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Style Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Style.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets,
pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress
in a style that can only be called preposterous.
- Mary Schmich

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through
every other word you have written;
you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
- Sydney Smith

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

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

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

And shooting things in a documentary style was a good
way to create tension and energy without money.
- Michael Patrick Jann

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

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.
- Bill Griffith

He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose,
in which event he may be sure that the result will
not fall into any objective form.
- John C. Ransom

Switzerland is a small, steep country,
much more up and down than sideways,
and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built
on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
- Ernest Hemingway

I will go through these style phases.
I think it's confusing in some ways.
People like bands to be really consistent.
- Mary Timony

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

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

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

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

As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express
yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice.
- Ben Harper

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

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

West Side Story was terribly important because of the
style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.
- Vincente Minnelli

I occasionally got called the Rush Limbaugh of Indiana,
but most people knew that my style was different.
- Mike Pence

I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after
a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes.
- Dario Argento

I never like to do parodies.
I never do.
It's just not my style of comedy.
- Ivan Reitman

I am really not of the school of naturalism.
I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles.
I love to sink my teeth into a part.
- Marisa Tomei

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

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

It's not a company of exponents of my style.
- Graeme Murphy

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

It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing
if I can make it fit into my style.
- Joe Cocker

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

When I got started in New York, it wasn't like it is now.
If you were different from Miles and Dizzy,
it was very difficult to make gigs and make money with your own style.
- Freddie Hubbard

I don't have any style.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Californians invented the concept of life-style.
This alone warrants their doom.
- Don DeLillo

I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music -
that makes it exciting.
- Yoko Ono

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

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

Nineties style isn't.
- David Borenstein

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

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

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

We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations,
and you can also have your own style,
personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to.
- Lisa Guerrero

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

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

No change in musical style will survive unless it is
accompanied by a change in clothing style.
Rock is to dress up to.
- Frank Zappa

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

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes
himself and what he is saying.
It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
- Robert Frost

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

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

I knew style and content went hand in hand.
- Boy George

I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing
a cognitive style on workers and their work.
- Edward Tufte

Style is the most valuable asset of the modern artist.
That's probably why so many styles are reported lost or stolen each year.
- Brad Holland

We need improvement in the style of performance.
There is no more advantage in a musician who plays
and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
- Franz Liszt

When I started writing it was kind of hard getting people to do my stuff.
They' say they couldn't do my style.
- Otis Blackwell

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

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

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'm gonna try to be cured.
I've been on heroin eight years and I want to try a different style of life.
It made me split up from my wife.
It ruined a lot of things for me.
- Johnny Thunders

Do not copy my style!
The first rule of writing is write about what you know,
not what you think you know.
So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that.
- Jackie Collins

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

The trick is to have my own particular taste and feel
for the theater to audiences who have been used to
one particular style and taste for nearly 40 years.
- Michael Ritchie

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

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

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


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