Style Quotes

To me, one of the big fears of doing a big huge graphic novel is locking yourself into one style and getting halfway through it and going, ‘Oh I made the wrong choice,’ which is a recurring nightmare I have.

— Adrian Tomine

Growing up in New York, I loved watching my grandmother Estee put on her make-up – I always admired her sense of style.

— Aerin Lauder

Looking feminine is important to me. My personal style is fairly traditional. I was definitely influenced by my mother, who always looks elegant, and by Estee’s classic style she was always in Givenchy or Ungaro.

— Aerin Lauder

When I arrived, I didn’t understand London customers perfectly, but we’ve developed the right style with the right price, and step by step, I’m in harmony with London.

— Alain Ducasse

Feeling I’d scarcely arrived at a style, I now find I’m near the end of it. I’m not quite sure what Late Style means except that it’s some sort of licence, a permit for ageing practitioners to kick their heels up.

— Alan Bennett

You know what it is, the reason so many 18-year-olds, 19-year-olds are saying ‘Drive’ is their favorite movie is that ‘Drive’ is a 90-minute trip into what a lot of seventies filmmaking was. It encapsulates the best of a certain kind of style, and a style that a lot of people haven’t seen before, with the music and the way it’s edited.

— Albert Brooks

I like Princess Kate. I think her style is really great. She’s really, really classy and always really sophisticated.

— Aly Raisman

The dot stands for ‘detail’ – always be paying attention to detail. I feel that people take you as serious as you take yourself. I spent a lot of time working on my craft, developing my style, and after I came out of my little incubation, I promised that I would pay attention to detail.

— Anderson Paak

Soul music is true to its name. It’s music that connects to your soul, your spirit. When music resonates with people’s spirit like that, when people can emotionally connect with something or it helps to heal them, transform them, that never goes out of style. People will always need something to relate to.

— Andra Day

I try to avoid hairspray, gel, and heat as much as I can – I will use a pomade or a very heavy conditioner to style it the way that I want it.

— Andra Day

My style icons are Lucille Ball for her bouffant hair and all the updos, James Dean for his rockabilly style – the denim and rolled-up T-shirt thing. And I am also inspired by Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani. Their style is retro, but it’s still very feminine at the same time.

— Andra Day

I actually like the sort of industrial, working-class woman like Rosie the Riveter, so I’m kind of like the sort of street style of the ’50s.

— Andra Day

I think it’s real important to show style now. The majority of style right now is to act like you don’t have style at all, so most companies are getting rich off clothes that look torn, clothes that look worn.

— Andre Benjamin

I went to Brown to be a French professor, and I didn’t know what I was doing except that I loved French. When I got to Paris and I could speak French, I know how much it helped me to establish relationships with Karl Lagerfeld, with the late Yves St. Laurent. French, it just helps you if you’re in fashion. The French people started style.

— Andre Leon Talley

My style is clubby and groovy – you can jump to it, but you don’t just have to just jump to it. It’s not just really bass-heavy and hurts your ears you move with it, and it sounds kind of tribal.

— Ansel Elgort

Style, to me, is an extension of one’s personality, a kind of self expression which is very personal. It is an expression of your moods, your personality.

— Anushka Sharma

I don’t see Arijit Singh as a competition at all. That’s because we both have a very different style of singing. In fact, I really appreciate what he’s been able to bring to the playback singing industry.

— Armaan Malik

I don’t like asking for an autograph, but I would like to take a picture with Jessica Simpson because I love her style!

— Ashley Tisdale

It is easy to club people together, but there are bound to be influences of authors you’ve read. I grew up reading fast paced authors such as Sidney Sheldon and Jeffrey Archer, but to say I’m one of them isn’t true my style is intrinsically my own.

— Ashwin Sanghi

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.

— Aaliyah

Twitter was like a poem. It was rich, real and spontaneous. It really fit my style. In a year and a half, I tweeted 60,000 tweets, over 100,000 words. I spent a minimum eight hours a day on it, sometimes 24 hours.

— Ai Weiwei

Le Corbusier is an outstanding writer. His ideas achieved their impact in large measure because he could write so convincingly. His style is utterly clear, brusque, funny and polemical in the best way.

— Alain de Botton

You’ve got to admire Sir Richard Branson. He is a completely different style of businessman to me, but you have got to admire what he has achieved.

— Alan Sugar

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.

— Alan Watts

London Fashion Week is so different from any of the others. Compared to the strictness in New York, London seems freer from commercial constraints. Truer to the process, to street style, to a sense of humour.

— Alexa Chung

Stick to the classics, and you can’t ever go wrong. I see old ladies on the street who have fabulous style and realize it’s because they are probably wearing really classic items that they’ve had for years and years. I think if you find something that suits you, you should just stick to it.

— Alexa Chung

It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.

— Alexander McQueen

I don’t want to be too proud, but I have a good personal style.

— Alexander McQueen

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient’s condition. Usually this is a member of the family.

— Alfred Adler

Kant’s style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.

— Alfred Nobel

Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones’ classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love it.

— Alicia Keys

I don’t have any problems with what these guys wear because they got their own style and their own originality. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, man.

— Allen Iverson

If I’m gonna go down I’m gonna do it with style. You won’t hear me surrender, you won’t hear me confess cause you’ve left me with nothing but I have worked with less.

— Ani DiFranco

I’m not very daring in my street style, usually because there’s a photographer around!

— Anne Hathaway

My personal style is a mixture of, like, girly, throwback, like retro ’50s pin-ups, floral, like hippies, like anything feminine, and like flirty.

— Ariana Grande

To me, style is consistency.

— Adam Ant

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.

— Alan K. Simpson

And I learned a lot from working with this kid, and I think he’s gonna be a big star. Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something about his voice that’s different from all the other rappers, even though his style is similar.

— Alan Vega

Of any guitarist, Jimmy Page was my biggest influence. I wanted to look, think and play like him. Zeppelin had a heavy influence on Rush during our early days. Page’s loose style of playing showed an immense confidence, and there are no rules to his playing.

— Alex Lifeson

I try to always have a hair cut that I don’t have to style every day, so I’ll usually just let my hair air dry.

— Allison Williams

Of course New York is the Mecca of style in America, but don’t knock Phoenix – it’s not as big, but there are lots of people with style there.

— Amar’e Stoudemire

If you’ve got style, you’ll show it, no matter the city.

— Amar’e Stoudemire

I’ve pretty much been portrayed as every style thing you can be. After Wimbledon you are Andy Everyman, who everybody is rooting for. I think the meat and potatoes of who I am hasn’t been covered yet.

— Andy Roddick

If you have your own agenda and your own style and you don’t easily conform to what the masses are doing, you’re looked upon as being difficult. Whereas, I think of it as just being an individual.

— Anita Baker

Quite simply, we’re re-telling the very first adventures of ‘Daredevil’, as originally seen in DD #1-6, but in a modern style and setting – being faithful without being slavish. And I’m using those adventures as a framework to delve into Matt’s psyche a little, as he learns to become a hero.

— Antony Johnston

Alexander Wang is a young designer, and his style is so profound. He took sports and street and kind of combined it into upscale high fashion. He made a white T-shirt a luxury.

— ASAP Ferg

I don’t have a specific style. My style is unorthodox that is my style. So you can’t really place me here, place me there, because my style is just to be anywhere, you know what I’m saying?

— ASAP Ferg

I have a very classic take on fashion. I like my accessories to pop, but in general, my style is pretty classic.

— Ashley Greene

My style has definitely evolved. When I first started out I think I was a little all over the place and the clothes kind of wore me rather than the other way round. But now I’m at the point where I’m comfortable dressing for me, I know what works and what I like.

— Ashley Greene

On shooting days, I have all my accessories, and I style the final look.

— Ashley Madekwe

Any style that Nike makes in all black, shoe, sweatshirt, onesie, doesn’t matter, I pretty much need to have.

— Alexander Wang

Growing up in the eighties, you could go from one style in a movie to another style, and that was okay. In the nineties, you had to obey your niche. You had to follow the code and never step outside of exactly what you’re doing.

— Alexandre Aja

The irony is that we’re really good at comedy in Britain, but for some reason, we make very few comedy films. And when we do, they’re either quite American in style, or very Richard Curtis. And I like Richard Curtis, but I think only Richard Curtis should write Richard Curtis films, and other people should try and find their own style.

— Alice Lowe

We should have scant notion of the gardens of these New England colonists in the seventeenth century were it not for a cheerful traveller named John Josselyn, a man of everyday tastes and much inquisitiveness, and the pleasing literary style which comes from directness, and an absence of self-consciousness.

— Alice Morse Earle

Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist.

— Alex Cox

There are no two countries with the same style of economic mechanism, with the same capitalism.

— Anatoly Chubais

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

— Andre Malraux

When building in a place that already has a dominant style, it’s important to behave yourself. Look around refer to what you see. In the mountains above Salzburg, I saw charming chalets and wildflower meadows. The chalets are cozy – I don’t do cozy. The meadows are in a soft disarray – I don’t do soft, and I don’t do disarray. I do order.

— Anouska Hempel

Comfort? If a choice has to be made between style and comfort, style wins every time.

— Anouska Hempel

In the early 1990s we witnessed the emergence of a revitalized contemporary Chinese art world that began as a reaction against the government-approved Social Realist style. Zhang Xiaogang, Huang Yong Ping, Ai WeiWei, Yue Minjun, and Wang Guangyi were among the first group of artists to establish a movement that became known as Cynical Realism.

— Arne Glimcher

I like edgy but classic looks – like Chanel mixed with Alexander McQueen. My personal style is edgier. My closet is just black, gray, and white. I’m more comfortable in darker colors and leather jackets.

— Ashley Benson

The Stockholm street style is distinctive, with ensembles that exemplify the city’s understated elegance.

— Aslaug Magnusdottir

Ned made a tremendous rattling, at which Bullet took fright, broke his bridle, and dashed off in grand style and would have stopped all farther negotiations by going home in disgust, had not a traveller arrested him and brought him back but Kit did not move.

— Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

My biggest challenge is cooking traditional French dishes, which usually require very specific techniques and methods. That’s just not my style… I cook from the soul.

— Aaron Sanchez

I always demand intensity in training. That’s my style, and I like it.

— Antoine Griezmann

When I was a kid, my mother’s parenting style teetered between benign neglect and intense bouts of violence.

— Ariel Gore

I like a certain style of show, I like a certain pace, I like a rhythm, I like a lot of comedy in with my drama.

— Amy Sherman-Palladino

I’m the old-school, letter-writing romantic. I know it’s out of style, and not a lot of women go for that these days, but that’s what I go for.

— Andre Holland

Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.

— Alan Parsons

My style is definitely schizophrenic it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I’ll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I’ll be moody and just wear black.

— Amber Le Bon

My style is part of the music I like, the bands I see, the people I surround myself with, the places I go to.

— Alice Dellal

It’s easy to write a good column if you’ve got good information. It’s hard if you have to depend on style alone. I suppose there are people who can get away with styling on a regular basis. I’m not one of them. You’re probably not, either.

— Allan Sloan

Abbey Clancy is incredible. I saw a picture of her in a white suit recently, and she looked amazing. Victoria Beckham always looks classy, and I like Coleen Rooney’s style too.

— Amy Childs

Brand-Dropping’ is the term that the Kluger Agency coined to describe discreetly advertising by product mentioning in song, and we feel we can make this the way of the future without jeopardizing any artist’s creative outlet or typical style.

— Adam Kluger

A little bit of this, a little bit of that. I never had any specific style.

— Al Hirt

For John Woo, it is quite difficult to make a movie in Hollywood in his own style. Because Hollywood is based on a producer system, it is difficult for a director to express himself using his own style of filmmaking.

— Alan Mak

There are a lot of champions out there, a lot of great guys, but I think that the way I compete and my fighting style makes me perfect for Reebok.

— Anthony Pettis

I don’t put any rules to my style I think fashion is something that you should play with… even if you make a mistake, it’s okay, it’s only fashion.

— Anja Rubik

I believe, and this is perhaps too nationalistic a view, that the American style of acting puts actors quickly in touch with each other, so that their continuous presence in a company, as in England, is not absolutely necessary.

— Arthur Penn

The European style of living is seductive: fewer hours worked, more hours at the cafe, less concern over self-betterment. But that style of living does not produce a purposeful life.

— Ben Shapiro

Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. We all grew up watching everything about her – her mike placement, her grace, her style and her class.

— Beyonce Knowles

I still got a lot to learn about fashion. I’m somebody who experiments, somebody who’s finding their way. I’m young, and I don’t really know if there’s any guide to style in what’s right and what’s wrong. I just dress as an extension of how I’m feeling. If I feel crazy, then I’m gonna rock something crazy.

— Big Sean

G.O.O.D. Music is just real tastemakers, man. Kanye’s a real tastemaker. One thing that I feel is tight about G.O.O.D. is that a lot of people have their own style, and you can see that. My style is different than Pusha’s, it’s different than Cudi’s. But it’s also slightly similar ’cause we have some similar tastes.

— Big Sean

I feel like I definitely have a real sporty style, more so than a lot of people in G.O.O.D. Music.

— Big Sean

With the super duper flow, I created that one word rhyme style.

— Big Sean

My dad had a personal style which was very attractive. It was quite reserved and quite elegant, and it was infectious.

— Bill Nighy

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

Charcoal or gas. Both give excellent results, so choose the one that best suits your style of cooking.

— Bobby Flay

My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.

— Boris Johnson

As an Old Navy style attendant, I’m all about upgrading your bare basics and presenting them to your customer as basics you need to have in your wardrobe.

— Brad Goreski

Whether it’s something with a chunkier heel or a moto style, you need a great pair of boots.

— Brad Goreski

I need a stylist to help me pull together a wardrobe. I just don’t have a lot of time to go shopping. So I have a stylist that knows what I want to wear, what cut of clothing I like, someone that really thinks and understands what my style and how I want to feel in the clothes.

— B.o.B

I love fashion. I like dressing how I feel, and my music shows how I feel – they go hand in hand. My performance style is pretty much the same as my everyday style.

— Banks

I think Deborah Harry has a really sexy, cool and quite playful sex-kitten kind of style I really like.

