„There's a category for me. I like to be referred to as a good singer of good songs in good taste.“

Interview, The Hollywood Reporter, 1974

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American jazz singer 1924 - 1990

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„A good song can only do good, and I am proud of the songs I have sung.“

—  Pete Seeger American folk singer 1919 - 2014

Statement to the court prior to his sentencing for contempt of Congress (1961); also quoted on NPR: Weekend Edition (2 July 2005)
Context: A good song can only do good, and I am proud of the songs I have sung. I hope to be able to continue singing these songs for all who want to listen, Republicans, Democrats, and independents.

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„Good taste, tact, and propriety have more in common than men of letters affect to believe. Tact is good taste applied to bearing and conduct, and propriety is good taste applied to conversation.“

—  Nicolas Chamfort French writer 1741 - 1794

Le bon goût, le tact et le bon ton, ont plus de rapport que n'affectent de le croire les Gens de Lettres. Le tact, c'est le bon goût appliqué au main- tien et à la conduite; le bon ton, c'est le bon goût appliqué aux discours et à la conversation.
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„Passion paralyzes good taste.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Source: Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

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„All I did was cash in on the fact that I'm good-looking and I have a good figure and girls like me.“

—  Sid Vicious English bassist and vocalist 1957 - 1979

Reported in Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan, Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution (2005), p. 306.

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„Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.“

—  Kate Moss English model and businesswoman 1974

Time magazine http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1942964,00.html

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„The multiple reinforcing cues of a good song“

—  Daniel Levitin American psychologist 1957

This is Your Brain on Music (2006)
Context: The multiple reinforcing cues of a good song—rhythm, melody, contour—cause music to stick in our heads. That is the reason why many ancient myths, epics, and even the Old Testament were set to music in preparation for being passed down by oral tradition across generations.

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„Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

John Waters photo

„To understand bad taste one must have very good taste.“

—  John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946

Books, Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste (1981)

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„I didn’t try to be a soul singer, a jazz singer, a blues singer – no category…My music is my expression of what I feel and believe in a moment.“

—  Roberta Flack American singer 1937

On her career trajectory in “Roberta Flack: 'My music is my expression of what I feel in a moment'” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jan/21/roberta-flack-interview-music-grammys in The Guardian (2020 Jan 21)

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„I may be preaching to the choir, but the choir needs a good song.“

—  Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954

USA Today (20 June 2004)
2004, Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

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„…taste is free, and all styles are good which amuse.“

—  Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres (1904)

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„Too much good taste can be boring“

—  Diana Vreeland American magazine editor 1903 - 1989

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„That diamond encrusted goat's skull is the height of good taste!“

—  Russell Brand British comedian, actor, and author 1975

Radio 2 Show (2007–2008)

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