The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.
— W. R. [William Ralph] Inge

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
Aphra Behn consuming quote

The individual serves the industrial system not by supplying it with savings and the resulting capital; he serves it by consuming its products.
— John Kenneth Galbraith

Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
— Raoul Vaneigem

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -- an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
— consuming quotation by Bruce Barton