— Bat for Lashes

My personal style reflects my music. My music and how I dress is just how I express myself it’s just me. My music is urban pop, and my style of dressing is urban but still girly. I like that combination. The contrast is very nice.

— Becky G

I love Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain. I really do. It doesn’t matter what style they had – whether it was pin-up or whatever – it just worked for them, and it looked effortless even though it was fabulous. I like anything that just looks effortless.

— Behati Prinsloo

As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice.

— Ben Harper

When I first started singing in Paris, I sounded horrible: I was just singing to get some money to eat. And I wasn’t singing my own songs: it was Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix. Eventually, when I wrote my own music, my style just came out of my own place.

— Benjamin Clementine

My number-one theory in life is that style is proportional to your lack of resources – the less you have, the more stylish you’re likely to be.

— Beth Ditto

When you’re 13, you’re still trying to figure out your style.

— Bethany Mota

I was taught by my parents that people who are loud don’t have anything to say. I’ve found if you’re suggesting quite big changes, a quiet style may be reassuring.

— Bill Drayton

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.

— Bill Griffith

He’s the best practitioner I’ve ever seen of the Cuban style. But I think that what Rigondeaux sees as an immaculate performance has no corollary to what fans see as a perfect performance. In his mind, to make an opponent look terrible who has been lauded as exciting or favored against him gives him satisfaction.

— Brin-Jonathan Butler

When I first asked my boxing coach, two-time Olympic champion Hector Vinent, what made the Cuban style of fighting distinct from the rest of the world, he smiled and told me to sit on a bench in Prado and watch the Cuban women walk.

— Brin-Jonathan Butler

I play very, very emotional. That’s just my style.

— Brock Osweiler

I’m not a fan of chrome wheels. I sort of like brushed, brushed steel, more European style.

— Brooke Burke

Kim Jong-un’s style is more suggestive of Saddam Hussein or his murderous son, Uday Hussein.

— Barbara Demick

This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style you have to work around your weaknesses.

— Bill Bruford

I didn’t follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing.

— Billy Sheehan

Even as an 18-year-old, I had to grow comfortable with my leadership style, which is that I was really impatient with under-motivated people – extremely impatient, to the point where I was counterproductive as a manager of underproductive people. And that hasn’t really changed. If people need to be motivated, I’m no good.

— Bing Gordon

Despite the increasingly presidential style of political leadership in our country, teamwork is essential.

— Bob Ainsworth

When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn, almost brutal. Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on.

— Boris Spassky

As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It’s not a style that’s difficult to pick up. It’s purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.

— Boz Scaggs

My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened, learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.

— Boz Scaggs

I think the biggest thing for me is being able to adjust to the way the game has changed. It’s basically a 180-degree turn from the style I like to play. That’s what I think I’m most proud of, being able to fit into this style of game and still be fairly successful.

— Brett Hull

I do find, coming form the stage and all that, I’ve always been conscious of my posture and my body, but also the style aspect, I do find myself throwing on a blazer and a nice pair of loafers more often. Daddy always likes a new pair of Guccis.

— Bryan Batt

I really like the look of old ’70s and ’80s Japanese comics, so I think that style is something I will continue to draw.

— Bryan Lee O’Malley

Jackie O was so capable in so many ways. Hillary tried to redefine the role when she got into public policy, and Michelle Obama is able to move smoothly between form and function, style and substance.

— Bellamy Young

Michelle Obama blows my mind. Form and function, style and grace.

— Bellamy Young

New Orleans style is funky – it’s just as experimental as the city. There aren’t any rules. If you want to wear a polka-dot shirt and some crazy pants, you can get away with it there.

— Benjamin Booker

It’s true that I am not from the south and I have a certain reserve. I take time to get close to, and I don’t immediately throw my arms round someone. But it is more a question of style.

— Bernard Arnault

There is no need to pose for anything – you just walk straight and strong and be clear. We are all born with unique characteristics and we have to stick to that. Yes, use the tools to enhance it, but we shouldn’t be hiding behind them. That’s what style is about.

— Bibhu Mohapatra

Bernard Shaw said that when you copy yourself, you know you’ve got style. And I feel that if you can write like you write, then you are true to yourself. And it’s not an easy thing to do – it’s a disgustingly difficult thing to do.

— Bruce Robinson

Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don’t have a change, you’re bored. It’s the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about.

— Bill Blass

I’m a big fan of Coach Dorrell. I watched UCLA football for many, many years. I’ve grown accustomed to the Pac-10 style.

— Brian Bosworth

It’s the transformation that drives me. I want to do it all and never want to be boxed into something as a particular type or style. I never want people to think they know me. I hope to build a repertoire that one can look at and say, from to role to role, ‘Was that Brian Tee?’

— Brian Tee

Growing up, I was the plain one. I had no style. I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.

— Cameron Diaz

The North American intellectual tradition began, I maintain, in the encounter of British Romanticism with assertive, pragmatic North American English – the Protestant plain style in both the U.S. and Canada, with its no-nonsense Scottish immigrants.

— Camille Paglia

I’ve been a longtime admirer of Condoleezza Rice, because I like her articulateness and style – her toughness and rigor.

— Camille Paglia

I’m prepared for Amir Khan moving swiftly – or for whatever style he comes out using. I prepared with sparring, in the style similar to what he uses.

— Canelo Alvarez

I don’t focus much on video. I watch here and there, perhaps two or three of my opponent’s fights. That gives me a good idea of his style.

— Canelo Alvarez

Designers have told me that their collections are so me, but I don’t always recognise it because if you ask me what my style is, I’m really not that sure.

— Carine Roitfeld

It’s important to find what really suits who you are, because style isn’t only what you wear, it’s what you project.

— Carolina Herrera

In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience, and of course big stadiums didn’t enable you to do that. It wasn’t my style.

— Cat Stevens

Yes, you need substance in politics – but I think your style also says something about how you arrive at some of your conclusions.

— Charles Kennedy

I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas. In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film, he’s the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style. Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult.

— Charlie Hunnam

I love sneakers on a girl. I don’t know why, but I guess it’s because I’m still a young. I really like just like a girl who has style – a girl who does her own thing, is unique in what she’s wearing and works what she’s got.

— Chris Brown

I’m for comfort, not for style.

— Chris Hemsworth

A country, a style or an epoch are interesting only for the idea behind them.

— Christian Dior

Funnily enough, the most difficult style to do is the plain pump because it needs to look good on a variety of feet. I compare it to having a good bone structure. Make-up will make you look good, but it helps if you have a good skeleton to begin with.

— Christian Louboutin

The Big Band Era is my era. People say, ‘Where did you get your style from?’ I did the Big Band Era on guitar. That’s the best way I could explain it.

— Chuck Berry

I discovered Christopher Isherwood in college. His writing style is so direct, warm, and inclusive.

— Claire Danes

There’s nothing wrong with the screaming style of singing, and I’ll be the first to admit that it conveys an emotion. But I’m getting older, and I can’t scream and shout about the same things anymore. The songs I’m writing with Stone Sour call for a lighter, different approach.

— Corey Taylor

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

— Coco Chanel

You have to challenge yourself and your muscles. When you are really regimented, it’s the same over and over and you start to get comfortable. Switching up the style of training works your muscles differently.

— Curtis Jackson

As a female there aren’t too many characters that are very empowering, and there’s something very empowering about Lara Croft. She kicks butt and she does it in style. She’s confident and she’s educated.

— Camilla Luddington

With every bathroom renovation, there are three areas that I focus on: budget, function and style.

— Candice Olson

A common mistake people make regarding dining rooms is to buy a matching set of table and chairs, which can be monotonous. I like to mix guest chairs in one style and head chairs in another for a more interesting, dynamic look.

— Candice Olson

After my mom died, there was so much written about her fashion and her style and all that, and I felt that one of the most important parts of her was missing, her real intellectual curiosity.

— Caroline Kennedy

I think the clothes in Belle de Jour are very important to the style of the film. Even today, it is still timeless.

— Catherine Deneuve

I’m getting comfortable with West Coast style, which is more laid-back than British style.

— Cat Deeley

My style very much leans towards the masculine, but I think I am feminine in it – I like the feminine body in masculine shapes. The androgynous look suits me.

— Charlotte Rampling

The tradition and style of the ‘New York Times’ make it very difficult to have objective coverage of China. If we could purchase it, its tone might turn around.

— Chen Guangbiao

I don’t think I’m a style icon, not at all. Sometimes I just want to rock out in me scruffs and me Uggs. You know, a really comfy old tracksuit with maybe a dollop of ketchup down the front.

— Cheryl Cole

As you get older, you develop your style. For me, the simpler, the better.

— Cheryl Ladd

In high school, during lunchtime I would go in the room where the wrestling mats were and try different flips and different moves. Like windmills. I just started mixing martial arts with jazz and contemporary stuff and it would get mashed together and became my style.

— Caity Lotz

I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out of style on the railroads. I’d like to seem them come back, but I realize the diesels are more efficient.

— Clyde Tombaugh

I like The Erised for the harmony of their addictive beats mix, and I like Allie X for her distinct style and incredible lyrics – they are pure art.

— Connor Franta

No, because I’ve never really changed my style that much.

— Carly Simon

The X-Files’ from the beginning was a very visual show, and with Bob Mandel directing the pilot and Dan Sackheim being involved in the production of the pilot and directing the first episode, they brought a visual style to it that was elaborated on by so many good directors.

— Chris Carter

Purcell is a composer who had a formative influence on British music – even The Who now cite him as an influence. There’s an intense, dirty harmony, but there’s a Louis XIV kind of elan and style, too. He had the melancholy DNA of our national folk heritage.

— Charles Hazlewood

During my Austin years, I was drawing a regular strip for the University Of Texas newspaper, going to school, delivering blood, and trying to change my approach and ‘style’ as much as I could, since I knew that I’d calcify as I got older.

— Chris Ware

Yeah, it’s more like playing what you think is appropriate for the moment. It’s not about trying to force any particular style within the parameters – and the parameters we play in are pretty large!

— Charlie Hunter

It would be a big mistake to think that Chekhov was a natural, that he did not have to work for his effects and singular style.

— Clive Sinclair

I’ve always written songs that were confessional, acoustic, wordy – my writing style matches my personality. The music always has to match the mouth it comes out of.

— Camila Cabello

I had no style when I was 17! I look at teenagers now and say, ‘I wish I’d looked like them when I was that age.’ I had no style whatsoever, but style also wasn’t as prominent as it is today. I was just very laid back, usually wearing jeans and tank tops and flip flops.

— Candace Cameron Bure

Everyone has a different training style and being a female, sometimes you find you have to get really aggressive. Some people respond really well to aggression, some people don’t.

— Cara Castronuova

I enjoyed biology in high school, and that brought me to a research lab at U.C. Santa Barbara. I loved doing experiments, and I had fun with them. I realized this kind of problem-solving fit my intellectual style.

— Carol W. Greider

I’ve been at the very bottom of poverty, and it’s not so bad. It’s even kind of interesting. You can live there with a certain amount of style.

— Carolyn See

I’m kind of a beach bum from Florida, and I have a very different style. I like tight-fitting, Euro-fitting clothes, colored pants.

— Chandler Parsons

Beyonce is one of my inspirations. Her attitude, her style, her voice… she’s perfect.

— Charice Pempengco

I had some great pitchers while in St. Louis. At first, they only ‘pitched’ the ball fifty feet. They had an allowance of six bases on balls, which was neutralized to some extent by four strikes. Later on, the ‘throw’ became a free-for-all, overhand, or any style the pitcher chose.

— Charles Comiskey

I read mostly Irish, African, Japanese, South American, and African writers. You can count on Scandinavian literature for a certain kind of darkness, a modern mythic style.

— Chris Abani

Growing up, I just wore whatever fit. I was going through crazy growth spurts, so I could never really take my style too seriously.

— Chandler Parsons

You see a whole bunch of different looks in the NBA. Guys, like LeBron, have stylists now, and they do their own thing. Then you have Russell Westbrook, whose style is a little different. Every guy is wearing outfits to show their personality.

— Chandler Parsons

I want to be known for having a recognizable style. I believe having your own personal identity is what makes you competitive. On the other hand, I would like to be versatile and be challenged to go in new directions.

— Cliff Martinez

I guess I’d like to have my cake and eat it, too. I want to be known for having a recognizable style. I believe having your own personal identity is what makes you competitive. On the other hand, I would like to be versatile and be challenged to go in new directions.

— Cliff Martinez

I admire fashion and I respect it greatly, but I don’t necessarily follow trends. I never really have. I just wear what I like to wear. I really like colors, and there are some things I wear and don’t care what anybody says about it being in style or not. I wear it anyway.

— Condola Rashad

I went to a Catholic school, so of course we had to wear uniforms. My only form of expression was in shoes and the style of my hair.

— Camille Guaty

As a kid, I had a Beatles poster and a Bela Lugosi as Dracula poster, so both worlds always appealed to me. Horror allows you to do things as a composer than you’re able to do in no other style of movie. The music has to be aggressive. You can’t tiptoe around. It has to be incredibly focused dramatically – no time for second thoughts.

— Christopher Young

I’ve always had a more classic approach to style as opposed to uber-trendy. Having said that, I do like to have a bit of an edge, and I tend to be more daring when it comes to accessories – in particular, shoes and bags.

— Carly Steel

Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth and Sofia Lauren are my style inspirations. In terms of modern day actresses who I find inspiring, I love Emma Stone, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Dunst and Evan Rachel Wood. They aren’t afraid to take risks and make edgy.

— Carly Steel

With the Gap Band coming from Oklahoma, other artists would tease us by calling us cowboys. We didn’t grow up on a ranch, but we took that style to the stage. We knew that it was corny, but at least it was ours.

— Charlie Wilson

The Ed Hardy man is confident with a strong sense of personal style. He is not afraid to be seen and take risks. He enjoys comfort and flexible style, yet he wants to stand apart from the crowd.

— Christian Audigier

It’s certainly no coincidence that big bands became the entertainment of the army in WWI and WWII, and that jazz drumming style is very military influenced. The snare drum comes from the military and becomes the core kind of sound of jazz drums.

