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A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Nature
quotes Division : American poets   
     
A man of great common sense and good taste -- meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Nature
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
~ Napoleon I | ( Napoleon Bonaparte. French general. ) | 1769-1821 | Nature
quotes Division : War Leaders   
     
Absolute catholicity of taste is not without its dangers. It is only an auctioneer who should admire all schools of art.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Nature
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
~ Pablo Picasso | ( Spanish painter. ) | 1881-1973 | Nature
quotes Division : Artists   
     
All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Nature
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
Bad taste is a species of bad morals.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee | ( American author y lawyer. ) | 1820-1904 | Nature
quotes Division : Civil Libertarians   
     
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Nature
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
~ Henry Brooks Adams | (American journalist ) | 1838-1918 | Nature
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
Good taste is either that which agrees with my taste or that which subjects itself to the rule of reason. From this we can see how useful it is to employ reason in seeking out the laws of taste.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Nature
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Good taste is the excuse I have given for leading such a bad life.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Nature
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Good taste is the first refuge of the non creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist.
~ Marshall Mcluhan | ( Canadian communications theorist and educator. ) | 1911-1980 | Nature
quotes Division : Educators   
     
I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies -- thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us.
~ D. H. Lawrence | (English writer. ) | 1885-1930 | Nature
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Nature
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.
~ Oliver Goldsmith | ( Irish writer ) | 1728-1774 | Nature
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
I think ''taste'' is a social concept and not an artistic one. I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.
~ John Updike | ( American writer. ) | 1932 - | Nature
quotes Division : American writers   
     
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 DalA­ | ( Spanish surrealist painter. ) | 1904-1989 | Nature
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Nature
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
~ Victor Hugo | ( French poet, dramatist and novelist. ) | 1802-1885 | Nature
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Nature is commanded by obeying her.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Nature
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away.
~ Matthew Arnold | (British poet and cultural critic ) | 1822 - 1888 | Nature
quotes Division : Critics   
     
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Nature
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Scenery is fine — but human nature is finer.
-: [ Letter to Benjamin Bailey (March 13, 1818) ]
~ John Keats | ( British poet. ) | 1795-1821 | Nature
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Taste cannot be controlled by law.
~ Thomas Jefferson | ( Third president of the United States. ) | 1743-1826 | Nature
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Taste has no system and no proofs.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Nature
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Nature
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Taste is tiring like good company.
~ Francis Picabia | ( French painter, and poet. ) | 1878-1953 | Nature
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Taste may change, but inclination never.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Nature
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Nature
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
The discovery of the good taste of bad taste can be very liberating. The man who insists on high and serious pleasures is depriving himself of pleasure; he continually restricts what he can enjoy; in the constant exercise of his good taste he will eventually price himself out of the market, so to speak. Here Camp taste supervenes upon good taste as a daring and witty hedonism. It makes the man of good taste cheerful, where before he ran the risk of being chronically frustrated. It is good for the digestion.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Nature
quotes Division : American writers   
     
The domination of nature leads to the domination of human nature.
-: [ Beyond The Walls ]
~ Edward Abbey | (American Environmentalist ) | 1927-1989 | Nature
quotes Division : Environmentalists   
     
The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Nature
quotes Division : American writers   
     
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Nature
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
To possess taste, one must have some soul.
~ Marquis de Vauvenargues | ( French moralist, essayist, and writer. ) | 1715-1747 | Nature
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Nature
quotes Division : French poets   
     

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