Quotes and Sayings about Taste



"Such and so various are the tastes of men."
- Mark Akenside
(Related: Men)

"You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Man, Stairs, Taste)

"I think decor says a lot about someone's social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work - and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Work, Sensibility, Taste)

"A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Laws, May, Principles, Taste)

"I know I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Taste)

"The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

"Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there's nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Time, Nothing, Taste)

"I like reality. It tastes like bread."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Reality)

"While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song."
- David Antin
(Related: Poetry, Music, Song, Speech)

"While I don't script and I don't use other performers, I think my taste for underlying precision gives me something in common with Allan and George Brecht."
- David Antin
(Related: Taste)

"The product of extraordinary wealth allied to a taste for the sumptuous."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: Wealth, Taste)

"Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Friends, Opinion, Taste)

"They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Life, Nature, Taste)

"Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Change, Life, Nature, End, Man)

"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Adversity, Prosperity)

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Books)

"It is a good thing to happen to you, to have that taste of fame because then you don't hanker for it."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Fame, Taste)

"A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Nature, Pornography, Taste)

"We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Life, Beginning, Wonder)

"Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate."
- Gina Barreca
(Related: Women, Taste, Wine)

"Well, I have since seen you at Tinkle. It's a comedy show started by David Cross, me and Jon Benjamin. It features a wide variety of acts for all tastes and seasons."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Comedy, Seasons, Variety)

"What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Giving, Pleasure, Taste)

"Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Goal, Ambition, Taste)

"I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Music, People, Public, Taste)

"Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style."
- Stephen Bayley
(Related: Manners, Myth, Reality, Style, Taste)

"The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Time, First, Taste)

"The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Bible, Old)

"I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Animals, Cats, Dogs, Example, Taste)

"I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Funny, Tomorrow)

"I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Animals, Cats, Dogs, Example, Taste)

"I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Funny, Tomorrow)

"A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately."
- Eleanor Robson Belmont
(Related: Car, Taste)

"Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Fact, Taste)

"I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Being, Boys, Duty, Emotions, Opinions, Worth)

"What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!"
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Truth, Lies, Mothers, Sons, Taste)

"Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Matrimony, Taste)

"An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Taste)

"I know of my sex appeal. I know about sexuality, and I know how to use it - tastefully, of course."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Sex, Sex appeal, Sexuality)

"Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Books, Haste, Language, Man, Pressure, Taste, World, Years)

"I don't enjoy traveling in America. I don't like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Food, America, Traveling)

"If it doesn't taste good it doesn't go on the menu."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Taste)

"With the internet, things are so much more immediate. People taste-test things to see if they want to buy the CD."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: People, Internet, Taste, Want)

"I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
"It just comes down to taste at the end of the day, and that's something you can't really analyze. Yeah, I think to have it all there is basically best, regardless of whether there's hiss there as well."
- Sean Booth
(Related: Day, End, Taste)

"Performance art can involve the audience with taste, smell and sounds not available with electronic media and not practical with conventional theater. This is due to the usually small audience."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Art, Performance, Media, Taste, Theater)

"The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Experience, Defeat, Richness, Taste)

"My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread - works all the time. I think I've been eating pasta for 26 years."
- Tom Brady
(Related: Food, Time, Cooking, Eating, Sisters, Years)

"School is a foretaste of life."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Life, School)

"We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Change, People, First, Freedom, Future, Independence, Resolution, Suffering, Taste)

"Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Taste)

"Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Mom, Taste)

"Death and I are head to head in a total collision, pure and mutual distaste."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death)

"Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Truth, Saying, Taste)

"I think I have a more wider scope for music, I have more taste for music."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Music, Taste)

"Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Art, Nature, Morality, Letters, Man, Rules, Taste)

"What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Dream, Taste, Wine)

"Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Cause, Difference, Effect, Lies, Sense, Taste)

"The powder is mixed with water and tastes exactly like powder mixed with water."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Water)

"Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Taste)

"Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out. But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting, I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Art, Acting, First, Taste)

"Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Death, Humor, Life, Film, Sense, Taste)

"People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Care, Taste)

"My taste in music and entertainment is quite eclectic."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Music, Entertainment, Taste)

"You have a wine tasting of different years, and we're sort of doing that with our music, giving them a taste of what Journey used to be like."
- Jonathan Cain
(Related: Music, Giving, Journey, Taste, Wine, Years)

"Money? I lost all taste for it."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Money, Taste)

"A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Truth, Nothing, Passion, Taste)