— Damien Chazelle

In essence, the optimistic style involves taking credit for successes but little blame for failures.

— Daniel Kahneman

No one’s ever really given me any style advice. I wear what I want, and it doesn’t matter what other people think.

— David Beckham

I think cubism has not fully been developed. It is treated like a style, pigeonholed and that’s it.

— David Hockney

Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the variations in style and genre, as long as they get that sense of story, of character, of empathetic involvement.

— Dean Koontz

I have this fear of coming across as a Barbie doll who got lucky. Style is a big part of who I am, but it’s not who I am. Ya know?

— Debi Mazar

If you understand gender differences in what I call ‘conversational style’, you may not be able to prevent disagreements from arising, but you stand a better chance of preventing them from spiraling out of control.

— Deborah Tannen

People with high blood pressure, diabetes – those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.

— Dick Gregory

It ain’t about if he knocks a guy out. It’s about how he knocks a guy out. It’s the style, the improvisation.

— Don King

My style is not that big. I wear heels, tight pants, and I wear diamonds.

— Donatella Versace

I have an image of what a British gentleman looks like, and that image finds real expression in Prince Charles. He is beyond fashion – he is an archetype of style.

— Donatella Versace

Many billboards and magazine ads have resorted to showing isolated body parts rather than full-body portraits of models using or wearing products. This style of photography, known in the industry as abstract representation, allows the viewer to see himself in the advertisement, rather than the model.

— Douglas Rushkoff

Beyond the hype, style, and speculation, the truth is that the iPad is really just another tablet device. A really big PDA, where a touchscreen does what a laptop’s keyboard used to do.

— Douglas Rushkoff

My general working style is to write everything first with pencil and paper, sitting beside a big wastebasket. Then I use Emacs to enter the text into my machine.

— Donald Knuth

Wherever you go, things change you. I mean, obviously moving to Miami and becoming part of the NBA has given me a different perspective on style than I had when I lived in Chicago or Milwaukee.

— Dwyane Wade

A good writer knows that if her style and perceptions are really cooking, she can bring anything off. It’s okay, of course, for novelists to depict bland, average families living bland, average lives in bland, average towns. But it isn’t okay when those novelists don’t outshine their bland, average subjects.

— Darin Strauss

I’m Dario Argento, and my style is something recognizable I think by the audience.

— Dario Argento

We want to play a really physical style ball, and so, for us tackling, we know we are shoulder-based tackling team, and we want to hit that strike zone just like you’re throwing fastballs into that catchers’ mitt just as hard as you can.

— Dan Quinn

I have enjoyed a wonderful run in films, so far, and I may, at some point, come back. But it will be in my own time and in my own style.

— Debra Winger

I’ve been using the same editor, thankfully, she’s been sticking with me, but I’ve been doing it full-on guerilla style… I haven’t gotten any public sponsor or anything, because I don’t want to seem like I’m trying to sell any particular thing.

— Daryl Hannah

I try to bring my own style to a role, but I can’t change how people think of me.

— Dennis Farina

Part of the Hong Kong style is the fact that a lot of the performers can perform the moves, and we don’t over-rehearse this stuff.

— Daniel Wu

My style is difficult to contain in a sentence it’s ever evolving. Generally I’m drawn to clean cuts and avoid patterns. I tend to choose structure and block colors, but these are all just loose guidelines.

— Daphne Guinness

It goes back to a style of moviemaking I remember seeing as a child, in movies like The Man With The Golden Arm, which I think was shot all on a sound stage.

— Debbie Allen

Prince, you never knew what to expect from him from one album to the next. Miles Davis was like that. You know, once you get used to one style, boom, he switched it and, you know, switched gears on you. So those artists are very exciting to me, very exciting to follow their path, you know, and their journey.

— D’Angelo

Hendrix was the bass player for Little Richard. We were both left-handed, but we would use a right-handed guitar held upside down and backwards. He developed my slides and my riffs. In fact he used to say, and this is documented, ‘I patterned my style after Dick Dale.’

— Dick Dale

I have always been interested in having people fall into the image and be aware of their reaction first, and then think about the style.

— Damian Loeb

We built our fashion around three fundamental concepts: Sicily, tailoring, and tradition. Our dream is to create a style which is timeless, and to create clothes with such a strong personality that whoever sees them can instantly say without a shadow of a doubt: this is a Dolce & Gabbana.

— Domenico Dolce

For me, style is about how you feel that day and what inspires you, as well as taking chances and making mistakes. Everything has to be comfortable. If things are too tight or too constricting, I feel out of my element.

— Dree Hemingway

Every company has its style, and that’s what makes the Bolshoi so impressive: their attack on jumps or their attack on choreography.

— David Hallberg

The Bolshoi style is bigger and more emotional, in a way that I love. It has the freshness and intensity that is like what I’ve tried to achieve in my dance-acting roles.

— David Hallberg

New York had a big influence on me growing up, and I was really part of the club scene – the Mudd Club and Studio 54. When you’re living in New York, you are just bombarded with style, trying to figure out how to be cool and how to feel relaxed at the same time.

— Dylan McDermott

When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect your shoulders are a little further back your style is a little more dynamic. It’s about the reestablishment of the gentleman.

— Dhani Jones

You do, mostly, in track, different sessions, sprinting and medium sessions in different style. You have to see that even if the pace is slow in championships, you can still sprint well and you can still power the last 200, which is always the main part when the race is slow.

— David Rudisha

We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the ‘writing style’ of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed.

— David Crane

Everybody’s got a puncher’s chance in this game. I mean every single person on Earth. But my whole focus, my whole style, my whole dynamic is built around taking that power away from you. So where is the logic in why you’re different from anybody else? There is no logic in it.

— Dominick Cruz

I thinned them out real thin once and it just didn’t look like me. I know it was in style to have really thin eyebrows, but it didn’t look right on my face.

— Denise Richards

I’ve said this a lot – I’m afraid to have girls! I’ve worked with kids before, and I just relate to boys better. I like their competitiveness and aggression: that’s more my style. I’m still dead set on doing whatever I can to make sure I only have boys!

— Derek Theler

Sometimes I’d hear things on other people’s records and I say I wanted it on my records, but Leslie Kong said, no, it wasn’t right and that it wasn’t my style.

— Desmond Dekker

Don’t copy another writer’s style, because that is not authentic, and that’s how it will sound. You develop your style over your whole life and through countless influences. Don’t impose something artificial.

— Douglas Brunt

For me, style is all about confidence. What you wear, both in terms of clothing and jewellery, should add to your confidence.

— Dulquer Salmaan

I think me leaving Detroit shaped my style. Me leaving, going to New York, going to L.A. and seeing what they were doing there. I think that inspired me more than what people were doing back home.

— Danny Brown

I never regarded my pictures as very much to be proud of, except in this, the craft, the style.

— Douglas Sirk

There arose a belief in style – and in banality. Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was a common belief that politics were not worthy of art.

— Douglas Sirk

Granddad offered me one hundred dollars if I would cut my mop of curly hair into a neat military style. Just before the wedding, I got a light trim. It wasn’t enough for Granddad, and he didn’t pay.

— David Eisenhower

Arsene Wenger’s idea is not only to play good football. It’s to play good football to win. In my day, we knew that with our style we could hurt teams and win trophies too. But we did it our way, with the positional game, passing, movement.

— Dennis Bergkamp

When you work with a legend as I do, it’s wonderful. There’s so many things I’ve learned working with Keith. He’s so patient, not only with me, but with everyone in our crew and with the audience and with the game. He has a style that is so easy and will never be copied.

— Dan Fouts

Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack. If tombstones were still in style, I would want to have the two words chiseled right under my name.

— Dennis Flanagan

When we want to have our own style of living, it is nobody’s business but ours. What we do in private is our private business.

— Eartha Kitt

I changed my writing style deliberately. My first two novels were written in a very self-consciously literary way. After I embraced gay subject matter, which was then new, I didn’t want to stand in its way. I wanted to make the style as transparent as possible so I could get on with it and tell the story, which was inherently interesting.

— Edmund White

The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.

— Edward Gibbon

Panamanian boxing is unique – it’s very musical. It’s almost like a dance. It has a lot to do with being in the Caribbean and with salsa. When you see a Panamanian boxer, there’s a style. There’s a playfulness in the way you throw the punches.

— Edgar Ramirez

Weirdly, the past starts to be about something else. It becomes about style in a way that it wasn’t about, and I don’t mean writing style, but cultural style.

— Eileen Myles

I’d hate it to become style over substance, I’d hate people to start putting me in a magazine article about my style. I don’t like dressing up in something I’m not necessarily comfortable in just to make it more of a show. I want the power to come from what I sing about and how I sing.

— Ellie Goulding

Gwen Stefani has amazing style. I used to really love Courtney Love, and anything she wore I loved. Or Chloe Sevigny, because I really love that sort of classic look, and I like being girly and flowery, and wearing little D&G dresses. I wear hats a lot, too. I think it goes back to when I was a bit grungy and was a skater girl for a bit.

— Ellie Goulding

I don’t really have a style icon but I really admire the way people dress like Gaga, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. It’s good to be inspired by singers who write music and dress incredibly – rather than models and people in the fashion industry who dress immaculately anyway because it’s their style.

— Ellie Goulding

I think the best advice I give is to try not to write. Try not to overwrite, try not to make it sound too good. Just use your own voice. Use your own style of putting it down.

— Elmore Leonard

It’s very hard to describe your own style. And I’m young, so I’m still experimenting. But I think it’s quite British and very much about individuality.

— Emma Watson

It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I’d ever seen before.

— Eric Clapton

My favorite instrument is the snare drum. In Scotland, the snare drum is very prominent in Highland bands. The Scottish style of playing is in my blood. It’s a very powerful instrument, but it can also be soothing, like velvet. It’s a real challenge for composers.

— Evelyn Glennie

As Erykah Badu, it has nothing to do with me, the way I look, my hair wrap, my style, it’s about you and what you feel for my music. If I can make you feel like the way that people who influenced me made me feel, that’s completion.

— Erykah Badu

My style is Edie Sedgwick meets Grace Jones, or Audrey Hepburn meets Salt ‘n’ Pepa. Strong and feisty but still classic.

— Estelle

I hate that if you do one style of music or become really well known for that one song, that everything that comes after has to fit that mold.

— Estelle

It’s not my job to try and alter the director’s style – he’s in charge, and I’ll always give him my trust.

— Ewan McGregor

If I were to live in Africa, serving the poor, the number-one thing I’d miss wouldn’t be running water or electricity – it would be style… being able to get dressed up and feel beautiful.

— Evangeline Lilly

After watching films of Jim Brown, I noticed that he never ran out of bounds. He always ran North and South and that’s what I turned my style into. I was a North and South runner.

— Earl Campbell

My running style was kind of just head-on, because I couldn’t dance.

— Earl Campbell

I liked the more sophisticated urban style of blues like Ray Charles and B. B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Lou Rawls people like that with more of a tendency toward jazz.

— Edgar Winter

You know, I’ve certainly gone through periods, once I got into this business, where I tried to adopt maybe a more sophisticated style, ’cause they give you all these free clothes.

— Edward Burns

There are lots of people whose style I admire, although I’d never dress like them. Chloe Sevigny is probably the most stylish woman ever, and Lady Gaga is amazing – it’s fun to watch what she’s going to wear next.

— Eliza Doolittle

As a writer, I try to do different things, but I’m not going to become a darker artist or turn into Radiohead overnight. I don’t think that’s my style.

— Eliza Doolittle

In ‘Windtalkers,’ the director John Woo is meticulous in melding his own intimate style into the cliches of a large-scale war movie, paying homage to all the tired conventions of the genre. But it’s an honor that these cliches don’t deserve.

— Elvis Mitchell

I create a look, and I create a style.

— Eileen Ford

I’ve found that I’ve settled into myself a little bit more in last year and started wearing things that I feel comfortable with and my own style and… I decided to just embrace the person that I am and the look I like, and what I think is pretty.

— Emily Procter

I decided about a year ago, and I just feel like I want to see more personal style in people, and I feel like if I’m going to be out there in the public eye, they should see who I am and how I dress, and I feel like it, also.

— Emily Procter

You know the way there are two kinds of actors – the De Niro kind who’s always De Niro, and then somebody like Daniel Day-Lewis, who transforms himself eerily? Well, I aim to be the Daniel Day-Lewis kind of writer. I don’t have a house style.

— Emma Donoghue

I’m really inspired by British style, like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.

— Emma Roberts

After watching my first World Series in 1977, I wanted to be Reggie Jackson. I bought a big Reggie poster. I ate Reggie candy bars. I entered a phase during which I insisted on having the same style of glasses Reggie had: gold wire frames with the double bar across.

— Eric Liu

My style is simple, kinda girly, but with a bit of an edge.

— Erin Heatherton

I think there is some resistance when people talk about ethical fashion, and a tendency to panic that if you’re bringing a moral agenda and highlighting the origins of the garments, you can’t incorporate style. But there’s no reason why style and conscience can’t co-exist.

— Erin O’Connor

My style has been nurtured over time. It’s more about knowing what doesn’t suit you. I love suits and anything sharp, and I know that shape suits me. I don’t feel feminine in floaty dresses with spaghetti straps – I feel more like Freddie Mercury in drag.

— Erin O’Connor

I don’t believe truth is conveyed by style and presentation. I don’t think that if it was grainy and full of handheld material, it would be any more truthful.

— Errol Morris

Anyone who says you can’t do anything with short hair is wrong! Every day, my style turns into something new, and there are so many different ways you can wear it.

— Evan Rachel Wood

A sense of style can be sort of fun, as long as it doesn’t get in the way.

— Edward N. Ney

As far as style goes, I gravitate toward anything that is effortlessly chic. I don’t wanna look like I’m trying too hard.

— Eve

It’s a matter of style. The Evan Hunter style and the Ed McBain style are very, very different.

— Evan Hunter

They’ve got this house style which is writer driven. I heard of one person who sent his script in, and Karen Berger said there weren’t enough words in it. Put some more in.

— Eddie Campbell

I like men who style themselves so that I can tell they give a damn about how they present themselves, but not too much as to say that’s probably what they care about most.

— Emma Ishta

That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music. We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn, which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are.

