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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on character, excellence, simplicity, and style

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on body, god, and style

Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Gore Vidal on giving and style

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.

Gore Vidal (1925 -)

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A Quote by Giacomo Puccini on ability, composers, emotion, heart, heroism, history, kindness, life, musicians, opera, pain, passion, poetry, poets, popularity, power, reason, sensuality, style, tenderness, understanding, women, and writing

Puccini's personal life was an interesting one. He was exceedingly fond of hunting, smoking, attractive woman, mechanical devices of any kind, and acquiring houses. He died in 1924 from a heart attack while undergoing treatment for throat cancer. He was 65 years old. A national state of mourning was declared in Italy. Despite torrential rain, mourners lined the streets of Milan in tribute to the composer of some of the most popular works in the history of opera. Puccini chose to write about the everyday rather than the heroic. He understood the little things of life and portrayed them with sensitivity. Another reason for his popularity was his ability to write glowing melodies --- intimate, tender, passionate melodies. He understood the power of melody to express the deepest emotions, and his orchestral writing was eloquent. He was not only a highly skillful musician, but a poet who understood the significance of the smallest details, and a dramatist who possessed an innate sense of pacing and timing. While he was in the process of composing La Boheme, he wrote that his style was "poetry and again poetry - tenderness mixed with pain; sensuality; a drama surprising and burning; and a rocketing finale."

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)

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A Quote by George Louis Leclerc de Buffon on style

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Style is the man himself.

George Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707 - 1788)

Source: Discours sur le Style

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on conviction, power, and style

He who has nothing to assert has no style and can have none: he who has something to assert will go as far in power of style as its momentousness and his conviction will carry him

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman, 1903

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A Quote by G. F. Simmons on clothes, freedom, and style

Mathematical rigor is like clothing; in its style it ought to suit the occasion, and it diminishes comfort and retrains freedom of movement if it is either too loose or too tight.

G. F. Simmons

Source: The Mathematical Intelligencer, v. 13, no. 1, Winter 1991.

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A Quote by Fred Astaire on mistakes and style

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.

Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on creation, justice, and style

Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on architecture, country, and style

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo style of architecture.

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

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