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A Quote by Sydney Smith on ideas and style

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Shel Silverstein on style and work

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I was so lucky that I didn't have anyone to copy, be impressed by. I had developed my own style, I was creating before I knew there was a Thurber, a Benchley, a Price and a Steinberg. I never saw their work until I was around thirty.

Shel Silverstein (1932 - 1999)

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A Quote by Sergey Prokofiev on editors, enthusiasm, influence, jazz, music, opportunity, study, style, and war

Interview, 26-June-2000, with Daniel Jaffé . . . a writer and Reviews Editor for Classic CD, the British classical music magazine. . . . what is remarkable, though, is that he not only suggested that jazz was a worthwhile form of music to study, but he also praised authentic American jazz . . . . . . the implications of Prokofiev's enthusiasm for jazz . . . The strange colours of the so-called 'American' Overture, for instance, with its honky-tonk piano sound and predominant brass and woodwind colours sounds to me like a "take" on the sound of a jazz combo, though not using its rhythmic style. Jazzy harmonies unmistakably appear in Romeo and Juliet and in his so-called "War" sonatas. Basically it's a . . . subtle and subliminal influence. . Prokofiev took opportunities to hear jazz during his many tours through the States - certainly he brought plenty of jazz records back to Russia.

Sergey Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on poets, style, and writing

A Poet, Naturalist, and Historian, Who left scarcely any style of writing untouched, And touched nothing that he did not adorn.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Epitaph on Goldsmith.

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A Quote by Sam Brown on people and style

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.

Sam Brown

Source: Washington Post, 1977

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on mind and style

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Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Burton on betrayal and style

It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style betrays us.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Renata Adler on experience, generations, history, and style

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.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on architecture, existence, genius, power, society, soul, style, talent, and work

Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on mind and style

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A man's style is his mind's voice. Wooden minds, wooden voices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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