"How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Friendship, Truth, Nothing, Passion, Sincerity, Taste)

"I've always liked Playboy; I think it's very tasteful."
- Trishelle Cannatella
"Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings."
- Robert Farrar Capon
(Related: Day, Taste, Will)

"We have eyes, and we're looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important."
- Eric Carle
(Related: Time, Day, Eyes)

"I had this beer brewed just for me. I think its the best I ever tasted. And I've tasted a lot. I think you'll like it too."
- Billy Carter
(Related: Beer)

"There is no such thing as a bad beer. It's that some taste better than others."
- Billy Carter
(Related: Beer, Taste)

"Paintings are like a beer, only beer tastes good and it's hard to stop drinking beer."
- Billy Carter
(Related: Beer, Drinking)

"Well I tried to, but I could never write anything that I liked or was worthwhile. I threw it all out and realized that I had to make a serious study- that my tastes were far more advanced than my abilities."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Study)

"Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house."
- John Cheever
(Related: Fear)

"I don't let it bother me too much if someone doesn't like me. I just figure there's no accounting for taste. It's not me, it's my acting. It's like if someone doesn't like someone's food, they just don't like my acting."
- Anna Chlumsky
(Related: Food, Acting, Taste)

"There's no common taste in this world."
- Stephen Chow
(Related: Taste, World)

"Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

"I started rooting - you know, sticking up joints - with some older guys. By now I had gotten a taste of what the racket world really was - the glamour, the way they dressed, the way they always had a pocketful of money."
- Mickey Cohen
(Related: Money, Glamour, Now, Taste, World)

"You've got to change with the public's taste."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Change, Public, Taste)

"No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Quality, Mind, Taste)

"Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Imagination, Future, Past, Taste)

"Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Enjoyment, Struggle, Taste)

"We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Happiness, Perfection, Sadness, Taste)

"We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Joy, Sadness, Taste)

"That was the best ice cream soda I ever tasted."
- Lou Costello
"I have trouble with seafood because it tastes like a dock."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Trouble)

"I think we have two very important missions in life. One is to find out who we really are and the other one is to taste as much of life and experience as much of life as we can."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Experience, Life, Taste)

"I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Being, Hate, Taste)

"Pear Drops were exciting because they had a dangerous taste. All of us were warned against eating them, and the result was that we ate them more than ever."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Eating, Result, Taste)

"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 Dali
(Related: Power, First, Taste)

"If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes."
- Jacques-Louis David
(Related: Experience, Work, Fortune, Glory, Justice, Mistakes, Poor, Public, Taste, Will)

"My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Inspirational, Artists)

"A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long."
- Eugene Delacroix
(Related: Simplicity, Taste)

"My big thing is to make sure the lipsticks taste good when you kiss. And, well, so far they taste pretty darn good."
- Patrick Dempsey
(Related: Kiss, Pretty, Taste)

"I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Leisure, Taste)

"If my musical tastes are continuing to grow up, and I am not really too interested in the music that my kids listen to, then I assume that the audience is doing the same."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Music, Kids)

"I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: People, Taste)

"Do you spell it with a "V" or a "W"?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Fancy, Taste)

"Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Taste)

"I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Wealth, Taste, Understanding)

"Just because you liked something as a youngster doesn't mean you have to like it as an adult. You can change your taste a little bit on the sweets and things like that."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Change, Taste)

"I do like beer, but lately I've started drinking non-alcoholic beer and I like the taste of it and I don't get the alcohol, so that's a good alternative also."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Alcohol, Beer, Drinking, Taste)

"I have very eclectic taste in music, but when it comes to going to concerts, I like going to rock concerts."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Music, Taste)

"I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste."
- Marcel Duchamp
(Related: Order, Taste)

"I turned down some movies that were quite good. mainly on the basis of taste."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Movies, Taste)

"It's not that our family has no taste, it's just that our family's taste is inconsistent."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Family, Taste)

"A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections."
- George Eliot
(Related: Difference, Jokes, Taste)

"Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections."
- George Eliot
(Related: Jokes, Taste)

"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Art, Beauty, Love, Creation, Taste)

"The whole idea that what is not normal should be kept secret - that's really distasteful to me."
- Dan Farmer
(Related: Idea)

"I was once married to a woman who could eat anything and tell you what was in it: the most complicated recipes. Her memory of taste - now that's what I call memory!"
- Morton Feldman
(Related: Memory, Now, Taste, Woman)

"Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Thoughts, Order, Saying, Taste, Words)

