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Quotes About Materialistic

“The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.”

– Malcolm Muggeridge

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.”

Chuck Palahniuk

“‘Material’ is meant to be a fun, lighthearted song about the tiny bit of materialism that’s in all of us. The message is meant to translate the notion that you don’t need luxury items to feel special; you already are special.”

– Yuna

“Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.”

– Oliver Goldsmith

“The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.”

– Louis C.K.

“Materialism is decadent and degenerates only if the spirit of the nation has withered and if individual people are so unimaginative that they wallow in it.”

– Brooks Atkinson

“A lot of people get so hung up on what they can’t have that they don’t think for a second about whether they really want it.”

– Lionel Shriver

“We know that material things don’t offer contentment, but we still buy more of the props and gadgets our culture tells us we must have in order to be happy and “happening.” Our addiction to consumption distracts us from seeing that we are disconnected from ourselves, from our truth, and from one another. Any euphoria we gain from our material gains is fleeting at best.”

– Susan L. Taylor

Random Materialistic Quotes

“It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”

– Bertrand Russell

“These days, in our materialistic culture, many people are led to believe that money is the ultimate source of happiness. Consequently, when they don’t have enough of it they feel let down. Therefore, it is important to let people know that they have the source of contentment and happiness within themselves and that it is related to nurturing our natural inner values.”

– Dalai Lama

“Materialism is the philosophy of the subject who forgets to take account of himself.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

“We are shallow because we have become enslaved by gross materialism, the glitter of gold and its equivalents, for which reason we think that only the material goods of this earth can satisfy us and we must therefore grab as much as can while we are able.”

– F. Sionil Jose

“Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“Do not think you need necessarily have as fine swords and clothing as your neighbor. As long as they are not disreputable, they will do. And if you borrow and lose your independence, you will be despised.”

– Hojo Soun

“An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth – in short, materialism – does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.”

– E. F. Schumacher

“People are realizing that what seemed important to them in their lives-materialism and consumerism-doesn’t work at all to make a happy heart. It actually makes an unhappy heart. And an unhappy world.”

– Sylvia Boorstein

Materialism Quotes By Philosophers

“Cars and cameras are the two things I let myself be materialistic about. I don’t care about other stuff.”

– Louis C. K.

“There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything – millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace.”

– Richard Pryor

“I’m not very materialistic – I don’t have a whole lot of stuff. But I do always like a pair of really weird socks.”

– Taylor Kinney

“I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.”

– Victoria Beckham

“When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.”

– Bashar al-Assad

“Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power.”

– Joan Didion

“I’m not a materialistic person, to be honest. I’m all about the energy, man. I never had anything growing up, so I don’t know what it means to lose anything.”

– Raftaar

“It is a materialistic world full of mean people and not a place for people like me who value emotions.”

– Rakhi Sawant

“But as an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I’m one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they’re ultimately not important.”

– Tom Ford

Money Materialistic Quotes

“We’re not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses.”

– Terence Fisher

“I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing.”

– Sheryl Crow

“Further, for once, I like the idea that people who think I’m a constant voice for the furthering of the imagination have to see that interest in a more materialistic fashion.”

– Peter Sotos

“I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy.”

– Goldie Hawn

“True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere – a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world.”

– Maurice Saatchi

“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.”

– Peace Pilgrim

“Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.”

– Malcolm Muggeridge

“Our socialism does not include extreme materialistic concepts, since Indonesia is primarily a God-fearing, God-loving nation. Our socialism is a mixture. We draw political equality from the American Declaration of Independence. We draw spiritual equality from Islam and Christianity. We draw scientific equality from Marx.”

– Sukarno

Quotes On Materialism And Happiness

“Miami is nothing like me, and that’s why I need to be here – it’s the opposite. I’m practical, where this place is moody, I’m stolid in my interior, where this place has a certain flair, and I’m materialistic in a sense that this place is fundamentally spiritual – there’s a quicksilver quality about this place.”

– Iggy Pop

“The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication.”

– Patti Smith

“In these days of our new materialistic Irish state, poetry will have a harder, less picturesque task. But the loss of Yeats and all that boundless activity, in a country where the mind is feared and avoided, leaves a silence which it is painful to contemplate.”

– Austin Clarke

“If I’m a lush at anything, it’s food and drink. I’m not materialistic in any way, but I value food.”

– Hugh Jackman

“The standard entertainment industry reaction to Hollywood’s box office slump reveals the same shallow, materialistic mindset that helped create the problem in the first place.”

– Michael Medved

“Talking about a materialistic thing, I get about 13 times more royalties from Europe than I do from America.”

