Quotes: consumption

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  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    American rock musician 1940-
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    A drug is neither moral nor immoral - it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
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    Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul Vaneigem
    Belgian Situationist Philosopher 1934-
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    Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul Vaneigem
    Belgian Situationist Philosopher 1934-
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    Production and consumption are the nipples of modern society. Thus suckled, humanity grows in strength and beauty; rising standard of living, all modern conveniences, distractions of all kinds, culture for all, the comfort of your dreams.
  • Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Veblen
    Norwegian-American economist and sociologist 1857-1929
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    The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    There is held to be no surer test of civilization than the increase per head of the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Yet alcohol and tobacco are recognizable poisons, so that their consumption has only to be carried far enough to destroy civilization altogether.
  • Guy Debord
    Guy Debord
    French philosopher 1931-
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    Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.
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