— Elliott Carter

Just a whole different style, just a whole different way of going about an audience and a way about skating. And they are so brilliant in their own way, which is great, and that’s what Brian was saying is the styles are different, and it’s the whole mentality.

— Elvis Stojko

Edie Sedgwick, Debbie Harry, Chloe Sevigny, Michelle Obama, and my friend Eugenie Niarchos each have their own great sense of style.

— Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

You just sort of let them go for a while, but it was time to have something done to my teeth. I’m glad. It’s going to be good. Tom Cruise has braces now, too. I’m right in style.

— Faye Dunaway

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.

— Frank Dane

Long before the idea of a writer’s conference was a glimmer in anyone’s eye, writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors. They studied meter with Ovid, plot construction with Homer, comedy with Aristophanes they honed their prose style by absorbing the lucid sentences of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson.

— Francine Prose

When I got started in New York, it wasn’t like it is now. If you were different from Miles and Dizzy, it was very difficult to make gigs and make money with your own style.

— Freddie Hubbard

I’m used to doing independent film where the style is a lot more casual. With improvising, you obviously find so much out on the day – and in a way, I feel more comfortable doing that.

— Felicity Jones

Sketching is almost everything. It is the painter’s identity, his style, his conviction, and then color is just a gift to the drawing.

— Fernando Botero

Once you’ve done one style, you leave it for a while.

— Fiona Shaw

At the beginning of my career I was going through a really weird phase of dressing in boys clothes. I would only wear one American Apparel T-shirt and shorts and brogues the whole year round. Not the same T-shirt, obviously, but one style of American Apparel T-shirt. I think I was going through a tomboy stage.

— Florence Welch

I’m pretty obsessed with Stevie Nicks from her style to her voice. I like watching her on YouTube and her old performances, the way she moves and everything.

— Florence Welch

Godfather’ was very classical – the way it was shot, the style – the whole driving force of it was more classical, almost Shakespearean.

— Francis Ford Coppola

I guess confidence is the only thing that I take from project to project, but I’m always open to learning everybody’s style – the director, the actor I’m working with.

— Freida Pinto

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

I’m an untrained musician. Untrained musicians don’t really have any music theory, they don’t have a lot of rules. We break the rules, but it’s mostly because we don’t know what the rules are. It’s easy for us to go to certain places, so I’m not surprised that a lot of people were amused by my songwriting style.

— Frank Black

Establishing a style is important, it really is, but a lot of singers get so involved with their instrument, and more so than they do in what they’re singing. I think you really have to think about what you’re singing. You have to make the public believe what you’re singing. And in order to do that, you have to believe it.

— Frankie Valli

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

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!

— Gary Ryan Blair

Coming into the business, you’d pass through these little agencies until you got to understand what was happening in the business, unless you were really able to have a style strong enough to go directly to the publishers.

— Gil Kane

Boots in January are always a good look, and some of the cutest ones I’ve seen lately were designed by Ivanka Trump, who knows a thing or two about style.

— Gayle King

Basically, my hair is very dry from all the backcombing! Hairdressers prefer if your hair is dry and damaged, as it makes it easier to style.

— Georgia May Jagger

Grace Kelly is my main inspiration, for her timeless beauty. I like Jennifer Lawrence for her fun, down-to-earth style, and Taylor Swift is always elegant.

— Gracie Gold

I’m inspired by artists who use a limited palette, like painter Piet Mondrian, and the White Stripes, two musicians who create an incredible sound. Our food is starting to go back to a ‘less is more’ style.

— Graham Elliot

I think that people are getting really excited about different ethnic food, and almost even micro-ethnic food. So it’s not just, ‘I love Asian,’ it’s Szechuan or Hunan, this one style from China.

— Graham Elliot

I’m most comfortable in T-shirts, but they have to have some style to them.

— Giada De Laurentiis

I was born in the ’80s, so I don’t really remember it very strongly, but the music is so iconic. And so those artists – Madonna, Prince, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston – you still hear those songs all the time. And there’s such a distinctive style – the clothes, the shoulder pads, the big hair, the perm.

— Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Well, I want to do everything in sort of a documentary style, ever since I started in the ’80s.

— Gus Van Sant

Films, fiction, can encompass a whole global vision on a particular subject with any story, whatever it is. You can play the story in whatever country with whatever language in whatever style you want to tell the story in.

— Gael Garcia Bernal

I started playing chess when I was five years old. I learned the moves from my mother, then worked with my father – and later trainers. My style became very technical. I sacrificed a lot of things. I was always hunting for the king, for the mate. I’d forget about my other pieces.

— Garry Kasparov

I was a big fan of Jim Hall as well. I liked his comping style, his accompanying. And that he played, generally, four note chords, the top four strings of the guitar.

— Gary Burton

I have a fairly limited drawing style. I’m not like my friend Derek Kirk Kim, who can pretty much change his style at will. My drawing style can handle some of my stories, but not all of them.

— Gene Luen Yang

Big business increasingly likes to portray itself as socially concerned, adopting the style of civic action through ‘campaigns’ of varying degrees of cynicism.

— Geoff Mulgan

I’m always aware of writing around things I can’t do, and I’ve come to think that that’s actually what ‘style’ is – an avoidance of your deficiencies.

— George Saunders

I know this sounds weird, but I was into storyboarding when I was younger. I loved coming up with my own style through fashion blogs and magazines. But I’ve never liked trying things on. I don’t know why. It was more about making mood boards. I’ve loved fashion my whole life, but more the imagery of it than actually wearing it.

— Gigi Hadid

Nobody has ever called Shea Stadium a cathedral. In style, it was more like the old warehouse or outdated movie theater that Korean worshippers have transformed into a church in the borough of Queens. Not a cathedral – but a place where people go to be fulfilled, nonetheless.

— George Vecsey

As for middle school, I had a really horrible era of style. I’d only play basketball with the boys during lunch, so I went through a phase of only wearing Lakers uniforms to school – that was cute! And then I kind of went through the Puma phase that everyone went through with the sweatsuits, which turned into Juicy Couture sweatsuits.

— Gigi Hadid

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

— Gore Vidal

I loved all those classic figures from the ’30s and ’40s… Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth. They had such glamour and style. I loved the movies of those times too – so much attention paid to details, lights, clothing, the way the studios would develop talent.

— Grace Jones

A person with ‘oppositional conversational style’ is a person who, in conversation, disagrees with and corrects whatever you say. He or she may do this in a friendly way, or a belligerent way, but this person frames remarks in opposition to whatever you venture.

— Gretchen Rubin

A writer must face up to the test of reality, including political reality, and that can’t be done if he keeps his distance. A literary style cultivated like a hothouse plant may show a certain artificial purity, but it won’t really be pure.

— Gunter Grass

There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.

— Gustave Flaubert

One never tires of what is well written, style is life! It is the very blood of thought!

— Gustave Flaubert

My spiked hair goes back about 15 years ago. I had long, curly rocker hair then. The woman who cuts my hair thought I needed a new style, so I let her surprise me. I flipped when I first saw it, but I soon realized the look was really me. I’ve always been a little crazy.

— Guy Fieri

Styx has their own style of music, and I think that’s justifiable, the same way that Asia and Yes have had – Yes particularly has a unique style that seems to have transcended all styles of music for 43 years.

— Geoff Downes

I think when you follow a band, you’re following a – and I don’t like to use the term ‘brand,’ but you are following a kind of style, if you like. So I think you have to accept that there will be different people involved from time to time.

— Geoff Downes

But even gold is not everything: and only a fanatic, and a rather foolish fanatic, would say that this style of fiction summed up and exhausted all the good that fiction could give and do.

— George Saintsbury

Where words can be translated into equivalent words, the style of an original can be closely followed but no translation which aims at being written in normal English can reproduce the style of Aristotle.

— Gilbert Murray

We’re into this barrage of pop culture – you know, TV, movies, the Internet. We become creatures that we’ve made up, made of certain different flotsam from pop culture and certain different personas that are in style.

— Gillian Flynn

I’m comfortable singing jazz. The only thing I was concerned about is that everybody, even in jazz, has their own style. To me, the queen of doodling was Ella Fitzgerald, and scatting is something I never thought I could do.

— Gladys Knight

I’d very much like to create my own style as a photographer, even if it’s just for myself.

— Graeme Le Saux

You know this old style of American family series? Well, I sit there and cry.

— Graham Kennedy

I have no favourite genre or style but treat each novel with the same care, imagination and craftsmanship. It’s as difficult to write a crime or a children’s novel with a touch of style and grace as it is a literary novel.

— Garry Disher

When you’re used to looking through a stills lens and you have to capture an emotional moment, and that picture is not moving and yet it has to have impact, I think that’s the first influence on my style.

— Gavid Hood

If you take anything I say with any seriousness whatsoever, go study Yang style tai chi. It will make you live longer.

— Hal Sparks

My style has evolved in a nice way, but everyone has bad moments.

— Halle Berry

It comes down to personal style, and that’s what’s sexy and attractive in a man.

— Hannah Simone

I’m just a really big fan of street style. When I went to New York for Fashion Week, it was great to watch everyone on the runway and see all the beautiful clothes and to get ideas, but again, I think it’s just about being open and looking around.

— Hannah Simone

My mom, well, she’s half Greek, half German-Italian born in England. She’s just a nomad. She loves Middle Eastern style, Indian style, so much so that she ended up having Indian babies.

— Hannah Simone

I have no models in Japanese literature. I created my own style, my own way.

— Haruki Murakami

In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness.

— Haruki Murakami

It’s true that at the time I was fond of Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and it was from them that I learned about this kind of simple, swift-paced style, but the main reason for the style of my first novel is that I simply did not have the time to write sustained prose.

— Haruki Murakami

I can’t write in a whole lot of different styles, trying to please the highbrows one time and the lowbrows the next. I pretty much have a basic style I employ.

— Harvey Pekar

I was influenced by autobiographical writers like Henry Miller, and I had actually done some autobiographical prose. But I just thought that comics were like virgin territory. There was so much to be done. It excited me. I couldn’t draw very well. I could write scripts and storyboard style using stick figures and balloons and captions.

— Harvey Pekar

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

I dreamed of being like Kaka, and Brazil was the home of that creative style, which the Brazilians call ginga.

— Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Once you develop your own style, you know when you’re able to give your best. Feeling at home is part of it, and I don’t think that’s an L.A. thing. It’s a matter of the environment and of what affects you.

— Herb Ritts

It’s not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.

— Herbie Hancock

I think there’s much more fashion competition in the more junior levels of the fashion department. And that’s exciting and stimulating to see, because it’s ‘Vogue’ it’s great to see people dressed originally and with great style and panache. It wouldn’t be ‘Vogue’ otherwise.

— Hamish Bowles

I don’t have any style icons, but I get inspiration from my friends. My style motto is that it is better to be overdressed than underdressed.

— Hannah Kearney

I like to mix British classics, like a great trench, with fun vintage pieces I find in New York. L.A. style is often very relaxed and comfortable, and I appreciate that effortless feel.

— Harley Viera-Newton

What is the difference between fashion and style? Fashion says, ‘Me, too,’ and style, ‘Only me.’

— Geraldine Stutz

I think trying to maintain a classic pretty style is the way I like to go, like Margot Robbie’s style.

— Hailey Baldwin

For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft. If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style, because I could fight even harder.

— Hermann Maier

If something is good, it doesn’t go out of style every six months. The fashion wheel of today doesn’t have to go as quickly as it was pushed in the 80’s.

— Helmut Lang

I’m sorry if the following sounds combative and excessively personal, but that’s my general style.

— Ian Jackson

I rarely use a stylist, and enjoy choosing my outfit on my own. If you know what suits your body and personality then your individual style emerges naturally.

— Hilary Rhoda

They have all different names for music. I think the music I’m going to change the style with is going to be really, really big-years and years after I’m gone.

— Ike Turner

Spanglish is a creative way also of saying, ‘I am an American, and I have my own style, my own taste, my own tongue.’

— Ilan Stavans

If we don’t like the Human Rights Council, then let’s not fund it. We should pick and choose cafeteria style which groups we want to help.

— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

As we know, all sports evolve tremendously, and our sport is no different. It’s really not the same thing at all as it was in 1972. It’s a different type of horse we’re using. The style of riding is quite evolved, the way the courses are built, the materials used… it’s virtually unrecognizable.

— Ian Millar

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame traditionally has had a management style that is very supportive of American talent, first and foremost, over everything else. And I think that’s right and proper.

— Ian Anderson

I don’t do grey. I like my colour, my style.

— Imelda May

It’s fun to be an actor and dress up, but I’m happy being me and just loving accepting my personal style.

— India de Beaufort

My style is quite clean, vintage, and almost French in a way.

— India de Beaufort

Ancient, woman-centered words and beliefs never, like, fall off the planet. Having long done taken on a life of their own, they – like womankind – evolve, and survive. Chameleon style.

— Inga Muscio

You can’t try to be somebody you’re not that’s not style. If someone says, ‘Buy this – you’ll be stylish,’ you won’t be stylish because you won’t be you. You have to learn who you are first, and that’s painful.

— Iris Apfel

Yet Aristotle’s excellence of substance, so far from being associated with the grand style, is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon.

— Irving Babbitt

I think my favorite film of all time has to be ‘The Illusionist’ by Sylvain Chomet. Beautiful plot, beautiful story. You know, not much happens, but it’s beautiful. And when I was young, ‘The Triplets of Belleville’ was one of my favorite movies. I liked his style a lot.

— Isaac Hempstead Wright

Turin is a city which entices a writer towards vigor, linearity, style. It encourages logic, and through logic it opens the way towards madness.

— Italo Calvino

In 2011, I announced that I was going to retire, and my agent panicked. So she says: ‘No, no, no. You have to write a book with your husband.’ My husband is a writer of crime novels. His name is William Gordon. And so I had to accommodate to his style because that’s what he writes. So we decided we’d give it a try. Well, we almost divorced.

— Isabel Allende

I have a lot of vintage, so my style is pretty eclectic of different time periods and styles. I would describe it as comfortable, creative, and vintage.

— Isabel Lucas

Practice negotiating, and hone your style and skills with low-consequence transactions. Call the phone company and threaten to switch providers if they won’t give you a better deal on your service going forward. Go to a boutique and ask for a discount.