"At the very least, my tastes are out of the ordinary."
- Sherilyn Fenn
"A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Heart, Taste)

"People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater."
- Minnie Maddern Fiske
(Related: Art, Music, People, Literature, Painting, Question, Taste, Theater, Understanding)

"Taste is the feminine of genius."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Genius, Taste)

"Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Power, Discipline)

"Exuberance is better than taste."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Taste)

"Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition of another person's taste, and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Art, Work, Taste)

"I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Thought, Editors, Ideals, Resolution, Want, Word)

"The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Belief, Curiosity, Humanism, Mind, Race, Taste)

"There is something majestic in the bad taste of Italy."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Italy, Taste)

"I have never, ever, had an acting partnership that was a safe, as full, and as exciting as the one I had with Tony. I didn't want to go through life without having a chance to taste it again."
- Genie Francis
(Related: Life, Acting, Chance, Partnership, Taste, Want)

"A painter's tastes must grow out of what so obsesses him in life that he never has to ask himself what it is suitable for him to do in art."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Art, Life)

"Reality is an acquired taste."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Reality, Taste)

"Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Experience, Creation, Garden, Insult, Taste, Temperance, Wickedness)

"In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Faith, Act, Democracy, Dissent, Medicine, Taste, Value)

"Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus?"
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: People, Dogs, Reason)

"There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Appetite, Mediocrity, Taste)

"Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Truth, People, Habit, Lies, Taste, Will)

"To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Elegance, Harmony, Taste)

"Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Time, Civilization)

"Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Life, Mankind, Simplicity, Taste)

"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Work, Temple, Joy)

"If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Work)

"Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Art, Taste)

"Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Mind, Modesty, Taste)

"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Birds, Children, Taste)

"One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(Related: Quality, Taste)

"Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Imagination, Nothing, Taste)

"Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Imagination, Knowledge, Fantasy, Taste)

"The taste of people with large bank accounts tends not to be on the cutting edge."
- Paul Goldberger
(Related: People, Taste)

"How can you say when you're attracted to something? It's not easy to articulate my tastes."
- Jeff Goldblum
"To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Ideas, Character, American, Chaos, Mind, Radical, Result, Taste)

"Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!"
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

"It's not about doing over the living room of someone who has bad taste in color. This is about restoring historic buildings and instilling pride in a community, which can be done through designing new public spaces and social gathering spots."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Community, Living, Pride, Public, Taste)

"I just have my own taste, and I just try and stick with that. I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can for as long as I have an opportunity to."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Opportunity, Play, Taste, Trying)

"It's not a special taste. An American composer should have something to say to a cab driver."
- Morton Gould
(Related: American, Taste)

"Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Work, Duty, Pleasure, Taste)

"I have very old-fashioned tastes."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Old)

"If the Starbucks secret is a smile when you get your latte... ours is that the Web site adapts to the individual's taste."
- Reed Hastings
(Related: Smile, Taste)

"What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, People, Opportunity, Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Nations, Taste)

"The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices."
- William Hazlitt
"Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Old)

"Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Confidence, Gain, Labor, Self, Self confidence)

"I suppose that I was a kind of consultant for taste. Is it good taste? Or bad taste? I had an attention to detail, to what would tell best the story. Because many people get excited about the work and drift off from the story."
- John Hench
(Related: Work, People, Attention, Detail, Taste)

"Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence."
- O. Henry
(Related: Conversation, Existence)

"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."
- George Herbert
(Related: Life, Love, Friendship, Taste, Wine)

"Good taste - that's all you really need when you're playing an instrument."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Taste)

"I hate the taste of alcohol. When I'm drinking, I'm drinking Red Bull."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Alcohol, Drinking, Hate, Taste)

"It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: People, Suffering, Taste)

"A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted."
- Billie Holiday
(Related: Kiss)

"A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Being, Race, Taste)

"I went on to Cincinnati. I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights. I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Cities, Taste)

"I used to go with him and I'd sometimes play, take over from him. That was my first taste of the music business, I suppose, but I was also in the youth orchestra at Johnston Grammar."
- Trevor Horn
(Related: Music, Business, First, Grammar, Play, Taste, Youth)

"I had to be sure we were doing something tasteful."
- Larry Hovis
"The difference with Cleveland is that the racial tension was not a casual taste of it. It was outlandish."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Difference, Taste, Tension)

"I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!"
- John Hughes
(Related: Time, Music, Outcasts, Taste)

"Taste is the common sense of genius."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Genius, Common sense, Taste)

"My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Actions)

