Best 26 of Detail quotes - MyQuotes
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)
Writing is like painting. You sketch it, add colour, add depth and detail. You give it a final layer and then hang it proudly.
GOD in not just in the details, He is the detail.
A mystery reader, confronted with a large mass of sudden detail, is going to go—subconsciously, at least—”Aha! somewhere in all of this the writer has planted a Clue!”, and look for that; a reader trained exclusively in mainstream literary fiction is likely to say, “Aha! all this emphasis must point to something of Thematic Importance!”, but an experienced reader of science fiction is going to assume that he or she is meant to take all of those details and out of them construct a world. Which is why the writer of a science-fiction mystery with literary ambitions is trying to do a quadruple somersault off the trapeze without a net.
Charles Portis shows his mastery of place and the more complicated subtleties of time.
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.
There were far worse strategies in life than to try to make each aspect of one's existence a minor work of art.
Although a little noisy at first, in a bizarre twist of fate, electronic music became popular in France in the 1890’s before fizzling out in favor of Swing music – which somehow made an early appearance in the 1900’s. In another alternative timeline, the Beatles never existed and England invented popcorn and hamburgers in the 1840’s. Damn, that’s what almost happened last time again, thought Scrooby tensely, while maneuvering himself onto a stronger looking branch. Details, everything was about the details. Sometimes there was almost too much detail to keep up with.
Roses aren’t red, the detail is.
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!
She saw the skin pull under the driver's ears and knew that he was laughing.
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.
Programming your mind with positive thoughts each day will go a long way to keep you from allowing external criticism to derail your dreams.
…this story offers far more than a simple moral of how the meek can trump the mighty.
Conduct a detailed investigation of this issue or a field you are interested in
They could argue for hours on almost any subject; they usually agreed on broad conclusions, but disagreed on almost every detail.
The more power you use- -the more detailed the observation of your specimen. The more power you have, the narrower your field of vision. Exactly, you say. The more power you have, my friends, the less you see of the whole.
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.
It was not by gentle sweetness and self-abnegation that order was brought out of chaos; it was by strict method, by stern discipline, by rigid attention to detail, by ceaseless labor, by the fixed determination of an indomitable will.
The best stories are those that detail triumph over adversity.
If on any given day you don't cry from rejoicing in the beauty of the world, then you have not lived that day.
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.
In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations!" (Letter to Alexander Chekhov, May 10, 1886)
The devil was always in the detail. And here the detail was certainly devilish.
You are reaping today what you have sown in the past and what you sow today would be ripe in the future. You are the seed of tomorrow. It is important to know yourself. You must know the minutest details about yourself.
God sovereignly controls every detail of your life, which should be a great comfort to you.