quote by Issey Miyake

The purpose - where I start - is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it's reuse.

— Issey Miyake

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Painting doesn't freeze time. It circulates and recycles time like a wheel that turns. Those who were first might well be last. Painting is a very slow art. It doesn't travel with the speed of light. That's why dead painters shine so bright.


One popular new plastic surgery technique is called lip grafting, or 'fat recycling,' wherein fat cells are removed from one part of your body that is too large, such as your buttocks, and injected into your lips. People will then be literally kissing ass.

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I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.

Fungi are the grand recyclers of the planet and the vanguard species in habitat restoration.

In nature there is no such thing as waste. In nature nothing is wasted; everything is recycled.


One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff.

It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance.

We are not to throw away those things which can benefit our neighbor.

Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly.

We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.

Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours.


Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

There’s an inherent message in my work relating to recycling and the nature of value, but my artistic inspiration is fired by the qualities within the raw materials… I come across many things which have been abandoned and find something more in them than their intrinsic worthlessness.

In the druidical religion of liberalism, not separating your recyclables is a sin, but abortion is just a medical procedure.

So go ahead, break stuff. Break yourself on the once-hard edges of yourself. And recycle the debris into the foundation of your future.

In my lifetime, I want to see humanity start being conscious of our waste, the things we buy, and how we can reuse and recycle things. I want people to live harmoniously with our planet. I hope everybody wakes up and appreciates life.


Drinking your own blood is the paradigm of recycling.

So I'm going to go on and work on preserving the ozone layer, encouraging everyone to recycle.

We can almost recycle everything now.

If we lived within our means, by being prudent, the 7 billion people in the world could have everything they needed. Global politics should be moving in that direction. But we think as people and countries, not as a species.

Our priorities are most visible in how we use our time.

Someone has said, “Three things never come back—the spent arrow, the spoken word, and the lost opportunity.” We cannot recycle or save the time allotted to us each day. With time, we have only one opportunity for choice, and then it is gone forever.

One of the few things that can't be recycled is wasted time.


If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.

Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona.

I won't deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material.

I’m super annoying, I’m the kind of guy that if there’s no recycling bins around I hoard plastic bottles, put them in my bag and I bring them home. If I can afford it I want to put solar panels in.

Support renewable energy. Recycle. Reuse. Restore. Replenish.

There appears to be a deeply embedded uneasiness in our culture about throwing away junk that can be reused. Perhaps, in part, it is guilt about consumption. Perhaps it also feels unnatural. Mother Nature doesn't throw stuff away. Dead trees, birds, beetles and elephants are pretty quickly recycled by the system.


I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value, unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box.

Starbucks has stores in America in many, many communities that are governed by many, many different municipalities. Starbucks cannot dictate to a municipality in Cincinnati or Kansas City or Sacramento how or why or when there should be a recycling program.

We're just recycled history machines, cavemen in faded blue jeans.

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time

When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling.


Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children, working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas, being passionately involved in conservation, recycling and solar energy.

"Solid wastes" are the discarded leftovers of our advanced consumer society.

This growing mountain of garbage and trash represents not only an attitude of indifference toward valuable natural resources, but also a serious economic and public health problem.

I'm pretty much your average, energy-saving-light-bulbs-recycling citizen.

Are you recycling? Are you!? You just killed a polar bear! YOU!