Style Proverbs

Sayings about Style

The style is the man himself. ~ Greek Proverbs

Every fashion goes out of style. ~ Japanese Proverbs styl

An obscure style is a blind mirror. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Style

Style supposes the reunion and the exercise of all the intellectual faculties. The style is the man. ~ George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

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

And, after all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style. ~ Isaac D’Israeli,

The first requisite of style, not only in rhetoric, but in all compositions, is perspicuity. ~ Archbishop Richard Whately

Whatever is pure is also simple. It does not keep the eye on itself. The observer forgets the window in the landscape it displays. A fine style gives the view of fancy–its figures, its trees, or its palaces,–without a spot. ~ Robert Aris Willmott

It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history. ~ Renata Adler

Simplicity, without which no human performance can arrive at perfection. ~ Jonathan Swift

Persons are oftentimes misled in regard to their choice of dress by attending to the beauty of colors, rather than selecting such colors as may increase their own beauty. ~ William Shenstone

Style is the dress of thoughts. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope

A great writer possesses, so to speak, an individual and unchangeable style, which does not permit him easily to preserve the anonymous. ~ Voltaire

A pure style in writing results from the rejection of everything superfluous. ~ Suzanne Curchod Necker

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

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

Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress. ~ Wallace Stevens

Style is the image of character. ~ Edward Gibbon

Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess. ~ Edna W. Chase

Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions. ~ Martin Amis

Style is only the frame to hold your thoughts. It is like the sash of a window; if heavy, it will obscure the light. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unconsciousness is one of the most important conditions of a good style in speaking or in writing. ~ Richard Grant White

Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style. ~ Jonathan Swift

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

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

Justness of thought and style, refinement in manners, good-breeding and politeness of every kind, can come only from the trial and experience of what is best. ~ Barry Duncan

For style beyond the genius never dares. ~ Francesco Petrarch

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

Style, after all, rather than thought, is the immortal thing in literature. ~ Alexander Smith

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only. ~ Andre Malraux

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things. ~ Jean Cocteau

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

A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs. ~ Coco Chanel

Style is the physiognomy of the mind. It is more infallible than that of the body. To imitate the style of another is said to be wearing a mask. However beautiful it may be, it is through its lifelessness insipid and intolerable, so that even the most ugly living face is more engaging. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Fashion is general; style is individual. ~ Edna Woolman

An author can have nothing truly his own but his style. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t. ~ Linda Ellerbee

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

As for style of writing, if one has anything to say, it drops from him simply and directly, as a stone falls to the ground. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Nero was wont to say of his master, Seneca, that his style was like mortar without lime. ~ Francis Bacon

Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Spend all you have for loveliness. ~ Sara Teasdale

Nothing is so difficult as the apparent ease of a clear and flowing style; those graces which, from their presumed facility, encourage all to attempt an imitation of them, are usually the most inimitable. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

To me, style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body — both go together, they can’t be separated. ~ Jean-Luc Godard

A good style fits like a good costume. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

A temperate style is alone classical. ~ Joseph Joubert

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

Style is indeed the valet of genius, and an able one too; but as the true gentleman will appear, even in rags, so true genius will shine, even through the coarsest style. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

There is nothing in words and styles out suitableness that makes them acceptable and effective. ~ Joseph Glanvill

The words in prose ought to express the intended meaning; if they attract attention to themselves, it is a fault; in the very best styles, as Southey’s, you read page after page without noticing the medium. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style — but a particular kind of style. It is love of the exaggerated. ~ Susan Sontag

Submit your sentiments with diffidence. A dictatorial style, though it may carry conviction, is always accompanied with disgust. ~ George Washington

Happy the society whose deepest divisions are ones of style. ~ Peter McKay

When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person. ~ Blaise Pascal

Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

A chaste and lucid style is indicative of the same personal traits in the author. ~ Hosea Ballou

Style in painting is the same as in writing,–a power over materials, whether words or colors, by which conceptions or sentiments are conveyed. ~ Sir Joshua Reynolds

Fashions fade, but style is eternal. ~ Yves Saint-Laurent
Writing style, manner in which a writer addresses readers
Architectural style, the features that make a building or structure historically identifiable
Design, the process of creating something
Fashion, a prevailing mode of clothing styles ~ From Wikipedia

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