— Ivanka Trump

Well, I’m still experimenting, trying to figure out my style. I’m trying lots of things from many designers including Christian Siriano.

— Isabelle Fuhrman

All my editors since Malcolm Cowley have had instructions to leave my prose exactly as I wrote it. In the days of Malcolm Cowley, with ‘On the Road’ and ‘The Dharma Bums’, I had no power to stand by my style for better or for worse.

— Jack Kerouac

My style is colloquial storytelling. It’s the way we tell stories to one another – it’s not writerly, it’s not overdone.

— James Patterson

A lot of times you get people writing wonderful sentences and paragraphs, and they fall in love with their prose style, but the stories really aren’t that terrific.

— James Patterson

No, there’s not much competition between puppeteers in general because everybody’s working their own style.

— Jim Henson

In L.A., it’s very hard to have some kind of conscience of some style out there. The weather’s too hot there’s no seasons.

— Jason Statham

If you’re going to do something, do it with style!

— Jason Statham

I want to see a more collective style in how our party operates, in politics as a whole.

— Jeremy Corbyn

When it comes to other celebrity brands, I think a lot of people do a great job, but it can’t be all about them. Everybody doesn’t want to just look like the celebrity, because they can’t. They just want one element of that style.

— Jessica Simpson

In this world, emotion has become suspect – the accepted style is smooth, antiseptic and passionless.

— Joe Biden

My style is pretty clean, classic, and elegant, with some elements to make it a little funkier. If you see me on a normal day, I’m usually in a T-shirt and jeans, maybe with some cool sneakers, but I’m pretty basic.

— John Legend

My style of songwriting is influenced by cinema. I’m a frustrated filmmaker. A fan once said to me, ‘Girl, you make me see pictures in my head!’ and I took that as a great compliment. That’s exactly my intention.

— Joni Mitchell

Do not copy my style! The first rule of writing is write about what you know, not what you think you know. So, think about what you’ve done in your life and write about that.

— Jackie Collins

The idea of old was to conform yourself to a style of cooking, it was not to create a style of cooking. Now the chef is so much into ‘I want to sign that dish and say I am the one who made that dish.’

— Jacques Pepin

I always rewrite the very beginning of a novel. I rewrite the beginning as I write the ending, so I may spend part of morning writing the ending, the last 100 pages approximately, and then part of the morning revising the beginning. So the style of the novel has a consistency.

— Joyce Carol Oates

Death Sentence’ really is a throwback to the ’70s style revenge drama with moments of action. It’s like a contemporary ‘Death Wish’ with a much more thriller style storyline, but the action scenes I shot very much in the style of ’70s films like ‘The French Connection.’

— James Wan

The Observer’s Very Short List’ is another example of how the Observer Media Group offers its readers the most cutting-edge information, available in a variety of platforms and written by an editorial staff known for its distinctive and discerning style and wit.

— Jared Kushner

There are people out there who are into traditional country music and for those people you have artists like Brad Paisley and Josh Turner and Alan Jackson. Then you have artists with a progressive style of country music, like myself and Eric Church and Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert.

— Jason Aldean

You get used to working with one choreographer. You kind of get stuck in that vein and you work your way out of it, picking up someone else’s style, their flavor. It takes a bit of time.

— Janet Jackson

It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn’t take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up.

— Jason Mraz

Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ is my first book, and it’s the fulfillment of a life-long dream. I had always wanted to be a cartoonist, but I found that it was very tough to break into the world of newspaper syndication. So I started playing with a style that mixed cartoons and ‘traditional’ writing, and that’s how ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ was born.

— Jeff Kinney

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

No matter what I do, my songs come out in a certain style, and if that sounds like Dead Kennedys, then there’s probably a reason for it. Don’t forget, I wrote most of those songs, music and lyrics.

— Jello Biafra

The style of ancient Egyptian art is transcendently clear, something 8-year-olds can recognize in an instant. Its consistency and codification is one of the most epic visual journeys in all art, one that lasts 30 dynasties spread over 3,000 years.

— Jerry Saltz

Billions of photos are shot every year, and about the toughest thing a photographer can do is invent an original, deeply personal, instantly recognizable visual style. In the early nineties, Wolfgang Tillmans did just that, transforming himself into a new kind of artist-photographer of modern life.

— Jerry Saltz

Batty as it sounds, subject and style may choose artists, through some unfathomable cosmic means. How else to explain that even artists who enjoy what they do can be perplexed or even horrified that they’re doing it?

— Jerry Saltz

I’m not for or against video – or any medium or style, for that matter.

— Jerry Saltz

Giorgio Morandi’s paintings make me think that artists may not totally choose, or even control, their subjects or style.

— Jerry Saltz

Some of my favorite poets had a tremendous sense of whimsy, so it’s a writing style I guess I admire.

— Jewel

My style is not specific to the antebellum South, but it’s heavily inspired by the Jim Crow era.

— Jidenna

So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully – which I didn’t at the beginning.

— Jo Brand

I’ll never be the biggest kind of star I’ll be like Bob Duvall, respected as an actor but a lot of people can’t identify the face. I don’t have the personality of a big star, or the looks of a Mel Gibson or a Paul Newman, or the style of a George C. Scott.

— John Malkovich

I’d say in general, my style is Johnny Weir style. It’s my style. I can’t classify it as anything else.

— Johnny Weir

When I first met the world, basically, or introduced myself to people, I was in ‘Superbad,’ and I feel the same way I felt promoting ‘Superbad’ in an underdog style that I feel promoting ‘Moneyball.’

— Jonah Hill

I think my style is kind of a cross between a skater hippie and an R&B star. If there were something I was going to endorse, it would probably be something like sneakers. Something that would be me.

— Justin Timberlake

I actually have no style whatsoever. I’m the worst. I have people I talk to, and I say, ‘Please tell me how to dress because I don’t know what I’m doing.’ The biggest thing for me is my mom. I’m like, ‘Mom, do I look good?’ If she says yes, I’m good to go.

— J. J. Watt

I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world.

— J. M. Coetzee

I don’t like a bunch of writers sitting around, puffing smoke, they like this book, he wrote this – tell me a dirty joke, you know. It’s just not my style, I’ve never been that kind of person.

— James McBride

Bad acting comes in many bags, various odors. It can be performed by cardboard refugees from an Ed Wood movie, reciting their dialogue off an eye chart, or by hopped-up pros looking to punch a hole through the fourth wall from pure ballistic force of personality, like Joe Pesci in a bad mood. I can respect bad acting that owns its own style.

— James Wolcott

Once you start classifying and trying to identify your own comedy style, you’ve ceased to be funny.

— Jane Lynch

Television is much more of a producer’s writer’s medium, so a lot of the time, when you’re directing a television show, they have a color palette on set or a visual style and dynamic that’s already been predetermined, and you just kind of have to follow the rules.

— Jason Bateman

Why not take a science fiction comic and put the characters in a small town to gain their particular perspective? A lot of that comes from me growing up in a small town on a farm, so that’s what I know and what I’m comfortable with. My drawing style is also very sparse and minimalist, so a rural setting complements that.

— Jeff Lemire

When I was 18, I took a trip to Thailand with a friend. We stayed for a month. Bangkok was very raw for a teenager: there were no cellphones, no Internet, and the only music I had with me was this cassette by Liz Phair. I was writing a lot of poetry, and she embodied a talky style of songwriting that I found very accessible.

— Jenny Lewis

I have lots of muses, but one of my main girls is Cara Delevingne. She epitomises the way to wear my clothes. I love how she mixes up her style and the way she has so much fun. I simply adore her.

— Jeremy Scott

If you look at ‘Mad Men,’ it’s set in the wrong decade. The style of Mad Men is really the 1950s, not the 1960s.

— Jerry Della Femina

My style is ghetto chic. I love tacky jewelry, mega heels, high-waisted shorts, catsuits.

— Jessie J

I started to look like a cartoon character with the fringe and the catsuits. Yes, I want to change and mix it up. I want to change my hair, change my style. I want to be allowed to grow.

— Jessie J

The Authority,’ by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, really pioneered the widescreen, action-packed style of storytelling.

— Jim Lee

I have a Madonna portrait done in the style of a Russian icon. My mother, the chef Lidia Bastianich, and I bought it together. It reminds me of her.

— Joe Bastianich

More and more, I enjoy hearing people who are good at their instruments and who’ve found a distinctive voice. In death metal, a lot of guys are Eddie Van Halen disciples, but they take his style to really expressionistic places. It’s a real pleasure for me to hear people pushing their craft.

— John Darnielle

When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album.

— John Fogerty

I don’t know what’s hipper: to Facebook or to Twitter. I just know for me, personally, discretion never went out of style.

— John Ridley

Style icons feel like they have to be so thin, and when I see somebody with a fuller figure like Scarlet Johansson, who is sexy and happy, I find it such a relief.

— Jade Jagger

When I started writing ‘A Million Little Pieces,’ I felt like it was the right story with the style I had been looking for, and I just kept going.

— James Frey

It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is – like Verdi said – working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra’s collective qualities emerge.

— James Levine

A lot of guys I know are into this whole scarf trend. Not my thing. I prefer to update and personalize my style with the smaller things, like a pocket square or, again, with the shoes. All in the details.

— James Marsden

I don’t want any of my records to sound like one style throughout. That’s why I choose different grooves and songs: tunes that are sensitive and slow as well as pieces that are abstract and fast. The approach I want to take with my records is to give the listener a variety of grooves, concepts, and composers.

— Jason Moran

I’ve always loved the rustic, slightly worn style of Canvas and that element of an artisanal hand. It’s so inherently chic.

— Jason Wu

Every writer must find a way of writing that tells the reader: This is me and no one else. The Voice can be idiosyncratic, but it cannot be obscure. It is a blend of style and content and intent and rhythm and pure personality.

— Jeff Lindsay

I like suits. I mean, I always feel good in a suit I’m more of a suit guy than a shirt-and-jeans-type guy, probably. You know, like, I love Brad Goresky’s style. And sometimes he’ll wear a pair of, like, leopard pants, and I’m like, I couldn’t pull that off, but I appreciate it from afar.

— Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The Blacklist’ was really right place, right time. I read the script and met with Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Fox and John Davis, and we just hit it off. They understood that I was not so much trying to adapt to television, but adapt a cinematic style to the things that we were gonna do.

— Joe Carnahan

I’m a big shoe guy, too. I have far too many pairs. Whenever there’s a new style out, I’ll text my stylist: ‘Can we get a pair of those?’

— Joe Jonas

Since her landmark ‘Tapestry,’ Carole King has both oversimplified and over elaborated that masterful album’s style until her music has become something more overtly but less effectively personal.

— Jon Landau

James Taylor is the kind of person I always thought the word ‘folksinger’ referred to. He writes and sings songs that are reflections of his own life, and performs in them in his own style. All of his performances are marked by an eloquent simplicity.

— Jon Landau

My parents were incredibly strict, almost military style.

— John Leguizamo

The title song of David Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’ is one of his handful of classics, a bizarre mixture of social comment, run-on lyric style, English pop and American soul.

— Jon Landau

I’m interested in so many different things and I’d like to cover a lot of territory. I’m trying to see my show as the Sunday ‘Times.’ You have the Arts & Leisure section, you have the Op-Ed page, you have the Book Review… even the Style section has those wonderful essays about relationships.

— Joy Behar

I didn’t like England. I couldn’t take the look of the place or the style of friendship. I need more intimacy from people than is considered okay there, and I felt that my personality and my enthusiasms weren’t understood. I had to put a big lid on myself.

— Jane Campion

A terrific exercise is to take a paragraph of someone’s writing who has a really strong style, and using their structure, substitute your own words for theirs, and see how they achieved their effects.

— Janet Fitch

When I look at ‘Napoleon Dynamite’s style I’m reminded of how I spoke when I was an eight-year-old boy. It was just like capturing the essence of, ‘Duh!’ It was just like the stuff that I would say when I was like eight, nine, ten years old.

— Jason Reitman

I’m a schizophrenic mix of wannabe glamourpuss and absolute slob, and my style is very much magistrate-meets-barmaid.

— Jenny Eclair

Matter of fact, the style that people use today, I invented in a way.

— John Milius

The thing is, we’ve changed our style but we’ve never changed the actual roots of what we’ve done.

— John Oates

My sense of style is influenced by how I feel. I want to express myself because they see you before they hear you. You want to come on stage, and what you look like should represent the song you are playing or the set you are about to play or the message in your music.

— Jon Batiste

I’ve tried to bring the mentality of the outside linebacker to the inside and the rough, tough style of an inside linebacker to the outside. The middle linebacker always has been known as kind of a big plugger. Outside guys are known to be able to run. I just try to make big plays wherever I am.

— Junior Seau

I don’t wear strappy tops. Everyone feels self-conscious about something on their body. It’s just finding a style that works for you, and I don’t really suit strappy tops or dresses, so I avoid them.

— Jessica Ennis-Hill

With prurient absorption and only minimal risk, we can pretend to be the subject of the lead article on the front page of the Style section of our local newspaper for as long as it takes to finish our morning coffee.

— Joanna Scott

I discovered that writing was very nice indeed when I was very young, and I never changed. I don’t think my style has changed very much at all – though I hope what I say is a bit more interesting. It’s about getting to know a character and loving them, I think.

— Jane Gardam

In modern novels, there is no one I want to copy. My style ‘is a poor thing, but it is my own.’

— Jane Gardam

I’m not really calculated enough or trained enough as a musician or songwriter to create a style in order to please people. Ultimately, I just have to do what I like to do.

— Jane Wiedlin

It used to be that you could do these nuggets of a movie and it would attach itself in terms of credibility to your work and the style of work that you did, that people would be interested and curious about you and your work as an actor.

— Jared Harris

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.

— Jacques Barzun

My journalistic heroes are all the guys like Peter Arnett of Vietnam, and my style in journalism is you got to stand there, and you got to see it with your own eyes.

— Johnny Colt

One thing that I think never goes out of style is just purity. Niceness and purity. And the Muppets have never lost that. Kermit especially is just wide-eyed wonder, unblinking. And he can’t blink. Which I think probably helps.

