Quotes: taste

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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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    He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.
  • Gilda Radner
    Gilda Radner
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    I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
  • Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
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    A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    A difference in taste of jokes is a great strain on the affections.

    Source: Daniel Deronda (1876)

  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
  • A. R. Ammons
    A. R. Ammons
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    A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction.
  • Jessamyn West
    Jessamyn West
    American author of short stories and novels 1902-1984
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    A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
  • Eugène Delacroix
    Eugène Delacroix
    French artist 1798-1863
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    A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home.
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