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Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) French author and filmmaker.

''To give style'' to one's character -- a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

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 (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

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 cliché, not from real life.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.


Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

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 (1930-?) French filmmaker and author.

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.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

'Tis beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women will stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) British writer.

Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.