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It is indolence... Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Clearly, some time ago makers and consumers of American junk food passed jointly through some kind of sensibility barrier in the endless quest for new taste sensations. Now they are a little like those desperate junkies who have tried every known drug and are finally reduced to mainlining toilet bowl cleanser in an effort to get still higher.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame --to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without taste genius is only a sublime kind of folly. That sure touch which the lyre gives back the right note and nothing more, is even a rarer gift than the creative faculty itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I noticed an almost universal trait among Super Achievers, and it was what I call Sensory Goal Vision. These people knew what they wanted out of life, and they could sense it multidimensionally before they ever had it. They could not only see it, but also taste it, smell it, and imagine the sounds and emotions associated with it. They pre-lived it before they had it. And the sharp, sensory vision became a powerful driving force in their lives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Music and dancing (the more the pity) have become so closely associated with ideas of riot and debauchery among the less cultivated classes, that a taste for them, for their own sakes, can hardly be said to exist, and before they can be recommended as innocent or safe amusements, a very great change of ideas must take place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition -- in having put forth the best within youMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who has an opinion of his own, but depends upon the opinion and taste of others, is a slave.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is such a thing as a general revolution which changes the taste of men as it changes the fortunes of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Family is the Country of the heart. There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfillment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadness which it is given to man to taste upon earth are, thanks to this angel, the joys of the Family.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good taste is the first refuge of the non creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you have a taste for exceptional people, you always end up meeting them everywhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are citizens of an age, as well as of a State; and if it is held to be unseemly, or even inadmissible, for a man to cut himself off from the customs and manners of the circle in which he lives, why should it be less of a duty, in the choice of his activity, to submit his decision to the needs and the taste of his century?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man of great common sense and good taste -- meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an imaginative complicity with disaster.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Absolute catholicity of taste is not without its dangers. It is only an auctioneer who should admire all schools of art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Samuel Sutherland: [Nicholas is making rounds at his birthday party] Nicholas, I haven't a *clue* what's going on, but your taste in champagne is excellent, as always.
Anson Baer: It was a *great* entrance!More [07/18/2005 12:07:00]

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