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I wish you all manner of prosperity, with a little more taste.
~ Alain-Rene Le Sage

 

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It is conventional to call ''monster'' any blending of dissonant elements. I call ''monster'' every original inexhaustible beauty.
~ Alfred Jarry

 

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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

 

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Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.
~ Maurice Blanchot

 

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My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
~ Victor Hugo

 

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No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind.
~ Cyril Connolly

 

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One of the surest evidences of an elevated taste is the power of enjoying works of impassioned terrorism, in poetry, and painting. The man who can look at impassioned subjects of terror with a feeling of exultation may be certain he has an elevated taste.
~ Benjamin Haydon

 

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People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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Taste cannot be controlled by law.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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Taste has no system and no proofs.
~ Susan Sontag

 

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Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
~ Stephen Bayley

 

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Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
~ Pablo Picasso

 

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Taste is the feminine of genius.
~ Lord Edward Fitzgerald

 

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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

 

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Taste is tiring like good company.
~ Francis Picabia

 

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Taste may change, but inclination never.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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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 K. Chesterton

 

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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

 

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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

 

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