Top 122 Precise Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Precise Quotes from famous people such as David Lowery, Jean-Michel Jarre, Nushrat Bharucha, David Harsanyi, Irvine Welsh, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The films I love are very precise, and every shot means

The films I love are very precise, and every shot means something; every shot should convey something new.
David Lowery
I had no precise plan when I started ‘Electronica,’ but I think it has been a very positive journey for me.
Jean-Michel Jarre
Comedy actually is quite difficult to do. The timing, the tone, the delivery, and the precise expressions are all very crucial, especially for actresses, because we are not given the author-backed punches.
Nushrat Bharucha
We have little choice but to place a certain level of trust in scientists – even when it comes to the model-driven speculative discipline of climate change. And, need it be said, most scientists take great care in being honest, principled and precise.
David Harsanyi
Standard English is very imperialistic, controlled, and precise; it’s not got a lot of funk or soul to it.
Irvine Welsh
The precise point at which a tax deduction becomes a ‘loophole’ or a tax incentive becomes a ‘subsidy for special interests’ is one of the great mysteries of politics.
John Sununu
Films are dreams. Many, many critics say to me that my films are not good because they are too unbelievable, but this is my style. I tell stories like they are dreams. This is my imagination. For me, it would be impossible to do a film that is so precise, that resembles real life.
Dario Argento
Because the high-intensity pulses are short, the laser only damages the area where it’s applied. The result is precise, clean cuts that are ideal for transparent materials.
Donna Strickland
I wanted to feel that precision and control and then try to apply it to tele. That’s what I’ve looked for in my gear development through the years, and today, tele is very precise, very high-performance.
Paul Parker
There’s no sense in being precise when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.
John von Neumann
To do a musical takes a tremendous amount of energy because you have to act and sing at the same time. And everything has to be precise. Because you can’t forget the lyrics because the band keeps playing, you know, and you’re under a certain amount of pressure.
Alan Alda
I never cared about buying things for myself, like clothes. And then all of a sudden I realized how great it is to be very precise about the shirts that I wear and all the things that are a part of my closet. So the ritual of fashion and shopping became very personal to me.
Marc Jacobs
The more we engage with others, the more we find people with whom we do not share the values and truths that we consider so fundamental. In virtual places, by contrast, we are able to select the precise individuals with whom we associate to ensure that we obtain the affirmation we require.
Barry Gardiner
We know that, relative to GPS, radar is not as accurate – we’d be seeing our planes’ precise positions in 3-D, not just approximate locations every eight seconds.
Elizabeth Esty
There’s a long list of technologies that have now made it possible to carry out very precise search efforts in the deep sea.
Robert Ballard
I’m precise. I think in proportions. I play games with numbers, and I proportionalise.
Art Garfunkel
The American Right has an amazing ability to lionize leaders whose lives are the precise antithesis of the political values that define their image.
Glenn Greenwald
In the litany of issues that separate the two Americas – one more conservative and one more liberal, increasingly as opposed and intractable and opaque to each other as the Palestinians and Israelis – none is so fierce, precise, inviolable and confounding to the other side as guns.
Michael Wolff
Ever since I’ve ever heard music, I thought it should be very clean, very precise – as clean as possible, anyway, and more or less tuned to people. Something they could understand, something that was beautiful, you know?
Charlie Parker
A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
Jean Stafford
With a hundred and seventy-eight machines to sequence the precise order of the billions of chemicals within a molecule of DNA, B.G.I. produces at least a quarter of the world’s genomic data – more than Harvard University, the National Institutes of Health, or any other scientific institution.
Michael Specter
The Wii is fun, but nothing feels all that accurate or precise. I don’t want to play an action game with controls that sloppy.
Cory Barlog
Laws must be clear, precise, and uniform for all citizens.
Marquis de Lafayette
Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information?
Friedrich August von Hayek
Sometimes I try to concentrate on the story I would like to write, and I realize that what interests me is something else entirely, or, rather, not anything precise but everything that does not fit in what I ought to write.
