Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls;
the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
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.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
I am a control freak. I am very hands on and pay attention to details.
I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.
Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
The details are not the details. They make the design.
It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance;
in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.
We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle.
We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.
I knew that the Hague Convention prohibited the use of poison in war.
I didn't know the details of the terms of the Convention, but I did know of that prohibition.
I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels.
Lobbyists are in many cases expert technicians and capable of explaining complex and difficult subjects in a clear, understandable fashion. They engage in personal discussions with Members of Congress in which they can explain in detail the reasons for positions they advocate. Because our congressional representation is based on geographical boundaries, the lobbyists who speak for the various economic, commercial, and other functional interests of this country serve a very useful purpose and have assumed an important role in the legislative process.