— Jason Segel

Bruce Lee loved all different styles of martial arts. He believed that you shouldn’t limit yourself to one style, because martial arts is just another form of human expression.

— Jake Shimabukuro

My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality.

— Jean-Jacques Annaud

I have always tended toward a lush prose style, but I take care to modulate it from story to story and to strip it down entirely when necessary.

— Jeff Vandermeer

I don’t know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can – that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style.

— James Gunn

I feel like it’s important, especially at young age, to find exactly what it is that makes your style so important as opposed to just trying to fit into the iconic styles of performers out there.

— Jennifer Damiano

My style icons would be people like Brigitte Bardot and old Hollywood actresses who always look so stunning, cool and chic. I like classic and timeless looks.

— Jessica Brown Findlay

I like to accessorise shirts with a little ribbon tied round my collar or a country style ascot. I’ve also sewed little hearts on some of my sleeves which I’ve done for years because I always wear my heart on my sleeve so if you see a little embroidered heart on my clothes, that’s why!

— Jessica Brown Findlay

There’s rock n’ roll in hip-hop, there’s rock n’ roll in pop music, there’s rock n’ roll in soul, there’s rock n’ roll in country. When you see people dress, and their style has an edge to it, that rebellious edge that bubbles up in every genre, that’s rock n’ roll. Everybody still wants to be a rock star, you know?

— John Varvatos

I enjoy looking at old photos of some of my favorite rock icons, but also get inspired from the younger bands that are coming up and really creating their own style, their own image.

— John Varvatos

I believe that if you think about what style means, you won’t become a fashion victim.

— John Varvatos

A black suit can be classic and timeless and certainly for most occasions. But remember, it’s not so much the color of suit as it is about the fit, cut, style, and, of course, attitude you have when wearing it.

— John Varvatos

You can be stern and forthright, and that’s my management style, but when you lose it totally, that’s a sign of weakness.

— Jon Huntsman, Jr.

When you’re talking about Tim Burton, you’re talking about a guy that has such a visual sense, an aesthetic, a storytelling style. It’s like he’s got his own genre.

— Jackie Earle Haley

I think Americans are very verbal and Aussies are more circumspect, and that can come across as being clearer. It can also come across as abrupt and cold. Some people find me to be abrupt and cold. That’s just my personal style.

— James P. Gorman

My style is a very universal sound, which is very close to where I grew up.

— Jon Secada

My mother has a very chic sense of style, but she also has high expectations for her clothes to be functional and practical.

— Joseph Altuzarra

The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class, capital-S, Society may have come when, in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be call the Society page was replaced by the Style section.

— Joseph Epstein

There is a company in Barcelona called Headless, and I was a huge fan. I love their style. I had been trying to work with them for years. ‘A Monster Calls’ was the perfect project to work on with them.

— Juan Antonio Bayona

It seems like pop singing has sort of influenced musical theatre in so many ways – you could argue good or bad, really – and musical theatre is written for that style so often, which is a completely different style.

— Julian Ovenden

The advice I like to give to drummers is that there’s no right or wrong way of playing the drums. I think the drumming community can be very antiquated and very stuck in the past of, like, this Neil Peart style, technical Guitar Center drum video kind of approach. That you need to have played for 15 years before you ever do anything worthwhile.

— Janet Weiss

Horror movies are here to stay, you know? It’s not a fad. Even the musical has gone in and out of style from time to time. Horror movies have always been around.

— Jerry O’Connell

London is very fashion-forward. Everyone’s very stylish, and the designers are great. It’s very my style, grungy and feminine – a bit of everything.

— Jessica Hart

L.A. style is more laid back than London, mainly because it’s always sunny. In London, the cold means you get to rock layers. And you can’t go wrong with a trench coat!

— Jessica Lowndes

My personal style depends on what I’m doing or where I am. I wear a lot of jeans and jean shorts and t-shirts, and I love leather jackets it’s pretty relaxed.

— Jessica Springsteen

Hair on a guy is something that attracts me first if you’ve got a good head of hair, and you’re able to style yourself in a way that’s presentable, I think that’s really important.

— Jessica Stroup

Style to me is a mix between rock star chic-quirky-sexy and expressive. I always dress for my body type, as it’s important to highlight your pluses! I like edgy clothes that have character. I usually dress by the mood I’m in – so if I’m in my ripped jeans and leather jacket, you know I’m feeling rebellious!

— Jiah Khan

My personal style is bipolar. Sometimes I feel like dressing in a boyish leather jacket other times I want to dress more elegantly. Most of the time it’s what I like to call ‘comfortable chic’: Giuseppe Zanotti flat sandals, Rag & Bone jeans, slouchy Isabel Marant shirts.

— Joan Smalls

I feel like we’re going to see a lot more movies that mix documentary style with fiction, more along the lines of ‘District 9.’

— Josh Trank

Most people call my style of dress slovenly, I call it extreme casual. If I didn’t have a mother and a sister for the times I do have to get dressed, I would be absolutely lost.

— Joshua Jackson

Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.

— Jack Lynch

My comics have changed so much over the years, in the writing, in art style, sometimes incrementally, sometimes quite suddenly. So I’ve cultivated an audience who will go along with me because they trust me.

— John Allison

I’m excited to watch slope style and halfpipe. And then, of course, when my events are done, I get to go to hockey, which is always entertaining. I also like figure skating. I think every girl grew up watching figure skating.

— Julia Mancuso

I have a lot of teenage readers and readers in their early twenties. My writing style appeals to them. And if they look at my picture on the back of the book, they don’t see someone who looks like their mother.

— Julia Quinn

When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble.

— John Crowe Ransom

He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose, in which event he may be sure that the result will not fall into any objective form.

— John Crowe Ransom

Stacy had this more fluid style. You meet him, he’s just such a nice guy. Tony’s an awesome guy too, but back then, he was a real aggressive kid and they were in such a different place. Stacy was so sensitive and at the same time so competitive when it came to his skating.

— John Robinson

Artwise, I’m kind of a chameleon. I don’t have an established style or anything like that.

— Jonathan Hickman

Apparently, there’s this whole set of disgruntled people but obviously it’s not my intention to offend anyone by changing the style of music that I’ve done.

— Jonny Lang

I think that a classic style in writing tends to remove the reader one level from the immediacy of the experience. For any normal reader, I think a colloquial style makes him feel more as though he is within the action, instead of just reading about it.

— James Jones

The perfection of style consists in the use of the exact speech necessary to convey the sense in the fewest words consistent with perspicuity, at the same time having regard to appropriateness and harmony of expression. Its greater excellencies are directness, accuracy, appropriateness and perspicuity.

— Joseph P. Bradley

James Franco has this interesting and relaxed look. It’s pretty ‘I don’t care,’ but it still looks good. Ryan Gosling also has amazing style. I take a lot of my fashion tips from those two. In my opinion, they’re the ones getting it right.

— Josh Henderson

I appreciate what others have done in the past especially for my genre, and my style of singing. And they sure put a footprint – you know, they got the foot in the door, but I’m going to put my foot straight through the door.

— James Durbin

Paris enjoys a high reputation for the style of its public edifices, and, while there is a very great deal to condemn, compared with other capitals, I think it is entitled to a distinguished place in this particular.

— James Fenimore Cooper

I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don’t even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they’re all Jelly Roll style.

— Jelly Roll Morton

I couldn’t define my style that’s impossible. I like comfort and elegance with a bit of glamour thrown in. If I like something, I’ll wear it for years.

— Jemima Khan

As you can probably tell, I like films and directors that bring a totally unique style to filming action.

— John Foster

Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course.

— John Gielgud

My style was always to put the audience in the driving seat, so they feel they’re a part of the action.

— John Glen

I developed my style by pickin’ a lot of cotton, plowin’ that ole mule every day. I just got the rhythm, and any rhythm I need I know where it is I know where to find it.

— John Hunter

If you stop for lunch elsewhere in the world, you tend to eat a sandwich, and a bad one. Italy is unique for the style of life. I think everyone envies it a bit.

— Lapo Elkann

The older I get, the more I seek to use a plain prose style, concentrating more on story.

— John Scott

I think everyone evolves over the years, but I have always had the silhouette that I know suits me. I am never going to wear a frothy, poufy thing that sticks out because I have found a style that works for me, and I stick with it.

— L’Wren Scott

I’m obsessed with the 1920s, everything from the style to the lifestyle. It was a really cool era.

— Lauren Conrad

I was always intrigued with European cinema, and hated most American cinema. I didn’t like the one, two, three – boom! style, with a neat and tidy ending. That was never my scene.

— Lee Daniels

The style of direction in ‘Room,’ maybe a little bit like ‘Spotlight,’ tries to be hidden.

— Lenny Abrahamson

There’s a fashion for a macho style of filmmaking. How long can your longest take be? And shooting things in one shot. For me, if you can sort of disappear and make people feel that they are there, that involves massive amounts of work.

— Lenny Abrahamson

Urbanization is not about simply increasing the number of urban residents or expanding the area of cities. More importantly, it’s about a complete change from rural to urban style in terms of industry structure, employment, living environment and social security.

— Li Keqiang

I love Diane Keaton’s style in ‘Annie Hall,’ but I like to think my own style is like a cross between ‘Annie Hall’ and Prince.

— Lianne La Havas

Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone’s personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.

— Liev Schreiber

My style was always intuitive. I never used to believe in working on your body. Anything that smacked of vanity to me was bad for your acting, but I learned that wasn’t true.

— Liev Schreiber

I tried to work with a record label I tried to work with a booking agency, variety shows. I went to Vegas. I just tried everything I could think of, and nothing took. No one thought there was a place for my style and my music it was just too different.

— Lindsey Stirling

Through my unique style of playing, I want to prove that you don’t have to conform to be accepted. The greatest value comes from loving yourself for who you are.

— Lindsey Stirling

We’re starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we’re allowed to.

— Lisa Guerrero

My identity has everything to do with me and my instrument. It doesn’t have to do with what production style I use, or how many people played on it, whether it’s sparse or grandiose or whatever. And I’m social, frankly.

— Liz Phair

Like, I kind of developed my musical style in a vacuum. Even though I listen to a lot of stuff, the way I wrote was in my bedroom, really privately. It’s still the way I write, actually.

— Liz Phair

My family will be disappointed only if I’m disappointed, and hopefully that won’t be the case. I’m trying to view the Olympics like any other race and I think the London course will suit my style.

— Lizzie Armitstead

The imaginations of believers have dressed up and exaggerated the excellence of the style and matter of the New Testament generally, in the same manner, in which they have the moral instructions of Jesus.

— Lysander Spooner

I think that my leadership style is to get people to fear staying in place, to fear not changing.

— Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

A guy’s biggest style mistake is definitely trying to look too cool. As long as you’ve got a good pair of jeans, a good pair of boots and a few good shirts, you’re fine.

— Luke Evans

My style is determined by the mood, the period and the circumstances which I’m going through in a given moment.

— Luke Evans

The Sixties was all about style and a certain look. But what was interesting about 1963 was that it was pre-Beatles, so the clothes of that time, especially the suits, were very different from the clothes post-Beatlemania.

— Luke Evans

I always try to preserve my cinematographic style, even while I work in the US. I wish to always be European.

— Lasse Hallstrom

When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I think she has more gospel style than I do. I think I’m more, umm, you know mainstream I guess. I don’t know if we split the vote. That could be possible but I don’t think we are the same at all.

— LaToya London

I come from an African Caribbean background. I’ve been influenced by a reggae church music style, contemporary gospel, and rock all fused together.

— Laura Mvula

My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.

— Laurell K. Hamilton

My preferred style is to write in first person, so I always have to play around with possible narrator voices until I find something that works.

— Laurie Graham

She’s like a Barbie, then she wants to be a superhero, or coming out of a spaceship and everything’s pink. She makes a certain move that’s ghetto hood mixed with a little robot so its like I’m evolving Nicki Minaj and developing her style. She’s fearless, and I love her.

— Laurieann Gibson

My personal style comes from jugaad, a Hindi word meaning doing more with less.

— Leila Janah

Bling is passe, and I like my style to reflect just that. Ruthless editing defines true style perfectly.

— Leila Janah

To be a successful Viner, you have to find your own style and be consistent. That will help you stand out from the rest.

— Lele Pons

Some people try to paint in my style. Some simply sell pirated copies of my work. Some claim to be my publisher or agent or even my exclusive representative, when they are not.

— LeRoy Neiman

For Kitty Gilbert in ‘Topsy-Turvy,’ I had to get to the point where I could improvise in the style of 1880, which is difficult. The research for that was huge.

— Lesley Manville

The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself. You get up there, and you are a comedian, and you’re doing one thing. That is, you’re going to make the audience laugh.

— Leslie Nielsen

The English and Japanese are the most inventive dressers in the world, but French girls are the most beautiful. I am still always amazed by the style of French girls, and the only reason is that they dress according to themselves and not according to fashion. They know what suits them.

— Lou Doillon

Without getting real personal, we liked our bass player Ed. He was a great guy and he was a good bass player but his playing was suited for a different style of band.

— Lou Gramm

If a translation doesn’t have obvious writing problems, it may seem quite all right at first glance. We readers, after all, quickly adapt to the style of a translator, stop noticing it, and get caught up in the story.

— Lydia Davis

My style of singing is very much Latin jazz meets Latin and a little bit of rhythm and blues. When I do ballads, my fans love it. They want to listen to my classics. They want to party.

— La India

The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter and a tradition of style and that is what every other poet has behind him too only, for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower, rather more strictly compelling.

— Lascelles Abercrombie

I think that was one thing I definitely brought to the table, my aggressiveness and my style of play, and I think that’s one of the reasons why the fans here really appreciated the way that I went out and played, just because I think they kind of liked that.

— Latrell Sprewell

That was certainly true the first time, when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed. I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story, and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked about it was that it was so extreme in style.

— Lawrence Kasdan

I’m a martial artist. I’ve boxed all my life. I work out. I studied Hwarangdo, which is a Korean style.

— Laz Alonso

When creating an album, one of the first things you have to think about is what you want your production style to be.

