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Detail Quotes

We’ve collected the best Detail Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jean-Paul Sartre, Sia, Sean Bean, Ren Ng, Michael Ovitz. Use them as an inspiration.

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
I don’t need security detail; I don’t need anything special. I just walk around, and I can do that, and that’s a real luxury when you’re in my industry.
I’m proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it’s a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail and everybody was so behind it.
Like many people out there, I’m inspired by the level of attention to detail, design and execution of Apple products.
When I get on a plane, I don’t want a laid-back pilot. I want a pilot who is a control freak, who is paying attention to every single detail of his job.
Michael Ovitz
Can fiction teach us? Absolutely. Fiction has the power to illustrate place, era, and atmosphere in vivid detail. But it is not Anthropology for Dummies.
My father instilled attention to detail and a sense of duty and responsibility.
If you take a book of a thousand pages on the Second World War, in which 50 million people died, the concentration camps occupy two pages and the gas chambers ten or 15 lines, and that’s what one calls a detail.
Well, I don’t know if I can comment on Kant or Hegel because I’m no real philosopher in the sense of knowing what these people have said in any detail so let me not comment on that too much.
Our keeper, Karen Bardsley, stakes out any penalty, any free-kick, any corner. KB knows the detail of how the person will take it.
As a black millennial, I remember with horrid detail how Democratic policies ravaged my community and destroyed my family.
Pixar has been compared to fine furniture makers who polish the backs of drawers – even if you don’t see everything in a particular scene, you still feel that every little detail has been met.
If one person in a group of ten is missing the tip of his little finger, I will notice it almost immediately. This extreme attention to visual detail is not a virtue, just a fact of my person. It happens seemingly involuntarily and strikes me as neither good nor bad.
If I try to articulate every little detail in a drawing, it would be like missing the forest for the trees, so it’s just about getting the outline of the forest.
I’ve never met a detail I didn’t like.
My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.
Adam Weishaupt
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.
I remember all the important fights. Vividly. In detail.
Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story.
I think I was born with that desire to win and attention to detail.
Every little detail of my life is, and has always been, surrounded by fashion – from the cup I drink my coffee from in the morning to my constant travels – fashion always pops up somewhere and somehow.
It is about attention to detail and then the minutest detail on top of that. I am an owner, and yet I’ll argue about the sign on the wall.
We break down every element of the game, shift by shift and within the shift. And maybe sometimes we are over-the-top on that, but love our detail on the staff and how we do things.
Todd Reirden
I keep trying to write the crowd-pleasing slavery joke and the crowd-pleasing reparations joke, but any time you mention slavery or reparations in any detail, it seems to bum lots of people out. That’s a challenge I keep putting in front of myself.
I have always loved beautiful leather objects, especially the detail that goes into designing them both inside and out.
When I was 10, we drove to Disney World. When we arrived, what impressed me most was the meticulous attention to detail; there wasn’t a gum wrapper anyplace.
‘Hemlock’ is so intelligently written and brilliantly put together. Every detail in the show is there for a reason, and it fascinates me.
I used to pass by a large computer system with the feeling that it represented the summed-up knowledge of human beings. It reassured me to think of all those programs as a kind of library in which our understanding of the world was recorded in intricate and exquisite detail.
I’ve always been impelled to say the truth. When I was 14, in 1954, I already wrote a gay novel, though I’d never read one. I felt that life handed me a great subject, gay life, that had scarcely been examined, and I was impelled to record it in all its strange detail.
I guess if I was made responsible for every single line of dialogue in a game and every single piece of textual visual detail, every sign or piece of graffiti, then yes, I think that would be comparable to the time and effort required to write a very long novel, indeed.
On television one gets to do things in detail and at an easier pace. You can experiment a lot with the character, give it lot more time, and let it grow.
I love the idea of seeing a character – I mean, there’s nothing like seeing a character and having the huge detail and roundness that a character in a book can give you. It’s so much more full than a character in a script can give you, isn’t it?
My husband is that rare man who is blessed with the ability to see the big picture but will not ignore the smallest detail. He will work an 18-hour day and still find time to help the kids with their homework.
I know one of my best qualities is to read the game for my players, is to read the opponent, is to identify every detail about the opponent.
I don’t want to make public statements about issues that I have not studied in detail.
Autistic peoples’ excellent attention to detail means they may make fewer mistakes, and their narrow focus may mean that they are not satisfied until a task is completed.
I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I’ve learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special.
People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.
Michael Jackson was the biggest star the world has ever seen – he put so much into everything; a lot of attention to detail. I want to do that. I want to pay that kind of attention to detail in everything – in music, visually – all of that.
When you get onstage, you can see everyone in the audience‘s face, down to the detail. You can see who may or may not be yawning.
You have to pay the same amount of detail regardless of opponent when so much is on the line.
Autistic people’s disabilities are widely known, but one of their best-established strengths is their attention to detail.
You need to know your mistakes, as well as your opponent’s mistakes. So you need to make sure the trainer is paying significant importance to you and your fighter, and every detail of it.
Jessie Vargas
The long view of the Census bureau allows some changes that are taken for granted to be studied in more detail. Everyone knows, for example, that people get married later than they used to.
