Quotation Explorer - 'Detail'

It's the whole, not the detail, that matters. - German Proverb
Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons. It must have been the scarcity of detail in that tawny landscape that made detail so precious. - Willa Cather
Fantasy or fiction is just a persons secret life. A world they want to be in. The only diffrence between them and you, is that they wrote it down in detail, printed it and shared it with the world. - Mariana Hak
Pleasured equallyIn seeking as in finding,Each detail minding,Old Walt went seekingAnd finding. - Langston Hughes
Without knowing every single detail in a man’s life, we cannot judge whether he is a good person or not! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative. - W. S. Gilbert
It has always seemed to me that so long as you produce your dramatic effect, accuracy of detail matters little. I have never striven for it and I have made some bad mistakes in consequence. What matter if I hold my readers? - Arthur Conan Doyle
GOD in not just in the details, He is the detail. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Writing is like painting. You sketch it, add colour, add depth and detail. You give it a final layer and then hang it proudly. - Kia Carrington-Russell
If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for. - Thomas Merton
We think in generalities, but we live in detail. To make the past live, we must perceive it in detail in addition to thinking of it in generalities. - Alfred North Whitehead
People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Imagination helps bring out the realism of every detail and only sees the beauties of the work. - Honore De Balzac
I don't think I've ever dared to write down what I see in the ruins of me, or tell in any detail the scars and all their secrets. - Ashly Lorenzana
Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth. - Paula Danziger
Never tell an unnecessary lie; the truth has great authority. The cleverest murders have been caught, not because they told the one essential lie, but because they continued to lie about unimportant detail when the truth could have done them no harm. - P.D. James
It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical? - Alan Perlis
We think in generalities, but we live in detail. - Alfred North Whitehead
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully. - Charles Victor Cherbuliez
Be in love with your life, every detail of it. - Jack Kerouac
People never remember happiness with the care that they lavish on preserving every detail of their suffering. - Edward St. Aubyn
To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredón [execution wall]. - Ernesto Che Guevara
I could watch him do this until morning never asking questions and never interrupting his work. I worship quietly his intense focus and attention to detail and then, out of no where, I realize the inconvenient, inappropriate truth: ‘I love this man… and it has swallowed me. - Jennifer Elisabeth
I love words. I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail. I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum. I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over. In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page. - Richelle E. Goodrich
While what I write is always largely consistent with the records that remain I freely admit that where historical fact proves a barrier to invention, I simply move a detail a little one way or another. - Sara Sheridan
People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.
Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! - Henry David Thoreau
Are we going to be stupid? she whispered.Define stupid.Anything that involves either one of us exposing our favorite body parts. Or their hearts…I want to hear about your favorite body part, he said. In great detail. - Jill Shalvis
Programming your mind with positive thoughts each day will go a long way to keep you from allowing external criticism to detail your dreams. - Ken Poirot
No matter what happens i choose to value the memories of the good times, grow from the lessons of the bad times because i don't regret a single moment of it, every detail made me who i am. - Tilicia Haridat
I wasn’t finished with you, Pru, he said softly. I had plans.Oh boy. Maybe I had plans, too.Yeah? Closing the gap between them, one of his hands went to her hip, the other slid up her back to anchor her to him. Tell me. Tell me slowly and in great detail. - Jill Shalvis
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. - Henry David Thoreau
The three dots '...' here suppress a lot of detail -- maybe I should have used four dots. - Donald E. Knuth
Look, the thing that's going to make Disneyland unique and different,' he insisted, 'is the detail. If we loose the detail, we loose it all. - Neal Gabler
Peter Aykroyd has a wonderful eye for the telling detail, cameos that stick in the mind. Thse are the little touches that make it past come alive. - J.J. Scarisbrick
While God, for the most part, allows this cosmos [creation] to work according to the laws of nature, there is never a time when He is not actively involved in every detail of life. - Charles R. Swindoll
God sovereignly controls every detail of your life, which should be a great comfort to you. - Jim George
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