Consumers Quotes

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“When life hasn’t got a swing anymore, people may give in to obsessive oniomaniac compulsions, in as much as they are going out of their way to construct a flamboyant life style and change their identity from “don’t-need” to “must-have” consumers, so as to satisfy their gripping buying desire. ("Buying now. Dying later")”
Erik Pevernagie

Dave Matthes
“I see things in windows and I say to myself that I want them. I want them because I want to belong. I want to be liked by more people, I want to be held in higher regard than others. I want to feel valued, so I say to myself to watch certain shows. I watch certain shows on the television so I can participate in dialogues and conversations and debates with people who want the same things I want. I want to dress a certain way so certain groups of people are forced to be attracted to me. I want to do my hair a certain way with certain styling products and particular combs and methods so that I can fit in with the In-Crowd. I want to spend hours upon hours at the gym, stuffing my body with what scientists are calling 'superfoods', so that I can be loved and envied by everyone around me. I want to become an icon on someone's mantle. I want to work meaningless jobs so that I can fill my wallet and parentally-advised bank accounts with monetary potential. I want to believe what's on the news so that I can feel normal along with the rest of forever. I want to listen to the Top Ten on Q102, and roll my windows down so others can hear it and see that I am listening to it, and enjoying it. I want to go to church every Sunday, and pray every other day. I want to believe that what I do is for the promise of a peaceful afterlife. I want rewards for my 'good' deeds. I want acknowledgment and praise. And I want people to know that I put out that fire. I want people to know that I support the war effort. I want people to know that I volunteer to save lives. I want to be seen and heard and pointed at with love. I want to read my name in the history books during a future full of clones exactly like me.

The mirror, I've noticed, is almost always positioned above the sink. Though the sink offers more depth than a mirror, and mirror is only able to reflect, the sink is held in lower regard. Lower still is the toilet, and thought it offers even more depth than the sink, we piss and shit in it. I want these kind of architectural details to be paralleled in my every day life. I want to care more about my reflection, and less about my cleanliness. I want to be seen as someone who lives externally, and never internally, unless I am able to lock the door behind me.

I want these things, because if I didn't, I would be dead in the mirrors of those around me. I would be nothing. I would be an example. Sunken, and easily washed away.”
Dave Matthes

“To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The world economy would collapse if a significant number of people were to realize and then act on the realization that it is possible to enjoy many if not most of the things that they enjoy without first having to own them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Steven Magee
“Computers are one of the products in the USA that appear to be unregulated by the government which leaves consumers unprotected from flawed devices.”
Steven Magee

Michael Pollan
“Our food system depends on consumers’ not knowing much about it beyond the price disclosed by the checkout scanner. Cheapness and ignorance are mutually reinforcing. And it’s a short way from not knowing who’s at the other end of your food chain to not caring- to the carelessness of both consumers and producers.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma

Roger James Hamilton
“Unlearn your knowledge about what WAS working to understand what is working NOW”
Roger James Hamilton

Derek Thompson
“Some consumers buy products not because they are ‘better” in any way, but simply because they are popular. What they’re buying is not just a product, but also a piece of popularity itself.”
Derek Thompson, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

Janusz Korwin-Mikke
“We are not for making shoes, so the shoemakers can have jobs, but so we can wear the shoes.”
Janusz Korwin-Mikke

Lailah Gifty Akita
“One good product is better than many fake goods.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“To an extent, we get the big businesses we deserve. No conversation about the role of business in society is complete without considering the role of the public. Ultimately it is the public – as consumers, as citizens – who create the environment in which business operates.”
Jon Miller

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I wish to be a product not a consumer.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Those who love quality buy quality products.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Consumers are what’s going to change the world, not necessarily industries or governments,”
Horace Luke

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For their never-ending endeavours to obtain or retain wealth, countries desperately need companies, because they—unlike most human beings—have the means of production, and human beings, because they—unlike all companies—have the means of reproduction.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Gordon Torr
“We are publishers of content and consumers of content at the same time. (D. Abbot, J.Hegarty)”
Gordon Torr, Managing Creative People: Lessons in Leadership for the Ideas Economy

Richie Norton
“Creators always have an advantage because they make the stuff we consume.”
Richie Norton

“.....'Gluten Free Water' & 'GMO Modified Water'
.....I guess all labels tell consumers the truth?.....”
Anthony T. Hincks

Diane Helbig
“With the explosion of the internet has come numerous avenues for small business owners to share their expertise and position themselves as experts. And expertise is what consumers are looking for.”
Diane Helbig, Thriving in the New Economy

Etgar Keret
“I mean, there aren't many inventions that actually succeed in meeting some human need. Ninety-nine percent of them are just some ugly combo of pushy marketing and spineless consumers.”
Etgar Keret, The Nimrod Flipout

Abhijit Naskar
“Consumption is not bad, but when done at excessive proportions it turns out to be not just bad, but downright deadly for the self as well as the society, as the society itself is a collective functional expression of many selves.”
Abhijit Naskar, Conscience over Nonsense