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Acquired Taste Quotes By Emily Dickinson

The appetite for silence is seldom an acquired taste. — Emily Dickinson

Acquired Taste Quotes By Patricia Highsmith

Caviar. How very nice of them," Carol said, looking inside a sandwich. "Do you like caviar?" "No. I wish I did." "Why?" Therese watched Carol take a small bite of the sandwich from which she had removed the top slice of bread, a bit where the most caviar was. "Because people always like caviar so much when they do like it," Therese said. Carol smiled, and went on nibbling, slowly. "It's an acquired taste. Acquired tastes are always more pleasant--an hard to get rid of. — Patricia Highsmith

Acquired Taste Quotes By Douglas Hofstadter

Do you remember your first sip of beer? Terrible! How could anyone like that stuff? But beer, you reflect, is an acquired taste; one gradually trains oneself - or just comes - to enjoy that flavor. What flavor? The flavor of that first sip? No one could like that flavor! Beer tastes different to the experienced beer drinker. Then beer isn't an acquired tast; one doesn't learn to like that first taste; one gradually comes to experience a different, and likable, taste. Had the first sip tasted that way, you would have liked beer wholeheartedly from the beginning! — Douglas Hofstadter

Acquired Taste Quotes By Nicole Callesto

I'm like kale; you know that leafy green stuff? I'm an acquired taste. You either hate me or love me. Either way, I really don't give a shit. -Emma (Fight With Me) — Nicole Callesto

Acquired Taste Quotes By Charles Lamb

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Lisa Marie Perry

I am an acquired taste. Do with that what you will. — Lisa Marie Perry

Acquired Taste Quotes By Bob Anderson

Transformation is an acquired taste - not for the faint of heart. — Bob Anderson

Acquired Taste Quotes By Joe Perry

Maybe you could put it out there that I don't have a built-in dislike of ballads. That was kind of the reputation I had back in the Seventies. But I've come around. Ballads have become something of an acquired taste. — Joe Perry

Acquired Taste Quotes By Tiffany Schmidt

Maybe loneliness is an acquired taste, or maybe it's like plunging your hand in ice water--it hurts like hell in the beginning, and then you go numb. — Tiffany Schmidt

Acquired Taste Quotes By Orrin Woodward

Truth is an acquired taste. — Orrin Woodward

Acquired Taste Quotes By Hunter S. Thompson

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Neil Leckman

Well they have to have something to wean Caluntians off Venusian moles. Seems humans are the best therapy, to consume that is. They say we are a bit gamey though. An acquired taste, one we hope not many acquire. — Neil Leckman

Acquired Taste Quotes By Helen McCloy

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Ashley Mansour

So?" Mac says.
I shrug.
"Oh, come on! Don't tell me you didn't feel something? That you didn't enjoy it?"
"It was nice, I guess."
"You guess?" Mac laughs and swipes his hair from his brow. "Tough crowd."
"Yeah, well, I guess you are an acquired taste. — Ashley Mansour

Acquired Taste Quotes By Patricia Hampl

Maybe being oneself is always an acquired taste. — Patricia Hampl

Acquired Taste Quotes By Sherrilyn Kenyon

You smoke? (Randy) Only when I'm on fire. (Steele) I don't appreciate your humor, Mr. Steele. (Randy) I'm an acquired taste. (Steele) — Sherrilyn Kenyon

Acquired Taste Quotes By Donald Miller

Here are two things I found taking the long road, though: Applause is a quick fix. And love is an acquired taste. — Donald Miller

Acquired Taste Quotes By Daniel Defoe

Very bad indeed. Defoe never acquired a really good style, and can in no true sense be called a "master of the English tongue." Nature had gifted Defoe with untiring energy, a keen taste for public affairs, — Daniel Defoe

Acquired Taste Quotes By Delphine De Girardin

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Abigail Padgett

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Gilbert Adair

The only tastes worth having are acquired tastes. — Gilbert Adair

Acquired Taste Quotes By Alice Krige

I grew up in South Africa without a television; there was no television, and the year after I left, television arrived in South Africa, so I have never really acquired a taste for watching television. — Alice Krige

Acquired Taste Quotes By Margaret Kennedy

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who are esteemed umpires of taste, are often persons who have acquired some knowledge of admired pictures or sculptures, and have 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. Their knowledge of the fine arts is some study of rules and particulars, or some limited judgment of color or form which is exercised for amusement or for show. It is a proof of the shallowness of the doctrine of beauty, as it lies in the minds of our amateurs, that men seem to have lost the perception of the instant dependence of form upon soul. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Acquired Taste Quotes By David Costabile

For sure, I'm an acquired taste. People who've had that acquisition, who've acquired it, are quite surprised when they see me. — David Costabile