– Elliott Carter

“The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the data describing the events occurring at the time of death.”

– Stanislav Grof

“Linux has definitely made a lot of sense even in a purely materialistic sense.”

– Linus Torvalds

“I’m not a materialistic person.”

– Marat Safin

“Fashion isn’t me, even though I work in it. It’s just materialistic stuff.”

– Agyness Deyn

Short Materialistic Quotes

“I’m just disillusioned with the hip-hop sound right now. It’s too materialistic. You know, I’m the kind of guy … I can’t do that. If you track my movement, you’ll never see a picture of me with any girl that wasn’t mine, or my own car. My jewelry, my clothes. What kind of gangsta rapper has a stylist? A stylist?!”

– Ice T

“I would say I don’t like people who are really into themselves or are very materialistic. Just always talking themselves up. Not being real is the pet peeve. Be true to yourself.”

– Austin Stowell

“For the naysayers that claimed ‘American Family’ revealed us to be vacant, unloving, uncaring morons of the materialistic ’70s, this image will be proven wrong when Mom and Dad remarry… Make no mistake. This is not to emphasize the sadness of my demise but rather emphasize the love of my family and friends.”

– Lance Loud

“I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It’s more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have.”

– Lloyd Banks

“Real success is not, like, materialistic. It’s being where you want to be when you want to be; just living your life how you feel; having an ultimate goal and being able to accomplish it.”

– Lindsey Wixson

“I know I’ve been lucky, but I’m not very materialistic – I don’t believe in collecting many unnecessary things and I’m not into girlie shopping.”

– Katie Melua

“All man’s failures are either because of the religious denial of man’s biological needs or the materialistic denial of man’s spiritual desires.”

– Alija Izetbegovic

Interesting Materialism And Happiness

“I’m not against people buying clothes; I think clothes are wonderful, and I’m very materialistic myself – but there’s a way of finding a compromise. I just think we can buy less and pay more, to make sure people aren’t being exploited.”

– Lily Cole

“I don’t want to be too strict, because I think kids can get rebellious, but I want to raise my daughter to be passionate about doing good things and pursuing real things and hobbies instead of frivolous materialistic stuff.”

– Holly Madison

“You know when you eat too many sweets and get diabetes? Paparazzi are the diabetes of materialistic culture.”

– Shirley MacLaine

“Man is the result of a purposeless and materialistic process that did not have him in mind. He was not planned.”

– George Gaylord Simpson

“Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity.”

– Stanislav Grof

“To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn’t raise me to just go out and buy this or that car. The only reason I wanted to make money as an actor was because I’m passionate about food!”

– Hugh Jackman

“I’m not that materialistic. I like nice clothes and that, but I don’t spend lots of money on stuff. I’m not really into TV, I don’t have an iPod, I’ve got a gramophone.”

– Paloma Faith

“I don’t think I am that materialistic, actually. Obviously at home in the country the art collection is important, but we have one big room in the middle of the house where we do everything – the television, the kitchen, everything.”

– Andrew Lloyd Webber

Some More Quotes About Materialistic

“I had a fairly enlightened dad, though if you looked at his resume, it might not seem that way. He was a chartered accountant for Price Waterhouse. He was strict, and we had a very ordered life. To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn’t raise me to just go out and buy this or that car.”

– Hugh Jackman

“In essence, the Thai people are not materialistic at all. They’re not in the least driven by the kind of ambition that drives us. The more I got to know them, and the more time I spent with them, the more I understood that this was a totally legitimate attitude to life, and why not?”

– John Burdett

“There’s a destiny for everybody. The world is set up – as foreign as that can be to some people who are very materialistic – but there is a force in this world, once we step into it, that opens doors for us, that gives us a sense of purpose and the greatest life there is, in my view.”

– James Redfield

“American culture is probably the least Christian culture that we’ve ever had because it is so materialistic and it’s so full of lies. The whole advertising world is just, it’s just intertwined with lies, appealing to the worst of the instincts we have.”

– Eugene H. Peterson

“As human beings, we’re very materialistic and have all this stuff – furs and cars and diamonds and money.”

– Smokey Robinson

“There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man’s duties in order to be equal in rights.”

– Muammar al-Gaddafi

“That materialistic life, that’s not my god.”

– Bernard Hopkins

Materialistic Quotes In The Great Gatsby

“The adornment of the body is a human need. I don’t see anything superficial about it unless your life becomes very materialistic.”

– David LaChapelle

“The materialistic point of view in psychology can claim, at best, only the value of an heuristic hypothesis.”

