Most popular style quotes
Content is of great importance, but we must not underrate the value of style.
Fashions fade; style is eternal.
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.
Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.
It was from Handel that I learned that style consists in force of assertion.
Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style — but a particular kind of style. It is the love of the exaggerated.
Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.
The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.
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.
Self-plagiarism is style.
An author arrives at a good style when his language performs what is required of it without shyness.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
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.
The higher your position, the more mistakes you're allowed. In fact, if you make enough of them, it's considered your style.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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.
Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.
A man's style in any art should be like his dress—it should attract as little attention as possible.
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.
Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.
Style is being yourself, but on purpose.
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.
Style is the perfection of a point of view.
The great writer finds style as the mystic finds God, in his own soul.
Style is life! It is the very life-blood of thought!
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 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.
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.
Every man will have his own style which will distinguish him as much as his gait.
A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written should seem a happy accident.
When we see a natural style, we are quite surprised and delighted, for we expected to see an author and we find a man.
One cannot know one's own style and consciously employ it. One always uses a pre-existent style, unconsciously molding it into something fresh.
You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.
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.
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.
Fashions fade, style is eternal.
Effectiveness of assertion is the alpha and omega of style.
In the final analysis, "style" is art. And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized, dehumanized representation.
Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just.
Style is something peculiar to one person; it expresses one personality and one only; it cannot be shared.
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates.
Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style.
Style, like the human body, is specially beautiful when the veins are not prominent and the bones cannot be counted.
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.
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.
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
Properly understood, style is not a seductive decoration added to a functional structure; it is of the essence of a work of art.
Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress, Neat, but not gaudy, will true critics please.
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.
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
One's style is one's signature always.