"I said, God, the press and people, they just really hate me and I'm really trying. Geraldine Page said, Listen to this, Tab. If people don't like you, that's their bad taste."
- Tab Hunter
(Related: God, People, Hate, Press, Taste, Trying)

"You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality."
- Amy Irving
(Related: Food, Music, Blood, Sexuality, Skin, Taste, Water, Wind)

"There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition."
- Henry James
(Related: Emotions, Taste)

"Taste cannot be controlled by law."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Law, Taste)

"Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society."
- Henry St. John
(Related: Happiness, Health, Society, Body, Liberty, Man, Pleasure)

"No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Autumn, Flowers, Man, Spring, Taste)

"I love to put on lotion. Sometimes I'll watch TV and go into a lotion trance for an hour. I try to find brands that don't taste bad in case anyone wants to taste me."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Love, Taste)

"I need more sex, OK? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Sex, Taste, World)

"Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Feeling, Taste)

"One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down."
- Pauline Kael
"Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you."
- Henry J. Kaiser
(Related: Competition, Taste)

"I don't even drink! I can't stand the taste of alcohol. Every New Year's Eve I try one drink and every time it makes me feel sick. So I don't touch booze - I'm always the designated driver."
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: Time, Alcohol, New year, Taste)

"To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Party, Police, State, Taste)

"Vodka is tasteless going down, but it is memorable coming up."
- Garrison Keillor
"I think to be in politics you have to have the taste for blood on that."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Politics, Blood, Taste)

"And I liked pluralist Australia. I got a taste for pluralist Australia. I like, I like Australians and I can't believe that they're going to go to hell because they tell a good dirty joke, you know."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Hell, Taste)

"A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Harmony, Painting, Rest, Symbol, Universe, World)

"He who cannot eat horsemeat need not do so. Let him eat pork. But he who cannot eat pork, let him eat horsemeat. It's simply a question of taste."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Question, Taste)

"Winning tastes good."
- Jean-Claude Killy
(Related: Winning)

"Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward. Next to the first one in the morning, it's the best one of all. It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it."
- Florence King
(Related: Sex, First, Now)

"Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor)

"For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project."
- Harry Knowles
(Related: Science, Time, Hope, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Perfection, Project, Years)

"The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Victory, Pity, Struggle, Taste)

"In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Elegance, Individualism, Italy, Taste)

"I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don't want to die humiliated or deceived."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Death, Taste, Want)

"Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: Beauty, Time, Taste, Today, Woman)

"To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: People, Poverty, Taste, World)

"Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Heart, Improvement)

"It's the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept... It's not about age. It's about taste, and it's about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything."
- Ralph Lauren
(Related: Women, Age, Clothes, Daughters, Mothers, Taste)

"Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities. It is the nec plus ultra of the intelligence. Through this alone is genius the supreme health and balance of all the faculties."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Health, Intelligence, Quality, Genius, Balance, Taste)

"He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Love, Enemy, Enjoyment, Malice)

"Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Friendship, Love, Genius, Difference, Order, Taste)

"It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Time, Being, Taste)

"I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: First, Restaurants, Taste, Wine)

"Where my tastes in music are concerned, I'm a real maximalist."
- James Levine
(Related: Music)

"I voted Republican this year; the Democrats left a bad taste in my mouth."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Democrats, Republican, Taste)

"The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Freedom, Old, Sweetness)

"I think a woman's body is so much more sensual than a man's. I'm not saying strip off all your clothes, but there are certain photos I like people taking of me, where I'm comfortable. As long as it's tasteful, why not?"
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: People, Body, Clothes, Man, Saying, Woman)

"I think homes should reflect the individuals and their individual taste rather than someone else's."
- Julie London
(Related: Taste)

"If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: EnglFire, Ideals, Taste, World)

"I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene."
- Myrna Loy
(Related: Life, Common sense, Hygiene, Public, Taste)

"From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers."
- Lucretius
(Related: Bitterness, Flowers, Taste)

"In my estimation, the only thing that is more to be guarded against than bad taste is good taste."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Taste)

"Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Benefits, Taste, Will)

"Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Men, Women, Taste)

"Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Success, Defeat, Taste, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"Color is a matter of taste and of sensitivity."
- Edouard Manet
(Related: Sensitivity, Taste)

"As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Dad, Sister, Brother, Growing up, Pretty, Talk)

"I think that standup has always been an acquired taste and there was always only a handful of performers that were really inspired."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Taste)

"Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and the world always needs a clown and some people have no taste at all and any clown will do."
- Marc Maron
(Related: People, Comedy, Needs, Taste, Will, World)