– Wilhelm Wundt

“The so-called ‘materialistic conception of history,’ with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the ‘Communist Manifesto,’ still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes.”

– Max Weber

“One of the experts bought his first piece at the age of four, so they did start very young, most of them. They did it out of genuine interest but today’s kids are much more materialistic and there’s a danger, I suppose, that they might just be out to make dosh.”

– Michael Aspel

“According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate, such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes.”

– Stanislav Grof

“When an American heiress wants to buy a man, she at once crosses the Atlantic. The only really materialistic people I have ever met have been Europeans.”

– Mary McCarthy

“My heart is in helping people and in the less materialistic side of things, but there’s the side of me that’s more polished.”

– Evangeline Lilly

“I’m a Taurean, so I’m very passionate and determined and materialistic. Down the years, I’ve spent a lot of money and saved a bit of money and had a lot of fun.”

– Martine McCutcheon

“The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?'”

– Billy Graham

“The prospect of being immortal doesn’t excite me, but the prospect of being a materialistic idol for four years does appeal.”

– Marc Bolan

One Liner Materialistic Quotes

“On the mathematical side, you could in principle build a society in which people were fulfilling their needs and flourishing as human beings in a higher way than in a consumer society, provided you had the right investments in the opportunity to flourish in less materialistic ways.”

– Tim Jackson

“Materialism and all its miseries can never be conquered by materialism.”

– Swami Vivekananda

“Materialism is an identity crisis.”

– Bryant H. McGill

“If you can’t be happy with a coffee, you won’t be happy with a yacht.”

– Naval Ravikant

“Using money you haven’t earned to buy things you don’t need to impress people you don’t like.”

– Robert Quillen

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

– John Lennon

“For greed, the entire world is too little.”

– Seneca

“Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.”

– Chuck Palahniuk

“One day you will realize that material things mean nothing. All that matters is the well-being of the people in your life.”

– TheGodLight

“Your ego wants material but your soul needs spiritual.”

– Maxime Lagacé

“Buying things gives us a false sense of control. True power is realizing you don’t need much.”

– Maxime Lagacé

“It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”

– Bertrand Russell

“What matters much more is internal happiness and peace than any external material attachments.”

– Naval Ravikant

“Happiness does not come from consumption of things.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

“Almost nothing material is needed for a happy life, for he who has understood existence.”

– Marcus Aurelius

“Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.”

– Henri Frederic Amiel

“Wisdom is knowing eternal satisfaction is impossible.”

– Maxime Lagacé

Motivational Materialistic Quotes

“Those who lose themselves in their desire for possession lose their innate nature.”

– Zhuangzi

“Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“Consumption is an unquenchable thirst.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“The material possessions aren’t the problem; our attachment is the problem.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“Possessions are usually diminished by possession.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“In a civilization frankly materialistic and based upon property, not soul, it is inevitable that property shall be exalted over soul, that crimes against property shall be considered far more serious than crimes against the person.”

– Jack London

“Prosperity is ever providing itself with anxieties.”

– Publius Syrus

“Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.”

– John Ruskin

“To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible.”

– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Materialistic values cannot give us peace of mind. So we really need to focus on our inner values, our true humanity. Only this way can we have peace of mind—and more peace in our world.”

– 14th Dalai Lama

“Our clutter isn’t relegated only to material things. We clutter our lives with destructive relationships, careers, obligations, rituals, busyness, minutiae.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“Twenty-two different studies have, in the years since, found that the more materialistic and extrinsically motivated you become, the more depressed you will be.”

– Johann Hari

“Houses are full of things that gather dust.”

– Jack Kerouac

“The best way to organize your stuff is to get rid of most of it.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

If you are not content today, there is nothing you can buy this weekend to change that.”

– Joshua Becker

“We’re all to driven by materialism. Obsessed with success. With money. With trying to impress people who’ll never be impressed.”

– Sophie Kinsella

Inspirational Quotes On Materialism And Happiness

“The stuff you buy simply clutter your house and your calendar.”

– Maxime Lagacé

“We have too much. Too much stuff. Too much stress. Too many obligations. Yet we don’t have enough. Not enough time. Not enough money. Not enough energy.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“Our material possessions are a physical manifestation of our internal lives. Take a look around: angst, distress, restlessness — all visible right there in our homes.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“Spending money to show people how much money you have is the fastest way to have less money.”

– Morgan Housel

“A great property is a great bondage for the owner.” –

Publius Syrus

“Fools chase. The wise relax.”

– Maxime Lagacé

“No one is impressed with your possessions as much as you are.”

