Quotes: details

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Our life is frittered away by details.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details.

    Source: Politics and the English Language (1945)

  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    Indian arts 1887-
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    A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell Maltz
    American surgeon and author 1899-1975
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    Begin to imagine what the desirable outcome would be like. Go over these mental pictures and delineate details and refinements. Play them over and over to yourself.
  • Details often kill initiative, but there have been few successful men who weren't good at details. Don't ignore details. Lick them.
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    American artist 1930-
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    Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Argentijns writer 1899-1986
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    I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
  • Andy Hertzfeld
    Andy Hertzfeld
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    I knew the Apple II was great when I bought it, but as I dug into the details it just completely blew me away the creative artistic approach that the designers had taken.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    I want to know God's thoughts. The rest are details.
  • 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.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
  • It's the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
  • Heraclitus
    Heraclitus
    Greek philosopher 540 BC - 480 BC
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    Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
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