Quotes by 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    British economist 1842-1924
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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.
  • Bobby Jindal
    Bobby Jindal
    American politician 1971-
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    Finally, we should help developing nations like China and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas, which is driving world prices higher.
  • 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.
  • Barbara Kruger
    Barbara Kruger
    American artist 1945-
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    If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture but global culture.
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman 1949-
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    India is still considered a preferred destination for many multinationals to manufacture cost-competitive high-technology products for domestic consumption as well as for global demand.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?
  • 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.
  • Production and consumption of carbohydrates is so well regulated that there is a constant blood sugar level; any accidental increase or fall in blood sugar is rapidly compensated.
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