Susan Sontag on taste

Notes On "Camp," published 1964
Notes On “Camp,” published 1964

“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.”

From the essay “Notes on Camp,” available in Against Interpretation: And Other Essays

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