Welcome to 10 quotes on taste! We got ourselves some artists today, who all have rather different opinions on the topic of taste. A blessing or a curse? It’s up to you!
Ah, good taste–What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
Good taste is as tiring as good company.
To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it’s like getting a standing ovation. But one must remember that there is such a thing as good bad taste and bad bad taste. It’s easy to disgust someone; I could make a ninety-minute film of people getting their limbs hacked off, but this would only be bad bad taste and not very stylish or original. To understand bad taste one must have very good taste. Good bad taste can be creatively nauseating but must, at the same time, appeal to the especially twisted sense of humor, which is anything but universal.
Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.
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Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
If your choice enters into it, then taste is involved – bad taste, good taste, uninteresting taste. Taste is the enemy of art, A-R-T.
There is little validity to what people call “good taste”. Good taste is like the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause–once you realize that people are inventing preferences for their own comfort, to distract and control others, and because it makes them feel cozy and safe, you realize there is no such thing.
It’s all about taste. If you are cheap, nothing helps.
Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste.
I believe that bad taste is vulgar. It’s like cursing. I think the world can be saved through design, because what is the most distasteful thing someone can do? Kill someone. So, good taste is the opposite of that.
So … what do you think?