Consumerism Quotes

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Consumerism Quotes and Sayings
Consumerism Quotes and Sayings

The faster you go, the idler you get.
Ferreira Gullar

We believe we are the consumers, but we are the consumed.
Bryant McGill

Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn't see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love.

Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will.
At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Novelty is a new kind of loneliness.
Wendell Berry

Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now?
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Nothing short of the end of the world would get our eco-conscious techies to toss their latest gadgets onto the street.
Susan Ee, Angelfall

Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence - those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you'd collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.
Aldous Huxley

Commerce is the new green. Spend your money where your beliefs are.
S. Kelley Harrell

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
Noam Chomsky

Live from abundance; Utilize with economy; Share in advance.
Geoffrey M. Gluckman

We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra...
Chuck Palahniuk

The price of apparent happiness and enjoyment is the neglect of the spontaneous active energies of the acting members.
Wilhelm von Humboldt

If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough.
Vicki Robin

Escape is a consumer goods like another
Iain Banks

The decadent artist markets other people's pain
Jennifer Birkett

To live fully, we must learn to use things and love people, and not love things and use people.
John Powell

A shopping cart flipped upside down forms a cage that I use to protect myself from consumerism.
Jarod Kintz

I’m not a consumer, because consumers are consumed with shopping. No, I prefer shoplifting.
Jarod Kintz

you can't rage against the machine through rebllious consumption.
David McRaney

A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest, to make money they don't want, to buy things they don't need, to impress people they don't like.
Emile Gauvreau

The problem with Marxism is the proletariat isn’t going to rise up against capitalism and consumerism. The only time they’ll rise up is during a commercial break to either go to the bathroom or grab more beer.
Jarod Kintz

If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.

The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.
Confucius, (Analects 4.16)

The assumption that you everyone else is like you. That you are the world. The disease of consumer capitalism. The complacent solipsism.
David Foster Wallace

Hanging onto a bad buy will not redeem the purchase.
Terence Conran

This is the postmodern desert inhabited by people who are, in effect, consuming themselves in the form of images and abstractions through which their desires, sense of identity, and memories are replicated and then sold back to them as products
Larry McCaffrey

Perhaps if we could popularise through the techniques of branding and consumerism, a different idea, a different narrative, perhaps the world can change. After all it changes constantly and incessantly, it's just the perceptions that we have are governed by people with self-interest and are not inalignment with the health and safety of us as individuals or as a planet.
Russell Brand

Just because there are lots of them doesn't mean that it isn't a privilege to live in a time when you can buy them for 99¢.
Lionel Shriver

A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
John Kenneth

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