I think that when memoir goes wrong, it goes wrong from too much memory, too much detail. It’s about clearing all that away and just getting to the story.
I love anything really feminine. I love any sort of girly detail – anything with a bow or a heart on it, I’m immediately in love with.
For me, when I read a book, I’m very much about detail.
I operate best on big vision and creative detail.
I’ve been working on my autobiography, just pecking away in longhand. The more you write, the more you remember. The more you remember, the more detail you recall. It’s not all pleasant!
Pat Morita
I think that one of the things that I can do is I seem to have the ability to zoom in super tight for very small details, but then jump back for sort of that big picture perspective. And I think that ultimately, that’s one of my strengths, because you have – every detail matters.
It’s a very different thing when you’re creating the world as opposed to when you’re just part of the world. I love the detail of it, the problem-solving of it, and I love working with actors.
My father had lost his eyesight, so if we placed something somewhere, it had to be in the right spot, exactly, or something could go wrong. That’s the attention to detail I demand at the workplace.
Zhou Qunfei
To provide background and physical description and all the rest is of course vital to fiction, but vital only insofar as such detail is in the service of a richly imagined story, rather than in the service of good botany or good philosophy or good geography.
I think the first thing is don’t give up. If you love the craft. If you love being a detective and discovering who a character is and the detail of how they walk and what kind of shoes they wear and what did they do yesterday and what’s important to them. I definitely advise actors to learn about the craft.
Lin Shaye
Accessories are the perfect way to add something special. A hair comb or a beaded clutch can be a lovely detail to finish your bridal look.
Honestly, dialogue is a weird area for me. It just comes naturally; I know I’m quite good at it, but I can’t actually tell you why or how in any detail.
One of the things that all authors of fiction must learn to judge is whether – and in what detail – to describe the face of a character.
I have been to China. I noticed that wherever you went, you could ask an ordinary citizen, and he would explain, in detail, about free markets and all the other jargon of liberalisation.
That’s what I’ve learned the Patriots Way being: holding yourself accountable and attention to detail. It doesn’t matter who you are, how long you’ve played, whether you’re the nutritionist or starting quarterback, you’re going to be held accountable, and you have a role.
It’s like… to make a good record – I don’t care who you are – it takes a long time and a lot of passion and a lot of attention to detail, right?
Anytime Tom Watson is on your team, you’ve won. His passion, professionalism, attention to detail, and leadership are unparalleled.
The advent of DVD/Blu-ray reissues of classic Hollywood and foreign films has been a boon to film buffs, who can now study their favorites in all their glistening detail and restored palettes.
That suspension of disbelief that’s required as an actor to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances is different to what needs to happen as a director, in the sense that you are the master of all the moving parts. You create the world in every detail.
For every team in the playoffs, their defensive intensity, their defensive attention to detail just becomes greater.
The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.
Ronald Fisher
In the past, a writer had to go outside and get to know others before learning about their work, but the Internet has made humanity more accessible for misanthropes like me. I read blogs, tweets, Facebook posts and Reddit threads where people detail their jobs.
I prepare everything in the tiniest detail. My diet, how I train. This has been my secret.
Dinner ‘conversation’ at the Cohens’ meant my sister, mom, and I relaying in brutal detail the day’s events in a state of amplified hysteria, while my father listened to his own smooth jazz station in his head.
It’s different to have your head coach be in the offensive meeting room going through every play, every detail to every guy, telling them why they need to run this way or what this concept is.
Ever since I did that 57.9 last year, the Americans have been analysing me in detail. You can see on the swimming web pages. They are breaking it down in every detail. How many strokes I take. How quick I am in and out of the wall.
What I love is when I play gigs, it’s just me and a guitar – very simple, very direct and intimate, and you hear every lyric, and you hear every detail.
Larry David‘s armor is his dissatisfaction with the world down to the smallest detail, and up to the whole ghastly arrangement. He won’t win, but he’ll enjoy losing.
If the city is safe, the mayor shouldn’t have a security detail with him, he should be walking the street by himself.
People versed in politics need not be told that the devil is in the detail, and tough solutions implying the use of force cannot produce a lasting long-term settlement.
Personally, speaking as a historian and a storyteller, when it comes to inaccuracy in historical fictioneering, I follow the Shakespeare principle: I’m willing to overlook gobs of mistaken detail if the poetic valence is basically correct.
Just small things are going to hopefully lead to a bigger surplus in the end. Obviously, you might not see it every single game, every single detail, but those small things and those small details add up so much, and that’s what creates winning.
Market design is about understanding the details of markets in sufficient detail so that we can help fix them when they are broken.
Alvin E. Roth
If you want to write about people, you can make it up. But if you spend time talking to someone and examining what it is you want to write about, you discover a level of detail that you wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.
My theory as to why I first became a comedian is that my mother was always keenest on my younger brother, Dan. It doesn’t bother me now, but it did then and the way I compensated for that was to publicise myself as myself – to tell people who I was in 100 per cent detail, going into every crevice of my life.
I eat broccoli. I think about the plot. I pace in circles for hours, counter-clockwise, listening to music. I try to think of one detail in the scene I’m about to write that I’m really excited about writing. Until I can come up with that one detail, I pace.
