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

“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

“Style is the answer to everything. / A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing / To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it / To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.” – Charles Bukowski

“Style is the most valuable asset of the modern artist. That’s probably why so many styles are reported lost or stolen each year.” – Brad Holland

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” – Orson Welles

“Don’t look for gimmicks to give your work style. You might be stuck with them for life. Or, worse yet, you might have to change your ‘style’ every few years.” – Irwin Greenberg

“Every age has its style, motifs, tunes and rhythms – its special sense of space and time.” – Vladimir Gusev

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” – Gianni Versace

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent

“Good new art may not look like art. Inspiration doesn’t follow style, it creates it.” – Darby Bannard

“Serious art has been the work of individual artists whose art has had nothing to do with ‘style’ because they were not in the least connected with the style or the needs of the masses. Their work arose rather in defiance of their times.” – Franz Marc

“Style has no formula, but it has a secret key. It is the extension of your personality. The summation of this indefinable net of your feeling, knowledge and experience.” – Ernst Haas

“A writer’s style reveals something of his spirit, his habits, his capacities, his bias… it is the Self escaping into the open.” – E. B. White

“Personal style, be it that of Michelangelo, or that of Tintoretto… has always been that peculiar personal rapport which has developed between an artist and his medium.” – Ben Shahn

“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

“We don’t need to impose a style, we just have to show up and be present to catch its unfolding.” – Linda Saccoccio

“When doodling, you are not trying to emulate anyone else but subconsciously developing a vocabulary of shapes and hand movements that are simply and wonderfully your own. Doodling seems to be one way to develop a personal style …” – John Stuart Pryce

“What influenced my style was the feeling that I was a lousy artist… I was like the ugly duckling, not knowing what I was, style-wise, and thinking I was all on my own… I evolved into a style that couldn’t be compared to anyone else.” – Jim Rowe

“Many a fine style has evolved from a decent handicap.” – Robert Genn

“The unity in any painter’s work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way… style.” – Frank Auerbach

“Style is something that should come in spite of itself… Because you’ve worked, you’ve looked.” – Mark Adams

“After years of painting, drawing, sculpting or whatever, your style becomes you. You are your style. Inseparable, one and the same, no matter what you choose to create.” – Sonja Donnelly

“One of the characteristics of great drawings is the artist’s whole-hearted acceptance of his own style and character. It is as if the drawing says for the artist, ‘Here I am.” – Nathan Goldstein

“The words, the style always reflects a habit of mind. And the habit of mind comes in from a different angle… and then something strange and wonderful happens. And you see things differently. You see a different light is shed on it.” – John Leonard

“After the spirit and the thoughts are concentrated, the ideas may be developed in accordance with the style; and then it may be said, that what is grasped by the mind is expressed by the hand.” – Anonymous Chinese painter

“A man’s style is his mind’s voice.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The style is the man himself.” – George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

“Style is the image of character.” – Edward Gibbon

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

“He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise.” – Paul Klee

“Self-plagiarism is style.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” ― Audrey Hepburn

“As you grow older, it dawns on you that you are yourself – that your job is not to force yourself into a style but to do what you want.” – Beth van Hoesen

“Once you’ve built your reputation on a particular signature style, it can be hard to wriggle your way out of the straitjacket of your own brand identity. After all, where does distinctively recognizable end and stalely repetitious begin?” – Judith Palmer

“One has to guard against a formula that is good for everything, that can interpret reality in addition to the other arts, and that rather than creating can only result in a style, or a stylization.” – Georges Braque

“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.” – Henri Matisse

“The different styles I have been using in my art must not be seen as an evolution, or as steps towards an unknown ideal of painting. Everything I have ever made was made for the present and with the hope that it would always remain in the present.” – Pablo Picasso

“Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.” – Matthew Arnold

“Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.” – Victor Hugo

“To achieve style, begin by affecting none.” – E. B. White

“Only great minds can afford a simple style.” – Stendhal

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It’s the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style.” – Chuck Close

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