Arthur Schopenhauer Quote
Style is the physiognomy of the mind. It is more infallible than that of the body. To imitate the style of another is said to be wearing a mask. However beautiful it may be, it is through its lifelessness insipid and intolerable, so that even the most ugly living face is more engaging.
Manuscript Remains in Four Volumes: Berlin manuscripts (1818-1830): (ed. Berg Publishers, 1988) - ISBN: 9780854965403