The reports of the eclipse parties not only described the scientific observations in great detail, but also the travels and experiences, and were sometimes marked by a piquancy not common in official documents.
Ellis Peters’s historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination.
On the other track I got to talk with Jon Poll, my editor, and we go into more detail about the decisions we made in both the production and the post-production. So I hope the combination becomes something worth collecting.
I’ve admired Lawrence master from his choreographer days. I love how he experiments and makes it work. I like his attention to detail and the intrigue in his movies.
I know every part of their lives. I know about their animals; if they’ve got a dog, I know its name. My players love their dogs. I know about their partners; I know if they go to the cinema – it’s the detail you need to be successful. If they have an ice cream, I know about it.
Often the starting point for characters, for me, is finding a little, most minor detail, and I’ll go from there.
If something really gave me immense happiness, I will remember it for the rest of my life in vivid detail. But if something bothered me, or I regretted it deeply, I will move ahead from it and forget.
In Adrenaline Mob, I’m not the leader, but I’m on the board of directors, and that’s OK. I’m not stressing out over every detail. I’m sharing the load.
The world of fiction is a sovereign world that comes to life in the author’s head and follows the rules of art, of literature. And that is the major difference that is reflected in the form of the work, in its language and its plot. An author invents every aspect of a fiction, every detail.
Guys pay extra attention to detail. They are looking at every little thing on the scouting report.
I definitely have to know every detail of a script and analyse its potential before I think further because if the director is the captain, then the script is the ship.
My grandfather wanted to remind us that freedom of expression is the fundamental ingredient for democracy, and all the rest is detail. It is the scaffolding around which every other freedom is based.
If Trump, for whatever reason, continues to coddle Russia, then Congress, the media, foundations, and academics should publicly detail the corruption that characterizes Putin‘s rule.
The detail adds an element of unexpected something. All fiction is false; what makes it convincing is that it runs alongside the truth. The real world has lots of incidental details, so a painting also has to have that element of imperfection and irregularity, those incidental details.
I have a lot of older brothers who messed up in different ways in my mother’s eyes. So I learned from all of their mistakes. I can’t go into detail, but while I was growing up, I always tried to make it a goal to relieve some of the stress my mother went through.
The best science frequently combines an awareness of broad and significant problems with focus on an apparently small issue or detail that someone very much wants to solve or understand. Sometimes these little problems or inconsistencies turn out to be the clues to big advances.
It’s true that romance novels do detail the courtship phase of a relationship. We usually write ‘And they lived happily ever after‘ before our heroine starts snoring or our hero starts tossing his socks over the hamper.
In the person with autism, the brain may already be seeing the part and be less distracted by the whole, and in the person without autism the brain may have to set aside its picture of the whole to analyze the detail.
The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit.
Christian Dior
We are a profoundly interconnected species, as the global economic and ecological crises reveal in vivid and frightening detail. We must embrace the simple fact that we are dependent on and accountable to one another.
I’m really interested in real people in extraordinary situations. The detail and reality to that.
When you sketch a shoe but don’t have the intention to do a proper shoe, it remains a curvy sketch with no detail. The shoe completely morphs to the body.
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.
I don’t plot with huge detail, just big moments and important elements, and then I have a structure but can fly by the seat of my pants when I write.
I think that political coverage generally comes in on a level that means if you live and breathe Westminster detail and diary, then you get it.
In computer animation, every detail has to be thought out, designed, modeled, shaded, placed and lit. The more you add, the more computer memory you need.
Young people who were relaxed about posting every detail of their life on Facebook become a lot less relaxed when they realise just how transparent their life has become to future employers.
I was inspired to become an actor from theater I’d seen, so I assumed I’d do a lot of theater. But when I left Guidhall, the first thing I did was a short film – I played the main character. And I loved it. I love working on camera. I love the smallness of it and the detail and the routine of it.
Because people with autism are also strongly obsessional, meaning that they pursue their current interest to extraordinary detail and lengths and in great depth, they can develop ‘tunnel vision‘ that prevents them from seeing the bigger picture, including the repercussions of their current actions.
The devil’s in the detail and sometimes if you’re thinking too big, you can miss the detail.
Balzac’s ambition was to be omnipotent. He would be Michelangelesque, and that by sheer force of minuteness. He exaggerated scientifically, and made things gigantic by a microscopic fulness of detail.
William Ernest Henley
Like my constituents, I have had to immerse myself in the detail about HS2 precisely because of the massive and permanent impact it would have on the area I represent.
One of the first things I do when I step onto a set is I scan the set and try to take in every detail, because what I’m trying to find are tools that I can use to incorporate myself into the space and tools that I can use to make the performance authentic and to build on the authenticity of that.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
This is all me. That’s why all my products come in this dragon egg literally ’cause I’m like, I laid an egg for you, girl. Every little last detail is so Nikita and extra and wild. I’m creating things I’ve always wanted to see in the beauty industry.
Look at the Coen brothers. All their minor characters are as interesting as their protagonists. If the smaller characters are well-written, the whole world of the film becomes enriched. It’s not the size of the thing, but the detail.
Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems.
