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It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognizes neither pity nor pitilessness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Evidently there are plenty of people in journalism who have neither got what they liked nor quite grown to like what they get. They write pieces they do not much enjoy writing, for papers they totally despise, and the sad process ends by ruining their style and disintegrating their personality, two developments which in a writer cannot be separate, since his personality and style must progress or deteriorate together, like a married couple in a country where death is the only permissible divorce.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The striking point about our model family is not simply the compete-compete, consume-consume style of life it urges us to follow. The striking point, in the face of all the propaganda, is how few Americans actually live this way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fashions fade, but style is eternal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The evolution of the capitalist style of life could be easily -- and perhaps most tellingly -- described in terms of the genesis of the modern Lounge Suit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everyone was tired with the old style politicians and their flowery rhetoric. I just told them there are tough times ahead, but that they would be less tough with me in charge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the final analysis, style is art. And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized, dehumanized representation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Institutional psychiatry is a continuation of the Inquisition. All that has really changed is the vocabulary and the social style. The vocabulary conforms to the intellectual expectations of our age: it is a pseudo-medical jargon that parodies the concepts of science. The social style conforms to the political expectations of our age: it is a pseudo-liberal social movement that parodies the ideals of freedom and rationality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature; formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, and almost always strong and bold. Writers will be more anxious to work quickly than to perfect details. Short works will be commoner than long books, wit than erudition, imagination than depth. There will be a rude and untutored vigor of thought with great variety and singular fecundity. Authors will strive to astonish more than to please, and to stir passions rather than to charm taste.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is getting harder and harder to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unconsciousness is one of the most important conditions of good style in speaking and writing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many great writers have been extraordinarily awkward in daily exchange, but the greatest give the impression that their style was nursed by the closest attention to colloquial speech.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning. As a writer he has mastered everything except language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mr. Finkle: What do you know about Ray Finkle?
[Ace sucks in a huge breath of air]
Ace Ventura: Soccer style kicker graduated from Cauler high June 1976, Stetson University honors graduate class of 1980, holds 2 NCAA division 1 records one for most points in a season, one for distance, former nickname "The Mule," The first and only pro athlete to come out of Cauler County and one hell of a model American.
Mr. Finkle: Are you another one of those "Hard Copy" guys?
Ace Ventura: No Sir, I'm just a very big Finkle fan, This is my Graceland. More [07/21/2005 12:07:00]
Sin LaSalle: Have you lost your mind?! I mean, how is it that you can disrespect a mans ethnicity when you know we've influenced nearly every facet of white America.. from our music to our style of dress. Not to mention your basic imitation of our sense of cool; walk, talk, dress, mannerisms... we enrich your very existence, all the while contributing to the gross national product through our achievements in corporate America. It's these conceits that comfort me when I am faced with the ignorant, cowardly, bitter and bigoted, who *have* no talent, no guts… people like you who desecrate things they don't understand when the truth is - you should say thank-you, man… and go on about your way. But apparently you are incapable of doing that! So..
[shoots his gun]
Sin LaSalle: ...and don't tell me to be cool. I *am* cool!More [08/16/2005 12:08:00]
I am honored and quite proud that a class is being taught on my sensationalist lyrics, unique style and fashion and leadership role within the hip-hop community.More [01/05/2006 12:01:00]
And most bands have one particular style or sound that they do, and we have our own sound but we do a lot of different styles.More [03/21/2006 12:03:00]
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.More [05/09/2006 12:05:00]
