115 Acquired Taste Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of acquired taste quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about sense of taste.

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The Most Famous Acquired Taste Quotes (Best in 2024)

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A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately. — Eleanor Robson Belmont

Anything you have to acquire a taste for was not meant to be eaten. — Eddie Murphy

Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar. — Erica Jong

Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. — Martin Buber

If the mind loves solitude, it has thereby acquired a loftier character, and it becomes still more noble when the taste is indulged in. — Wilhelm von Humboldt

Respect for the Truth is an acquired taste. — Mark Van Doren

Most plagiarists, like the drone, have neither taste to select, industry to acquire, nor skill to improve, but impudently pilfer the honey ready prepared, from the hive. — Charles Caleb Colton

An appreciation of prose is learned, not instinctive. It is an acquired taste, like Scotch whisky. — Abigail Padgett

An acquired taste, this dense Jabberwocky-ish word salad is a political allegory about a populace that's been pharmaceutically duped into believing its wretched world is wonderful. — Manohla Dargis

I arrived on earth in 1928. Born into a milieu of painters, I acquired my taste for painting with my mother's milk. — Yves Klein

Short Acquired Taste Quotes

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  • I have an acquired taste for language, yet it is seldom an actual focus of mine. — Saul Williams
  • Reality is an acquired taste. — Robert Fritz
  • Maybe being oneself is always an acquired taste. — Patricia Hampl
  • Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired. — Delphine de Girardin
  • Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired. — Emile de Girardin
  • No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind. — Cyril Connolly
  • Just as many people flee Hollywood as those who flock to it. Hollywood can be an acquired taste. — Shawn Amos
  • To one man a stream is so much water-power, to another a rendezvous for lovers. — George Henry Lewes
  • The appetite for silence is seldom an acquired taste. — Emily Dickinson
  • Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it. — Donald Downes
Acquired taste quote Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.
Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.

Food Taste Quotes

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. — Ernest Hemingway

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I'm too drunk to taste this chicken — Colonel Sanders

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The last taste of sweets is sweetest last. — William Shakespeare

Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures. — Michael Broadbent

We all have hometown appetites. Every other person is a bundle of longing for the simplicities of good taste once enjoyed on the farm or in the hometown left behind. — Clementine Paddleford

Acquired taste quote I learned that every mortal will taste death, but only some will taste life.
I learned that every mortal will taste death, but only some will taste life.

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better. — Robert Redford

I absolutely love doing games in Baton Rouge. Night games in Tiger Stadium are a spectacle and the food choices all around are fantastic! One thing is certain: if I ever choose to feature a tailgating spread for Taste of the Town, LSU will be at the top of the list. — Todd Blackledge

The older I get, the better I was. — Van Dyke Parks

I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it. — Stonewall Jackson

Sense Of Taste Quotes

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You think about some of the most memorable meals you've ever had; the food will be good but it will often be about locating a mental memory and taste is inexorably linked to all the other senses and memory, so ultimately it is all about taste. — Heston Blumenthal

I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene. — Myrna Loy

Taste may be compared to that exquisite sense of the bee, which instantly discovers and extracts the quintessence of every flower, and disregards all the rest of it. — Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

Acquired taste quote The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost
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 experience.

A garden was one of the few thing in prison that one could control. To plant a seed, watch it grow, to tend it then harvest it, offered a simple but enduring satisfaction. The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom. — Nelson Mandela

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

Lovers and mystics are familiar with this sense of grandeur, this taste of joy - in abandoning oneself to the will of others. — Anne Desclos

Acquired taste quote I swear that when our lips touch I can taste the next sixty years of my life.
I swear that when our lips touch I can taste the next sixty years of my life.

Gourmandise is an impassioned, rational, and habitual preference for all objects which flatter the sense of taste. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Without a sense of proportion there can be neither good taste nor genuine intelligence, nor perhaps moral integrity. — Eric Hoffer

I believe that architects should design gardens to be used, as much as the houses they build, to develop a sense of beauty and the taste and inclination toward the fine arts and other spiritual values. — Luis Barragan

If, in any individual, university training produces a taste for refined idleness, a distaste for sustained effort, a barren intellectual arrogance, or a sense of superfluous aloofness from the world of real men who do the world's real work, then it has harmed that individual. — Theodore Roosevelt

Feel The Taste Quotes

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The empathic understanding of the experience of other human beings is as basic an endowment of man as his vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell — Heinz Kohut

I've always described my taste in fashion and music as being very eclectic and uniquely based off my feelings that day. That's the wonderful thing about style. You can be whatever you want to be. You can describe yourself however you want to describe yourself. — Hayden Panettiere

Question: Why does life have to feel like such a struggle at times? Answer: Because without the struggle, the triumphs wouldn't taste as sweet. — Connor Franta

Acquired taste quote Work to become, not to acquire.
Work to become, not to acquire.

