Taste Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old taste quotes, taste sayings, and taste proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.     

Winston S. Churchill

The more obscure our tastes, the greater the proof of our genius.     

Jennifer Donnelly

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.     

Kate Moss

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.     

Pierre Corneille

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.     

Stephen Fry

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.     

Oscar Wilde

When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.     

Maximillian Degenerez

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.     

Mel Brooks

Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.     

Charles Bukowski

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

Good taste doesn't exist. It is our taste. We have to be proud of it.     

Franco Moschino

It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.     

Isaac D'Israeli

Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.     

Delphine de Girardin

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

Alexander Pope

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.     

Edith Sitwell

When you taste super-success after tasting super-failure, there is huge relief.     

Akshay Kumar

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.     

George Eliot

Taste, which enables us to distinguish all that has a flavor from that which is insipid.     

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.     

John Ruskin

Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last-ditch stand of the artist.     

Marshall McLuhan

The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.     

Bill Bradley

Taste is improved by cultivation.     

Robert Aris Willmott

Good taste is as tiring as good company.     

Francis Picabia

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.     

Henry Fielding

It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.     

D. H. Lawrence

Taste is a result of a thousand distastes.     

Francois Truffaut

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.     

Charles M. Schulz

One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.     

Albert Camus

There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.     

Henry James