Quoteland.com Home Topics Resources Groups
Education FAQs Site Info Contact Us About the Authors
TOPICS
Bookmark and Share
Consumerism
BooksBooks about Consumerism
Engrave a QuoteClick this icon to engrave the quote on mugs, bookmarks, t-shirts and much more

Rows: 1 - 25 of 43

1 2 | Next 25 >>

Page: 1 of 2

Engrave this Quote Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Henri Frederic Amiel
Engrave this Quote The son will run away from the family not at eighteen but at twelve, emancipated by his gluttonous precocity; he will fly not to seek heroic adventures, not to deliver a beautiful prisoner from a tower, not to immortalize a garret with sublime thoughts, but to found a business, to enrich himself and to compete with his infamous papa.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Charles Baudelaire
Engrave this Quote Large department stores, with their luxuriant abundance of canned goods, foods, and clothing, are like the primary landscape and the geometrical locus of affluence. Streets with overcrowded and glittering store windows...the displays of delicacies, and all the scenes of alimentary and vestimentary festivity, stimulate a magical salivation. Accumulation is more than the sum of its products: the conspicuousness of surplus, the final and magical negation of scarcity...mimic a new-found nature of prodigious fecundity.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Jean Baudrillard
Engrave this Quote The best things in life aren't things.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Art Buchwald
Engrave this Quote Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Thomas Carlyle
Engrave this Quote There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Frank A. Clark
Engrave this Quote A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Harold Coffin
Engrave this Quote It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Robert A. Cook
Engrave this Quote Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Guy Debord
Engrave this Quote Powerful state and business elites seek to determine the basic framework of modern social goals: maximum economic growth generated by maximized corporate profit, fueled by mass production, fueled by mass consumerism.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-David Edwards
Burning all Illusions, pg10, South end Press
Engrave this Quote The goals of corporate consumerism require that we accept its values, that we fail to seek better alternatives, that we reject the possibility of finding better alternatives ('psycho-babble'), that we fail even to see the existence of a problem to be solved, that we therefore live according to an entirely inadequate set of values, that we therefore live in complete confusion, that we therefore suffer profound and devastating psychological, physical and environmental disease; that we suffer and, if necessary, die for profit.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-David Edwards
Burning all Illusions, p216, South end Press
Engrave this Quote Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal. But we have not yet learned to manage our materialism and carnality properly; they are still entangled with the desire for ownership.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-E. M. Forster
Engrave this Quote We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Erich Fromm
Engrave this Quote The individual serves the industrial system not by supplying it with savings and the resulting capital; he serves it by consuming its products.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-John Kenneth Galbraith
The New Industrial State 1967
Engrave this Quote Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Mahatma Gandhi
Engrave this Quote We are the slaves of objects around us, and appear little or important according as these contract or give us room to expand.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Johann von Goethe
Engrave this Quote Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Oliver Goldsmith
Engrave this Quote Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Hesiod
Engrave this Quote Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Doug Horton
Engrave this Quote The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-W. R. [William Ralph] Inge
Engrave this Quote The essence of worldliness is exclusion of God.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Henry Jacobsen
Engrave this Quote When we of the so-called better classes are scared as men were never scared in history at material ugliness and hardship; when we put off marriage until our house can be artistic, and quake at the thought of having a child without a bank-account and doomed to manual labor, it is time for thinking men to protest against so unmanly and irreligious a state of opinion.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-William James
Engrave this Quote Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-John Maynard Keynes
Engrave this Quote An active propaganda machinery controlled bv the world's largest corporations constantly reassures us that consumerism is the path to happiness, governmental restraint of market excess is the cause our distress, and economic globalization is both a historical inevitability and a boon to the human species.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-David Korten
When corporations rule the World
Engrave this Quote The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend
-Herbert Marcuse

Rows: 1 - 25 of 43

1 2 | Next 25 >>

Page: 1 of 2


Copyright © 1997-2001 Quoteland.com, Inc., all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.  

 
Quoteland would like to thank Quotations Book for its extensive contribution to our database
Follow Quoteland on twitter: