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  • 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 Hindu spiritual teacher 1887-1963
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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.
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
    American author and newspaper columnist
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    Any Wall Street advertising that does not go into the boring details of methodology is most likely to be pushing past performance.
  • Carine Roitfeld
    Carine Roitfeld
    French fashion editor 1954-
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    Becoming a grandmother brought me back to the things I forgot to love. Nature. Playing. Seeing animals. A new way of looking. A rejuvenation. A cycle of life - things come back to you. The details.
  • 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.
  • Benjamin Britten
    Benjamin Britten
    English composer, conductor, and pianist
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    Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
  • 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.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
    Source: Moving Beyond Words (1995) 270
  • 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.
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
    American novelist and short story writer 1941-
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    I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
  • Atom Egoyan
    Atom Egoyan
    Armenian-Canadian stage and film director and writer 1960-
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    I have always felt that this story is universal. When I began to understand the details of the history, I felt that the most compelling aspect was not what happened, but what continues to happen and how it is denied.
  • Andy Hertzfeld
    Andy Hertzfeld
    American software engineer and innovator 1953-
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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.
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