09 July 2009

To Patronise the Faculty of Taste

"To patronise the faculty of taste is to patronise oneself. For taste governs every free - as opposed to rote - human response. Nothing is more decisive. There is taste in people, visual taste, taste in emotion - and there is taste in acts, taste in morality. Intelligence, as well, is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas."
- Susan Sontag (1933-2004)

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