Keeping Up With The Joneses Quotes

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“The world is a show and the show is a performance of the wealthy, the beautiful and the fortunate. The invulnerable, the matchless and the exclusive live a life like dazzling fish in a scintillating seascape behind glass. Everybody may admire them, but nobody can touch them. ( “Keeping up with the Joneses” )”
Erik Pevernagie

“Many buy gadgets they don’t really need, with money they don’t have, for people they don’t actually care for, while infringing their corporeal and financial capacities, in order to pay doctors and psychiatrists.( "Keeping up with the Joneses")”
Erik Pevernagie

Tracey Berkowitz
“My handbag turned into a diaper bag for the chronically ill.”
Tracey Berkowitz, Not My Buddy

George Saunders
“Oh, mansion shmansion. Did Gandhi's house have the largest outdoor trampoline in the tristate area? Did Jesus have a two-acre remote-controlled car track, with mountains to scale and a little village that lit up at night?
Not in his Bible.”
George Saunders, Tenth of December

Tahir Shah
“We may yearn for rustic detail and old-world charm, but those who have it set their minds on vinyl wallpaper, fitted carpets and all mod cons.”
Tahir Shah, The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca

Leo Tolstoy
“But these were essentially the accoutrements that appeal to all people who are not actually rich but who want to look rich, though all they manage to do is look like each other: damasks, ebony, plants, rugs and bronzes, anything dark and gleaming-everything that all people of a certain class affect so as to be like all other people of a certain class. And his arrangements looked so much like everyone else's that they were unremarkable, though he saw them as something truly distinctive.”
Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych

“There is truly nothing better than a simple lifestyle. Trying to keep up with the crowd is guaranteed to complicate your life. Please stop wasting all your money, time, and energy trying to get attention from people who don't even know who they really are. Your positive inner-self desperately needs your attention.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“Clothes only make an impression. They don't make a person.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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