"Taste is changing, style is changing, and players' abilities are changing."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Style, Taste)

"Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier. The cigars taste better. The trees are greener."
- Billy Martin
(Related: Girls, Taste, Trees)

"Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Art, Now, Taste, Water)

"Since the composer has said everything, if you discover everything, it will be enough and you will be a happy man. Don't try to say it's your taste, and because of that you are changing this or that. And I must say this respect is still there."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Man, Respect, Taste, Will)

"Chocolate's okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste. You know when a peach is absolutely perfect... it's sublime. I'd like to capture that and then use it in a dessert."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Taste)

"Cynthia and I are very alike in our tastes."
- Kent McCord
"Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last-ditch stand of the artist."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Artist, First, Taste)

"My hands look terrible but I can do anything I want to do, so, you know, I just think I'm playing all around with more good taste and not dashing up and down the piano."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Taste, Want)

"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."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Food, Country, Question, Taste)

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: American, Public, Taste)

"Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Children, Conversation, Pleasure)

"I dress to kill, but tastefully."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Dress)

"We are to introduce our people into the life of the Church, which is salvation, that they may grasp its meaning, its contents and purpose, to taste and see how good the Lord is."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Life, People, Purpose, Church, May, Meaning, Salvation, Taste)

"The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier. They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians, which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon them the customs which are distasteful to them."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Canada, Force)

"Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Deep, Errors, Fault, Sensibility, Taste)

"I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Reality, Taste, Wine)

"All they expected me to do was rip and read the wire 'leads,' without doing any original reporting. It was pretty basic, but gave me a taste of how to combine my love of politics and broadcasting."
- Andrea Mitchell
(Related: Love, Politics, Pretty, Taste)

"I'm like a monk with a taste for hookers."
- Moby
(Related: Taste)

"Many people think it's in bad taste to advertise for an insane asylum... but come on down. We're going crazy."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: People, Taste)

"He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure."
- Moliere
(Related: Peace)

"Today not even a universal fire could make the torrential poetic production of our time disappear. But it is exactly a question of production, that is, of hand-made products which are subject to the laws of taste and fashion."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Time, Fashion, Fire, Laws, Production, Question, Taste, Today)

"I don't know how to do the other, so I won't even consider television until the audience's taste changes."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Taste, Television)

"I don't limit my taste. There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera. I've been listening to what was essentially country music, but it crossed over to rock."
- Rick Moranis
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Jazz, Listening, Opera, Taste)

"My own personal taste in films as a member of the audience was not completely in line with films I was doing."
- Rick Moranis
(Related: Taste)

"The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Happiness, American, Moods, Pursuit, Trying, Youth)

"Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Humor, Contradiction, Taste)

"But you don't get into a business because of personal tastes."
- Peter Munk
(Related: Business)

"Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: Quality, Thought, Reflection, Television)

"The more the soul knows, the more she loves, and loving much, she tastes much."
- W. H. Murray
(Related: Soul)

"Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20's, but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination."
- Pola Negri
(Related: Imagination, Sex, Saying, Taste)

"That match was late evening and I had the experience of the electricity of the Centre Court because it was packed, a full house for the whole match. It had been a great year for me, first time there and I had the full taste of Wimbledon."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Experience, Time, Court, Electricity, Evening, First, Taste)

"If you're older you want to tell stories about the pool of human life and living and to communicate, not only to your age group but to do an age group that can begin to understand, that has enough experience of life far beyond the taste of life."
- Nick Nolte
(Related: Age, Experience, Life, Living, Taste, Want)

"According to the Gorean way of looking at things a taste of the slave ring is thought to be occasionally beneficial to all women, even the exalted free woman."
- John Norman
(Related: Women, Thought, Taste, Woman)

"I don't think I've got bad taste. I've got no taste."
- Graham Norton
(Related: Taste)

"Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like."
- Jamie Oliver
(Related: Drugs, Kids, Taste)

"A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Famous, Nothing, Quiet)

"The kind of people who always go on about whether a thing is in good taste invariably have very bad taste."
- Joe Orton
(Related: People, Taste)

"All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me."
- Wilfred Owen
"Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Friends, Old)

"Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Success, Honor, Hunger, Taste, Will)

"Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits."
- Anna Pavlova
(Related: Happiness, Life, May, Wishes)

"It was so much fun to play, that I've now had a taste for it and want to play more villains now."
- Piper Perabo
(Related: Fun, Now, Play, Taste, Want)

