Here are some choice quotes about taste.
Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
— Susan Sontag
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
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.
— William Shakespeare
An egotist is a person of low taste – more interested in himself than in me.
— Ambrose Bierce
Taste cannot be controlled by law.
— Thomas Jefferson
We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
— Pierre Corneille
A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
— Albert Camus
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
— E. M. Forster
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
— George Bernard Shaw
Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.
— Oscar Wilde
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
— Anaïs Nin
Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
— Henry David Thoreau
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
— Sir Francis Bacon
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.
— Alexander Pope