Sweating The Small Stuff – My Favorite Quotes

Below is a collection of some of my favorite quotes on details and the small stuff…

“Inches make champions” — Vince Lombardi

“You find out life’s this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game – life or football – the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They’re in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that’s gonna make the fucking difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying!” — Tony D’Amato   (Any Given Sunday, 1999)

“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark” — Dante Alighieri

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot oversee” — Marian Wright Edelman

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” — John Wooden

“All great things are only a number of small things that have carefully been collected together.” — Unknown Source

“The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built one brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.” — David J. Schwartz

“All the pieces matter” — Lester Freeman from the Wire