"I have a brother younger than me. My mother was a librarian, so from her, I got the taste to read."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Mother, Brother, Taste)

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Development, Fact, May, Now, Oil, Right, Taste, Wine, Years)

"Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn."
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(Related: Attention, Dress, Laws, Taste)

"Good taste is as tiring as good company."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Company, Taste)

"I imagine a child. That child is me. I can reconstruct and vividly remember portions of my own childhood. I can see, taste, smell, feel, and hear them. Then what I do is, not write about that kid or about his world, but start to think of a book that would have pleased him."
- Daniel Pinkwater
(Related: Childhood, Taste, World)

"Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Beauty, Appearance, Being, Taste)

"Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Genius, Folly, Sense, Taste)

"A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Deep, Learning, Spring, Taste)

"A good general rule is to state that the bouquet is better than the taste, and vice versa."
- Stephen Potter
(Related: State, Taste, Vice)

"The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Company, Country, Country music, Fans)

"They never taste who always drink: They always talk, who never think."
- Matthew Prior
(Related: Talk, Taste)

"I am very interested in what has been called bad taste. I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste stops us from venturing into special cultural zones."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Fear, Taste)

"I am only interested in bad taste if I can enjoy a gruesome tango or watch a movie that makes me cry."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Taste)

"I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch."
- Gilda Radner
(Related: Fashion, Taste)

"I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch."
- Gilda Radner
(Related: Fashion, Taste)

"First and foremost, you have to make the movie for yourself. And that's not to say, to hell with everyone else, but what else have you got to go on but your own taste and judgment?"
- Harold Ramis
(Related: First, Hell, Judgment, Taste)

"Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Food, Health, Conscience, Hell, May, Taste)

"I just started making Bloody Marys. I always thought they looked gross, then I tasted one. There's an art to it, from the Tabasco to the Worcestershire."
- Tara Reid
(Related: Art, Thought)

"The greatest man is he who forms the taste of a nation; the next greatest is he who corrupts it."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Man, Nation, Taste)

"Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Genius, Rules, Taste)

"A good interpreter can take a piece of bad music and make it sound pretty decent, while a bad interpreter can take good music and make it sound cheap. I can tell that some people have a bad taste, and unlike on the piano, they smear around a lot, that is bad taste."
- Ruggiero Ricci
(Related: Music, People, Pretty, Sound, Taste)

"Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing. He didn't sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to, in some form, influenced my taste."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Name, Sound, Taste)

"I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in because each band was different, each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different... different personalities and musical tastes."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Leader)

"I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me."
- Rihanna
(Related: People, Fun, Taste, Want)

"I really don't know why Scarlett has such appeal. When I began writing the sequel, I had a lot of trouble because Scarlett is not my kind of person. She's virtually illiterate, has no taste, never learns from her mistakes."
- Alexandra Ripley
(Related: Mistakes, Taste, Trouble, Writing)

"We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men."
- George Ripley
(Related: Love, Men, Cause, Devotion, Literature, Taste, Theories)

"The trick is to have my own particular taste and feel for the theater to audiences who have been used to one particular style and taste for nearly 40 years."
- Michael Ritchie
(Related: Audiences, Style, Taste, Theater, Years)

"Nudity, in the right way, can enhance a film or a TV program or a TV commercial. If it's done tastefully it can make it more of an interesting product."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: Film, Nudity, Right)

"I don't want to do anything in bad taste."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: Taste, Want)

"It's a hard thing to legislate. You can't legislate good taste and you can't put a number on it in terms of square footage,... It's a question of where individual rights end and community rights begin."
- Ann Robinson
(Related: Community, End, Rights, Question, Taste)

"Taste may change, but inclination never."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Change, May, Taste)

"He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by chance but he who knows it and can judge it and has a true taste for it."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Chance, Man, Reason, Taste)

"The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements, and that requires taste."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Art, Taste)

"Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Mother, Europe, Taste, World)

"Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding."
- Queen Marie of Romania
(Related: Women, People, Breeding, Etiquette, Fashion, Taste)

"It is high time to compel man by the might of right to give woman her political, legal and social rights. She will find her own sphere in accordance with her capacities, powers and tastes; and yet she will be woman still."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Legal, Time, Rights, Man, Will, Woman)

"Do you not yet understand what has made woman what she is? Then see what the sickly taste and perverted judgment of man now admires in woman."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Judgment, Man, Now, Taste, Woman)

"Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Choices, Reality, Taste)

