Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 156
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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

Hitting Flavors

I'm a man of different types of flavors and tastes. I like listening to things that inspire me. Older music, when instruments were being played, not just people hitting buttons. It's manlier. You're touching things to make sounds appear.

- Action Bronson

Some Detachment

All tastes have the quality of being in some way artificial and invented. The secret of life is to have enough detachment from your tastes and your values to see that they are a little bit absurd.

- Adam Gopnik

Mind Habits

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

Education Very

My education in the arts began at the Cleveland Museum of Art. As a Cleveland child, I visited the museum's halls and corridors, gallery spaces and shows, over and over. For me, the Cleveland Museum was a school of my very own - the place where my eyes opened, my tastes developed, my ideas about beauty and creativity grew.

- Agnes Gund

Taste Negotiate

The person who is truly best suited to us is not the person who shares our tastes, but the person who can negotiate differences in taste intelligently and wisely.

- Alain de Botton

Explain Imperfect

We have to get out there and explain that imperfect tastes just as good.

- Alex Guarnaschelli

Music Fickle

People's musical tastes are fickle, and music can be a fashion.

- Alex Kapranos

Education Some

No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education, fortune, and tastes will interpose some differences between them; and though different men may sometimes find it their interest to combine for the same purposes, they will never make it their pleasure.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Gardens Named

We should have scant notion of the gardens of these New England colonists in the seventeenth century were it not for a cheerful traveller named John Josselyn, a man of everyday tastes and much inquisitiveness, and the pleasing literary style which comes from directness, and an absence of self-consciousness.

- Alice Morse Earle

Love Sustainable

I came to all the realizations about sustainability and biodiversity because I fell in love with the way food tastes. That was it. And because I was looking for that taste I feel at the doorsteps of the organic, local, sustainable farmers, dairy people and fisherman.

- Alice Waters


Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

- Ambrose Bierce

Like Salty

Blood probably tastes like salty water, right?

- Amy Heckerling

Away Caught

Hogan began when tastes were changing and people were moving away from clothes that were not so formal: Hogan caught the right moment.

- Andrea Della Valle

Taste Awful

A good espresso to me is a little bit salty; you just become used to a good taste. Anytime I go into a new place and they don't clean their machine properly or the water temperature isn't right, it tastes awful.

- Andrew Bird

Teaches Provinces

I suppose I have the tastes of someone who teaches at a university in the provinces.

- Andrew Davies

Sofa Might

The champagne tastes the same if you're sitting bolt upright or sunk back into a sofa, so you might as well be upright, because you look better.

- Anouska Hempel

Like Mixed

The powder is mixed with water and tastes exactly like powder mixed with water.

- Art Buchwald

Tea Like

The water in L.A. tastes like bleach. I literally have to make my tea with Evian water.

- Ashley Madekwe

Body Reasons

I so often heard from women that they saw this beautiful fashion, but it didn't always work for them - whether it was cultural reasons, lifestyle reasons, body type reasons. So it seemed like in my mind there was a gap there, that women really wanted to be able to customize items to fit their needs and their tastes.

- Aslaug Magnusdottir

Country Music Fans

The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.

- Charley Pride

Sings Added

I came along in the '60s having absorbed as much as I could up until then and added my own tastes and search into the equation. I guess that's how I see 'Now He Sings, Now He Sobs' in relation to the development of jazz in general.

- Chick Corea

Means Day One

I got by as a musician since day one. I don't live beyond my means. I have real cheap tastes.

- Chris Isaak

Death Out

Even a cup of coffee tastes so much sweeter because you've come once again out of the, literally, out of the edge of death, and that's the condition I suppose that a lot of artists and writers would like to be in.

- Christopher Koch

Product Mass

Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising.

- Christopher Lasch

Mood About

The beautiful thing about 'The Strain Trilogy' is the ability to move from gore to high fable to creeping dread to domestic drama to unbearable suspense to the uncanny and on and on. The epic journey is designed to support these swings in mood, and that complements my tastes, which are wide-ranging.

- Chuck Hogan

Change Fashions

Pop music is a fashion, and fashions come and go. The public retires you as their tastes change.

- Cliff Martinez

I Think Maybe

The words 'maybe' and 'perhaps' are literally the same - the flavor is the same, the educational level is the same. But you just know when to use maybe and when to use perhaps. I think it's because of this: You get to know the tastes or musical tastes of words themselves, and this informs your choice, whether you use them or not.

- David Mitchell

Play Certainly

My drummer, Gene Lake, is Oliver Lake's son. So I certainly have wide tastes, in not only what I listen to, but what I play as well.