The most successful detectives owe their success to noticing small signs. Scouts are natural detectives and never let the smallest detail escape them. These small things are called by Scouts ‘Sign.’
Sarah Paulson is the most prepared and professional actor I’ve had the privilege of working with. I learned so much about preparation and attention to detail and speaking up when something is not right.
Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.
All I am trying to do is communicate a story that I can visualize in my head, into something better for the audience. If that means paying attention to detail then that’s what I will do.
People may not have the right to know about your personal, private life or any detail about any potentially embarrassing photo, but they do have the right to know whether you are honest, candid and forthcoming.
I want to help people to get to know my story and really tell them in detail what I’ve been through.
Although the detail of our sexual energies and their objects and objectives vastly vary, the existence of our sexuality itself is an undeniable truth.
My students know I have a life, they know I’ve written about my life. They know some detail, probably more than they know about their physics teacher, but I would’ve told them anyway!
Marya Hornbacher
When you’re so close to material, it would be as if you had come out of a bad marriage. You would be so close to it that you would be paying attention to detail that may not mean a whole lot for the reader.
I can’t imagine a situation where, as FBI director, I would be giving a press conference on an uncharged individual, much less talking in detail about it.
Donna Tartt blows me away – that impeccable writing, so rich you could eat it and so luminous that it lights up the whole room, and the way she brings her characters to life so completely and in such fine detail that you know them as intimately as your dearest friends.
I find that women want to tell me about their birthing experiences. In the most excruciating detail. It’s not put me off having children, but I do feel like I know too much.
There’s only so many variations on the basics of human relationships. To me, it’s all about the detail and how you tell the story. How you say, ‘I love you.’
Only a reader can become a writer. Develop a lively intellect and the ability to become interested in anything, no matter how mundane it might seem at first. Look for the story. Develop an eye for detail. Feed your mind and your brain: learn as much as you can about everything you can.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
In the workplace, we’re taught to worry about what happens if we don’t have full, complete knowledge of every detail. But if you create a culture and an environment that rewards people for taking risks, even if they don’t succeed, you can start changing behavior.
With the long-format interview, I can get into really interesting conversations with my guests. You know what it’s like to get the opportunity to speak to really interesting people and pick their brain about things. To have time to let a guest actually speak and tell a story and get into detail is really exciting.
WWE is so huge, and they have to crank out so many hours of television, so they don’t have time to take the care and attention to detail for the entire roster.
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
Politicians should not get involved in the detail of clinical criteria and shouldn’t be arguing with professors and consultants over whether there is one standard deviation or two standard deviations.
I’ve always been very attentive to detail. It’s a characteristic that drives some people crazy. But on the other hand, when people around me are sloppy, that drives me crazy.
Alan W. Livingston
Sci-fi fans are the best fans you can have. You could be doing the worst piece of tat which might have a robot or vampire in, and some people will become obsessed by it and know every little detail. ‘Being Human‘ has crossed over from sci-fi fans to being a drama that everyone can enjoy.
I’m a sucker for expertly-executed detail and surprise elements in clothing.
David Lynch is like that – every sound, every detail to the end of making the film, he never gives up. It has to be perfect.
If you look up every last detail on your subject, you’ll never finish.
Drawing a good picture is like telling a really good lie – the key is in the incidental detail.
Cold Case Files‘ and similar shows do bang up business, which points to a certain thirst for details in the viewership, but it seems like all the news chat shows continue to force the myth that Americans can’t stand detail and have no interest in an idea that can’t fit on a bumper sticker.
I came from a very corporate environment, but my own style is quite approachable, warm, and very detail oriented.
The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.
How people are around a director, it really does affect everything, every detail of the life of the movie.
Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
Theophile Gautier
The rest is a mere matter of detail, to be settled with judgment, discretion, and caution.
John Griffin Carlisle
At the present moment, with little or no detail to hand, it is difficult for me to make any comment, beyond the expression of horror at the shameless haste with which the government appears to be pressing for our liquidation.
Ethel Rosenberg
Really good writing, from my perspective, runs a lot like a visual on the screen. You need to create that kind of detail and have credibility with the reader, so the reader knows that you were really there, that you really experienced it, that you know the details. That comes out of seeing.
I think it’s important that you know every detail when you open a store, that you pay attention to everything.
I can remember lacing up my boots ahead of my first cap against Japan in the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. I remember the changing room, the smell of the place, every last detail of how I warmed up, walking out onto the pitch, thinking how proud my parents would be. I was doing all I ever wanted to do.
We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity, to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in.
Pamela Hansford Johnson
The very best way I can make any reader believe in the nuts and bolts of an art form… is to know the mechanics, to make the characters grounded in convincing detail.
I have an eye for detail.
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
I learned no detail was too small. It was all about the details.
Brad Grey
I don’t think there’s anybody that has such a keen sense of vocal production and attention to detail as Dre.
In writing a series of stories about the same characters, plan the whole series in advance in some detail, to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
L. Sprague de Camp
The dot stands for ‘detail’ – always be paying attention to detail. I feel that people take you as serious as you take yourself. I spent a lot of time working on my craft, developing my style, and after I came out of my little incubation, I promised that I would pay attention to detail.
