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Jane Kramer

  • ... the French have taste the way other people have gods or despots. The fact of an authorized, official good taste reassures them. They would be anxious without it, because their articles of tastes are like articles of faith — not meant for improvisation but firm and aggressive, like good haircuts or well-cut suits or the right flowers on the table.

    • Jane Kramer,
    • "Prisoners of Taste" (1989), in Steven Barclay, ed., A Place in the World Called Paris ()

Jane Kramer, U.S. journalist, European correspondent