"The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Death, Possessions, Richness, Sickness, Spiritual, Taste, World)

"We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Children, Taste)

"Most turkeys taste better the day after, my mother's tasted better the day before."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Mother, Day, Taste, Turkeys)

"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness."
- Rumi
(Related: Boredom, Hurt, Taste)

"Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Morality, Taste)

"A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity."
- Rosalind Russell
(Related: Adversity, Man, Prosperity)

"A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity."
- Sa'Di
(Related: Adversity, Man, Prosperity)

"I make my own limits which are drawn according to my own taste."
- Stan Sakai
(Related: Limits, Taste)

"I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Home, Books, Curiosity, Help, Public, Reading, Taste, Will)

"Know why certain foods, such as truffles, are expensive. It's not because they taste best."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Taste)

"The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Coffee, Discovery, Taste, Tea, Wine)

"Taste, which enables us to distinguish all that has a flavor from that which is insipid."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Taste)

"Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Death, Parting)

"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Love, Nothing, Taste)

"I should in fairness add that my taste in music is reputedly deplorable."
- Paul Scofield
(Related: Music, Taste)

"The artistic taste of the Catholic priests is appalling and I am most anxious to have a Catholic church in which everything is genuine and good, and not tawdry and ostentatious."
- Giles Gilbert Scott
(Related: Church, Taste)

"You know you can get gaudy with something, and they didn't do that. To me, I think it's very tasteful, well done, with the silver and gold and the engraving. I think it's very tasteful."
- Earl Scruggs
(Related: Gold)

"You can almost taste the pressure now."
- Vin Scully
(Related: Now, Pressure, Taste)

"I have a similar issue with people who hire me as I do with women. 'You have to have a particular taste to want to be around me. I have a slightly askew view."
- Jason Segel
(Related: Women, People, Taste, Want)

"No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Life, Man, Taste)

"Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Health, Life, Soul)

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Death, Cowards, Taste)

"Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Praise)

"The valiant never taste of death but once."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Death, Taste)

"A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Courage, Common sense, Man, Meaning, Originality, Taste)

"He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Courage, Common sense, Man, Meaning, Originality, Taste)

"Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: May)

"I'd like people to listen to our soldiers. They were there. They heard the alarms go off. They tasted the substance in the air. They spit up blood. They had rashes on their bodies. They got sick."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: People, Blood, Soldiers)

"I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Deep, Joy, Taste, Will, Wine)

"My tastes are eclectic."
- Dinah Shore
"If Marilyn is in love with my husband it proves she has good taste, for I am in love with him too."
- Simone Signoret
(Related: Love, Husband, Taste)

"My tastes lean toward the more negative, angry and eclectic."
- Josh Silver
(Related: Negative)

"Of course, I also gave him the ineffable pleasures of pipe smoking. And no children, because when this character was created I did not yet have the four children I later had. I must add I also gave him a certain taste for food."
- Georges Simenon
(Related: Food, Character, Children, Smoking, Taste)

"Good taste is the worst vice ever invented."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Taste, Vice)

"If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to get your fair day's wage - in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Work, Day, Praise, Taste, Wage)

"Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good. It is simple. The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them!"
- Jeff Smith
(Related: Reason, Taste)

"Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Happiness, Taste, Wine)

"I can still memory - taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes and hot buttermilk biscuits - both made with lard! - that were cooked on the top, or in the oven, of that ancient iron stove."
- Vernon L. Smith
(Related: Memory, Taste)

"The taste for quotations (and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Quotations, Taste)

"Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Intelligence, Ideas, Taste)

"There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Censorship, Responsibility, Taste)

"Sir, you have tasted two whole worms; you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught fighting a liar in the quad; you will leave by the next town drain."
- W. A. Spooner
(Related: Fighting, Mystery, Will)

"I'm 33 years old now. I really want that ring. I got a taste of it here."
- Latrell Sprewell
(Related: Now, Old, Taste, Want, Years)

"I like to work with artists who are as wide in their musical taste as I am."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Work, Artists, Taste)

"Strikes always leave a bad taste with everyone."
- Sarah Sutton
(Related: Taste)

"Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Talent, Example, Taste)

"The most important thing is to follow your instinct and get involved with some friends who have similar tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Music, Aspirations, Friends, Instinct)

"We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness."
- Thucydides
(Related: Loss, Lovers, Mind)

"The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel."
- James Thurber
(Related: Comedy, Limitations, Rules, Taste)

"I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis."
- James Tobin
(Related: Talent, Career, Economics, Taste)

