Quotations on Style

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The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter and a tradition of style; and that is what every other poet has behind him too; only, for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower, rather more strictly compelling.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Style, Tradition)

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Men, Women, Work, Money, People, Style, World)

Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Creation, Style, Will)

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
(Keywords: Music, Style, Wonder, World)

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Thought, People, Books, Footsteps, Grammar, Logic, Rules, Style, Will)

I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Fantasy, Horror, Style, Years)

The unity in any painter's work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way... style.
- Frank Auerbach
(Keywords: Work, Fact, Style, Unity, Will)

Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
- Stephen Bayley
(Keywords: Manners, Myth, Reality, Style, Taste)

Today's smartest advertising style is tomorrow's corn.
- William Bernbach
(Keywords: Advertising, Style, Today, Tomorrow)

I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Disasters, Influence, Style, Writing)

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
(Keywords: People, Style, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Beginning, Expression, Smile, Style, Years)

Over the years I attempted to make my style a bit more relaxed 'cause the initial style you couldn't watch for more than ten minutes without wanting to kill me.
- Jo Brand
(Keywords: Style, Years)

I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style. My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful and honest in that particular portrayal. I don't have a particular methodology from any one school of thought or training.
- Benjamin Bratt
(Keywords: Thought, Actor, School, Style, Training)

Color harmony was thrown out years ago, as restrictive chains were broken forming my free style.
- Frank Bruno
(Keywords: Harmony, Style, Years)

No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will cramp his style.
- Steven Brust
(Keywords: Style, Will)

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
(Keywords: Sense, Style, Talk)

I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Time, Style, Writer)

They've got this house style which is writer driven. I heard of one person who sent his script in, and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it. Put some more in.
- Eddie Campbell
(Keywords: Style, Words, Writer)

After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book.
- Iris Chang
(Keywords: First, Style, Writing)

I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Work, Style, Thinking, World, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Competition, First, Lady, Land, Style, Want, Will)

Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Bible, Being, Study, Style, Will, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Choices, Style, Thinking, Unconscious, Years)

We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Chance, Children, Style, Want)

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
(Keywords: Ballet, Running, Saying, Style, Will, Years)

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
- Quentin Crisp
(Keywords: Failure, First, May, Style, Succeed)

For example I don't work with William Hurt the same way that I will work with Viggo. They're different guys and they work in different ways. So a good sensitive director has his general style and technique and personality that he uses but you don't impose that on the actors.
- David Cronenberg
(Keywords: Work, Actors, Example, Hurt, Personality, Style, Will)

I love the fashion world. I love clothes. I love style.
- Kaley Cuoco
(Keywords: Love, Clothes, Fashion, Style, World)

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
(Keywords: Fashion, Ignorance, Style, Today, Tomorrow, Will, Yesterday)

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a genre or style you're not familiar with is the best way to find the Big Block looming.
- Jeffery Deaver
(Keywords: Books, Style, Trying)

I think the clothes in Belle de Jour are very important to the style of the film. Even today, it is still timeless.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Clothes, Film, Style, Today)

My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly.
- Anita Desai
(Keywords: Work, Style, Writing)

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style. You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less.
- Ani DiFranco
(Keywords: Cause, Nothing, Style, Surrender)

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
(Keywords: Jazz, Play, Style, Word)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Being, Name, Right, Style, Want, Words)

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
(Keywords: Work, Soul, Style, Words)

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
(Keywords: People, Error, Mind, Moon, Style, Trying)

I adapted an antiquated style and modernized it to something that was efficient. I didn't know anyone else in the world would be able to use it and I never imagined it would revolutionize the event.
- Dick Fosbury
(Keywords: Style, World)

When you work with a legend as I do, it's wonderful. There's so many things I've learned working with Keith. He's so patient, not only with me, but with everyone in our crew and with the audience and with the game. He has a style that is so easy and will never be copied.
- Dan Fouts
(Keywords: Work, Style, Will)

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
(Keywords: Mind, Saying, Style, Writer)

It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Remarkable, Style, World)

Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course.
- John Gielgud
(Keywords: Bed, Doubt, English, Gentlemen, Style, Will)

Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.
- Hubert de Givenchy
(Keywords: Hair, Style, Woman)

I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores to make more money but it's not my style. I want to make my money as a retailer, not by putting people out of work.
- Philip Green
(Keywords: Home, Money, Work, People, Style, Want)

I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can - that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style.
- James Gunn
(Keywords: Successful, Imitation, Style, Writing)

My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Keywords: Detail, Style, Writing)

I've been using the same editor, thankfully, she's been sticking with me, but I've been doing it full-on guerilla style... I haven't gotten any public sponsor or anything, because I don't want to seem like I'm trying to sell any particular thing.
- Daryl Hannah
(Keywords: Public, Style, Trying, Want)

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
(Keywords: Songs, Style, Voice)

I honestly can't characterize my style in words. It seems that whatever comes to me naturally, I play.
- Coleman Hawkins
(Keywords: Play, Style, Words)



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