Quotes with detail
As we look into a clear pool and discern every detail of its sandy bottom, so may we often look into the minds of really great men.
Why We Fail as Christians (1919).
Don't go into great detail describing places and things. Unless you're Margaret Atwood and can paint scenes with language or write landscapes in the style of Jim Harrison. But even if you're good at it, you don't want descriptions that bring the action, the flow of the story, to a standstill.
From Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, as appeared in The New York Times (July 16, 2001)
Success lies in paying attention to the detail. Not only the business detail, also the visual detail, because that’s the thing the customer sees first.