Quotes About Taste

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Winston S. Churchill
“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”
Winston S. Churchill

Oscar Wilde
“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“This wallpaper is dreadful, one of us will have to go.”
Oscar Wilde

Voltaire
“Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.”
Voltaire, Candide

Ally Carter
“Number of empty Ben & Jerry's containers: 3 -- two mint chocolate cookie, one plain vanilla. (Who buys plain vanilla ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, anyway? Is there a greater waste?)”
Ally Carter

J.K. Rowling
“Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, Harry" said Hermione, before catching sight of Ron's raised eyebrows, blushing slightly and saying "oh you know what I mean - Goyle's Potion looked like bogies.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Michelle Hodkin
“You can't hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I'm in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Clive Barker
“The paintings of Francis Bacon to my eye are very beautiful. The paintings of Bosch or Goya are to my eye very beautiful. I've also stood in front of those same paintings with people who've said, 'let's get on to the Botticellis as soon as possible.' I have lingered, of course.”
Clive Barker

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, All the Sad Young Men

Ambrose Bierce
Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Karl Lagerfeld
“I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Haruki Murakami
“Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.”
Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

Whoopi Goldberg
“Art and life are subjective. Not everybody's gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.”
Whoopi Goldberg

Brigid Lowry
“I'm hungry for a juicy life. I lean out my window at night and I can taste it out there, just waiting for me.”
Brigid Lowry, Guitar Highway Rose

W.H. Auden
“A child's reading is guided by pleasure, but his pleasure is undifferentiated; he cannot distinguish, for example, between aesthetic pleasure and the pleasures of learning or daydreaming. In adolescence we realize that there are different kinds of pleasure, some of which cannot be enjoyed simultaneously, but we need help from others in defining them. Whether it be a matter of taste in food or taste in literature, the adolescent looks for a mentor in whose authority he can believe. He eats or reads what his mentor recommends and, inevitably, there are occasions when he has to deceive himself a little; he has to pretend that he enjoys olives or War and Peace a little more than he actually does. Between the ages of twenty and forty we are engaged in the process of discovering who we are, which involves learning the difference between accidental limitations which it is our duty to outgrow and the necessary limitations of our nature beyond which we cannot trespass with impunity. Few of us can learn this without making mistakes, without trying to become a little more of a universal man than we are permitted to be. It is during this period that a writer can most easily be led astray by another writer or by some ideology. When someone between twenty and forty says, apropos of a work of art, 'I know what I like,'he is really saying 'I have no taste of my own but accept the taste of my cultural milieu', because, between twenty and forty, the surest sign that a man has a genuine taste of his own is that he is uncertain of it. After forty, if we have not lost our authentic selves altogether, pleasure can again become what it was when we were children, the proper guide to what we should read.”
W.H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand

Jennifer Donnelly
“The more obscure our tastes, the greater the proof of our genius.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

Jacqueline Carey
“After you, it's all cheap tequila.”
Jacqueline Carey, Santa Olivia

Kate Moss
“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”
Kate Moss

William Goldman
“The Countess was considerably younger than her husband. All of her clothes came from Paris (this was after Paris) and she had superb taste. (This was after taste too, but only just. And since it was such a new thing, and since the Countess was the only lady in all Florin to posses it, is it any wonder she was the leading hostess in the land?)”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Janeane Garofalo
“Taking into account the public's regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.”
Janeane Garofalo, Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Ed Wood
“You're the ruler of the universe. Try to show a little taste!”
Ed Wood

“Some people have such good taste they can't enjoy anything.”
Marty Rubin

Marcel Proust
“But, when nothing subsists of an old past, after the death of people, after the destruction of things, alone, frailer but more enduring, more immaterial, more persistent, more faithful, smell and taste still remain for a long time, like souls, remembering, waiting, hoping, on the ruin of all the rest, bearing without giving way, on their almost impalpable droplet, the immense edifice of memory.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Ryū Murakami
“The world's worst flavor combination was mango and menthol.”
Ryū Murakami, Coin Locker Babies
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Jodi Picoult
“A lie, as you probably know, has a taste all its own. Blocky and bitter and never quite right, like when you pop a piece of fancy chocolate into your mouth expecting toffee filling and you get lemon zest instead.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Gustave Flaubert
“Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?”
Gustave Flaubert

“Don't be cool. Like everything.”
Shaky Kane

Philip K. Dick
“Because her general taste appalled him, it annoyed him that he himself constituted one of her favorites. It was an anomaly which he had never been able to take apart.”
Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Henry Adams
“These questions of taste, of feeling, of inheritance, need no settlement. Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.”
Henry Adams

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