„On questions of taste there is notoriously the widest divergence of opinion./…/ if, from a survival point of view, one taste be as good as another, it is not the varieties in taste which should cause surprise so much as the uniformities. To be sure, the uniformities have often no deep aesthetic roots. They represent /…/ tendencies to agreement, which govern our social ritual, and thereby make social life possible.“

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Arthur Balfour
britischer Politiker; Premierminister (1902–1905) und Außen… 1848 - 1930

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„It was the sort of atmosphere of good humor which so often accompanies a total absence of good taste.“

—  Robert Sheckley, buch Victim Prime

Quelle: Victim Prime (1987), Chapter 48 (pp. 187-188)

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„I think “taste” is a social concept and not an artistic one.“

—  John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009

Interview in New York Times Book Review (10 April 1977). later published in Conversations with John Updike (1994) edited by James Plath, p. 113
Kontext: 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.

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Paulo Coelho Foto

„Elegance is not a matter of good taste. Every culture has its own idea of beauty, which is often completely different from ours.“

—  Paulo Coelho, buch Manuscript Found in Accra

Manuscript Found in Accra (2012), About Elegance

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„To understand bad taste one must have very good taste.“

—  John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946

Books, Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste (1981)

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„We have respect for our audience. … We operate on the conviction that it is composed of young children of potentially good taste, and that this taste should be developed.“

—  Bob Keeshan United States Marine 1927 - 2004

Interview with Steven V. Roberts in The New York Times (1965); as quoted in "Bob Keeshan, Creator and Star of TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Is Dead at 76" in The New York Times (24 January 2004)

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„There are two kinds of taste in the appreciation of imaginative literature: the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916

"Anthony Trollope," Century Magazine (July 1883); reprinted in Partial Portraits (1888).

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„Bad taste makes more millionaires than good taste.“

—  Charles Bukowski, buch Hollywood

Quelle: Hollywood

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„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 American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940

Quelle: All the Sad Young Men

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„It is only a dying cause which can attain to perfect taste.“

—  John Buchan, buch A Lodge in the Wilderness

Quelle: A Lodge in the Wilderness (1906), Ch. III, p. 83

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