Marguerite Duras - Besides all those whaling details, Moby Dick is about someone who's looking for something so huge, something they've wanted all their life, yet they know when they find it, it will kill them.
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Michael J. Fox - Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
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Edwin Markham - I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge.
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Allyson Schwartz - I am a control freak. I am very hands on and pay attention to details.
[ Am Attention Control Details Freak Hands Pay Very]
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- Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
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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.
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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.
[ Bricks Color Composing Details Down Driving Foggy House More Mortar Notes Road See Shape Slowly Toward Windows]
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- But Sergio Leone invented totally the way of, you know, the details, the eyes, the hands - fantastic.
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- I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid.
[ Attention Better Details Get Goes Into Left Life National Personal Some Things Those Tv Unsaid]
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- With my somewhat vague aspiring mind, to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
[ Aspiring Details Imprisoned Life Material Mind Most Often Rude Somewhat Vague]
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- I've been on the show for six years and I don't even know what her history is. I sort of make things up in my mind, but I think it's hard for an audience to follow and invest in a character when they don't have the details.
[ Audience Been Character Details Even Follow Hard Her History Invest Know Make Mind Show Six Sort Things Think Up Years]
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- Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school project and become obsessed with, what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way.
[ Become Details Efficient Focus Instead More Mother Obsessed Occasionally Particular Project School Seemed Spent Time Trivial Way Work Would]
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- If you write a story based on a real person, you're trapped by the details of the real person and his life. It gets in the way of writing your own story.
[ Based Details Gets His Life Own Person Real Story Trapped Way Write Writing Your]
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- Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families.
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- An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
[ Autobiography Book Boring Details Full His Life Own Person Sorts Usually Writes]
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- 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.
[ Blue Details Every Gray Great Heart Into Look Man Often Our Philip Prefer Sidney Struggle These Think Unpleasant Wore]
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- I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.
[ Crystallized Details Explore Hinge Intimate Lives Moments Most Our Prefer Smaller]
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- The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.
[ Connections Details End Give Life Make Product These Will]
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- The details are not the details. They make the design.
[ Design Details Make]
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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.
[ Always Aspect Began Compelling Continues Denied Details Felt Happen Happened History How Most Story Understand Universal]
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- The average husband enjoys the total effect of his home but is usually unable to contribute any of the details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable.
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- The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
[ Architecture Art Between Bottom Caught Details Expression Line Source Very Vice]
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- Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to paying attention to details.
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- Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details.
[ Beware Bothered Details Person]
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- Success is the sum of details.
[ Details Success Sum]
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- It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
[ Advance Details Due Enterprise First Idea Individual Lone Makes May Out Perception Prime Subject Team Thought Worked Worker]
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- I enjoy learning technical details.
[ Details Enjoy Learning Technical]
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- I think my view is that whenever you project into the future you're never likely to be accurate in the details, or the paraphernalia and style.
[ Accurate Details Future Into Likely Never Paraphernalia Project Style Think View Whenever]
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- Recently though, our State Governments have discussed instigating a carbon trading scheme - the details are still to be decided - and that's an encouraging sign.
[ Carbon Decided Details Discussed Encouraging Governments Our Recently Scheme Sign State Still Though Trading]
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- This time all the historical details and things were right. But I'd written it again in third person, and people found it dry. I decided to throw that one away.
[ Again Away Decided Details Dry Found Historical Person Right Things Third Throw Time Were Written]
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- I remember everything, even the dates. But I don't want others to remember the details, just the image.
[ Dates Details Even Everything Image Just Others Remember Want]
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- 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.
[ Convention Details Did Hague Knew Know Poison Prohibited Prohibition Terms Use War]
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- I did not know many of the details relevant to the Iran and contra initiatives.
[ Contra Details Did Initiatives Iran Know Many Relevant]
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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.
[ Another Details Died Distinguish Ends Every How Life Lived Man Only Same Way]
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- One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole.
[ Details Entirely Execution Grain Handling Master Material Must Perhaps Sensitive Structure Surface Tiny Whole Yield]
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- Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
[ Details Know Learn Men Must Particular Wish World]
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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.
[ Apple Approach Artistic Away Blew Bought Completely Creative Designers Details Dug Great Had Ii Into Just Knew Taken]
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- Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
[ Details Get Image Important Once Right]
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- The great thing about Stephen is that he sees the movie as a separate thing, I think. He wants it to capture the essence of the book, and if he feels that's been done, then he's not too particular about the details. I think that's why he's happy.