Taste is the feeling that permits one to tell the difference between what is beautiful and what is merely spectacular. — Madeleine Vionnet

Our right hemisphere, it thinks in pictures and it learns kinesthetically through the movement of our bodies. Information ... explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, smells like and tastes like, what it feels like and what it sounds like. — Jill Bolte Taylor

Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance, which expresses all we see, smell, taste, touch, feel, and experience. It is joy, sorrow, courage, and fear. — Robert Cazimero

Acquired taste quote The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrit
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefor unloveable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain. — Jean Vanier

I came to all the realizations about sustainability and biodiversity because I fell in love with the way food tastes. 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

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness. When you are eating, eat totally - chew totally, taste totally, smell totally. Touch your bread, feel the texture. Smell the bread, smell the flavor. Chew it, let it dissolve into your being. — Osho

I liked working in advertising, but don't believe my taste in art, such as it is, was entirely formed by TV commercials. And I don't feel especially conflicted enjoying a Mantegna one day, a Carl Andre the next day and a brash student work the next. — Charles Saatchi

Sweet Taste Quotes

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Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. — Proverbs

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Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you've ever had. — Serena Williams

The setting sun, and the music at the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in rememberance more than long things past. — William Shakespeare

Acquired taste quote Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.

A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar — B. R. Ambedkar

I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden colour of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten. — Jenny Colgan

The one who’s only tasted sweet cannot describe sourness. — Icelandic Proverbs

Acquired taste quote The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.

The winter will be short, the summer long, The autumn amber-hued, sunny and hot, Tasting of cider and of scuppernong; All seasons sweet, but autumn best of all. The squirrels in their silver fur will fall Like falling leaves, like fruit, before your shot. — Elinor Wylie

Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine! — Johann Sebastian Bach

To win the trophy of enchanting grace: Ranks of Carnations, to all ladies dear, Of whose sweet taste I write approval here, For these pre-eminent myself I think, As long as you don't overdue the pink. — Ruth Pitter

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. — William Westmoreland

Enjoy The Taste Quotes

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Maybe it's because I'm getting older, I'm finding enjoyment in things that stop time. Just the simple act of tasting a glass of wine is its own event. You're not downing a glass of wine in the midst of doing something else. — David Hyde Pierce

Primates are the only animals on the face of the earth that can taste sweet and see color. We were designed by nature to see, grasp, eat, and enjoy the flavor of colorful, sweet fruits. — Joel Fuhrman

The more Christ fulfills the cravings of our souls, the more he changes our taste capacities from the inside out. The more we walk with him, the more we want him. The more we taste of him, the more we enjoy him. And this transforms how we live and what we live for. — David Platt

Acquired taste quote Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed an
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested.

I like to work really hard and then earn the good life. I actually enjoy it. If you're eating caviar all the time, it doesn't taste good anymore. — Alec Monopoly

A man who has tasted with profound enjoyment the pleasure of agreeable society will eat with a greater appetite than he who rode horseback for two hours. An amusing lecture is as useful for health as the exercise of the body. — Immanuel Kant

No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it. — Seneca

Acquired taste quote Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better form
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will become the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life. — Lauter

The taste of chocolate is a sensual pleasure in itself, existing in the same world as sex... For myself, I can enjoy the wicked pleasure of chocolate... entirely by myself. Furtiveness makes it better. — Ruth Westheimer

No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it. — Seneca

The senses are a kind of reason. Taste, touch and smell, hearing and seeing, are not merely a means to sensation, enjoyable or otherwise, but they are also a means to knowledge - and are, indeed, your only actual means to knowledge. — Joseph Campbell

People Writing About Acquired Taste

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Read quotes by Eleanor Robson Belmont

Eleanor Robson Belmont

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Shawn Amos

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Read quotes by Delphine de Girardin

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More Acquired Taste Quotes

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Cuban cigars are an acquired taste, like Scotch whisky. If you're not used to them, you'll get a headache, you'll find them much too strong. But to a cigar connoisseur, a longtime smoker, if you have a well-made, well-aged one, there is nothing like a Cuban cigar. Getting them is the ultimate mission; any cigar lover would do anything — Marvin Shanken

