quote by James Herriot

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

— James Herriot

Attractive Connoisseur quotations

Physically he was the connoisseur's connoisseur.

He was a giant panda, Santa Claus and the Jolly Green Giant rolled into one. On him, a lean and slender physique would have looked like very bad casting.

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

The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them - especially not from yourself. Instead of turning away in denial when you make a mistake, you should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are.

The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes its secrets

I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same.

The connoisseur might be defined as a laconic art historian, and the art historian as a loquacious connoisseur.

You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.

To be looked upon as a fool by an idiot is a true connoisseur's delight.

There are connoisseurs of blue just as there are connoisseurs of wine.

Children are the true connoisseurs. What’s precious to them has no price, only value.

Venice is a cheek-by-jowl, back-of-the-hand, under-the-counter, higgledy-piggledy, anecdotal city, and she is rich in piquant wrinkled things, like an assortment of bric-a-brac in the house of a wayward connoisseur, or parasites on an oyster-shell.

The more you become a connoisseur of gratitude, the less you are a victim of resentment, depression, and despair.

The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty -- of the indefinite expansion of possibility.

American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone.

Horsemanship is the one art for which it seems one needs only practice.

However, practice without true principles is nothing other than routine, the fruit of which is a strained and unsure execution, a false diamond which dazzles semi-connoisseurs often more impressed by the accomplishments of the horse than the merit of the horseman.

The connoisseur of art must be able to appreciate what is simply beautiful, but the common run of people is satisfied with ornament.

American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone.

Definition: CONNOISSEUR, n. A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else.

I became a connoisseur of that nasty thud a manuscript makes when it comes through the letter box.

I had a connoisseur's... appreciation of fear.

Fragrance for me is never after or only, it's everything. I am a fragrance connoisseur.

Connoisseurs think the art is already done.

I hate that aesthetic game of the eye and the mind, played by these connoisseurs, these mandarins who "appreciate" beauty. What is beauty, anyway? There's no such thing. I never "appreciate," any more than I "like." I love it or I hate.

Though the clown is often deadpan, he is a connoisseur of laughter.

Picasso said once when being interviewed that one should not be one's own connoisseur.

In the '70s, anybody who was a connoisseur of collecting vinyl had the velvet brush. Remember the velvet brush? It would clean the record, and you would only grab the record from the sides and you would carefully slide it into the jacket. I never had a velvet brush.

Your thin white face, chérie; he said, as if he saw it for the first time. Your thin white face, with its promise of debauchery only a connoisseur could detect.

Surely you know that if a man can't be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that "suits" him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches.

The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world 'picturesque.

If connoisseurship is the art of appreciation, criticism is the art of disclosure... Connoisseurs simply need to appreciate what they encounter. Critics, however, must render these qualities vivid by the artful use of critical disclosure.

So much for endings. Beginnings are always more fun. True connoisseurs, however, are known to favor the stretch in between, since it's the hardest to do anything with. That's about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what.

I'm not a wine connoisseur, but I do like a glass or two at night.

I certainly didn't have New York Jewish humor.

But I was in three Mel Brooks films so people thought I was a connoisseur of New York Jewish humor.

The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter.

For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself.