The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
~ Mark Twain
For your born writer, nothing is as healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
~ Catherine Drinker Bowen
Fill your pages with details. Work hard to get the right word.
~ Robert Littell
How important is the right word to you? How much time do you spend trying to find it? Is there anything--plot, characters, tension, etc.--that trumps that right word for you in terms of value to your writing?
Go on, share. I'm curious.