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The Best Quotes About Taste  

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A list of the best taste quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous taste quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic taste quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational taste quotes from that same writer.

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Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels. Henry Adams
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The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them. G. K. Chesterton
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Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness. Pablo Picasso
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What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense. Charles Baudelaire
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Bad taste is a species of bad morals. Christian Nevell Bovee
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I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife. Oliver Goldsmith
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Absolute catholicity of taste is not without its dangers. It is only an auctioneer who should admire all schools of art. Oscar Wilde
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No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind. Cyril Connolly
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Taste may change, but inclination never. François de La Rochefoucauld
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A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything. Napoleon Bonaparte
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What is food to one man is bitter poison to others. Lucretius
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People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable.
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Good taste is the excuse I have given for leading such a bad life. Oscar Wilde
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It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning. Salvador Dalí
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Taste has no system and no proofs. Susan Sontag
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The discovery of the good taste of bad taste can be very liberating. The man who insists on high and serious pleasures is depriving himself of pleasure; he continually restricts what he can enjoy; in the constant exercise of his good taste he will eventually price himself out of the market, so to speak. Here Camp taste supervenes upon good taste as a daring and witty hedonism. It makes the man of good taste cheerful, where before he ran the risk of being chronically frustrated. It is good for the digestion. Susan Sontag
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All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting. Friedrich Nietzsche
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Good taste is the first refuge of the non creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist. Marshall McLuhan
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A man of great common sense and good taste -- meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. George Bernard Shaw
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Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination. William Hazlitt
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My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic. Victor Hugo
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Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect. Jean de La Bruyère
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A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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One of the surest evidences of an elevated taste is the power of enjoying works of impassioned terrorism, in poetry, and painting. The man who can look at impassioned subjects of terror with a feeling of exultation may be certain he has an elevated taste. Benjamin Haydon
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I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies -- thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us. D. H. Lawrence