H. L. Mencken Quote
The essence of a sound style is that it cannot be reduced to rules-that it is a living and breathing thing with something of the devilish in it-that it fits its proprietor tightly yet ever so loosely, as his skin fits him. It is, in fact, quite as seriously an integral part of him as that skin is.... In brief, a style is always the outward and visible symbol of a man, and cannot be anything else.
Prejudices: Fifth Series (ed. 1977)