— Laura Bell Bundy

I’m more of a tomboy – I fall into the jeans-and-a-T-shirt style, for sure – but I have a girlie side to me.

— Lauren Lapkus

I liked Pat Cash, and I loved Mats Wilander. I went to the Australian Open with my parents, and I used to watch Wilander being cheered on by the Swedish fans, and with his game style being like mine, I drew comparisons with him.

— Lleyton Hewitt

Modern as the style of Pascal’s writing is, his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages. He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past.

— Lytton Strachey

I’ve been coaching the sport for a number of years. And I went through many athletes. Some athletes stay with your program for a long, long period of time. Some athletes, they have a different approach as far as coaching style or your philosophies. I totally respect their own opinions – they have the right to choose their own coach.

— Liang Chow

I dress myself, not to impress, but for comfort and for style.

— Lindsey Wixson

I don’t think anyone would describe me as an understated advocate. Several people have told me my argument style is very direct and very blunt, which I find mystifying. How could you ever be anything but direct and blunt?

— Lisa Blatt

In terms of style, the best advocates are relaxed, clear, in control, and confident. They embrace the hard questions with gusto. But no matter how hard you prepare, it’s impossible to prepare for every conceivable question.

— Lisa Blatt

Well, that’s the secret of commerciality, a simple style and you stick with it.

— Les Baxter

When I was 13 years old, I was dressing in a rap style. And then I changed schools, and the rap style became old-fashioned, so I changed it completely.

— Louis Garrel

Every actor has an obsession with their hair. You can see it on set, and you start to realize it’s completely silly. I can be very obsessed by my hair, but all these hours spent trying to style it are useless, because ultimately, you can’t change your haircut. It’s all the same.

— Louis Garrel

Some people choose their style at the age of 14, but I changed mine all the time.

— Louis Garrel

I fight like Bruce Lee. I train in his style of kung fu, wing chun. It’s all about fighting with controlled power, so you learn to punch correctly.

— Lucy Griffiths

I’ve had offers to sign a record deal, but the people I’ve talked to have wanted to package me and have me meet with songwriters who’ve written stuff for Whitney Houston, that sort of thing. That’s not at all my style.

— Lukas Haas

Style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you live.

— Lilly Pulitzer

I set about seeking a thread, a theme, a style, in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image.

— Leni Riefenstahl

I’ve always been interested in fashion, the clothes, but I’m not that familiar with the fashion industry for me it just comes out of quite an innocent sense of style.

— Lenora Crichlow

I don’t really follow fashion exactly, but I’ve always been very interested in the way that you present yourself as an expression of yourself, so that’s my idea of fashion and style from a personal point of view.

— Lenora Crichlow

Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t.

— Linda Ellerbee

I like when people have Western style, but it’s throwback Seventies-ish. I like pearlsnap shirts and a bow-tie like the KFC man.

— Kacey Musgraves

So there is a personal sense of style for a given work – I don’t like a general style, but every work has its own style, and I want to create a style for every work.

— Karlheinz Stockhausen

My biggest style inspirations come from the ’90s. I’m really inspired by TLC, Janet Jackson, and designers like Jeremy Scott. I’m hugely inspired by Club Kids from New York back in the ’90s. I’m inspired by the drag queen scene. Combat boots and the torn off jeans and a baggy shirt – I love that look.

— Kat Graham

In a really good, closely matched situation, the style of the boxer is every bit as explicit and specific to him as a painter’s hand.

— Katherine Dunn

Marilyn Monroe was supposedly a size 16, which is probably why I love her style it suits me better.

— Katherine Jenkins

For me, with the Blue Man Group, I got asked. It was for the Royal Variety Show, which was something I always wanted to be a part of. I’m really interested in things people don’t necessarily expect. I did a pop song, but I did it in my own style.

— Katherine Jenkins

I hate it, it is tedious… when I write for my act, it is very improvisational, I write bullet points, I cannot sit in front of a computer that is not my style.

— Kathy Griffin

When I first started out, I was really attracted to having my own sense of style because I started swing dancing, lindy hop, and jitterbug.

— Katy Perry

I guess my style’s a little edgy but comfortable. I like being comfortable, for sure, and kind of casual.

— Kendall Jenner

Some of my favorite style icons are Kate Moss and Rihanna, except I’m a little bit younger. I put a little bit more teenage into it.

— Keke Palmer

I get that racism exists, but it’s not a catalyst for my content. I don’t need to talk about race to have material. My style of comedy is more self-deprecating. I think that makes me more relatable. When you deal with ‘topics’ – race, white versus black – you’re not separating from the pack. You’re doing what everybody else is doing.

— Kevin Hart

We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.

— Kevin Costner

I think, at least for me, I’m so impressed by Shanghai and how all of China continues to evolve. On a style level, you’re seeing this increased sophistication and brand awareness.

— Kevin Kwan

When I was very young, I didn’t really write my own material. I just memorized other peoples’ jokes. Established comics, like Stanley Myron Handelman and people like that. And then, for every comic, you develop your own style after a while.

— Kevin Nealon

Leopard print has been my thing forever! When I was a teenager my entire room was done in leopard print – it’s timeless, chic, and always in style. When in doubt… leopard!

— Khloe Kardashian

I decided to start embracing and wearing my natural hair, but there was only one problem I didn’t know what to do with it or how to style it. Growing up, all I knew was my relaxed, processed hair, so I had to go through this learning phase.

— Kimberly Elise

For so many years, I’ve been an actor acting in other people’s movies, and in ‘Unstoppable,’ I’m producing it, and I have an opportunity to create some of that excitement with style and form and different color templates and things like that. So, as an artist, it’s really exciting.

— Kirk Cameron

One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that young players – I mean 10- and 12-year-olds – really like my guitar style. There’s something in my guitar style that they totally can latch onto and learn quickly, and then go from there to your Yngwie Malmsteens or your Steve Vais or whatever.

— Kirk Hammett

When you have a beanpole body, everything looks cute. Like Alexa Chung. I like her style, but she’s really tall and skinny, so everything looks good on her.

— Kirsten Dunst

Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.

— Kobe Bryant

I find inspiration in what artists and regular people on the street wear, but I’m also very influenced by what I like to wear since I style myself.

— Kygo

When I started making my tracks in the style that people call tropical house, I didn’t do it on purpose to make it sound tropical. I made whatever I felt sounded good. I just wanted to make my own thing, and then suddenly people started calling it tropical … I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s probably a good name for it.’

— Kygo

Trends come and go, and style evolves. It’s important to have pieces of jewelry that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing fashions.

— Karen Elson

The church of St. Peter at Berlin, notwithstanding the total difference between them in the style of building, appears in some respects to have a great resemblance to St. Paul’s in London.

— Karl Philipp Moritz

To tell the truth, fairytales have never gone out of style. They have been told and retold for thousands of years, finding new shapes and structures with each new generation of tellers.

— Kate Forsyth

Studying music, everyone sort of has their own style – it’s not like everyone’s going for the same part.

— Katy B

Anybody who’s read ‘Pretty Deadly’ knows that I tend to savor an immersive, ‘You’ll figure it out as you go!’ style. ‘Pretty Deadly’ really does not hold your hand.

— Kelly Sue DeConnick

Going into the second arc, I’m making a conscious effort to do something I say I never do, which is to change my style because of feedback. I’m trying to make ‘Pretty Deadly’ more accessible by being more clear in the writing.

— Kelly Sue DeConnick

I’ve always wanted to work with Sean Connery – there’s something about his style, and his calm, cool demeanor that I find intriguing.

— Kelsey Chow

Blake Lively is my style icon, and she always has rocking clothes and shoes. She keeps it really simple with hair and makeup, and I try to do the same thing. Onstage, I do a little smokier, a little more contouring, but I still always want to be an approachable and real artist, so I never try to go overboard.

— Kelsea Ballerini

Handwritten political posters – often composed in an artless and unadorned style, usually just words on plain white paper – were ubiquitous in South Korea in the 1970s and 1980s and were one of the few outlets available for expressing political views. Most posters were anonymous and put up under the cover of night.

— Kim Young-ha

My personal decorating style is cozy, romantic and a little rustic, with a sense of whimsy.

— Kimberly Schlapman

John F. Kennedy brought style and charisma to the White House and a first family that captivated the country: a handsome, witty president, an elegant first lady, and two adorable young children.

— Kitty Kelley

People be saying, ‘Watch – when she gets some money, she’s going to get a Gucci purse.’ But I don’t think that’s my style. I like finding random stuff and random brands. Maybe one day when I’m sophisticated and older I might settle down and invest in a nice leather handbag.

— Kreayshawn

My style can’t be held within a pixel medium. Like, it needs to be performed in a living, breathing space. People need to have all their senses ready to take on my comedy, and unfortunately, TV alienates at least their sense of touch, taste, smell.

— Kristen Schaal

Well, in features, and in writing especially, it’s often the style of the writer comes in.

— Kurt Loder

It’s gonna be short if it’s news put it at the top. Style’s not an issue, just make it news.

— Kurt Loder

My style during the day is very casual – boyfriend jeans, T-shirts, Converse, Uggs, whatever. At night, I love heels and thigh-highs, I like something fresh and new, and I’m not afraid to push the envelope.

— Katie Cassidy

Cinema dominated the Fife coalfield towns. We lived in Lochgelly, but my mum was caught up in Hollywood. She was in love with the style and glamour. Sometimes she would come with me to the cinema in the afternoons, and she would say things like, ‘I wouldn’t mind a peck with Gregory.’

— Kenneth Cranham

I don’t admire one particular style, but for evening events, I always look to Grace Kelly for inspiration.

— Kylie Bax

Bruce Weber is an amazing photographer, and Carine Roitfeld’s style – and everything she does – is gorgeous.

— Kaia Gerber

Young writers need to be encouraged to write – just write – with no restrictions on form, style or content.

— Kelley Armstrong

However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world.

— Kenzaburo Oe

I get I style inspiration everywhere: the streets of New York, magazines… everywhere!

— Kelly Rutherford

I actually don’t watch much TV, but my goal is to watch ‘Downton Abbey.’ I want to catch up on the series… that’s like my style.

— Kelly Rutherford

I had wanted to write English crime novels based on the American hard-boiled style, and for the first two novels about Brixton, the critics didn’t actually know I was Irish.

— Ken Bruen

I have never learned to read or write music so I am not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned. I am completely unable to play like them because I never learned classical music, I just developed my own crazy style!

— Ken Hensley

My personal style is really comfy: flats, tennis shoes, ponytails, no makeup.

— Kristin Bauer van Straten

I don’t like all of the contemporary country. I like some of it, but I’m mostly into the traditional style.

— Kim Dickens

I was on Kanye’s Yeezus tour as a dancer, but really, I was a Vanessa Beecroft model. I was one of the three ‘dancers’ who couldn’t dance and was more of an accessory than an individual. Vanessa was pretty involved. Her style is about a lot of standing. It’s very simple but haunting.

— Kacy Hill

A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it’s an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.

— Karel Reisz

I don’t care about what people might call my style. It’s just like when people call my music ‘jangly,’ ‘dream,’ ‘oceanside,’ whatever – I don’t care. I’m just wearing whatever I can scrap together.

— Mac DeMarco

I still appreciate individuality. Style is much more interesting than fashion, really.

— Marc Jacobs

It was never my desire to revolutionize fashion, to make clothes that could be in a museum. I want to create clothes that have a certain style, but I want to see them used. I want to see people enjoy the things I’ve made.

— Marc Jacobs

There isn’t only one way that black art or entertainment is represented, and that’s the most important thing. We’re permeating every style. We’re claiming and, when necessary, appropriating all kinds of forms. Nothing is forbidden, because it’s not what black people do: because it’s not what we think of as black art.

— Margo Jefferson

Through my travels, I find inspiration in street style and how young women create their individual looks and identity.

— Maria Sharapova

To really boost your sense of self-efficacy, think of ways you could modify your usual tasks to suit your personal style.

— Martha Beck

It is hard to imagine Andre Le Notre laying out the exquisite landscape designs for Vaux-le-Vicomte, and later the magnificent Chateau de Versailles, with no high hill to stand on, no helicopter to fly in, and no drone to show him the complexities of the terrain. Yet he did, and with extreme precision, accuracy, and high style.

— Martha Stewart

I love that pre-mod jazz look of the late Fifties, the Steve McQueen style that influenced the British modernists.

— Martin Freeman

To understand a literary style, consider what it omits.

— Mason Cooley

I think ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ have definitely staked out their own style and territory, and now the accusations are coming that ‘The Simpsons’ is taking jokes from ‘Family Guy.’ And I can tell you, that ain’t the case.

— Matt Groening

My style is a little bit different than most conventional Republican Party chairmen. My style is more grass roots-oriented. I’m much more of a street guy. I love hanging out in boardrooms, but I prefer to be in neighborhoods and communities.

— Michael Steele

I occasionally got called the Rush Limbaugh of Indiana, but most people knew that my style was different.

— Mike Pence

For me, music and life are all about style.

— Miles Davis

There’s a difference between being a comic and a comedian. A comic is a guy who says funny things, and a comedian is a guy who says things funny, and he has a style and point of view that will last much longer.

— Milton Berle

In a newspaper, you only have so much room. It teaches you the value of getting to the point, of not pampering yourself with your glorious writing. I’ve always been much more interested in one powerful sentence that stays with you. That’s my style.

— Mitch Albom

With guys I revere, like Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X, their look is less about style than purpose and the expression of beauty. It wasn’t just about being noticed, you know?

— Mos Def

I think I had the most fun making a movie with ‘Dedication,’ just because you knew that it was a passion project for everyone involved. We had X amount of days to shoot New York in the cold. No trailers. Just sort of kind of doing it guerilla style in a way.

— Mandy Moore

I think of each new season as an evolution, not a change in style.

— Manolo Blahnik

My lyrics are more country – what I love is the storytelling and the structure, how tight the rhymes can be. But pop melodies have always been intrinsically linked to my writing style.

— Maren Morris

I’ve always had an ear for melodies, and they veer pop. My lyrics are more country – what I love is the storytelling and the structure, how tight the rhymes can be. But pop melodies have always been intrinsically linked to my writing style.

