''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.

'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.

A cultivated style would be like a mask. Everybody knows it's a mask, and sooner or later you must show yourself — or at least, you show yourself as someone who could not afford to show himself, and so created something to hide behind. You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.

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.

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

Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.

Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.

Fashions fade, but style is eternal.

Happy the society whose deepest divisions are ones of style.

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

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

I do not much dislike the matter, but the manner of his speech.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

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