When I see myself in the videogame it’s amazing how realistic I look. This is the most authentic and realistic soccer game I have ever seen. It is like I’m looking in a mirror. The attention to detail is incredible.
Every story is different, so what is a detail in one might not be in something else. Diversity is something I embrace and love about my work.
I’m a street footballer. I’m hardcore. Growing up in east London, you’ve got to be a little bit self-confident. As a player, I would go into detail, watch who I was playing against. Who might come into my vicinity. That gives you self-confidence.
I’ve always loved playing dress up, so I wear party dresses for anything I’m hosting. I think you honor your guests by paying attention to every detail, and this includes your own appearance.
We citizens don’t need to know every detail of every military operation in this new kind of war. Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
David Hackworth
Female can understand more detail and really care for the consequence and understand all the process.
Yingluck Shinawatra
To be memorable and to have dramatic impact, informational detail must function actively within the dynamic of a story.
The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.
Even today I work with Niall O’Brien, who is far more technically astute than I am, but I still have the clearest idea of every detail I want in my photograph.
I’m very detail oriented. I think that’s why people enjoy my memoirs – because I tend to remember everything.
Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
Helen Hayes
Learning about crime in great detail forces us to ask ourselves how it happened, how the victims and perpetrators got to that point, how the law works, how the police force functions.
Whilst I love still hidinggames and puzzles to play, I’m not as imprisoned by that need to fill every corner with detail.
I’m a sucker for movies about uncommon friendships: ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ ‘Harold and Maude,’ ‘Scarecrow,’ ‘The Last Detail,’ ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien,’ ‘Jules and Jim,’ ‘Rushmore,’ ‘Stand by Me.’
Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
Louis Kronenberger
Whatever I’m throwing out there in my work, you either catch that detail because you’re ready to catch it, but if you’re not, that’s OK – you’re still being entertained.
I always tell up-and-coming DJs you have to really love what you do and find that interest to drive you. It requires so much attention to detail, and it takes up a lot of your time. You hear a song, and there are so many little pieces that make that song work. It requires a lot of patience, diligence and resilience.
It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.
Alan Perlis
With NOAH, you can create some stunning, yet original soundscapes. Therefore, as a performance tool, it really comes into its own because you can make one single performance which has a lot of detail.
Geoff Downes
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.
You don’t have to get into, ‘I’m a leftist or a rightist, I’m Democrat or Republican.’ You don’t have to get into that kind of nitty gritty type of detail, but at the same time to show that you do have a stance is very, very important. To preach the good word of just being a good human being, being a humanitarian.
The Super Bowl is the biggest event in America, the biggest event in television. The preparation and all of the behind-the-scenes detail is immense. The Final Four is just a fraction behind that in terms of the preparation.
Most coaches‘ attention to detail is very good; it’s their job. They have to analyse teams, and they have to analyse their own team.
When it comes down to playoff basketball, it’s attention to detail.
I haven‘t read all of The Witcher novels. And that’s only because I am very thorough. I read every detail and often have to go back to the page before and read it again, and I ask questions as I go along, since I am that character.
Anya Chalotra
When it comes down to the devil in the detail of dealing with the issues… and making real change, Trump, you don’t have it. You’ve never had it.
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.
Comedy historians take note: this Gottfried character doesn’t have the best eye for detail – and, for a Jew, he doesn’t have the best eye for retail, either.
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!
When I started, you didn’t focus so much on production, certainly not – gosh – down to the finest little detail of how you shifted your eyes or how you turned to somebody. A lot of the shots were far away from a still camera. There weren’t as many close-ups and intimacy.
I think it’s always easy to be sympathetic to parts of the government in detail; in their concrete manifestations. Because obviously, we don’t have government for no reason.
A wise man, when he writes a book, sets forth his arguments fully and clearly; an enlightened ruler, when he makes his laws, sees to it that every contingency is provided for in detail.
I can’t sum up my books. They’re all rather complicated. Sometimes I think they’re too complicated. But that’s the way I am. When I start to write a book, my head gets full of all kinds of detail.
The day Tarzan opened in London, I sat in a hotel room and discussed the project in detail.
The detail of my art depends entirely on the project itself. I tend to be a little more detail-oriented with covers than I am with interior pages, and I try to reduce the detail on action sequences as opposed to suspense passages.
Watch every detail that affects the accuracy of your work.
Arthur C. Nielsen
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Exhortations to obstruct the operations of Government in detail, should; Exhortations to resist all.
James Mill
The comptroller of New York City ought to have all the characteristics of a major corporation‘s CFO – quiet rigor, obsessive care for detail, incorruptible judgment, an ability to work assiduously behind the scenes with the key stakeholders.
And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple, vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified.
Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration.
Willie Sutton
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.
Everyone wants to score goals – that’s the point of football – but you have to look at the whole situation in detail.
If I host something, even if it’s just dinner at my house, I like the event to move. So that means cocktails in the family room, and then moving outside and having appetizers on the patio, and then moving to dinner at the dining table. It’s just the idea of the event being curated to every little detail.
At least half my writing time is spent researching. So for every hour I’m actually clicking on the keyboard, I’m spending another hour trying to figure out some tiny detail I need answered.
