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Consumption Quotes

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Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
- Doug Larson

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Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite
world is an impossibility.
- E. F. Schumacher

Energy consumption matters both to our environment and our economy.
- John Baldacci

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking,
excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity
and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for
osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

 

The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption,
is addiction.
- Christopher Lasch

Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable,
fine for quick consumption, but they have survived
50 years and are still growing.
- Manuel Puig

In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king.
A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption,
fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.
- Raoul Vaneigem

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A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared
to environmental damaging consumption patterns.
- Maurice Strong

The only country where you see any positive movement
within domestic consumption is Brazil,
where you really do have a variety of coffees to make blends with.
- Robert Nelson

Mass consumption, advertising, and mass art are a corporate Frankenstein;
while they reinforce the system,
they also undermine it.
- Ellen Willis

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means
of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
- Thorstein Veblen

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.
- Bobby Jindal

With production alone as the goal, industry in North
America was dominated by the assembly line,
standardization for mass consumption.
- Arthur Erickson

Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
- Alfred Marshall

Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption
is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going
to see what has become banal.
- Guy Debord

That dichotomy between the public consumption of the
work and my intent and practice in making it is an uneasy one for me,
on occasion.
- Jock Sturges

A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up
for the consumption of children and other innocents.
- Richard Reeves

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.
- Barbara Kruger

Americans are making coffee a bigger part of their lives,
expanding attitudes and behaviors that are driving
new levels of consumption.
- Robert Nelson

Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use...
It's time we looked into holding the meat producers
and fast-food outlets legally accountable.
- Neal Barnard

Present annual world energy consumption is about equal
to the annihilation energy of 4 tons of matter.
- Barney Oliver

Even the bands I dig don't have a history of attaining mass consumption.
- Evan Dando

The greatly increased consumption of alcoholic beverages
is very largely a direct result of the increased purchasing
power created by wartime expenditures.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

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.
- George Santayana

In addition to the clean coal provisions,
the energy conference agreement contains provisions
instrumental in helping increase conservation and lowering consumption.
- Jerry Costello

The increased consumption of alcoholic beverages in
Canada since the outbreak of war is one evidence of this.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Daily life is governed by an economic system in which
the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
- Raoul Vaneigem

There are a lot of people who don't contribute anything
to consumption and production.
- Susan George

And almost half of American oil consumption is for motor vehicles.
- Tim Holden

A Big Mac - the communion wafer of consumption.
- John Ralston Saul

Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
- William Shenstone

By the immediate preservation of eggs for home consumption
through the use of water glass or lime water,
larger supplies of fresh eggs may be made available
for marketing later in the season,
when production is less and prices higher.
- David F. Houston

Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and
moderate consumption of their beverage,
and work closely with their communities to prevent
underage drinking and alcohol abuse.
- Sherwood Boehlert

The level of potential physical productivity of a society
depends on both the development of the intellect of its members,
and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption.
- Robert Trout

From another point of view, a new situation now seems
to be arising in which Japan's prosperity is going
to be incorporated into the expanding potential power
of both production and consumption in Asia at large.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation
the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every
10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next
20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
- David R. Brower

I don't see a groundswell of people willing to raise gas taxes right now.
That leaves fuel economy standards as the only effective
tool we have as a nation to make a dent in our dangerous
and ever growing consumption of oil.
- Sherwood Boehlert

All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue
our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take,
by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool
the generators and reactors.
- David R. Brower

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

Let's talk of a system that transforms all the social
organisms into a work of art,
in which the entire process of work is included...
something in which the principle of production and
consumption takes on a form of quality.
It's a Gigantic project.
- Joseph Beuys

I was recently looking at what they can actually do
to reduce consumption of petrol.
It would be quite possible to build automobiles out
of carbon fibre that would be just as strong,
weigh 10 times less and consume 10 times less petrol.
- Susan George

Art is the production of objects for consumption,
to be used and discarded while waiting for a new world
in which man will have succeeded in freeing himself of everything,
even of his own consciousness.
- Eugenio Montale

Probably my mother's life was prolonged beyond that
of a long-lived family by her coming to Australia in middle life;
and if I ever had any tendency to consumption,
the climate must have helped me.
- Catherine Helen Spence

Multinational corporations do control.
They control the politicians.
They control the media.
They control the pattern of consumption,
entertainment, thinking.
They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation
for violent outbursts and racial division.
- Jerry Brown

I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal,
if he really understands the cost of not giving it up.
In fact, we may find that, while we're drastically
cutting our energy consumption,
we're actually raising our standard of living.
- David R. Brower

It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf.
We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise
consumption choices for ourselves and our children.
It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health.
- Michael Crapo

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.
- Adam Smith

My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption;
and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand:
yet blessed be God,
I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary,
at times much delighted with a view of its approach.
- David Brainerd

So we in Congress have a very clear choice.
We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and
fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline.
Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that
will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S.
oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert

Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country
a steady increase in the consumption of spirits,
wine and beer.
It is estimated that in dollar volume,
the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

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.
- Thorstein Veblen

Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what
the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages
in wartime means in increased risk,
and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential,
but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption,
the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.
- Don DeLillo

Global fuel and consumption, however,
is projected to increase by 100 to 150 percent over the next 20 years,
driven largely by the rapidly growing Chinese and Indian economies;
and this growth and this increase in demand will force prices even higher.
- John Shadegg

The Texas Energy Office's Loan Star Program has reduced
building energy consumption and taxpayers' energy costs
through the efficient operation of public buildings,
saving taxpayers more than $172 million through energy efficiency projects.
- Rosa DeLauro

Government experts have estimated that ANWR reserves
would only provide enough oil for six months of U.S.
oil consumption.
In addition, the oil industry itself has estimated
that it would take 10 years to bring this oil to the market.
- Allyson Schwartz

Our oil problems are only going to get worse.
Our trade balance is only going to get worse.
So we have to slow the growth of U.S.
oil consumption, particularly imported oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do
is to put it to a violent death;
I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.
- George Etherege

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb


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