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I might say that what amateurs call a style is usually only the unavoidable awkwardnesses in first trying to make something that has not heretofore been made. (Quote by - Ernest Hemingway)

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. (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

For style beyond the genius never dares. (Quote by - Francesco Petrarch)

Montesquieu had the style of a genius; Buffon, the genius of style. (Quote by - Baron Grimm)

He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise. (Quote by - Paul Klee)

Lxnig sentences in a short composition are like large rooms in a little house. (Quote by - William Shenstone)

Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess. (Quote by - Edna W. Chase)

Obscurity is the realm of error. (Quote by - Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues)

Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns. (Quote by - Willem De Kooning)

Happy the society whose deepest divisions are ones of style. (Quote by - Peter Mckay)

The style is the man. (Quote by - George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon)

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work. (Quote by - Voltaire)

Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural. (Quote by - Francois De La Rochefoucauld)

I do not much dislike the matter, but the manner of his speech. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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. (Quote by - Renata Adler)

Such labour'd nothings, in so strange a style. Amaze th' learn'd, and make the learned smile. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature. (Quote by - Cyril Connolly)

No good poetry is ever written in a manner twenty years old, for to write in such a manner shows conclusively that the writer thinks from books, convention and clichT, not from real life. (Quote by - Ezra Pound)

Style! style! why, all writers will tell you that it is the very thing which can least of all be changed. A man's style is nearly as much a part of him as his physiognomy, his figure, the throbbing of this pulse,--in short, as any part of his being is at least subjected to the action of the will. (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

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. (Quote by - Coco Chanel)

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only. (Quote by - Andre Malraux)

A chaste and lucid style is indicative of the same personal traits in the author. (Quote by - Hosea Ballou)

All styles are good except the tiresome kind. (Quote by - Voltaire)

The gloomy comparisons of a disturbed imagination, the melancholy madness of poetry without the inspiration. (Quote by - Junius)

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


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