Quotation Explorer - 'Precision'

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible. - Aristotle
YOKE, n. An implement, madam, to whose Latin name, _jugum_, we owe one of the most illuminating words in our language -- a word that defines the matrimonial situation with precision, point and poignancy. A thousand apologies for withholding it. - Ambrose Bierce
Writers whose thoughts are expressed with clarity and precision are assumed by readers to be superficial. Where the meaning is obscured, then readers give more attention and consider the fruit of their labour more valuable - Friedrich Nietzsche
See if you can approach your own practice with a healthy combination of mindfulness, playfulness, precision, and curiosity - Cyndi Lee
There were differences between memories and dreams. He had only dreams of things he had wanted to do, while Lespere had memories of things done and accomplished. And this knowledge began to pull Hollis apart, with a slow, quivering precision. - Ray Bradbury
..the writer’s obsession the desire to know and communicate, or, rather, to know everything so as to communicate with the greatest degree of precision. - Ivan Klíma
It [ballet] projects a fragile kind of strength and a certain inflexible precision. - Ayn Rand
I would be dreadfully remiss not to think that God would painstakingly craft something an intimately ingenious and inexplicably intricate as my life, and that by virtue of such sheer brilliance I should not examine it with the greatest precision and unleash it with the fullest abandon. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use.
Cry, laugh, sing, cuss all you want but all the while dig the a hole with precision, till it is completed- and then move on….. - roy valenzuela
Assassination is murder with a touch more precision. Brother Sim is precise. - Mark Lawrence
To look at the work of your peers, and learn how to explain with kindness and precision, the nature of their mistakes is, in fact, how you learn to diagnose your own work. - Steve Almond
Simplicity may be simple, but like complexity it requires linguistic precision, and may therefore call for relatively obscure expressions at times. - John White
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist. - Vladimir Nabokov
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