systems will work. If you don't, no system will work.
    -- David Allen

    #Details #Needs #Week

  • Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when its not highly emotional: little details of relationships and body language.
    -- David Attenborough

    #Emotional #Interesting #Details

  • Most of our lives aren't that exciting, but the drama is still going on in the small details.
    -- David Byrne

    #Drama #Details #Exciting

  • I see in [George H. W.] Bush a striving to be Reagan-like in the sense of having a big vision, and eschewing small details.
    -- David E. Hoffman

    #Vision #Details #George H W Bush

  • Workaholics don't actually accomplish more than nonworkaholics. They may claim to be perfectionists, but that just mean they're wasting time fixating on inconsequential details instead of moving on to the next task.
    -- David Heinemeier Hansson

    #Moving #Mean #Details

  • Being a rock star is being a rock star, I don't need to go into the details. What would you do if you were a rock star?
    -- David Lee Roth

    #Stars #Rocks #Details

  • The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.
    -- David O. Selznick

    #Details #Attention

  • The sane understand that human beings are incapable of sustaining conspiracies on a grand scale, because some of our most defining qualities as a species are inattention to detail, a tendency to panic, and an inability to keep our mouths shut.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Quality #Inability #Details

  • In order to create success and money in your life, your intent and focus must be clear. You can then let the universe take care of the details.
    -- Deepak Chopra

    #Order #Focus #Details