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Taste Quotes


These are some of the best 'Taste' quotations and sayings.

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A fastidious taste is like a squeamish appetite; the one has its origin in some disease of the mind, as the other has in some ailment of the stomach.

A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.

Bad taste is a species of bad morals.

Delicacy of taste has the same effect as delicacy of passion; it enlarges the sphere both of our happiness and misery, and makes us sensible to pain as well as pleasures, which escape the rest of mankind.

Delicacy of taste is favorable to love and friendship, by confining our choice to few people, and making us indifferent to the company and conversation of the greater part of men.

Every man as he loveth, quoth the good man when he kissed the cow.

Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

Everyone to his taste.

Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.

Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist.

Good taste is the flower of good sense.

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

I think I may define taste to be that faculty of the soul which discerns the beauties of an author with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike.

It is for the most part in our skill in manners, and in the observances of time and place and of decency in general, that what is called taste consists; and which is in reality no other than a more refined judgment. The cause of a wrong taste is a defect of judgment.

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

May not taste be compared to that exquisite sense of the bee, which instantly discovers and extracts the quintessence of every flower, and disregards all the rest of it?

My tastes are aristocratic; my actions democratic.

One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach.

One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.


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