Anyone I'm with has to give me freedom. I like to be with someone who has character and style and someone who is very understanding.More [05/24/2006 12:05:00]
Whenever I do acting for film there's always a certain amount of altering I have to do to my style because it's so different.More [07/09/2006 12:07:00]
“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.”More [08/03/2006 12:08:00]
While it is challenging working with a kid, because they're so of the moment all the time. My acting style is to try to take something from my life that the character can relate to and that I can relate the character to.More [09/04/2006 12:09:00]
Right now, there's this style of parenting that I experienced with my generation, which was not to embarrass your children. They run the house!More [11/06/2006 12:11:00]
“I'm going to do an all-guitar album because I've been playing since I was 13. My Caribbean style mixed with my rock style. I want to do a musicians' album-just the guitar talking with different melodies.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“I tried to be as aggressive as I can and try to get into the match very quickly. Because with him, with the style of game that he has, it's really difficult to get used to. He's the kind of player that you need to be really careful and really focus from the beginning of the match.”More [11/14/2006 12:11:00]
“I have never followed what people say it is 'fashionable'. I think that a woman must wear what fits her. That is why I created a style appropriated to my type and my artistical genre."”More [02/04/2007 12:02:00]
Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles.More [02/15/2007 12:02:00]
Beauty Pageant MC: [singing] Here she is. Miss Teen, she's so fine. Such lovely tits...
[Buffy rips the crown and flowers out of the previous winner's hands]
Buffy Gilmore: Give me my crown, bitch.
Beauty Pageant MC: [singing] ... and a great behind. There she is, doggy style anytime. And I'll do her behind behind and behind. Oh, there she is. She loves 69...
[a woman hurls a vase of flowers at Buffy, knocking her offstage]More [02/22/2007 12:02:00]
Patrick Bateman: Do you like Huey Lewis and the news?
Paul Allen: They're OK.
Patrick Bateman: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83,I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consimante professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
Paul Allen: Hey Halberstram.
Patrick Bateman: Yes, Allen?
Paul Allen: Why are their copies of the style section all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something?
Patrick Bateman: No, Allen.
Paul Allen: Is that a rain coat?
Patrick Bateman: Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
[raises axe above head]
Patrick Bateman: Hey Paul!
[he bashes Allen in the head with the axe, and blood splatters over him]
[Holmes and Watson visit an Egyptian style Tavern]
Egyptian Tavern Owner: What can I get for you boys? Drink, food, women?
John Watson: Do you have any soup?
Sherlock Holmes: Watson, please!
[removing the blowpipe from his pocket]
Sherlock Holmes: Do you know anything about this?
Egyptian Tavern Owner: [looking at the blowpipe] Ramatep! Ramatep! Ramatep! Ramatep! Ramatep!
[the tavern falls silent]
John Watson: [turning to face Holmes] Is that the end of the song?More [05/10/2007 12:05:00]
Cecil: Style always wins out in the end.More [05/27/2007 12:05:00]
Lorraine: [walks into kitchen] I am totally aware that this family doesn't value self-presentation in the same obsessive way that I do. Fine. Whatever. But one of my life goals aside from being, like, a fashion guru is to indicate to the local community that the Baker family actually owns a bar of soap. So, as self-appointed in-house rep of style and hygiene, I think that I should be allotted at least five extra minutes in front of the mirror.
Tom: Three.
Lorraine: Done.
Tom: Good now help your sister butter the toast.More [07/17/2007 12:07:00]
I think someone young with fresh ideas and a different style of baseball will be good for the team. Hopefully, it will be a good fit.More [08/29/2007 12:08:00]
A good editor-and I don't claim to be one-can deduce the ideal elements of a writer's style and story and administer the necessary guidance to trick the writer into revealing it.More [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Flaws of style and sequence would fairly leap off the page and the means to correct them would, too.More [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
It's possible to become so comfortable with one's style and structure that one ceases to grow.More [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Han: Your style is unorthodox.
Williams: But effective.More [10/14/2007 12:10:00]
Marguerite: I was not shrill, I was resonant. A courtier knows the difference.
Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: I very much doubt your style of resonance would be permitted in the royal court.
Marguerite: I'm not going to the Royal Court, am I, Mother? No one is, except some Spanish pig they have the nerve to call a princess.More [10/18/2007 12:10:00]
