Cornerstones

Cornerstones

“Opinions: men’s thoughts about great subjects. Taste: their thoughts about small ones-dress, behavior, amusements, ornaments.”

GEORGE ELIOT

A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste-.t’s hearty, it’s healthy …. No taste is what I’m against.

DIANA VREELAND

It’s rare that the same person has good visual taste and good taste in people and taste in ideas.

SUSAN SONTAG

I’m beginning to wonder about him. How can you trust a fella that don’t like fricassee of barn owl?

GRANNY, “THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES”

Never criticize Americans. They have the best taste that money can buy.

MILES KINGTON

A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a lerned fool the taste of wisdom.

WELSH PROVERB

Herbs are the friend of the physician, the pride of cooks.

CHARLEMAGNE

No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

LIZ SMITH

A different man, a different taste.

GREEK PROVERB

When the taste changes with every bite and the last bite is as good as the first, that’s Cajun.

PAUL PRUDHOMME

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.

LEWIS GRIZZARD

(Taste is) the instinctive and instant preferring of one material object or another without any obvious reason.

JOHN RUSKIN

Fish, to taste right, must swim three timesin water, in butter and in wine.

POLISH PROVERB

As for butter versus nmw:wine, I trust cows more than chemists.

JOAN GUSSOW

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to havi things I am not able to appreciate.

ELBERT HUBBARD

There is no such thing as bad bread when you have a good appetite.

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

PSALMS 35:8

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.

EDITH SITWELL

If I had to choose just one pLant for the whole herb garden, I should be content with basil.

ELIZABETH DAVID

For those who Ike that sort of Udn … that is the sort of thing they ike.

MURIEL SPARK

Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.

JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU

Taste cannot be controlled by law.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

There is no accounting for tastes.

LATIN PROVERB

Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Words To Dine By

When your family gathers around the dining table this holiday season, offer them a helping of the wisdom contained in the quotations from our “Cornerstones, Volume IV.” Thoughts about “Ancestry,” “Manners” and “Communication” are sure to enliven the conversation.

Get your copy for only $8.95, including shipping and handling. Phone credit card orders to 1-800-425-0374, or mail your check or money order to “Cornerstones, Vol. IV,” Box 830069, Birmingham, AL 35283-0069.

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