Taste Quotes

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

T.S. Eliot

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

George Eliot

Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great and original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.

William Wordsworth

In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

Thomas Jefferson

A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.

Welsh Proverb

Though men of delicate taste be rare, they are easily to be distinguished in society by the soundness of their understanding, and the superiority of their faculties above the rest of mankind.

David Hume

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

God knows it did not cross our minds to attack the towers but after the situation became unbearable and we witnessed the injustice and tyranny of the American-Israeli alliance against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, I thought about it. And the events that affected me directly were that of 1982 and the events that followed -- when America allowed the Israelis to invade Lebanon, helped by the U.S. Sixth Fleet. As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me punish the unjust the same way (and) to destroy towers in America so it could taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women.

Osama bin Laden

A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.

George Eliot

The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.

Gloria Vanderbilt

Prejudice, like the spider, makes everywhere its home. It has neither taste nor choice of place, and all that it requires is room. If the one prepares her food by poisoning it to her palate and her use, the other does the same. Prejudice may be denominated the spider of the mind.

Thomas Paine

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?

Plutarch

It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions

Voltaire

When birds burp, it must taste like bugs.

Bill Watterson

Society is commonly too cheap. We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other. We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.

Henry David Thoreau

I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it.

Thomas Jackson

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

Denis Waitley

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.

Susan Sontag

What is the use of aesthetics if they can neither teach how to produce beauty nor how to appreciate it in good taste? It exists because it behooves rational human beings to provide reasons for their actions and assessments. Even if aesthetics are not the mathematics of beauty, they are the proof of the calculation.

Franz Grillparzer

Lips that taste of tears, they say, Are the best for kissing.

Dorothy Parker

A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.

Whitney Balliett

Forgiveness is better than bitterness because not only does it taste sweeter, but it doesn't make you sick to your stomach!

Guy Finley

In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided among the sexes.

Jane Austen

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