As a director, we work ridiculously hard on every detail, and we do everything to the billionth degree, and mostly people notice nothing.
Love is poetry. To fall in love with a person is like understanding a deep, moving poem. Noticing every little detail. To see what the poet shows, to smell what he describes and the urge to taste the intangible.
The distinguishing characteristic of the techno-thriller is technical detail.
A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.
John Foster Dulles
Cooking is like music: you can tell when someone puts love into it. I come from a place where there was so much attention to detail. The population is smaller in the South, so more attention is given to serving smaller numbers of people.
I think Indians dress better than anyone, but I don’t want to imitate more than a detail or two; I prefer my clothes humdrum and inconspicuous, and a cowboy hat just doesn’t work for me.
I think to be a great quarterback, you have to have a great leadership, great attention to detail, and a relentless competitive nature. And that’s what I try to bring to the table, and I have a long way to go. I’m still learning, and I’m still on a constant quest for knowledge.
It is the accuracy and detail inherent in crafted goods that endows them with lasting value. It is the time and attention paid by the carpenter, the seamstress and the tailor that makes this detail possible.
While I try and give as much energy, enthusiasm and detail to any work I do, if I keep coming back to it, to the same people year after year, there’s an attachment. But you don’t want anything to become comfortable.
Fashion is not art. Fashion is a business that requires discipline and attention to detail and very organized systems of logistics and operations and processes. But even with the most smoothly oiled machine to manage the business, without creativity, fashion could not exist.
Well, when you’re nitpicking every little detail… with digital, you’re seeing what the finished product is, right there on set, and that’s when you start to lose a lot of time. You lose time staring at that image trying to make it perfect.
Every Porsche is hand-built – one person, one engineer works on the car the entire way through so there’s attention to detail and uncompromising quality for what you pay.
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?
The terrorists didn’t think that Yazidi girls would have the courage to tell the world every detail of what they did to us. We defy them by not letting their crimes go unanswered.
Balenciaga taught me everything I know. He taught me to care for the details, that it was not necessary to sew on a button where it had no use or to add a flower to make a dress beautiful… no unnecessary detail.
The Duffer Brothers are so attentive to story and detail while being wildly respectful of me and what I bring to the process.
I have my own office, and I’m there during the evenings and weekends. But during the week, I’m sitting in the middle of my studio, talking with everybody, deciding together every detail, every pallette, every yarn, every colour.
The detail that goes into couture stuff is insane. Everything is handmade – every sequin, every double stitch.
I take my personal upkeep real seriously; my sense of organization and attention to detail; my memory; my business – I love the business.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite – that particular peach is but a detail.
The level of detail and craft is something that’s inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.
If you don’t love your job, you can’t maintain the discipline in playing that many years. It starts with the love, discipline and taking care of your body. Understanding the older you get, you have to pay attention to every single detail.
Dad‘s influence naturally came into me, rather than trying to emulate every detail. His way of teaching me was to be sparse, and to be explosive when it needed to be.
In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail.
Anytime you look at someone in detail, you’re putting the camera on that person. What I typically look for is one or two or three really strong characters who will hold the narrative throughout the work.
I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that’s the way it should be.
As I detail in my new book: ‘Hard Measures, How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives,’ there are many myths surrounding the detention of a relatively small number of top terrorists at CIA-run ‘black sites‘ from 2002 until they were sent to Guantanamo Bay in 2006.
Jose Rodriguez
We don’t collect a lot of your data and understand every detail about your life. That’s just not the business that we are in.
We are all living in a techno-dystopian fantasy, the Internet-connected portals we rely on rendering the world in all its granular detail and absurdity like Borges’s ‘Aleph.’
BioRhythm was a perfect fit for me, as I can relate to the company‘s attention to detail when producing its products to a very dedicated fan base. Detail is a key to my success on the football field.
I can explain to you in detail just how a tree can be made into paper. But I’ve always wondered – and hoped – that someday, someone would help me discover how paper can be made back into a tree.
My business is creating fame and celebrity, and I’m one of the best in the world. I know it to the finest detail. I reflect what’s out there, and if there’s a demand for something, I recognise it. I don’t think I’m crass. I stand by everything I do.
Simon Fuller
When you design a building, you start from a general philosophy, and you come down, and you start from detail and come up. Only the theoretical architect believes that you can make the concept and then sometime, somebody will come to build it.
You’re moving a franchise. You’re leaving one city and going to another, which is difficult from a fan standpoint, from a fan-base standpoint, but you have to take care of the detail things. As you go through that step-by-step process, from my standpoint, my job is to keep in mind the player needs.
I give as much detail as I do about the bad times because people out there don’t know that others have been through hell but then through the process of amazing grace. You hope that someone out there will hear what you have to say, and that it may matter.
When I visited Syrian special forces along the front lines, I was given extraordinary amounts of detail. They gave me the code numbers for the various positions they’ve got, told me where the rebels were – about 800 meters away in a forest. I met soldiers who had been wounded but were still serving.
The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.
David O. Selznick
I’m not trying to be coy here; we’re just not prepared to give a lot of detail about our thinking, but we will be making some announcements in the coming months.
