You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it, than you do to consume wealth without producing it.
Junk is something you keep for years and then throw out two weeks before you need it.
As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.
I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political 'gotcha.'
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
As the rich consume more and more, they are clearly not going to want to downgrade their own status.
I keep lists of names of people that I have met, a list of things to do day by day as well as a log of how my time is consumed throughout the day. It's a very important part of my personal discipline.
Here in the U.S., culture is not that delicious panacea which we Europeans consume in a sacramental mental space and which has its own special columns in the newspapers
A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.
It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
The individual serves the industrial system not by supplying it with savings and the resulting capital; he serves it by consuming its products.
The people recognize themselves in their commodities;
they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
Somebody said to me, But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.
That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, Now, let's write a swimming pool.
Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.
Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
It's in our best interest to put some of the old rules aside and create new ones and follow the consumer - what the consumer wants and where the consumer wants to go.
There are a lot of eating disorders in our sport, so I try very hard not to get consumed by all that.
Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
One can only guess the amount of magic mushrooms a sane person would have to consume to believe that a frisbee constituted a genuine threat to roughly 3,000 police officers.
It's much easier to consume the visual image than to read something.
When we consume violent games and entertainment we take that energy, training, conditioning and experience within and it becomes a part of our experiential identity.
Happy people produce. Bored people consume.
Things cannot always go your way. Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity and consume your own smoke with an extra draught of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints.
I pray we are still a young and courageous nation, that we have not grown so old and so fat and so prosperous that all we can think about is to sit back with our arms around our money bags. If we choose to do that I have no doubt that the smoldering fires will burst into flame and consume us -- dollars and all.
I always get back to the question, is it really necessary that men should consume so much of their bodily and mental energies in the machinery of civilized life? The world seems to me to do much of its toil for that which is not in any sense bread. Again, does not the latent feeling that much of their striving is to no purpose tend to infuse large quantities of sham into men's work?
How to be green? Many people have asked us this important question.
It's really very simple and requires no expert knowledge or complex skills. Here's the answer. Consume less. Share more. Enjoy life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are the slaves of objects around us, and appear little or important according as these contract or give us room to expand.
Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.