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Quotes About Detail

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Orhan Pamuk
“The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.”
Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Paula Danziger
“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

Anton Chekhov
“When describing nature, a writer should seize upon small details, arranging them so that the reader will see an image in his mind after he closes his eyes. For instance: you will capture the truth of a moonlit night if you'll write that a gleam like starlight shone from the pieces of a broken bottle, and then the dark, plump shadow of a dog or wolf appeared. You will bring life to nature only if you don't shrink from similes that liken its activities to those of humankind."

(Letter to Alexander Chekhov, May 10, 1886)”
Anton Chekhov

Natalie Goldberg
“As writers we live life twice, like a cow that eats its food once and then regurgitates it to chew and digest it again. We have a second chance at biting into our experience and examining it. ...This is our life and it's not going to last forever. There isn't time to talk about someday writing that short story or poem or novel. Slow down now, touch what is around you, and out of care and compassion for each moment and detail, put pen to paper and begin to write.”
Natalie Goldberg

“One of the seats of emotion and memory in the brain is the amygdala, he explained. When something threatens your life, this area seems to kick into overdrive, recording every last detail of the experience. The more detailed the memory, the longer the moment seems to last. "This explains why we think that time speeds up when we grow older," Eagleman said--why childhood summers seem to go on forever, while old age slips by while we’re dozing. The more familiar the world becomes, the less information your brain writes down, and the more quickly time seems to pass.”
Burkhard Bilger

Brenda Joyce
“They could argue for hours on almost any subject; they usually agreed on broad conclusions, but disagreed on almost every detail.”
Brenda Joyce, An Impossible Attraction

Anton Chekhov
“In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations!"

(Letter to Alexander Chekhov, May 10, 1886)”
Anton Chekhov

Alfred North Whitehead
“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

Kia Carrington-Russell
“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

Pat Conroy
“There were far worse strategies in life than to try to make each aspect of one's existence a minor work of art.”
Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline

Jarod Kintz
“I suggested to her that she start writing. "I can't write at all," she said. "Neither can many bestsellers," I replied. "But that pesky detail didn't stop them.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Emily Thorne
“To successfully create illusion, the first thing you need is trust, but to perfect an illusion, the false reality most appear as authentic as the one it hides. Careful attention must be paid to every detail. The slightest of imperfections can, like a pin to a balloon, burst the illusion . . . and the truth behind the illusion becomes revealed.”
Emily Thorne

Ray Bradbury
“He saw himself in her eyes, suspended in two shining drops of bright water, himself dark and tiny, in fine detail, the lines about his mouth, everything there, as if her eyes were two miraculous bits of violet amber that might capture and hold him intact. Her face, turned to him now, was fragile milk crystal with a soft and constant light in it.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ronald Reagan
“The key for any speaker is to establish his own point of view for the audience, so they can see the game through his eyes.”
Ronald Reagan

Augustus De Morgan
“The genius of Laplace was a perfect sledge hammer in bursting purely mathematical obstacles; but, like that useful instrument, it gave neither finish nor beauty to the results. In truth, in truism if the reader please, Laplace was neither Lagrange nor Euler, as every student is made to feel. The second is power and symmetry, the third power and simplicity; the first is power without either symmetry or simplicity. But, nevertheless, Laplace never attempted investigation of a subject without leaving upon it the marks of difficulties conquered: sometimes clumsily, sometimes indirectly, always without minuteness of design or arrangement of detail; but still, his end is obtained and the difficulty is conquered.”
Augustus De Morgan

Jim George
“God sovereignly controls every detail of your life, which should be a great comfort to you.”
Jim George

Sara Sheridan
“The devil was always in the detail. And here the detail was certainly devilish.”
Sara Sheridan, Brighton Belle

Ian McEwan
“That the world should be filled with such detail, such tiny points of human frailty, threatened to crush her and she had to look away.”
Ian McEwan, The Children Act

Mehek Bassi
“A good story or a book is all about it's power to hold it's readers still till the very last word of it's climax - complexity in language, dialogues, descriptions, everything else is secondary!”
Mehek Bassi

“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

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