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  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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    Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.
  • Anthony Holden
    Anthony Holden
    English writer, broadcaster and critic
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    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.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
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    Art, it seems to me, should simplify finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without and yet preserve the spirit of the whole - so that all that one has suppressed and cut away is there to the reader's consciousness as much as if it were in type on the page.
  • Carl Clinton Van Doren
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
    American critic and biographer 1885-1950
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    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.
  • Ben Elliot
    Ben Elliot
    British politician 1975-
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    Fastidious attention to detail makes the difference between an OK service and first class service.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    Grief that is dazed and speechless is out of fashion: the modern woman mourns her husband loudly and tells you the whole story of his death, which distresses her so much that she forgets not the slightest detail about it.
  • Alma Guillermoprieto
    Alma Guillermoprieto
    Mexican journalist
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    I may not have a practical mind, but it's very fixated on concrete things. I like detail.
  • Brendan Gleeson
    Brendan Gleeson
    Irish actor and film director 1955-
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    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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    Pornography is the quadraphonics of sex. It adds a third and fourth track to the sexual act. It is the hallucination of detail that rules. Science has already habituated us to this microscopics, this excess of the real in its microscopic detail, this voyeurism of exactitude.
  • Benny Goodman
    Benny Goodman
    American jazz clarinetist and bandleader 1909-1986
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    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.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
    Edward Gibbon
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    The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
    Adam Smith
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    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.
  • Arthur C. Nielsen
    Arthur C. Nielsen
    American businessman and engineer 1897-1980
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    Watch every detail that affects the accuracy of your work.
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