After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.
- Pam Shaw
The customer expects service to be characterized by fast and efficient computer based systems.
- Steve Cuthbert
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
- Richard Wagner
Who covets more, is evermore a slave.
- Robert Herrick
A worker’s paradise is a consumer’s hell.
- Esther Dyson
There must be more to life than having everything!
- Maurice Sendak
The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.
- Ben Nicholson
The god of the world’s leading religion.
- Ambrose Bierce
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.
- Kin Hubbard
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin
Contentment is natural wealth; luxury, artificial poverty.
Whither thou goest, America, in thy shiny car in the night?
- Jack Kerouac
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
- Edward Abbey
Batter strikeouts continue to go up like the Consumer Price Index.
- Leonard Robert Davids
We belabour, I think, under a very heavy crust of consumerism really.
- Emma Thompson
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
Be glad that you’re greedy; the national economy would collapse if you weren’t.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Ambient Devices develops a new generation of consumer electronic products.
- David Rose
And the consumer doesn’t care. They don’t watch networks, they watch TV shows.
- Dick Wolf
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
- Vernon Howard
One of the weaknesses of our age is inability to distinguish needs from greeds.
- Don Robinson
The surplus of society overrides all our traditions and shapes all our philosophies.
- Walter Weyl
The public are swine; advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
- George Orwell
To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
- E. B. White
Not what you possess but what you do with what you have, determines your true worth.
- Thomas Carlyle
Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them.
- Michael Schudson
Pop culture is not about depth. It’s about marketing, supply and demand, consumerism.
- Trevor Dunn
My first rule of consumerism is never to buy anything you can’t make your children carry.
- Bill Bryson
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.
- Samuel Johnson
Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.
- Herbert Hoover
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self serving wealth.
- Franklin Delano
Before long it will be the animals who do the dieting so that the ultimate consumer does not have to.
- Mimi Sheraton
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.
The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life.
- Christopher Lasch
It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.
- Christopher Lasch
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
- George Bernard Shaw
There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
- G.K. Chesterton
I like to go to Marshall Field’s in Chicago just to see how many things there are in the world that I do not want.
- Mother Mary
Nobody who gets enough food and clothing in a world where most are hungry and cold has any business to talk about ‘misery.’
- C.S. Lewis