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Bill Blass Quotes

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Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
- Bill Blass

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
- Bill Blass

When in doubt wear red.
- Bill Blass

Each individual piece is a calculated attempt to entice
women to add to their wardrobe.
- Bill Blass

 

Something about glamour interested me.
All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces
with a cocktail and a cigarette.
- Bill Blass

Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don't have a change,
you're bored.
It's the same with fashion, you know.
And that, I suppose, is what style is about.
- Bill Blass

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

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

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

My life style in a sense is kind of private.
- Marc Newson

Do the story in the way it really demands to be done,
which may mean using several different styles or only one style;
but it's still about respecting the story.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Self-plagiarism is style.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
- Stendhal

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

He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise.
- Paul Klee

For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft.
If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style,
because I could fight even harder.
- Hermann Maier

I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude
I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style.
- Michael Hutchence

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

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

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

I'll let you in on a secret: I can't stand Jay Ward.
I hate being compared to Rocky and Bullwinkle.
It's just a different style of humor.
- John Kricfalusi

It is a process of finding the right music then planning
a costume to fit that style of music.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Todd and I have a very complementary working style .
- Sam Wood

No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the
shoulder blades will cramp his style.
- Steven Brust

The style of an author should be the image of his mind,
but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
- Edward Gibbon

So there is a personal sense of style for a given work -
I don't like a general style,
but every work has its own style, and I want to create a style for every work.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

I'm Owen Hart and I have my own identity and my own style.
- Owen Hart

When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error;
I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style,
and with what I had in mind for the album.
- John Fogerty

I would say old school cats like Redman and Wu-tang.
My style is my style, those are just cats that I liked.
- Obie Trice

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

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say,
and not giving a damn.
- Gore Vidal

Every violinist has a different style,
so it's important to be able to recognise their styles.
You don't have to like everyone's style but you have to know these styles.
- Ruggiero Ricci

I think it was the right time for me to retire because
nowadays tennis is too incredibly fast and you can
say that my style tennis went out of fashion.
- Jana Novotna

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

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right.
Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation,
rather than a question mark signifies it!
- Gary Ryan Blair

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

One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
- Jane Austen

I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot,
with long drooping ends.
I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors,
poets, wearing this style of tie.
- Carl Sandburg

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

Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style,
a trademark, so to speak.
They confine themselves to one type of playing.
- Oscar Peterson

Style has always been very important to us.
We grew up in the '70s.
Music was glam rock, punk rock and a very stylish movement.
- Nick Rhodes

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

Hemingway was a prisoner of his style.
No one can talk like the characters in Hemingway except
the characters in Hemingway.
His style in the wildest sense finally killed him.
- William Burroughs

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

I am against the notion of style in itself.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

You don't learn style from watching people on a runway.
Fashion happens every morning when you wake up.
- Shalom Harlow

I didn't know a damn thing about style.
- Michael Bergin

Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought,
your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express,
the expression will be moving.
- George Henry Lewes

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

I think my view is that whenever you project into the
future you're never likely to be accurate in the details,
or the paraphernalia and style.
- Stephen Fry

No, because I've never really changed my style that much.
- Carly Simon

The style of God venerated in the church,
mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from
the style of the natural universe.
- Alan Watts

Assuming roles is something that simply won't work for me,
since I don't have a style.
None at all.
- Martin Kippenberger

My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone.
It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
- Robert Plant

Taste is more to do with manners than appearances.
Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
- Stephen Bayley

Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership
is by far the most important thing to most voters in
evaluating officeholders and candidates.
- Robert Teeter

Growing up, I was the plain one.
I had no style.
I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.
- Cameron Diaz

As you can probably tell, I like films and directors
that bring a totally unique style to filming action.
- John Foster

So many cartoonists draw the same year after year.
When they find a style, they stick with it.
They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
- Pat Oliphant

All my stories are webs of style and none seems at
first blush to contain much kinetic matter.
For me style is matter.
- Vladimir Nabokov

There are no two countries with the same style of economic mechanism,
with the same capitalism.
- Anatoly Chubais

We've been working on a new album, which is going to come out next spring,
which is very different, a change of style for us -
it's going to be almost like rock music.
- Neil Tennant

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

Style? I have no style.
- Anatoly Karpov

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
- Leo Tolstoy

Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is,
his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages.
He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past.
- Lytton Strachey

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style,
it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the
past are a form of injustice.
- Jacques Barzun

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


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