– Morgan Housel

“Material progress doesn’t make us happier. If it did, the ancients must have been a miserable bunch. Instead we compete for status, an older, zero-sum game. We don’t want things, we want to be things. A rational person recounts their blessings and rejects society’s games.”

– Naval Ravikant

“People fill their homes with excess things and travel to be free of them.”

– The Stoic Emperor

“Much of the stuff you think you need is simple social conditioning. Wake up.”

– Thibaut

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.”

– Chuck Palahniuk

“The real luxuries of life is time and freedom, not cars, clothes or homes.”

– Unknown

“Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.”

– Thomas Aquinas

“The modern consumerist system is designed to take your money and time away from you.”

– Anthony Ongaro

Some Money Materialistic Quotes

“A lot of people get so hung up on what they can’t have that they don’t think for a second about whether they really want it.”

– Lionel Shriver

“Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.”

– Regina Brett

“Being rich is having time. The less stuff you own the more time you have for what truly matters.”

– Maxime Lagacé

“Houses are full of things that gather dust.”

– Jack Kerouac

“Lack of contentment sows the seed of envy and aggressive competitiveness and leads to a culture of excessive materialism.”

– 14th Dalai Lama

“The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.”

– Wassily Kandinsky

“People guard their material possessions with vigilance, and scatter their time in the wind.”

– James Pierce

“They disturb the peace. They make us feel inadequate. They encourage overconsumption. They indoctrinate kids. They promote outrage. They sway elections. They fuel fake news. They lack sincerity. They persuade people to go into debt to buy things they don’t need.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“There is no more expensive thing than a free gift.”

– Michel de Montaigne

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”

– John Muir

“There is no such thing as material covetousness. All covetousness is spiritual. .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.”

– Mark Twain

“Consume ideas, rather than physical possessions.”

– Anthony Pompliano

“There must be more to life than having everything.”

– Maurice Sendak

Random Quotes On Materialistic

“A culture as manically and massively materialistic as ours creates materialistic behavior in its people, especially in those people who’ve been subjected to nothing but the destruction of imagination that this culture calls education, the destruction of autonomy it calls work, and the destruction of activity it calls entertainment.”

– James Hillman

“As you get wiser, you realize materialism only enrich the rich and impoverish your soul.”

– Maxime Lagacé

“If your material possessions don’t serve a purpose or bring you joy, then they are likely in the way of a more meaningful life.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“The roots of addiction can be seen in our search for happiness in something outside of our self, be it drugs, relationships, material possessions.”

– Lee L Jampolsky

“Before you consume anything, ask yourself, ‘Is this useful?’”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.”

– Philip Wylie

“People spend more time taking care of their possessions than they do their body.”

– James Pierce

“I’m one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they’re ultimately not important.”

– Tom Ford

“Once you need less, you’ll have more.”

– Unknown

“What if the answer isn’t to do more? What if the answer is to want less?”

– Mark Manson

“Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality.”

– Swami Vivekananda

“We cannot buy a meaningful life. We can only live it.” –

Joshua Fields Millburn

“I use to work to get shiny things. Now, I work to have an empty calendar.”

– Aaron Aalto

“Stop wasting your money on dumb shit that you don’t need.”

– Anthony Pompliano

Materialism Quotes And Happiness

“Seek not the good in external things; seek it in yourselves.”

– Epictetus

“Discard everything that does not contribute to your best life.”

– Joshua Becker

“Normalize not caring about your status. Life is not a competition.”

– Maxime Lagacé

“Who has the greatest possessions? He who wants least.”

– Publius Syrus

“Too many of us waste our lives maintaining possessions rather than pursuing mission and passion. Choose mission over maintenance.”

– Joshua Becker

“You will be happy with stuff only if you can be happy without stuff.”

– Thibaut

“To be happy, we needn’t add anything to our lives — we must only subtract.”

– Joshua Fields Millbur

“More freedom is more empowering than more stuff.”

– Joshua Fields Millburn

“The more things you have, the more weight you carry.”

– Thibaut

“Life is not about getting more. Life is about becoming more.”

– Reham Khan

“Own less, love more.”

– Joshua Becker

“Inner poverty makes us seek, accept and cling to formulations, hopes, dogmas, beliefs and possessions.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Instead of figuring out how to make ends meet, work on having fewer ends.”

– Courtney Carver

“The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.”

– Reinhold Messner

“The less stuff you have, the less clutter you have, the less stressed you are.”

– Maxime Lagacé

“People who live below their expectations, enjoy a freedom people who are busy upgrading their lifestyles can’t afford.”

– Naval Ravikant

“Stop collecting things and start pursuing meaning.”

– Carlos Del Valle

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