- David Sanborn

Country Opera

I have pretty ecumenical tastes. I'm interested in a lot of different kinds of music, so I don't listen with a jaundiced ear to music because it's in a certain category, whether it's country or opera or hip-hop or bebop or whatever it is.

- David Sanborn

Romance Still

A lot of our assumptions of the world are fairly cynical, fairly negative, and assume the worst. What our reading tastes show - in this rush to fantasy, romance, whatever - is that we actually still want to believe in a world of possibility, in a world of mystery.

- Deborah Harkness

I Think Away

I think the further away you get from completing a book, the more responses you see to it from readers, the more your own tastes and opinions shift and the more you start to see things you could have written differently in the detail, or done differently on the broader scale of plot and character.

- Joe Abercrombie

Average Incredibly

I do not put my tastes as incredibly expensive, but they are incredibly expensive for an average man.

- John Caudwell

Fear Knife

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.

- John Cheever

Very Encouraged

The people at MTV are encouraged to be very confrontational and declarative about their tastes.

- John Seabrook

Years Discovered

For many years, I read mystery novels for relaxation. But my tastes were too narrow - and, having read all of Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr, I discovered that the implausibility and the thinness of the people distracted me unduly from the plot.

- John Updike

Innocence Ever

The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.

- John Updike

Same Definitely

Everyone has a different impression of what they are eating; not everyone tastes the same things, and definitely, not everyone has the same food memories.

- Johnny Iuzzini

Like Gross

Certain shows, when it's all comedy, it's like when you eat something that's too sweet and it just tastes gross. You need that salted caramel.

- Jonathan Krisel

Like Dot

Dot Hacker, to me, sounds like a collection of all my tastes. I hear four people trying to fill up as much space as they can.

- Josh Klinghoffer

Pretty Wide

You learn to write by reading, and my experiences and tastes as a reader are pretty wide.

- Justin Cronin

Iowa Fiction

I'm an ecumenical reader, grew up with all sorts of fiction, teach writing, went to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, so my tastes and interests are broad.

- Justin Cronin

Mine Similar

Personally, I do the best work with people I'm closest with. I know what their tastes are, and they are similar to mine. That close personal relationship is what delivers the best work.

- Atticus Ross

Year Foods

All the foods that you regularly eat are ones that you learned to eat. Everyone starts life drinking milk. After that, it's all up for grabs. From our first year of life, human tastes are astonishingly diverse.

- Bee Wilson

Couple Been

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

Making Funky

If it tastes really good, and it's funky, it's funkalicous. If the guy making it is funky, he's funkintacious.

- Guy Fieri

My Own Films

The only genre I have any problem with is musicals, but that's just my own tastes it's nothing to do with the films.

- Ben Wheatley

Some Slightly

G.O.O.D. Music is just real tastemakers, man. Kanye's a real tastemaker. One thing that I feel is tight about G.O.O.D. is that a lot of people have their own style, and you can see that. My style is different than Pusha's, it's different than Cudi's. But it's also slightly similar 'cause we have some similar tastes.

- Big Sean

Stop Drinking

Paintings are like a beer, only beer tastes good and it's hard to stop drinking beer.

- Billy Carter

How Based

A food's value is based on how good it tastes.

- Homaro Cantu

Big Foods

I am a dichotomy of tastes. I'm big on water, and I do a protein drink in the morning, but then I eat off the kids' menu after that. So, there's only like six foods I like. I like quesadillas. I like hamburgers. I like sushi. I like pizza, PB&J, or breakfast any time of the day.

- Brad D. Smith

Sophisticated Many

Science is far from the center of the world for most people: even for many with highly sophisticated tastes, interests, and accomplishments.

- Bruce Beutler

Dress Big

As you get older, your tastes get simpler. I like a sleek evening dress with a pair of big earrings. That's all.

- Ivana Trump

Happy Habits

What could an unsanctified man do in Heaven, if by any chance he got there? Let that question be fairly looked in the face and fairly answered. No man can possibly be happy in a place where he is not in his element and where all around him is not congenial to his tastes, habits and character.

- J. C. Ryle

Think Ideals

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

Love Individual

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

New Some

Since I got my new liver, some of my tastes have changed. There are certain things I don't like anymore. I loved Indian food before but not now.

- Jack Bruce

Enjoy Like

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

Music Concerned

Where my tastes in music are concerned, I'm a real maximalist.

- James Levine

Reason Like

I see no kind of reason to not just try everything. I mean, I feel like we all have such varied tastes, and to not just try our tastes is a crime.

- Dev Hynes

I Think Average

I think that Oprah's on a mission to improve the lives of the average American in various ways. And one of them is to bring literature to people who would normally not be quite as demanding in their reading tastes, to show them writing that can be more than just entertainment.

