[Good style] is an intimate and almost involuntary expression of the personality of the writer, and then only if the writer’s personality is worth expressing. –Bertrand Russell
Write, and after you have attained some control over the instrument, you write yourself down whether you will or no. There is no vice, however unconscious, not virtue, however shy, no touch of meanness or generosity in your character that will not pass onto the paper. –Sir Walter Raleigh.
Both quotes included among the hundreds collected in Ben Yagoda’s The Sound on the Page.