[ Been Book Capture Details Done Essence Feels Great Happy Movie Particular Sees Separate Stephen Then Thing Think Too Wants Why]
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- Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description.
[ Between Concrete Description Details Dreamed Enables Extended Hear Incredibly Look Never Really Requires Scene See Similar Something Subtle Telephone Telescope Television Things Unlikely Us]
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- Once I start writing about something, it goes off rather fast, and sometimes details which might be interesting such as what the room looked like or what somebody said that was not exactly on the same subject tend to get lost.
[ Details Exactly Fast Get Goes Interesting Looked Lost Might Off Once Rather Room Said Same Somebody Something Sometimes Start Subject Such Tend Which Writing]
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- I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details before I begin writing the book.
[ Always Before Begin Book Broad Details Events Finer Know Outline Some Work Writing]
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- Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
[ Affairs Becomes Conceals Details Generalities History Human Itself Providence Unveiled]
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- I compare it to being in a car accident. There's so much adrenaline rushing through you that you remember being in the accident but you don't remember any of the details.
[ Accident Adrenaline Any Being Car Compare Details Much Remember Rushing Through]
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- With these kinds of proposals, the devil is in the details. We're going to examine this realignment closely. We will fight any measure that compromises our needs - now or in the future.
[ Any Closely Compromises Details Devil Examine Fight Future Going Kinds Measure Needs Now Our Proposals These Will]
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- If you want to solve very complex problems, you will have to end up letting machines work out a lot of the details for themselves, and in ways that we don't understand what they are doing.
[ Complex Details Doing End Letting Lot Machines Out Problems Solve Themselves Understand Up Very Want Ways Will Work]
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- What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
[ Country Details Did Draw Eyes Flowers Getting Learn Life Names Open Our Paint Poetry She Such Teaching Us Wild]
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- If there is a gay uniform, the differences are in how each man coordinates the details: the brand and cut of the jeans, the design of belts and boots, the haircut, the number and size of earrings.
[ Belts Boots Brand Coordinates Cut Design Details Differences Each Earrings Gay Haircut How Jeans Man Number Size Uniform]
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- For me, there's a fine line between telling a story that's fictional with lots of details and then removing yourself too much from it, so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
[ Between Bloodless Details Fictional Fine Line Little Lots Much Removing Story Telling Then Too Yourself]
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- I do not keep up with the details of particle physics.
[ Details Keep Particle Physics Up]
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- I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch, where I will describe details of the mission and give additional information about the lessons from space.
[ Additional Called Describe Details Give Information Lessons Mission One-Hour Program Space Watch Where Will]
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- As a journalist, the details always tell the story.
[ Always Details Journalist Story Tell]
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- I spend a lot of my time trying to draw the attention of actors to the minute and subtle details of human behavior, which was the sort of thing I was looking at when I was a neurologist.
[ Actors Attention Behavior Details Draw Human Looking Lot Minute Neurologist Sort Spend Subtle Thing Time Trying Which]
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- My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details.
[ Alive Appear Been Characters Colors Details Had Human More Now Process Represented Same Simplification Simplified Than Their Undergone]
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- I always wanted to write something illustrated, and the Details strip finally gave me the opportunity.
[ Always Details Finally Gave Illustrated Opportunity Something Strip Wanted Write]
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- It turns out that my memory is just not that great, so for specific scenes with people doing stuff, sometimes I'd have the details all wrong or I couldn't remember what happened exactly, so I just let that be.
[ Details Doing Exactly Great Happened Just Memory Out Remember Scenes Sometimes Specific Stuff Turns Wrong]
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- With prose you can incorporate more details, develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way. Prose has its own speed.
[ Details Develop Incorporate More Own Prose Scenes Special Speed Sustain Tension Way]
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- The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
[ Daily Details Genuine Happiness Interest Lies Life Secret Taking True]
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- Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.
[ Adding Details Did Emptiness Eye Followed Heightened Hence Impressions Memories Moments Nothing Only Painted Painting Paintings Picture See Simplicity Their Took]
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- I try to keep in touch with the details... I also look at the product daily. That doesn't mean you interfere, but it's important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what's happening.
[ Ability Also Daily Details Happening Important Interfere Involved Keep Look Mean Occasionally Product Show Shows Touch Try Understand]
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- All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there.
[ Amount Details Documentation Fascinating Friendships However Laid Life Mystery Out Remain Take Us Will Writing]
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- The function of the politician, therefore, is one of continuous watchfulness and activity, and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he would work out grand results.
