Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
— James Herriot

It is possible to enjoy the Mozart concerto without being able to play the clarinet. In fact, you can learn to be an expert connoisseur of music without being able to play a note on any instrument. Of course, music would come to a halt if nobody ever learned to play it. But if everybody grew up thinking that music was synonymous with playing it, think how relatively impoverished many lives would be. Couldn't we learn to think of science in the same way?
Richard Dawkins connoisseur quote

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

I had a connoisseur's... appreciation of fear.
— Peter Straub

The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty -- of the indefinite expansion of possibility.
— connoisseur quotation by Susan Sontag