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Style Quotes

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In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

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An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

 

If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
- Michael Graves

For me, music and life are all about style.
- Miles Davis

You know this old style of American family series? Well,
I sit there and cry.
- Graham Kennedy

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In the final analysis, style is art.
And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized,
dehumanized representation.
- Susan Sontag

I cannot now change my style, which I acquired,
as you can imagine, by dint of labour.
- Henri Rousseau

All writers are mimics, and I'm not interested in picking
up somebody else's style or voice.
- Thomas Perry

My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I set about seeking a thread, a theme,
a style, in the realm of legend.
Something that might allow me to give free rein to
my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image.
- Leni Riefenstahl

Style is a fraud.
I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.
- Willem de Kooning

I don't have the notion that everybody has to write
in some single academic style.
- Clifford Geertz

I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition.
As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.
- Sasha Cohen

When an author is too meticulous about his style,
you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
- David Byrne

Style is as much under the words as in the words.
It is as much the soul as it is the flesh of a work.
- Gustave Flaubert

Joan of Arc had style.
Jesus had style.
- Charles Bukowski

A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork,
it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
- Karel Reisz

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
- Coco Chanel

I honestly can't characterize my style in words.
It seems that whatever comes to me naturally,
I play.
- Coleman Hawkins

It's possible to become so comfortable with one's style
and structure that one ceases to grow.
- Lynn Abbey

For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm.
It just bubbles rhythmically.
If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian.
- Herbie Mann

Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs.
- Peter Steele

Style is something that's extremely important,
but it must grow naturally out of who and what you
are and what the material calls for.
It cannot be superimposed.
- William Friedkin

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
- Sam Brown

I haven't stuck to any formula.
Most great writers stick to the same style,
but I wanted to be more various.
- Irwin Shaw

I have invented the Thermometer style.
- Josef Albers

But once you have some success in one style,
the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
- Richard Marx

Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack.
If tombstones were still in style, I would want to
have the two words chiseled right under my name.
- Dennis Flanagan

Where questions of style and exposition are concerned
I try to follow a simple maxim:
if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself.
- John Searle

Yet Aristotle's excellence of substance,
so far from being associated with the grand style,
is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon.
- Irving Babbitt

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed.
Right at the top, if you make enough of them,
it's considered to be your style.
- Fred Astaire

An artist must never be a prisoner.
Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself,
prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation,
prisoner of success, etc.
- Henri Matisse

So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed,
and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully -
which I didn't at the beginning.
- Jo Brand

Don't settle for style.
Succeed in substance.
- Wynton Marsalis

I guess my style is a cross between David Bowie and Clint Eastwood.
- Dylan McDermott

A feel-good style can be a symptom of unawareness or lack of caring.
- Fernando Flores

The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't.
But style is at least partly a learned thing:
one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice -
by work.
- Donna Tartt

I never regarded my pictures as very much to be proud of,
except in this, the craft, the style.
- Douglas Sirk

When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn,
almost brutal.
Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on.
- Boris Spassky

What is generally referred to as American-style films are,
in fact, studio productions.
- Wim Wenders

Eclecticism is the word.
Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out
of the styles around him,
I play by ear.
- Ralph Ellison

It ain't about if he knocks a guy out.
It's about how he knocks a guy out.
It's the style, the improvisation.
- Don King

I write lustily and humorously.
It isn't calculated; it's the way I think.
I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am.
- Erica Jong

In order to do a musical now, a style must be developed
that works for today's audience.
- Randal Kleiser

God is really only another artist.
He invented the giraffe, the elephantand the cat.
He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
- Pablo Picasso

I was wildly out of style when that television theme
song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten.
It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.
- John Sebastian

"Camp" is a vision of the world in terms of style -
but a particular style.
It is the love of the exaggerated.
- Susan Sontag

A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected
to more or less keep doing their style.
It's so easy to get into that rut of production.
- Laurie Anderson

I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own
style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on
the instrument because there weren't really any that impacted strongly on me.
- Steve Swallow

For better or worse, I've always tried to march to
my own drum and tell it like it is,
while preserving some integrity and style.
God, I'm fabulous!
- Michael Musto

It would be easier to say, what was the difference
in style from many years ago.
Many years ago, the old violinists, they also had a good technique,
they were not tonally as good.
- Ruggiero Ricci

I developed my style by pickin' a lot of cotton,
plowin' that ole mule every day.
I just got the rhythm, and any rhythm I need I know where it is;
I know where to find it.
- John Hunter

We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories.
But don't forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I've always been obsessed with style and glamor and
if I want anyone to get anything out of my book,
it's how we can all have them in our lives.
- Rachel Zoe

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
- Andre Maurois

Style, no matter how outrageous it is,
is still an expression of someone's personality.
And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.
- Liev Schreiber

Style is the image of character.
- Edward Gibbon

You just sort of let them go for a while,
but it was time to have something done to my teeth.
I'm glad.
It's going to be good.
Tom Cruise has braces now, too.
I'm right in style.
- Faye Dunaway

What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this
over years of really thinking about it -
is that style is the unconscious choices I make.
- John Corigliano

Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people
but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone
by changing the style of music that I've done.
- Jonny Lang

The style depends on the subject.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
- Jonathan Swift

I remember being awed by it - the uniqueness and nicety of style -
and I suspect I was a bit jealous because we were more
or less of the same generation.
- George Plimpton

Americans can pretty much sing anything,
whereas foreign singers are often limited in style,
language, even composer.
- Marilyn Horne

My contention is that that style is just as stylized as an ornate style.
- Rick Moody

Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation.
The only meditation I would have done before would
be in the writing of songs.
- Sting

On the other hand when you are someone who records
their own songs you are basically stuck writing for
one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit.
It's a real trade off.
- Cynthia Weil

I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our
songs sound different from each other.
- Adam Jones


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