5 Great Quotations about Writing Style

“Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great or original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Style has always been in my mind the author’s Self, the creative expression of that Self.” – Whit Burnett

“The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.” – Jonathan Swift

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.” – Mark Twain