Style Quotes

Most popular style quotes

Self-plagiarism is style.
Fashions fade, style is eternal.
Fashions fade; style is eternal.

beauty fashion

One's style is one's signature always.
Style is being yourself, but on purpose.
Style is the perfection of a point of view.
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?

elegance fashion

Fashion can be bought.  Style one must possess.
Style is life!  It is the very life-blood of thought!
Effectiveness of assertion is the alpha and omega of style.
Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.

deadlines

Style is not something applied.  It is something that permeates.
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style.
The great writer finds style as the mystic finds God, in his own soul.
In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.
Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
It was from Handel that I learned that style consists in force of assertion.
Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.

hair

Content is of great importance, but we must not underrate the value of style.
Every man will have his own style which will distinguish him as much as his gait.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

principles

Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.
A good style should show no sign of effort.  What is written should seem a happy accident.
Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress,
Neat, but not gaudy, will true critics please.
An author arrives at a good style when his language performs what is required of it without shyness.

authors

A man's style in any art should be like his dress—it should attract as little attention as possible.
Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.
Style is something peculiar to one person; it expresses one personality and one only; it cannot be shared.
The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
You do not create a style.  You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.
Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style — but a particular kind of style. It is the love of the exaggerated.
Style, like the human body, is specially beautiful when the veins are not prominent and the bones cannot be counted.
When we see a natural style, we are quite surprised and delighted, for we expected to see an author and we find a man.
As for style of writing—if one has anything to say, it drops from him simply and directly, as a stone falls to the ground.
The higher your position, the more mistakes you're allowed.  In fact, if you make enough of them, it's considered your style.

mistakes

Properly understood, style is not a seductive decoration added to a functional structure; it is of the essence of a work of art.
I don't believe less is more. I believe that more is more. I believe that less is less, fat fat, thin thin and enough is enough.

art

In the final analysis, "style" is art.  And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized, dehumanized representation.
It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style.
One cannot know one's own style and consciously employ it.  One always uses a pre-existent style, unconsciously molding it into something fresh.
Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over Windows versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi or boxers versus briefs.

grammar

I might say that what amateurs call a style is usually only the unavoidable awkwardnesses in first trying to make something that has not heretofore been made.
Style consists in maintaining a convincing reality all through a piece.  It's like wearing a garment that looks as if it might have been made for you even it it wasn't.
Even if a thing is not beautiful, it is living art if it is someone's experience. To do a thing as nobody else could have done it—if you can wrench that out of yourself—is style.
In the long run, however little you talk or even think about it, the most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time.
Essentially style resembles good manners.  It comes of endeavoring to understand others, of thinking for them rather than yourself—of thinking, that is, with the heart as well as the head.
Young writers often suppose that style is a garnish for the meat of prose, a sauce by which a dull dish is made palatable. Style has no such separate entity; is nondetachable, unfilterable.
A man's style is intrinsic and private with him like his voice or his gesture, partly a matter of inheritance, partly of cultivation.  It is more than a pattern of expression.  It is the pattern of the soul.
The breezy style is often the work of an egocentric, the person who imagines that everything that pops into his head is of general interest and that uninhibited prose creates high spirits and carries the day.

prose

The writer who develops a beautiful style, but has nothing to say, represents a kind of arrested esthetic development; he is like a pianist who acquires a brilliant technique by playing finger-exercises, but never gives a concert.
Style that is not the outgrowth of a man's individuality, is, of course, without significance or value in the expression of his thoughts.  It is never thoroughly formed until character is formed, and until the expression of thought has become habitual.