Acquired Taste Quotes By Alain De Botton

Yet whatever her enthusiasm for independence, with time Chloe nevertheless began leaving things behind. Not toothbrushes or pairs of shoes, but pieces of herself. It began with language, with Chloe leaving me her way of saying not ever instead of never, and of stressing the be of before, or of saying take care before hanging up the telephone. She in turn acquired use of my perfect and if you really think so. Habits began to leak between us: I acquired Chloe's need for total darkness in the bedroom, she followed my way of folding the newspaper, I took to wandering in circles around the sofa to think a problem through, she acquired a taste carpet. — Alain De Botton

Acquired Taste Quotes By Kathy Hatfield

And then I tasted a sharp acid rising in my stomach. It is an acquired taste, the essence of fear. — Kathy Hatfield

Acquired Taste Quotes By Patricia Hampl

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By John Stuart Mill

Lest the habit of work should be broken, and a taste for idleness acquired — John Stuart Mill

Acquired Taste Quotes By Mark Kirkbride

I reinvented myself. I acquired a taste for evil. I found I have a talent for it. And I murdered the old me. — Mark Kirkbride

Acquired Taste Quotes By Walter Scott

I HAVE already hinted that the dainty, squeamish, and fastidious taste acquired by a surfeit of idle reading, had not only rendered our hero unfit for serious and sober study, but had even disgusted him in some degree with that in which he had hitherto indulged. He — Walter Scott

Acquired Taste Quotes By Marc Maron

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Leslye Walton

To think Viviane was beautiful required a certain acquired taste. It was the kind of beauty perceived only through the eyes of love. — Leslye Walton

Acquired Taste Quotes By Erica Jong

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Helen McCloy

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By David L. Katz

Research suggests that when people stick to a lower-sodium diet for a period of time, they actually develop a preference for less salty foods. Meanwhile, reports from the Iowa Women's Health Study, which has been ongoing since the mid-1980s, showed that women who made the transition to a plant-based, lower-fat diet actually acquired, over a span of months, aversions to many of the processed and fast foods they liked at the start of the study. When changes like these occur, you know you've begun to rehabilitate your taste buds. — David L. Katz

Acquired Taste Quotes By Robert Fritz

Reality is an acquired taste. — Robert Fritz

Acquired Taste Quotes By L.M. Montgomery

[She] may be an acquired taste with some folks; but I didn't keep on eating bananas because I was told I'd learn to like them if I did. — L.M. Montgomery

Acquired Taste Quotes By Diane Von Furstenberg

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Margaret Geller

At least in part, people are attracted to subjects where they can identify at a basic level with the people who do it. The extraordinary aesthetic of the natural world is not obvious to someone who never leaves the inner city. Appreciation of the elegance and power of physical law is an acquired taste. — Margaret Geller

Acquired Taste Quotes By Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Freedom can be an acquired taste for those who have never savored it. — Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Acquired Taste Quotes By Tori Amos

I'm an acquired taste. I'm anchovies. If I was potato chips I could go more places. — Tori Amos

Acquired Taste Quotes By Chloe Thurlow

Don't spit, swallow: there is protein and other good stuff in male semen; it's an acquired taste and, once acquired, totally addictive. — Chloe Thurlow

Acquired Taste Quotes By Yves Klein

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Living according to God's standards is an acquired taste. — Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Acquired Taste Quotes By Sophie Angmering

Fortunately, Captain Helena Thorn had acquired a reputation for an eclectic taste in sexual companions and a fast turnover — Sophie Angmering

Acquired Taste Quotes By Hunter S. Thompson

ROSS PEROT was the best thing that happened in American politics since Richard Nixon acquired a taste for gin. In both cases, the political dialogue of the day was enriched by spontaneous gibberish that entertained the wrong people and made the right ones question their faith. — Hunter S. Thompson

Acquired Taste Quotes By Sherrilyn Kenyon

she said with a smile. "I'm an acquired taste. Most of my best friends had to
know me for years before they could even stand my presence. I'm like mold, I usually grow on you very
slowly. — Sherrilyn Kenyon

Acquired Taste Quotes By Jonathan Demme

I remember the Neil Young brand hitting me very hard immediately. He wasn't an acquired taste. I loved him immediately. — Jonathan Demme

Acquired Taste Quotes By Stephanie Bond

I'm an acquired taste, he assured her, displaying one dimple, but addictive. — Stephanie Bond

Acquired Taste Quotes By Deana James

The desire for her was a taste he had acquired with the first sip. What would become of him when he could no longer drink from her sweet well? — Deana James

Acquired Taste Quotes By David B. Givens

1. We crave meaty taste because the amphibian brain's hunger for flesh is older than the primate brain's "acquired taste" for fruits and nuts. 2. As it influenced the pursuit, handling, and killing of game, the amygdala also stimulated the release of digestive juices in preparation for eating the kill. Thus, today, hidden aggressiveness in the meat-eater's code makes a sizzling steak more exciting than a bowl of fruit. This explains, in part, why (when possible and affordable) meals throughout the world are planned around a meat dish. — David B. Givens