[ Activity Continuous Details Function Grand Intimate Knowledge Must Out Politician Results Therefore Work Would]
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- We've played producers almost our entire lives in everything else we've created. But when working on a feature and even dealing with something like Warner Bros. or another production company, or other details that you can worry about - we definitely learned a lot.
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- Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
[ Details Endows Except Go Hearts Intellects Into Nothing Our Perishable Should Us Why]
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- The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
[ Bulls Details His Seaman Sheep Shepherd Soldier Stories Tells Winds Wounds]
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- Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.
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- 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.
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- Well, it's because I gladly acknowledge some ideas that are part of process theology, but which I think are not tied to all the details of process thought, and are very illuminating and helpful.
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- Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
[ Details Distracted Doubly Everyone Leader Mind Must Neglect Never Vigilant]
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- The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
[ Details Honed Jealousy Knives]
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- God is in the details.
[ Details God]
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- Now, it's my belief that Python is a lot easier than to teach to students programming and teach them C or C++ or Java at the same time because all the details of the languages are so much harder. Other scripting languages really don't work very well there either.
[ Because Belief Details Easier Either Harder Java Languages Lot Much Now Other Programming Python Really Same Scripting Students Teach Than Them Time Very Well Work]
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- Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
[ Defeat Details Distinguish Hard Hear Once Victory]
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- Whatever the details of union may be, there's no doubt we need more policy coordination in Europe.
[ Coordination Details Doubt Europe May More Need Policy Union Whatever]
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- It always makes me sad when I think of how I saw Wagner wasting his vitality, not only by singing their parts to some of his artists, but acting out the smallest details, and of how few they were who were responsive to his wishes.
[ Acting Always Artists Details Few His How Makes Only Out Parts Responsive Sad Saw Singing Smallest Some Their Think Vitality Wagner Wasting Were Wishes]
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- Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along, and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people. I couldn't get interested in it. And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture.
[ Ago Along Asia Began Camera Details Did Doing Done Even Get Hundreds Interested Monuments Photographs Sculpture Some Time Took Went Years]
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- All of us want to see the details of any legislative plan if there's going to be a legislative response, but Congress, I believe, is in the mood to do whatever it takes to win this war against terrorism.
[ Against Any Believe Congress Details Going Legislative Mood Plan Response See Takes Terrorism Us Want War Whatever Win]
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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.
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- I tested the waters on producing a record, but I'm more of a creative guy... I can't get into minute details.
[ Creative Details Get Guy Into Minute More Producing Record Tested Waters]
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- Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.
[ Details Fixed Flash Forever Illuminated Life Photographs Significant]
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- You don't forget the movies, but you forget the details of them.
[ Details Forget Movies Them]
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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.
[ Ask Back Begin Details God Goddess May Once Questions Them Turning]
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- To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
[ Details Everyday Great Heroic Insipid Life Little Noble Rare Really Things Truly Virtue Worthy]
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- 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.
[ Any Artist Been Called Details Difficult Good Many Names Obsession Obsessive Perfectionist Searching Takes Think]
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- Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them.
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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.
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- After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.
[ Able After Best Deal Deep Details Inner Irritating Life Outer Real Those]
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- I worked every day there, so I knew all the details. But I needed only some proof. So the proof was photos.
[ Day Details Every Knew Needed Only Photos Proof Some Worked]
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- Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life.
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- What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete.
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- He surprised me by his familiarity with details of movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge. As he kept me talking for over half an hour, I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him.
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- 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.
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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.
[ Because Care Details Dying Embarrassing Ever Got Happen Most Someone Take Thing Your]
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- Details create the big picture.
[ Big Create Details Picture]
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- We're going to break a story that there are people on the staff on the 9-11 Commission that didn't want the 9-11 Commissioners to know the details of Able Danger because of the potential to embarrass those commissioners.
[ Able Because Break Commission Commissioners Danger Details Embarrass Going Know Potential Staff Story Those Want]
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- My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation.
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- Nobody will ever notice that. Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It's about the big picture.
[ Big Details Ever Filmmaking Nobody Notice Picture Tiny Will]
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- It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
[ Big Details Happen Little Make Things Vital]
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- We're still working out the details, but I'd be delighted to do the film. The problem at the moment is my busy schedule. Shooting on this film has been extended by a month, but I need to be in the U.S. by Dec. 20.
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