Attention To Detail Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old attention to detail quotes, attention to detail sayings, and attention to detail proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


When you pay attention to detail, the big picture will take care of itself.     

George St-Pierre

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.     

Alan Perlis

Laymen learn to read photographs the way they do headlines, skipping over them quickly to get the gist of what is being said. Photographers, on the other hand, study them with the care and attention to detail one might give to a difficult scientific paper or a complicated poem.     

Howard S. Becker

Personal revelation, consecration of performance, attention to detail, and dependency on God-with these qualities you cannot fail.     

Ezra Taft Benson

It is only through a devoted attention to the details of objects and faces in the modern urban scene, he argues, that the commodity fetish of capitalism can be effectively dispelled.     

Mark Kingwell

As a coach, your high standards of performance, attention to detail and - above all - how hard you work set the stage for how your players perform.     

Don Shula

There is the flash in the pan, the sudden success. But continued success is dependent upon tremendous attention to detail.     

Frederick Lenz

In moviemaking, you learn to pay attention to detail, because so much is in the detail. And when you're shooting, you try to be very alert to what's going on, even if you're tired.     

Frederick Wiseman

Attention to detail can't be ( and never is ) added later. It's an entire development philosophy, methodology, and culture.      

Marco Arment

Sometimes it gets a little too bubblegum for me, but what I do love about KPop videos is their attention to detail, and their choreography and dancing are always spot-on.      

Bebe Rexha

The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.     

David O. Selznick

Attention to detail is crucial in my roles as a real estate developer and principal of a lifestyle brand. Fine jewelry is especially intricate and requires a very well trained eye.     

Ivanka Trump

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.      

Lou Holtz

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.     

John Wooden

Another thing all writers have in common is we're all observers. We pay attention to detail.     

Judy Blume

Simple ingredients can be used to make elegant dishes with just a little extra attention to detail.     

Marcus Samuelsson

Things can happen when you least expect them so you always gotta be prepared. And pay attention to the details. The devil is in the details.     

Lesley Kagen

There is space for a different kind of investigative reporting that's about immersion and obsessive attention to detail and deep listening.     

Sarah Stillman

Art is detail. I do not see the attention to detail as an act of masochism, but as the capacity to look, see, listen, and hear.     

Daša Drndić

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.     

Gary Ryan Blair

Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good.      

Carolina Herrera

It's the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.      

J. Willard Marriott

Personal power is really the issue. It is only through tremendous attention to detail that you will be able to gain personal power and searing self-honesty.     

Frederick Lenz

Money is the most corrosive aspect of life today because it means that all attention to detail is forgotten.     

Roberto Cavalli

Strategy equals execution. All the great ideas and visions in the world are worthless if they can't be implemented rapidly and efficiently. Good leaders delegate and empower others liberally, but they pay attention to details, every day.     

Colin Powell

I'm not an easy customer. My attention to detail could probably drive you mad. My eye still always goes toward the single flaw.     

L'Wren Scott

Thinking isn't something you think about. It comes naturally. Thinking involves many things. It involves being an observer. It involves analyzing things, taking in what's around you in the world and finding how to make it inspire your work or turn it into a lesson to teach your children; it's paying attention to details. That's what thinking is: processing.     

Madonna Ciccone

A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.     

Henry Ford

Fastidious attention to detail makes the difference between an OK service and first class service.      

Ben Elliot

Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of quality and performance.     

J. R. D. Tata

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.      

Charles R. Swindoll

There's a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it's overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.     

William Shatner

It it's true that fastidiousness and attention to detail is very much in my genes - if you knew my parents, you'd see that this is something I've inherited, only doubly so.     

George Benjamin

Attention to detail is the secret of success in every sphere of life, and little kindnesses, little acts of consideration, little appreciations, little confidences, they are all that are needed to keep the friendship sweet.     

Hugh Black

It's amazing how much time and money can be saved in the world of dating by close attention to detail. A white sock here, a pair of red braces there, a gray slip-on shoe, a swastika, are as often as not all one needs to tell you there's no point in writing down phone numbers and forking out for expensive lunches because it's never going to be a runner.     

Helen Fielding

There are lots of stories in pop music, lots of lush orchestrations, lots of attention to detail. You just have to know where to find them. The best stuff is never overt.     

Stephanie D'Abruzzo

A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.      