Acquired Taste Quotes By Shawn Amos

Just as many people flee Hollywood as those who flock to it. Hollywood can be an acquired taste. — Shawn Amos

Acquired Taste Quotes By Arjun Rampal

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life. — Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

Acquired Taste Quotes By Pierre Bourdieu

Such competence is not necessarily acquired by means of the 'scholastic' labours in which some 'cinephiles' or 'jazz-freaks' indulge. Most often it results from the unintentional learning made possible by a disposition acquired through domestic or scholastic inculcation of legitimate culture. This transposable disposition, armed with a set of perceptual and evaluative schemes that are available for general application, inclines its owner towards other cultural experiences and enables him to perceive, classify and memorize them differently. . . . In identifying what is worthy of being seen and the right way to see it, they are aided by their whole social group and by the whole corporation of critics mandated by the group to produce legitimate classifications and the discourse necessarily accompanying any artistic enjoyment worthy of the name. — Pierre Bourdieu

Acquired Taste Quotes By Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don't worry, Otto. I'm an acquired taste. Most of my best friends had to know me for years before they could even stand my presence. I'm like mold, I usually grow on you very slowly. (Tabitha) — Sherrilyn Kenyon

Acquired Taste Quotes By Mark Van Doren

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Kevin Sinnott

I'm not a purist. Coffee drinking minus cream and sugar is an acquired taste. I'm still not sure it isn't like telling chefs to dispense with spices in cooking. — Kevin Sinnott

Acquired Taste Quotes By Erica Jong

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Matt Whyman

We're not cannibals,' he said as if to remind them. 'Cannibals boil people alive in cauldrons. I prefer to think of ourselves as evolved eaters. As a family, we're at the forefront of fine dining. Human flesh is an acquired taste, and I've worked hard to give you all the chance to appreciate it for yourselves. — Matt Whyman

Acquired Taste Quotes By Saul Williams

I have an acquired taste for language, yet it is seldom an actual focus of mine. — Saul Williams

Acquired Taste Quotes By Forrest Griffin

Beer: All real men drink a specific brand of cheap beer. While I was growing up, my stepfather, who was the manliness man on the planet, drank Schlitz tall boys. There
was no room in the fridge, so he just left them on the counter and drank them warm. One day I asked him why he drank Schlitz, and he said, "It's only 3.1 cents per
ounce. Beer is an acquired taste, so you might as well acquire a taste for cheap beer." That's some manly shit. — Forrest Griffin

Acquired Taste Quotes By Michael Morpurgo

Much that is great in literature is an acquired taste, and you have to acquire it in the first place. Our job as parents is essentially to pass on the enthusiasm we had for the things we loved. That's how we'll get them to fall in love with reading in the first place and, hopefully, to stay in love with it. — Michael Morpurgo

Acquired Taste Quotes By Hamish Bowles

After student years of flat-sharing and living with other people's taste, I went into decorating overdrive when I acquired my first apartment - its floor plan not much bigger than the vintage Hermes scarves I then wore side-knotted on my head, pirate-style. — Hamish Bowles

Acquired Taste Quotes By Rebecca West

But just as it sometimes happens that the most temperate people, who have never acquired the habit of drinking alcohol, or even a taste for it, are tormented by the fear that somehow or other they will one day find themselves drunk, so Isabelle perpetually feared that she might be betrayed into an impulsive act that was destructive to such order as reason had imposed on life. Therefore she was forever running her faculty of analysis over in her mind with the preposterous zeal of an adolescent running a razor over his beardless chin. — Rebecca West

Acquired Taste Quotes By Eli Broad

Twombly, frankly, was an acquired taste. I was not in love with Twombly the first time I saw one of his paintings. — Eli Broad

Acquired Taste Quotes By Donald Miller

But true intimacy is just like that: it's the food you grow from well-tilled ground. And like most things good for us, it's an acquired taste. — Donald Miller

Acquired Taste Quotes By Lemony Snicket

Ceviche is an acquired taste, a phrase which here means something you don't like the first few times you eat it ... — Lemony Snicket

Acquired Taste Quotes By Marvin Shanken

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By George Henry Lewes

To one man a stream is so much water-power, to another a rendezvous for lovers. — George Henry Lewes

Acquired Taste Quotes By Manohla Dargis

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Cyril Connolly

No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind. — Cyril Connolly

Acquired Taste Quotes By Tori Amos

I know I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things. — Tori Amos

Acquired Taste Quotes By Eleanor Robson Belmont

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By Henry Clay Trumbull

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

Acquired Taste Quotes By W.S. Gilbert

I am an acquired taste. — W.S. Gilbert

Acquired Taste Quotes By Walter Kaufmann

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