„Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship.“

No. 583
Aphorisms on Man (c. 1788)

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Schweizer Pfarrer, Philosoph und Schriftsteller 1741 - 1801

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„Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.“

—  Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744

Le génie enfante, le goût conserve. Le goût est le bon sens du génie; sans le goût, le génie n'est qu'une sublime folie.
François-René de Chateaubriand, in "Essai sur la littérature anglaise (1836): Modèles classiques http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/CadresFenetre?O=NUMM-101390&M=tdm.
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„Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.“

—  Joshua Reynolds English painter, specialising in portraits 1723 - 1792

Discourse no. 3; vol. 1, p. 57.
Discourses on Art

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„In the whole of Indian literature, Tulsidas is supreme…. The devotion in his poetry is of the same order as of philosophy. And from the beginning to the end, not a word or an idea, can be spotted which is not perfectly neat and pious.“

—  Tulsidas Hindu poet-saint 1532 - 1623

Grierson, in "A Garden of Deeds: Ramacharitmanas, a Message of Human Ethics", p. 35
On Tulsidas’s epic Ramacharritamanas

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„Man sees, hears, touches, tastes and smells that which it is necessary for him to see, hear, touch, taste and smell in order to preserve his life.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), II : The Starting-Point
Kontext: Knowledge is employed in the service of the necessity of life and primarily in the service of the instinct of personal preservation. The necessity and this instinct have created in man the organs of knowledge and given them such capacity as they possess. Man sees, hears, touches, tastes and smells that which it is necessary for him to see, hear, touch, taste and smell in order to preserve his life. The decay or loss of any of these senses increases the risks with which his life is environed, and if it increases them less in the state of society in which we are actually living, the reason is that some see, hear, touch, taste and smell for others. A blind man, by himself and without a guide, could not live long. Society is an additional sense; it is the true common sense.

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„What neat repast shall feast us, light and choice,
Of Attic taste?“

—  John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674

To Mr. Lawrence

„The different strands of radical thought seek to lift a veil from our eyes in order to emancipate us from domination, cowardice, or repression. They unmask in order to liberate.“

—  Bernard Harcourt American academic 1963

“Radical Thought from Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, through Foucault, to the Present: Comments on Steven Lukes's ‘In Defense of False Consciousness,’” The University Of Chicago Legal Forum, 2011, p. 34

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„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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„I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own tastes.“

—  Marcel Duchamp French painter and sculptor 1887 - 1968

Quote by Harriet & Sidney Janis in 'Marchel Duchamp: Anti-Artist' in View magazine 3/21/45; reprinted in Robert Motherwell, Dada Painters and Poets (1951)
1921 - 1950
Variante: I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.

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„It's funny how cucumber water can taste so much better than pickle juice, even though they come from the same source.“

—  Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958

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