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A Quote by André Maurois on style and temperament

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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A Quote by André Malraux on age, music, and style

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

Andre Malraux (1901 - 1976)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on plagiarism, style, and thought

PLAGIARIZE, v. To take the thought or style of another writer whom one has never, never read.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred Hitchcock on plagiarism and style

Self-plagiarism is style.

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on happiness, style, and wit

What woeful stuff this madrigal would be, In some starved hackney sonneteer, or me! But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens! how the style refines!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 218

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on learning and style

Such labour'd nothings, in so strange a style, Amaze th' unlearn'd and make the learned smile.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 126.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on happiness, style, and wit

But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens! how the style refines!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 220.

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on inspiration, learning, meetings, quotations, and style

Adlai Stevenson, himself a notable speaker, often reminisced about his last meeting with Churchill. I asked him on whom or what he had based his oratorical style. Churchill replied, "It was an American statesman who inspired me and taught me how to use every note of the human voice like an organ." Winston then to my amazement started to quote long excerpts from Bourke Cockran's speeches of 60 years before. "He was my model," Churchill said. "I learned from him how to hold thousands in thrall."

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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