- Janet Fitch

Duck Same

A duck tastes the same whether they're shot sitting or flying.

- Jase Robertson


My tastes are eclectic.

- Dinah Shore

Door Salad

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

I Think Telling

Lately, I just let myself eat it more because I think, 'Oh, my God, a piece of cheese tastes so good'. I think it's your body telling you something.

- Jean Smart

Winning Good

Winning tastes good.

- Jean-Claude Killy

Will Participate

As tastes shift around the globe and there are more roles for women, there are more women who can participate. Salaries will go up and be commensurate.

- Donna Langley

Book However

The character I created, 'Commissario Brunetti,' who appears in all my books, shares similar reading, artistic and musical tastes with me. Subconsciously, I knew that if I was to spend however long it would take to write this book with him, this man would have to be someone I'd like to have dinner with.

- Donna Leon

Like Seafood

I have trouble with seafood because it tastes like a dock.

- Douglas Coupland

Study TV

Science has yet to isolate the Godiva Chocolate or Prada gene, but that doesn't mean your weakness for pricey swag isn't woven into your DNA. According to a new study of identical twins, it's less TV ads or Labor Day sales that make you buy the things you do than the tastes and temperaments that are already part of you at birth.

- Jeffrey Kluger

Soup Same Thing

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

Love Been

I kind of feel like I've been eating professionally for a long time. I've tasted everything. If there's a sausage, you know what? I know exactly what it tastes like. I love them all. But right now it's more important for me to not have all that grease and fat in my body.

- Duff Goldman

Small Lenny

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, who founded Lenny Books together, also happen to have exquisite reading tastes - from obscure small press poetry chapbook to dishy memoirs to literary novels - and so it's a real honor that they've chosen to announce their imprint with my stories.

- Jenny Zhang

Bad Bad Choices

I make bad choices. I've got such dodgy tastes in men.

- Eleanor Mondale

Study Advanced

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

Nothing Feels

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

- Kate Moss

Woman Flavors

The key to sauces is having patience. I'm not a patient woman, but I learned with sauces that you have to get everything on a slow roll and layer the flavors. That's where you get robust tastes: it starts one way and ends another.

- Kelis

Cost Appears

Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.

- Eric Schlosser

Great About

Most fast food is fried. Fried food tastes great, and people don't seem to care about the fat aspect.

- Eric Schlosser

Woman Own

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

Alike Very

Cynthia and I are very alike in our tastes.

- Kent McCord

Think Natural

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

Add Even

Oatmeal tastes so good on its own, you don't even need to add sugar.

- Kristin Chenoweth

Some Very

One of the things that was confusing about Limp Bizkit to some people is that our tastes were very different.

- Fred Durst

Taste Some

You acquire certain tastes. And if your taste happens to coincide with the majority of people, then you're in pretty good shape. But you're not always right. There were times when I stubbed my toe, and some will end up being on my tombstone - like 'Supertrain.'

- Fred Silverman

Pretty Wide Range

I have a pretty wide range of musical tastes.

- Lee DeWyze

Week Easiest Thing

I am usually cooking at least four times a week if I am home. The easiest thing that I do a lot is gazpacho. It's simple and it tastes best if you let it sit over night in the refrigerator... I don't want anybody near me when I am cooking. If I am going to make a mistake, it has to be my fault.

- Leonard Slatkin

Signs Cluster

Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs.

- Georg Trakl

Everyone Taste

Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don't realize it. Even if you're not a great chef, there's nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn't.

- Gerard Depardieu

Like Mellow

My personal tastes... I actually like quite a bit acoustic and more mellow kinds of things. I quite like American music, like The Fray, I'm a massive fan of them, and The Killers.

- Louis Tomlinson

Art Grow

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

Product Made

I tend to avoid cakes made with matzo meal instead of flour. Also, most prepared dessert products and mixes. Sometimes the packaging they come in tastes better than the product.

- Gil Marks

Better Lot

If someone else is paying for it, food just tastes a lot better.

- Gilbert Gottfried

Some Similar

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

Own Figure

The first time you make something, follow the recipe, then figure out how to tailor it to your own tastes.

- Ruth Reichl

Think I Think

I think your conversations are indicative of your tastes - even your diction.

- Miguel

Like Old

I was drawn to it much to my father's dismay. He wanted me to be a pianist like he was, but I had coarser tastes - like that old joke: What do you call a guy who hangs around with musicians? A drummer.

- Miguel Ferrer

Food Very

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

Better Figure

Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there.

- Pink

Natural Like

My tastes in music tend to favor anything my kids don't like, out of natural antipathy amplified by a sort of malicious glee.

- Gregory Maguire