Italo Calvino
Man, double-faced by nature, is placed by Revelation under a sharp, precise external rule, controlling his actions and his thoughts.
Sabine Baring-Gould
Writing is like driving a car. Writing the beats of a screenplay? It’s like driving a rover on Mars. You have to be absolutely, extremely precise.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
College has become a wide-open game – a lot of short passes, quick passes. Then you go to the pros and it’s a whole different ballgame – things are happening faster, the patterns have to be more precise. Getting off the line of scrimmage is more difficult.
Herm Edwards
An approximate answer to the right question is worth far more than a precise answer to the wrong one.
John Tukey
I reveled in the most basic rules and techniques that are the foundation of professional cooking. For example, it is essential to use a sharp knife: the sharper the knife, the more fluid and precise your work and the less likely you are to get hurt. Dull knives are a danger – they slip far more often.
Gail Simmons
A guitar being played by an actual person is never going to be as precise and perfect as a programmed synthesizer. But we maintain there is value in the potential for human error.
Matt Bellamy
Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Sci

Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.
Brian Greene
Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.
Theodor W. Adorno
I was getting a lot of good work with my wrestling up in Iowa, but I needed a more all-around game, striking, jiu-jitsu at a high level. I had a lot of good coaches out at ATT to work with. They pushed me. Everything was smarter. Everything was precise.
Robbie Lawler
All peoples have evolved extraordinarily precise ways of settling issues about the things that matter to them.
Ian Hacking
The heel is engineering in itself. This little thing that supports the human weight has to have a precise balance.
Christian Louboutin
All living languages are promiscuous. We promiscuous speakers shamelessly shoplift words, plucking bons mots and phrases from any tempting language. We wear these words when we wish to be more formal, more elegant, more mysterious, worldly, precise, vague.
Rabih Alameddine
Conservatives like to insist that their judges are strict constructionists, giving the Constitution and statutes their precise meaning and no more, while judges like Ms. Sotomayor are activists. But there is no magic right way to interpret terms like ‘free speech’ or ‘due process’ – or potato chip.
Adam Cohen
I’m German! Actually, I love my countr, ;I love the language. The German language is very special because it is so precise. There is a word for everything. There are so many wonderful words that other languages don’t have. It is impressive to have such a rich language, and I love to work in that language.
Sebastian Koch
I don’t have an editor on Twitter. I have an editor in the paper, and so I tend to be less precise in 140 characters and sometimes I leave people confused as to my meaning. And then I make the mistake of engaging and trying to explain it, which just leads you down a rabbit hole.
Maggie Haberman
The mark of a mature, psychologically healthy mind is indeed the ability to live with uncertainty and ambiguity, but only as much as there really is. Uncertainty is no virtue when the facts are clear, and ambiguity is mere obfuscation when more precise terms are applicable.
Julian Baggini
All painting, beginning with Impressionism, is antiscientific, even Seurat. I was interested in introducing the precise and exact aspect of science, which hadn’t often been done, or at least hadn’t been talked about very much.
Marcel Duchamp
Amelie’ was a very precise, a very composed performance – ultra-defined, down to the tips of her fingernails, the ends of her hair.
Audrey Tautou
There is a tendency to underestimate the power of what we can do without words. Sometimes you can make a scene even more powerful and precise without dialogue.
Mads Mikkelsen
My daughter loves to cook. At first, I found myself making her be really neat and precise. Then I realized it’s OK if things get all over the floor and counters and ceiling. We’re making memories.
Kimberly Schlapman
For every Scott Fitzgerald concerned with the precise word and the selection of relevant incident, there are a hundred American writers, many well-regarded, who appear to believe that one word is just as good as another and that everything which occurs to them is worth putting down.
Gore Vidal
I have a feeling of complete balance. The sea, the house, the loneliness, the light. Everything is clearer. Much more precise. I have the feeling that I am living on a limit, and I’m crossing that limit sometimes.
Ingmar Bergman
I do find the sight of small children eating very moving. Watch the way their tiny fingers clamp the cutlery. The exaggeratedly precise way they move cups or glasses to their lips.
John Niven