Jim Walton
I now realize Melania is not a normal woman. Two women had described having sex with her husband on national TV in graphic detail in the same week. Her private response: It’s politics.’ Her public response: dead silence. It just wasn’t a human reaction.
Frank Lloyd Wright made houses right up until the end. I think that’s important because it gives you a direct connection to all the basic aspects of architecture – the spatial energy of the place, the construction, the materials, the site, the detail.
Steven Holl
I see things differently, feel things differently. That’s how I’ve always been, and that’s why I’m different to everyone else. Information: simple. Detail: simple. I just aim to play as if it was five-a-side as an 11-year-old kid. That’s how I see it because that’s how it is.
In a film muddied by fictional detail, the new Spielberg production Fifth Estate‘s portrayal of the Guardian‘s work with Wikileaks is accurate in describing the running dispute between journalists who wanted to redact documents to make them safe and Julian Assange, who wanted no such restraint.
In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner’s foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.
Parents who obsess about every detail of child-rearing and orchestrate their children’s ‘resumes’ may run themselves ragged while their own personal identities and adult relationships wither for lack of care.
I’m pretty OCD. I like to fine-tune every single detail. I think that’s a habit built maybe from me being OCD.
You get so lost in the making of a film, and you get so fixed on just, like, every tiny detail. If something doesn’t hit the bullseye in the way you wanted, you become obsessed with that, and you get so just lost in that maze of neurotic thinking.
Simple ingredients can be used to make elegant dishes with just a little extra attention to detail.
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
Every little possession and every little detail can help you win a game or that possession.
I could go insane if I obsessed over every little detail of all of my companies. My management philosophy is to pay attention to the vital few and ignore the trivial many.
‘Hester Street’ was my most complete character study, but ‘Annie Hall’ and ‘The Last Detail’ were also great.
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.
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.
Victor Cherbuliez
One thing that’s nice about writing a book about food is – unless it’s from a specific place – you can revisit things easily by preparing the dish. The sensory detail that comes from interacting with that is something that can be recreated pretty easily.
No matter how much you make the world a part of your life through social media, it’s never enough. They all want more, and I truly understand why. It’s their never-ending love for me that wants to know every detail of my life possible.
The budget for ‘Sanam Re’ was Rs 15 crores. I had extravagant ideas for the film, but they had to be curtailed to squeeze into my budget – which meant pre-planning and putting down every single detail on paper.
When I read period material – and it ain’t on Google – I am always alert for that one incredible detail. I’ll read a whole book and get three words out of it, but they’ll be three really good words.
Disney is thrilling and informative and important and beautiful and suspect. Butts was a detail I observed later and definitely ties in. I suppose I was programmed, yeah.
A big part of reporting is just being present. You have to show up ten days in a row to get the one telling detail.
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
I don’t like to discuss my work in a lot of detail; I’m afraid of dissecting it in a way that is not good for me.
I’m a woman designing for women, and there are so many layers to that. On the one hand, it brings an effortlessness, but it also means that I think and overthink every detail, whether it’s physical or mental or even – in some sense – spiritual.
The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.
I spot detail quickly.
Too much detail can bog down any story. Enough with the history of gunpowder, the geology of Hawaii, the processes of whaling, and cactus and tumbleweed.
Scientists and academics in particular focus on detail and the minutiae. When they talk to each other, they usually don’t focus on the broad ideas; they don’t focus on social interconnectedness. They focus on the task that they’re doing.
Aaron D. O’Connell
As a historian, I love every little detail, but whole long passages about wood paneling and journeys on horseback and every stop at every inn had to go out the window. I decided the history in the books should be like spice in a soup – a little went a long way. Like cilantro.
Some of the best moments I’ve ever written have come about because someone, somewhere, blew my preconceptions out of the water and dropped a detail in passing that took the work in an entirely new, entirely unexpected, direction.
Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good.
I usually have a general idea of where the story is going, but I try to avoid planning in too much detail. The best endings are those that emerge only after I’ve thought long and hard about the various ways the story might end. Then I choose the ending that seems surprising yet somehow inevitable.
Being on the ground in Mongolia and traveling with the horse culture and sleeping in yurts, I was able to pick up a lot of detail. But I brought in advisors to work with our horse master to make sure the fighting strategies both on the Chinese and Mongolian sides were very accurate.
The really big difference is that what you make with a molecular machine can be completely precise, down to the tiniest degree of detail that can exist in the world.
The brain has this amazing level of almost fractal complexity to it. When you start looking at any part of it in detail, you realize that it’s much more complex than you thought.
The notion of the infinite variety of detail and the multiplicity of forms is a pleasing one; in complexity are the fringes of beauty, and in variety are generosity and exuberance.
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
Beauty is not generic, bland, and clinical. It isn’t all things to all people. The Cathedral of Notre Dame in its endlessly intricate detail was beautiful. Modern office buildings are not.
During one of the Apollo missions, I saw Walter Cronkite showing off the flight plan. It just mesmerized me. All this detail! That’s what I wanted.
As soon as you go into any biological process in any real detail, you discover it’s open-ended in terms of what needs to be found out about it.
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.
