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Fashions fade, but style is eternal. - Yves Saint-Laurent

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

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

While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at. - Oscar Wilde

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

The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off. - Raymond Chandler

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

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

Style is the image of character. - Edward Gibbon

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

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

 

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