Yeah, of course. People are always going to compare us until we are up there and then people will be comparing other bands to us. I don't mind it, I just don't like when people generalize stuff so much that they don't get into it and find out the differences. Yeah we might have rap melody, and metal guitar. If you're really a music fan, you can tell the difference. Even if two bands are playing the same style of music, you can tell a difference.
JIM KORTHEMore [11/12/2007 12:11:00]
Mrs. Marshall: [Mary picks up an evening dress in a dress shop] You like this one, don't you, Mary?
Mary Marshall: It's lovely.
Mrs. Marshall: Then you're going to have it.
Mary Marshall: Oh, no. Uh-uh.
Mrs. Marshall: Now, you listen to me, Mary. You can't wear the same clothes day after day, your soldier boy's going to get tired of them.
Mary Marshall: Well, I've been fooling him well enough so far. I've been wearing one blouse after another. I don't need a dress, dear.
Mrs. Marshall: Now, Zach's made a big thing of inviting us all to this New Year's Eve party. You can't wear a suit.
Mary Marshall: Uh-uh. I'll manage.
Mrs. Marshall: Henry and I have talked it over. We want you to have a dress.
[Mary shakes her head]
Mrs. Marshall: Oh, Henry will be so disappointed if you don't accept it.
Mary Marshall: Darling, I'll only be able to wear it once. It'll be out of style in three years.
Mrs. Marshall: Then we'll burn it. Miss?
Saleslady: Yes?
Mrs. Marshall: My niece would like to try on this dress.
Saleslady: Oh, it'll be fine on you.
Mrs. Marshall: Go on, dear. Try it on.
Mary Marshall: Well, all right. I'll try it on.More [04/07/2008 12:04:00]
Suyuan: That bad crab, only you tried to take it. Everybody else want best quality. You, your thinking different. Waverly took best-quality crab. You took worst, because you have best-quality heart. You have style no one can teach. Must be born this way.More [05/15/2008 12:05:00]
[first lines]
Narrator: It is the third millenium. The world has changed. Climate, Nations, all were in upheaval. the Earth transformed into a poisonous, scorched dessert, known as "The Cursed Earth". The world's population has crowded into a few Megacities, where it created a voilence so powerful, the justice system could not control. Law as we knew it, colapsed. From the decay, rose a new order, a new style of justice enforcers. They were the police, jury and executioner all in one. They were, The Judges.More [05/15/2008 12:05:00]
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: How upset are they?
Rabbi Lewis: Let's just say they're less than thrilled.
Larry Friedman: To be honest, we're less than thrilled.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Ok, with what specifically?
Larry Friedman: With what specifically. Well, with guided meditation specifically, with stand up comedy sermons specifically, with your loose improvisational style specifically.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Ok, with people actually enjoying services? People showing up at all?
Larry Friedman: To be serenaded by the Harlem freaking gospel choir?
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: At least they were praying.
Rabbi Lewis: It was a hell of an Ein Keloheinu, Lar.
Larry Friedman: It's not kosher, Rabbi Lewis.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Larry, what does that mean?
Larry Friedman: You have to ask me what kosher means? Study your gemara.More [05/25/2008 12:05:00]
[Chosen One kicks Wimp-Lo in the face. Wimp-Lo does a pose]
Wimp Lo: Ha! Face to foot style, how do you like it?
Chosen One: I'm sure on some planet your style is impressive, but your weak link is: this is Earth.
Wimp Lo: Oh yeah? Then try my nuts to your fist style!More [06/20/2008 12:06:00]
I do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject.More [08/09/2008 12:08:00]
Anselme Debureau:
A kick in the ass, if well delivered, is a sure laugh. It's true. There's an entire order, a science, a style of kicks in the ass.

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Henry Holland:
Instead of changing as usual at Charing Cross, I came straight on to Rio de Janeiro. "Gay, sprightly, land of mirth and social ease." Pendlebury.

British man:
Plus six Eiffel Towers. How much did they fetch?

Henry Holland:
Twenty-five thousand pounds. Enough to keep me for one year in the style to which I was, ah, unaccustomed.

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W.C. 'Doc' Mott, Coroner:
A baby comes into the world a howlin' and a bellowin'. A man ought to go out in style and dignity, proper-like.

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What is art? Form becoming style; but the style is the man; therefore art is the humanizing of forms.

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[after a servant rings a gong, in the style of the famous Rank Organisation logo]

The Khasi of Kalabar:
I do wish you wouldn't keep doing that. Rank stupidity!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]

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