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The best things in life aren't things. - Art Buchwald

There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair. - Frank A. Clark

Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit. - Guy Debord

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. - Edward M. Forster

The essence of worldliness is exclusion of God. - Henry Jacobsen

The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment. - Herbert Marcuse

The strongest argument for the un-materialistic character of American life is the fact that we tolerate conditions that are, from a negative point of view, intolerable. What the foreigner finds most objectionable in American life is its lack of basic comfort. No nation with any sense of material well-being would endure the food we eat, the cramped apartments we live in, the noise, the traffic, the crowded subways and buses. American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it. - Mary Mccarthy

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." - Paul McCartney

As there is no worldly gain without some loss so there is no worldly loss without some gain. - Quarius

There must be more to life than having everything. - Maurice Sendak

Junk is something you keep for years and then throw out two weeks before you need it. - Source Unknown

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. - Raoul Vaneigem

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