John Foster Dulles

Cooking is like music: you can tell when someone puts love into it. I come from a place where there was so much attention to detail. The population is smaller in the South, so more attention is given to serving smaller numbers of people.      

Taylor Hicks

If one person in a group of ten is missing the tip of his little finger, I will notice it almost immediately. This extreme attention to visual detail is not a virtue, just a fact of my person. It happens seemingly involuntarily and strikes me as neither good nor bad.     

Rosemary Mahoney

It's attention to detail that makes the difference between average and stunning.     

Francis Atterbury

In France, I found there is a lot of attention to the little details and to the quality of life.     

Yael Naim

Pay close attention to detail in whatever it is you are doing. Be specific and expect quality from your performance.     

Robert Cheeke

The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.     

Harrison Ford

Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration.      

Willie Sutton

Attention to detail and a perfectionist instinct, far from stimulating action, are character qualities that lead to renunciation. Better to dream than to be.      

Fernando Pessoa

Attention to detail is integral to good character or breeding.     

Yoruban Proverb

To make a still life photograph pay attention to detail, compare the objects for size, and provide good lighting.     

Nancy Hopkins Reily

As every good hostess knows, attention to detail is essential for successful entertaining.     

Lilly S. Routtenberg

He had never encountered such exacting attention to details— or such stubbornness.     

Booket T. Washington

While constitutional provisions for the legislative branch are described in meticulous detail, the American Constitution is rather vague and ambiguous on the subject of presidential powers.     

Joslyn Pine

I was convinced there was a way to help people like him improve their attention to detail, to be better at what they do, make more money, advance their careers, and get more fulfillment from a job well done.     

Chris Denny

96% of executives and 97% of people managers say being more detail-oriented will make you more successful in your career.     

Chris Denny

The errors and omissions made because of lack of attention to detail can have any number of negative impacts on company's bottom and/or top lines.     

Chris Denny

This is the surprising power of our small actions. our subtle shifts in thinking, and our dogged attention to the everyday details in life. They can change everything— our careers, relationships, well-being, and ultimately how we impact the world around us.     

Linda Kaplan

However, in the process of ignoring the utterly useless and insignificant, we have given short shrift to something that is extraordinarily essential— the small gestures, words, and daily kindness that speak volumes about our attention to detail, and our commitment and concern to effect change and make a difference.     

Linda Kaplan

Keep in mind that our ability to focus is limited. It's a resource we consume throughout the day, starting from the moment we wake up and lasting until the moment we go to bed.     

Damon Zahariades

Apple didn't come by its reputation for aesthetic perfection by accident. The company consciously sweats every detail from examining each pixel on a screen with a photographer's loupe to employing a team of packaging designers who spend months perfecting the box-opening experience.     

Amy E. Herman

A keen sense of attention to detail is important to medicine, but it's just as important in many other fields, including math.     

Marcus Sloan

Conversely, the detail-oriented personality's lack of perspective may leave him unable to see how all of the details fit together into the whole and thus miss the meaning.     

Linda Fabre

The detail-oriented personalities contribute thoroughness to the observation process, whereas the big picture people contribute perspective.      

Linda Fabre

Perfectionists are detail-oriented.     

Monica Ramirez Basco

Be detail-oriented. Look at smaller details apart from the whole task. Take on one piece at a time. You will begin to make progress and feel a sense of accomplishment.     

Monica Ramiez Basco

A detail oriented inwardly focused perfectionist can be a good partner if you can find a way to work together.     

Monica Ramirez Basco

When making experiences, attention to detail matters.     

Richard Branson

Details matter. It’s worth waiting to get it right.     

Steve Jobs

Attention to detail is not about perfection. It’s about excellence, about constant improvement.     

Chris Jenny

Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Details create the big picture.     

Sanford I. Weill

I am a control freak. I am very hands-on and pay attention to details.     

Victoria Beckham

As a coach, your high standards of performance, attention to detail, and - above all - how hard you work set the stage for how your players perform.     

Don Shula

So if you want a culture where people work hard, & pay attention to detail, focus on the customer, are frugal: you have to do it yourself.     

Sam Altman

There's just something about women and shoes, it's the luxury, it's the femininity and it's the attention to detail. You can put a lot of work into your dress but if you have the right shoe and bag then you feel good.     

Nicole Kidman

Another thing all writers have in common is we're all observers. We pay attention to detail.     

Judy Blume