— Maren Morris

Twelve-piece cookware sets for ninety-nine bucks are routinely hawked on late-night TV – often by friends of mine. But with a mere five pieces, you can do whatever you like – slay the dragon and then cook its tenderloin in the style of the duke of Wellington, if you want to.

— Mario Batali

Leather is always sexy, and you have to wear leather when you ride a bike. It’s more for protection, but it also gets you some style points, I think.

— Marisa Miller

People, they think that animation is a style. Animation is just a technique. It’s like, people, they think that comics is a style, like comics is a superhero story. Comic is just a narration, and is a medium, you can say any kind of story in comics and you can say of any kind of story in animation.

— Marjane Satrapi

Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous.

— Mary Schmich

There’s a style to doing period pieces, and you can’t do a Western without understanding ‘My Darling Clementine.’

— Mary Steenburgen

When I was young, clothes were really just about what fit, because Ashley and I were so tiny. So I understood fit before I understood style.

— Mary-Kate Olsen

Some artists are bound to an image: Bob Marley has dreadlocks, Matisyahu has a beard. But that’s a reminder that the whole thing is not about style. It’s about music.

— Matisyahu

I’ve become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that… basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so.

— Mayim Bialik

Remember to write for yourself, not for a market and give yourself time to develop your own style, your own voice. It takes a lifetime. Enjoy it!

— Michael Morpurgo

Close friends, or those in my pay, sometimes call me a literary polymath, while others say that I’m just a shallow dilettante, superficial and breezy, with a faux-naif style.

— Michael Dirda

I’ve always liked an easygoing, colloquial style. I like the kind of reviewer who is essentially a fellow reader, an enthusiast, a fan.

— Michael Dirda

If I have a style, I am not aware of it.

— Michael Graves

When you’re doing lots and lots of episodes and you’re playing the same character, it’s great because you really get to know the character and it becomes a really fast style and you find subtleties in it.

— Misha Collins

In making the jump from a local program to the showcase of a coast-to-coast broadcast, Ted Yates and I were determined to maintain the candid, sometimes combative style we’d introduced on ‘Night Beat.’ But that proved easier said than done.

— Mike Wallace

I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man’s destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish.

— Marcel Marceau

I buy a lot of fashion, and I wear many different brands. Even though I’m not so conceptual in my style, I probably buy the most from Junya Watanabe. It’s always so spot on and of-the-moment although it’s also so sophisticated and conceptual. I also love Marco de Vincenzo, Azzedine Alaia, and Yohji Yamamoto.

— Margherita Missoni

I think that style, taste, and choices in general are forged by everything that surrounds you – everything you see, taste, touch, smell and hear. So of course, my family has influenced me as a person and in my own style, but so have all the experiences that I went through as an individual.

— Margherita Missoni

I was lucky enough to create my own dress, deciding on every single design detail. But, even if you don’t have a custom dress, you can still create a signature wedding-day look with personalization – a belt, altering the sleeves, etc. But, when creating your bridal style, the most important thing to remember is to make it feel like you.

— Margherita Missoni

There’s a particular style that is very Peru that you don’t see anywhere else it’s got so many different imprints. When you mix Incan minimalism with the heavy, ornate Spanish Baroque, it is very interesting.

— Mario Testino

England gave me a chance. It’s a very individual country where people have a personal style they don’t all follow a trend. The subtlety and wit of England is incredible, and they are very creative.

— Mario Testino

I don’t think I’ve got an innate sense of style, but I guess I’m influenced by those I love and admire. You hope that you combine those influences in a way that becomes your own.

— Mark Ronson

Postmodernism came nowhere close in quality to Modernism at its apogee, not least because that later style wholly lacked the social impetus that animated the designs most emblematic of the Modern Movement.

— Martin Filler

Well, I did Marlene 15 years ago and that’s in the style. It’s somehow similar and not similar because Marlene was much more aggressive, funny and sad.

— Maximilian Schell

If you’re wearing suits and you want to create your own sense of style, get to the tailor.

— Matt Bomer

I grew up admiring Phil Mickelson. He loves competing, and he loves the fans’ support, similar to me. In terms of my playing style, Steve Stricker and I are similar.

— Matt Kuchar

Since I do seven different styles of martial arts, I don’t foresee myself fighting the same in any two movies. I think every fighting style should fit the character that’s doing the fighting.

— Michael Jai White

My style is confrontational: when I see evil, I want to remove it right away.

— Miriam Defensor-Santiago

I stumbled on a joke idea and style that worked, the audience went with it and, from that moment on, I was hooked. It’s an amazing feeling.

— Marcus Brigstocke

I would like to see more Bollywood films! The more stylized musicals are a new trend in the U.S. We are beginning to make musicals again after a long break, practically since the days of the studio structure, so perhaps we can learn a few things from Bollywood about this fun style of film-making.

— Maggie Grace

As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism.

— Mark Mothersbaugh

I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style.

— Marc Almond

As for my personal style, I like comfort a lot, like jeans and T-shirts. Having been a trainer for so long, I spend a lot of my days in tank tops, shorts, and T-shirts. Still, I do like the occasions where I get to wear suits and make that a thing.

— Matt McGorry

There’s some part of me, as an actor, that likes attention and validation, but on any given day, depending on the style and volume of it, it can be too much.

— Matt McGorry

Films have become shorter in length, jumpier in style, and simpler in story so that they can be more easily transferred to once under-exploited international markets.

— Matthew Pearl

If you are going to be a great investor, you have to fit the style to who you are.

— Michael Burry

It is a tenet of my investment style that, on the subject of common stock investment, maximizing the upside means first and foremost minimizing the downside. The deleterious effect of permanent capital loss on portfolio returns cannot be overstated.

— Michael Burry

My style when I was 17 was very low-key with jeans, T-shirts, and Converse. I was signed to a major record label by then, so I had stylists helping me.

— Michelle Branch

The fact that I made a special movie with an old-fashioned style – even if it’s a mix between with modern and old-fashioned things – must mean I feel both ways about change. In a way I’m resisting, but in a way adapting myself to the times.

— Michel Hazanavicius

If anything, I’m constantly trying to figure out how to look chic with the minimal effort required because I’m constantly packing. My off-duty style is always influenced by my mood.

— Martha Hunt

The Stones are a different kind of group. I realized that when I joined them. It’s not really so much their musical ability, it’s just they have a certain kind of style and attitude which is unique.

— Mick Taylor

John Fahey, thought during his lifetime to be possibly more than a little crazy, was the author of some thirty albums of gnomically introverted droning guitar instrumentals, which I listened to heavily in my teens and twenties I even produced an hour or so of banjo music in an imitative John Fahey style.

— Madison Smartt Bell

When it comes to my style, I’m a proper Italian woman of the modern age!

— Mariacarla Boscono

His name, even, is part of the marketing scheme, I mean, Thelonious Sphere Monk – how can you think of a better name to fit his style of playing?

— Matthew Shipp

I am in no way a confident person – except when it comes to what I’m writing. It’s just like, this is what I can do, and I have what I think is a pretty strong voice, for better or worse. It’s the style I like to write in.

— Megan Amram

I think every director’s different. Every director’s got his own style. I mean, when I directed, I basically just screamed for eight hours a day, twelve hours a day.

— Michael Biehn

A lot of people have experimented with hidden cameras and magic before. What I do, which I think is different from any other style of prank or hidden camera, is that it’s all fun. It’s back to that kind of fun that ‘Candid Camera’ was. It’s not mean-spirited at all. It’s a joyful kind of play with people.

— Michael Carbonaro

There’s no reason to do ‘ex and the City’ if it’s not going to be everything ‘Sex and the City’ is, which is vibrant emotions, comedy, drama… and also, style.

— Michael Patrick King

If I make two films in a year, they’ll be different. This is my style – I can’t have just one way.

— Mohsen Makhmalbaf

House of Style’ changed my life. I literally had no experience in front of a TV camera before, and there I was taking over for Rebecca Romijn. My exposure heightened instantly.

— Molly Sims

I think it’s cool to get to know designers. There is some anxiety, maybe, that after you’ve met a designer, you want to be loyal to them and wear their clothes. And sometimes it’s just not my style. But you have to be honest, and I don’t really want to lie.

— Morgan Saylor

I don’t think I have a signature style that announces, ‘This is a Safdie.’ But I think star architects have seized an opportunity to go anywhere in the world to produce meaningless buildings.

— Moshe Safdie

I think there are very few people who have a real style, a real personality, and real beauty.

— Marisa Berenson

As far as what I do, my value as a writer is certainly not to try to recapitulate a 19th century form. Certain styles of narrative don’t conform to my style of experiencing the world.

— Mark Leyner

Most of my playing style is very on point – the tapping, just by nature of being rhythmic, is tight – so I’d like to explore something looser and less precise.

— Marnie Stern

Assuming roles is something that simply won’t work for me, since I don’t have a style. None at all.

— Martin Kippenberger

I only learned about Darger a couple years ago, when I kept seeing his name in reference to my artwork, so I looked him up. I wouldn’t consider him an influence because I’d already established my current style before learning about him, but I enjoy his work a lot.

— Marcel Dzama

I was really drawn to spoken-word style poetry. I loved the rhythms, and for some reason, I was just drawn to this poetry as a way of expressing my feelings, because I didn’t have any other outlet.

— Matt de la Pena

I always kind of think I don’t have a style, just whatever seems to be appropriate for the story.

— Mini Grey

I learned how to horseback ride in English style, which is very hard, by the way. I had no idea how challenging it was. I’ve always ridden horses, but Western is like riding a horse in a rocking chair, as opposed to English, where you have to balance and hold on with your legs.

— Minka Kelly

For better or worse, I’ve always tried to march to my own drum and tell it like it is, while preserving some integrity and style. God, I’m fabulous!

— Michael Musto

J.K. Rowling is a talented storyteller, but she has also used the style and technique of modern television and cinema media, which seizes the imagination by pummelling it, bombarding it with powerful stimuli, in a rapid pace, with plenty of emotional rewards.

— Michael O’Brien

Americans can pretty much sing anything, whereas foreign singers are often limited in style, language, even composer.

— Marilyn Horne

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always twenty times better.

— Margaret Oliphant

My style was nostalgic and involved pearls and penny loafers, always with the pennies in them.

— Mia Sara

I think for an artist it’s really important to have experiences, and I’ve had a lot of those. It’s definitely inspired my lyrics and my style, even down to what I wear.

— Neon Hitch

Audrey Hepburn, for me, was the end-all, be-all style icon.

— Natalie Morales

Firstly the cars aren’t too complicated. They have no traction control, for example, which means you can spin if you try too hard and damage your tires if you’re not careful with your driving style.

— Nigel Mansell

I should have lived through the ’80s, not been born in it. My style is a mix of hip-hop and ’80s casual.

— Michael Socha

As a comedy writer, I’m always praying for the day I can tell a self-aware/break-the-fourth-wall style of joke.

— Nicholas Stoller

Not only the style, but the way in which you don’t exactly know what on earth has happened or is happening till about page two hundred – then it all becomes apparent in a blinding flash.

— Nicholas Mosley

I think that fashion is industrial, whereas style is ideological. So they’re not necessarily connected.

— Nate Lowman

My narrative style centers around intimate, highly subjective depictions of personal experience and internal landscapes. In ‘March,’ everything fell into place as soon as I began identifying strongly with John Lewis as a young boy and saw how we shared the same kind of gravity and intensity as youngsters.

— Nate Powell

I had just got back from skiing, and I was just hanging out, browsing the Internet, and I found some article that was a press release that said slope style was gonna be included in the Olympics. And the first thing I did was call up my coach Mike Hanley, and we were ecstatic.

— Nick Goepper

I haven’t done any major filming with a major production company yet, but I’ve definitely done a lot of filming with a lot of professionals, filmers, and film little edits and put them up online. But I would definitely say that slope style skiers are entertainers as much as they are athletes.

— Nick Goepper

Style has always been very important to us. We grew up in the ’70s. Music was glam rock, punk rock and a very stylish movement.

— Nick Rhodes

Style has replaced elegance. Before, I believed that style is something a person embodied. But now it’s so easy to buy good style if you have the money.

— Nicola Formichetti

Pace, like everything else in writing, involves a trade-off. If you’re not offering the reader a lot of action to keep her interested, you must offer something else in its stead. Slow pace is ideal for complex character development, detailed description, and nuances of style.

— Nancy Kress

People said when I started, ‘Why don’t you just copy your father’s style?’ I had to be myself, singing my songs in my own way.

— Natalie Cole

My party trick is that I can get ready to go to the party really quickly. I’m actually a woman that can have a shower, dry and style her hair, do her make-up and get dressed in under an hour.

— Natalie Dormer

Future’s not everybody. The people who are taking my style are like my babies. I’ve got a tribe of kids that want to be like me… But I understand why people want to imitate the things I do. They’re dope. It comes naturally to me. My fans can expect greatness. If I wasn’t me, I would want to be me.

— Nayvadius Cash

My style is mainly about comfort. It has to be comfortable, it has to lay right on me, know what I mean?

— Ne-Yo

Taste is changing, style is changing, and players’ abilities are changing.

— Neville Marriner

My style is to stay on the offensive: to take risks, to recover very fast when you make a mistake, but to keep moving forward.

— Newt Gingrich

I joined a Republican Party that was used to losing, used to being browbeaten by the Democrats. I represent a totally different style.

— Newt Gingrich

I think you have to be more flexible to be a pro coach because once you pay the guy the money, whether he can backpedal the way you want him to or whatever, his style of play may not suit you, but you still are going to play him, and he is going to be a part of your team.

— Nick Saban

As for style, there is something about the way musicians dress-they seem to be able to create their own world within their fashion alone.

— Nicole Richie

Growing up in the ’70s, it was only a few years before that when men started to grow their hair long. And in the ’70s, people were pushing the envelope a little farther, with men having even more style and piercing both their ears and wearing makeup.

— Nikki Sixx

I pitched the idea to FX that there’s this larger ‘Fargo’ universe where there’s true crime in the upper Midwest, and I can tell stories from any era of that. Maybe they connect to the first season or the movie, or maybe they don’t. It’s just a style of storytelling. We’re under the auspices of being a true story that isn’t true.

— Noah Hawley
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