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Carl Stokes Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Carl Stokes.

My style will be management by being on the street,
management by walking around.
Third persons won't have to tell me what's going on in our city.
I'll hear it, I'll see it, I'll touch it myself.
- Carl Stokes

What has been happening the last four years in City
Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers,
closing libraries.
We have not looked after our children in City Hall.
- Carl Stokes

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

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

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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.
- Quentin Crisp

Oh, never mind the fashion.
When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
- Margaret Oliphant

One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
- Emile Zola

Peter, of the three of us, was our prince.
He seemed so timeless.
He had such elan and style.
- Tom Brokaw

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

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 style is very strong poses and expressions.
- John Kricfalusi

Sometimes I'd hear things on other people's records
and I say I wanted it on my records,
but Leslie Kong said, no, it wasn't right and that it wasn't my style.
- Desmond Dekker

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

Nothing was a style first.
Everything started as an idea.
A guy did something with an idea.
Someone copied him.
Some copied all of them and it became trendy and then it became a style.
- Bill Laswell

Style is the perfection of a point of view.
- Richard Eberhart

As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues
because you can play it easily.
It's not a style that's difficult to pick up.
It's purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.
- Boz Scaggs

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

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

Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce
as those over IBM versus Mac,
and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.
- Jack Lynch

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

I have no detectable hair style.
- David Spade

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

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

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

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

Ignorance is never out of style.
It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and
it will set the pace tomorrow.
- Frank Dane

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

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole
life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
- Hunter S. Thompson

I have no requirements for a style of architecture.
- Michael Graves

Well, in features, and in writing especially,
it's often the style of the writer comes in.
- Kurt Loder

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

The American order reveals a method that was largely
the outcome of material necessity,
as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid.
- Stephen Gardiner

I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there.
I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that,
but use my lyrics and my kind of style.
- Marc Almond

He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
- Walt Whitman

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

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

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

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

Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest.
- Max Eastman

No, there's not much competition between puppeteers
in general because everybody's working their own style.
- Jim Henson

David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained
theatrical expression of gay style.
- Lance Loud

Color harmony was thrown out years ago,
as restrictive chains were broken forming my free style.
- Frank Bruno

Scientists - the crowd that for dash and style make
the general public look like the Bloomsbury set.
- Fran Lebowitz

Self-plagiarism is style.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Without getting real personal, we liked our bass player Ed.
He was a great guy and he was a good bass player but
his playing was suited for a different style of band.
- Lou Gramm

My style is a very universal sound, which is very close to where I grew up.
- Jon Secada

I thinned them out real thin once and it just didn't look like me.
I know it was in style to have really thin eyebrows,
but it didn't look right on my face.
- Denise Richards

Style and Structure are the essence of a book;
great ideas are hogwash.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I grew up in a military family, and there's something
about that military-style uniform,
all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds.
- Max Cannon

I'm a child of the 70's; influenced mostly by albums
that had a wide variety of style.
- Kip Winger

My style is to keep folks in place who are good managers and want to win.
- Tom Hicks

It's not the style that motivates me,
as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.
- Herbie Hancock

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

Instead of the international police action we had hoped
for during the war in Kosovo,
there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology,
but still in the old style.
- Jurgen Habermas

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

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

Storytelling and elegant style don't always go hand in hand.
- Donna Tartt

If I make two films in a year, they'll be different.
This is my style - I can't have just one way.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.
- Hubert de Givenchy

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

California lacks a lot of the rules and restrictions the East has.
Every house is a different style, different material,
different color.
There's a lot of craziness out there.
- Parker Stevenson

It is the nobility of their style which will make our
writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
- Stendhal

I mean, as long as it doesn't have a bra attached,
guys can take a risk and wear stylish things that went
out of style 30 years ago.
As things go around, they come around.
- Steven Tyler

It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic
style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
- Stephen Gardiner

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

Every top player has his own style, just as every painter
has his own personal signature.
- Vladimir Kramnik

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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