A love of reading is an acquired taste, not an instinctive preference. The habit of reading is formed in childhood; and a child's taste in reading is formed in the right direction or in the wrong one while he is under the influence of his parents; and they are directly responsible for the shaping and cultivating of that taste. — Henry Clay Trumbull

Maybe being oneself is an acquired taste. For a writer it's a big deal to bow--or kneel or get knocked down--to the fact that you are going to write your own books and not somebody else's. Not even those books of the somebody else you thought it was your express business to spruce yourself up to be. — Patricia Hampl

Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. The truth is too complex and frightening; the taste for the truth is an acquired taste that few acquire…. ….The world winks at dishonesty. the world does not call it dishonesty — Walter Kaufmann

I think that standup has always been an acquired taste and there was always only a handful of performers that were really inspired. — Marc Maron

I have always loved blizzards, if only because of the driving experience - which is definitely an acquired taste. — Hunter S. Thompson

Denounce useless guilt. Don’t make a cult of suffering. Live in the now(or at least the soon). Always do the things you fear most. Courage is an acquired taste like caviar. Trust all joy. If the evil eye fixes you in its gaze, look elsewhere. Get ready to be 87. — Erica Jong

I haven't acquired a taste for green tea, and I don't intend to. I like my coffee black with a little sugar, and it keeps my metabolism up! I don't mind the occasional Gatorade while I'm gymming. — Arjun Rampal

Beware of luxury! Beware of acquiring the taste and need for it, under the pretext of providing for the morrow. — Paul Gauguin

We all have some taste or other, of too ancient a date to admit of our remembering it was an acquired one. — Charles Lamb

A man may acquire a taste for wine or brandy, and so lose his love for water, but should we not pity him. — Henry David Thoreau

How essential it is in youth to acquire some intellectual or artistic tastes, in order to furnish the mind, to be able to live inside a mind with attractive and interesting pictures on the walls. — William Lyon Phelps

[I]t was with a good end in mind – that of acquiring the knowledge of good and evil – that Eve allowed herself to be carried away and eat the forbidden fruit. But Adam was not moved by this desire for knowledge, but simply by greed: he ate it because he heard Eve say it tasted good. — Moderata Fonte

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. — Alexis de Tocqueville

I guess, as they say, I never acquired a taste for [caviar]. — Carrie Fisher

Communism is not only a national belief but it implies the giving up of real property especially of landed property, and the Jews, being international, have never acquired the taste for real property. They prefer money, which is an instrument of power. — Leon V. DePoncins

Оur music, it's an acquired taste. It's almost cult, even at our level. It can mean nothing to somebody and it can mean everything to somebody else. — Stephen Malkmus

Taste is acquired. You may have to unlearn a taste for chocolate or ice cream. — Diane von Furstenberg

Your children should have it impressed upon them that their adult life-style will bear very little resemblance to yours and that they should now be acquiring knowledge, skills, values, and tastes that will sustain them in less materially affluent circumstances. On the other hand, the fresh insights and imaginations of your children may help you find a viable future while there's still time. — Paul R. Ehrlich

Those who are esteemed umpires of taste, are often persons who have acquired some knowledge of admired pictures or sculptures, andhave an inclination for whatever is elegant; but if you inquire whether they are beautiful souls, and whether their own acts are like fair pictures, you learn that they are selfish and sensual. Their cultivation is local, as if you should rub a log of dry wood in one spot to produce fire, all the rest remaining cold. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learning has been as great a Loser by being shut up in Colleges and Cells, and secluded from the World and good Company. By that Means, every Thing of what we call Belles Lettres became totally barbarous, being cultivated by Men without any Taste of Life or Manners, and without that Liberty and Facility of Thought and Expression, which can only be acquir'd by Conversation. — David Hume

Money is an acquired taste. But, once acquired, it becomes an addiction. — Helen McCloy

money is an acquired taste that grows as it is fed. — Helen McCloy

... acquired tastes are the mark of the man of leisure. — Margaret Kennedy

Taste, when once obtained, may be said to be no acquiring faculty, and must remain stationary; but knowledge is of perpetual growth and has infinite demands. Taste, like an artificial canal, winds through a beautiful country, but its borders are confined and its term is limited. Knowledge navigates the ocean, and is perpetually on voyages of discovery. — Benjamin Disraeli

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