There are divisions between a culinary chef and a dessert chef, also called a pastry chef. There are specializations within the pastry chef field. Some pastry chefs specialize in baking breads, while others are master cake designers. Each field requires an exceptional level of creativity and attention to detail.
We must wait for the official history of the Chinese Revolution to record in greater detail the invaluable work of our Japanese friends.
I like to push myself to achieve a certain quality, eliminate the excess detail. I always want a high degree of purity.
Elsa Peretti
In the 19th century the anatomy of the eye was known in great detail and the sophisticated mechanisms it employs to deliver an accurate picture of the outside world astounded everyone who was familiar with them.
I won’t go into detail but this animated one, the story line is very cool and the kids seem to love it.
I pick up subtle cues very well and pay attention to detail.
We have seen a central government taking more and more control over public education, over communications, over transportation, over every detail of our daily lives.
Oh, the secret of a great club is all in the detail. When I walk into one of my bars, I have to have all my napkins a certain way and all the pourers in the bottles facing a certain way. It drives some people crazy, but I figure if I notice something’s off, then other people will notice it, too.
Results are a consequence of doing things well and having high standards, improving the detail of how we play.
The truths are universal: Every kid knows fear. Every kid knows family and friendship. Loss, love, laughter. Everything else is just detail.
The whole world of ‘Game of Thrones’ was realized with such detail, with directors and writers who really geeked out and really loved all the little bits of it.
Harry Lloyd
I decided to take my foot off the pedal with all the detail. I’m sure after ‘Animalia’ and ‘The Eleventh Hour,’ readers thought that’s what to expect from Graeme Base. With ‘The Sign of the Seahorse,’ I took a step away from the puzzle-book genre – that was more of an adventure story.
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.
The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
Al Gore has dedicated his life to detail. George W. Bush has not. He’s the first to admit it.
I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the long leap of faith needed to see a theatre performance through each night. Both require focus and self-discipline.
Write your goals down in detail and read your list of goals every day. Some goals may entail a list of shorter goals. Losing a lot of weight, for example, should include mini-goals, such as 10-pound milestones. This will keep your subconscious mind focused on what you want step by step.
I don’t think there’s any show comparable to ‘Game of Thrones’ in terms of the way it does the fantasy element to such a high standard: everything is created with so much care and detail. You really feel like you are transported into this entirely other fictional place.
Astronomers are obsessed with building larger and larger telescopes. There are two promises that we make with bigger telescopes: that they can see fainter things and that they see more detail. But it’s been really hard to follow through on that second promise because of atmospheric distortion.
The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger.
Because of the pace of daytime, you don’t necessarily have time to work every detail of your character, so you have to bring a lot of it yourself.
Sarah Brown
I have a lot of trouble understanding all the detail of finance and administration – but if you combine intellectual and professional capacity with a social conscience, you can change things: countries, structures, economic models, colonial states.
I’ve been working a lot with Benny Blanco; he’s a producer. And I’ve been working with Diplo and a bunch of other people. Detail, Charlie Handsome. A variety of people.
Good lawyering is usually cerebral and impersonally. You can convince a judge with a mastery of facts, detail, and precedent – not a story from the gut about how you feel a certain way.
America is the land of the hustler: it’s bigger, bolder, flasher, more in your face, whereas England‘s more about attention to detail – trying to be refined and classy, and I think a lot of people in the urban scene in this country have had trouble accepting that.
I am in the representational business, a portraitist. I have tried to walk an amused line amid hyperbole, documentary detail, cruel characterisation, occasional affection, some good punchlines and anthropological social insight. It’s been a good living.
There’s no detail too small for me.
Huma Abedin
I’m more for the style than the brand. I don’t go brand shopping; I go detail shopping.
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
I am a scholar of life. Every night before I go to sleep, I analyze every detail of what I did that day. I evaluate things and people, which helps me avoid mistakes.
Compay Segundo
It just seemed like Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism – because that’s mainly what I’ve been exposed to – was a real solid organization of teachings to point someone in the right direction. Some real well thought out stuff. But I don’t know, like, every last detail about Buddhism.
No matter the candidate, every detail in a campaign is carefully and strategically framed for our consumption. The devil is in them.
When I read something, I picture that scene in that detail. That becomes very similar to composing a photo in real life.
There’s a really geeky YouTube channel which I love. It’s a guy called Oliver Harper. He makes documentaries about films. He’s a real movie buff – there’s loads of trivia and detail.
I wouldn’t say that I’m particularly bothered or obsessed with detail.
When I write for kids, I have to make sure they know what can’t happen. They have to know it’s a fantasy. But when I write for adults, they have to think it’s real. Every detail has to be real or they won’t buy it.
The spectacular catches are the ones that you remember detail for detail. The ones with two hands, it’s kind of routine.
My books don’t sell anymore. There are many reasons why they don’t sell, but one of the reasons is because people don’t read anymore. Forget about reading books of detail – they don’t read at all.
Money is the most corrosive aspect of life today because it means that all attention to detail is forgotten.
I actually had publishers that would encourage me at times to keep it simpler, not pack in so much information, but I’m a fan of songs and movies and books that the second time you read them, you find more stuff that you missed, so I like to pay attention to that detail.