"The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Business, Equality, Men, Control, Taste)

"Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs."
- Georg Trakl
(Related: Evil, Stars)

"The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they're trying to keep out."
- Calvin Trillin
(Related: Food, People, Trying)

"Taste is a result of a thousand distastes."
- Francois Truffaut
(Related: Result, Taste)

"I am perfectly willing for my music to exist with somebody else's taste."
- David Tudor
(Related: Music, Taste)

"The habit of building houses upon piles, which was first forced upon the people by the position they had chosen, was afterwards followed as a matter of taste, just as it is in Holland."
- Edward Burnett Tylor
(Related: People, Habit, Building, First, Houses, Taste)

"If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Money, Longevity, Soldiers)

"I love John Waters. There's stuff in it that's beyond the boundaries of my taste, but his movies have always been like that."
- Tracey Ullman
(Related: Love, Movies, Taste)

"The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever."
- John Updike
(Related: Innocence, Self)

"The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you."
- Gloria Vanderbilt
(Related: Fame, Taste)

"To possess taste, one must have some soul."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Soul, Taste)

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Earth, Eyes, Will)

"Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there."
- Judith Viorst
(Related: Music, Growth, Friends, Laughter, Personal growth, Pleasure, Sound, Taste, Wine)

"Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained."
- Maurice de Vlaminck
(Related: Cooking, Painting)

"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
(Related: Dream, Excitement, Fire, Taste)

"For a couple of days after chemotherapy, food tastes really bland, even the best foods. I haven't been sick, but have been a little tired. I haven't lost any weight."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Food, Weight)

"There is a lot of stuff now that is in bad taste, and I don't see the necessity for it all. We didn't have to do it in our time, and they don't have to do it now."
- Clint Walker
(Related: Time, Necessity, Now, Taste)

"To love is to believe, to hope, to know; Tis an essay, a taste of Heaven below!"
- Edmund Waller
(Related: Love, Hope, Heaven, Taste)

"Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Age, Boys, Pleasure, School, World)

"There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Food, Love, Appreciation, Kindness, Language, Nationality, Support)

"Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change."
- An Wang
(Related: Change)

"When birds burp, it must taste like bugs."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Birds, Bugs, Taste)

"It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Paradise, Promises, Taste, Will)

"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."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Humor, Irony, Sense, Taste)

"Mr. James Joyce is a great man who is entirely without taste."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Man, Taste)

"In a lot of films, they're showing more complete, developed characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The larger concern is to be able to tastefully explore the stereotypes, and still move past them to see the core of people."
- Forest Whitaker
(Related: People, Concern, Past)

"English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street."
- E. B. White
(Related: Education, English, Judgment, Luck, Taste)

"There were years when I was a beer and tequila guy, then I got real fat. And then I found that you could actually go on a diet and drink scotch. Then I got hooked on scotch, and if you get hooked on scotch, then everything else just tastes wrong."
- Ron White
(Related: Diet, Beer, Wrong, Years)

"I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love alone will shine today."
- Ken Wilber
(Related: Love, Dawn, Taste, Today, Will)

"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best."
- Oscar Wilde
"I think one of the most boring things is a person's taste."
- Ian Williams
(Related: Taste)

"That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete: a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Authority, Direction, Editors, Taste, Will)

"I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Experience, American, Body, Nudity, Religious)

"I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Project, Sensibility, Voice, Writers)

"Well, I look at it like this: When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal. If the soup tastes good, everything's cool, and you don't necessarily want to know what's in it. The same thing holds true with movies."
- Jeffrey Wright
(Related: Movies, Kitchen, Want)

"You can do almost anything with soup stock, it's like a strong foundation. When you have the right foundation, everything tastes good."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Right)

"The only thing that counts is if you know how to prepare your ingredients. Even if with the best and freshest ingredients in the world, if your dish is tasteless or burnt, it's ruined."
- Martin Yan
(Related: World)

"As long as the food is well prepared and not overdone, I think it tastes good. It doesn't matter if it's Chinese, Japanese, anything."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Food)

"Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Connection, May, Taste)

"I'm not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market and the taste of western audiences."
- Zhang Yimou
(Related: Audiences, Taste)

"If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Change, Experience, Knowledge, Eating, Revolution, Taste, Theory, Want)

"When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks."
- Slavoj Zizek
(Related: Love)

"I don't think that people should wear dresses two sizes too small. I just think that sexiness is better left to the imagination. It's just more tasteful."
- Rachel Zoe
(Related: Imagination, People)