God is in the details.
~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect

When I’m writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.
~ Donna Tartt, writer

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a leitmotiv.
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite – that particular peach is but a detail.
~ Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor


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.
~ Benjamin Britten, conductor

As a journalist, the details always tell the story.
~ James McBride, writer and musician

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